New, Stand Up Paddling, Video -

That First Glide In Stock At Surfari

After a long wait and the first shipment getting lost in space, we finally have copies of That First Glide in stock at Surfari. Maui film maker Mike Waltze has crafted the first stand up paddling movie and it's a good one. I like to say it's a kind of SUP version of Riding Giants with a history of SUP, pioneers like Laird Hamilton, and a general overview of the many aspects of stand up. Filmed in Hawaii, Tahiti, and Fiji the movie features, flat water, SUP surfing, racing, and down winders. Although it tends to be Hawaii and especially Maui centric, that's because the sport had it's rebirth in Maui and it is still one of the hubs of SUP. The DVD movie runs 74 minutes long and also includes and extra 20 minutes of bonus footage. The movie was shot in HD with a Red One camera and looks really good on the big plasma TV even though it's just on a DVD and not a BluRay. Movie Synopsis The sport of Stand Up Paddle seems to have popped up out of nowhere. The truth is, the sport has deep roots in both early Polynesian and Hawaiian History as it is truly a combination of outrigger paddling and surfing. The first regular Stand Up Paddle enthusiasts were playing around in Waikiki as early as 1939, when Duke Kahnomoku used to stand up on an australian surf ski. Later, in the 60's and 70's guys like John Ah Choy and John Zapotocki used to do the sport regularly up into the late 90's until they finally were getting to old to keep surfing. Around that Same time, Laird Hamilton and Dave Kalama played around with paddles on Maui and although at first no one seemed to take notice, it wasn't long before the sport was attracting all sorts of users from all over the world. Now, Stand Up Paddling is done almost everwhere there is water, and the sport has gone in multiple directions. Some people like the excercise and weight loss aspects in flat water, others like to race, and the most extreme are taking the boards out into the waves. Filmed in Hawaii, Fiji, and Tahiti, That First Glide is a must see movie for everyone and features most of the premier athletes that got the sport off the ground. Drop by the shop and pick up your copy. DVDs of That First Glide are $25. If you aren't on the North Shore of Boston we can ship this great stand up paddle movie to you. Call with a credit card and we can ship USPS Priority Mail for an extra $5