Mistral for 2013

Happy to announce being a Team Rider for Mistral in 2013 and will represent their product line as well for Maui North. I have been putting the 8.6 surf and 14 foot inflatable through their paces the last couple of weeks.

The 8.6 is just under 30 inches wide with powerbox thrusters and all glass fins. It’s a crisp handling board that slots into  waves nicely, while also having good stability for less than perfect conditions. A great go to SUP for the surf.

The iSUP 14ft M1 is a new experience for me. The versatility of an inflatable board is compelling, allowing easy packing when you are bringing all the toys!. When you need performance for racing too, the Mistral M1 iSUP Line delivers, as my early GPS testing shows. I’de say in most smooth water races, speeds are comparable between the M1 and the average 14 footer. Besides performance you get a really easy handling board or 25 lbs, and one you won’t stress hitting the door, etc…

Photo in the New Press for Buellton Crit

Mike Hecker asked for a photo of his team cornering or at the finish to promote the innaugural Avenue of the Flags Criterium in Buellton in the Santa Barbara News Press. Just so happened to have a great shot of Chris Walker leading the pack in the 2010 Mothballs Crit.

Racing Update

The 2012 Season Begins…

Photo – Chris Silvester

The 2012 Season and the SoCal and WPA Series are already fully underway and I’ve attended all races to date from La Jolla to Newport Beach, Oceanside, Santa Barbara and Redondo Beach. Done well and consistent with 2nd and 1st places. Happy to represent Quickblade Paddles and Joe Bark as my gear has never let me down. Going to be another great year for the sport and should be covering the west as I did in 2011.

The 2010 Through 2011 Season

Photo – Bruce White/Windansea Photo

2010 and 2011 were busy for me completing 36 races in about 14 months across across the West. Beginning with Hennessey’s International Championships and the Battle of the Paddle in 2010 till the Battle of the Bay in San Francisco, racing was non-stop week to week. I’ve not raced as much in any sport to date.

Cycling Kits

Goodman Graphic has designed a number of kits for cycling teams in the Santa Barbara area including the Platinum MTB Team. This design for Team Foundation Roots is a classic and pro look, using contrasting stitching as a design element and complimentary colors as highlights. As well, full color printing provided the opportunity to showcase the colorful sponsor logos. When each manufacturer uses a different method of production, it’s important to understand what can be done with each and selecting manufacturers at the design stage.