I just returned from Kona, where we did a poopload of outrigger paddling, in singles and traditional 6 person. I had the luck of meeting on the water a maker of standup paddleboards (Hulakai brand) who consented to trading watercraft. I fell in three times and found it very easy to climb back up. Following his instructions to focus far ahead and keep the legs and hips loose, I began to make the board MOVE. If y'all get a chance to try one, do. It is the strangest thing to feel so much more connected to the water than I ever have in a kayak or canoe.
To find that SUP riders competed in the Molokai Challenge (32 mi Molokai to Oahu) impressed me even more! http://www.standuppaddlesurf.net/2008/07/09/quiksilver-edition-molokai-challenge/ With a finishing time in 2004 of 4hr 45min the winner clocked an average speed of 6.73 mi/hr.
After surfing the web a bit I found that the weight of CLC's Kaholo exceeds the 20# of the C4 Waterman carbon fiber 14' craft but at a much lower price point. If the bug is still in my system in three weeks, I'm building one!