Archive for October, 2014

Izzi Gomez secures La Torche Pro France win and the 2014 World Title

Izzi Gomez dominates the final day of competition and secures the win in France

Izzi Gomez (Starboard) has had an incredible year in 2014, as she secures the 2014 World Title in epic fashion here in France.
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Sean Poynter secures a well deserved win in La Torche and Kai Lenny is crowned 2014 World Champion

A dramatic final day of close finishes sees Sean Poynter crowned victorious in France

Sean Poynter (Starboard) has been looking for redemption for some time now: rightly one of the favorites on the Stand Up World Tour and in 3rd place coming into this event, Sean hasn’t been able to close the deal to take the win at an event since 2012, when he was within inches of a World Title.
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Another spectacular day of action at the 2014 La Torche Pro, as the Title Race intensifies & U16 Champion is crowned

The Title Race intensifies as both Kai Lenny & Caio Vaz continue onto the Quarterfinals

Another amazing day here at the 2014 La Torche Pro France as we get a few steps closer to crowning the 2014 World Champion after what has been an epic year of competition.
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Wednesday Training Group: Downwinder – Meet 4:30 Kahala

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Good thing you have a paddle!

Trades are coming back, so we will do a Kahala Run this Wednesday.

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 ‘Wednesday Training Group: Downwinder – Meet 4:30 Kahala’

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Epic day of action today at the 2014 La Torche Pro France as the Main Event gets underway

Day 3 of the La Torche Pro France sees spectacular action in Main event, Round 1

A beautiful day here in Finistere as the Men’s Main Event of the 2014 La Torche Pro France got underway in nothing short of epic conditions. A solid, long period swell, light offshore winds and bright blue skies provided the perfect backdrop to a full day of competition that saw us wrap Round 1 and the Repechage of the Main Event, as well as Round 1 of the Na Kama Kai Youth Challenge.
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Kenny Kaneko On Podium In Japan

By: Allie Brown

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Kenny Kaneko took a very impressive 2nd place this weekend in Kumano Japan! There were 167 paddlers and a strong international field with Travis Grant taking the top spot. Looks like the race scene is really taking off in Japan…
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La Torche Pro France kicks off with a dramatic City Race and World Tour Surfing Trials

La Torche Pro France gets off to a spectacular start with a stadium set up

Pointe de la Torche provided a spectacular amphitheater for today’s action as the Trials component of the 2014 La Torche Pro France got underway in beautiful conditions. Sunshine, waves and thousands of people lining the cliffs of the legendary Point here in the department of Finistere provided the backdrop for a full day of action on the water.
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Wednesday Training Group: Meeting at 5:00 PM Hawaii Kai – Topic: Protecting the Shoulders

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Coaching topic: Shoulders

We will talk about how to prevent shoulder injuries and show you some exercises to strengthen the rotator cuff muscles.

After coaching, we will either do our regular 2 mile time trial training course or interval training.
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World Tour Finals this weekend, Recap from Turtle Bay, World Series Final Rankings and NBC air date

La Torche Pro France to determine the 2014 World Champion for Stand Up Paddlesurfing

The La Torche Pro France will see a dramatic welcome later this week as the World TItle Race intensifies and it will all come down to this crucial European stop on the Stand Up World Tour to decide the 2014 World Champion.
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SIC Team Athlete Lina Augaitis Wins 2014 Stand Up World Series

By: Allie Brown

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OAHU, Hawaii – SIC Maui Team Athlete Lina Augaitis sealed the 2014 Stand Up World Series title over the weekend with her results from the final round of the series at the Turtle Bay Resort on the North Shore of Oahu. Fresh off her Battle of the Paddle victory on her SIC X-14 PRO-LITE in the distance race, Augaitis was off to Oahu in a very tight race with Australia’s Angie Jackson for the overall title.
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Starboard’s Zane Schweitzer Wins Sprint Race at Turtle Bay

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Dedicated and Determined Waterman, Zane Schweitzer overcomes a foot injury suffered at the BOP to win the Sprint Division of the Stand Up World Tour, Turtle Bay event. Having a set back in the long distance to the foot injury, Zane was determined to continue and to all out go for the win in the sprints, winning every one of his heats!

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Wanted: International Distributors

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Blue Planet Surf is looking for distribution partners to bring the line of 2015 SUP boards and equipment to an international market. We are looking for partners that ideally already have distribution experience in the surf/SUP market and existing distribution infrastructure, including a warehouse and access to the capital needed. Merchandise will be supplied by container from the factory directly to the distributor. We are seeking exclusive distribution partners especially for these markets: US West, Europe, Japan, New Zealand, Brazil, Tahiti, Fiji, Guam. Continue reading ‘Wanted: International Distributors’

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Halie Harrison secures the World Series Finals victory and Lina Augaitis, the 2014 World Title

Halie Harrison secures the win in the World Series Sprints, and the overall event win

Halie Harrison shows incredible skill to win the World Series sprints to cap off a great weekend for the Hawaiian born athlete, taking the overall win at the 2014 World Series Finals.
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Wednesday Training Group: Meeting at 5:00 PM Hawaii Kai – Topic: Catch

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Coaching topic: Catch

We will talk about getting good catch before applying the power and do some drill to practice the catch phase. The wind is forecast to be light on Wednesday, so no downwinder. Strong winds expected for the weekend!

After coaching, we will either do our regular 2 mile time trial training course or interval training.
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Kai Lenny secures the Finals win, Zane Schweitzer the Sprints, and Connor Baxter the 2014 World Title

Kai Lenny secures the win at the World Series Finals @ Turtle Bay in epic conditions

Kai Lenny (Naish) secures a well deserved win at the World Series Finals presented by Turtle Bay, taking 1st place in the long distance and 2nd place by a matter of inches in the sprint racing, giving him his second win of the season and securing 2nd place overall for the year on the World Series Ranking. While the 2x Racing World Champion was disappointed not to retain his Title (with Connor Baxter (Starboard) securing the deal at Huntington last month), Kai was committed to finishing year on a high, at home in Hawaii.
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