Video - Pueo from Kalama to Mokolea Rock and back

Here goes a try at posting a video...

Submitted by hanshead on Sun, 01/25/2009 - 8:50pm


awesome vid!!! so about how far is that run upwind? and about how big are the swells comin back downwind say like on a NE/E kinda day? because i live right in kailua and i've bin looking for a good run to do about the same length as a magic island to diamond head run.


#1 Sun, 01/25/2009 - 9:05pm

It's a really short run, and not that good on normal trade days. That day the winds were N/NW, so my normal run wasn't good... That one took about 40 minutes or so waves were like a HI Kai run, but longer period. Normally, I go from Kalama to flat, outside to the Mokes, about 10-15 minutes straight out, then run back to Kalama. Takes a little over an hour (30 min to the Mokes, 10-15 out, 20-25 back to Kalama). That is definitely my favorite run, and I'd guess it's about the same as Magic Is to DH... Don't park inside the beach park in the evening, though, or they'll lock you in. I use the wheels, so no worries...

#2 Sun, 01/25/2009 - 9:13pm

Nice video, that was pretty close to the rocks, Eric. And then - did you see that bent shaft Black Bart paddle - wow.

Black Barts are not produced anymore; there are some copies, afaik, but it's not the same.

Did you sort out the copyright of the music ?

#3 Sun, 01/25/2009 - 11:10pm

Great video and sounds to put you in the mood of paddling in Hawaii.

That is a nice looking paddle. More traditional and much better looking than the Kialoa Lolo/Pono or their new Wacky Helium. Where'd you get it and how much was it?

#4 Sun, 01/25/2009 - 10:42pm

That's what I heard as well. Bud "Black Bart" Moll died a while back and his paddles haven't been made anymore. Yes, I know about the copies (Black Jack Carbon model from We-No-Nah Canoe) but haven't seen a double bend one like that available anywhere.

Found this page that showed it along with other double bends, but nothing more than that.

#5 Mon, 01/26/2009 - 12:43am


#6 Mon, 01/26/2009 - 4:12am

Glad you liked the video. I didn't sort out the copyright, just posted... It's not a commercial application, so I guess if they "find out", all they do is silence the video?... There are sites with "free music" on them, but that's the music I wanted to use, so I used it.

Yes, that's a Black Bart double bend. I love it. Got it about 5 years ago at Pacific Paddler. Never seen another one. Eckhart's is the only other Black Bart I've seen, and his is a straight shaft. From what I've read about "Bart" Moll, he died in a motorcycle accident with a bear. That just doesn't happen that often...

#7 Mon, 01/26/2009 - 6:00am

Thanks for the cool vid hanshead. Talking about copyright. Google video didn't accept my last video from our Santa Barbara race. They have some filter now which scans for copyrighted stuff. Even though it didn't quantify if the offense was video or audio, it had to be the audio of Talking Heads. Subsequently I submitted the video to blip tv without problems. Because I respect the original artist I wish there was some system for paying some royalties for using stuff in our amateur videos, rather then just blocking it and threatening to take down all my other videos already posted. I'd be hard pressed to become a composer on top of everything else.
Any thoughts?

#8 Mon, 01/26/2009 - 7:46am

Painteur's 1st Symphony?

#9 Mon, 01/26/2009 - 7:52am

That would be called "Fingernails on Chalkboard"

#10 Mon, 01/26/2009 - 7:58am

google should pay the royalties for us. Aren't they making enough money with user generated content ?

#11 Mon, 01/26/2009 - 8:28am

I just wish it wasn't an issue. I don't understand why it's a problem when it's not for a commercial application.... I bought the CD... But, that said, I don't want the artists to get screwed over, as I completely respect them and their work. I agree that it would be best if we could just have a way to pay royalties. I would definately do that in an instant. The best way around it is to go to a site that has music that artists have "allowed". The first video I did had such music, "Kaimoku". When I made this video, I had the music in mind, so I went ahead and used it. I hope I didn't offend... I was able to use "viddler" to make the movie, and posted it to my own personal blog without any problems, but I worry about the high visibility sites like Blip and YouTube.

#12 Mon, 01/26/2009 - 8:49am

Thanks for taking us with you from the racks to the ocean back to the racks. I think you captured a sun spot @ 4:33.

#13 Mon, 01/26/2009 - 9:03am

The "wheels" brah! Where you get them? Or you went make them yourself? And how you go store them down the beach without somebody borrowing them while you out paddling?

Eh! And yes, my first all carbon paddle was a Black Bart that I bought from Keoni at Downing Hawaii Get Wet in Kaimuki around 1990. They only came in one width size: eight (8) inches wide. Bart refused to make them any wider, so most paddlers would widen them to around 9 to 91/2 inches wide themselves. By the time Bart made them wider, other paddle makers had already met the demand of the popular growing one-man market for wider blades and the later "pizza paddle" shapes.

ps: I like your elevated pvc camera holder on the rear iako. Good Idea.

#14 Mon, 01/26/2009 - 10:55am

Karel used a Genuine Black Bart (9 inch wide) for the "Doctor Race" in Perth. He also had as his spare blade, a one off very light weight all timber Black Bart that they made for him. It was actually lighter than the carbon one.

I have two of them myself, one is at least 18 years old and has the very fine woven carbon and the spun tapered shaft, the other is the same shape but different carbon weave.

I have been offered $800 for the older one in the past but would never sell it, too many memories and it had a past history even before i bought it 18 years ago.

These blades were ahead of their time.

Post some pics later.

Cheers Rambo

#15 Mon, 01/26/2009 - 11:52am

The wheels are just my daughter's old jogging stroller. Took it from one baby and adapted for the other "baby". I just took off the front wheel, zip tied on a couple 1x2's for cross bars, and put on my roof rack pads. Works like a champ. I just lock it to a tree while I go paddling.

#16 Mon, 01/26/2009 - 11:53am

Awesome video! Thank you!

Not to thread hijack here, but here's link to my post with some photos of my new Select carbon double bend. See last post in thread:

#17 Mon, 01/26/2009 - 2:30pm

Any results from the Outlaw Race in Australia, i think Karel was supposed to be entered in that also.

#18 Mon, 01/26/2009 - 2:35pm

No Results yet and no, Karel flew home the Weds before the event. It was a memorable downwind paddle though, especially surfing across Bells Bch.


#19 Mon, 01/26/2009 - 2:49pm

Mahalo hanshead for the wheels info, for it's a really good idea. Next time the winds are like that, but blowing harder, Try a run from Kahana Bay to N. Beach or Runway Beach (since you got access to MCBH) or to the Boat Ramp Lanikai?

800 AUS for an old Black Bart!!!! Gee Rambo, I sold mine for $100 USD in '92, now wish I'd kept it too. Maybe my Black Bart T-shirt is worth big bucks now?

#20 Mon, 01/26/2009 - 11:01pm

Yeah i know it's a lot of money for an old paddle, the bloke i bought it off 18 years ago wants to buy it back, rings me at least once a year. Apparently it belonged to a well known Mid West American C1/C2 paddler and had a checkered history. I think he passed away, don't know his name.

Probably be worthless when i kick the bucket .... hahahaha


#21 Mon, 01/26/2009 - 11:32pm

Yeah, Koa, that would be a great run, but too much time spent on logstics... I have gone from North beach around Moku Manu and into Kailua in those conditions (pretty hairy getting around Moku Manu, and really want to watch out for the reef the "indicator" breaks over...), both on OC1 and on Paddleboard. It's a short run, but super fun. Mostly I just use the wheels to get to Kalama or drive to the boat ramp. I generally stick to some sort of a circle course, starting with the upwind, then getting a new charge of energy when I finally get to turn down... No need recover the car that way.

#22 Tue, 01/27/2009 - 7:27am

Looks like you're really going fast. Do you use GPS? What kind of paddle is that?

#23 Tue, 01/27/2009 - 1:34pm

I forget, but It is a very special paddle, andyou got to try 4 read all of handshead posts for find out.

#24 Tue, 01/27/2009 - 2:32pm

The paddle is a Black Bart double bend. I love it. I don't use a GPS (yet), but I edited out all the slower spells and only posted the parts where I actually caught a wave... I didn't want anyone to fall asleep watching. I hope to apply some of the awesome info on the surfing page, and spend a little more time "at speed" in the future. I'm basically a middle of the pack kind of guy at best.

#25 Tue, 01/27/2009 - 3:39pm

Sweet paddle! How'd you get it? Gawd, how I miss that place! Those videos are killin' me. Keep 'em coming...

#26 Tue, 01/27/2009 - 4:55pm

Just walked into Pacific Paddler about 7 years ago and bought it. Didn't want to waste money on something crappy, and it seemed to me to be the best one in there. I've loved it ever since.

#27 Tue, 01/27/2009 - 5:42pm

Eric, can we see a sneak preview from tonight's paddle ?
You had some very nice runs, ideal waves for a Kailua video.

#28 Wed, 01/28/2009 - 9:21pm

I'll try and post something tonight. It took a while to get both cameras downloaded, and then to get the clips imported into iMovie. There were a couple good runs, though. Awesome conditions.

#29 Thu, 01/29/2009 - 5:40am

Pretty nice aloha run, congrats for the video Eric!

#30 Mon, 10/25/2010 - 6:13am

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