Tagged "Travel"

Indonesia Stand Up Paddle Trip Exploring

Posted by Rich Price on

Indonesia is a beautiful place with mucho reef breaks, great food and the people are very welcoming. It does cost about $1300 USD from the east coast, but once there, its cheap. I traveled over to Bali from Hong Kong while I was doing quality control with our large order of Solace stand up boards back in early March 2016. A quick 5 hour flight and I arrived in paradise. I say quick because my last flight from Maryland to Hong Kong took about a day. Wheeew!

I hit up Uluwatu first. Took about an half an hour from the airport with a taxi. Although I was tired, I was wide awake gripping on my seatbelt as the cabby zoomed in and out of scooters and other cars. Scenery here was unreal and there were some cool bars located on the cliff that you could drink a Bing Tang while watching people surf the reef. You'll see this towards the end of the video.

I eventually made my way over to the east side of the island to Sanur. This spot was a little more resorts but still had some reasonable hotel accommodations. I was able to get a deal online for $49 a night in a place that was 1 block from the beach and was nice! You could paddle out for about a quarter mile and be into reef break. Pretty small the day I was getting footage but some locals were saying it gets about head high when you catch it right.

Check out a quick video we put together to try to capture my trip. There were many times where my old Gopro fogged up or battery was dead and I needed to just live in the moment with no camera, but I did manage to just scratch the surface with the footage I got.


Travel. Paddle. Explore

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Carolina CUP Recap 2016

Posted by Rich Price on

The Carolina CUP has been around for quite sometime now and is known as the largest East Coast stand up paddle board race event and the 2015 event marked it as the largest in the world. What!? Crazy. This is a fun event that you can bring the family and race, spectate, demo different equipment and take clinics from experts. What I like the most is meeting new people in the water sports community that bring good vibes and like to have a good time. We were lucky to score our vendor booth right next to Blue Point Brewing out of New York, which gave us easy access to beer :)

If you come to the event next year(we highly recommend to come out!) make sure you book your hotel early as they fill up quick and be prepared to pay for parking as any spots on the street are pay by the hour.

Of course, with all this action and expensive equipment hanging around, watch your belongings. We unfortunately had our trailer lock cut and two boards stolen late in the evening or early morning over the weekend. The police and event coordinators with the Wrightsville Beach Paddle Club were great with spreading the word and looking out, so cheers and much love to our North Carolina friends. Fingers crossed our boards will be returned.

Check out this trailer courtesy of the Wrightsville Beach Paddle Club.

Congrats to all the competitors! There were three races.

3.5 mile Harbor Island

6.5 mile Money Island

13.2 mile Grave Yard (Ocean start and finish)

Top 3 SUP finishers in the 3.5 mile race:

SUP 12.6 Class

1. KENNEDY, KAREN 42:56.8 4

2. MARKEL, JUSTIN 43:29.1

3. HOGAN, DANA 44:15

SUP 14 Class

1. PHILLIPS, STEVE 38:26.6

2. BURNET, ALEX 42:13.5

3. ACKLAND, BRENT 42:49.9

Top 3 SUP finishers in the 6.5 mile race:

SUP 12.6 Class

1. MARSTON, WILL 1:08:26.7

2. AVILA, RICARDO 1:08:42.1

3. HAIGIS, KEVIN 1:09:52.1

SUP 14 Class

1. SMITH, TIMOTHY 22:10.2

2. CURRY, CHRIS 1:02:02.5

3. RHODES, KEVIN 1:02:08.6

Top 3 finishers in the 13.2 mile race:

SUP 12.6 Class

1. ANDERSON, ANNABEL 2:17:07.7

2. APPLEBY, CANDICE 2:22:32.8

3. HOENSCHEID, SONNI 2:22:38.6

SUP 14 Class

1. TITOUAN, PUYO 2:04:49.3

2. GRANT, TRAVIS 2:05:11.7

3. CHING, DANNY 2:05:25.9

Bay Bridge Paddle

Come out and see us on our next stand up paddle event in Annapolis, Maryland at the Bay Bridge Paddle on May 14th 2016. Boards will be here for demo.



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Large Surf from winter storm Jonas 2016 - Ocean City, Maryland

Posted by Rich Price on

Some quick clips of Winter Storm Jonas on January 24, 2016 filmed by unscene productions of some incredible waves with some step-offs in Ocean City, MD and tunes by Soak performing the song "Sea Creatures'" with no rights reserved of the song....produced for Hooked On OC promoting Ocean City, Maryland and the incredible swell generated by the Winter Storm Jonas....filmed at 1000mm cold and no image stabilizer manual focus.
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