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Wednesday Training Group: Meeting at 5:30 PM Hawaii Kai – Topic: Surfing Raceboards

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Coaching topic: Surfing Raceboards

Winds are light and waves are up, so we will not do a downwinder tomorrow, instead we will practice surfing our raceboards in the waves. Meeting 5:30 pm at the boat ramp.
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11 year old Luciana downwinding Lake Washington on her new custom Bullet 11

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Great Video of 11 year old Luciana downwinding on Lake Washington with family and friends! Spring 2015.
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Blue Planet Camp in May 2015

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Blue Planet Surf is hosting a SUP paddle camp on the north shore of Oahu from May 15-24, 2015. Full camp and half camp packages are available.
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Olukai Ho’olaule’a Event – Recap by Connor Baxter

Connor Baxter wins the Olukai Ho’olaule’a SUP Event for the 4th Consecutive Year!!

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The 2015 Olukai Event was an amazing event. Not only was it in my backyard – but it is an epic downwind race – with the best wind and weather conditions this year.
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SIC and the famous Maliko Downwind Run

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SIC was born on Maui and has a big presence there. It is clear to see that during the Maliko downwind run SIC has the absolute best boards for these conditions. It is estimated that 90% of the field at this weekend’s 7th annual OluKai Ho’olaule’a race will be riding SIC Bullet’s, regardless of their board sponsor. It is not just the SIC boards that are expected to perform well here, SIC has a talented pool of athletes paddling in this weekends race. Continue reading ‘SIC and the famous Maliko Downwind Run’

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Georges Cronsteadt Wins Air France Paddle Festival

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Last weekend Georges Cronsteadt took charge of the Air France Paddle Festival in front of all of his friends and family in Tahiti in the 24km Elite SUP Race. The 24km Elite Race Course was tough to say the least. The race began at Mahina (Pointe VĂ©nus) with a downwind paddle which was definitely “difficult to navigate on a flatwater race board” said Georges. The race then led into the same course as the 9.5km Lagoon Course which allowed for the flatwater portion of the race up until the finish at Punaauia (Taapuna).
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2015 Molokai Race Bootcamp

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Note: We will offer this Bootcamp again for the 2015 Molokai race. It will follow the same format and we will hold it two days before the 2015 M2O race, on Friday July 24th. We are meeting at the Hawaii Kai boat ramp at 8:30 am.
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2015 Molokai 2 Oahu Race Board Rental and Buyback Program

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Now that the start list has posted, we have been getting questions from customers looking for a board to use for the Molokai to Oahu race in July 2015. We still have a limited selection of performance downwind boards available for rent and we are also offering the SIC buy back program again:
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SIC Gives Back At Ike Imua

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For the past few years, we’ve been taking part in an incredible few events with the Paddle Imua Ohana over on the island of Maui. Ike Imua is a family friendly event that aims to invite children with special needs and disabilities to enjoy a day of paddling in the ocean. Ike Imua is a pre-event for Paddle Imua and a fundraiser event for Camp Imua.
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SIC F-14 Wide-Glide featured in OUTSIDE Summer Buyer’s Guide 2015

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San Clemente, CA (April 14, 2015) – OUTSIDE, America’s leading active lifestyle brand, has selected SIC Maui (Sandwich Islands Composites) to be featured in their Summer Buyer’s Guide as among the best gear to have for the summer sports season. SIC F-14 Wide-Glide was reviewed in the Stand Up Paddleboard category. The entire selection of products appears in OUTSIDE’s Summer Buyer’s Guide, on newsstands April 28.
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Riggs Rides With The Wind

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SIC Maui ambassador Jeremy Riggs knows how to go with the flow, or wind rather. He recently got a new custom SIC Bullet just in time for the kickoff to the downwind season over in Hawaii (where he resides) and his new board looks great!
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Lina Augaitis Talks Costa Rican Adventure

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Words by SIC Maui athlete, Lina Augaitis

Welcome to a week of epic SUP surf, fun downwinders, jungle walks, great food and coffee, quaint/rustic cabinas, an amazing family and feel good vibe, jam sessions, and a whole lot of peace of mind.
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Georges Cronsteadt Finishes 3rd in Race at The Ultimate Waterman

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A huge congrats goes to our Global Team Rider Georges Cronsteadt for finishing on podium in 3rd place in the race discipline at The Ultimate Waterman. The race, and entire event for that matter, has had the most fierce and all-around amazing waterman competing against each other for the inaugural title of “The Ultimate Waterman.”
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SUP Instructor Training Course

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If you are interested in becoming a Professional Stand Up Paddle Association certified SUP instructor on Oahu, Blue Planet has scheduled two instructor training classes: April 6,7,8 and May 21,22.

For details visit: http://blueplanetsurf.com/products/psupa-certified-instructor-training-course-april-6-7-8-2015

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On the Road with Team SIC Maui

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The SIC Maui team has been on the road for the last couple of weeks down in the southern hemi. The crew has been to New Caledonia, Tahiti, Australia and will continue to travel around in that area for the next week or so. Livio Menelau, SIC Global Team rider is a part of the crew that is on the road where he gives us an update of what has been going on. Here is what he had to say:
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