Just off the jet and back on the North Shore! “Mecca”, the “Seven Mile Miracle” whatever you wanna call it, the North Shore of Oahu is the place where the entire surf world collides for two months. The Surftech crew made the five hour pilgrimage to Hawaii with big plans… we’ll be hooking up with some of the world’s best to find some waves and put the boards to the test. We’ll keep you posted on how that’s going. Check back here for updates.
Surftech North Shore House “board room”
First thing’s first, load up the magic sticks
Ready to embark on our mission
Post surf chillax
With a truck load of boards we left Honolulu bound for the North Shore. Surf check, Lanis, Logs, Sunset… all looked pretty good. Solid ENE swell in the water. So where’d we surf you ask? Right behind the house. A wedging lefthander, no one out!
With the current running like a river, no food in our guts and light fading fast, we tossed the boards in the truck and raided Foodland. Not a good idea to grocery shop on an empty stomach after surfing for two hours… we had the cart full by isle 3.
Tomorrow morning up at the crack headed for Ehukai.
Randy French, founder and head shaper at Surftech, takes some time to explain the characteristics of his glassing methods. This video goes a long way toward differentiating the UltraFLX line from any other surfboard out there.
Nearly 900 people, including elite athletes from all over the country, participated in one of the most environmentally conscious triathlons in the world Sunday at McNears Beach County Park on San Rafael California’s east side.
Racers were treated to a perfect day at the second annual Marin County Triathlon, a fundraiser for several nonprofits.
TJ Tollakson, 29, a pro triathlete from Des Moines, Iowa, was the top male finisher in 1 hour, 55 minutes, 40 seconds. Sarah Haskins claimed the women’s crown in 2:03:26.
While the athletes were out on the race course, the Surftech SUP demo was treating spectators to the world’s hottest new water sport, stand up paddling. When the racers finished their race, many of them joined the fun at the Surftech tent down at the waters edge. Notable triathletes including Chris Lieto and TJ Tollakson to triathlon coaches Reid & Eileen Swanson of Tri Lab Coaching, Neil Fraser of Tri More Fitness and Dorrette Franks of Trifinity to triathlon hopefuls and non-athletes alike, the water was filled with stand up paddlers enjoying the beautiful day on offer in Marin County paddling the best stand up paddleboards on the planet!
Tri coaches having a race of their own
The race buoys made a perfect paddle course
The Sports Basements Bryan Swanson
Eileen Swanson proves that SUP helps develop better balance
Top Professional Triathlete, TJ Tollakson
The golden voice of the Marin County Triathlon, Sean English
The 10’6″ Laird was a hot board all day
Surftech Endurance athlete, Tri Lab coach and professional Triathlete, Eileen Swanson
Marin County TRi – Surftech water support
Tri More Fitness coach Neil Fraser
Chris & Kaiden Lieto
IRONMAN superstar Chris Lieto and the future of the Lieto dynasty, Kaiden Lieto
Surftech’s Brent Allen. USAT coach and master paddler