Ocean Paddler TV Premiere - Hawaii


we would like to thank the paddling community for its support. After years of covering events and crossings in Hawaii, Time Warner has supported us in creating a new TV show dedicated to the sport, lifestyle and culture relating to paddling.

Ocean Paddler TV will premiere this Tuesday, April 22nd at 6:30 PM on OC-16 in Hawaii. The show will air on average 10 times per week and we are planning to start showing the program in SoCal and mainland in the next coming months.

Your comments and suggestions will be greatly appreciated, please email them to:


Hawaiian Xtreme Sports TV / Ocean Paddler TV

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Submitted by HawaiianX on Mon, 04/21/2008 - 8:40am


#1 Mon, 04/21/2008 - 11:07am

That is kick ass news! Big mahalo to anyone who had a hand in making this happen.

#2 Mon, 04/21/2008 - 12:55pm

That is great news. Thanks HawaiianX and OC-16, will there be a way to watch Ocean Paddler TV online also?

#3 Tue, 04/22/2008 - 9:35am

Ocean Paddler will be online at :
and at:
within the next month.
We will also need ocpaddler.com's input on the show and see if this is something that could possibly be embedded here under the 'video' section.
We appreciate this forum and the opportunity we have to spread the word about our program.
Please let us know what everyone's opinion is - positive or negative - it will help in guiding our content.

#4 Tue, 04/22/2008 - 9:41pm

You don't want any extra content do you HawaiianX?

I'm gearing up for lot's of footage from the Hamilton Cup. Good chance i might have POV Cams on some of the top Hawaiian paddlers as well, both OC1 and OC6.

I'm raising funds locally at the moment for extra equipment to compliment what i have.

Cheers Rambo

#5 Tue, 04/22/2008 - 10:52pm

When will the first episode be aired again? I missed the premiere last night & can't find airing info at oc16 :(

#6 Wed, 04/23/2008 - 2:00pm

I think the show was the sh.....t. everything about it. I felt all pump when i saw the state race and watching the pros surf...it was like a surfing video rite before you go to the beach....you get all pump.......................

#7 Wed, 04/23/2008 - 4:13pm

im so stoked on this show. mean clips from states. that stand up paddle is nutz. those waves were cranking. and i wanna try sailing canoes too those things fly.

#8 Thu, 04/24/2008 - 10:15am

This is a fabulous opportunity to showcase and promote our sport and honor it's cultural traditions. Hat's off to Hawaiian X for including OC in this project. I loved the show and look forward to the next episode.

Cheers Rambo

#9 Thu, 04/24/2008 - 11:36am

Yeah the sup contest was great. The state race footage was really motivating. Some of the best ive seen. i hope they keep it going.

#10 Thu, 04/24/2008 - 7:36pm

Right on guys! We really needed this to happen... Its a big step in the right direction.

#11 Thu, 04/24/2008 - 9:41pm

Thank you all for the great response.

Ocean Paddler's normal TV schedule on OC-16 for prime time is:
Tuesday's at 6:30 PM
Thursday's at 10PM
Friday's at 9:30 PM
Sunday's at 3PM
+ another 5 repeats.

Please note some will be preempted for Live events.

#12 Fri, 04/25/2008 - 5:58pm

What about Nor Cal? did you say it would air over here?

#13 Fri, 04/25/2008 - 6:41pm

just saw the replay, great footage. hope to see many more episodes.

#14 Fri, 04/25/2008 - 10:20pm

The show was so unreal. Loved every bit of it. Great job Alex and team. Our community needs to show our support to keep it going. Who do I contact to get information on advertising?

It is about time someone did a quality show about our state sport. Lets help Alex and his team get the word out.

I own a small business but would like to show my support and advertise.

#15 Mon, 04/28/2008 - 9:09am

I agree with Thomas, we have to show our support for the show. I thought it was very well done, best I have ever seen. I enjoyed seeing all the different paddlling sports. I enjoyed how you tied in the cultural stuff at the end and the grafics were mean!

Right on Alex, you have done what no others have been able to do. I saw the names of the people who are on your team. Great folks. They know what they are doing. Kudo's to Dolan, Nakoa, Terri, Joss, your film crew, the host and all who are a part of this. I can't wait to see it again. My wife who doesnt paddle watched it with me and now she wants to get in to it.

#16 Mon, 04/28/2008 - 9:47am

Right on Kanu143. I was out in the channel yesterday and saw the helo's filming. I was told it was Ocean Paddler TV. This guy is on it and we all need to support it. I heard alot of good buzz in Molokai.

#17 Mon, 04/28/2008 - 2:58pm

what about Nor Cal?

#18 Mon, 04/28/2008 - 6:52pm

the Waterchannel is coming back on in June.
20+mill households in the US - check availability in your market.

#19 Mon, 04/28/2008 - 8:22pm

Mahalo to all of you who have posted your comments and excitement. Good or bad, we want to hear from you. You all can help us by telling all your friends and family to watch. As Alex stated: Hawaii folks can see the show on OC-16 at:
Tuesday - 6:30pm
Thursday - 10:00pm
Friday - 9:30pm
Sunday - 3:00pm
with 5 repeats during the week. Every month we will have a new show. Alex has done a wonderful job and as most of you know, he is the best at what he does. His show Hawaiian xtreme sports has been on air now for over 10 years!

If you are interested in advertising or want us to cover your event you can email us at info@oceanpaddler.tv or email me directly at galpint001@hawaii.rr.com

Remember Mainland folks, starting in June the show will air on Direct TV. You to can advertise and we will have segments that will be showing your events as well in upcoming shows.

It is important to remember, as a community we all need to support each other in making sure what we do reaches the public. The best way is thru media such as what we are doing, Ropati and his awesome magazine Pacific Paddler, oc-paddler.com and all who love and respect the sport.

Mahalo nui and we will see you in the Water,

Nakoa Prejean
Terry Galpin
Sales and Marketing
Ocean Paddler TV

PS: yes, that was Ocean paddler TV out in the channel filming you all this past weekend!

#20 Tue, 04/29/2008 - 1:17pm

I will be emailing you for rates. The family and I will watch it again tonight.

#21 Tue, 04/29/2008 - 2:03pm

when will the new episode air?

#22 Tue, 04/29/2008 - 2:44pm

I just got off the phone with Terry, who is the director of sales and marketing, she said a new show will air every month. Each month the show airs 40 times, so everyone can have a chance to watch it. If you look at kanu37 post it gives the repeats every week.

#23 Tue, 04/29/2008 - 2:59pm

Aloha Alex,
congrats on your new show, we are all happy abou it,
we have Direct-tv here in Argentina, do you know if we will be able to watch your show on this side?
if not, when we will be able to watch it on the web?

imua Ocean paddler tv!
Aloha from Argentina!

#24 Wed, 04/30/2008 - 2:48am

Aloha, Check if you have the water channel on direct TV, if so then you can start to watch the show in June. Once we go on air on direct tv we will update all the folks who have it.

Mahalo nui
Nakoa Prejean
Terry Galpin
Sales and Marketing
Ocean Paddler TV

#25 Wed, 04/30/2008 - 2:29pm

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