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Connor Baxter Wins the Olukai Ho’olaule’a

Connor Baxter Wins the Olukai Ho’olaule’a Event – and Defends his 2012 Title!!

Re-Cap of Event – by Connor Baxter

The Olukai Ho’olaule’a is a great event. Every year paddlers look forward to competing at this event in the infamous Maliko downwinder.
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Ubatuba Grand Slam – Recap by Connor Baxter

Connor Baxter wins both the Sprint Racing and Long Distance Race for a clean sweep – Claiming the Overall Title at the Ubatuba Grand Slam.

Story: by Connor Baxter

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The 2013 Ubatuba Grand Slam was by far the biggest turnout on the Standup World Series. From the first day of the sprints to the last seconds of the event when they took the tents down, there were a lot of spectators there to support and cheer us on.
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Connor Baxter wins in Abu Dhabi

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Story by Connor Baxter

The 2013 Abu Dhabi All-Star event was amazing. It started off with a long trip across the world. There were only 18 competitors invited to this event. We got to surf in a wave pool called Wadi Adventures. The waves were about head high and we could go left, right, or have a closeout. The first round we all got three lefts, then three rights and last three closeouts. They took the top one score from each type of waves and the top six from that made it to the quarters. Unfortunately I did not make that cut but felt like I was surfing good.
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Blue Planet Weekly Product Review: SIC Bullets

Blue Planet Surf

At Blue Planet we are now posting weekly product reviews. This week’s video is about the SIC Bullet 14′ and 17′4 production models:
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SUP: Getting Started In The Surf – Part 2

Werner Paddles

Part of our stand up paddle instructional series, this segment introduces us to the surf zone and the precautions we should take as we venture into the ocean with our SUP board. Be sure to circle back and check out the entire series at Werner TV.
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SUP: Getting Started In The Surf – Part 1

Werner Paddles

Part of our stand up paddle instructional series, this segment introduces us to the surf zone and the precautions we should take as we venture into the ocean with our SUP board.
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For Immediate Release: Benoit Carpentier Signs with Starboard

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For Immediate Release:
Benoit Carpentier Signs with Starboard

Benoit Carpentier
DOB: 15/02/1996

Starboard is pleased to announce that Benoit Carpentier of Brest, France will join the 2013 International SUP Dream Team. Coming off a competitive 2012 season (7th overall on the Stand Up World Tour), the young Frenchman will look to take his skills to the next level by riding Starboard’s highly technical, lightweight, and stable carbon fiber Surf Pro SUP production boards. Continue reading ‘For Immediate Release: Benoit Carpentier Signs with Starboard’

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What’s New at Werner Paddles for 2013

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I was at Blue Planet Surf on Ward Ave in Honolulu, Hawaii when in walked Taylor Robertson from Werner Paddles. Taylor is the sales rep in charge of Hawaii and he shared with us some news on their stand up paddle line up for 2013. I filmed it to share with everyone. Check out the video below:
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Connor Baxter Wins The Stand Up World Series Season Opener On The Epic Iceberg Lake

Event Update by Connor Baxter

The 2013 Patagonia Chile event was amazing. It started off with a lot of traveling and long car rides. On the way to Patagonia, I saw more sheep and llamas and alpacas than I did people – we were in the middle of nowhere. Once we finally got to this beautiful place the water was freezing and the air was cold – but it was perfect racing conditions.
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SUP: Bracing Video

Werner Paddles

Part of our stand up paddle instructional series, this segment focuses on bracing strokes. Taylor takes us through hand and elbow position and how to incorporate your blade and body to stabilize yourself.
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SUP Instructional Video: Turning

Werner Paddles

Our latest SUP instructional video features skills to make turning easier. Be sure to check out all of our videos at Werner TV.
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Starboard Wide Point 9′5″ SUP Surfboard at Blue Planet Surf

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I’ve been riding Starboard Wide Points for a couple years now. I started off with the original 10′5″ version and really liked it. I used it on Oahu’s North and West Shores because it allowed me the extra balance I needed when paddling back out in rough chop. It was also really comfy to ride in town on the South Shore, especially when just coming off a 17′4″ race board. This year’s 9′5″ Wide Point is a definite improvement. The shorter length allows for easier turns and it still feels super stable and turns great. It’s a different feeling than having a sub 30″ wide board with a narrow nose and tail but the loss in “shredability” is totally fine with me. I can’t really “shred” anyway. This board floats my 215 lbs no problem and has pretty good paddle power. Continue reading ‘Starboard Wide Point 9′5″ SUP Surfboard at Blue Planet Surf’

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SUP Forward Stroke – Segment 4

Werner Paddles

Part of our stand up paddle instructional series, this segment focuses on driving downward with the top hand and bending slightly at the waist to gain a more efficient forward stroke. Drive with the duck!
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Narrated Downwind Run – Hawaii Kai Run Tips by Robert Stehlik

Blue Planet Surf

Downwind runs are exciting and fun. In the surf, you are often waiting for a set or your turn to catch the next wave. On a downwinder, there are no crowds, you have long windswells that stretch across the whole ocean to play with, you are always on the move, going from one glide to the next, surfing the bumps.
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SUP Forward Stroke – Segment 3

Werner Paddles

In this segment of our SUP Instructional series we delve deeper into the forward stroke and examine how hip rotation can add power and additional catch length to your stroke.
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