Stand up paddle surfing is taking the world by storm. Whether you call it SUP surfing, paddle surfing, stand up paddle boarding or beach boy surfing, you are entering a new addition to the waterman lifestyle. is dedicated to bringing you the most up to date inside information on the stand up paddle surf phenomenon. Aloha and mahalo for visiting

Surfing with the S.I.C. Recon-10 SUP Board


Here are some stills of the SIC Recon-10. Really nice glide, and also turns well.
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Connor Wins the Maui-2-Molokai Championships

Connor Baxter Wins
The Maui-2-Molokai Championships
For the 6th Consecutive Year!



The 2014 Maui-2-Molokai World Cup Championships was a great event. We all got up early – 5:00am – so that we could gas up the boat and get over to Mala Wharf to launch our boat. My dad, mom, sister and girlfriend were all on the boat to cheer me on. Continue reading ‘Connor Wins the Maui-2-Molokai Championships’

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New S.I.C. Custom Website

Mark Raaphorst has a new site dedicated for custom boards: Please check it out.

If you’ve been around the world of stand up paddle racing then you already know that Mark Raaphorst is one of the pioneers, innovators and still leads the industry in open ocean race boards. From the “F” series to the “Bullets” you will see SIC in the top rankings for most races here in Hawaii. Continue reading ‘New S.I.C. Custom Website’

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SIC Bullet 12′6″ is Awesome


It’s been a few years since I first got my version 1 SIC 12′6″. It was the first of the shape that would evolve the Bullet line and I loved it at first lift. I mean first lift because it’s lighter than most of the 10′6″ boards on the market at the time. That’s a big difference because when I look at what to ride from the quiver a lot of time it’s based on what’s easiest to carry for the day. Continue reading ‘SIC Bullet 12′6″ is Awesome’

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First Ride on a Starboard 8′10″ x 32″ Wide Point SUP Surfing Board


Here are some photos from a recent SUP surfing session with the Starboard 8′10″ x 32″ Wide Point. Continue reading ‘First Ride on a Starboard 8′10″ x 32″ Wide Point SUP Surfing Board’

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Starboard’s Zane Schweitzer Talks about Winning Oleron


Congratulations again to Zane Schweitzer for his outstanding performance in Oleron, France. Zane provides us with his feedback on the event, the lead up to participating and his exciting trip to the 1st position on the podium. Continue reading ‘Starboard’s Zane Schweitzer Talks about Winning Oleron’

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SIC’s Jeremy Riggs’ Father’s Day Downwinder


SIC’s Jeremy Riggs had an awesome Father’s Day last weekend! He was able to take his daughter Natalie out on a downwind run. Here is what Jeremy had to say: Continue reading ‘SIC’s Jeremy Riggs’ Father’s Day Downwinder’

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Wednesday: Downwinder Meeting at 4:30 PM, Kahala Beach Park


We are expecting another great trade wind day tomorrow.

We will meet at 4:30 pm at Kahala. Everyone is welcome to join, we may do a shorter course for the slower/entry level paddlers starting at Toes (the beach park at the bottom of Hawaii Loa ridge). The fast paddlers will do the longer run from Portlock to Kahala. We will not have a time trial training group in Hawaii Kai this Wednesday. Continue reading ‘Wednesday: Downwinder Meeting at 4:30 PM, Kahala Beach Park’

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SUP Grip Now Available for Retrofit


At Blue Planet, we were not satisfied with the carry handles on the market and decided to develop our own carry handle. After developing several prototypes and going through the design, testing and molding process, the result is the new, patent pending SUP Grip. This handle makes carrying Stand Up Paddle boards easier and more comfortable than ever. Continue reading ‘SUP Grip Now Available for Retrofit’

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Connor Baxter Stars in a Movie at the Maui Film Festival

This was sent to us via email by Karen Baxter.


Aloha Everyone -

Connor will be starring in a movie at the Maui Film Festival in a couple weeks. Hope to see you all there!!

H2mexicO – is to premier on Thursday June 5th at 10:00pm.
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Connor Baxter Soars to 3rd Olukai Ho’olaule’a Win


The 2014 Olukai Ho’olaule’a was a great event. It might not be obvious to everyone there, but the Olukai team invests maybe as much time in doing a community service as it does on the race days. This year as they closed out their 6th annual Ho’olaule’a they shared a giveback day at Kaheawa Wind mills. More than 75 of the OluKai ‘Ohana planted 30 Koa trees. As the racers headed home, the Olukai ohana was hard at work. Mahalo, from one of the “Maui Boyz.” Continue reading ‘Connor Baxter Soars to 3rd Olukai Ho’olaule’a Win’

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Boosted Boards First Time Riders

I met up with Kamil and Dewey at the park to let them try my Boosted Board. They had a blast.

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S.I.C. Bullet-14 V3 SUP Race Board Review


Review written by: Darin Leong

The SIC Bullet 14″ Version 3 takes the ultra-popular Bullet 14 and makes it sleeker, flatter and faster.

The Board

We have been able to test the V2 and V3 side-by-side. Let me start with the obvious, both of these boards are incredible downwind vehicles. Hence the popularity of the Bullet line. Continue reading ‘S.I.C. Bullet-14 V3 SUP Race Board Review’

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Blue Planet Rock N’ Roller SUP Board Review


Review written by: Darin Leong

It has taken me awhile to work up to this board, but the Rock N’ Roller is now my favorite all around board. It is a great balance of performance and enough stability for lots of fun in all kinds of conditions.
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My Boosted Boards Electric Skateboard is Finally Here!


Back in 2012, I got to try out the Boosted Boards electric skateboard and was really impressed by it. I ended up ordering one but due to unforeseen circumstances, delivery was delayed. After roughly 17 months of waiting, it’s finally here. Check out the video below where I unbox the board and did a bit of testing with the help of my kids. Continue reading ‘My Boosted Boards Electric Skateboard is Finally Here!’

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