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APP World Tour Maui and Japan shows to air today on CBS Sports

August 7th, 2017

APP World Tour Maui and Japan shows to air today on CBS Sports from 11pm EST / 8pm PST / 5pm HST, Monday August 7th

Catch up on all the action from the Maui and Japan stops of the 2017 APP World Tour on CBS Sports this evening from 11pm EST / 8pm PST / 5pm HST for a full hour of Stand Up Paddle entertainment. These two shows are part of an 8 part series on CBS Sports running through the 2017 season of the APP World Tour and documenting the World’s best on the global stage.

Stay tuned for news on the 2017 APP World Tour at and on facebook and instagram @appworldtour

TA-HOE NALU Paddle Festival

August 7th, 2017


Enjoy the Aloha Spirit at the
TA-HOE NALU Paddle Festival!!!

The first ever Stand Up Paddleboard Race now in it’s 11th year!
At King’s Beach State Park Beach, Kings Beach, CA.
SUP – Prone -Outrigger competitions for all ages and skill levels.
Free Demo and clinics for beginners and advance paddlers.
August 12 – 13, 2017
- Live Music on the Beach – Raffles & Prizes.
- Great Ta-hoe Nalu Race Schedule.
- Local Vendors and Manufacture Exhibits.

Enter and earn a chance to win a GO PRO 5!!!

Click here to Register-Tahoe Nalu


  • First Stroke a non-competitive fun guided paddle tour – no experience needed. Beginners and non-competitive paddlers welcome. Boards and paddles will be supplied for those needing them. Those signing up will also get a free entry in the 2-mile race on Sunday.
  • Ta-Hoe Nalu Sprint Elimination Challenge
  • Free Starboard’s SUP Polo. (inflatable SUP Polo on water arena all day)
  • Live Music & Raffles each day at the Kona Beer Garden

Friday August 11 
  • 10 am to 5 pm Sponsor / Exhibitor set up at King’s Beach
  • 1 pm to 4 pm Event Registration at King’s Beach
    You can register on your own smart devices any time before the race by registering here, then go straight to check in before the race.
  • 5 pm to 8 pm Sponsor / Exhibitor / Staff social Hosted by Jay and Anik Wild at Waterman Landing Carnelian Bay, CA. Refreshments and Hors devours will be served.
Saturday, August 12
  • 7 am to 8:30 am Registration for 5 mile Race
  • 8 am Opening Ceremony Dancers of Halau Hula ‘O Leilani will provide traditional dances of Polynesia to open the
  • 5 Mile Open Race (OC – Surfski – Prone – SUP divisions)
  • 9:00 am Start of 5 mile Race
  • 9:00 am start OC-6
  • 9:05 am start OC-1<> OC-2 <> Surf Ski
  • 9:10 am start Prone
  • 9:15 am start SUP
  • 9:20 am start of First Stroke Paddle Tour
  • All day Demos and Clinics (Must sign up for Demos at the information booth).
  • All day free Starboard Water SUP Polo arena
  • Exhibitor / Vender village open from 8 am to 4 pm daily. Highlighted local retail village open from 8am to 4 pm daily.
  • ZINKA Face Painting Contest:
  • 10:00 am at ZINKA Booth
  • ZINKA’s Big Brother Big Sister SAND CASTLE CONTEST
  • 11:30 am Start of Zinka’s Big Brother / Big Sister’s Sand Castle building Contest
  • JAY WILD’s WATERMAN CHALLENGE (Adult and Grom Divisions)
  • 1:00 pm Start of the Waterman’s Challenge
  • Awards after race

Sunday, August 13 
  • 7 am Registration for the 10 mile Distance Race (OC6, OC1, SUP, Prone ) and 2mile Fun Race
  • Exhibitor & local retail village open from 8 am to 4 pm daily
  • 8:30 am Start of the 10 Mile Open Race
  • 8:30 am start OC6
  • 8:35 am start OC1, OC2, Surf Ski
  • 8:40 am start Prone
  • 8:45 am start SUP
  • 8:50 am start of 2-mile race
  • GROM RACE (12 & under)
  • 11:30 am Start of Grom Race (ages 12 and under)
  • Awards and Raffle at finish of Race
  • All day free SUP demos (Must sign up for Demos at information booth)
  • Exhibitor / Vender village open from 8 am to 4 pm daily Highlighted local retail village open from 8 am to 4 pm daily
  • All day free Starboard Water SUP Polo arena
  • SPRINT ELIMINATION CHALLENGE  (Top Male & Female 1st,2nd,3rd place)
  • 1 pm Start of TaHoeNalu Sprint Elimination Challenge
  • Awards at finish of Race
  • 4 pm  Closing ceremony
  • Exhibitor breakdown immediately after the event.
Award breakdown for each race: (1st-2nd & 3rd place medals)
T-shirts for 10 & 5 mile, Grom Race and 1st Stroke Paddle Tour.
10 Mile & 5 Mile:
  • Each SUP / Prone category by Age – Gender.
  • OC- 6 team – OC-1 – OC-2 – Surf Ski – Tandem
2-hour Non-Competitive Paddle Tour ( All ages and skill levels):
  • Top men & women adult
  • Top Groms 12 & under. Male & Female
Jay Wild’s Waterman’s Challenge:
  • Top adult men & women
  • Top Grom male & female 12 & under
Grom Race:
  • Top male & female 8 and Under – SUP & Prone
  • Top male & female 9 to 12 – SUP & Prone
  • Participation medal for all Grom racers
TaHoeNalu Sprint Elimination Challenge:
  • Top Adult men & women
  • Top Grom male & female 12 and under
Age Medal Categories: Male – Female – 5, 10 mile and Grom Races only
  • Grom 8 & under
  • Grom 9 – 12
  • Junior 13 – 17
  • 18 – 29
  • 30 – 49
  • 50 – 59
  • 60 – 69
  • 70+
  • Teams (No age categories) Include OC6 -2′s & Tandem


 Title Sponsor

Presented by
Tahoe Nalu contact:
Ernie Brassard

Tahoe Nalu
P.O. Box 1131
Carnelian Bay, CA 96140.

Orange Bowl Paddle Championship June 3rd 2017

February 9th, 2017

The 2017 Windhaven Insurance Orange Bowl
Paddle Championship is back on June 3rd!
Registration will open soon – to learn more visit:

Salt Life Mongoose Cup Coming to Dana Point Saturday April 8th

February 3rd, 2017
The fabulous & fantastic
Salt Life Mongoose Cup
presented by the Sport of Kings Foundation
Saturday April 8, 2017
Baby Beach, Dana Point Harbor

Please join Mickey Munoz and friends for a special fundraiser and great day of paddling fun!

Sponsor plug.

Events of the 2017 Mongoose Cup   

Dana Point Harbor One Mile Time Trail

  Open to all SUP categories (12’6″, 14′ & UL) & Prone Paddleboard (12′ & 14′)
Kid’s SUP Races (12’6″ & under): boys & girls age groups, (8 & under), (9 to 11), (12 to 14) and Juniors (15 to 17).
*Dana Cove Paddleboard Sprints (12′ stock): Open, Jr. (18 & under), Senior (35 & 49), Master (50-59), Senior Master (60+).
Sport of Kings Races (12’6″ & under): Open, Jr. (18 & under) and Senior (40 & over).
*Luck of the Draw Relays: All Mongoose Cup entrants can enter the mixed relays.
Adaptive Paddling: special equipment & instruction available to disabled paddlers (must be self supported).

YOGA On the Water: Come participate in one of the fastest growing SUP sports.  Instruction available from 10am to 3pm

*Mongoose Cup Waterman Expo: Come check out all the cool

gear that Mickey’s friends have… including board demos and latest waterman technology

*Paddle & racing Skills Clinics: Learn essential skills from the top racing PROS.

Easy online registration @:
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I spy one of the year’s great events.

Aloha welcomed here.
Fast times at the Sport of King’s Race.

Good times for a great cause with Mickey.

Sport of Kings

“The Sport of Kings Foundation was established to provide assistance to the lives of people in the Surfboard Manufacturing
industry within California by continuously evolving to meet their health and human services needs”. The Sport of Kings Foundation is a non-profit 501c(3) organization.

Mongoose event site


Mongoose Cup
Essential links:

Event & Expo Registration

  Dana Point Harbor Safety Map:

About Mickey Munoz

Mickey Munoz, born in New York City in 1937, is an early pioneer of surfing and well-known surfboard shaper.  Once described as the “surfer’s surfer”, Mickey has been riding waves since the 1950s and has been featured in many popular surfing films and documentaries.   Winning the first professional surf contest and pioneering big wave surfing at Waimea Bay are a few of Mickey’s surfing accomplishments.  Munoz was the stunt double for Sandra Dee in the 1959 teen film Gidget and he developed an iconic surf stance that became known as the “quasimoto”. Mickey currently lives in Capistrano Beach, CA with his wife Peggy and is an avid stand-up paddler (SUP).





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About the Mongoose Cup
The Sport of King’s Mongoose Cup is one of the worlds most beloved and respected Paddleboard events, dedicated to promoting harbor safety and raising funds to assist board builders and water craftsmen.
The concept originated in 2008 as part of the Festival of Whales. As part of the Parks and Harbor Commission’s effort to increase safety inside the Dana Point Harbor, the Doheny Long board Association approached surf legend and harbor resident Mickey Munoz with the idea of event. The result was a Paddleboard competition named after Munoz’s moniker “the Mongoose.” An immediate hit, the event drew paddlers from all over the nation.
In 2014 the Mongoose Cup, broke off from the Festival to accommodate the large crowds and participant demand. Supported of the non-profit Sport of Kings Foundation, it became its own entity, a day-long family festival offering a wide range of competitions and races.
With a dedicated volunteer force, a legendary host and a strong supporting organization, the Mongoose Cup has earned its place as one of SUP community’s most popular and longstanding events, serving the active sports enthusiasts, promoting water sports safety and underwriting a great charitable cause.
The Sport of Kings Foundation needs your support!!!

For more information contact:

Barrett Tester, Event Coordinator (949) 366-4848,
Jim Kempton, Sport of Kings Foundation (949) 510-2861,
What most Mongoose Cup participants see when they look in the mirror every morning…
Mongoose Cup and Sport of Kings Foundation event staff.


The Waterman League Group announces the Official rebranding of Stand Up World Tour and Series into the unified APP World Tour

January 20th, 2017

North Shore Oahu, Hawaii, January 19th, 2017– The newly-formed Association of Paddlesurf Professionals (APP), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Waterman League Group, announces a rebranding of the Stand Up World Series (Racing) and Stand Up World Tour (Surfing), to align under a new single banner, the APP World Tour.

“The rebrand of the World Tour and World Series showcases a fresh new look for the company that harmonizes well into a single world tour,” noted Tristan Boxford, APP World Tour Chief Executive Officer. “The Stand Up World Series and Stand Up World Tour have been known since their inception in 2009 as crowning the very first professional World Champions for both men and women. Their legacy now continues under the new APP World Tour banner as a single property that we can focus 100% of our resources on.”

La Ventana Classic Set to Soar, Baja Sur, Mexico

October 13th, 2016

La Ventana Classic
January 25-29, 2017
La Ventana, Baja Sur, Mexico

This winter escape to warm weather and good times. Enjoy the La Ventana Classic, a raucous, adventurous and unique windsport/paddle sport event. Set for January 25-29, 2017 in Baja Sur, Mexico, at a stunning event site situated between the azure Sea of Cortez and rustic foothills of the Sierra de la Laguna mountain range.

La Ventana Classic
Check out the La Ventana Classic video!!!
LVC event site at Hot Springs, Baja Sur, Mexico.
The La Ventana Classic is a unique gathering of water and wind driven athletes… sharing the mission of having a fantastic time and supporting a great cause. The LVC is a vital fundraiser for the schools of La Ventana/El Sargento villages. The event has raised over $100,000 since it’s inception, assisting the local community with much needed education program funds.

AV no problem finding downwind lines.
Paddleboard (SUP & Prone) racers compete in “downwind” course and distance races including the challenging 11-mile channel crossing from Cervalo to La Ventana. Kite Foils, Kiteboarders and Windsurfers compete in distance and course races, as well as, freestyle and big air contests.

Exciting & world-class kite foil action.
In addition to the many fun events, there will be awesome beach parties, rocking bands, authentic Mexican food vendors, colorful dance presentations by local schools, and the most excellent awards party. The event will be MC’d by the infamous kiteboarder icon Neil Hutchinson of X-Rated Kiteboarding and Grom Gormley the icon of West Coast Kiteboarding events.

Local groups entertain athletes & spectators.
The 9th annual La Ventana Classic is organized by Tim Hatler of Palapas Ventana resort and Marina Chang of The Kiteboarder Magazine. The event takes place in La Ventana, Baja Mexico – 35 minutes from the La Paz Airport and 2.5 hours from the Cabo Airport.
Checkout the website:

Supporting local schools. LVC mission number one.

Having a great time. LVC mission number two.
Stay tuned for additional event details and information!!!

LVC Contacts & Sponsorship:

SUP & Paddleboard contact: Barrett Tester
Kite & Windsurf contact: Marina Chang, Kite Boarder
La Ventana, Baja Mexico contact: Tim Hatler

Red Bull Heavy Water announced as an addition to the 2016 Stand Up World Series Circuit

June 22nd, 2016


Red Bull Heavy Water announced as an addition to the 2016 Stand Up World Series Circuit


3x Racing World Champion Kai Lenny and 40 of the World’s Top Athletes to Compete in the San Francisco Bay in September 2016

San Francisco, Calif. (June 16, 2016) – Red Bull Heavy Water, arguably the most intense stand up paddling event in the world, is announced as part of the 2016 Stand Up World Series circuit, with an event window from Sept. 1 to 28. The location will guarantee 40 of the world’s best SUP athletes, waves over 10ft. high, and consist of an open course that stretches 12km (7.5 miles), starting at Ocean Beach and finishing just past the Golden Gate Bridge.

The race begins at Ocean Beach where competitors will have to paddle out and back through the surf twice before paddling out and around Lands End, heading towards the Golden Gate Bridge. Competitors will have to overcome treacherous open ocean conditions as they make their way past the iconic bridge and battle towards the finish line.

These extreme conditions will allow only the world’s top athletes to compete, including: Kai Lenny (HI), one of the world’s most accomplished waterman and current World Champion, Connor Baxter (HI), the 2014 World Champ, Casper Steinfath (DK), Zane Schweitzer (HI), Leonard Nika (IT), Arthur Arutkin (FR), Mo Freitas (HI), Jake Jensen (AUS), Travis Grant (AUS), Eric Terrien (FR), Kody Kerbox (HI), Slater Trout (USA), Fernando Stalla (MEX) and Haakon Hoyer-Nielsen (San Francisco local). In addition, there will be 15 wildcard spots available for open entry, subject to a screening process to ensure safety standards are met.

“I think Red Bull Heavy Water is going to be my favorite event, especially because the course is by far the most intense on this circuit. The waves here in the Bay Area are huge and consistent. It’s going to take a lot of patience to get through this course,” said 3x World Champion, Kai Lenny.

A total of $50,000 in prize money, with $20,000 going to the first place finisher – the highest first place prize in the sport to date – will further the stakes and excitement.

About the Stand Up World Series:
The Stand Up World Series was established at the end of 2011 as the Official World Championship Series for the sport of Stand Up Paddling. With events in all major global regions all culminating in the World Series Finals on the North Shore of Oahu at the end of the season, the World Series crowns Men & Women’s World Champions each year as the World’s best come together to battle it out for the World Championship Crown.

Jimmy Lewis On Board Construction

May 2nd, 2016
Video 1:  Jimmy Lewis Sandwich Construction
Video 2: Jimmy Lewis Sandwich Construction (fin boxes and inserts)

Join us in Jimmy’s shop on Maui for a little classroom session on board construction.  In this short, two part video series Jimmy talks about different types of board construction used in the SUP industry.  He will show examples of these different types of constructions and explain how they are made.  He also performs some tests to demonstrate each of their strengths/weakness, how they compare to each other and why Jimmy Lewis Boards are the best boards made!

First video is about basic board construction (core and outer “shell”).  The second video talks about the fin boxes and all inserts in JL boards.

“Fish On” – Fishing Standup Paddleboard

May 2nd, 2016

Hand Painted SUP Paddles by Professional Surf Artist Drew Brophy

May 2nd, 2016