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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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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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How to Strap a SUP or Surf Board to a Car That Does Not Have Roof Racks

One of the most common questions we get from people interested in renting SUP’s from us is how to transport the boards to the beach without a roof rack. The video shows how we strap boards to the roof, everything you need is included in our low rental fees. You can safely transport up to 3 stacked SUP’s on almost any car using this method. The EVA pads and straps are available on our website at:

http://blueplanetsurf.com/products/eva-foam-blocks


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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’

SUP Grip Now Available for Retrofit

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At Blue Planet, we were not satisfied with the carry handles on the market and decided to develop our own carry handle. After developing several prototypes and going through the design, testing and molding process, the result is the new, patent pending SUP Grip. This handle makes carrying Stand Up Paddle boards easier and more comfortable than ever. Continue reading ‘SUP Grip Now Available for Retrofit’

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′

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’

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’

3D Printed SUP Fins

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I recently posted about my friend Collin Kobayashi who made some SUP fins using 3D printing. This time I got to visit Collin’s workshop where the actual 3D printing is done. Check out the video below. Continue reading ‘3D Printed SUP Fins’