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Onewheel Review and Test Ride in Hawaii

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Robert from Blue Planet Surf got a Onewheel and we tried it out in the parking lot. It’s not as easy as it looks in the marketing videos. Robert gives us a quick breakdown and we review it together.
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Blue Planet Kai Zen Paddle with 98″ Blade Review

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I recently had the chance to try out the Kai Zen Paddle with the 98″ wide blade on a SUP surfing session. The Kai Zen has a super solid catch and it really grips the water, which means you get a lot more paddle power.
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Surfing the Blue Planet Ninja Chief 9′2″ SUP Surfboard

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Here’s a video from a recent SUP surfing session where I got to try out Blue Planet’s 9′2″ x 30″ Ninja Chief SUP surfboard along with the Kai Zen stand up paddle with the 98″ blade.
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Hyperice Shoulder Ice System for Stand Up Paddlers

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The best treatment I’ve come across when dealing with shoulder injuries is RICE. Rest – Ice – Compression – Elevation. Although I own a Game Ready system, I use Hyperice when on the go because it’s portable and simple to use. Shoulder Icing is one of the best ways to stay in action. Our shoulders can’t heal until the inflammation is gone and one of the most effective ways to battle inflammation is ice.
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Fuji XP80 Waterproof Camera Review and Test Footage in Surf and Sunset

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I saw Todd Bradley from C4 Waterman and he showed me the waterproof camera that he was using. It wasn’t a GoPro. It was a point and shoot Fuji XP80. Todd said that Dale Hope and some others turned him onto it and he liked it.
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Comparing Kai Zen 98″ and 88″ Blade Paddles

Review written by: Darin Leong

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The Blue Planet Kai Zen paddle comes in two blade sizes, 88″ and 98″. I was lucky enough to try both sizes out.
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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 7: Enjoy Handplanes and Bodysurfing

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Welcome to another episode of Board Meeting. In this episode, Robert and I will talk about handplanes/handboards from Enjoy and bodysurfing. Bodysurfing is another fun water activity that you can do when the conditions are not ideal for stand up paddling.
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Blue Planet Surf 10′6″ Multi Tasker Air Inflatable SUP Board

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Here’s a quick review of Blue Planet Surf Hawaii’s new 10′6″ Multi Tasker Inflatable SUP Board. It is a fun, all-around board that you can use for cruising or even SUP surfing on small waves. Another good thing about the board is you can let your kids use it with having to worry that they might damage it.
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Board Meeting Episode 5: GoPro Hero4 Session

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Welcome to another episode of Board Meeting. In this episode, Robert and I will talk about the GoPro Hero4 Session camera. The GoPro Hero4 Session is an excellent camera for use in the water. It is waterproof so you won’t need to use a housing like on the other GoPro models, and it also has good audio recording.
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QFR – Quick Fin Release: How to Install and Review Video

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Here’s a quick how-to video on installing the QFR – Quick Fin Release system. The QFR allows you to quickly remove and install your fin without tools. Check out the video below:
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TheNice FreeBreath Snorkel Mask Review Video

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Check out my review of the full-face snorkel mask called “TheNice FreeBreath”. It is almost identical to the Easybreath mask from Tribord.
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SUP Examiner Reviews the 12.6 Air Glide Inflatable

By: Allie Brown

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SUP Examiner has been pumping out a ton of reviews on products and his latest review is on our 12.6 Air Glide Inflatable!

Here is a brief excerpt from the review:
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SIC Maui Fish 9.5 Featured on SUP Examiner

By: Allie Brown

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The Fish 9.5, one of our new 2015 models was just featured on SUP Examiner. Check it out:

The 9.5 Fish was designed for the high-performance SUP surfer in mind. That being said, it’s an awesome board for beginner SUP surfers, advanced SUP surfers and everyone in between.
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SUP the Mag | SIC Bullet 11′ Review

By: Allie Brown

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SUP the Mag featured the SIC Bullet 11′ in its latest review. Check out what they had to say!
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