Entries by Mike Giblin

GoFoil: Rise Above The Waves

Things have been exciting here since the world discovered the foil possibilities, thanks to Kai’s video.  Designing and building the GoFoil for SUP has been an act of faith. Years in the making and countless hours of tinkering, designing and testing. Most people, even the experts had dismissed it as impossible.  When people first watched […]

Canoes, Unleashed: A step into a world without limits

 A world without rules and controls, without borders or boundaries; a world where anything is possible. Where we go from there is a choice I leave to you.   -The Matrix Da nana… Da nana.  OK, its not that great, but it’s close. Working on the first hull, all I could think was. “where were these things back then?” […]

Two months in the Storm

Back in March, about a week before the Olamau race, we got the first batch of Storms in Hawaii.  I spent most of April and May paddling the Storm on Maliko, Keanae, and Napili runs.  As the designer, I tend to scrutinize every detail, but after two months of paddling I wouldn’t change a thing. […]

Storm Is Coming

It’s hard to believe it’s been 15 years since we started making the Hurricane. Even in its 15th year we sold over a hundred of them. A fast hull is a fast hull, but a lot has changed since I designed the canoe. When I started designing the Storm I had very specific goals in […]