Archive for May, 2012

Wet Feet/Blue Planet Surf WPA National Race for SUP and Prone Paddlers

Wet Feet Hawaii Blue Planet Surf

RACE REGISTRATION ONLINE NOW:
WORLD PADDLE ASSOCIATION 2nd ANNUAL HAWAII REGION NATIONAL RACE

Stand Up and Prone Paddlers and Friends Welcomed to Sunset Beach, Oahu
June 30, 2012

(MAY 30, 2012 – HONOLULU, Hawaii) — Race registration is now open for the Wet Feet/Blue Planet Surf World Paddle Association Hawaii Region National Race. The event will be held at Sunset Beach, Oahu, June 30, 2012. Entry can be done online or at Wet Feet or Blue Planet Surf shops. For online entry, click here: http://wetfeetblueplanetsurfrace.eventbrite.com
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2012 SUP Paddle reviews by Robert Stehlik

Blue Planet Surf

At Blue Planet Surf Shop we are passionate about good stand up paddles. We think a good paddle is just as important (and arguably more important) as a good board. We pride ourselves in having one of the most complete selections of quality stand up paddles you will find anywhere with all the top brands represented as well as some lesser known brands and we can help you choose the best paddle for your needs. Here are some reviews of the new models from some of the brands we carry. Thanks to Evan Leong of standuppaddlesurf.net for shooting the video reviews, presented here in no particular order.
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Watermans Paddle for Humanity Heads East

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Watermans Paddle for Humanity Heads East

Deerfield Beach is the Next Stop for the PFH

Orange County, CA – The Right Coast is ramping up for the 2nd annual Watermans Paddle for Humanity – Deerfield Beach, Florida, June 1-2, 2012. Continue reading ‘Watermans Paddle for Humanity Heads East’

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Blue Planet SUP Board Construction Video

Blue Planet Surf

I recently went on a trip to China to visit some of the manufacturers we work with. I took some video at our board factory and put together a short video showing how a Blue Planet veneer board is made, starting with the Aku computer shaping machine cutting the blank, the vacuum bagging process, inserts, finish, etc. Thanks to Evan Leong of standuppaddlesurf.net for shooting the parts on the beach:
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3rd Annual John “Pops” Ah Choy Surf Fest (2012)

The dates of this year’s event is set:
September 15 & 16, 2012

Our 2nd Annual Surf Fest was a blast. We would like to thank all the contestants and sponsors that contributed to making it such a memorable event.
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Blue Planet’s free monthly SUP clinic video

Here is a short video of our SUP clinic on Saturday May 12th. The weather was beautiful with great conditions for trying the lineup of our demo fleet, including many of the new Blue Planet veneer models.
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CONNOR BAXTER WINS THE OLUKAI HO’OLAULE’A EVENT!!!!

CONNOR BAXTER WINS THE OLUKAI HO’OLAULE’A EVENT!!!!

SUP Magazine writes: “The sport’s Best showed up on Maui to compete as young phenom Connor Baxter took the men’s Elite title ahead of Australia’s Travis Grant, California’s Danny Ching, Hawaii’s Dave Kalama and Jamie Mitchell (Australia).”
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Hawaii SUP Stand Up Paddle Races for 2012

Thanks to Jeff Chang at Wet Feet for compiling this list and sending it to us.

Click here to download the 2012 Hawaii SUP Race Schedule

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Werner Paddles Announces New Race Specific SUP

Werner Paddles

Werner Paddles Announces New Race Specific SUP

Werner Paddles has developed the first Stand Up Paddle designed from the ground up specifically for training and racing.

The Grand Prix utilizes Werner’s proprietary Performance Core technology to create the lightest weight SUP on the market. Paddlers can choose between three blade sizes allowing them to match their power and board glide. Continue reading ‘Werner Paddles Announces New Race Specific SUP’

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Travis Grant is FAST. Travis Grant is FIRST!

Travis Grant is Fast…Travis Grant is FIRST!

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HONOLULU (May 9, 2012) – One year ago at the Battle of the Paddle Hawaii, Travis Grant (AUS) lined up for his first race under the C4 Waterman label. Beneath his feet was a brand new 12′6 custom race board shaped by Dave Parmenter. In his hands was one of the first prototypes of the C4 X-Wing paddle.
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Free monthly SUP clinic this Saturday, May 12th, 8-10 am Ala Moana

Blue Planet brings you another FREE SUP CLINIC at Ala Moana from 8 am to 10 am this Saturday, May 12th. If you want to demo our big selection of boards you must sign up by 8:15 am and attend the safety briefing. Our whole fleet of rental/demo boards is available to try, beginner clinic starts at 8am, advanced stroke technique clinic and Q&A after 8:30 am.
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TRAVIS GRANT & GILLIAN GIBREE WIN SURVIVOR SUP: QUIKSILVER WAIKIKI PADDLE FESTIVAL

Quiksilver Waterman Collection

AUSTRALIAN JACKSON MAYNARD &
SAN DIEGO’S GILLIAN GIBREE CLAIM FINAL DAY

QUIKSILVER WATERMAN COLLECTION WAIKIKI PADDLE FESTIVAL

Duke Kahanamoku Beach, Fort DeRussy, Waikiki

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TRAVIS GRANT & GILLIAN GIBREE WIN SURVIVOR SUP: QUIKSILVER WAIKIKI PADDLE FESTIVAL

Quiksilver Waterman Collection

AUSTRALIAN TRAVIS GRANT &
SAN DIEGO’S GILLIAN GIBREE WIN SURVIVOR SUP

AT QUIKSILVER WATERMAN COLLECTION WAIKIKI PADDLE FESTIVAL

Duke Kahanamoku Beach, Fort DeRussy, Waikiki

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HONOLULU – (May 5, 2012) — Australian Travis Grant mastered a brand new stand-up paddle race format today to win the elite “Survivor SUP” race of the Quiksilver Waterman Collection Waikiki Paddle Festival. Grant finished ahead of Danny Ching (Redondo Beach, California), and the designer of today’s course, Jamie Mitchell (Australia), who were second and third respectively. Grant won $2,000 for the result. The women’s division was a clear upset with a win by California’s Gillian Gibree (San Diego) over Hawaii pair Jenny Kalmbach and Candice Appleby respectively. Gibree won $1,500.
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Big Race This Weekend in Waikiki–What’s Happening on the C4 Waterman Front?

C4 Waterman Athletes to Watch

The Quiksilver Waikiki Paddle Festival kicks off this Saturday May 5th, 2012 on the shores of Waikiki. With all the world’s top racers here to compete it’s going to be a jam packed exciting weekend. Continue reading ‘Big Race This Weekend in Waikiki–What’s Happening on the C4 Waterman Front?’

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THIS WEEKEND: Quiksilver Waterman Collection Waikiki Paddle Festival

Quiksilver Waterman Collection

QUIKSILVER WATERMAN COLLECTION

WAIKIKI PADDLE FESTIVAL   

THIS WEEKEND 

May 5&6, Duke Kahanamoku Beach, Fort DeRussy, Waikiki

HONOLULU – May 2, 2012: Paddlers from around the world are arriving to Waikiki in final preparation for this weekend’s Quiksilver Waterman Collection Waikiki Paddle Festival. Roughly 500 athletes from Australia, Canada, Japan, Brazil, Korea, Canada, Tahiti, and around the United States will take part in the festival, to be held at Duke Kahanamoku Beach, Fort DeRussy. Continue reading ‘THIS WEEKEND: Quiksilver Waterman Collection Waikiki Paddle Festival’

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