Monday, January 12, 2009

Kia Kaha MKSUP 8.5'

Our New Stand Up Paddle has been hitting the waves over the summer with some great results.

This is a very efficient blade with a good catch and clean release.

Dimensions of Paddle 8.5" wide, 16" long
and an 8-degree angle.

We have two different types of our tapered shafts
Full Carbon
Carbon Kevlar

Shaft lengths made to order.

These design currently out of stock.

We make all our Paddles locally on the Sunshine Coast - so have the ability to customize paddles to individuals. What a great way to pick your paddle out of the crowd.

Little Island Surf Boards

Little Island lives at Bicheno, on Tasmania's sunny east coast.
(Check out the Google map for a closer view ..)

Give us a ring on 0418 300620 if you're coming to town and we can arrange to show you the range of boards in stock.

We may have the odd board or two in selected surf shops, ask if there's any near you.

Email us at:

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Honey Girl Water Wear

Honey Girl Story
Honey Girl was founded in Hawaii in 1997, when it's first collection of Junior/Women swimwear and clothing was launched.

It all started when Louisa Hoover began designing swimsuits for herself and friends to wear surfing. "The fun part was testing the suits", remembers Louisa, who grew up on a boat in Waikiki just steps from her favorite home break "Kaisers" and knew the necessity of a good "surf suit".

Today Honey Girl can be found in over 100 of the best surf and swim shops throughout Hawaii, East Coast, West Coast, Canada, Australia, Japan, and Carribean.

To meet the high demand for matching Toddler & Tween line of swimwear, Louisa launched her first children's swimwear collection in 2000 for which her baby daughter (Chelsea) was her inspiration for a line that became Little Honeys. The Little Honeys collection offers swimwear and clothing for toddlers & girls ages 1 to 14.

At Honey Girl, we take pride in the construction, fit, and function of our swimwear, and use only high quality fabric and lining, as well as durable sewing (made in the USA). We hope you enjoy wearing Honey Girl as much as we enjoy designing them!

Contact Jodie direct if you would like your very own Bikini party showing at your place.

Also available Little Honeys

Australian Long Boarder Magazine

In the latest Australian Longboarder magazine there are great pictures of some of our team riders including Woogie brutalising the blade, Dane Wilson (Gordon & Smith), Chris DeAboitz (Stand Up Paddle Surfing Australia). Make sure you check it out!
Photo By the awesome Peter Aitchison.

2009 Events

Kia Kaha is planning to be at a couple of events to get us through the year.

February 2009
Bo Herbert Memorial Race
Tutukaka Northland
21st - 22nd Feb 2009
30 / 40 km

Check out link for more details

March 2009
Noosa Festival of Surfing
15th - 22nd March

All SUP events on the Sunday 15th March

More details on

March 2009
21st - 29th March

More Details

Honolua Distance Race
Snapper to Currumbin Alley

Honolua Surf Challenge
Currumbin Alley
November 2009

SEQ OC1, OC2 & SUP Series
October - December 2009

Australian OC1, OC2 & SUP Nationals
December 2009
Coffs Harbour

Kia Kaha Goals for 2009

We splashed out and got a Go Pro camera for Christmas and our hope is to bring you some great SUP & OC1 actions.

Goals for 2009:
Arrival of Wainui Canoes

Conan Herbert 2008 Molokai Channel

New Paddles which include:
Tahitian OC Paddle
Small water Steers Paddle

Honey Girl Water Wear Bikinis -

The Year that was

Well Kia Kaha had a busy couple of months with the increase of SUP paddle sales and interest from Shops on the Gold Coast & Melbourne.

Check out our shop list for more details on places you can find Kia Kaha MK SUP 8.5'

November was full with OC1 & SUP races with Kia Kaha giving away 11 vouchers at the final of the SEQ OC1 OC2 Series.

Mariana from Kaipuna OCC was the luck winner of the most improved paddle for the Series and walked away with a new MK OC 8.5 Paddle - we made a few changes for Mariana as she is still young with developing bones. The MK OC 8.5' has a FG shaft which has slightly more flex in it than the normal Hybrid OC paddle. With this type of shaft Mariana will be able to change it while she is growing.

December saw the OC1, OC2 & SUP Australian Long Distance Nationals held by Coffs Coast OCC. It was a fully packed weekend with the 8 km & 25 km races held on the Sunday.

Results from the SUP races
8 km
Sue Sheard - 14' Vortice
Jodie Marsh - 14' Penetrator

25 km
Woogie Marsh - 18' Penetrator
Paul Jackson - DC 17'
Jake Talbort - DC 16'
Simon Dodd - Vortice
Dale Chapman - DC 16'

All paddled a great race in testing conditions

for more results check out the Coffs Harbour -

Footage from the 25 km Race">