Archive for September, 2014

SUP Surfing on Downwind Race boards is FUN!

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Surfing on raceboards is a lot of fun and a great skill to practice if you want to get faster on downwind runs, it’s all about surfing the bumps. Surfing these big long boards also allows you to catch and surf waves that others can’t, which opens up all kinds of uncrowded spots and smaller waves that are barely breaking that you can catch from way outside, surf and ENJOY. Continue reading ‘SUP Surfing on Downwind Race boards is FUN!’

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Lina Augaitis Talks SUP Community

By: Allie Brown

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I came down to southern California 2.5 weeks before BOP and likely will stay and head to Turtle Bay the week after BOP. I am a Pro athlete which means I do have a lot of fun on the job but also spend a lot of time alone, figuring out logistics, and managing my budget. Continue reading ‘Lina Augaitis Talks SUP Community’

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Connor wins the Overall Event Title and Secures the 2014 World Title ahead of the final event

Connor Baxter Makes it a Clean
Sweep to Take the Overall Title
at Huntington Beach and
Win The 2014 WORLD TITLE!

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RECAP BY CONNOR

The 2014 Huntington Grand Slam was a great event. The contest started off on Tuesday with the trials for the surfing portion. The next day the main event started and I was in heat 10. The waves were funky and super hard to judge where to take off. I was sitting in second place but then Brennan got a great wave which narrowly put me in third place, so I had to go the loser round and had one more chance to make it to round three. So the next day I got ready for my next surf heat with Robin Johnson and Fernando Stella. This was a very close heat between all of us but I edged out the other two guys to advance to round three. This next round I had a super tough heat and surfed my best. But just got edged out. Continue reading ‘Connor wins the Overall Event Title and Secures the 2014 World Title ahead of the final event’

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Location X announced, World Series Finals coming up & look back at the Huntington Beach Pro Grand Slam

Location X is provisionally announced for Morocco from the 8th – 16th November

We are proud to announce that Morocco will host this year’s Location X event, following directly on from the La Torche Pro France and running from the 8th – 16th November. Final details are still being confirmed with all travel, logistic and broadcast details to be released next week.
Continue reading ‘Location X announced, World Series Finals coming up & look back at the Huntington Beach Pro Grand Slam’

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Tradewinds are back! Wednesday Training Group: Downwinder – Meet 4:30 Kahala

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After a few weeks of sweltering heat and light winds it looks like we will have some nice trades this Wedensday, so we will take advantage of the tailwinds with a downwind run!

We will meet on Wednesday at 4:30 pm at Kahala Beach park. Please let Robert or Jeff know if you want to rent a race board for $20, otherwise we will see you at Kahala. Continue reading ‘Tradewinds are back! Wednesday Training Group: Downwinder – Meet 4:30 Kahala’

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Candice Appleby makes it a clean sweep at the World Series & earns the Grand Slam Title in Huntington Beach

Candice Appleby makes it a clean sweep in the World Series & is Grand Slam Champion

Candice Appleby takes Huntington by storm as she surges to victory in the Long Distance 10km race to take the overall World Series win, but also the Grand Slam Title with a 3rd in the surf and 1st in the race. What an entry to her first Stand Up World Series event here in here home city at Huntington Beach beating current ratings leader Lina Augauitis.
Continue reading ‘Candice Appleby makes it a clean sweep at the World Series & earns the Grand Slam Title in Huntington Beach’

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Connor Baxter secures the Huntington Beach World Series win and the 2014 World Title in advance of the Finals

Connor Baxter gets redemption in Huntington & secures 2014 World Title

After a dramatic day of action here in Huntington Beach, Connor Baxter (Starboard) not only navigated an incredible Long distance Race to take the win earning him the event Title here at Stop 4, he has been able to secure the 2014 World Title in advance of the Final event.
Continue reading ‘Connor Baxter secures the Huntington Beach World Series win and the 2014 World Title in advance of the Finals’

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Starboard’s Bart de Zwart Tackles the Muskoka River X Race

By: Au

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Congratulations to hard core, Bart de Zwart who just loves expeditions! After a grueling 11 City Tour, where Bart came out on top for the 4th time, he then went to Canada to take on the longest 1 day expedition in the Muskoka River X race only to Win AGAIN! Continue reading ‘Starboard’s Bart de Zwart Tackles the Muskoka River X Race’

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SIC’s Sonni Honscheid Prepares For 2014 BOP

By: Allie Brown

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Team SIC’s Sonni Honscheid is a fierce paddler and she has been preparing for the 2014 Battle of the Paddle. Watch her in this clip as she is at home preparing for the biggest event of the year. Continue reading ‘SIC’s Sonni Honscheid Prepares For 2014 BOP’

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Connor Baxter & Candice Appleby reign supreme in today’s World Series Sprints at Huntington Beach

Connor Baxter comes out of the gates strong on Day 1 here in Huntington Beach

Current Ratings Leader and yellow jersey holder, Connor Baxter (Starboard) started today as he means to continue here at Stop 4 of the 2014 Stand Up World Series, securing a win on the first day of competition in one of the most exciting Sprint Racing eliminations yet.
Continue reading ‘Connor Baxter & Candice Appleby reign supreme in today’s World Series Sprints at Huntington Beach’

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Introduction to SUP: Tips for Beginner Stand Up Paddlers

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Between our Blue Planet SUP clinics and private and group lessons, we have helped hundreds of customers to learn how to stand up paddle. The best way to learn the basics and start having fun on the water with minimum frustration is by taking a lesson with a well qualified instructor that can help you learn proper technique from the start. If you don’t have the opportunity to do that, the next best thing is to read up and watch instructional videos that will help you avoid common mistakes and don’t let bad habits become engrained. Continue reading ‘Introduction to SUP: Tips for Beginner Stand Up Paddlers’

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Izzi Gomez wins Stop 4 of the 2014 Stand Up World Tour & in the process, the 2014 World Title in advance of the Finals

Izzi Gomez secures the event win & in the process her first World Surfing Title

Izzi Gomez (Starboard) made history today by not only claiming her 2nd consecutive Huntington Beach Pro Title, but also securing her first ever World Championship Title in advance of the Final event in France next month.
Continue reading ‘Izzi Gomez wins Stop 4 of the 2014 Stand Up World Tour & in the process, the 2014 World Title in advance of the Finals’

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Dramatic action at Day 3 of the Huntington Beach Pro sees performance levels sky rocket

Spectacular performances define a magical day here at the Huntington Beach Pro

Despite early morning winds that buffeted the event site on arrival today at Huntington Beach, by the time the sun came up, the wind backed off and the conditions turned on for a day to remember here in Surf City USA.
Continue reading ‘Dramatic action at Day 3 of the Huntington Beach Pro sees performance levels sky rocket’

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How to Strap a SUP or Surf Board to a Car That Does Not Have Roof Racks

One of the most common questions we get from people interested in renting SUP’s from us is how to transport the boards to the beach without a roof rack. The video shows how we strap boards to the roof, everything you need is included in our low rental fees. You can safely transport up to 3 stacked SUP’s on almost any car using this method. The EVA pads and straps are available on our website at:

http://blueplanetsurf.com/products/eva-foam-blocks


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Top Seeds excel today on the first day of the Main Event at the Huntington Beach Pro Grand Slam

Top Seeds excel in excellent surf today at the Huntington Beach Pro Grand Slam

Today dawned bright and beautiful here in Huntington Beach, as the swell peaked for a full day of action for the Main Event of both Men’s and Women’s competition. Stand out performances across the board today, with the majority of the Top seeds making it directly through to Round 3.
Continue reading ‘Top Seeds excel today on the first day of the Main Event at the Huntington Beach Pro Grand Slam’

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