BOUNDLESS TV Show: Two Best Friends Compete in 32 Mile Stand-Up Paddleboard Race in Hawaii

Show Airs Wednesday Nights at 10pm on Esquire Network

Simon and Turbo compete in eight of the toughest races in the world – in only five months on the Esquire Network series BOUNDLESS. On Wednesdays at 10pm, they have four days to train in Hawaii before competing against the world’s best in the “Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard World Championships.”  To complete the course, the pair must paddleboard over 10-foot open ocean swells to cross the 32-mile Channel of Bones between Molokai and Oahu.

Boundless Hawaii Esquire Network

When the Surf is Flat…We SUP!

Stand Up Paddle Boarding When The Surf is Flat

Leo Carrillo State Beach

Last week I (Lindsay) went camping with my family out at Leo Carrillo State Beach in Malibu, CA. Leo Carrillo lies north of Zuma Beach and just south of County Line at the borders of Los Angeles and Ventura county.

The surf was flat all week. We are talking head high…to a seagull. It was miniscule. I don’t think I’ve ever seen Leo Carrillo that small. Well, what do we do when the surf is flat? We SUP!

I took out my 9’6” Surf Diva Focus SUP out on the water for a paddle. I even got my 5 year old niece to come onboard and take a spin. She sat on the front of the board and enjoyed exploring and looking out at the ocean. The water was calm and as smooth as glass. Perfect for introducing a 5 year old into the water. We then took our 10 year old cousin out on “Pinky,” my pink paddleboard and she loved it just as much. It’s pretty great to pass the stoke and introduce the girls to the water at such a young age. I can’t imagine doing anything like that at 5 years old. What an amazing experience. I hope she remembers it as well as I do!

Stand Up Paddle Boarding Leo Carrillo

After we took the paddle boards for a spin, I tried catching a wave in the ankle high lineup only to be told that Stand Up Paddle Boarders aren’t allowed in the lineup at Leo Carrillo. As much of a bummer as it was, I respect that decision. Leo Carrillo is a point break that breaks off a rock and it can get pretty competitive right there at the point. I imagine there’d be a lot more fights and accidents in the water if surfers and surf SUPers were out there on a big swell day. For us we had a great time paddling around on the SUP, got a great workout, and helped introduce our youth to the awesomeness that is stand up paddle boarding. Looking back on it, we probably should have had her wear a life vest. But there is always next time.

Keep on SUPing.

Over and Out,

Lindsay

Safety Reminder & Advisory for Stand-up Paddle Boards from LASD Marina del Rey

Editor’s Note: The following is a repost from https://local.nixle.com/alert/5035472/. We often SUP in Marina Del Rey and want to spread this important safety message.

With the summer months upon us, the use of Stand-up Paddleboards (SUP) in Marina del Rey has increased significantly. Over the Fourth of July weekend, Sheriff’s Harbor Patrol deputies issued numerous warnings regarding the safety equipment requirements for SUPs.

SUPs that are being used for coastal and harbor cruising are classified as vessels by the United States Coast Guard. As vessels, SUPs are subject to vessel safety equipment requirements when being used outside of the surf zone. These regulations do not apply to SUPs being used for surfing only.

A life jacket or personal floatation device (PFD) is required while using SUPs. The use of a leash attached to the board and operator does not fulfill this requirement. The PFD does not have to be worn by the operator, unless the operator is 12 years of age or younger. Those not required to wear a PFD shall have it onboard the SUP, and readily available to the operator. There is a PFD designed specifically for use by SUP operators known as a “Special Use Device” – Type 5. The Type 5 PFD comes in a fanny pack configuration, and can be activated by manual inflation or by using the attached CO2 cartridge. The special use PFDs are available at most surf shops that carry SUPs, as well as most marine supply stores.

SUP operators are also required to have a sound signaling device, such as a whistle, for making an efficient sound signal. If an SUP is being operated at night, between sunset and sunrise, lighting and visual distress devices must also be carried.

So remember, an SUP operated outside of 200 yards from shore, or anywhere outside of designated swim areas of the Marina del Rey Harbor is subject to citation by marine law enforcement, should these safety regulations be violated.

Be safe this summer! If you have any questions, please contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Harbor Patrol Office at Marina del Rey Sheriff’s Station at 310-482-6000.

SUP SURF BLOG Recommends Purchasing A Life Jacket or PFD. Below are some recommendations:

Amazon ImageOnyx M-24 Manual Inflatable Paddle Board Belt Pack Life Jacket

Amazon ImageStearns Suspenders Manually Inflatable Belt-Pack Life Jacket, Blue

Amazon ImageO’Neill Superlite USCG Vest (Blk/Met/Blk, Large)

Amazon ImageX20 Universal Adult Life Jacket Vest – Blue & Black

Amazon ImageKent Adult Compliance PFD Type II Life Jacket (Large/3 X-Large, Orange)

 

 

Olympus Tough TG620 Waterproof Digital Camera

Daily Deal: Olympus Tough TG620 Waterproof and Shockproof Digital Camera

You know what’s awesome about being out on the water these days? The ability to capture it all on camera. The technology is insane these days from little video cameras like GoPro to the Sony Action Cam and countless digital waterproof cameras. It’s a great time to be a surfer and a stand up paddler these days.

$129.99 for an Olympus Tough TG620 Digital Camera ($249.99 List Price). Multiple Colors. Free Shipping and Returns.

 

I found this deal today on Groupon for the TG620 Waterproof Digital camera. It is normally $249 but it’s on sale for $129.99 via Groupon Goods. Not too bad. I don’t have this specific camera, but it seems like a great deal that we should be letting fellow water sports folks like us know more about. Oh yeah, it’s shockproof too. Boing!

We all have different types of cameras we use and one of our editors has this version of the Olympus that she really loves, so if you are looking for something a notch above try that one out

If you end up getting in on this deal for the Olympus Tough Tg620 Digital Camera from Groupon Goods, let us know how you like it. And be sure to tell us which color you like. I personally am digging the pink one. Aww shucks.

Or if you want to get us one of these sweet digital waterproof cameras for our birthday, we wouldn’t be opposed. Our birthdays aren’t for another 6 months or so, but we happily accept presents any time of the year.

Okay, hope you’ve enjoyed our rant. We scour the web for good stuff just like this and we hope you enjoy.

Peace, Love, and Good Waves.
-The Folks at SUP SURF BLOG
What about you? Do you own a waterproof camera?
Do you like it? Which one do you have? Post in the comments and let us know!

BIC SUP ACE-TEC Wahine Stand Up Paddleboard Review

Amazon Image When I first began looking around for a stand up paddleboards for women I knew one thing: it had to be pink! I have seen stand up paddleboards that are pink before but wasn’t sure of how many existed in the marketplace. I have been paddleboarding several times and love seeing people out on the water and saying SUP to them. I saw this  Wahine Stand-Up Paddleboard (10-Feet 6-Inch, White/Pink) and thought it was pretty neat. I first saw it on Amazon and then I saw it at a local SUP shop in my area (they are sprouting up down here like crazy. It was white (and pink of course) and standing up at 10ft 6 inches tall it was a bit more board than I wanted to purchase but it is made of epoxy which makes it lighter to carry and also a bit more durable and ding resistant.

Overall I liked this board a lot and it was one of the first pink boards I saw during my search to find the perfect SUP for both flat water paddling, paddleboard yoga, and paddlesurfing. I decided that since I’ve already been a surfer for most of my life and had the hang of it that I would probably get the hang of paddleboarding quickly and not need to be on such a large stand up SUP paddleboard. I am glad I stuck with my choice because this board is very cute with its hawaiian wahine style pink flowers but ultimately it was too tall and not light enough for me. I do think it’s a great beginner board for a girl who is just looking to get into stand up paddleboarding and would like something stable for on the water and on flat days.

What about you? Have you tried this stand up paddleboard by BIC sport? Did you know that BIC is the same company that makes the razors? Post in the comments and let me know!

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