Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Inflatable SUP Surf Vid-Oahu

Short, 1.5 minute video showing the 9'3" ULI in action.  Small waves, warm water.

https://vimeo.com/101170051


Monday, June 9, 2014

Surfing an Inflatable

Tiny, shin-high mush, still fun on an inflatable…


Portland Rose City SUP Race

Another fun one in Portland. 6 miler on the Willamette River.  Got a clean start and jumped on the train behind Mike Darbyshire & Matt Spencer.  Spencer Slaven was right behind me.  Little did I know that power house Jarkko Simonen had fallen at the start and was chasing from a long ways back.  On the second 180 degrees buoy turn, I got jammed up behind Matt thus causing Slavens board to come through my legs and bring us both to a stop.  Once we untangled, it was an all out chase to get back onto the two leaders.  We hovered 50-100 feet behind them for the next 4 miles.  With one mile to go Jarkko caught us and steadily passed by.  I managed to get in his draft, but did not have enough juice to pass him for 3rd place.  Great event put on by the stellar crew at Gorge Performance.






Friday, May 2, 2014

Willamette SUP Cup 2014

Great race as usual put on by Bob & the crew at Gorge Performance.  4" of rain leading up to the race made the river flow pretty stiff.  We were able to go about 8-9mph down stream, and 3-4mph up.  Many folks took swims as the strange whirlpools and boils grabbed their boards. Jarkko & Matt from Team Gorge Performance took the top 2 spots with me in 3rd.  It was a tough 6.7 miles!

 Me taking the first buoy turn, chasing Matt


 Team Laird racer Renick Woods in hot pursuit



Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Monday, December 9, 2013

2014 PNW SUP/OC Video

This years compilation video of footage collected throughout the year...

https://vimeo.com/80289521