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Blue Planet Surf SUP Clinic and Demo Day

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Here are some pictures that I took from a recent SUP clinic and demo day by the guys at Blue Planet Surf. Blue Planet holds a monthly clinic when possible and it’s a good opportunity to try out different boards, paddles and equipment. You meet a lot of fun and interesting people, get to SUP and leave with more knowledge than you came with.
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2011 PA’A Halloween Race

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Here are some pictures that I took from this year’s PA’A Halloween Race. (The picture above is Ali’i Manny Kulukulualani coming in the lead) Pa’a runs a race series for paddling each year and has a theme for most of them. The Halloween race is fun to watch because racers dress in full costume and paddle the entire distance. Some even costume their canoes. Here are some of the fun costumes from this year’s race.
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2012 Stand Up World Tour and Series Schedules & News

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Wednesday 21 December

The 2012 Stand Up World Tour Schedule is announced

An exciting new season awaits the 2012 Stand Up World Tour as the official schedule is announced and riders ready themselves to do battle for the coveted World Championship crown. The events maintain the same locations as 2011, except for a special final event that will adopt a new format for 2012: the Location X Grand Finals:
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North Shore Challenge Distance Race

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Here are some more pictures from the 2011 North Shore Challenge. These ones are from the distance race on day 2. The start was late and I was on a time schedule. The launch was from the Kawela Bay side of Turtle Bay and finish was at Haleiwa. Since the race started late, I had to leave before it finished.
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2011 North Shore Challenge Surf Race

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Above photo is Zane Schweitzer throwing up a winning hand sign after he clinches the win. I was sick, hurt ribs and on antibiotics but I made the drive to this race and was happy in my decision. The race was held at the Turtle Bay Resort which is a little over an hour drive each way from my house. In Hawaii, we contemplate driving anywhere over 15 minutes. To drive an hour, it’s gotta be special. Continue reading ‘2011 North Shore Challenge Surf Race’

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Zane Schweitzer secures an emotional win at the Hawaii Island Finals

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Tuesday 29 November

Zane Schweitzer secures an emotional wind on Big Island

After a great year of competition, 18 year old Zane Schweitzer charges his way through to the Final and puts on a dominant performance to secure an emotional win at the Hawaii Island Finals.
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The Big Island turns on for the Main event of the Hawaii Island Finals

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Tuesday 29 November

Honoli’i provides the goods for an epic final showdown

The day dawned glassy, with clean 4 – 5ft surf at Honoli’i providing ideal conditions for start of the prestigious Main event of the Hawaii Island Finals. With 32 of the very best athletes in the world now battling it out for the event title and to improve on their overall standings on the 2011 Stand Up World Tour, the pressure is on to make the most of the beautiful conditions on offer at Honoli’i.
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The Hawaii Island Finals gets off to a spectacular start

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Monday 28 November

The Hawaii Island Finals get off to a spectacular start

The Hawaii Island Finals opened this weekend at the Naniloa Volcanoes Resort, as the very best Stand Up Paddlesurfers in the world descended upon the beautiful Big Island for the climactic final event of 2011, the Hawaii Island Finals.
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2011 Namotu World Paddle Challenge Event #1 – Recap by Connor Baxter

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Connor Wins the Overall Title in Fiji!!!

The 2011 Namotu World Paddle Challenge was a great event. The first day they started off big and ran the long distance race first. They said the race was going to be 19 miles, but it ended up being 23 miles. The race was from Natadola Beach on the main island to Namotu Island and there were about 15 of us at the starting line. We were all on 12′6″ race boards – which made the crossing that much more challenging. It was a beach start and once I heard go – it was on. Continue reading ‘2011 Namotu World Paddle Challenge Event #1 – Recap by Connor Baxter’

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The Hawaii Island Finals is upon as we come down to the wire for the 2011 Stand Up World Tour

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Wednesday 23 November

The Big Island to host the finals for the 2011 World Tour

The Stand Up World Tour is once again proud to be returning to the Big Island of Hawaii for the 2011 Hawaii Island Finals that will start this weekend at Honoli’i Beach Park. Returning to the Big Island is like a journey back to the roots, and provides a fitting close to what can only be described as an epic season in 2011.Check out the trailer for the event by clicking on the link: Hawaii Island Finals Trailer
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Connor Baxter wins the tie break in a dramatic close to the Namotu World Paddle Challenge

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Friday 18 November

Connor Baxter battles to the end here at the Namotu World Paddle Challenge presented by Air Pacific

In a dramatic close to the Namotu World Paddle Challenge presented by Air Pacific, a final tie break was held to decide the final overall results for the event for both 1st and 3rd places.
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Kai Lenny wins the surf slalom of the Namotu World Paddle Challenge Fiji

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Wednesday 16 November

Kai Lenny wins the Surf Slalom at Namotu Island

19 year old, 2 x Stand Up Paddlesurfing Wolrd Champion and second place finisher in the Long distance, Kai Lenny storms to victory at the challenging Surf Slalom race of the Namotu World Paddle Challenge Fiji, presented by Air Pacific.
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The Namotu World Paddle Challenge gets off to a flying start here in Fiji

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Sunday 13 November

Connor Baxter puts on a doiminant performance in Fiji

18 year old Connor Baxter puts on a legendary performance here in Fiji to win the epic long distance from Natadola Beach to Namotu Island ahead of a stellar fleet of athletes. Taking an early lead out of the gate, Connor navigated his way successfuly down the 22 mile course to win the first leg of the first stop on the 2012 Stand Up World Series. In Connor’s words:
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SUP Clinic this Sunday, Nov.6th , 8-10 am

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Blue Planet Surf brings you free clinics and board demos with safety, board design, advanced paddle technique clinics for intermediate and advanced paddlers and a introduction to SUP for first timers. Try our demo fleet for free, learn beginner and advanced paddle technique at the clinics and get advice on equipment. Demo boards by Blue Planet, Starboards, Riviera, Aquaglide, C4 Waterman, Paddle Surf Hawaii, Dennis Pang, Everpaddle, and more, including SUP race boards, click here for our most current list of rental boards. Hosted by Blue Planet Surf Shop, Wet Feet and other guest businesses.
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Surf for the Soul Halloween Session!

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Aloha ghouls and boils!

It’s that time of year again! Bust out your craziest costumes and come down for a super-fun surf session with Spirit Sessions and Kids Hurt Too!
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