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Archive Page 18
October 22nd, 2012 by evan
Here’s a new surfboard from Joe Blair which also doubles as SUP board for kids. This is a production sandwich construction board. My 9 year old could handle it pretty well but my 7 year old was struggling to carry it. Both were able to paddle and balance with no problem at Cardiff. I may have to get some for my boys. Continue reading ‘Joe Blair 7′7″ Surfboard / SUP Board for Kids’
October 12th, 2012 by davi
Friday 12 October
Stand Up World Series Finals to be broadcast live
Pacifico brings you the Stand Up World Series Finals at Turtle Bay this weekend in association with Naish. With the world’s best descending upon Oahu’s North Shore, the tension is mounting as the climactic Final showdown of the year will take place at Turtle Bay’s unique and spectacular amphitheater throughout the weekend.
Continue reading ‘Stand Up World Series Finals at Turtle Bay, broadcast live, this weekend’
October 8th, 2012 by robert
This coming Wednesday will be the first weekly time trial, brought to you by Blue Planet and Wet Feet.
Where: Meet at the Hawaii Kai Boat Club dock in front of The Shack in Hawaii Kai.
When: 5:00 pm this Wednesday, Oct. 10th and every Wednesday until further notice
Continue reading ‘Weekly Wednesdays time trials starting on Oct. 10th’
October 6th, 2012 by davi
Like us on Facebook and get a chance to win complimentary ocean front deluxe accommodations for two nights at Turtle Bay Resort.
Continue reading ‘WIN a Complimentary 2 Night Stay at Turtle Bay Resort! – Extended until December 15, 2012′
October 2nd, 2012 by davi
Free Blue Planet Stand Up Paddle clinics and board demos:
Blue Planet Surf brings you free clinics and board demos with safety, board design, advanced paddle technique clinics for intermediate and advanced paddlers and a introduction to SUP for first timers. Try our demo fleet for free, learn beginner and advanced paddle technique at the clinics and get advice on equipment.
Continue reading ‘Free SUP clinic this Sunday October 7th, 8-10 am at Ala Moana’
September 26th, 2012 by evan
Here is an interview with C4 Ambassador and river SUP pioneer Charlie MacArthur. Charlie is regarded as C4’s “Mauka to Makai” guru. He shares with us how he got started on SUP and also some tips on stand up paddling in rivers and whitewater rapids. Continue reading ‘Interview with C4 Waterman Ambassador Charlie MacArthur’
September 24th, 2012 by robert
Livio is a Brazilian who made Maui his home. He is one of the fastest SUP racers and a funny guy to hang out with. We ended up sitting next to each other on the red eye flight from LA to Orlando. We arrived in Orlando at 6 am and headed off to the Surf Expo demo day, which was a great event. Despite the sweltering heat and humidity, being outside and on the water was more fun than being inside the convention center all day at the Surf Expo for the next 3 days.
Continue reading ‘Livio Menelau showing the SIC line and Ion camera at Surf Expo, Sept 2012′
September 16th, 2012 by davi
Sunday 16 September
Turtle Bay to host the Stand Up World Series Finals
In all sports there are the proving grounds, the place where it all began and the place where it will always return to. For the world of ocean sports, Hawaii has long been regarded as ‘that place’: the birthplace of surfing and stand up paddling and the roots of surf culture as we know it.
Continue reading ‘The Stand Up World Series comes home to Turtle Bay for the Finals’
September 14th, 2012 by evan
Hot off the press is C4 Waterman’s 2013 SUP stand up paddle catalog. It actually reads like a magazine with interesting first person pieces from the C4 team. Get a glimpse into the minds of Brian Keaulana, Dave Parmenter and Todd Bradley while meeting their team of ambassadors. Oh, and check out the huge line of products. Continue reading ‘C4 Waterman 2013 SUP Stand Up Paddle Catalog’
September 13th, 2012 by robert
It turned out that our Blue Planet/ Evepaddle booth at Surf Expo was right next to the Starboard booth. We sell a lot of Starboards products at the Blue Planet Surf Shop so I went over to check out what’s new for next year. It was on Friday, the day before the Standup World tour event at Coco Beach and all the top teamriders were on hand to talk about what’s new. Here are the videos I was able to shoot at the Starboards booth with some of the world’s top stand up paddlers:
Continue reading ‘Surf Expo: Starboards 2013 products previews by team riders’
September 11th, 2012 by evan
As I was leaving the finish, I ran into Scott Trudon who gave me some insight into his race experience at the 2012 Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard Championships. Scott competed in the SUP 3-man division with teammates Mark Raaphorst and Junya McGurn. Mark is the mind and energy behind the SIC brand of race boards and these guys are in great shape. Scott told he he’s 54 years old but you would never be able to tell that when racing him because he’s still so darn fast and he’s still in top athletic shape.
Continue reading ‘Interview with Scott Trudon at the 2012 Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard Championships’
September 10th, 2012 by robert
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.
Continue reading ‘Surf Expo Sept. 2012: What’s new at Quickblade’
September 6th, 2012 by davi
C4 Waterman’s Switchblade SUP stand up paddle board was recently featured at Men’s Journal magazine as the “Best Standup Paddleboard for Beginners”.
Continue reading ‘C4 Waterman Switchblade is Men’s Journal Approved’
September 5th, 2012 by davi
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/
Continue reading ‘Wet Feet/Blue Planet Surf WPA Hawaii Regional Championships Race’
September 3rd, 2012 by evan
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.
Continue reading ‘Interview with Dave Kalama at the 2012 Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard Championships’