Archive for September, 2011

Interview with Connor Baxter and Robert Stehlik – Video


I shot these videos of Connor Baxter after he won the 2011 Duke’s Oceanfest Distance Race. Connor also won the surf race the day before and is on a pretty strong winning streak. Robert Stehlik did well too and had a great idea to interview Connor away from the crowd to get more in depth info on what keeps him winning.
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Battle of the Paddle California coming up!!!



EXPO closing soon !!!

Market, promo and sell at the


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Oahu South Swell of the Decade

Found this video on youtube that shows the size of the swell we had last week. Very cool.

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Blue Planet: Free SUP clinic this Sunday at Ala Moana from 8 am to 10 am

Blue Planet Surf

Dear Friends,

It’s time again for our free monthly Stand Up Paddle clinic. Come and try some of our many new rental boards and get a special deal on a new SUP if you attend.
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Haleiwa Joe’s Labor Day Race

I was at Waimea Bay when the Haleiwa Joe’s Race started but didn’t race. I’ve been taking some time off from paddling after my board hit me in the ribs a week and a half ago. The X-ray’s showed no break but I still can’t lie on my stomach. Hopefully I’ll be back in action in a couple weeks. Robert from Blue Planet did really well in the race and also managed to shoot some video. Check it out below:

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SIC S-16 SUP Catamaran – Round 2


Mark Raaphorst was en route to New York with the latest version of the S-16 Catamaran SUP and was kind enough to let Robert Stehlik (owner of Blue Planet Surf and Zen Waterman Blog) try it out while it was on Oahu. The S-16 really excels in flat water conditions when going in a straight line. It gets up to speed really quick and doesn’t take much effort to keep it there. Robert did some flat water testing so I won’t go into that too much but the area the excited me the most about this board was going upwind.
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