Sunday, May 30, 2010

Roar Industries SUP Expo

Roar Industries Expo SUP Comp 2010

With a big weekend planned we headed down to Currumbin – Gold Coast early on Thursday night.

Woogie had planned to go and SUP Surf South Straddie with Jacko, Tully, Jake, Macca and a few others early on Friday Morning but the conditions did not favour Straddie so they headed South to Fingal just over the NSW boarder.

That afternoon an advanced Technique clinic was planned to help improve some problems the distance paddles have been getting.

Practicing what he preaches - Woogie showing proper technique

Conditions of Friday were great but by Saturday we had a mini Cyclone down in Sydney, which was playing havoc with the conditions on the Gold Coast. Small Waves with a North North West wind was a shocking combination for State Titles & the Roar Industries SUP Expo.

During the final of the Sprint race - Woogie closely followed by Troy Pease

All first round heats were surfed and competitors were hoping for better condition on Sunday.

Sunday was just as bad but without the Rain. Sunday saw the 1/4 finals semi’s & Finals of all divisions as well as the Sprints.

Billy During the Roar Industries Srpints

Lineing up for the Final Sprint Race at the Roar Industries Comp
Troy Pease, Woogie Marsh, James Billy Watson

Relaxed & Focused before the heats of the Sprints

Trevor Hendy & Woogie

Overall Placings.

1st James Watson
2nd Jackson Close
3rd Keahi DeAboitiz
4th Noel Graham
5th Woogie Marsh
6th Jake Talbot
7th Trevor Hendy
8th Andrew Cassidy
9th John Christenson
10th Troy Pease
11th Paul Jackson
12th Roger Saunders
13th Nick McDonald
14th Steven Walker
15th Johnathon Stubbs
16th Scott Penwarn
17th Jamie Whillems
18th Tully St John
19th Beau Nixon
20th Dan Cleary
21st Kyron Rathbone
22nd Jason McMannus
23rd Phil Gregory

Saturday, May 22, 2010

2010 OC1 / OC2 Series

Here are a couple of Dates to mark down on the calendar.
AOCRA OC1 OC2 Series Calendar 2010

Race 1 - Mooloolaba OCC Sunshine Coast QLD 21/8/10

Race 2 - Tweed / Ballina NSW 11/9/10

Race 3 - Fraser Coast OCC Harvey Bay QLD 2/10/10

Race 4 - Noosa Heads Noosa OCC 23/10/10

Race 5 - Gold Coast Cup 13/11/10
OC1 OC2 Nationals 11/12/10 - 12/12/10 Coffs Harbour OCC NSW

Proposed Date for the new shipment of OC1 Kia Kaha Canoes - Wainui & Hiko Canoes is August

Monday, May 17, 2010

Kia Kaha Canoes & Paddles Hawaii

Kia Kaha Canoes & Paddles Hawaii

Kia Kaha Canoes and Paddles was one of the three businesses completely wiped-out in last week’s fire that destroyed a 13,000-square-foot warehouse in Puhi, Kauai. Kia Kaha’s production and design workshop was located in the warehouse. Kauai County officials estimated the damage to the building and the businesses to be in the millions.
Kia Kaha owner, Maui Kjeldsen unfortunately lost two canoe molds and all his custom Kia Kaha paddle molds in the fire along with his production materials for future orders and twenty completed paddles that were about to be shipped. Kjeldsen hopes to secure a new location for his warehouse and have Kia Kaha’s capacity to accept new paddle orders secured as soon as possible.
Kjeldsen apologizes to all his customers that have been patiently waiting for their paddles. “Obviously these are circumstances beyond our control. I will work hard to get the paddles back into production hopefully before the end of the paddling season.” He is asking customers to please visit his for the latest status on the paddle production.
The only bright spot is that Kjeldsen had just returned from a trip to his OC-1 canoe manufacturer in China. He had delivered his Wainui and new Hiko OC-1 canoe molds for production so they were not destroyed in the fire. Therefore the production of both the Wainui and the Hiko OC-1 canoes will not be interrupted and Kia Kaha is currently accepting orders. To place an order or for more information, please email
On a personal note, Kjeldsen who is a Kauai fireman and expecting his second baby with his wife Jody wanted to express his sincere gratitude and appreciation to his customers, all the firefighters who tackled the blaze and to his family, friends and the community for all their support. “I was two weeks away from taking some time off with the new baby’s arrival and was working hard to complete my outstanding paddle orders. This fire has changed everything. The important thing is that no one was hurt”. (Photo: Kauai Fire Department Prevention Bureau)

Kia Kaha Advanced Technique Clinic

With such a great response from the Advanced SUP Clinic we are running Clinic in after the XCEL Ocean Race on the 12th June.

Dates Set
13th June - Day After the Xcel Ocean Race
Time: TBA
Cost: $35

Location: Roar Industries Shop

More details soon!!

Salt Water Festival 30 km Video

Woogie 20 km down 10 to go!
Click on Rambo's Locker to see Video

Kia Kaha Covers & Tie Downs

Kia Kaha Tie Downs

Currently One size 2.5m variety of colours
Cost $15
Kia Kaha Outrigger Paddle Stretch Covers
Variety of Colours
Costs $35
Kia Kaha SUP Paddle Stretch Covers
Variety of Colours
Costs $45

1000 Flat Update

Due to the limited time to organise major sponsors we have decided to down size the event.

The 1000 Flat will still race:

Date: Saturday 15th May
Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost $10 - to cover insurance
Location: Noosa Lions Park Witta Circle

Turn up early to register.

Also on show

Demo Boards From
Dale Chapman
Laguna Bay

Smyths Hairdressing
Coreban SUP Boards
Dale Chapman
Kia Kaha Canoes & Paddles
Bluewater Players

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Hastings Point Gap

Saltwater Festival 8 -9 May


In conjunction with the Roar Industries Roar Comp Expo

Date: 29 - 30th May (Sunday Clinic Day)
LOCATION: Currumbin Alley
Cost: $35 pp must have own gear

Contact Roar Industries Shop 0418722928 or 55257003

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

KIA KAHA SUP Paddling Clinic

KIA KAHA SUP Paddling Clinic

Date: 9th May Sunday 2010

Time: 8:30 am – 11:00 am

Cost: $25

Location: Kingscliff Boat Ramp – Cnr of Moss Street & Marine Parade Kingscliff.

Areas of Interest:

Working on paddling Fitness

Introduction to Ocean Conditions

Swell Riding

Getting off an Open Beach with a 12’6 + Board

Paddle Techniques / Paddle Steering / correction strokes


On land training


KIA KAHA OC6 Paddling Clinic


Helping developed the sport of Outrigger Canoeing and Stand Up paddling through Proper Paddling Technique Stroke and Ocean Awareness.

Venue: Short Street - Caloundra

Time: 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Cost: $25 pp

This clinic is designed for any paddler from beginners to advanced, looking for more knowledge. Woogie will be working on a few areas in which to improve strength and technique in the canoe.

Such areas are:

Basic Paddling stroke

Blade Entry

Power phase of Stroke

Blade Exit

Recovery Phase

Different types of Strokes Hawaiian / Tahitian

Breathing techniques while paddling

There will be a mixer of Land based and Water based activities.

Oiwi Ocean Gear


Oiwi Ocean Gear


Our mission at ‘Ōiwi is to provide functional, attractive apparel for paddlers and ocean sport enthusiasts. One definition of ‘ōiwi means native in the Hawaiian language and our designs capture the unique lifestyle of the Hawaiian islands.

Over 95% of our products are cut, sewn, and printed in the U.S.A. We pride ourselves in partnering with U.S. companies to bring our products to market. All products have been developed and designed by ’Ōiwi in Hawai‘i.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Kauai World Challenge Safety

Woogie on a Wainui Canoe coming into the Salt Pond Finish. Great Last Wave to take 2nd place Open Mens. Paddling Partner Maui Kjeldsen.