Archive for September, 2013

Huntington Recap, Turtle Bay Finals and the La Torche Pro France

Friday 27 September

Huntington Beach Pro Grand Slam sees world class action

The Huntington Beach Pro Grand Slam presented by Starboard saw unprecedented performances from the world’s best athletes in both surfing and racing, as over 20 nations congregated in Surf City USA for a historic event just south of the Pier.
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Kai Lenny wins the Overall World Series Title at Huntington Beach

Tuesday 24 September

Kai Lenny makes it two out of two wins in Surf City USA

After winning both the Surfing World Tour event and the World Series Sprints of the Huntington Beach Pro Grand Slam, Kai Lenny (Naish) once again turned it on to take second place behind Australia’s Jake Jensen in the long distance, giving him the well deserved overall title for the event.
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Wednesday Coaching/Time Trial at 5:30 pm, Topic: Stroke Technique – Blade Angle

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Congratulations to the finishers at Sunday’s Wet Feet/Blue Planet race!
Results: http://racesplitter.com/races/45871BCB0

Wednesday coaching/time trial starts at 5:30 pm.

Coaching topic: Using blade angle/steering strokes, forward strokes.

Where: We meet in the parking area on the opposite end of the Hawaii Kai Boat ramp, close to where the Molokai race finishes. We will start with some weekly coaching tips and stretches before hitting the water to do some drills and warm up for the time trial. Continue reading ‘Wednesday Coaching/Time Trial at 5:30 pm, Topic: Stroke Technique – Blade Angle’

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Highlights from Day 2: Huntington Beach Pro Main Event (Sprint Racing)

Kai Lenny and Ke’ale Dorries secure convincing wins in the sprint racing

With a rising swell throughout the day, the World Series Sprints saw spectacular racing for both athletes and spectators alike, as the world’s best took on pounding surf to make it around the ‘M’ course to the finish. Drama was at a high, as clean up sets rifled through the course at times, providing a major show for the assembled crowds and spectators online. Make sure to check out the highlights from the whole day of racing, but also the sprints Final on the home page right here at www.watermanleague.com

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Kai Lenny & Izzy Gomez secure the win at the Huntington Beach Pro

Saturday 21 September

Kai Lenny puts on a flawless performance in Surf City USA

Kai Lenny (Naish) from Maui put together a flawless event campaign here in Huntington Beach to take the win at stop 3 on the 2013 Stand Up World Tour. Each round Kai put together high scoring heat after high scoring heat, with a climax in Round 4 where he posted a heat score total of 18.57, a near perfect score.
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Connor Baxter Wins the Water Warrior Amphibious Assault Elite SUP Race

Water Warrior Beach Festival – Amphibious Assault Elite SUP Race
(or better known as Chuck Patterson’s Torture Chamber)

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Recap by Connor Baxter

The 2013 Water Warriors Event put on by Chuck Patterson, was by far one of the most brutal and exhausting races I have competed in so far this year. And – that is to put it mildly.
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Blue Planet SUP Clinic, free for customers this Sunday, Sept. 22nd, 8-10 am

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SUP Clinic and board demo this coming Sunday, September 22nd, click link below for map.

Blue Planet brings you another SUP CLINIC at the western end of Ala Moana from 8 am to 10 am.

These clinics are for our customers that are interested in purchasing a board or gear for us. We can only continue to offer these free clinics with your help, so please support Blue Planet with your business (or a donation). Continue reading ‘Blue Planet SUP Clinic, free for customers this Sunday, Sept. 22nd, 8-10 am’

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Highlights from Day 2: Huntington Beach Pro Main Event

A full day of action here at Day 2 of the Huntington Beach Pro

It was a full day of action here at Day 2 of the Huntington Beach Pro, as the Main event got underway and a new swell turned up to make it a day to remember. Clean head high conditions rolled in for much of the day, as the World’s best took to the water to battle it out here in Surf City USA.

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Highlights from Stop 5 of the World Series: Hamburg

Felipe Hernandez wins the Trials here on Day 1 of the Huntington Beach Pro Grand Slam

Felipe Hernandez (Rogue) put on a dominant performance today in the Trials component of the Huntington Beach Pro Grand Slam presented by Starboard. Leading a strong field of Mexican contenders here in Surf CIty USA, Felipe consistently powered his way through the rounds to make it through to the Final. When it counted, Felipe pieced together a strong heat to take the win in the Trials on Day one of the Huntington Beach Pro.
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Interview with Mickey Munoz

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I finished my SUP surf session and a guy started asking me about the equipment I was using. After a minute or so I asked him, “Are you Mickey Munoz ?” to which he responded, “Yes!”

Since Mickey Munoz is legendary I pulled out my iphone and shot a quick interview. I first tried the stand up paddle on a rented 12′x26″ Mickey Munoz Surftech Softop board in Waikiki. I couldn’t stand for more than a few seconds. Times have surely changed and the equipment has gotten so much better. Continue reading ‘Interview with Mickey Munoz’

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Distributors Wanted for Blue Planet Surf

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Blue Planet Surf is looking for distribution partners to bring the line of 2014 SUP boards and equipment to an international market. We are looking for partners with distribution experience in the surf/SUP market. Merchandise will be supplied by container from the factory directly to the distributor. Exclusive distribution agreements are currently available for these markets: US West, Europe, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, Guam. Continue reading ‘Distributors Wanted for Blue Planet Surf’

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Ed Wheeler’s S.I.C. Standamaran Race SUP

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I caught up with Ed Wheeler at the 2013 Duke’s OceanFest where he raced his SIC Standamaran. Ed got his first test ride when I got mine a month or so ago and he was blown away by the glide and how much easier it is on the body. Judging from his recent race finishes, he’s getting the hang of it pretty quick. Continue reading ‘Ed Wheeler’s S.I.C. Standamaran Race SUP’

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3D Printing SUP Fins

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My friend Collin Kobayashi of 3D Innovations just popped out some SUP fins for his new board. Collin just got into SUP and is an engineer for his daytime gig. Check out the post he did where he shows how he made the fins. We’re gonna test them at the beach this week. Continue reading ‘3D Printing SUP Fins’

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Connor Baxter Wins the 2013 AWSI Athlete of the Year Award!

This was sent to us via email by Caren from Starboard.

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Congratulations to Connor Baxter – Winner AWSI (Association of Wind and Water Sports Industries) Athlete of the Year Award!

Connor is very deserving of this award as he already has 19 First Place Finishes and 6 Overall Titles in 2013. Continue reading ‘Connor Baxter Wins the 2013 AWSI Athlete of the Year Award!’

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The Huntington Beach Pro will see the World Tour & World Series take center stage

Saturday 7 September

The Stand Up World Tour & Series come together in HB

After a flurry of high profile city events on the World Series over the past month, the World’s best will congregate in Southern California, Surf CIty USA, where the Huntington Beach Pro will bring the World Racing Series and World Surfing Tour together for the second Grand Slam of the year.
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