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September 28th, 2015 by evan
Welcome to another episode of Board Meeting. In this episode, Robert and I will talk about Leashes for use in stand up paddling. Whether you’re into SUP surfing, downwinders, SUP racing, or just cruising around, a leash is an essential safety equipment.
Continue reading ‘Board Meeting Episode 6: Leashes for SUP Stand Up Paddling’
September 21st, 2015 by evan
Here’s a quick review of Blue Planet Surf Hawaii’s new 10′6″ Multi Tasker Inflatable SUP Board. It is a fun, all-around board that you can use for cruising or even SUP surfing on small waves. Another good thing about the board is you can let your kids use it with having to worry that they might damage it.
Continue reading ‘Blue Planet Surf 10′6″ Multi Tasker Air Inflatable SUP Board’
September 7th, 2015 by evan
Welcome to another episode of Board Meeting. In this episode, Robert and I will talk about the GoPro Hero4 Session camera. The GoPro Hero4 Session is an excellent camera for use in the water. It is waterproof so you won’t need to use a housing like on the other GoPro models, and it also has good audio recording.
Continue reading ‘Board Meeting Episode 5: GoPro Hero4 Session’
August 31st, 2015 by evan
Welcome to another episode of Board Meeting. In this episode, Robert and I will talk about Blue Planet’s new SUP race paddle prototype called the “Kai Zen” paddle. The paddle is light weight and made from high quality carbon fiber. Robert and his team are still finalizing the design and will launch the paddle on Kickstarter in the near future, so stay tuned!
Continue reading ‘Board Meeting Episode 4: Blue Planet SUP Race Paddle’
August 23rd, 2015 by evan
Here’s a quick video of me and my brother Darin on a recent SUP surfing session on Oahu’s south shore. The waves weren’t that big but we still had fun.
(click thumbnail to launch video)
August 19th, 2015 by robert
If you’re interested in getting into the great sport of stand up paddle boarding (SUP) and have done a little research to help you with your decision process, you know how challenging it is to narrow your focus to the right board for you. With board lengths ranging from less than 7 feet to over 17 feet, board widths ranging from 25 inches to 40 inches, and the need to consider other variables like thickness, volume, shape, environmental conditions, fin setup, and so on, choosing the right SUP can be a daunting task.
Continue reading ‘Tips and pointers on how to choose your first SUP’
August 19th, 2015 by evan
Here’s a quick how-to video on installing the QFR – Quick Fin Release system. The QFR allows you to quickly remove and install your fin without tools. Check out the video below:
Continue reading ‘QFR – Quick Fin Release: How to Install and Review Video’
August 18th, 2015 by robert
At Blue Planet we offer downwind coaching to those wanting to get into this exciting sport. After doing many coached downwind runs I have noticed that most beginners make the same common mistakes when first trying to catch bumps. For those coming from a flatwater background, where a strong, steady, powerful, longer, slower stroke works best, making the adjustment to the quick, short accelerating strokes needed to catch bumps and then stopping and resting while gliding is challenging to say the least. I’m hoping that sharing these tips will help more paddlers get into this super fun aspect of Stand Up Paddling.
Continue reading ‘SUP Downwinder Tips: The most common first timer mistakes’
August 9th, 2015 by robert
These are the dates of our upcoming free SUP Clinics held for Blue Planet customers at Ala Moana Beach park:
Continue reading ‘Blue Planet SUP Clinic dates for the fall- mark your calendar!’
August 3rd, 2015 by evan
Check out my review of the full-face snorkel mask called “TheNice FreeBreath”. It is almost identical to the Easybreath mask from Tribord.
Continue reading ‘TheNice FreeBreath Snorkel Mask Review Video’
August 2nd, 2015 by robert
This year’s M2O race was the most challenging and grueling in recent memory.
The Blue Planet 14′ x 28″ Bump Rider model was well represented and the results show that this board works great in all conditions. It excels in good downwind conditions but also glides well in light winds.
Continue reading ‘Molokai to Oahu race 2015 – Interview with Travis Grant and Blue Planet race team photos’
July 26th, 2015 by evan
Joel Gascoigne (CEO of Buffer) and Luke Tucker (Venture Associate at Sultan Ventures) join Evan from Standuppaddlesurf.net for a session of canoe surfing in between Waikiki and Diamond Head, Oahu. We caught a bunch of great waves and the conditions were perfect Hawaii weather for canoe surfing.
Continue reading ‘Tech Entrepreneurs go Canoe Surfing in Hawaii’
July 19th, 2015 by evan
Welcome to another episode of Board Meeting. In this episode, Robert and I will talk about how to choose a SUP stand up paddle board. We discuss some of the different types of SUP boards available, what kind of board to get for you intended use (surfing, racing, or cruising), and selecting the correct board for your height and weight.
Continue reading ‘Board Meeting Episode 3: How to Choose a SUP Board – Part 1′
July 13th, 2015 by robert
Training Group: Downwinder on Wednesday
Please meet at Wai’alae Beach Park in Kahala at 5 pm to catch the trailer, launch will be from Canoe Hale in Hawaii Kai.
Continue reading ‘Wednesday Training Group: Downwinder – Meeting at 5:00 PM, Kahala’
July 13th, 2015 by evan
Here is the last part of our Molokai 2 Oahu episode. In this video, Robert and I continue our discussion on how to prepare for the Molokai 2 Oahu SUP race and talk about doing Hawaii Kai downwinders as part of training for the event. We also talk a little bit about how downwinders help people with ADD/ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder).
Continue reading ‘Board Meeting Episode 2: Preparing for the Molokai 2 Oahu SUP Race – Part 3′