Archive for the ‘Paddling’ Category

Winter 2007 OC1 Surf Sessions

Friday, August 3rd, 2007

Here is a video I put together of various surf sessions with my OC1. All took place in the winter of 2007 in San Francisco just at the entrance of the bay.

2007 Expedia.com Kauai World Challenge Relay

Saturday, May 12th, 2007

My partner was Dean Alvarez. We borrowed a Pegasus OC1. He started the race doing leg one from Wailua to Hanma'ulu. I took over at leg two from Hanama'ulu to Kalapaki. On the way out of the harbor I passed two boats. Once out in the swell I passed up ...

2007 Expedia.com Kauai World Challenge Kalihiwai to Haena Pre-race

Thursday, May 10th, 2007

On the Thursday, before the main Kauai World Challenge relay race on Saturday, there was an 11 mile pre-race from Kalihiwai to Haena. It was a beautiful day with large swells coming in from the north-east. It was getting so big that the organizers considered canceling the race. I used ...

2007 Malibu to Marina Championships

Saturday, March 24th, 2007

The 2007 Malibu to Marina Championships was a long, flat paddle. I felt good and held a good possition through the race. I was riding my new Pegasus which was not ideal for the conditions. About two miles out from the breakwall some windchop picked up. ...

2007 Wavechaser Championship

Saturday, March 17th, 2007

The 2007 Wavechaser Championship at Fort Baker was turning out to be one of my personal bests. The current was in a strong ebb giving us a push out to Point Bonita where there was some confused water with breaking waves. I was riding on a Stingray OC1. ...

Paddling Popular in City by the Bay

Monday, November 13th, 2006

KGMB9 wrote a story and created a news segment about the paddlers of SFOCC. There are quotes from Phil Siaris, our club president, Amy Ng, and Omar Manansala, the open men's coach. If the link is dead I have an archive.

2006-07 Wavechaser Race #2

Saturday, November 11th, 2006

Wavechaser 2006-07 paddle series race #2 started at Schoonmaker Harbor in Sausalito and headed out the Golden Gate Bridge to a point between Point Diablo and Point Bonita. There were cold north winds, pretty much slack tide with a slight incoming on return trip. The only representatives ...

Riding the wake of the Tupelo Honey

Saturday, November 4th, 2006

On a regular Saturday morning SFOCC practice we all headed out on our OC1's.  The route was from Sports Basement at Crissy Field, the SFOCC site, to the Bay Bridge and back.  Right about the spot where the large orange pilot boats dock, the sailing vessel Tupelo Honey passed us by.  ...

2006 Catalina Crossing

Sunday, September 10th, 2006

In 2006 SFOCC once again did the Catalina Crossing. Crew was Alika Kuamoo, Ben Mellott, Dean Engle, Hep Ingham, Kanoa Doyle, Keone Miyake, Omar Manansala, Will Coley, and myself Jason LaBranch. That's me in seat 3.

2005 Molokai Hoe

Sunday, October 9th, 2005

In 2005 SFOCC (San Francisco Outrigger Canoe Club) did the Molokai Hoe in a time of 6:30. The team was Alika Kuamoo, Ben Mellott, Hep Ingham, Jason LaBranch, Joel Munar, Kanoa Doyle, Keone Miyake, Omar Manansala, and Scott Erwin. Steph Siaris was support in the chase boat. Here ...

2005 Catalina Crossing

Sunday, September 11th, 2005

In 2005 SFOCC open men did the Catalina Crossing. Crew was Ben Mellott, Hep Ingham, Joel Munar, Kanoa Doyle, Keone Miyake, Omar Manansala, Scott Erwin, Steve Engle, and myself Jason LaBranch. We took 7th place over all and 6th place spec.