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Surf Expo Sept. 2012: What’s new at Quickblade

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I just got back from the Surf Expo in Orlando where we were showing our line of Blue Planet SUP boards. We had a great response and are now working on setting up distribution on the East coast, one step at a time. While at the show, I was able to check out what’s new at our vendors and other manufacturers and brands I had not heard of. I shot some video and this is the first one to get done editing. More to follow soon.
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C4 Waterman Switchblade is Men’s Journal Approved

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C4 Waterman’s Switchblade SUP stand up paddle board was recently featured at Men’s Journal magazine as the “Best Standup Paddleboard for Beginners”.
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Wet Feet/Blue Planet Surf WPA Hawaii Regional Championships Race

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RACE REGISTRATION ONLINE NOW:
WORLD PADDLE ASSOCIATION 1st ANNUAL HAWAII REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE

Stand Up and Prone Paddlers and Friends Welcomed to South Shore of Oahu
September 16, 2012

(SEPTEMBER 5, 2012 – HONOLULU, Hawaii) – Race registration is now open for the Wet Feet/Blue Planet Surf World Paddle Association Hawaii Regional Championships Race. The event will be held on the ‘Hawaii Kai Run’, September 16, 2012 from Portlock to Kaimana Beach. Entry can be done online or at Wet Feet or Blue Planet Surf shops. For online entry, click here: http://wparegionalchampionships.eventbrite.com/
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Interview with Dave Kalama at the 2012 Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard Championships

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I caught up with Dave Kalama at the 2012 Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard Championships. Dave was the SUP unlimited division runner up to Connor Baxter by 30 seconds. They battled back and forth the entire 30 something miles and it came down to the absolute finish where Connor won by a hundred yards or so.
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Interview with Connor Baxter at the 2012 Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard Championships

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I caught up with Connor Baxter, winner of the SUP unlimited division of the 2012 Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard Championships and got his perspective on the race and how he won. It’s even more impressive because the previous week he had strep throat and was out of commission. Looks like the teens have taken over the race world and Connor is leading the way.
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Werner Paddles 3-piece Adjustable Fiji SUP

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Werner Paddles Introduces River Running SUP

Werner Paddles has launched a 3-piece Adjustable version of their popular Fiji, Recreational SUP.

The Fiji in 3-piece is perfect for the budget conscious paddler who is looking for a travel paddle. Continue reading ‘Werner Paddles 3-piece Adjustable Fiji SUP’

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UPDATE: Full 2013 S.I.C. SUP Stand Up Paddle Board Catalog

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Mark Raaphorst from Sandwich Island Composites (S.I.C.) sent us another copy of their 2013 SUP stand up paddle board catalog. This time it’s the full, 19-page catalog.

Click here to download a copy

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2013 S.I.C. SUP Stand Up Paddle Board Catalog

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Mark Raaphorst from Sandwich Island Composites (S.I.C.) sent us an advanced digital copy of their 2013 SUP stand up paddle board catalog.

Click here to download a copy

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Ed Wheeler’s Custom S.I.C. Bullet 12′6″ SUP Race Board

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Both Ed Wheeler and I love our SIC Bullet 12′6″ boards because it’s one of the few 12′6″ boards that can handle our weight. Ed got his a little after I got mine and I’ve seen him paddling it for south shore downwinders, north shore races and surfing. Ed’s a big guy so it’s something to see him surfing a 12′6″ race board. Continue reading ‘Ed Wheeler’s Custom S.I.C. Bullet 12′6″ SUP Race Board’

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2012 Paddle For Humanity Washington DC Race Results

Here are the results from the 2012 Paddle For Humanity Washington DC race held last Saturday, August 25, 2012.
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Werner Paddles Introduces River Running SUP

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Werner Paddles Introduces River Running SUP

Werner Paddles has added a river running specific stand up paddle (SUP) to their line. The Stinger has been designed from the ground up for the rigors of the whitewater environment. Werner has been handcrafting paddles in the US for over 45 years and has over 80% market share in the whitewater kayak market. They have taken this heritage and melded it with the sport of stand-up paddling to create the Stinger.
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Mark Raaphorst and SIC Race Board Documentary and Aerial Videos

Mark Raaphorst just sent over these videos of the SIC race boards and the evolution of SUP race board design. The first video was produced by Mike Waltze who did the SUP documentary we reviewed last year. He did a great job with this video. This is one of the most professional looking SUP videos I’ve seen.


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2012 Molokai to Oahu race coaching bootcamp by Robert Stehlik

If you ask anyone who has raced in the Molokai to Oahu race what the hardest part of the race was, the answer will most likely be: the last few miles. Continue reading ‘2012 Molokai to Oahu race coaching bootcamp by Robert Stehlik’

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C4 Waterman Co-Founders Brian Keaulana and Archie Kalepa to be Inducted into Duke Kahanamoku Hawaii Waterman’s Hall of Fame

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C4 Waterman Co-Founders Brian Keaulana and Archie Kalepa to be Inducted into Duke Kahanamoku Hawaii Waterman’s Hall of Fame

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

HONOLULU, Hawaii (August 17, 2012) –– C4 Waterman co-founders, Brian Keaulana and Archie Kalepa join the list of world-renowned watermen and women when they are honored by the Duke Kahanamoku Hawaii Waterman’s Hall of Fame on Thursday, August 23rd at the Waikiki Outrigger Canoe Club.
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Connor Baxter wins Overall at the Turtle Bay Event

Connor gets straight Bullets in the Long Distance and Sprint Race Course – and takes the Overall Title at the World Series Event!!!

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World Series Event – recap Connor Baxter:

The 2012 Turtle Bay contest was super sick and a lot of fun. It was a two day event with the long distance and the sprint race.
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