Archive for January, 2016

SUP Tips: Catching Waves and Bumps- Flatwater drills to help you get ready for open ocean stand up paddle boarding

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If you are new to downwind stand up paddle boarding, and want to get ready to do some open ocean downwinders, these are some tips and drills you can practice in flat water to help you get ready for riding bumps on a SUP. Check the bottom of this page for information on coached downwinders.

This post is focused on downwinders and catching/ gliding on bumps, but this drill is also helpful for catching breaking waves if you want to learn to stand up paddle surf.
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Kainoa McGee Ohana Surf Project Mobile Command Center

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I got a first hand tour of the mobile command center for Kainoa McGee’s Ohana Surf Project. Sean Anderson shows us both the Mercedes Sprinter van and the school bus looking board van. I have to say that I was impressed. This was the first time I’ve seen a Mercedes Sprinter used for a surf school. Definitely first class.
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Blue Planet 8-8 All Good Stand Up Paddle SUP Board Test

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I wanted to try out the Blue Planet All Good 8′8″x32″x4″ board since I’m really used to riding the Starboard 8′10″ Wide Point. I really love this size. It’s short enough to surf well and still has decent paddle power. Both boards fit easily in my van. The Blue Planet All Good has almost 20 liters less volume than the Starboard and that makes a difference for riders over 215 lbs. Anyone under 190 lbs can ride almost anything but heavier riders have less options and need to be more skilled to ride a board under 9′.
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Board Meeting Episode 12: Youtube

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Welcome to another episode of Board Meeting. In this episode, Robert and I will talk about using Youtube to promote your products, store, services, or brand and earn money at the same time.
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SUP Tips: Quick Acceleration Strokes- Starting in First Gear

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When I first started Stand Up Paddling, I was struggling to catch waves. I was pulling on the paddle as hard as I could and figured the harder I pulled on the paddle, the faster the board would go. I also kept breaking paddles. A big breakthrough for me came when Brian Keaulana gave me this tip after watching me try to catch a wave: You are starting in first gear, you need to start in first gear. He told me first gear with the paddle is short quick strokes way up in front, just tapping the water. Continue reading ‘SUP Tips: Quick Acceleration Strokes- Starting in First Gear’

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Immersedtv.com to broadcast Da Hui Shootout LIVE from Monday featuring Shortboard, longboard, SUP & Bodysurf

30 of Pipeline’s most respected Surfers will step up to do battle at the 2016 Da Hui Shootout in Memory of Duke Kahanamoku

With the coming of the New Year, we see the return of the Da Hui Shootout in Memory of Duke Kahanamoku. Now in its 20th year, Pipeline is set to deliver in what is a holding period that is stacked with back to back WNW swells. With 30 of the most respected Pipeline Surfers in the unique format featuring up to 6 rounds of non elimination competition, where the absolute best waves will decide who is the 2016 Shootout Champion, a prestigious title indeed.

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Board Meeting Episode 11: Sponsorship

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Welcome to another episode of Board Meeting. Are you a SUP surfer/racer on an athlete in general looking for sponsors? Or perhaps a parent looking to get sponsorship for your child? Then this episode is for you!
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