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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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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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SIC F-14 Wide-Glide featured in OUTSIDE Summer Buyer’s Guide 2015

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San Clemente, CA (April 14, 2015) – OUTSIDE, America’s leading active lifestyle brand, has selected SIC Maui (Sandwich Islands Composites) to be featured in their Summer Buyer’s Guide as among the best gear to have for the summer sports season. SIC F-14 Wide-Glide was reviewed in the Stand Up Paddleboard category. The entire selection of products appears in OUTSIDE’s Summer Buyer’s Guide, on newsstands April 28.
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SIC Maui 2015 Line Up

By: Allie Brown

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The SIC Maui 2015 line up is here…check out what’s new for 2015!
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2015 SIC Air Guide Inflatables Are In!!

By: Allie Brown

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The 2015 SIC Maui AIR GLIDE Inflatable boards are in… Find a dealer near you to make sure you have an SIC under the tree..
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First Ride on a Starboard 8′10″ x 32″ Wide Point SUP Surfing Board

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Here are some photos from a recent SUP surfing session with the Starboard 8′10″ x 32″ Wide Point. Continue reading ‘First Ride on a Starboard 8′10″ x 32″ Wide Point SUP Surfing Board’

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Boosted Boards First Time Riders

I met up with Kamil and Dewey at the park to let them try my Boosted Board. They had a blast.


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The S.I.C. Standamaran Race SUP and Pueo OC-1

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Mark Raaphorst sent us these pictures of the S.I.C. Standamaran Race SUP and the Pueo OC-1 in matching paint schemes. Which one would you choose? Continue reading ‘The S.I.C. Standamaran Race SUP and Pueo OC-1′

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2014 Blue Planet Surf SUP Boards

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I recently visited Blue Planet Surf’s shop to check out their new stand up paddle boards for 2014. Robert Stehlik showed me some of their new 2014 models and gave a LOT of tips on SUP board selection and setup. He talks about board shapes, fin setup, board volume and more. Check out the videos below. Continue reading ‘2014 Blue Planet Surf SUP Boards’

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S.I.C. Bullet-14 V3 Sneak Peek

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Here’s a sneak peek at the S.I.C. Bullet-14 version 3…coming soon to Oahu’s South Shore. Continue reading ‘S.I.C. Bullet-14 V3 Sneak Peek’

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Interview with Mickey Munoz

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I finished my SUP surf session and a guy started asking me about the equipment I was using. After a minute or so I asked him, “Are you Mickey Munoz ?” to which he responded, “Yes!”

Since Mickey Munoz is legendary I pulled out my iphone and shot a quick interview. I first tried the stand up paddle on a rented 12′x26″ Mickey Munoz Surftech Softop board in Waikiki. I couldn’t stand for more than a few seconds. Times have surely changed and the equipment has gotten so much better. Continue reading ‘Interview with Mickey Munoz’

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Starboard Wide Point 9′5″ SUP Surfboard at Blue Planet Surf

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I’ve been riding Starboard Wide Points for a couple years now. I started off with the original 10′5″ version and really liked it. I used it on Oahu’s North and West Shores because it allowed me the extra balance I needed when paddling back out in rough chop. It was also really comfy to ride in town on the South Shore, especially when just coming off a 17′4″ race board. This year’s 9′5″ Wide Point is a definite improvement. The shorter length allows for easier turns and it still feels super stable and turns great. It’s a different feeling than having a sub 30″ wide board with a narrow nose and tail but the loss in “shredability” is totally fine with me. I can’t really “shred” anyway. This board floats my 215 lbs no problem and has pretty good paddle power. Continue reading ‘Starboard Wide Point 9′5″ SUP Surfboard at Blue Planet Surf’

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How A Blue Planet Board Is Made: Factory Tour Video and East Coast Distribution Announcement

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Blue Planet Surf is excited to announce that our SUP boards will be available on the US East Coast soon through our distributor Coastal Surf Supplies.

Last week I visited the factory and shot this video that shows a Blue Planet board being made from start to finish:
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S.I.C. X-12 SUP Stand Up Paddle Race Board

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The S.I.C. X-12 flatwater SUP race board is now available in two widths, 28″ and 29 1/2″. Both board models are virtually the same except for the widths as Mark Raaphorst explains in the video below. Continue reading ‘S.I.C. X-12 SUP Stand Up Paddle Race Board’

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A Visit to Uncle Joe Blair’s Shaping Room and a Lesson in Shaping Stand Up Paddle and Surfboards

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My family and I recently went on a trip to California and we had the chance to visit Joe Blair at his HQ in Solana Beach. Joe showed us his shaping room and the basics of shaping surf and stand up paddle boards. I usually do the interviews but this time, my boys Koko and Buddy were there to help me out. As you’ll see, Koko has a lot of questions and Buddy doesn’t say much. Check out the video below. Continue reading ‘A Visit to Uncle Joe Blair’s Shaping Room and a Lesson in Shaping Stand Up Paddle and Surfboards’

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