Da Hui Backdoor Shootout opens to a day of firing surf

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Wow!  The 2018 Da Hui Backdoor Shootout did NOT disappoint for Day 1 of the competition on the North Shore.  Check out the high energy compilation reel by Matty Schweitzer of the opening day’s performances.

Da Hui Backdoor Shootout delivers the goods!

The insanely exciting Da Hui Backdoor Shootout is held at Ehukai Beach Park/Pipeline Backdoor in Memory of the Duke Kahanamoku Invitational. This unique event features a four-man-team format, and, every year, showcases Hawaii’s top watermen.  It is an rare opportunity to witness high profile surfing styles from the island’s best in their respective watersports.  Bodysurfing, bodyboarding, longboarding, stand up paddle surfing, and shortboard surfing are all a part of the mix.

The event highlights Hawaii’s underground talent as well as household names like Kai Lenny, Mo Freitas, Zane Schweitzer and others.  The boys were out in full force for Day 1 of the competition on Monday with thrills and chills and a lot of laughter as the performance got under way.

In this sick compilation video by Matty Schweitzer of Mat50 Media, he captures the day of death defying drops, rail setting drama that Pipeline’s Backdoor always delivers.  Sup athletes Zane Kekoa Schweitzer, Bullet Obra, Kai Lenny, Kealli Mamala and Tehotu Wong all find their way to new levels of performance in this hair raising performance.

Shot on Matty’s new Panasonic EVA1, you won’t be disappointed!  So sit back, turn up the sound … and enjoy!

 

 

 

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Evelyn O’Doherty
Evelyn O'Doherty, owner & publisher of the new Standup Journal 2.0, worked her way up the ranks in the world of stand up paddling. A former surfer gone rogue, Evelyn stepped onto a SUP for the first time in 2009 when a plaguing neck injury kept her out of the water from surfing. Discovering the core benefits and expanded perspective on the water that stand up paddling brings, Ev immediately was hooked. She became a strong SUP racer in the North East and a year-round SUP surfer, gathering multiple top brand sponsorships including becoming a team rider for Starboard SUP and a national ambassador for Kialoa, as well as celebrating all aspects of the sport with additional brand ambassadorships including lululemon athletica, Clif Bar, Cobian, Kaenon & Indo Board. Her love of watersports and commitment to advocacy in preserving our marine environments led to a short film made with The Nature Conservancy as part of their Clean Water initiatives on Long Island, NY, called "A New Perspective". Evelyn just keeps paddling. Today, she's stepped up to take over the helm at Standup Journal after having worked for the magazine for 2 years as senior online editor. Her dedication and belief in the power of print to immerse readers in the watersports they love even if they don't have access to the water in a daily existence plus a powerful desire to spotlight the amazing people doing rad sh*t on the water is what drives her vision for Standup Journal 2.0. Evelyn welcomes the conversation about how to make the magazine benefit as many people as possible and encourages feedback, letters to the editor and communication at editor@standupjournal.com . Now, as owner/publisher for Standup Journal., Evelyn continues to live in East Hampton NY where she has daily access to the water. When the swell is working, you can find her in Montauk rattling around in her Ford Ranger surfboards hanging out the back headed for points East.