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How to SUP Foil

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Foiling is an amazing sensation and a great way to enjoy the ocean. We recently got our GoFoils and have been going out almost every day trying to learn this amazing sport. Flying over the surface with minimal drag is an addictive feeling and we can’t get enough. In this video Sam Pa’e and Robert Stehlik offer some tips on learning, safety, and gear. If you are thinking of trying this cool sport, watching this video will be helpful:
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SUP Downwind Tip – Connecting Bumps by Using the Onramp to the Freeway

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This video covers how to catch the smaller, slower moving bumps to connect into the bigger, faster moving swells. Guy Pere, a great paddler from Oahu, used this great analogy: use an “onramp” to pick up the speed you need to merge onto the “freeway”. Then, as you come off the faster moving swell, look for an “offramp”, a smaller bump that will keep your speed up as you come off the back of the bigger, faster swell, which allows you to maintain the glide and look for another faster moving “freeway” to merge onto, keeping the momentum going at a high average speed, this is what connecting bumps is all about. Continue reading ‘SUP Downwind Tip – Connecting Bumps by Using the Onramp to the Freeway’

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SUP Surfing Freighter Waves in Seattle

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I visited Seattle recently and got the chance to SUP surf “freighter waves” which are waves generated by big ships passing by.
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Interview with Rob Casey from Salmon Bay Paddle in Seattle

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I visited Seattle recently and got the chance to talk to Rob Casey who is the founder of Salmon Bay Paddle.
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Stand Up Paddle surfing boat trip in the Mentawai Islands

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Jared Reed, the Australian Blue Planet distributor went on a boat trip with some of his buddies to try out the new lineup of 2017 Blue Planet Stand Up Paddleboards.  They went on the Pelagic Surf Charters boat and toured the Mentawai Island chain in Indonesia for 10 days.  Watch the video to see some of the beautiful scenery and clean waves they found there.  Warning: you will be tempted to drop everything and go on a boat trip tomorrow.
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Connor wins the Red Bull Heavy Water Event and Clinches the World Title for 2016 – Recap by Connor Baxter

Connor wins the Red Bull Heavy Water Event
and Clinches the World Title for 2016

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The 2016 Red Bull Heavy Water race was by far the hardest and gnarliest race I have competed in.
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SUP Surfing in Fiji, October 2016

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Our family took a one week vacation to Fiji during fall break and we had a great time.   We got shown around by our friends and Blue Planet distributors in Fiji, Scott and Egi Dodd who took us on their boat to SUP surf around the islands of Namotu and Tavarua in some incredibly clear water, gliding over beautiful feef formations and fish.
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OC2 Canoe Surfing with Kyndra and Kekoa

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My daughter Kyndra joins me and my friend Kekoa on a canoe surfing session. We caught a bunch of great waves and the conditions were perfect Hawaii weather for canoe surfing.
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Onewheel Review and Test Ride in Hawaii

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Robert from Blue Planet Surf got a Onewheel and we tried it out in the parking lot. It’s not as easy as it looks in the marketing videos. Robert gives us a quick breakdown and we review it together.
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OC2 Canoe Surfing with Koko and Kekoa

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My son Koko joins me and my friend Kekoa on a canoe surfing session. We caught a bunch of great waves and the conditions were perfect Hawaii weather for canoe surfing.
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Interview with Travis Grant at the 2016 Cline Mann Memorial Paddleboard Race

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I caught up with Travis Grant at the 2016 Cline Mann Memorial Paddleboard Race. Travis shares his thoughts on the race, his preparation and training, as well as his new “Tahitian-Style” paddle stroke technique.
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John Puakea Paddle Stroke Analysis and Coaching – Part 2

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This is the continuation of our paddle technique coaching session with elite paddler and coach, John Puakea. In this video, Robert (from Blue Planet Surf Hawaii) and Darin (my brother) try out John’s paddling tips in the water. We are also joined by Blue Planet team rider Jenn Lee and John gave her some tips as well. Again, John gives a lot of really good paddling tips in this video so be sure to check it out.
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The 2016 Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge – Recap by Connor Baxter

Connor Sweeps The 2016 Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge

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The 2016 Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge was a huge event with heavy competition. It was the largest contingent of elite competitors getting together at one event for this entire year – in both the men’s and women’s fleet.
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John Puakea Paddle Stroke Analysis and Coaching – Part 1

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We recently met up with elite paddler and coach, John Puakea for some paddle technique coaching. In this session, John watched and analyzed Robert’s (from Blue Planet Surf Hawaii) and Darin’s (my brother) paddle stroke and coached them on how to improve their technique. John gives a lot of paddling tips in this video so be sure to check it out.
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The 2016 Quiksilver Survivor Race – Recap by Connor Baxter

The 2016 Quiksilver JM Survivor Race

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The 2016 Quiksilver Survivor Race was a huge success – with very tough competition. It was a one day event and had the survivor format – which is the hardest race format for short sprints. The first heat started with 44 men and the bottom 10 were eliminated. This was the worst round for me and I got stuck in the back of the pack. I finished in 11th and made it through to the next round, but this year each round you get points for what place you get and at the end you want the smallest number of points.
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