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Xcel Race Against Skin Cancer Coming Saturday, February 9

Xcel Race Against Skin Cancer
Coming Saturday, February 9

First-Time Event Supports University of Hawai’i Cancer Center

O’AHU, HAWAI’I – Pre-registration continues for the Xcel Race Against Skin Cancer presented by the University of Hawai’i Cancer Center, a standup paddle race Saturday, February 9 benefiting skin cancer awareness.
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How A Blue Planet Board Is Made: Factory Tour Video and East Coast Distribution Announcement

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Blue Planet Surf is excited to announce that our SUP boards will be available on the US East Coast soon through our distributor Coastal Surf Supplies.

Last week I visited the factory and shot this video that shows a Blue Planet board being made from start to finish:
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VestPac Hydration Pack

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Here’s a video review of a hydration pack that I have been using recently, the WilsonPac model from VestPac. The WilsonPac was designed specifically for watersports use and has a big pocket you can use to carry your cell phone, keys, etc.. The downside for me with this pack is that the reservoir is too small. Check out the video below. Continue reading ‘VestPac Hydration Pack’

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Sunset Beach Pro & Turtle Bay Women’s Pro to kick off February 6th

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The Sunset Beach Pro to take place from the 7th – 15th Feb

Arguably the most iconic event on the Stand Up World Tour Calendar will once again kick the season off in style from the 7th – 15th February: the Sunset Beach Pro brings together the world’s best set against one of the most formidable backdrops and one of the world’s most infamous waves, found at the heart of Oahu’s Fabled North Shore.
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S.I.C. X-12 SUP Stand Up Paddle Race Board

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The S.I.C. X-12 flatwater SUP race board is now available in two widths, 28″ and 29 1/2″. Both board models are virtually the same except for the widths as Mark Raaphorst explains in the video below. Continue reading ‘S.I.C. X-12 SUP Stand Up Paddle Race Board’

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C4 Waterman’s Archie Kalepa to speak at TEDx 2013

C4 Waterman’s Archie Kalepa to be speaker at TEDx 2013, globally broadcasted live January 12, 2013.

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Supsquatch in Big Makaha Waves

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Jeff at C4 sent over these photos shot by Jeff Wathell of Mana Photography of their recent session at Makaha. Most people would think twice about SUP surfing waves this size but it’s nuts on a C4 Supsquatch with 7 riders. Looks like a much better use than racing. Lol. Here’s Jeff’s recap below.
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A Visit to Uncle Joe Blair’s Shaping Room and a Lesson in Shaping Stand Up Paddle and Surfboards

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My family and I recently went on a trip to California and we had the chance to visit Joe Blair at his HQ in Solana Beach. Joe showed us his shaping room and the basics of shaping surf and stand up paddle boards. I usually do the interviews but this time, my boys Koko and Buddy were there to help me out. As you’ll see, Koko has a lot of questions and Buddy doesn’t say much. Check out the video below. Continue reading ‘A Visit to Uncle Joe Blair’s Shaping Room and a Lesson in Shaping Stand Up Paddle and Surfboards’

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Interview with Turtle Bay Ambassador Kai Lenny at the 2012 Turtle Bay Challenge

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Here’s an interview with Turtle Bay ambassador and 2012 Stand Up World Series champion Kai Lenny. Kai shares some of his experiences in stand up paddle racing, surfing at Jaws and wipeouts.
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VIRUS Women’s Stay Cool Compression Crop Pants – Review

Guest post from Kari Leong (2x Winner of Hawaii Business Magazine’s Fittest CEO Contest)

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I was so excited to get my own Virus International Crop Pants and V Neck Top. Evan has been raving about how his Virus Compression gear helps his body to “recover” after a hard SUP session. I wake up at 5 am each morning to work out for about 60- minutes. Since I’m scared of sharks, I stick to land based exercise. Sometimes I’ll do Beachbody workout videos and sometimes I’ll go on the elliptical machine. After having three children, it takes “a lot more working out” to get my body close to its same shape and form.
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S.I.C. 2012 Year-End Special

2012 YEAR-END SPECIALS

2012 was another good year for SIC. Flow Sports, a successful and innovative snowboard company, picked up and is now the parent company taking the SIC brand global. This move has allowed Mark, Andres and Amir more time to explore new possibilities in SUP surf and flat water designs as well as continue to refine their winning downwind designs. In the past keeping a stock line of boards available was not possible. With our new partnerships and the support of Flow Sports we now can.
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Interview with Connor Baxter at the 2012 Turtle Bay Challenge

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Starboard team rider Connor Baxter gives us a recap of his race at the 2012 Turtle Bay Challenge and also shares some recent surfing sessions including a wipeout at Jaws.
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2012 Wet Feet/Blue Planet Surf WPA Race

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Here is a slideshow video of the pictures I took from the finish line of the 2012 Wet Feet/Blue Planet Surf WPA Hawaii Regional Championships Race.
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Turtle Bay Resort – The Ultimate SUP Resort

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If there was ever a perfect resort for stand up paddlers and surfers, Turtle Bay would easily come in first place. It’s really the only large resort on Oahu’s north shore and is positioned to give active vacationers everything they need. When I stay on the North Shore, Turtle Bay is now where I stay. Continue reading ‘Turtle Bay Resort – The Ultimate SUP Resort’

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2012 Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard Championships

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Here is a slideshow video of the pictures I took from the finish line of the 2012 Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard Championships.
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