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The Boys Start Surfing – Finally!

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These are some videos of my boys and friends surfing at Baby Queens here on Oahu, Hawaii. Why is this important to me? Well, if you’ve been coming to this site over the past years, you’ll notice that there were videos of me and my oldest son at 4 or 5 years old doing the SUP thing and then there was nothing between then and now. That’s because my boys refused to go surfing with me until early August 2011. My oldest boy is now 8.5 years old and #2 is 6 years old. It’s been a long time coming. In fact, I was wondering if they would ever want to go surfing or just make me land locked while they play baseball and soccer.
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Interview with Connor Baxter and Robert Stehlik – Video

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I shot these videos of Connor Baxter after he won the 2011 Duke’s Oceanfest Distance Race. Connor also won the surf race the day before and is on a pretty strong winning streak. Robert Stehlik did well too and had a great idea to interview Connor away from the crowd to get more in depth info on what keeps him winning.
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Oahu South Swell of the Decade

Found this video on youtube that shows the size of the swell we had last week. Very cool.


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Blue Planet: Free SUP clinic this Sunday at Ala Moana from 8 am to 10 am

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Dear Friends,

It’s time again for our free monthly Stand Up Paddle clinic. Come and try some of our many new rental boards and get a special deal on a new SUP if you attend.
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Haleiwa Joe’s Labor Day Race

I was at Waimea Bay when the Haleiwa Joe’s Race started but didn’t race. I’ve been taking some time off from paddling after my board hit me in the ribs a week and a half ago. The X-ray’s showed no break but I still can’t lie on my stomach. Hopefully I’ll be back in action in a couple weeks. Robert from Blue Planet did really well in the race and also managed to shoot some video. Check it out below:


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SIC S-16 SUP Catamaran – Round 2

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Mark Raaphorst was en route to New York with the latest version of the S-16 Catamaran SUP and was kind enough to let Robert Stehlik (owner of Blue Planet Surf and Zen Waterman Blog) try it out while it was on Oahu. The S-16 really excels in flat water conditions when going in a straight line. It gets up to speed really quick and doesn’t take much effort to keep it there. Robert did some flat water testing so I won’t go into that too much but the area the excited me the most about this board was going upwind.
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How Bad Do You Want Success?

I saw this on my friend Kyle’s facebook page.


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Duke’s OceanFest Event – Recap by Connor Baxter

“Duke’s OceanFest – Waikiki” By Connor Baxter

The Duke’s OceanFest is held each summer at the end of August. It’s a week long celebration in honor of Duke Kahanamoku, who is the definition of The Aloha Spirit.

It’s one of the events that I have not missed since I started Stand Up Paddling! It’s a fun event with loads of people, good food and just an all around good beach day with family and friends.
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2011 Columbia Gorge Paddleboard Challenge – Recap by Connor Baxter

SUP Event in Hood River!! By Connor Baxter

The first ever 2011 Gorge Challenge was a great, fun event. There were three different races – the Elite course race, the long distance, and the most fun part – the team relay.

The event took place in Hood River Oregon, which is one of my favorite places to go, because there is so much to do. Before the race I got to windsurf, kayak, as well as go down the rapids on a SUP board.
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Starboard 9′8″ x 29″ Pro SUP Stand Up Paddle Board

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Here’s another board from Starboard’s 2011 Pro Wave lineup, the 9′8″ x 29″ Pro SUP stand up paddle board. This board has a bit more nose rocker than the 10′3″ x 29″ Pro.
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C4 Waterman, Inc. Releases SUBNine SUPs, Surfboards, and Paddles

C4 Waterman, Inc. Launches
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

C4 Waterman, Inc. Launches SUBNine Series at Outdoor Retailer

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Honolulu, HI – (August 4, 2011) C4 Waterman, Inc. is excited to announce the launch of its SUBNine Series line at the Outdoor Retailer Trade show in Salt Lake City, Utah, August 4th-7th.
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Go Faster- SUP race workshop on Sunday Aug 21st, North Shore

This was sent to us via email by Robert Stehlik.

Blue Planet Surf

Dear Fellow Paddler,

Blue Planet Surf is pleased to present our first SUP race workshop on Sunday, Aug. 21st on the North Shore, 8am to 12pm, followed by a pot luck lunch.
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C4 Waterman, Inc.’s SUPZILLA sets Guinness World Record

C4 Waterman, Inc. Sets Guinness World Record for Largest Stand-up Paddle Board at 2011 Outdoor Retailer Show

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah––August 4, 2011––C4 Waterman, Inc. accomplished yet another milestone this past Wednesday by setting a Guinness World Record (GWR) for the largest stand-up paddle board. SUPZILLA, measures 32 feet 5 inches long, 6 feet 10 inches wide and 7 5/8 inches thick. The paddling feat was the last step required from C4 Waterman, Inc. in order to have the record acknowledged by the GWR committee.
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The 2011 Molokai race video and interviews by Robert Stehlik

This article was originally published at Robert Stehlik’s Zen Waterman blog.

I put together this 15 minute video about my experience and a recap of the 2011 Molokai to Oahu Paddleboard race. There are some short excerpts of the three interviews I taped the evening before the race, to watch the full interviews, click on the links. Featuring: Brian Szymanski, Jeff Denholm, and Gerry Lopez.

 


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Robert Stehlik reporting live from the Molokai to Oahu race 2011.
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2011 Molokai-2-Oahu World Championships – Recap by Connor Baxter

“Surprise” Weekend!! By Connor Baxter

The Molokai-2-Oahu Race as Jamie Mitchell states, “If you love paddling, this is the race of all races – it’s our Superbowl. I love the feeling of apprehension, the nerves and waiting to see what the ocean’s going to deliver. The depth of talent in this year’s race is unsurpassed.”

Well – the event for me started on Thursday. My dad, mom and I were to take our boat from Maui to Molokai on Friday, relax on Saturday, Race on Sunday. So preparations started on Thursday getting the boat provisioned and equipped.
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