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By: Nate Burgoyne, Editor   
Thursday, 03 December 2009

Hello Stand Up Paddlers!

Man, it's been a while since I've written a letter from the editor. First, I want to once again thank everyone for the letters, feedback, press releases, and articles that you've been forwarding to us. We doing our best to put out as much stand up paddle information as possible. From the very  beginning, it's been a thrill to see, first hand, the sport growing as quickly as it is.


The Triple Crown of Surfing is taking place right now here on the North Shore of Oahu and all the pro surfers are in town. Anyway, I was watching a video today by C4 Waterman that included some big wave stand up paddle surfing and also some alaia board tow-in surfing. The big wave alaia surfing blew my mind. That led me to watching another video on YouTube with Rob Machado surfing an alaia board which, in turn, caused me to reflect on seeing Rob visiting with some of his fans at the Haleiwa event of the Triple Crown. What's the point of this crazy train of thought? 


Well, once again, it has made me realize how lucky we are to be part of a sport where our heroes are so laid back and accessible to the fans. If you want to meet one of your surf heroes, really all you have to do is show up at the beach or paddle out in the water. That's where they are, and you're bound to trade waves with one or two of them. If you went to a football game and ran out in the field to run a couple  plays with your team, you'd end up in handcuffs. 


I just want to give a huge Aloha and shout out to all the shapers and surfers for keeping it real and stoking out your fans.



Nate Burgoyne


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