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Happy Birthday America!

Paul Akers shares the video he took of the Bellingham, Washington Fireworks display, using his DJI’s Phantom 2 Vision+ to capture them from the air. Happy Birthday America!

For more information on he Phantom 2 Vision+, visit our website.

Service Before Profit

We watched this video during our morning meeting at FastCap. What do you think is the purpose in business?

Zane Schweitzer makes it two from two


Zane Schweitzer makes it two from two on the European Cup, winning Oleron & Bilbao. Zane Schweitzer (Starboard) puts on another stellar performance today to secure another win here at Stop 2 of the European Cup presented by Starboard: the Oleron Island Paddle Challenge. With a 3rd place in the Long distance race yesterday, Zane stepped up on Day 2 of the event to secure a win in the sprint racing, duplicating his results from Bilbao and notching up another well deserved victory.

What is interesting to note here is that in Bilbao, it was in the Long Distance that Zane was able to win, finishing in 3rd in the sprint racing, whereas here in Oleron, it was the other way around, even with the Open Ocean Conditions. What it does show is that Zane has been training hard and that has proved himself not only to be one of the best of the best, but a phenomenal all rounder.

Zane is now leading the European Cup ratings and will benefit from a real boost in confidence as the World Series will pick back up in Fehmarn, Germany next month.

Make sure to check out the highlights from both days of action in Oleron on the video section of the home page at

Take a Lean Tour of FastCap

Are you interested in Lean Manufacturing? Well take a trip to the shop floor and see a lean factory tour at FastCap in Ferndale, Washington. Paul Akers is the founder and president of FastCap, based in Bellingham, WA. FastCap is an international product development company founded in 1997 with over 2000 distributors worldwide. A prolific inventor, Paul holds US and international patents. FastCap, launches approximately 20 new innovative products per year and has won business of the year multiple times. Paul and his wife, Leanne, have built FastCap from their garage into a multi-million dollar company. At its core, FastCap is a Lean company, determined to continuously improve everything, everyday. Our products reflect the idea that things can be improved and the best ideas come from the shop floor.

Adrift Tahoe

logo_yellow-newHeading to North Lake Tahoe this summer? Adrift Tahoe carries Puka Patch. Check them out!

Lazy Dog

ld_logo1In Key West and need to track down a Puka Patch or Rail Saver.  Well Lazy Dog  has you covered.  Check them out!

Shonan Chigasaki Pro

shonan-chigasakiThe Waterman League is proud to announce its entry to Asia, with the Shonan Chigasaki Pro, taking place in the beautiful coastal town of Chigasaki in Japan.

About an hour outside of Tokyo, Chigasaki is one of Japan’s more iconic Surf towns and will play host to this special edition World Challenger Series Race, with $20,000 prize-money and offering a truly unique experience for all the athletes, both visiting and local.

With a thriving SUP market developing in Japan, we are expecting record attendance for this dramatic first step in Asia, as we build towards a bright future for the World Series in Japan.

The event page with all athlete info, travel details, accommodation, transfers and much more will go live by early next week at

Dave Kalama Inspiration


Big wave surfer and SUP pioneer, Dave Kalama, was asked to give an inspirational speech at the 2014 Carolina Cup.  Click here for his great response.



In Austria or New Zealand? Now you can get Puka Patch’s and Railsaver PRO’s at Watershack. Check them out!!!

Surf Expo


Now in its 16th year and well established as Italy’s biggest Ocean Sports event and gathering, the Italia Surf Expo will now host a prestigious World Challenger Series event with $10,000 in prize-money, but also the climactic Finals to the 2014 European Cup.

Taking place at the beautiful Santa Severa beach in Rome below the Medieval Castle of Odescalchi from the 25th – 27th July, the Italia Surf Expo brings the Ocean Sports community together for a weekend of unforgettable action both on and off the water, as the World Challenger Series, European Cup and Waterman League arrives in Italy.

Entries will open this week for this $10,000 Challenger Series Stop at and for more information on the event as a whole, please go to: