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Ryland Hart Paddling the Puakea Kahekai OC1 Canoe in Hawaii

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Canoe paddler Ryland Hart shares with us his thoughts on the Kahekai OC1 Canoe by Puakea Designs.
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OC1 Canoe Paddling Technique 101 on Kahekai OC1 Canoe with Bill Pratt

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Here are some more paddling tips, this time from canoe paddler Bill Pratt. Bill also shares his thoughts on the new Kahekai OC1 Canoe by Puakea Designs.
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Puakea Canoe Paddles

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Canoe designer and championship coach, John Puakea shows us the new one-man (OC1) and six-man (OC6) canoe paddles from Puakea Designs.
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John Puakea Presents the Kahekai OC1 Canoe

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Canoe designer and championship coach, John Puakea shares his new Kahekai OC1 Canoe with us as we get a sneak peak at the newest OC1 canoe to hit the market. This is the big brother of the Ehukai Canoe that followed the crazy success of the Pueo made by Kamanu Composites and designed by Johnny.
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Board Meeting Episode 20: Starboard Distributor Meeting Discussion and Australia

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Welcome to another episode of Board Meeting. In this episode, Robert and I will discuss his recent visit to Maui for the Starboard distributor meeting.
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SUP Surfing in Waikiki with the Menehune Hat Clip/Menehune Mount

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I get a chance to test out the Menehune Hat Clip in a myriad of uses while SUP stand up paddle surfing in Waikiki. The waves were knee to waist high and the weather was spectacular as you will see.
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Board Meeting Episode 14: Menehune Hat Clip/Menehune Mount

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Welcome to another episode of Board Meeting. In this episode, Robert and I will talk about the Menehune Hat Clip/Menehune Mount.
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Board Meeting Episode 10: Kai Zen High Performance Stand Up Paddle

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Welcome to another episode of Board Meeting. In this episode, Robert and I will talk about Blue Planet Surf’s “Kai Zen” High Performance Carbon Stand Up Paddle. After a succesful Kickstarter campaign, the Kai Zen paddle is now in production and is expected to arrive in February 2016.
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Please Support Blue Planet Surf’s Kickstarter Campaign

Please support Blue Planet Surf’s Kickstarter campaign for their Kai Zen high performance stand up paddle. Click here or the banner below to visit their Kickstarter page.

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Board Meeting Episode 9: Gore-Tex Vent Plugs

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Welcome to another episode of Board Meeting. In this episode, Robert and I will talk about Gore-Tex vent plugs for SUP stand up paddle boards. Vent plugs are installed on SUP boards as a way to help prevent the separation of the fiberglass or epoxy layer from the foam core, also known as delamination.
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Board Meeting Episode 8: Fin Setups for SUP Surfing

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Welcome to another episode of Board Meeting. In this episode, Robert and I will talk about the different types of fin setups for SUP stand up paddle surfing.
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Board Meeting Episode 6: Leashes for SUP Stand Up Paddling

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Welcome to another episode of Board Meeting. In this episode, Robert and I will talk about Leashes for use in stand up paddling. Whether you’re into SUP surfing, downwinders, SUP racing, or just cruising around, a leash is an essential safety equipment.
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Board Meeting Episode 4: Blue Planet SUP Race Paddle

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Welcome to another episode of Board Meeting. In this episode, Robert and I will talk about Blue Planet’s new SUP race paddle prototype called the “Kai Zen” paddle. The paddle is light weight and made from high quality carbon fiber. Robert and his team are still finalizing the design and will launch the paddle on Kickstarter in the near future, so stay tuned!
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Tips and pointers on how to choose your first SUP

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If you’re interested in getting into the great sport of stand up paddle boarding (SUP) and have done a little research to help you with your decision process, you know how challenging it is to narrow your focus to the right board for you. With board lengths ranging from less than 7 feet to over 17 feet, board widths ranging from 25 inches to 40 inches, and the need to consider other variables like thickness, volume, shape, environmental conditions, fin setup, and so on, choosing the right SUP can be a daunting task.
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SUP Carbon Racing Fin: Board Meeting Episode 1

We’re trying out a new SUP show where we talk about everything stand up. In this episode, we take a look at Blue Planet Surf’s new carbon racing fin. Hopefully you guys like this. We will be posting more videos in the future.

This show is presented by Evan from StandUpPaddleSurf.net and Robert from Blue Planet Surf Hawaii.


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