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April 13th, 2014 by evan
In February, I went to the 2014 Stand Up World Tour Women’s Pro finals. The conditions were really good. Very blue skies, light winds, and the water was looking pretty nice. It wasn’t really choppy and bumpy. The waves were big enough for a decent surf contest, I think some of the sets coming in were about double overhead or so, and they were definitely rideable. Continue reading ‘2014 Turtle Bay Challenge Women’s Pro Surf Contest’
April 13th, 2014 by davi
This was sent to us via email by Karen Baxter.
Aloha All -
If you live in Southern California – here is a treat. Well – of course I think so!!!
The Newport Film Festival presents!!
Connor will be in California for the debut of the film he is starring in on Monday, April 28th. The film is – H2mexicO. Continue reading ‘Connor and Ashley at the Newport Film Festival’
April 8th, 2014 by robert
Photo by Morgan Hoesterey
Conditions look good for a downwinder again, so we will have two training groups again this Wednesday. We will meet the downwind group at 4:30 pm at Kahala. We will also have a coaching/ time trial group meeting at 5:30 pm at our regular meeting spot by the boat ramp in Hawaii Kai, where everyone is welcome to join (the tide is too low for a short course downwinder). Continue reading ‘Two Groups this Wednesday: Downwinder Meeting at 4:30 PM, Kahala Beach Park; Hawaii Kai Time Trial at 5:30 PM’
March 30th, 2014 by davi
Here’s a video sent to us by Robert Stehlik. It’s from an evening surf session using the Blue Planet 8′6 Potato Chip and 8′0 Ghetto Blaster SUP models.
Continue reading ‘An Evening Surf Session with Blue Planet SUP Boards’
March 28th, 2014 by darin
Review written by: Darin Leong
The C4 Waterman MR Pro is a fun board that balances stability and performance. This is a great board for intermediate to advanced riders who want a user-friendly stable board that turns well and has great top-end speed.
Continue reading ‘C4 Waterman MR Pro SUP Board Review’
March 24th, 2014 by davi
We are doing our regular coaching and time trial course this Wednesday, winds should be moderate. Please meet at the Hawaii Kai Boat Ramp at 5:30 pm. Coaching topic: feathering the blade, smooth entry and exit.
Continue reading ‘Wednesday Training Group: Time Trial, Meeting at 5:30 PM Hawaii Kai’
March 18th, 2014 by robert
Jeff and I decided that we don’t want to limit our training group to just the more advanced paddlers paddlers by only doing the downwinders, so we decided to have two training groups this Wednesday. Jeff will meet the downwind group at 4:30 pm at Kahala with his trailer (no changes for this group). Robert will meet the coaching/ time trial group at 5:30 pm at our regular meeting spot by the boat ramp in Hawaii Kai, where everyone is welcome to join. Continue reading ‘Two Groups this Wednesday: Downwinder Meeting at 4:30 PM, Kahala Beach Park; Time Trial at 5:30 PM’
March 12th, 2014 by darin
Review written by: Darin Leong
I have recently been exploring the world of SUP paddles. There hasn’t been much wind for downwind runs in the past couple months, so tests have been exclusively in the surf.
In researching SUP paddles, the first thing I realized is that there are differing opinions on paddle length. Most people agree that paddles for downwind runs should be longer than paddles used for surfing, but preferences vary. Continue reading ‘Blue Planet Featherlite Hi-Performance Carbon Stand Up Paddle’
March 10th, 2014 by davi
We finally have some wind again, so instead of the regular time trial we will do a Hawaii Kai to Kahala Run this Wednesday.
We are meeting at 4:30 PM at KAHALA Beach Park (official name is Waialae Beach Park), this is where we meet and where we will finish. We will leave some cars here and shuttle the boards to Portlock where we will start. The downwinders are for participants that have done at least one downwinder before. Please confirm if you want to join by sending an e-mail to email@example.com.
Continue reading ‘Downwinder!: Wednesday Training Group Meeting at 4:30 PM, Kahala Beach Park’
March 4th, 2014 by davi
We were hoping for good downwind conditions tomorrow but we are expecting light variable winds, so we will have our regular training group time trial. Meet at 5:30 pm at the boat ramp.
Coaching topic: Get more out of your forward stroke: Maximizing forward momentum and minimizing yaw: Stacking shoulders, blade angle, stroke path, catch, clean release.
Continue reading ‘Wednesday Training Group Meeting at 5:30 PM, Hawaii Kai Boat Ramp; Topic: Forward Stroke’
February 24th, 2014 by evan
Mark Raaphorst sent us these pictures of the S.I.C. Standamaran Race SUP and the Pueo OC-1 in matching paint schemes. Which one would you choose? Continue reading ‘The S.I.C. Standamaran Race SUP and Pueo OC-1′
February 20th, 2014 by davi
The S.I.C. Maui crew is a big family and when they were all in Southern California for the Battle of the Paddle they produced this video. The team discussed paddle board design, downwinding, SUP racing and having fun. The team goes paddle boarding in San Francisco, Lake Tahoe and Maui Hawaii. Continue reading ‘Team S.I.C. Maui Hits the Road and Talks Story… (Video)’
February 18th, 2014 by davi
This Wednesday we are expecting light winds. Meet at 5:30 pm at the boat ramp. Coaching topic: Jeff Chang will coach on riding waves on a race board.
Continue reading ‘Wednesday Training Group: Meeting at 5:30 PM, Hawaii Kai Boat Ramp; Topic: Riding Waves on a Race Board’
February 11th, 2014 by davi
This Wednesday we are expecting light winds. Meet at 5:30 pm at the boat ramp. Coaching topic: We will keep working on the TWIST, we have some new drills and will shoot some video for feedback. Practice makes perfect.
Continue reading ‘Wednesday Training Group: Meeting at 5:30 PM, Hawaii Kai Boat Ramp – TWIST’
February 5th, 2014 by evan
I recently visited Blue Planet Surf’s shop to check out their new stand up paddle boards for 2014. Robert Stehlik showed me some of their new 2014 models and gave a LOT of tips on SUP board selection and setup. He talks about board shapes, fin setup, board volume and more. Check out the videos below. Continue reading ‘2014 Blue Planet Surf SUP Boards’