Archive for January, 2013

Sunset Beach Pro & Turtle Bay Women’s Pro to kick of next week

Thursday 31 January

2013 Stand Up World Tour Season to kick off at Sunset

Next week will see the return to the iconic Sunset Beach on the North Shore of Oahu for the dramatic opener to the 2013 Stand Up World Tour season.

Since its first year in 2010, the Sunset Beach Pro has seen dramatic conditions and spectacular showdowns each and every year, and 2013 promises to be no different: the long range forecast shows a very active swell window as the World’s best start to congregate on Oahu’s North Shore and the tension mounts…
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How A Blue Planet Board Is Made: Factory Tour Video and East Coast Distribution Announcement

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Blue Planet Surf is excited to announce that our SUP boards will be available on the US East Coast soon through our distributor Coastal Surf Supplies.

Last week I visited the factory and shot this video that shows a Blue Planet board being made from start to finish:
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VestPac Hydration Pack

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Here’s a video review of a hydration pack that I have been using recently, the WilsonPac model from VestPac. The WilsonPac was designed specifically for watersports use and has a big pocket you can use to carry your cell phone, keys, etc.. The downside for me with this pack is that the reservoir is too small. Check out the video below. Continue reading ‘VestPac Hydration Pack’

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Sunset Beach Pro & Turtle Bay Women’s Pro to kick off February 6th

Monday 14 January

The Sunset Beach Pro to take place from the 7th – 15th Feb

Arguably the most iconic event on the Stand Up World Tour Calendar will once again kick the season off in style from the 7th – 15th February: the Sunset Beach Pro brings together the world’s best set against one of the most formidable backdrops and one of the world’s most infamous waves, found at the heart of Oahu’s Fabled North Shore.
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S.I.C. X-12 SUP Stand Up Paddle Race Board

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The S.I.C. X-12 flatwater SUP race board is now available in two widths, 28″ and 29 1/2″. Both board models are virtually the same except for the widths as Mark Raaphorst explains in the video below. Continue reading ‘S.I.C. X-12 SUP Stand Up Paddle Race Board’

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C4 Waterman’s Archie Kalepa to speak at TEDx 2013

C4 Waterman’s Archie Kalepa to be speaker at TEDx 2013, globally broadcasted live January 12, 2013.

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Supsquatch in Big Makaha Waves

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Jeff at C4 sent over these photos shot by Jeff Wathell of Mana Photography of their recent session at Makaha. Most people would think twice about SUP surfing waves this size but it’s nuts on a C4 Supsquatch with 7 riders. Looks like a much better use than racing. Lol. Here’s Jeff’s recap below.
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