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Quick Tips Riding a SIC Bullet 14 v2 Race SUP Stand Up Board

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Here are some quick tips on riding the SIC Bullet 14 v2 SUP race board on the waves.
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Board Meeting Episode 19: SUP Stand Up Paddle Boarding Talk with Verena Mei

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Welcome to another episode of Board Meeting. In this episode, Robert and I have a special guest, racecar driver, model, and actress Verena Mei.

Verena recently moved back to Hawaii and has taken up stand up paddle boarding. She shares her experiences and some of the challenges she encountered while learning how to stand up paddle.
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Board Meeting Episode 18: SUP Stand Up Paddle Surfing Basics Part 3 – Catching Waves

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Welcome to another episode of Board Meeting. In this episode, Robert and I will continue with our discussion about the basics of SUP surfing or stand up paddle surfing.

For this part, we will talk about how to catch and ride waves on a SUP stand paddle surf board. We hope you enjoyed our basics of SUP surfing series. Aloha and see you on the water!
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Board Meeting Ep. 17: SUP Stand Up Paddle Surfing Basics Part 2 – Top 3 Things Needed To Get Started

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Welcome to another episode of Board Meeting. In this episode, Robert and I will continue with our discussion about the basics of SUP surfing or stand up paddle surfing.

For this part, we will talk about the top three things or the “3 P’s” you need to get started with SUP surfing or stand up paddle surfing: Preparation, Practice, and Perseverance.
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Board Meeting Episode 16: SUP Stand Up Paddle Surfing Basics Part 1 – Etiquette

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Welcome to another episode of Board Meeting. In this and the next two episodes, Robert and I will talk about the basics of SUP surfing or stand up paddle surfing.
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Board Meeting Episode 15: Tow-In Surfing

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Welcome to another episode of Board Meeting. In this episode, Robert and I will talk about tow-in surfing.
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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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Board Meeting Episode 13: Paddling Drills

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Welcome to another episode of Board Meeting. In this episode, Robert and I will talk about some tips and drills that you can practice in flat water to help you get ready for riding bumps or catching waves on a SUP stand up paddle board.
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SUP Tips: Catching Waves and Bumps- Flatwater drills to help you get ready for open ocean stand up paddle boarding

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If you are new to downwind stand up paddle boarding, and want to get ready to do some open ocean downwinders, these are some tips and drills you can practice in flat water to help you get ready for riding bumps on a SUP. Check the bottom of this page for information on coached downwinders.

This post is focused on downwinders and catching/ gliding on bumps, but this drill is also helpful for catching breaking waves if you want to learn to stand up paddle surf.
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Board Meeting Episode 12: Youtube

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Welcome to another episode of Board Meeting. In this episode, Robert and I will talk about using Youtube to promote your products, store, services, or brand and earn money at the same time.
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SUP Tips: Quick Acceleration Strokes- Starting in First Gear

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When I first started Stand Up Paddling, I was struggling to catch waves. I was pulling on the paddle as hard as I could and figured the harder I pulled on the paddle, the faster the board would go. I also kept breaking paddles. A big breakthrough for me came when Brian Keaulana gave me this tip after watching me try to catch a wave: You are starting in first gear, you need to start in first gear. He told me first gear with the paddle is short quick strokes way up in front, just tapping the water. Continue reading ‘SUP Tips: Quick Acceleration Strokes- Starting in First Gear’

Board Meeting Episode 11: Sponsorship

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Welcome to another episode of Board Meeting. Are you a SUP surfer/racer on an athlete in general looking for sponsors? Or perhaps a parent looking to get sponsorship for your child? Then this episode is for you!
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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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