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Australia Event “The Doctor” – Recap by Connor Baxter

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Connor Wins in Australia!!!

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On my way to Australia for the notorious “The Doctor” event in Perth, I stopped off in Thailand. Traveling with Zane Schweitzer and Bart de Zwart – we went to Starboard Internationals Headquarters to test, shape and design some new wave boards. After 5 great days in Thailand – Bart and I headed to Australia.
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Blue Planet Surf Inflatable SUP Stand Up Paddle Board

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Here’s a video with Robert Stehlik and Marina showing us the new inflatable SUP stand up paddle board from Blue Planet surf. These are expected to arrive sometime in early 2012.
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All perfect products address the complex design issues with ease and simplicity

C4 Waterman iSUPs. All perfect products address the complex design issues with ease and simplicity.

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New Years Eve 2011 in Waikiki

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The last day of 2011 brought us perfect weather for a beach day with the family. Here are some pictures I took from December 31, 2011 in Waikiki. What a great way to bring in the New Year.
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Join us for our FREE Demo Day Saturday, February 4, 2012

Explore the complete line of C4 Waterman’s new stand-up boards ranging from the SUBNINE 8-4 Turbo Spud to the 14-foot V1 Racer. Also try our iSUP inflatables. Come down, come early, it’s FREE!
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C4 Waterman 5′11″ iBlowfish Shortboard Inflatable Surfboard

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I recently picked up the new C4 Waterman iBlowfish shortboard inflatable surfboard. The board is 5′11″ and has a fixed set of twin fins on the bottom. The purpose for me was to have something that my kids can use and beat up a bit without it falling apart. This turned out to be the perfect solution.
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Starboard & Maui Jim step up as Champions prepare to do battle

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Starboard step up to partner with the Sunset Beach Pro

Stand Up World Tour Patron and one of the world’s leading Stand Up Paddleboard brands Starboard have stepped up to partner with the Sunset Beach Pro for 2012, punctuating the start of another exciting year for the Stand Up World Tour.
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My Friend Kekoa Surfing at Leftovers on a Blair Surfboard

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Here is a quick video of my friend Kekoa Mau surfing at Leftovers, North Shore Oahu on a custom Joe Blair surfboard. He’s over 200 lbs so this is a good example of how Blair’s boards work in overhead surf for big guys. I also got video of a few other surfers out there. See below.
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Ed Wheeler – SUP Surfing Ambassador

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If you follow the SUP race scene here in Hawaii, there’s a guy that is a fixture at most of the races. His name is Ed Wheeler and he’s an all around nice guy. Ed and I were at the North Shore Paddle Challenge at Turtle Bay Resort in October 2011. I was fighting bronchitis/walking pneumonia so I was limited to taking photos and Ed just got back from a Tahiti trip and was taking it easy. The waves were good so in between the surf heats, he went surfing with Robert Stehlik and I got these shots. I also included a few from the Duke’s OceanFest in August.
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S.I.C. F-16 V2 Production Model SUP Race Board

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Here are some pictures of the new S.I.C. F-16 V2 production model SUP race board. This is a solid core sandwich construction board. It’s basically the same as the hollow molded one but feels a bit more rigid and solid. I couldn’t tell much difference in weight but I never put them on a scale.
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2011 PA’A Toys for Tots Race

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Here are some pictures from this year’s annual PA’A Toys for Tots race. The race ended at Kaimana Beach, Oahu, Hawaii. The day was overcast so that’s why the pictures look kinda hazy.
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Na Kama Kai @ Hale’iwa Beach Park This Sunday

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Hau’oli makahiki hou and mahalo for all the hard work put in during 2011! Na Kama Kai is starting off 2012 this Sunday, January 8th, running an Ocean Clinic at Hale’iwa Beach Park from 9am to 3pm.
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Blue Planet Surf SUP Clinic and Demo Day

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Here are some pictures that I took from a recent SUP clinic and demo day by the guys at Blue Planet Surf. Blue Planet holds a monthly clinic when possible and it’s a good opportunity to try out different boards, paddles and equipment. You meet a lot of fun and interesting people, get to SUP and leave with more knowledge than you came with.
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Surfing the S.I.C. Bullet 12′ SUP Race Board

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Here’s a short video of Mark Raaphorst and young Mo Freitas riding the S.I.C. Bullet 12′ SUP race board on some waist to chest high waves at Turtle Bay North Shore Oahu. The second clip with Mo in the video shows him catching the wave on the outside break and riding it all the way to shore. Check the time on the video and see how long he rides…pretty impressive. You can see in the video how easy the Bullet 12 catches waves and how well it can surf in the pictures below.
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Zane and Shelby Schweitzer Tandem SUP Surfing on Starboard Surf Race Board

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I shot this sequence between race heats at the North Shore Challenge in October 2011 of Zane Schweitzer and his sister Shelby tandem SUP surfing on Zane’s Starboard Surf Race. I give Zane a lot of credit. He didn’t rest between race heats. He was surfing because the waves were pretty good. I didn’t know it was his sister at first but that makes this sequence even better. If anyone is worrying about the stability of Starboard race boards, this should ease your mind.
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