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SUP Downwind Tip – Connecting Bumps by Using the Onramp to the Freeway

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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’

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Hawaii Kai Downwinder on Tempest OC2 Canoe

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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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OC1 Canoe Hawaii Kai Downwind 101 – Part 3

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Here’s part 3 of my OC1 canoe Hawaii Kai downwind 101. In this video, I talk some more about bumps and paddling then catch up with my friend. Towards the end of the video, I share my strategy on how to avoid big waves when coming in to the beach.
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OC1 Canoe Hawaii Kai Downwind 101 – Part 2

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Here’s part 2 of my OC1 canoe Hawaii Kai downwind 101. In this video, I talk about catching bumps, connecting bumps, and a bit about paddling technique.
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OC1 Canoe Hawaii Kai Downwind 101 – Part 1

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Here’s part 1 of a three part video of a recent downwind run that I went on with my friend. We both rode on Pueo OC1 canoes.

In this series of videos, I’ll share the techniques that I’ve learned from experts like Doug Lock, Todd Bradley, and Robert Stehlik. Mind you that I’m still a novice but hopefully you guys will learn something from these videos that will help you when you go on a Hawaii Kai downwinder.
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SUP Downwinder Tips: The most common first timer mistakes

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At Blue Planet we offer downwind coaching to those wanting to get into this exciting sport. After doing many coached downwind runs I have noticed that most beginners make the same common mistakes when first trying to catch bumps. For those coming from a flatwater background, where a strong, steady, powerful, longer, slower stroke works best, making the adjustment to the quick, short accelerating strokes needed to catch bumps and then stopping and resting while gliding is challenging to say the least. I’m hoping that sharing these tips will help more paddlers get into this super fun aspect of Stand Up Paddling.
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Wednesday Training Group: Downwinder – Meeting at 5:00 PM, Kahala

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Training Group: Downwinder on Wednesday

Please meet at Wai’alae Beach Park in Kahala at 5 pm to catch the trailer, launch will be from Canoe Hale in Hawaii Kai.
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Wednesday Training Group: Downwinder – Meeting at 5:00 PM, Kahala

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Training Group: Downwinder on Wednesday

Please meet at Wai’alae Beach Park in Kahala at 5 pm to catch the trailer, launch will be from Canoe Hale in Hawaii Kai.
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Wednesday Training Group: Downwinder – Meeting at 5:00 PM, Kahala

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Training Group: Downwinder on Wednesday

Please meet at Wai’alae Beach Park in Kahala at 5 pm to catch the trailer, launch will be from Canoe Hale in Hawaii Kai.
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Wednesday Training Group: Downwinder – Meeting at 5:00 PM, Kahala

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Training Group: Downwinder on Wednesday
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Wednesday Training Group: Downwinder – Meeting at 5:00 PM, Kahala

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Training Group: Downwinder on Wednesday, Sandy’s to Hawaii Kai Race on Sunday
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11 year old Luciana downwinding Lake Washington on her new custom Bullet 11

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Great Video of 11 year old Luciana downwinding on Lake Washington with family and friends! Spring 2015.
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Wednesday Training Group: Downwinder – Meeting at 5:00 PM, Kahala

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Training Group Downwinder on Wednesday. Please meet at Wai’alae Beach Park in Kahala at 5 pm to catch the trailer, launch will be from Canoe Hale in Hawaii Kai.
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Wednesday Training Group: Downwinder – Meeting at 5:00 PM, Kahala

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Training Group Downwinder on Wednesday. Please meet at Wai’alae Beach Park in Kahala at 5 pm to catch the trailer.
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Wednesday Training Group: Rain or Shine – Downwinder! – Meeting at 4:30 PM, Kahala

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We are doing another downwinder on Wednesday. Please meet at Wai’alae Beach Park in Kahala at 4:30 pm to catch the trailer.
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