Treasure Island Classic

Oct 22 2011
Oct 23 2011
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Event Description: 

Event Location: Treasure Island, FL

Dates: October 22 and 23rd

Schedule of Events:
Sat Oct 22 = OC-6 Challenge
Sun Oct 23 = SUP, OC-1, OC-2, Surfski, Sea Kayak

More information contact: canoerea@gmail.com

Shark Bite Challenge - Dunedin, FL - April 15-17, 2011

Apr 15 2011 6:30 pm
Apr 17 2011 2:00 pm
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Event Description: 

Aloha!

The 6th Annual Shark Bite Challenge will take place on April 15-17, 2011 (in conjunction with the Island Earth Days Festival). The Shark Bite Challenge features 2-days of paddling and racing. Saturday's races include 6-person Hawaiian Outrigger Canoes. The 45-foot long, traditional canoes are quite a site to see! Historically, the canoes were the Polynesians' ancient form of transportation. Today, the canoes are Hawaii's most popular sport, and the sport continues to grow around the world. Sunday's races include categories for surfksi's, OC1′s, OC2′s, kayaks, canoes, prone paddleboards and SUP's. Both races will paddle along the coastlines of Honeymoon Island State Park, and her sister barrier island, Caladesi State Park. Caladesi was ranked #1 Beach in America in 2008.

Last year, the Shark Bite Challenge hosted 150 paddlers from all over the country. This year, the event plans on having more, especially with the addition of the Stand Up Paddleboard classes on Sunday. All proceeds of the Shark Bite Challenge benefit Friends of the Island Park, a citizen supported and non-profit organization that supports the efforts of Honeymoon and Caladesi Island State Parks.

When: April 15th – 17th, 2011

Friday, April 15th: Pre-event welcome and early registration with FREE BEER at the Dunedin Brewery, 6:30-9 p.m.
April 16th includes 6-man Outrigger Canoe Race
12 mile race
April 17th includes a 4-mile and an 8-mile kayak, canoe, surfski, OC1, SUP, and prone paddleboard race.
Where: Honeymoon Island State Park

1 Causeway Blvd.

Dunedin, FL 34698

www.facebook.com/sharkbitechallenge

www.sharkbitechallenge.blogspot.com

The Shark Bite Challenge is a fundraiser for the Friends of the Island Parks, a citizen support organization (and non-profit), that supports the efforts of Caladesi and Honeymoon Island State Parks. The Challenge works in conjunction with the Island Earth Days festival. With registration, all racers receive a dry-fit t-shirt, lunch, and VIP seating at the festival

2011 Florida West Coast Championships

Feb 19 2011
Feb 20 2011
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Event Description: 

2011 Florida West Coast Championships
The Kai Aniani Canoe Club (www.clearwatercanoeclub.com) and Clearwater Community Sailing Center (www.clearwatercommunitysailingcenter.org) have partnered up to hold the annual Florida West Coast Championships. Events will be held on Feb 19th and 20th

Event Information:

Feb 19th - OC-6 Events
- OC-6 500m sprints starting at 12h00
- OC-6 Medium distance race (6 miles) starting on or before 14h30
- There will be 3 Categories - Women's, Mens and Mixed
- All times for each club will be combined to crown a regatta champion.
- Following all events, food will be provided by the Clearwater Youth Sailing team. Registration fee includes food.

Feb 20th - OC-1, Stand Up Paddle, Surfski, and Kayak race
- Registration Starts at 9:30
- Races Start at 11h00
- Race Length will be between 6 and 8 miles, depending on conditions
- Food provided after the race.

Crazy Paddlers who is the exclusive distributor for Kai Wa'a, and Outrigger Zone outriggers along with Suplove stand up paddle boards will be offering demos of their new Suplove line of stand up paddle boards during the events. Come down and try one of these beautifully hand crafted SUP's. For more information got to: www.crazypaddlers.net

Wetsuits?

OK, more research into my recent OC-1 obsession. I am in FL and am a real sissy about the cold air and water temps. At least what feels cold to me which is anything below 70. I am preparing to buy a wetsuit for my SUP. Do you guys use wetsuits in an OC or is there more appropriate foul weather gear? Thanks again for walking me through my learning process.

Eric

Introduction and car top carrying question

Hi all, my name is Eric and I am in Tampa, FL. I am seriously contemplating the purchase of an OC-1 and, if so, hope to become an active member of your community. I have spent the last couple of weeks watching You Tube videos and reading everything I can regarding the OC. I am a fitness nut and water junkie so the OC should feed both of those desires. My SUP time has made me less and less interested in being trapped inside my sea kayak which is a freakin shame as I JUST spent $2700 on a beautiful new QCC kayak that is fast and stable.

Try before buy-OC-1.

Older active kayak paddler and rower seeks to try an OC-1 in the southwest florida area (Sarasota). Dealer, Club, individual owner/seller. richard.prager@gmail.com

Hurricane for sale (Pensacola)

Item Description: 

Used Hurricane in Pensacola, Florida $2000 310 924-4558

Brian

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Hurricane OC 1

Item Description: 

Looking to buy a used Hurricane OC 1
I live in Naples, FL.

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