Holiday Sale-A-Bration This Weekend at Wet Feet Hawaii!!!

Come join us Saturday December 18 and Sunday the 19th for our Holiday Tent Sale! We will be offering special board and paddle packages, goodie bags with purchase of $150 or more, free gift with Maui Jim purchase, raffle prizes and more. Bring a friend or 6 and come by from 9 to 6 and get ready for the Holidays!!!

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Free SUP Clinic, Saturday December 11

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!

Standup Paddle Training Groups with Wet Feet Hawaii

Here is our official flyer for our upcoming training groups. The groups will be a great way to get into shape and will be a good way to meet other paddlers. If you would like more information, or would like to sign up, call the shop at 808-373-7873 or come by and see us!

Get Ready for the SUP Race Season with Wet Feet!

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.

Workouts include:
*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

Free Half Day SUP Rental When You Volunteer With Us…

If you have ever spent time in or on the water in Hawaii Kai, then Maunalua Bay has been a part of your life. For most of us paddlers, Hawaii Kai is one of the go to places for standup paddling. We are so fortunate to have such a beautiful place to paddle, and it is time for us to give back to the bay that gives so much to us.

Come and Volunteer to support Malama Maunalua in their effort to “Huki”(pull) invasive algae on Sat 11/6 at 9am. Sign up at the Wet Feet store & receive a gift certificate for a free 1/2 day SUP & Paddle rental at Wet Feet! Gift certificates will be given out after the “Huki”. Come sign up today!!!

The spread of invasive, non-native marine algae is one of the greatest threats to Hawai‘i’s coral reefs and other near shore marine ecosystems. Hundreds of alien species have been introducted to O`ahu over the past decades. Free from predation and other control measures that would be found where these species are naturally found, some of these alien species are able to take advantage of new conditions and grow rapidly. As alien algae spreads, it grows over and smothers coral reefs and native algal communities, killing extensive areas of native habitat. Lowered populations of reef fish, a result of unsustainable fishing pressure and poor habitat conditions, are unable to keep the algae in check.

Five species of alienmarine algae have shown this ability to grow and spread at alarming rates, outcompeting our native corals and limu, and so destroying native reefs. Of these five species of alien algae, three are devastating Maunalua Bay. Gracilaria salicornia (a relative to our native manauea), Acanthophora spicifera, and Avrainvillea amadelpha.

Removing alien algae from high priority coral reefs is essential to the survival of Hawaii’s reefs. Currently, Malama Maunalua is implementing a number of measures to address this quickly growing problem.

14 Shopping Days Left!!!

If you are anything like me, the last few weeks are a special time…Christmas decorations go up, Starbucks brings out the Christmas cup,  every store, bank, restaurant, bar etc is playing Christmas music, and the realization that shopping procrastination has once again taken place sets in.  Suddenly those Christmas tunes start sounding a little less cheery, the banker wearing the Santa hat seems a little less cute, and the stress of the season takes over.

Well, in order to make sure that you spend a little less time stressing these next two weeks, and a little more time in the water, we here at Wet Feet have comprised a list of some our favorite holiday gifts and stocking stuffers (all conveniently located here at Wet Feet in Aina Haina)…

1.  Gerry Lopez’ new book, SURF is where you find it

If you come by the shop tomorrow (Saturday, December 12) from 4pm to 7pm, Gerry Lopez will be here signing copies of his book.

2.  SUUNTO Fitness Watches

Transform your training with Suunto fitness watches. Suunto training watches pack a whole range of data into a lightweight package: real-time and average heart rate, calories burned, training effect, PC data tracking, and more.

3.  Kaenon Sunglasses –Hard Kore

Designed for men and women, HARD KORE is offered in two lens shape options – Regular lens shape for smaller faces or high cheek bone structures; and Large lens shape is approximately 2 millimeters wider and deeper than the Regular HARD KORE lens shape – for larger faces and greater protection from the elements

4.  Dakine Waterman’s Pack

The first and only watersports specific hydration pack helps keep you on the water all day.

5.  Indo Board

With the Indo board, what you have is a mini gym in the comfort of your living room! You can perform functional fitness exercises on both the roller and cushion in combination with dumb bells, stretch bands, and medicine balls such as squats, push-ups, oblique twists, lunges and wood chops.

Other items are available as well both here at the shop and through our website at http://www.wetfeethawaii.com

Happy Holidays from the Wet Feet Crew!!