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Michael Ashley
  • 45, Male
  • Santa Cruz
  • United States
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Angulo 11'9 Stand Up Paddle Surfboard For Sale
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Ashley Nov 1, 2008.

SUP Campout Brewing in Central Cal
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Liz Sep 17, 2008.

The future of SUB design
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Ryan "Tarzan" Winthrop Nov 19, 2008.

SUP Rentals
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Started this discussion. Last reply by SUP NY Sep 16, 2011.


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Jun 21, 2012
SUP NY replied to Michael Ashley's discussion SUP Rentals
"There is now a great stand up paddle boarding company in Long Island, New York! Its called Supr Adventures, specializing in SUP lessons, rentals and board sales in NY the website is and you can email…"
Sep 16, 2011
Lynne & Billy Loa replied to Michael Ashley's discussion SUP Rentals
"My husband a native Hawaiian from Hawaii and I just started a stand up paddle board rental service in Long Beach, CA. Our website is  We have beautiful staple boards.We offer a drop off rental service, you can…"
Sep 5, 2011

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I SUP here in Santa Cruz. I like to travel and find new places to surf. Let's hook up and go for a paddle.
Santa Cruz, CA

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If anyone wants to connect with me on facebook, go to the Facebook SUP group and I'm on there, add me as a friend.
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Here are more links to great SUP sites:
Stamps Surf
Palapas Ventana
more coming...

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Any Interest in SUP SurfMaps?

I'm working with to develop a line of SUP SurfMaps to help us find better places to paddle all over the world. Would anyone be interested in a SUP Map? I want to see whether it's worth the investment or not. It would also be good to know if you would like to invest in the project, or become a partner of sorts. Let me know what you think and whether it's something we should pursue or not. Thanks!

Posted on October 5, 2009 at 11:52am — 4 Comments

Plaskett Creek SUP Campout 2008 Wrap-up

I pulled into Plaskett Creek Campground at about 10:00pm Friday night and was stoked to see John and Sam. They helped me back my trailer into one of the nicest camping spots and then went back to the airstream to toss back a few. Here's a picture of our little camping configuration. John…


Posted on September 16, 2008 at 7:23pm — 6 Comments

Post Summer Update

I haven't had a chance to post to the blog all summer so here's my mad recap:

1. I surfed some great waves in June and traveled down to Ventura to surf with my brother.

2. While in Ventura I broke 2 ribs and thought I was going to die.

3. Out of commission for 5 weeks while healing, sleeping upright.

4. Spent 10 days in Oregon at Camp Attitude with my wife and family in August.

5. Played music day and night at the Strawberry Music Festival in Yosemite.

6.… Continue

Posted on September 10, 2008 at 7:14pm

Expectations Zero, Stoked 11

Sam and I had another one of those mystery sessions Thursday morning. I paddled out at 6:45 and Sam was already in the water. I could see him way up past Gdubs. There were tiny peelers at Sarge's, just the kind that will dump you in the kelp. I paddled up to Sam and watched him snag about 4 waves in a row. Stoked. When I got there he told me the rules: Take off is about here, hold on through the kelp and it smooths out and gets zippy inside. He was right on. We surfed there for about an hour… Continue

Posted on June 27, 2008 at 9:51am

2008 Jay Race

It was my first SUP race and I was supposed to just take it nice and slow, paddling for fun and friendship. But as soon as the guy said "Go!" and I saw another stand up paddler pushing past me something inside cracked. I started getting images of Chariots of Fire and Harry Potter. Something… Continue

Posted on June 22, 2008 at 8:00pm — 3 Comments

Comment Wall (22 comments)

At 6:16am on May 5, 2008, John Ashley said…
Sup dog?
At 4:41pm on May 7, 2008, Andy Gere said…
I'd love to jump on the Angulo with you some time...are you thinking of surfing Sat. a.m.?
At 11:20am on May 8, 2008, Rebecca said…
this place is paradise - thanks for the warm welcome!
At 3:19pm on May 8, 2008, christian shubin said…
Yeah... Hit me up if you come through the area. Great work with the site... Looks like people are lovin it....
At 6:01pm on May 8, 2008, Andy Gere said…
Michael, I'd definitely be up for an early session on Sat, let me know when you know. I'll ping your e-mail with my phone numbers.
At 10:25am on May 11, 2008, Andy Gere said…
Thanks for getting me out for a SUP surf, it started my weekend off right.
At 6:07am on May 13, 2008, Glen Barroncini 'gjbsup' said…
Visit any time of year, the water is all around us. 60% of our county consist of marshes,creeks,rivers,bays and sounds. Its a SUP playground. Our SUP comminity is growing at a southern slow pace but the people involved about 15 of us are stoked as we have ever been. There are many places to stay, from bigtime homes on the beach to Resorts/Hotels timesharesand villa rentals. Mi casa Su casa if you a Stand Up Paddle Surfer. We're one human family.. Stay tooned for more... Glen
At 6:06pm on May 13, 2008, John said…
I sent mail back to your bro and told him he could test drive my boards next week sometime if he wants.
I'm anxious to get his feedback on them.
At 11:54am on May 15, 2008, Kevin "Mo" Hagan said…
Good to meet you this AM at Privates. I'm sure I'll see you out there again soon.

At 9:31am on June 4, 2008, Buzz Hegerle said…

It was good to meet you yesterday. Let me know when and I
'll meet you for a paddle


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