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July 25th, 2016 by evan
I caught up with Robert Stehlik and Jimmy Fitt at the 2016 Blue Planet/Wet Feet WPA Race. They shared their thoughts about the race, gears they used, as well as some tips for those looking to participate in the same SUP/paddleboard race.
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July 18th, 2016 by davi
Connor wins his 7th Straight Victory
at the Maui-2-Molokai 28-Mile Crossing
Connor’s victory extends the longest winning streak in the men’s sport. Not only has Connor never lost this race, but nobody else has ever won it. Connor took out the inaugural event as a scrawny teenager at 15 years old back in 2010, and he has triumphed every year since.
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July 18th, 2016 by admin
My brother Darin and I recently went on a Hawaii Kai downwind run in Oahu to test out my new Ozone Tempest OC2 two-man canoe in open ocean conditions. The Tempest OC2 is fast and it glides really well. We caught some really nice bumps, I think some of the longest bumps we’ve ever caught.
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July 11th, 2016 by evan
Here’s a video that I took from the finish line of the 2016 Blue Planet/Wet Feet World Paddleboard Association (WPA) Race. I was dilly-dallying on my camera when the first place guys came in so I wasn’t able to film them. But I was able to interview the SUP division race winner Jimmy Fitt and will post that in a separate video so watch out for it.
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July 4th, 2016 by evan
Canoe designer and championship coach, John Puakea shows us the new one-man (OC1) and six-man (OC6) canoe paddles from Puakea Designs.
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June 29th, 2016 by davi
Connor Baxter secures Victory at Stop 2 of the 2016 World Series
The 2016 SUP World Cup in Scharbeutz Germany was a huge event. There was a huge crowd on the beach and a stacked field of competitors. After five weekends of racing in Europe, it was finally coming to an end. This was my Sixth and Final Event in Europe for the summer.
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June 27th, 2016 by evan
I recently had the chance to try out the Kai Zen Paddle with the 98″ wide blade on a SUP surfing session. The Kai Zen has a super solid catch and it really grips the water, which means you get a lot more paddle power.
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June 20th, 2016 by evan
Canoe designer and championship coach, John Puakea teaches us the Tahitian paddling technique that Shell Va’a is using to dominate the canoe races. In this video, John breaks down the Tahitian paddling stroke taught to him by Gerard Teva by using videos of champion paddlers from California and Tahiti.
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June 13th, 2016 by evan
Here’s a video from a recent SUP surfing session where I got to try out Blue Planet’s 9′2″ x 30″ Ninja Chief SUP surfboard along with the Kai Zen stand up paddle with the 98″ blade.
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June 6th, 2016 by evan
Canoe designer and championship coach, John Puakea teaches us the Tahitian paddling technique that Shell Va’a is using to dominate the canoe races. This technique is almost opposite to what we are used to hearing. Now it’s time to try it out and make it work.
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June 5th, 2016 by davi
Connor Wins The Bilbao World SUP Challenge
The 2016 Bilbao World SUP Challenge was another huge success. Every year this event is one of the biggest stops on the Euro Tour, with an elite field of paddlers and great weekend vibe.
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May 30th, 2016 by davi
Connor Wins the Fastest Paddler on Earth and
Places 2nd in the Lost Mills Long Distance Event
The 2016 Lost Mills Event was once again a huge success!! For the fourth year now, it is always fun to come to this event and compete against the best athletes.
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May 30th, 2016 by evan
Photo by Michel Terrien
Welcome to another episode of Board Meeting. In this episode, Robert and I will discuss his recent interview with Connor Baxter at the Starboard distributor meeting. In the interview, Connor talked about paddle length and his unique stroke technique.
Continue reading ‘Board Meeting Episode 21: Connor Baxter Paddle Technique Discussion’
May 23rd, 2016 by evan
Canoe designer and championship coach, John Puakea shares his new Kahekai OC1 Canoe with us as we get a sneak peak at the newest OC1 canoe to hit the market. This is the big brother of the Ehukai Canoe that followed the crazy success of the Pueo made by Kamanu Composites and designed by Johnny.
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May 16th, 2016 by evan
Here are some quick tips on riding the SIC Bullet 14 v2 SUP race board on the waves.
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