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Board Meeting Episode 4: Blue Planet SUP Race Paddle

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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!
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SUP Surfing at Oahu South Shore

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.


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Tips and pointers on how to choose your first SUP

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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.
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QFR – Quick Fin Release: How to Install and Review Video

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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:
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SUP Downwinder Tips: The most common first timer mistakes

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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.
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Blue Planet SUP Clinic dates for the fall- mark your calendar!

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These are the dates of our upcoming free SUP Clinics held for Blue Planet customers at Ala Moana Beach park:
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TheNice FreeBreath Snorkel Mask Review Video

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Check out my review of the full-face snorkel mask called “TheNice FreeBreath”. It is almost identical to the Easybreath mask from Tribord.
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Molokai to Oahu race 2015 – Interview with Travis Grant and Blue Planet race team photos

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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.
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Tech Entrepreneurs go Canoe Surfing in Hawaii

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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.
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Board Meeting Episode 3: How to Choose a SUP Board – Part 1

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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.
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Wednesday Training Group: Downwinder – Meeting at 5:00 PM, Kahala

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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.
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Board Meeting Episode 2: Preparing for the Molokai 2 Oahu SUP Race – Part 3

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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).
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Board Meeting Episode 2: Preparing for the Molokai 2 Oahu SUP Race – Part 2

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Here is part 2 of our Molokai 2 Oahu episode where Robert and I continue our discussion on how to prepare for the Molokai 2 Oahu SUP race. We talk about training, fitness, nutrition, using the proper equipment, logistics, and a whole lot more to help you guys get ready for one of the toughest races in the SUP racing calendar.
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Connor Baxter Wins Event #1 of World Tour

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The 2015 Stand Up World Series event in Barcelona was a great way to kick off the World Tour.

It was super nice to arrive to Barcelona a week and a half early before the event to relax and unpack my suit case, train and get into a routine.
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Board Meeting Episode 2: Preparing for the Molokai 2 Oahu SUP Race – Part 1

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Here’s episode 2 of Board Meeting, our new SUP show where we talk about all things stand up paddle surfing and racing. In this episode, Robert and I talk about how to prepare for the Molokai 2 Oahu SUP race. We discuss training, fitness, nutrition, using the proper equipment, logistics, and a whole lot more to help you guys get ready for one of the toughest races in the SUP racing calendar.
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