Coreban | SUP | Stand Up Paddle Boarding http://coreban.com Stand Up Paddle Boarding Wed, 01 Jul 2015 14:06:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Tom & Tarryn King – Thundafund for the SUP world tour 2015 http://coreban.com/tom-tarryn-king-thundafund-for-the-sup-world-tour-2015/ http://coreban.com/tom-tarryn-king-thundafund-for-the-sup-world-tour-2015/#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2015 13:53:51 +0000 http://coreban.com/?p=7517 Tom & Tarryn King aim to fly the SA flag on the Stand Up Paddle Board World Tour 2015! It’s every sportsperson’s dream to represent their country in the sport they love! Tom & Tarryn King have this opportunity! With your help they can be the first South Africans to compete on the Stand Up […]

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Tom & Tarryn King aim to fly the SA flag on the Stand Up Paddle Board World Tour 2015!

It’s every sportsperson’s dream to represent their country in the sport they love! Tom & Tarryn King have this opportunity! With your help they can be the first South Africans to compete on the Stand Up Paddle Board World Tour 2015

The expenses that stand in their way include entry fees, plane tickets, visa’s and accommodation for the 6 stops on the tour. Every little bit counts towards getting them onto the winner podiums!

To Show your Support Follow this link : https://www.thundafund.com/supkings#aboutTheProject

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COREBAN CALIFORNIA RANGE – Words by Ivan van Vuuren http://coreban.com/coreban-california-range-words-by-ivan-van-vuuren/ http://coreban.com/coreban-california-range-words-by-ivan-van-vuuren/#comments Fri, 12 Jun 2015 13:34:38 +0000 http://coreban.com/?p=7509   From my first look at the new California Range by Coreban I was quite taken back by all of the “traditional” longboard elements that had been added. This was a massive leap from where we had started all those years ago. These noticeable features include a deep spoon in the nose, overly pinched rails […]

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From my first look at the new California Range by Coreban I was quite taken back by all of the “traditional” longboard elements that had been added. This was a massive leap from where we had started all those years ago.

These noticeable features include a deep spoon in the nose, overly pinched rails and the flattest Rocker I have ever seen. Obviously these elements work well on a traditional longboard, but the big question was, could they translate to a SUP with the added volume and width needed? I had my concerns initially, but the feedback from Tom King and Justin Bing was so positive that I was keen to jump on a board and try it out for myself!!

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While attending SA long boarding champs, our focus was on longboard surfing, but what better place to test a new board. The world famous Cape St Francis. A right hand point break venue that had been featured on both Endless Summer movies. A perfect time to test the “California” board in waves known and revered for longboard surfing.

 

The board of choice was the 9’0’ x 29.5” x 4.25” 138 l, and I opted for a 2 + 1 fin set up. This Board was designed and developed in a collaboration between Coreban and the legendary Californian Shaper Wayne Rich.

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I jumped off the rocks and could immediately see what all the fuss was about. Stability and ease of paddling was the first highlight. With a flatter deck, I was able to plant my feet firmly on the board. This allowed for a more comfortable posture and with that, an added sense of stability and confidence. I immediately noticed the flatter rocker, which allowed for a faster glide, getting me into the waves far easier than I was used to. I was also able to get into the waves a little quicker and in-turn position myself and set my line earlier.

 

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The ride itself offered a smooth aquaplane sensation, with the single concave into double allowing for some extra speed and glide. Being in longboard mode from the contest, I cross-stepped to the nose to see how this would function. The pintail allowed the tail to “stick” in the wave while I got up on the nose, allowing for long, easy nose rides. The intention of this board is to obviously offer more of a traditional long boarding ride, rather than high performance turning. In the same breath, don’t be fooled by the pin tail, which still allows for good off the lip bashes and on the face turns.

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What I really enjoyed most about the V2 was the “all-round fun” that the board was created for. Fin-first take offs, switch-foot drop knee rides and all round longboard moves while still feeling totally comfortable and stable.

 

After a few hours of stylin’ fun, it was time to head back for my heat in the longboard contest, the great thing being, that I felt that I had just ridden a longboard SUP board which actually enhanced my surfing.

What better way to have fun than with a board that is both SUP and longboard in one package  – California here we come!

 

Aloha

Ivan

IVAN VAN VUUREN is the founder of Coreban and lived in California and Hawaii for many years before returning to his native country South Africa, where he continues to make waves in board development.

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ISA World SUP Champs 2015 – Words By Tarryn King http://coreban.com/world-standup-and-paddleboard-championship-2015-by-coreban-team-rider-tarryn-king/ http://coreban.com/world-standup-and-paddleboard-championship-2015-by-coreban-team-rider-tarryn-king/#comments Mon, 08 Jun 2015 13:29:13 +0000 http://coreban.com/?p=7493   This year, I was honored to represent South Africa for the second consecutive year at the ISA Stand up paddle and paddle board championships being held in Mexico. This year we had an extremely strong team and I knew we would do really well. We had Dylan,Ethan,Wade, Josh, Mishka and myself for the racing […]

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This year, I was honored to represent South Africa for the second consecutive year at the ISA Stand up paddle and paddle board championships being held in Mexico.

This year we had an extremely strong team and I knew we would do really well. We had Dylan,Ethan,Wade, Josh, Mishka and myself for the racing side of things, Anna and Jayden for the prone. Anna won a silver medal at the 2013 ISA world games in Peru:) Tom, Justin and myself were the surfers on the team, and last but not least we had Candace (manager), Gary (coach), James and Ken (medical&nutitional support).

After traveling for 52 hours we finally arrived in Sayulita, Mexico! We were greeted by 35 degree weather with 100% humidity! It was HOT!! The South African ambassador had organized rental cars from VW which were waiting for us upon arrival with the aircon on at full force, Thank you Mr Ambassador. We then travelled for 45 mins to the grand Palladium 5star resort were we met the Hawaiian team who were also staying there. This resort was unbelievable, we had 5 different restaurants and a buffet to choose from for breakfast, lunch and supper, amazing pools and beaches and lets not forget a fun A frame peak right on our doorstep! This place was amazing!

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Our trip got off to a rocky start with NO race boards getting to Mexico. Our next mission was to beg, borrow and steal some race boards for us to use! The next day we drove for 20 mins to the little town of Sayulita, it is the most gorgeous little town with the happiest, friendliest people. Our first stop was check in with the ISA officials and then off to stand up paddle Mexico where we managed to find some race boards for team SA to use, thanks Shelby:)

After getting over jet lag and settling in, it was finally time for the contest to start:) we had a couple days of surfing where Tom, Justin and myself all made it through to the next round and then the long distance races took place. Ethan, Josh , Mishka, Anna and Jayden all did exceptionally well considering they were all on borrowed boards and it was like 100 degrees! Anna won us a SILVER medal, we are so proud. The next day was surfing, we all hung on another day:) then the technical. Wade and Dylan paddled like machines the pace on this 6km course is ridiculous! I also managed to hang in there and enjoyed the technical race.

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The next day was a crucial day for the surfers as the competition was getting closer to finals and everyone that was left in the competition was exceptionally good. Tom and Justin got knocked into the repo rounds and just couldn’t find the waves they needed to advance through to the next round. Did I mention the waves wee 1ft slop?! I hung in a bit longer and fought my way through to the semi finals, I lost in the last 5seconds And missed the grand final by 0.33!!! It was a tough heat and very emotional, but you learn from your mistakes.

The last and final day was great. Anna and Jayden were both in the final for the prone technical, We had Dylan in the final heat for the technical races and team South Africa was also in the final for the team relay. Anna had a slow start which pushed her back a couple of spots and unfortunately missed a medal by a couple of meters. Jayden had an extremely good race and finished strong. Dylan had a bit of a rocky start and fell back, he managed to paddle like a machine and gain a couple of spots, well done Dyl. The team relay is the best part of the vent and always so much fun, we all paddled our hearts out and loved every second of it, finishing 5th.

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Team South Africa finished 7th overall. We all had the most incredible time and learnt so much from this experience. Our coach, manager and medical support were unbelievable, they were on the beach every single day, all day cheering us on, encouraging us, making sure we kept hydrated and were ready to take on our competitors. Another thank you has to go out the EVERYONE that was back home following every single second of the event. Sending messages, Facebook status, phone calls and emails. You guys are amazing and really kept us going!

Last but not least, a massive thank you to my sponsors, I wouldn’t be able to do this without you, Coreban stand up paddle boards, Roxy South Africa, Holdfast, Xpression on the beach, Overboard Africa, surfersskin and onit pro!

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Aloha!

 

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Bowien van der Linden – wave sessions at Muizenberg Cape Town http://coreban.com/bowien-van-der-linden-muizenberg/ http://coreban.com/bowien-van-der-linden-muizenberg/#comments Tue, 26 May 2015 07:56:55 +0000 http://coreban.com/?p=7482 Coreban Team Rider Bowien van der Linden is living the dream –  “Sun Beats Down” by Splendid

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Coreban Team Rider Bowien van der Linden is living the dream –  “Sun Beats Down” by Splendid

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Downwind run Cape town- Coreban Dart Pro vs V1 http://coreban.com/downwind-run-cape-town-coreban-dart-pro-vs-v1/ http://coreban.com/downwind-run-cape-town-coreban-dart-pro-vs-v1/#comments Fri, 20 Mar 2015 07:46:11 +0000 http://dev.coreban.com/?p=6784 The post Downwind run Cape town- Coreban Dart Pro vs V1 appeared first on Coreban | SUP | Stand Up Paddle Boarding.

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The Water Boy http://coreban.com/the-water-boy/ http://coreban.com/the-water-boy/#comments Sun, 15 Feb 2015 09:50:20 +0000 http://dev.coreban.com/?p=4993 Some great behind the scene shots with the Water Boy. Great talent to check out!

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Some great behind the scene shots with the Water Boy. Great talent to check out!

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SUP Surfing up the West Coast http://coreban.com/greg-bertish-does-a-bit-of-sup-surfing-up-the-west-coast-in-langebaan/ http://coreban.com/greg-bertish-does-a-bit-of-sup-surfing-up-the-west-coast-in-langebaan/#comments Fri, 09 Jan 2015 18:44:05 +0000 http://dev.coreban.com/?p=4989 Greg Bertish enjoying himself in Langebaan, South Africa.

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Greg Bertish enjoying himself in Langebaan, South Africa.

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