Rob Casey is the owner of SUP school Salmon Bay Paddle in Seattle, co-founder for the PSUPA and is the author of two paddling guides.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Progress on my year long project to build a waveski..

I finally glassed (sorta), and added knee straps to my wave ski. It took awhile, being that I've never done anything like this before as I'm not a project guy with a fancy set of tools. I think the sculpture classes from college 20 years ago finally helped out, as the ski kinda looks more like a piece of abstract art than a wave ski. Next up is to sand it to smooth out the bumps, and razor sharp strands of cloth sticking out everywhere. Then paint and/or gel coat. Also a single foot strap to assist in rolling or paddling out on big days. Like the curvy bow? .. Not intentional.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

I love Webcams

Quite often, I'll be distracted by checking or searching for various cams throughout they day, when I should be working. Some cams like Race Rocks by Victoria BC has sound and the ability for viewer to control the cam direction, pretty cool. When sitting in my office in usually rainy Seattle, I can check cams from surf breaks anywhere in the world, watching others have a good time dropping in. Locally, I check the Discovery Park West Point cam to check for wind and surf conditions for my favorite paddling spot. It's a manual one, so I have to refresh it every few seconds for a new view, which takes some dedication.

The Hobuck Hoedown will be moved to October..

Due to historically small surf during Memorial Day weekend at Hobuck Beach in Washington State, the Hobuck Hoedown will be moved to October for better waves. Also the month long Hood Canal Bridge closure this month is preventing any easy travel to Olympic Peninsula surfing locations.

Port Angeles, Washington based Olympic Raft and Kayak and the Olympic Peninsula Paddlers will be running the Hobuck Hoedown this year.