Archive for June, 2014

First Ride on a Starboard 8′10″ x 32″ Wide Point SUP Surfing Board

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Here are some photos from a recent SUP surfing session with the Starboard 8′10″ x 32″ Wide Point. Continue reading ‘First Ride on a Starboard 8′10″ x 32″ Wide Point SUP Surfing Board’

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Turtle Bay Partnership, European Cup, Japan and US Trilogy news

Turtle Bay steps up to become Official Resort of the Stand Up World Tour & Series

In a multi year commitment, Turtle Bay Resort has stepped up to become an Official Tour & Series Partner and establish itself not only as the Headquarters to the Waterman League, but also the Official Resort of both the Stand Up World Tour and Stand Up World Series.
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Starboard’s Zane Schweitzer Talks about Winning Oleron

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Congratulations again to Zane Schweitzer for his outstanding performance in Oleron, France. Zane provides us with his feedback on the event, the lead up to participating and his exciting trip to the 1st position on the podium. Continue reading ‘Starboard’s Zane Schweitzer Talks about Winning Oleron’

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SIC’s Jeremy Riggs’ Father’s Day Downwinder

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SIC’s Jeremy Riggs had an awesome Father’s Day last weekend! He was able to take his daughter Natalie out on a downwind run. Here is what Jeremy had to say: Continue reading ‘SIC’s Jeremy Riggs’ Father’s Day Downwinder’

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Wednesday: Downwinder Meeting at 4:30 PM, Kahala Beach Park

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We are expecting another great trade wind day tomorrow.

We will meet at 4:30 pm at Kahala. Everyone is welcome to join, we may do a shorter course for the slower/entry level paddlers starting at Toes (the beach park at the bottom of Hawaii Loa ridge). The fast paddlers will do the longer run from Portlock to Kahala. We will not have a time trial training group in Hawaii Kai this Wednesday. Continue reading ‘Wednesday: Downwinder Meeting at 4:30 PM, Kahala Beach Park’

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Zane Schweitzer reigns supreme at Stop 2 of the European Cup in Oleron Island

Zane Schweitzer makes it two from two on the European Cup, winning Oleron & Bilbao

Zane Schweitzer (Starboard) puts on another stellar performance today to secure another win here at Stop 2 of the European Cup presented by Starboard: the Oleron Island Paddle Challenge. With a 3rd place in the Long distance race yesterday, Zane stepped up on Day 2 of the event to secure a win in the sprint racing, duplicating his results from Bilbao and notching up another well deserved victory.
Continue reading ‘Zane Schweitzer reigns supreme at Stop 2 of the European Cup in Oleron Island’

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Titouan Puyo and Cecile Gondre take Day 1 of the Oleron Island Paddle Challenge, France

Titouan Puyo continues his charge to take the win on Day 1 of the Oleron event

Titouan Puyo (Starboard) continues his charge today at the beautiful Island of Oleron in France by taking the win on day one of the Oleron Island Stand Up Paddle Challenge, stop number 2 of the European Cup, presented by Starboard. A relatively slow start, saw Titouan gradually build momentum through the race and then step up into overdrive over the second half of the course to take the win in one of the first true downwinders of the season.
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Blue Planet SUP Clinic this Saturday, June 14th at Ala Moana, 8AM

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This coming Saturday customers that are interested in purchasing a board from us can once again try out our demo boards for free at our SUP Clinic on June 14th. Continue reading ‘Blue Planet SUP Clinic this Saturday, June 14th at Ala Moana, 8AM’

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Wednesday: Downwinder Meeting at 4:30 PM, Kahala Beach Park

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Tomorrow should be another beautiful downwind day in paradise. Lucky we live Hawaii!

We will meet at 4:30 pm at Kahala. Everyone is welcome to join, we may do a shorter course for the slower/entry level paddlers starting at Toes (the beach park at the bottom of Hawaii Loa ridge). The fast paddlers will do the longer run from Portlock to Kahala. We will not have a time trial training group in Hawaii Kai this Wednesday. Continue reading ‘Wednesday: Downwinder Meeting at 4:30 PM, Kahala Beach Park’

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Zane Schweitzer & Angela Jackson are victorious at the 1st stop of the European Cup in Bilbao

Zane Schweitzer overcomes the odds to secure the well deserved win in Bilbao

Zane Schweitzer (Starboard) arrived at night on Friday, without his boards and paddles to take part in this weekends event and traveling all the way from Tahiti. Despite the borrowed board and paddle and travel exhaustion, Zane put on a strong performance on Day 1 to secure an impressive 3rd place in the Sprint Racing, especially considering the caliber of the competition.
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Casper Steinfath and Angela Jackson are victorious on Day 1 in Spain

Casper Steinfath steps up in the sprint Finals to take the win on Day 1 of the Iberdrola World SUP Challenge

Casper Steinfath (Naish) looked strong all day today at the Iberdrola World SUP Challenge, Stop #1 on the 2014 European Cup, and peaked in the Final, to break away from the pack and take the win at the all important day 1 of heat elimination Sprint Racing. Continue reading ‘Casper Steinfath and Angela Jackson are victorious on Day 1 in Spain’

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Wednesday: Downwinder Meeting at 4:30 PM, Kahala Beach Park

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Looks like nice trade winds for tomorrow, so our training group will do another downwinder. We will meet at 4:30 pm at Kahala. Everyone is welcome to join, we will do a shorter course for the slower paddlers starting at Toes (the beach park at the bottom of Hawaii Loa ridge). The fast paddlers will do the longer run from Portlock to Kahala. We will not have a time trial training group in Hawaii Kai this Wednesday. Continue reading ‘Wednesday: Downwinder Meeting at 4:30 PM, Kahala Beach Park’

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European Cup to kick off this weekend in Bilbao in the Basque Country of Spain

Bilbao is to kick off the European Cup Series this weekend, as tension mounts

Stop number one of the 2014 European Cup presented by Starboard will kick off this weekend in the beautiful Basque Country of Spain, as many of the World’s best athletes descend upon the dramatic European City of Bilbao to do battle.
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SUP Grip Now Available for Retrofit

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At Blue Planet, we were not satisfied with the carry handles on the market and decided to develop our own carry handle. After developing several prototypes and going through the design, testing and molding process, the result is the new, patent pending SUP Grip. This handle makes carrying Stand Up Paddle boards easier and more comfortable than ever. Continue reading ‘SUP Grip Now Available for Retrofit’

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