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  • Phoenix Rising–Infinity has a new Star in their lineup

    July 20th, 2012 | Gear, News, Reviews, Uncategorized | Casey Gotcher | 3 Comments

    If you read my earlier post about Chris Hill joining Team Infinity, you already know part of the reason for his decision to join the Boehne’s in their quest to design the best surf boards on the planet.  What I left out of that story was the second component to this relationship.  Infinity will become […]

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  • 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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  • New SUP World Record Achieved

    July 10th, 2012 | Uncategorized | Casey Gotcher | 1 Comment

    World Record Achieved For Immediate Release (July 2nd, 2012)24-Hour Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Distance World Record Achieved June 27th 2012Stand Up Paddling Distance World Record Set, Yukon River in Canada’s Yukon Territory, 238 miles (383 Kilometers) paddled in one day (24 hours), ending June, 27th 2012. June 26, 2012 – Ben Friberg set out on […]

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  • Mitcho Goes Hamptons!

    July 10th, 2012 | Uncategorized | SUP Gladiator | No Comments

    It’s amazing to think that when I first met Jamie he was having trouble finding a sponsor. Now 6 years later and 10 Molokai World Championships under his belt, Jamie is clearly defined as not only one of the elite Paddleboard racers of today, but has also cemented himself as a legendary waterman forever. It […]

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  • The Devastator – a 17’6 Unlimited By MHL

    March 13th, 2012 | Reviews | Casey Gotcher | 8 Comments

    It has been a while since I have done any product reviews, but I have a few new products that justify the time and space on the site.  My most recent purchase is from a Custom Shaper out of Puerto Rico, called MHL.  I had been in the market for an unlimited board for over […]

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  • Slater Trout signs with Boardworks

    January 25th, 2012 | News | Casey Gotcher | 2 Comments

    Encinitas CA ( January 25, 2011) Boardworks announced today that 17 year old SUP phenom, Slater Trout, has signed on to join the Boardworks Elite Team for 2012. “We are so stoked to have Slater join our team. He is such an amazing athlete and ambassador for the sport and a great friend of the […]

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  • Riviera 12’6" Voyager – New for 2012

    January 24th, 2012 | Reviews | Casey Gotcher | 4 Comments

    I am really excited about this class of boards, and this board in particular.  I take people out for lessons on most weekends, especially during the spring and summer months.  In many cases, the people I take out really take to the sport and love it, but what board to buy is often a problem.  […]

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    January 23rd, 2012 | Uncategorized | Casey Gotcher | 4 Comments

    From SUP Magazine Surfing America recently announced its team to compete in the International Surfing Association’s (ISA) 2012 Stand Up Paddle and Paddleboard World Championships, Feb. 20-25 in Miraflores (Lima, Peru). It’s the first event of its kind pitting individual standup athletes together into a team event, much like the Davis Cup in tennis […]

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  • Move’n On–By Dave Kalama

    January 19th, 2012 | News | Casey Gotcher | No Comments

    My exit from Naish has been getting much more attention than I expected. There seems to be a lot of conjecture–some of it is pretty dramatic–so I feel motivated to give some insight as to what would make me walk away from a great company like Naish. First, I want to acknowledge the huge debt […]

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  • 2011 Video Montage by Rambo Films and Riviera

    January 4th, 2012 | Uncategorized | Casey Gotcher | No Comments

    Anytime Taylor Rambo, from Riviera sends me a video, I post it.  I do this not because I like Taylor (although I certainly do).  I do it because he is talented, and his videos are well worth watching and sharing. Enjoy! For more of Taylor’s videos, check out his Youtube Channels.

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  • Casey from SUP Gladiator on SUP Radio Show this week

    January 3rd, 2012 | Uncategorized | Casey Gotcher | No Comments

    Sup Gladiator Casey Gotcher~Sup Radio Show January 3, 2012 | Author Leslie Kolovich Leslie Kolovich talks with Casey Gotcher in the studio of 30A Radio as he and his family happened to be vacationing in area! Casey Gotcher SUP Addict, SUP Blogger, Product developer with Larry Allison creating the Elite Gladiator, and Hybrid Gladiator fins. […]

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  • Infinity’s Dave Boehne Joins Team Honolua

    December 16th, 2011 | Uncategorized | Casey Gotcher | 1 Comment

    This truly couldn’t have happened to a more deserving person. Congratulations Dave! HONOLUA SURF CO. SIGNS WATERMAN DAVE BOEHNE   IRVINE, CALIFORNIA (December 15th, 2011) Honolua Surf Co. signs Stand Up Paddleboarder Dave Boehne to the team. Dave will not only be representing the Honolua Surf Co. team but will also be a brand advocate […]

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  • Ocean Sunglasses Review

    December 11th, 2011 | Uncategorized | Casey Gotcher | No Comments

    I got a request from Ocean Sunglasses to do a product review on a specific pair that they felt were ideal for us Paddlers.  The set they sent me was called the Tierra del Fuego.  They told me these were their top sellers, and explained why with the following reasons: From the manufacturers They Look […]

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  • Riviera’s Motherload SALE! December 10th–If you are in CA. you should check this out!

    December 5th, 2011 | News | Casey Gotcher | No Comments

      The Motherload is here! On December 10th we are hosting the biggest Holiday Parking Lot SALE in history… Stand Up Paddleboards and Accessories from Riviera Paddlesurf… Snowboards, and gear from Flow Snowboarding, Clothing from Stella & Dot, Bloq Generation, Hinano, Independent Trading, and Saltwater Society… EFX Performance will be there, as well as Jen […]

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  • Checkout Ohana Paddle Sports for their Christmas Sale

    December 1st, 2011 | Uncategorized | Casey Gotcher | No Comments

    One of our Gladiator of the Week/Month recipients, Chris Hill, opened a Paddle Shop with his wife Jennifer.  After having a successful selling season, they decided it would be a good idea to give back to the community, so they are reducing their prices by a pretty good amount.  Check them out! For more info […]

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