February 5th, 2017 by robert
Foiling is an amazing sensation and a great way to enjoy the ocean. We recently got our GoFoils and have been going out almost every day trying to learn this amazing sport. Flying over the surface with minimal drag is an addictive feeling and we can’t get enough. In this video Sam Pa’e and Robert Stehlik offer some tips on learning, safety, and gear. If you are thinking of trying this cool sport, watching this video will be helpful:
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January 1st, 2017 by robert
This video covers how to catch the smaller, slower moving bumps to connect into the bigger, faster moving swells. Guy Pere, a great paddler from Oahu, used this great analogy: use an “onramp” to pick up the speed you need to merge onto the “freeway”. Then, as you come off the faster moving swell, look for an “offramp”, a smaller bump that will keep your speed up as you come off the back of the bigger, faster swell, which allows you to maintain the glide and look for another faster moving “freeway” to merge onto, keeping the momentum going at a high average speed, this is what connecting bumps is all about. Continue reading ‘SUP Downwind Tip – Connecting Bumps by Using the Onramp to the Freeway’
November 28th, 2016 by evan
I visited Seattle recently and got the chance to SUP surf “freighter waves” which are waves generated by big ships passing by.
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November 14th, 2016 by evan
I visited Seattle recently and got the chance to talk to Rob Casey who is the founder of Salmon Bay Paddle.
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November 13th, 2016 by robert
Jared Reed, the Australian Blue Planet distributor went on a boat trip with some of his buddies to try out the new lineup of 2017 Blue Planet Stand Up Paddleboards. They went on the Pelagic Surf Charters boat and toured the Mentawai Island chain in Indonesia for 10 days. Watch the video to see some of the beautiful scenery and clean waves they found there. Warning: you will be tempted to drop everything and go on a boat trip tomorrow.
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October 23rd, 2016 by robert
Our family took a one week vacation to Fiji during fall break and we had a great time. We got shown around by our friends and Blue Planet distributors in Fiji, Scott and Egi Dodd who took us on their boat to SUP surf around the islands of Namotu and Tavarua in some incredibly clear water, gliding over beautiful feef formations and fish.
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September 26th, 2016 by evan
My daughter Kyndra joins me and my friend Kekoa on a canoe surfing session. We caught a bunch of great waves and the conditions were perfect Hawaii weather for canoe surfing.
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September 12th, 2016 by evan
My son Koko joins me and my friend Kekoa on a canoe surfing session. We caught a bunch of great waves and the conditions were perfect Hawaii weather for canoe surfing.
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July 18th, 2016 by admin
My brother Darin and I recently went on a Hawaii Kai downwind run in Oahu to test out my new Ozone Tempest OC2 two-man canoe in open ocean conditions. The Tempest OC2 is fast and it glides really well. We caught some really nice bumps, I think some of the longest bumps we’ve ever caught.
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June 13th, 2016 by evan
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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May 16th, 2016 by evan
Here are some quick tips on riding the SIC Bullet 14 v2 SUP race board on the waves.
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May 2nd, 2016 by evan
My friend Kekoa and I recently went on a canoe surfing session in Diamond Head, Oahu to test out my new Ozone Tempest OC2 two-man canoe. The Tempest OC2 is fast and it glides really well. We caught a bunch of great waves and the conditions were perfect Hawaii weather for canoe surfing.
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March 21st, 2016 by evan
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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March 14th, 2016 by evan
Welcome to another episode of Board Meeting. In this episode, Robert and I will talk about tow-in surfing.
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February 15th, 2016 by evan
We got an out of season hurricane that sent some waves to Oahu’s south shore. We’re used to the north shore pumping out huge waves in the winter but the south is normally small. Add in the light winds and we had glassy conditions. The surf was consistent and even with a large crowd there were waves for everyone.
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