Come join Morgan Hoesterey, Jenny Kalmbach, and Nicole Madosik in Hawaii Kai for a free SUP Clinic on Saturday, December 11 from 9am to 11am. Bring your board and your friends and come spend a few hours talking paddling with us!
Do you have a hard-to-shop-for standup paddler in your life? If so, then we have good news for you. Wet Feet Hawaii has tons of holiday shopping ideas for you. Come on by the shop, and we will be happy to help you figure out something to get the person who seems to have everything. In the meantime, here are a few suggestions…
1. Sweet Waterwear.
Wet Feet is proud to carry Sweet Waterwear. Features of these tanks and paddleshirts include: UPF 50+, are quickdrying, are cut specifically with paddling in mind, and are very flattering. For a limited time, get a free Sweet Waterwear trucker hat with purchase of a paddleshirt.
2. Board Protection Kit
We all love our paddleboards and want to keep them looking nice for as long as possible. We have several products designed to keep your board looking like new. Rail savers by Puka Patch protect the rails from dings and chipped paint, while nose and tailguards by Surfco make sure that your board is safe during transport. Finally to protect your paddle, we have Paddle Guard Kits by Surfco.
3. Gift Certificates
Give the gift of fitness with certificates for our Spring and Race Season Training Programs. Gift Certificates are also available for our Molokai Training Group, our new Eco Tours and our Standup Paddleboard Rentals.
4. Standup Paddleboards
Want to make someone’s Holiday season? Nothing says “I Love You” like a new standup paddleboard. We carry several different models and manufacturers, including: Surftech, Boardworks (C4, Paddle Surf Hawaii), Starboard, Jimmy Lewis, and Blair among others. Come check out our in store inventory and see what we can do for you.
We wish all of you a Happy Holiday Season, and hope that we can help you pick out that perfect gift. Come by the shop to celebrate the Holidays with us!
With the new year comes a new season of racing. The Holiday Burn Off race hosted by Pa’a officially starts off the Honolulu race scene on January 8th. (For a complete list of Hawaii races along with races around the world, check out www.allsupraces.com).
For may people, the races are intimidating. We get a lot of people coming in to the shop saying that they are afraid to do the races because they feel they aren’t ready to paddle out that far, aren’t fast enough, or fit enough. In a effort to get everyone ready to have a safe and fun race season, Wet Feet has put together a few training groups to get everyone ready to get out there and paddle.
Spring Training Group:
January 8 – March 5, 2011
8 weeks: 3 one hour sessions per week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays to prepare for the upcoming race season.
*Stretching and flexibility on land
*Strength and conditioning for SUP
*Race practice and paddling technique
Race Season Readiness Training Group
March 5- May 29, 2011
12 Weeks, 3 one hour sessions per week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays to get into shape for the race season
Training programs include:
*Weekly workout schedules provided via e-mail
*Emphasis on speed, agility, technique and endurance
*Workouts will get longer and more intensive each week leading up to a taper for the Battle of the Paddle Hawaii
*Ultimate goal is to be race ready
Program will feature:
*Speed: Pairing up with people of like speed to add friendly competition to the training program. Learn what it feels like to race instead of just paddling hard.
*Strength and Flexibility: Dryland training to strengthen muscles used in padding and flexibility for warm up and recovery
*Agility: Board handling work including turns, bumps, and crowds.
*Technique: Paddling technique for efficiency, turning technique and footwork
*Endurance: Long weekend paddles to increase endurance
Give us a call at the shop 808-373-7873 for pricing and more information
Here are two videos from Nikki Gregg that were made for TEVA.com. These tips are especially useful if you are just starting out with Stand Up Paddling.
If you would like to do some sea sweeping of your own, come into Wet Feet and ask us about our Eco Bags! Bags that are designed to carry trash that you pick up while you are out stand up paddling.
For the past two weeks, I have been helping Nikki Gregg film her new Stand Up Paddle Fitness video. I think this video will be really useful to those paddlers out there who appreciate the fitness aspect of Stand Up. I asked Nikki what one of her favorite exercises that can be done to improve someone’s paddling, and this is what she gave me….
Begin in a plank position on your stand up board out on the water. Make sure that you are centered in the middle of the board so that you don’t rock from side to side.
Keeping your shoulders, hips and toes in line, bring your right knee up to touch your right arm. Keep your back nice and straight and use your abdominal muscles to do the work for you.
Return your right leg to the starting position, and then repeat the exercise with your left leg. Repeat this for 30 second to 1 minute intervals to strengthen your core!
For more information about Nikki Gregg and her Stand Up Paddle Fitness program, visit her site at http://www.nikkigregg.com. Also, look for her new Stand Up Paddle Fitness Video which should be available in the early spring of 2010.