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My Boosted Boards Electric Skateboard is Finally Here!

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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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Wednesday: Downwinder Meeting at 4:30 PM Kahala Beach Park, Both Short Course and Long Course

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TRADEWINDS! Conditions look good for a downwinder again, so we will do another one this Wednesday. We will meet at 4:30 pm at Kahala. Everyone is welcome to join, we will do a shorter course for the slower paddlers starting at Toes (the beach park at the bottom of Hawaii Loa ridge). The faster 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, Both Short Course and Long Course’

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S.I.C. Bullet-14 V3 SUP Race Board – First Look

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Here’s a first look at the SIC Bullet 14 v3. There hasn’t been much in the form of trade winds lately so I was lucky to get one day of downwind conditions between all the Kona weather and vog. I picked up the SIC Bullet v3 from Young Brothers, took it out of the shipping wrap and got ready to get it wet. Right from the start I noticed a pretty big difference in the outline and rocker. Continue reading ‘S.I.C. Bullet-14 V3 SUP Race Board – First Look’

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2014 Turtle Bay Challenge Women’s Pro Surf Contest

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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’

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Connor and Ashley at the Newport Film Festival

This was sent to us via email by Karen Baxter.

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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’

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Two Groups this Wednesday: Downwinder Meeting at 4:30 PM, Kahala Beach Park; Hawaii Kai Time Trial at 5:30 PM

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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’

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An Evening Surf Session with Blue Planet SUP Boards

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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.
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C4 Waterman MR Pro SUP Board Review

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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.
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Wednesday Training Group: Time Trial, Meeting at 5:30 PM Hawaii Kai

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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.
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Two Groups this Wednesday: Downwinder Meeting at 4:30 PM, Kahala Beach Park; Time Trial at 5:30 PM

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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’

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Blue Planet Featherlite Hi-Performance Carbon Stand Up Paddle

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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’

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

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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 blueplanetsurf@gmail.com.
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Wednesday Training Group Meeting at 5:30 PM, Hawaii Kai Boat Ramp; Topic: Forward Stroke

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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.
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The S.I.C. Standamaran Race SUP and Pueo OC-1

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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′

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Team S.I.C. Maui Hits the Road and Talks Story… (Video)

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)’

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