Archive for June, 2011

Please Help Mark Raaphorst Help SEA and Autism

The Manhattan SEA Paddle NYC is a fundraiser for an excellent cause. One that Mark & Donna are supporting by traveling from Maui to NYC to compete in.
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WPA National Race – Recap by Connor Baxter

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WPA National Race – by Connor Baxter:

The 2011 Wet feet WPA National Race was a super fun event. I flew over to Oahu from Maui on Friday and the event was on Saturday. The WPA – World Paddle Association – has a series of qualifying events for the Hennessey’s World Event in San Diego in September. An event I definitely want to compete in.
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Blue Planet SUP Clinic June 5th, 2011 – Video

We celebrated the one year anniversary of our Ward shop with a SUP clinic in the morning and a video night at our shop in the evening. Fabrice Beaux documented it all in this video. Thank you for participating.
-Robert Stehlik


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Whitewater SUP Carnage at the 2011 Teva Mountain Games

Strickland & Ginella Take First Place on Podium at
2011 Teva Mountain Games in Vail, Colorado

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C4 Waterman is stoked to have had such a successful and exciting time at the 2011 Teva Mountain Games in Vail, Colorado. Continue reading ‘Whitewater SUP Carnage at the 2011 Teva Mountain Games’

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C4 Battle of the Paddle Secret Training Day Part 2

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Here are some more videos that I took at C4 Waterman’s “secret training day“.
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Fine Tuning the Rudder by Robert Stehlik

I like racing on unlimited boards with rudders. The rudder makes these long, straight tracking boards surprisingly nimble and fun in the bumps. I avoid using the rudder when trying to catch a bump as it creates extra drag. Once planing on the bump though, using the rudder can help to follow the bumps or change direction without noticeably slowing the glide. You can step back with one foot to lift the nose of the board while keeping the front foot on the rudder. On steeper bumps you want to step further back with both feet off the rudder to reduce the wetted surface and allow higher speeds. Continue reading ‘Fine Tuning the Rudder by Robert Stehlik’

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2011 Teva Mountain Games Recap

This was sent to us by Chase Olivieri from C4 Waterman.

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Wow! It’s hard to put in words everything that happened at the 2011 Teva Mountain Games. As the cheif social media guru, I had a blast running around the event site to see our team riders race down Gore Creek, friends at CKS run the huge demo pool we had set-up and relay content to our partners at the Vail Valley Foundation.
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Inaugural Stand-up Paddleboard (SUP) Race at BayFest Hawaii 2011

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Inaugural Stand-up Paddleboard (SUP) Race
Saturday, July 16 – 10:00 A.M.

Calling all you paddleboard professionals and amateur enthusiasts. Participate in our inaugural Stand-Up Paddleboard race on Saturday, July 16th! Continue reading ‘Inaugural Stand-up Paddleboard (SUP) Race at BayFest Hawaii 2011′

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Paddlers Brave Challenging Conditions to Support of SurfAid

Paddlers Brave Challenging Conditions to Support of SurfAid at
Watermans Paddle for Humanity Deefield Beach.

Deerfield Beach, Florida - Over a hundred spectators and paddlers came out last Saturday for the Watermans Applied Science Paddle for Humanity in Deerfield Beach. The event was the second stop in the 2011 series which kicked off April 30th in Dana Point and will culminate in Washington DC on August 20th. Despite high winds and difficult conditions the event was an overwhelming success.
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Planet Sun Heroes shine at IronMan 70.3 Hawaii

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A great day in the “epicenter” of triathon for a number of Planet Sun multi-sport stars. Penn Henderson claimed high honors, placing 2nd in Age Group/ 14th overall with the 4th fastest bike time of the day amongst the pros! Penn’s finish earned him a slot to the IronMan World Championships. Continue reading ‘Planet Sun Heroes shine at IronMan 70.3 Hawaii’

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Open Ocean Racing off Maui – Video

Here’s a video sent to us by Karen Baxter from S.I.C.. The video was taken from the 2011 Olukai stand up paddle race by Bill Boyum. Check it out.


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2011 Starboard Stand Up Paddles

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I recently got the chance to check out Starboard’s 2011 stand up paddle lineup when I visited the Blue Planet surf shop over at Ward Avenue. Here’s a video and some pictures.
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Starboard Ace 14′ x 25″ SUP Stand Up Paddle Race Board

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Here’s a preview of the 2011 Starboard Ace 14′ x 25″ SUP stand up paddle race board shaped by Brian Szymanski. As you’ll notice in the video, the Ace has really thick sides and has quite a lot of volume. I haven’t had a chance to try it out yet but the board looks fast.
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SUP clinic this Sunday June 5th at Ala Moana 8-10 am, movie screenings

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Dear Friends,

We would like to invite you to join us this Sunday for our free SUP clinic at Ala Moana 8 am to 10 am. You are also invited to join us at the Blue Planet Shop on Ward Ave. for an anniversary celebration and the screening of two surf movies- Planet Blow and Destination 3 Degrees.
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Interview with C4 Waterman Ambassador Travis Grant

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Here’s an interview I did with the winner of the 2011 Battle of the Paddle elite race, Travis Grant. This video was taken a few days before the BOP at C4 Waterman’s “secret traning day“.
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