Posts from the ‘SUP Gladiators’ Category

  • Infinity Surf Signs Chris “Chill” Hill to surf and race team

    July 20th, 2012 | News, SUP Gladiators, Uncategorized | Casey Gotcher | No Comments

    Infinity Surf has just landed another top tier surfer and elite racer.  This time they went east.  Chris Hill, or “Chill” as his friends know him, is a very popular figure on the eastern coast of the U.S.  He has been winning surf competitions in North Carolina and other other Eastern states for years.  He […]

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  • Gladiator of the Month–Rob Rojas

    July 11th, 2011 | SUP Gladiators | Casey Gotcher | 1 Comment

    Its been a little while since we announced a Gladiator Award.  I have found that its takes much longer to do these than I originally anticipated, due to the time spent researching candidates, working around the recipients schedule, as well as my own travel schedule.  That all said, I am really happy to announce Rob […]

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  • Gladiator of the Week–Chris “Chill” Hill

    May 13th, 2011 | News, SUP Gladiators | Casey Gotcher | No Comments

    It has been several weeks since we honored a new “Gladiator of the Week.”  The main reason for this is, I really wanted to find someone on the east coast that I thought would fit profile.  I spoke to quite a few people about it, especially at the Carolina Cup.  I got a handful of […]

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  • Rob Rojas Signs with O’Neill

    May 10th, 2011 | News, SUP Gladiators | Casey Gotcher | No Comments

      Congratulations to Rob Rojas!  This is fantastic news.  Glad to see O’Neill finally decided to get into the game.  They couldn’t have picked a finer brand ambassador to represent them. Casey Rob Rojas doing his part to keep the Ocean and the beaches clean (Baby Beach April 2011) O’Neill to Host Paddle Events in […]

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  • Inspiration – By Dave Kalama

    May 5th, 2011 | Instruction, SUP Gladiators | Casey Gotcher | No Comments

    This is actually a blog post  Dave wrote almost a year ago.  It has been such an inspiration to me over the last 10 months or so, that I decided to repost it.  I have read this story at least 3 times and it doesn’t get old.  When I am out on a training run […]

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  • SUP Gladiator Ambassador Award–“Uncle George” Kalilikane

    April 27th, 2011 | Destinations, SUP Gladiators | Casey Gotcher | 1 Comment

      Last summer my wife and I traveled to the motherland of SUP, Hawaii.  Our first stop was the island of Oahu.  A few months prior to our trip,  I had become Facebook friends with Sam Pa’e, who as many of you know, is a legendary waterman and SUP Surfer in Hawaii.  Sam invited Tanya […]

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  • Gladiators Unite for Maui to Molokai Race, and Maliko Downwind Run

    April 26th, 2011 | Contests, SUP Gladiators | Casey Gotcher | No Comments

      If you have been following this blog for any amount of time, you know that on occasion we award a deserving Elite Level Paddler, the “Gladiator of the Week Award.”  This is something I take pretty seriously.  I do quite a bit of research into each one, to make sure each one of these […]

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  • Favorite Stand Up Paddler Results are in!

    April 20th, 2011 | Contests, SUP Gladiators | Casey Gotcher | 1 Comment

      The results are in and the people have spoken.  Slater Trout took home the prize on this poll.  Early on he was way ahead, but Dave Kalama and Danny Ching came on strong towards the end, finishing 2nd and 3rd respectively.  Laird came in 4th place, which was interesting, since he is the guy […]

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  • Introducing JM Paddleboards – Elite Race Boards by Jamie Mitchell

    April 15th, 2011 | Gear, SUP Gladiators | Casey Gotcher | 2 Comments

      Jamie Mitchell, 9 time Molokai to Oahu Paddle Champ, and 2009 Battle of the Paddle Champ, is in the process of launching a new line of Race Boards. These boards carry his own personal brand name, as opposed to his previous boards, which carried the Lahui Kai Brand.  According to Jamie, you can get […]

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  • Amit Inbar tearing it up in Israel! via Ran Kalif

    April 12th, 2011 | SUP Gladiators | Casey Gotcher | No Comments

      Several times per week I get emails from people around the world, asking me to post something or promote something for them.  More often than not, I don’t think its something our readers would get anything out of, so I don’t post it.  Every once in a while, I get some really good stuff […]

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  • Gladiator of the Week–Jeremy Riggs

    March 29th, 2011 | SUP Gladiators | Casey Gotcher | 2 Comments

    One of the really cool things about running a Stand Up Paddle website, is that you get to meet some really cool people.  Over the last couple of weeks, I have gotten to know Jeremy Riggs, of Maui, as I prepared for this article.  What a great guy, and a great talent. Often how I […]

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  • Shark Fishing from a SUP–Crazy yes, but also totally awesome!

    March 28th, 2011 | SUP Gladiators | Casey Gotcher | 4 Comments

     I love seeing these YouTube videos of people fishing for really big fish or sharks from their SUP’s.  I have always wanted to do that, but just haven’t seemed to get around to it (fish not sharks).  This is one I came across last May and thought it was cool.  I personally think this is […]

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  • Possessed–By Dave Kalama

    March 7th, 2011 | SUP Gladiators | Casey Gotcher | No Comments

      This article has been out for a few days now, so many of you may have already read it.  I decided to post on it anyway, as I think everybody who paddles, really ought to read this.  Dave is a personal hero of mine and a true inspiration.  I get so much out of […]

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  • Karen Wrenn–Channel Islands Crossing

    March 4th, 2011 | SUP Gladiators | Casey Gotcher | No Comments

      Karen posted a video up on Vimeo of her experience.  Check it out.  Here is a link in case the embedded version gives you any trouble. CHANNEL ISLAND CROSSING from Karen Wrenn on Vimeo. Here is some additional info on her crossing if you missed it.

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  • Paddle Royale–ESPN Article on Stand Up Paddling

    March 2nd, 2011 | Contests, SUP Gladiators | Casey Gotcher | No Comments

      My thoughts first.. I had to smile at the headline for the Gallery Section “The Crew taking stand up paddling to the next level.”  Seems like I may have heard that somewhere else, like this sites mission statement. In any case, I am really glad to see Stand Up Paddling getting this kind of […]

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