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Archive Page 18
July 15th, 2012 by evan
Here is Mark Raaphorst from Sandwich Island Composites (SIC) with a new prototype 9′4″ SUP stand up paddle surfboard. The board is expected to be available by the end of summer, 2012. This is a short board type SUP designed to be fast. Being that it’s a SIC, that shouldn’t be a problem. Continue reading ‘S.I.C. 9′4″ SUP Stand Up Paddle Surfboard’
July 10th, 2012 by evan
I caught up with Scott Gamble during the 2012 Quiksilver Waikiki Paddle Festival. This was right after Scott became the overall winner of the Hawaii Kai Run, SUP unlimited men’s division. He shared some SUP racing perspectives with me. Video below. Continue reading ‘Interview with Scott Gamble at the 2012 Quiksilver Waikiki Paddle Festival’
July 5th, 2012 by evan
Here is the latest SUP race board from S.I.C., the Bullet 17′4″ version 2. Late in 2011 Mark told me he wasn’t expecting to improve the Bullet 17 much for 2012 but I guess he changed his mind. Continue reading ‘S.I.C. Bullet 17′4″ Version 2 SUP Race Board’
July 2nd, 2012 by evan
Here’s an interview I did with George Kam, organizer of the 2012 Quiksilver Waikiki Paddle Festival. George is truly an Ambassador of Aloha and he throws an awesome party. If you ever get a chance to go to a party that George hosts, you should go. The food will be awesome and everyone will have a great time. I asked George to share some background info on this year’s Quicksilver Waikiki Race event. Click below for the video. Continue reading ‘Interview with George Kam at the 2012 Quiksilver Waikiki Paddle Festival’
July 2nd, 2012 by robert
When I first started to stand up paddle, there was not much available in terms of instructional texts or videos etc.
I know I would have learned much faster with some instruction, instead I learned mostly by trial and error and with the help of friends that gave me some tips. I found that applying some of those simple tips made a big difference.
The paddle technique series on this blog is intended to help those that are already into SUP to advance and improve their technique and efficiency but does not really have the very basic tips first timers need.
Continue reading ‘Introduction to Stand Up Paddling for Beginners’
June 25th, 2012 by evan
Here are some pictures that I took during the launch party of the 2012 Quiksilver Waikiki Paddle Festival. George Kam hosted the Friday night launch party which is the best party of the year. Continue reading ‘2012 Quiksilver Waikiki Paddle Festival’
June 15th, 2012 by davi
Miami Watermen Complete First-Ever Crossing of Gulf Stream on Stand-up Paddleboards
Bimini-Miami Blue Water Challenge Raised Awareness for Surfrider’s Rise Above Plastics
Continue reading ‘Miami Watermen Complete First-Ever Crossing of Gulf Stream on Stand-up Paddleboards’
June 8th, 2012 by davi
Miami Watermen Attempt First-Ever Crossing of Gulf Stream on Stand-up Paddleboards
Bimini-Miami Blue Water Challenge to Raise Awareness for Surfrider Foundation’s Rise Above Plastics
Continue reading ‘Miami Watermen Attempt First-Ever Crossing of Gulf Stream on Stand-up Paddleboards’
June 3rd, 2012 by davi
Connor Wins the Haleiwa SUP Race
Recap of Event – by Connor
The 2012 Surf N Sea’s event at Haleiwa was a super fun day at the beach with friends and family. I flew over to Honolulu from Maui the night before the race – and then my dad and I got up super early and drove from Kaneohe to the North Shore.
Continue reading ‘2012 Haleiwa SUP Race – Recap by Connor Baxter’
June 1st, 2012 by davi
Here’s a recap video from day 1 of the 2012 Summer Teva Mountain Games sent to us by Todd Bradley, co-founder of C4 Waterman.
(click thumbnail to launch video)
May 30th, 2012 by davi
RACE REGISTRATION ONLINE NOW:
WORLD PADDLE ASSOCIATION 2nd ANNUAL HAWAII REGION NATIONAL RACE
Stand Up and Prone Paddlers and Friends Welcomed to Sunset Beach, Oahu
June 30, 2012
(MAY 30, 2012 – HONOLULU, Hawaii) — Race registration is now open for the Wet Feet/Blue Planet Surf World Paddle Association Hawaii Region National Race. The event will be held at Sunset Beach, Oahu, June 30, 2012. Entry can be done online or at Wet Feet or Blue Planet Surf shops. For online entry, click here: http://wetfeetblueplanetsurfrace.eventbrite.com
Continue reading ‘Wet Feet/Blue Planet Surf WPA National Race for SUP and Prone Paddlers’
May 28th, 2012 by robert
At Blue Planet Surf Shop we are passionate about good stand up paddles. We think a good paddle is just as important (and arguably more important) as a good board. We pride ourselves in having one of the most complete selections of quality stand up paddles you will find anywhere with all the top brands represented as well as some lesser known brands and we can help you choose the best paddle for your needs. Here are some reviews of the new models from some of the brands we carry. Thanks to Evan Leong of standuppaddlesurf.net for shooting the video reviews, presented here in no particular order.
Continue reading ‘2012 SUP Paddle reviews by Robert Stehlik’
May 21st, 2012 by robert
I recently went on a trip to China to visit some of the manufacturers we work with. I took some video at our board factory and put together a short video showing how a Blue Planet veneer board is made, starting with the Aku computer shaping machine cutting the blank, the vacuum bagging process, inserts, finish, etc. Thanks to Evan Leong of standuppaddlesurf.net for shooting the parts on the beach:
Continue reading ‘Blue Planet SUP Board Construction Video’
May 15th, 2012 by robert
Here is a short video of our SUP clinic on Saturday May 12th. The weather was beautiful with great conditions for trying the lineup of our demo fleet, including many of the new Blue Planet veneer models.
Continue reading ‘Blue Planet’s free monthly SUP clinic video’
May 15th, 2012 by davi
CONNOR BAXTER WINS THE OLUKAI HO’OLAULE’A EVENT!!!!
SUP Magazine writes: “The sport’s Best showed up on Maui to compete as young phenom Connor Baxter took the men’s Elite title ahead of Australia’s Travis Grant, California’s Danny Ching, Hawaii’s Dave Kalama and Jamie Mitchell (Australia).”
Continue reading ‘CONNOR BAXTER WINS THE OLUKAI HO’OLAULE’A EVENT!!!!’