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Tradewinds are back! Wednesday Training Group: Downwinder – Meet 4:30 Kahala


After a few weeks of sweltering heat and light winds it looks like we will have some nice trades this Wedensday, so we will take advantage of the tailwinds with a downwind run!

We will meet on Wednesday at 4:30 pm at Kahala Beach park. Please let Robert or Jeff know if you want to rent a race board for $20, otherwise we will see you at Kahala. Continue reading ‘Tradewinds are back! Wednesday Training Group: Downwinder – Meet 4:30 Kahala’

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Starboard’s Bart de Zwart Tackles the Muskoka River X Race

By: Au


Congratulations to hard core, Bart de Zwart who just loves expeditions! After a grueling 11 City Tour, where Bart came out on top for the 4th time, he then went to Canada to take on the longest 1 day expedition in the Muskoka River X race only to Win AGAIN! Continue reading ‘Starboard’s Bart de Zwart Tackles the Muskoka River X Race’

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SIC’s Sonni Honscheid Prepares For 2014 BOP

By: Allie Brown


Team SIC’s Sonni Honscheid is a fierce paddler and she has been preparing for the 2014 Battle of the Paddle. Watch her in this clip as she is at home preparing for the biggest event of the year. Continue reading ‘SIC’s Sonni Honscheid Prepares For 2014 BOP’

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Introduction to SUP: Tips for Beginner Stand Up Paddlers

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Between our Blue Planet SUP clinics and private and group lessons, we have helped hundreds of customers to learn how to stand up paddle. The best way to learn the basics and start having fun on the water with minimum frustration is by taking a lesson with a well qualified instructor that can help you learn proper technique from the start. If you don’t have the opportunity to do that, the next best thing is to read up and watch instructional videos that will help you avoid common mistakes and don’t let bad habits become engrained. Continue reading ‘Introduction to SUP: Tips for Beginner Stand Up Paddlers’

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How to Strap a SUP or Surf Board to a Car That Does Not Have Roof Racks

One of the most common questions we get from people interested in renting SUP’s from us is how to transport the boards to the beach without a roof rack. The video shows how we strap boards to the roof, everything you need is included in our low rental fees. You can safely transport up to 3 stacked SUP’s on almost any car using this method. The EVA pads and straps are available on our website at:

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Ultimate SUP Showdown on CBS Sports Network 9/21!!!!!!!

This was sent to us via email by Karen Baxter.


Aloha Family and Friends –

The Event Connor won in Waikiki in August is going to be televised. That’s right. SUP IS GOING TO BE ON TV!!
Continue reading ‘Ultimate SUP Showdown on CBS Sports Network 9/21!!!!!!!’

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Starboard’s Bart de Zwart Wins 11 City Tour – 4 x’s!

By: Au


Congratulations Bart de Zwart on his 4th win of the 11 City Tour. Bart gives us a full recap on this amazing feat, which some say is the most grueling race of the year to win.

More from Bart here: Continue reading ‘Starboard’s Bart de Zwart Wins 11 City Tour – 4 x’s!’

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Team SIC Maui In Hood River, Oregon

By: Allie Brown


The SIC Maui team were all up in Hood River, Oregon recently for the Columbia Gorge Challenge and we all had a blast!

Check out this edit that shows the SIC Maui team having fun! Continue reading ‘Team SIC Maui In Hood River, Oregon’

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2014 Duke’s OceanFest Distance Race


Here are some photos from the 2014 Duke’s OceanFest distance race. The race is officially titled the Hawaii Paddleboard Championships but it’s easier to call it the Duke’s race. This year had pretty good wind but a hard opposing tide. There was also a South swell bringing in head high waves which made this a bit harder to navigate although at the end it was great for paddlers that caught a wave all the way to shore from the outside. Continue reading ‘2014 Duke’s OceanFest Distance Race’

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Hydro Flask Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Water Bottles


I recently got a couple of Hydro Flask steel vacuum insulated water bottles (40 oz and 64 oz). I’ll cut to the chase. These are the best insulated thermos bottles I’ve ever used. Continue reading ‘Hydro Flask Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Water Bottles’

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Connor Wins Gorge Event – Clean Sweep!

Connor Wins the Gorge Event – Clean Sweep!



The 2014 Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge was an epic event. It was an action-packed two day weekend with three races.

Day one started with the flat water technical course race. It was about 5 miles – 5 lap course with a lot of buoy turns. All the men competitors were on 14 foot race boards. I had my Starboard 14′ Allstar. Continue reading ‘Connor Wins Gorge Event – Clean Sweep!’

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2014 Molokai-2-Oahu Paddleboard World Championships

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Here are some photos from this year’s Molokai-2-Oahu Paddleboard World Championships. This year had lots of wind in the channel and was a week before Hurricane Iselle nailed the Big Island. A big congratulations to all the racers!
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Recap by Connor Baxter

The 2014 Honolua Surf Co’s Ultimate SUP Showdown was by far one of the best organized events I have ever been to. First of all – Most all of the top surf and race competitors that were invited were at the event. The heats in both surf and race were on time. They stuck to the schedule. Then there is the fact that CBS Sports was there and is going to televise the event on Prime Time TV. Continue reading ‘CONNOR WINS THE ULTIMATE SUP SHOWDOWN’

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SUP Surfing Sessions with C4 Waterman’s Todd, Larry, and Jeff


Here are some videos and photos from recent SUP surfing sessions.
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Connor Wins The 2014 Molokai to Oahu World Championships



The 2014 Molokai to Oahu was a great event. We went over to Molokai on our boat three days before the event. It was nice to just relax and take it all in before the grueling 32-mile channel crossing. The night before my mom made her traditional competition meal, I got a good night rest and was ready to go the next morning. We loaded the boat with our provisions and I got ready to go to the start line. I did a little warm-up paddle to make sure I was ready to go and then I lined up on the starting line after the prone paddlers left. Continue reading ‘Connor Wins The 2014 Molokai to Oahu World Championships’

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