It’s an hour or two after lunch; you feel the need to grab that X Hour Energy buzz to survive the rest of the day. You feel a slight rush of vitality…but something is still off. You're somewhat energized, but still not yourself. There is a sort of a brain fog that envelops you.
Tell me this isn’t you sometime during the day…
You’re tired and that makes you easily annoyed. You’re having problems concentrating and a little distracted. You’re a little lost.
You know you shouldn't turn to energy drinks and supplements day after day…there's the natural energy teas and other more healthy options but those don't re-wire your whole body and mind to feel better and energized, and that's what you really need; a realistic way to feel like your natural strong, vital self.
Brain fog apparently is a thing. There is an answer!
Get UP. You need to move your body
This is the hard part. Your body wants to just sit and sink into a chair.
Don’t give in.
Your body needs movement and your soul needs to relax and be at peace, not the other way around. Ok now what should you do? Running is a bit much, you have too much to do to come back all sweaty. Swimming would be refreshing but then you'd need to shower and it all takes too much time. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to go out and get a quick paddle boarding session? No place to go around work…
Here is an alternative:
Go Land paddling! Land paddling is a fun way to get outside and get a quick, fun energy blast. You get on a big longboard, rather than pushing with your foot, you grab a land paddle and go!
Each stroke takes away your stress, energizes your whole body from the tips of your toes to the top of your head. As you stroke across the streets, your mind settles down.
There is something about board riding. When you ride your troubles vanish. Your mind and soul, for an instant, connect with something deep inside of you. Energy that has been zapped from your being starts to fill up as you paddle. You start to feel the movement under your feet, the wind in your face, and the connection between your entire body as you paddle. It’s truly a thing of beauty to ride.
Whether you go out for 2 minutes or 2 miles, when you get back, you are ready to hit the day hard again.
Kahuna Creations has created resources to get you started. Land Paddling 101 online courses are available for easy-to-learn process to get going. The learning curve is quite quick…nothing like snowboarding. Land paddling videos show the progression of the activity.
You may tell yourself, “self, I am too old to do this and I don’t want to fall”. In fact, after several user studies, the median age for a Kahuna Creations land paddling user is 44. The bulk of our users are in their 30s, 40s and 50s. With the Kahuna Creations’ land paddle, you don’t fall! Since your feet are planted securely on the longboard, your body is free to paddle and glide. If you become a bit off balance, you have that third point of contact to catch yourself. On the swing side, if you're already a board rider, having a land paddle makes inaccessible paths free to ride!
To make it easier to get rolling, here is a 45% off discount code just for you.
Go to www.kahunacreations.com and use the discount code: LINKEDIN (USA/Canada)
Now go ride!
Jessie Graff is one of the most fit people on the planet. Jessie is a seasoned Hollywood stunt woman and has proven herself for years as one of the top American Ninja Warriors. Jessie has been riding her Kahuna Creations Shaka Surf and Classic Big Stick for some time.
The workout benefits of the patented Kahuna Creations' land paddling abounds! Riders not only work their arms, their complete core is targeted on each stroke. The stabilizing muscles throughout the body are strengthened...from the more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments in the feet, all of which work together to provide support, balance and mobility; through all the 850 muscles throughout the human body. All work together in harmony.
The great aspect of Kahuna Creations' land paddling is the ability to easily learn how to ride and land paddle. The Big Stick gives riders that third point of contact to make riding easy to learn. Kahuna Creations' Landpaddling 101 classes were created to provide a step-by-step progression on how to get up and ride!
Many of Kahuna Creations' riders have been initially concerned about the learning curve and worried about falling. The beautiful result of land paddling is each person, no matter what their physical coordination is, can ride. Once the rider gets comfortable with the basics of Landpaddling 101 lessons, the learning curve is incredibly fast, fun and safe!
Kahuna Creations' riders age ranges from youngsters to riders in their 80s! Everyone can do it and have fun at the level they are comfortable with. Kahuna Creations' longboards are super stable and forgiving.
Yes, the physical benefits of land paddling are awesome! The mental benefits perhaps are even more beneficial...
"There is something about board riding. When you ride, all your troubles vanish. Your mind and soul, for an instant, connect with something sacred. Our goal is to give everyone, of all ages, that feeling…Once you get it, no one can ever take it away!" Kahuna Creations' founder, Steve McBride.
It is so invigorating to take a lunch break or mid afternoon break to get out side, hop on your Kahuna Longboard, grab you Kahuna Big Stick and start landpaddling! Once you get back from your ride, you're ready for the rest of your day with your mind and body clear for going back to hitting work hard.
Get yours today at Kahuna Creations' website!
Since the very first humans learned how to build boats and discovered the paddle thousands of years ago, the water paddle has evolved.
In present day, paddles are used for all sorts of vessels. Paddles are relatively similar, each paddle has some sort of blade that has enough surface area to push enough water to move across the water and a shaft to connect the blade to the hand grip and provide leverage.
Back in 2005, I was stranded. I received a call from my auto repair service letting me know my car was repaired and ready for pickup. I ran into a problem, I live miles away from the repair service and had no ride to pick it up. It occurred to me that I own a longboard company and thought I should just take one of our longboards and ride over to the shop and pick up my car. For the first couple of miles, I was feeling good, the ride was mostly downhill. I kept pushing (kicking) that longboard for miles and miles. By the time I arrived at the repair shop, my legs were trashed. I typically kick with my left leg and ride the board with my right foot forward. One leg was on fire for pushing all those miles, the other leg was thrashed from being up on the board the entire way. My back was hosed. My spine was feeling the strain from bending constantly forward as well as sidewards.
That experience got me thinking...there has got to be a better way to ride a skateboard or longboard. As I started watching many long boarders and skaters kick and kick and kick to move their board, I thought to myself that has got to be terrible on the body, especially as you get older. As you get tired, the exposure to injuries increase because as you continue to kick and kick, eventually your feed could get hung up on your board and knock you off balance.
I developed a completely new perspective. It dawned on me! There has got to be a way! How about making a paddle for board riders? After making several prototypes, introducing to the market the first land paddle, our journey just began.
After years of R & D, Kahuna Creations has delivered the absolute best solution for land paddling. It has been tricky developing a paddle for the land because you don't push water like you do from a vessel, you are "paddling" on top of the road. The genius behind the design is to provide the rider with full power generation throughout the stroke. We developed a "road blade" that provides a smooth stroke throughout the entire motion. Envision a swimmer that reaches way out in front to "pull" the water, then transitions to a "push" as she completes the stroke. The same method is used with land paddling. The Kahuna Creations Road Blade is the key to making it all happen. The blade is engineered to provide grip as the rider reaches in front to "pull" against the road, then as the stroke transitions to a "push" the Road Blade maintains the grip throughout the stroke.
The Road Grip is designed with an "undulated" or wave like form that provides constant, smooth contact with the road throughout the stroke. The geometry of the blade reflects the stroking angles on the road. The product is also designed with several dampening holes, of varying size and length, each of which provide the perfect "feel" throughout the stroke and dampen the effects of the road to keep everything smooth.
The design is a organically beautiful and yet simple. Anybody can have a great experience land paddling.
The Kahuna Creations' land paddle experience is incredible. The learning curve is surprisingly quick. To get started, simply get your longboard and Kahuna Big Stick out to an open, flat parking lot to get used to the paddling feel.
Check out our Landpaddling 101 Online classes to get a sense of how to learn to ride and have fun! http://kahunacreations.com/pages/land-paddling-101
Land paddling is super fun, safe to ride, easy to learn and a great core workout. We have been approached by many athletes that now actively Land Paddle with Kahuna Creations; MMA fighters, Triathlon Champions, NFL Hall of Fame football players, American Ninja Warriors, SUP Champions, Fitness Pros, Tennis Pros and Pro skaters. The feedback we have been getting is astounding! Kendall "da spider" Grove, PRO MMA fighter, enthusiastically explains that Kahuna land paddling is great for balance and core development. He said he hates working out at the gym, so he gets out on his landpaddling equpment and goes riding. Kelsey Withrow, World Champion Triathlete, loves landpaddling because "trathletes are used to working out uni-directionally. Biking, swimming and running are all uni-directional and only develop certain muscles. Land Paddling, gives her an overall body balanced workout to augment her physical fitness regiment.
We discovered that land paddling is a great outdoor activity that can provide balance, core training, upper body development, overall ligament and supporting muscles and tendons from your toes to you head. There are not many outdoor activities where you can get out at lunch and get a quick upper body and core workout that is super fun and invigorates your mind.
It is time to roll!
In celebration of our 12th Anniversary we're adding yet another amazing longboard to our already amazing board line up!
Kahuna Creations is proud to announce our new, incredible Island Lifestyle Drop Deck! Hand designed by world famous Hawaiian artist, Dennis Mathewson!
May 2016—Kahuna Creations Inc. www.kahunacreations.com has created yet another awe-inspiring long board. We are honored to work with master-artist, Dennis Mathewson from Honolulu, Hawaii. Mathewson's artwork is featured on the ever popular Kahuna Creations drop deck featuring his incredible "Island Lifestyle" masterpiece. The release of this new longboard is the second in a series of new designs for Kahuna Creations.
The new Island Lifestyle drop deck is proudly handmade in the USA in San Diego, California.
You can expect to be enthralled by the intricate and breathtaking art work of Island Lifestyle. You will also love the feel and ride of our classic drop deck design.
Since most of us can't drop tens of thousands of dollars on Mathewsons' original master pieces, here's your chance to own his artwork.
The Island Lifestyle Drop Deck is available now!
Kahuna Creations now has two new drop decks featuring Hawaiian artist Dennis Mathewson' designs. The Seeker AND Island Lifestyle longboards are a MUST HAVE in your longboard assortment.
What do you hope people feel when looking at this design?
"Hawaii really is a cool place full of contemporary art, food, music and a extremely unique tattoo art style. I share my view of Hawaii's people and their passion for the islands in this painting I call, Island Lifestyle."
What was your inspiration for the artwork of Island Lifestyle?
"While approaching the Island Lifestyle concept, I had in mind my friends and the people I know who live in Hawaii. The term we use is 'mixed plate,' meaning, we all come together from different backgrounds, likes and dislikes. That being said, we all form one community together. The mix of different ethnicities and cultures make Hawaii a unique and special place. Island Lifestyle shares what I see and feel as that view, with a little edge to it."
What does it mean to have your artwork featured on Kahuna Creations longboards?
“With Kahuna Creations weaving my artwork in with their products, my images will be seen on the streets as well as fine art galleries. My work initially started on projects like motorcycles and automobiles, so it is exciting to see it displayed outdoors once again,” said Mathewson.
We here at Kahuna Creations are honored to work with such a talented and world renowned artist. Mathewson's work is featured throughout the world and is sold online and in gallery's throughout the Hawaiian Islands.
About Kahuna Creations Inc.
Kahuna Creations pays respect, honor, tribute and love to the Hawaiians who introduced board riding to the world hundreds of years ago. Kahuna Creations® has been delivering master-crafted longboards since 2004. Our board designers weave the Hawaiian spirit throughout the product line. Each product is truly a timeless classic. Kahuna Creations' products are of the highest quality. The products are meant to be enjoyed for years with proper maintenance. Boards are assembled by Kahuna Creations riders who are familiar with the best board riding products in the world. For more information, visit our websitewww.kahunacreations.com
Kahuna Creations is excited to celebrate our 12th year birthday! In celebration, we created the perfect give for you! You told us how much you love our drop deck boards and we've found a way to make them even better! We combined the worlds smoothest riding drop deck longboard with the skills of master Hawaiian artist Dennis Mathewson.
Announcing the NEW "Seeker" Drop Deck Longboard. This unveiling is the first in a series of Kahuna Creations longboards featuring artwork by Mathewson.
The 'Seeker' design is original artwork featuring "the octopus seeking refuge from the dangers of the open water," said Mathewson. The artwork is unbelievable! His airbrush style on metal vividly brings to life the creature and its ocean surroundings.
Be one of the first to grab yours today!
Adventure HQ based in Dubai, featured land paddling as the newest crossover sport combining the ease of stand up Paddle boarding with the adrenaline rush of long boarding! Click on the photo to read the complete article.
To give even more emphasis on the healthy lifestyle our boards and land paddles provide, we would like to share a message from our friends at the AllFit Crew.
"Me and my AllFit crew focus our training on several disciplines including paddle boarding, surfing, power lifting, skating and land paddling here in Arizona. Our goal is to be fit and ready for any sport at any time and to excel straight out of the box. A day that you can pull a dead lift and then land paddle 10 miles or stand up paddle for four hours straight is a good day!"
Keep going strong AllFit crew and all other fitness buffs out there.
Ever heard of Comedy Central? Yeah, we thought so. The Kahuna Creations Retro Beach Board was featured on one of their recent episodes, motivating their employee to "bust out some super chill rando vids on Snapchat with the land-paddle board!"
Click on the pic below to check out.
"Hi Kahuna Creations, just want to give you a great big THANK YOU again! Just got our of my doctor appointment and in just four months, I lost 8 pounds, dropped some inches around my waist, dropped 300 points off my triglycerides, and dropped 73 points off my cholestrol! It is mostly due to landpaddling.
My doctor was really happy with me today! I told him about land paddling!
Thank you!!! All my best! Eddie
"SUP Shack Guam is THE local shop in Tamuning, Guam! Jonte De Leon and family run the incredible shop. In addition to the top SUP shop in Guam, they have introduced the Kahuna Creations longboards and Kahuna Stick land paddles to their customers this year. The shop is blowing up with Kahuna Creations! They are the premier, exclusive supplier on the island. Thanks Jonte for believing in Kahuna Creations!
"The excitement is building at Kahuna Creations and now that Spring is here, we can ride to our heart's content. We wish all of our adventurous 'ohana the best riding in 2016."
May 2016—Kahuna Creations Inc. (www.kahunacreations.com) has created yet another awe-inspiring long board. We are honored to work with master-artist, Dennis Mathewson from Honolulu, Hawaii. Mathewson's artwork is debuted on the ever popular Kahuna Creations drop deck featuring his incredible "Seeker" masterpiece. The release of this new longboard will be the first in a series of new designs for Kahuna Creations. This along with all longboards sold by Kahuna Creations are made in the United States in San Diego.
“It has been an honor to work with such a renowned artist like Dennis,” said Steve McBride, CEO and Founder of Kahuna Creations. “Incorporating his art with our boards is the culminating event thus far in our history. It brings us a bit closer to our vision of honoring the Hawaiians who started board riding 100’s of years ago,” said McBride.
The longboarding community can expect to be enthralled by the intricate and breathtaking art work of the board. They will also be surprised by the maneuverability of the unique drop deck design.
“With Kahuna Creations using my artwork, my images will be seen in the outdoors on the streets as well as fine art galleries,” said Mathewson. “My work initially started on projects like motorcycles and automobiles, so it is exciting to see it displayed outdoors once again,” said Mathewson.
When asked concerning the inspiration for the artwork of Seeker Mathewson responded with the following: "For years, I tried to capture a photo of a free swimming octopus, with little success. Face it, when this creature is in the open water it becomes bait to many predators. My good friend, Gary Simons, a dive instructor and captain on the big island provided me with a reference photo he captured from a dive. Although the photos was out of focus, I was able to recreate Seeker from this reference. I see Seeker as an octopus seeking refuge from the dangers of the open water.
The Seeker drop deck is available now! The board is MSRP @ $249.99
About Kahuna Creations Inc.
Kahuna Creations pays respect, honor, tribute and love for the Hawaiians who introduced board riding to the world hundreds of years ago. Kahuna Creations® has been delivering master-crafted longboards made in San Diego, USA since 2004. Our board designers weave the Hawaiian spirit throughout the product line. Each product is truly a timeless classic. KCI products are of the highest quality. The products are meant to be enjoyed for years with proper maintenance. Boards are assembled by Kahuna Creations riders who are familiar with the best board riding products in the world. For more information, visit our website www.kahunacreations.com
Aloha Kahuna Boardriders! 2015 has been an incredible year full of fun and love. We are looking forward to an epic 2016! Have fun, enjoy riding and share the love of Kahuna Creations board riding.
Belgium's own Tom Ameije won the Long Distance SUP world championship in Amsterdam last year. We would like to welcome Tom as a Kahuna Creations' Team Rider! Tom loves cross training with the Kahuna Creations' Shaka Longboards and Adjustable Kahuna Sticks. Check out the photos of Tom tearing it up with Kahuna Creations. Tom says, "Kahuna Creations Shaka boards and Kahuna Sticks are a perfect cross trainer for paddleboarding. I love Kahuna Creations' landpaddling just as much as SUP in the water! Fun year round action! and great cross trainer for SUP!"
The soulful artwork of David Ray Gould has been featured on Kahuna Creations Surfboards, Longboards and Kahuna Sticks for over ten years. David's unique art ranges from his bold depictions of the ancient Ki'i Pohaku Hawaiian Petroglyphs to his soulful artwork featured on the Bamboo Drop Deck.
When asked about his artistic inspiration David said, “when I think about designs for Kahuna Boards, it all starts with the feeling I get when I ride. I am able to let everything go that is weighing on me in life, for the time I go riding. I feel like I am able to get my life back in sync. My designs reflect that feeling of my love of board riding.”
David went on to explain some of his artwork. “The Bamboo Drop Deck design weaves the "Zen" into the artwork by creating the bamboo art with the Chinese figures. The lettering means "circle of life". The Hydro design shows a cross section of a wave which depicts the movement of board riding to a deeper level. Not only what you see above the wave, but also what you don't see below the surface is what makes the wave. As you look at the history of the world, the first people on earth that actually invented a sport that had no purpose other than spirituality and fun are the ancient Hawaiians. The Hawaiians, if you think about it, are the inventors of fun! I weave the ancient Hawaiian images within the artwork to pay tribute to the ancient Hawaiians.”
Thanks David for your many years of delivering incredible artwork.
Bulgaria's own superstart Angel Kovachev, produced his latest music video featuring the love of the Bulgarian countryside as well as Kahuna Creations board riding! Special thanks for our distributor, Kahuna Bulgaria for spreading the stoke!
With all the amazing snow this year, it's not too late to try out a Kahuna Snow stick. The Kahuna Snow Stick is the perfect tool to carve even harder on the mountain slopes! It's super fun for both hard core riders who like adventure and trying new tricks to beginners who don't like being stuck on the flats. If you already have any of our Kahuna Sticks, the Snow Grip is made to be interchangeable with the Road Blade. Simply remove your Kahuna Road Blade and replace it with the Snow Grip for great snow action. When the snow melts, put the Road Blade back on. Once you try it out, post or send us your fun action shots.
Kahuna Snow Stick
Next time you are in the Florida Panhandle, check out Into The Blue Surf & Sport! The store opened three years ago with only three surfboards, some tee shirts and stickers and a logo drawn on the floor. The store has grown into a full service board shop selling hundreds of top quality paddleboards, skateboards, skimboards, surfboards, apparel and accessories. They strive to make a lasting impression on each person that walks through their doors and make it a point to be Panama City Beaches premier core board store.
Into The Blue is dedicated to the local community and the love of the board riding. A majority of their proceeds go back to the community through charities such as Autism Surf, Wounded Warrior and Food For Kids. Into The Blue is also involved in numerous sponsored local events and activities.
"Longboard skateboards have been a big hit for us and always will be. Being on these flatlands in the Panhandle, Kahuna Creations products are a big success in our store. Locals want to cruise and carve on longboards and what better way to do that then to land paddle with a beautiful Kahuna Creation Board and Kahuna Stick that we always have on hand. Peace, Love an Good Vibes from ITB." Store Owner Tony Banks
Board Rider Spotlight
Jeff Julian (on left) met up with us at the Kahuna Creations' headquarters to do some riding! Kahuna Creations owner Steve McBride and Jeff were surfing buddies in Oahu over 30 years ago where they went to college. Steve said that it was Jeff who taught him how to really surf and learn to charge the lineup. “Jeff took me to all the big breaks in Hawaii as well as some sweet secret shark infested spots where he grew up. It was funny, I didn't know those surf spots were shark infested till we met up and talked about old times.” Jeff is a true artist on the waves with his unique and beautiful surfing style. He also loves Kahuna Creations' board riding. Here is a video of him just cruising by our local river...he still has the moves!
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Aloha Kahuna Boardriders! Fall is an awesome time to ride with your Kahuna Creations board and landpaddle. The air is clear, the heat has broken and its time for some fall riding. Check out our new product launch and some of the happenings this past summer as you get stoked for fall!
The newly designed boards feature the Hawaiian islands as well as the Kahuna Creations logo. The Retro Beach Boards have beach sand mixed into the top coat to create a beachy, fun board riding experience. Super flexy and sweet to ride. Great for school or cruising around town. AVAILABLE EARLY OCTOBER,Watch our facebook page for announcement! facebook.com/kahunacreations.
We are looking for artwork for the latest version of our Magma Pro Shredder longboard. Artwork should incorporate volcanic and lava features that will blow everyone away!
If your design is selected to be the new Kahuna Creations Magma Pro Shredder II, you will receive $200 cash, a new longboard featuring your design and bragging rights as a Kahuna Creations longboard artist.
We hope we get some incredible designs from the Kahuna Nation! BTW, if none of the designs meet expectation, Kahuna Creations reserves the right to not make a selection.
Have fun designing!
Kahuna Creations' Switzerland partner, Sportmania, organized an awesome Kahuna Landpaddling/SUP biathlon event. Competitors gathered on the beautiful Lac De Joix shoreline. Dozens of competitors entered the competition and had a blast.
Many thanks to Debora Zurru, owner of Sportmania, for organizing the event and spreading the Kahuna love. Debora was stoked, "The event was fantastic! All the competitors and fans had an incredible time. When I promoted the event on Facebook there have been so many shares from SUP groups and lovers I could not believe it! We expect next year's event to grow and continue to flourish."
USC student JJ Kirkpatrick reached out to the USC community to support a great cause of introducing underprivileged families to fitness equipment. Kahuna Creations' own Hank Rubenstein and USC alumni offered to help. Kahuna Creations was happy to donate multiple sets of longboards, Kahuna Sticks and of course some helmets to meet the community's needs. Hank stopped by one of the family's home and gave the kids instruction. The Kahuna Creations' donation meant so much to the community and It was awesome to watch the kids thrive and light up when they started riding! It was an honor to help the Los Angeles community introduce great fitness products to their children."To see the excitement in the eyes of these great kids was incredible. They jumped on the longboards and landpaddles and had a blast. There was good feelings everywhere" Hank Rubenstein, Kahuna Creations marketing.
Kahuna Creations rocked the Agenda trade show in southern California this summer. The highlight of the show was the live artwork by Samoan Chief Su'a Freewind, owner of Black Wave Tattoo in Los Angeles, CA. He began his artistry of a custom Polynesian tattoo board which will eventually be added to the Shaka Longboard Series. Chief Freewind has been featured on National Geographic for his tattoo work and is one of Kahuna Creations' master board artisan.
We had a great time visiting the North Shore Surf Shop crew in Haleiwa, Hawaii on the legendary north shore of Oahu where it all happens. North Shore Surf Shop is THE #1 surfshop in Hawaii and is rolling with the Kahuna Creations brand.
When you are in Oahu make sure you stop by the North Shore Surf Shop to get all of your surfing and Kahuna Creations long boarding gear.
Franc Mendez is a recent addition to the Kahuna Creations 'Ohana and is stoked to share his experience. Aside from land paddling, Franc spends his time piloting vintage aircraft, his favorite being the Russian Warbird Yak 52. Franc flies for fun and in formation with other warbirds.
Franc says, "It's not everyday that one finds something this exciting as land paddling. I live in Phoenix, Arizona, but I'm formerly from South Africa. I like living in Phoenix, but I'm not close to water so I miss kayaking and water sports. I wanted to get into SUP having tried it in Hawaii, but I live at least 40 minutes drive from anywhere that would make SUP practical. This is what made Kahuna Creations and the sport of land paddling so appealing."
Franc continues, "It's important to stay fit and healthy for my job. I'm a long haul Boeing 777 pilot. My flights range from 12 to 15 hours long so I try to exercise between flights. I find running boring and it is tough to stay motivated to hit the gym. Land paddling on my Kahuna longboard gives me a fun total body workout. I highly recommend it as part of an exercise regime!"
Kahuna Board Rider & Pilot Extraordinar