As most of you have probably noticed, we’ve moved our new content over to our Facebook page for the most part, as it seemed to be where everyone was checking anyhow. If you were wondering where we went, hope that clears it up. If you want to keep up on what’s happening in the ever changing world of BARK, head on over and check it out!
With that out of the way, we got an email from the guys up in the Santa Barbarea that needed to be posted up here too. It’s 18 minutes, but it’s well worth your time as far as we’re concerned. Thanks guys. www.friendshippaddle.org
Morgan sent the link last night of a segment in the skills series she was putting together with SUP the magazine that seemed worthy of repost here. It’s titled, ‘How to Surf a Race Board,’ and covers the basics of how to use the surf to your advantage come race day.
Disclaimer: BE CAREFUL. Your BARK was designed and constructed to get you to the finish line fastest, not to be smashed into the sand while you learn to surf.
From the first lady of paddling. Get your order in early!
Kanesa Duncan recently put in the order for her 2012 race board and her attention to detail was pretty impressive. She compared and contrasted the conditions where her past boards had really shined and what she was hoping to get in the next one. So goes the evolution of BARK boards….
The board underneath you is the result of the attention to detail and the R&D of the entire BARK team. Joe’s collaboration with the very best in the sport, like Kanesa Duncan, keeps each board model constantly progressing and getting closer and closer to that ‘magic’ board. Check out the R&D pics below and, if you’re planning to race a new board in 2012, do it soon before everyone starts scrambling.
Kanesa already has her order in.
She’ll probably get to the finish line before you too……
Leave it to Joe to come up with something crazier than the last and sure enough, he did. Rumors of a feat unimagined to date started swirling in late fall…. A journey so crazy that all who heard of it assumed it would pass…. BUT IT NEVER DID!
Joe put together a group to do one of the most amazing endurance athletic tests he could conceive. Friday AM paddle to Catalina, Sat AM run the Catalina Marathon, bus back to the isthmus Sat PM after the run, Sun AM paddle back to the mainland. Any of those on their own are impressive, but all 3 in consecutive days is nuts.
They did it. Then Charlie cooked some of his famous chicken. WOW……
Please add some comments to point out who did what and some Facebook links for additional photos!
The unofficial official start to paddle season is just weeks away everyone. That’s right, Cold Hands is Sunday March 4 with registration starting at 7AM. Hope your boards don’t have too much dust on them, you got some surf this winter and you’re ready to start this crazy cycle one more time! Here’s the word direct from Ocean of Hope team leader and all around tough guy, Aimee:
Hope all of you can make it to the official kick-off of the paddleboard racing season! Easy 4 mile course. And yeah, sometimes, it’s not even cold!
COLD HANDS PADDLE
Sunday, March, 4, 2012
Cabrillo Beach, San Pedro, CA
7:00am: registration opens
8:30am Pre-race meeting/Race Starts
Awards Ceremony and Joe Bark SUP Raffle to Follow
Live Music following the race (weather permitting)
Race Entry: free to enter all ages. All participants MUST sign waiver
NO Pre-Registration Available (sign up on race day)
*T-shirts: famously awesome t-shirts will be available for sale
**Food: Some limited quantities of pre and post race
snacks and nutrition will be provided, please plan on bringing your own food if you wish…
This is a fundraising event for The Ocean of Hope. Please support our raffle and t-shirt sales and feel free to donate at registration. All donations are tax deductible and help to fund second opinion grants for sarcoma cancer patients through the Sarcoma Alliance.