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Monthly "Paddler's Healthy Habits" Series on SUP Radio
PODCAST up @ www.supradioshow.com ! "Paddlers' Healthy Habits: SUPPLEMENTS Learned some new things in chat with Chris & Logan, owners company that makes pure Omega3/Fish Oil . Interestingly, they are believers in "Food as Fuel" and not big advocates or supplements, but their are reasons why we need to supplements our diets! Find out what Dan Gavere, Terri Plunkett, Rob Rojas & I supplement with? www.supradioshow.com HOW ABOUT YOU? TAKE ANYTHING DAILY THAT IS WORKING FOR YOU?Last replied by Kristin Thomas on Thursday, 15 March 2012
White Water SUP Racing Does it need A Universal Governing Set of Rules?Last replied by Alex Mauer on Tuesday, 09 August 2011
Too Many Race Events?
I would like to thank Bryon Kurt for taking time to send me some info to help me understand the World Qualifying Process. He is awesome! I'll post it here for all: Again Thank you Byron this is helpful! First as to your question about competitors just being able to qualify in one race and done and then having to support a race series. Competitors can only gain a qualifying spot in three ways with competing in one race, placing in the top 20% of their board class in 1) 2010 Hennessey’s International Paddle Championship, 2) WPA National Race and 3) Top 30% in the 2011 Hennessey’s-WPA U.S. SUP Championships. As far as competitors having to support and race more than one race, competitors can also qualify by accumulating points two ways, 1) Regional race series with six races per region, 2) National race series, total points from the National race series. By design the qualifying process allows both the traveling Elite paddlers a chance to qualify at a bigger attended race which competitors should get more benefit with qualifying spots since the field is more competitive and the regional race series that allows the competitor that may not have the chance to travel to be able to qualify by supporting their local region. If you also take a look at the qualifying criteria, once a competitor receives a qualifying spot and then qualifies at another race and or from a race series their spot will now go to the next competitor that has not gained a spot to date. Let me give you an example, Justin Cook qualified for the World Championship with placing 5th at the Carolina Cup. He also qualified at the Gulf Coast Championships however since he had already qualified at an earlier National race his spot went down to the next person who has not gained a qualifying spot to date. What this allows is for more people who do well at a National race to still be able to gain a qualifying spot as we continue through the season. Mathematically by the September 17 there could be as many as 450 spots earned for the World Championship given all the ways that competitors may gain spots. The intent was not to keep participates out of the World Championships rather a person just needs to compete at WPA sanctioned races and support their regional series. With this said the short course (4 miles) race at the World Championship is completely open to whoever wants to compete as the long course (6 & 8 miles) will be the official World Championship for all board sizes. I hope this answers your questions and please let us know if you have any more questions or concerns with the qualifying format. Thanks and I hope you are doing well.Last replied by Leslie Kolovich on Wednesday, 01 June 2011
Do you think if all Elite racers rode a 14' it would level the playing field?
Chris great points! I see a consensus building: IF (a big if) standardization is enforced, then 14' for men and 12'6" for women are the way to go. But under what conditions, if any, should standardization be enforced?Last replied by Andre Niemeyer on Monday, 09 May 2011
Recreation Races should only Rec Boards be allowed?
I like the thinking there Chad! And on a second thought, the benefit of having a separate class for the all-around/cross-over boards is the ability for them to claim podium time, which no doubt goes a long way toward getting them more involved with the sport.Last replied by Andre Niemeyer on Wednesday, 04 May 2011
Must Go To SUP Race Events???
If you are on the East Coast here is a really cool event for a great cause March 26, 2011 ~ Roun' da Island Tour– at St Simons Island, GA It benefits Surfrider Foundation: Low Country/Coastal Georgia Chapter & Wounded Warrior Veterans Project -- Jacksonville/Brunswick Check it out http://www.whitecapsup.com/whitecap_sup_news.htmlLast replied by Leslie Kolovich on Saturday, 19 March 2011
Kids who Stand Up Paddle seem to be full of Ohana
Kristin thank you so much! The kids were so inspiring! Believe me, I want to get to California soon! I miss all you guys! Keep up the great job YOU are doing in the race scene and beyond!Last replied by Leslie Kolovich on Monday, 21 February 2011
Is Fishing from your board a fitness exercise?
No question, fishing from your SUP adds a whole other dimension to the workout. I can't say I've landed a Marlin or any other big game fish, but hookin' up to anything is such a charge on a SUP. Depending on the gear, it can be as simple as a pole and the tackle you can stuff in your pocket, to tackle boxes, cold bags for your catch, rod holders, food and water ... the extra weight can stack up pretty quick. I also spearfish from my SUPs. My extra poundage between wetsuit, weights, gun(s), fins, mask/snorkel, anchor, etc. requires a board with ample floatation. It's such a gas to just glide over the kelp beds and reefs spotting baitfish and checking the visibility, and ultimately bringin' home good healthy grinds! Well worth the the extra workout. Cloo www.pelagosdesign.comLast replied by Michael Cloonan on Wednesday, 16 February 2011