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The first weekend of October was stand up paddler’s paradise in Southern California. Rainbow Sandal’s Battle of the Paddle; the Super Bowl of competitive SUP, found its way down the West Coast at Salt Creek Beach. Two action-packed days of races brought some of the best riders from around the world into town, and of course Kahuna Creations as well.
Kahuna Creations took to the beach to teach the competitive SUP community about the amazing cross training benefits of land paddling. Paddlers of all ages loved the Kahuna stoke and excitement. The biggest names in SUP were on site, with a special guest appearance from SUP/surf legend Laird Hamilton. The venue was filled with amazing SUP attractions, physical therapy, art, and outdoor leisure booths to help ease the time between races. Between the energy and the beautiful beach, next year’s Battle of the Paddle 2015 at Salt Creek will be a must-attend.
November's Shop of the Month is Dive N Surf! Located in Redondo Beach California, Dive N Surf is one of the most popular surf shops in all of Southern California and is home to Body Glove. Dive N Surf has been in the surf business for almost 60 years! Kahuna Creations loves being a part of such an established shop.
Dive N Surf employee Alex enjoys a night riding session with the Shaka Surf Longboard and Haka Kahuna Stick. “It’s super smooth and fun to ride!” Alex says, excited for a land paddle break after work.
California natives, or any other riders cruising by the area, stop by Dive N Surf on 504 N Broadway, and come say hi to Tracy or any of the other friendly employees to check out the Kahuna selection.
With Winter on our heels, we have no intention of slowing down the adrenaline. Kahuna Creations is so excited for another year with the Kahuna Snow Stick. Last year we completely sold out of the Kahuna Snow Stick, and there has been even more growth and anticipation for this Winter season!
The Kahuna Snow Grip is used for snowboarding, and can be popped on any land paddling Kahuna Stick you already have, making it a functional, interchangeable piece of equipment year-round.
When the mountain levels out, snowboarders used to have to hop, jump, or kick off a binding just to get through the flat sections. With the Kahuna Snow Stick riders easily paddle through the flats and carve it up all over the mountain.
This is amazing for advanced snowboarders that want deeper carves. A Snow Stick also brings a world of entirely new possibilities in terrain parks. It makes cross-country snowboarding possible, and nothing beats the Kahuna Snow Grip to help newbie snowboarders keep their balance, none of which we’ve ever seen before.
This is another completely original sport by Kahuna Creations, but honestly, we can’t figure out why it hasn’t been done before. We worked with incredible engineers to create the perfect Snow Grip even in the worst snow conditions. Any snowboarder, new or advanced can appreciate the need for a Kahuna Snow Stick.
Kahuna Creations appeared in a special feature on University of Southern California’s Annenberg TV Network during October. Reporter Isaac Moody was recently introduced to the land paddling craze and couldn’t help but share it with the USC community. The piece featured Kahuna Creation’s Hank Rubenstein ripping around the beautiful campus and teaching the community about the fitness benefits and fun of land paddling.
This month’s featured Board Rider comes from Santa Catarina, Brazil! Alex Foizer is the owner of MONX Board Sports. He is a well-known advocate of Land Paddling, or as they call it in Brazil, “Street SUP”. Luckily, the Kahuna team has picked up just enough Portuguese to get to know Alex a little better.
Alex is a Jack-of-all-Trades in board sports, and can be found on any board, and of course land paddling. He loves long land paddling rides, and his sessions often go for an impressive 20 Kilometers.
“I use land paddling as training for endurance,” says Foizer “ I train for board sports and teach others to surf and stand up paddle out of the water with the Kahuna Stick.”
Alex spends his time with variations of surfing, and is always looking for new ways to contribute to these sports, especially in his Brazilian hometown.
“Street SUP is perfect” says Foizer, “It can also be great preparation for other sports. I teach others to Street Sup when learning to surf, kite surf, windsurf and wakeboard. It’s a great method of physical conditioning.”
Alex Foizer loves cruising through life with a board under his feet, Kahuna Stick in hand, and a smile on his face. Thanks for sharing the Kahuna love out in Brazil!
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