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Board Meeting Episode 22: SUP Hyrdrofoiling – Part 3

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Here’s the last part of our SUP Hydrofoiling episode. Robert and I continue our discussion about foiling and in this part we talk a bit about foil installation on SUP boards, suitable board lengths, rider weight, and more. Robert also gives his tips on learning how to SUP foil.
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Board Meeting Episode 22: SUP Hyrdrofoiling – Part 2

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Here is part 2 of our SUP Hydrofoiling episode where Robert and I continue our discussion about the different aspects of this new sport. For this part we talk more about getting started, safety, equipment, the skill level required, and more.
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Connor Wins the 2017 Hossegor Paddle Games – Event Recap by Connor Baxter

Connor Wins the 2017 Hossegor Paddle Games!!

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The 2017 Hossegor Paddle Games was a great event in a sick town here in France for my second stop on the Euro Tour.
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Board Meeting Episode 22: SUP Hyrdrofoiling – Part 1

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Welcome to another episode of Board Meeting. In this episode, Robert and I will discuss hydrofoiling on a stand up paddle board.
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How to SUP Foil

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Foiling is an amazing sensation and a great way to enjoy the ocean. We recently got our GoFoils and have been going out almost every day trying to learn this amazing sport. Flying over the surface with minimal drag is an addictive feeling and we can’t get enough. In this video Sam Pa’e and Robert Stehlik offer some tips on learning, safety, and gear. If you are thinking of trying this cool sport, watching this video will be helpful:
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SUP Downwind Tip – Connecting Bumps by Using the Onramp to the Freeway

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This video covers how to catch the smaller, slower moving bumps to connect into the bigger, faster moving swells. Guy Pere, a great paddler from Oahu, used this great analogy: use an “onramp” to pick up the speed you need to merge onto the “freeway”. Then, as you come off the faster moving swell, look for an “offramp”, a smaller bump that will keep your speed up as you come off the back of the bigger, faster swell, which allows you to maintain the glide and look for another faster moving “freeway” to merge onto, keeping the momentum going at a high average speed, this is what connecting bumps is all about. Continue reading ‘SUP Downwind Tip – Connecting Bumps by Using the Onramp to the Freeway’

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SUP Surfing Freighter Waves in Seattle

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I visited Seattle recently and got the chance to SUP surf “freighter waves” which are waves generated by big ships passing by.
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Interview with Rob Casey from Salmon Bay Paddle in Seattle

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I visited Seattle recently and got the chance to talk to Rob Casey who is the founder of Salmon Bay Paddle.
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Stand Up Paddle surfing boat trip in the Mentawai Islands

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Jared Reed, the Australian Blue Planet distributor went on a boat trip with some of his buddies to try out the new lineup of 2017 Blue Planet Stand Up Paddleboards.  They went on the Pelagic Surf Charters boat and toured the Mentawai Island chain in Indonesia for 10 days.  Watch the video to see some of the beautiful scenery and clean waves they found there.  Warning: you will be tempted to drop everything and go on a boat trip tomorrow.
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Connor wins the Red Bull Heavy Water Event and Clinches the World Title for 2016 – Recap by Connor Baxter

Connor wins the Red Bull Heavy Water Event
and Clinches the World Title for 2016

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The 2016 Red Bull Heavy Water race was by far the hardest and gnarliest race I have competed in.
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SUP Surfing in Fiji, October 2016

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Our family took a one week vacation to Fiji during fall break and we had a great time.   We got shown around by our friends and Blue Planet distributors in Fiji, Scott and Egi Dodd who took us on their boat to SUP surf around the islands of Namotu and Tavarua in some incredibly clear water, gliding over beautiful feef formations and fish.
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OC2 Canoe Surfing with Kyndra and Kekoa

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My daughter Kyndra joins me and my friend Kekoa on a canoe surfing session. We caught a bunch of great waves and the conditions were perfect Hawaii weather for canoe surfing.
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Onewheel Review and Test Ride in Hawaii

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Robert from Blue Planet Surf got a Onewheel and we tried it out in the parking lot. It’s not as easy as it looks in the marketing videos. Robert gives us a quick breakdown and we review it together.
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OC2 Canoe Surfing with Koko and Kekoa

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My son Koko joins me and my friend Kekoa on a canoe surfing session. We caught a bunch of great waves and the conditions were perfect Hawaii weather for canoe surfing.
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Interview with Travis Grant at the 2016 Cline Mann Memorial Paddleboard Race

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I caught up with Travis Grant at the 2016 Cline Mann Memorial Paddleboard Race. Travis shares his thoughts on the race, his preparation and training, as well as his new “Tahitian-Style” paddle stroke technique.
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