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Archive Page 18
July 2nd, 2012 by robert
When I first started to stand up paddle, there was not much available in terms of instructional texts or videos etc.
I know I would have learned much faster with some instruction, instead I learned mostly by trial and error and with the help of friends that gave me some tips. I found that applying some of those simple tips made a big difference.
The paddle technique series on this blog is intended to help those that are already into SUP to advance and improve their technique and efficiency but does not really have the very basic tips first timers need.
Continue reading ‘Introduction to Stand Up Paddling for Beginners’
June 25th, 2012 by evan
Here are some pictures that I took during the launch party of the 2012 Quiksilver Waikiki Paddle Festival. George Kam hosted the Friday night launch party which is the best party of the year. Continue reading ‘2012 Quiksilver Waikiki Paddle Festival’
June 15th, 2012 by davi
Miami Watermen Complete First-Ever Crossing of Gulf Stream on Stand-up Paddleboards
Bimini-Miami Blue Water Challenge Raised Awareness for Surfrider’s Rise Above Plastics
Continue reading ‘Miami Watermen Complete First-Ever Crossing of Gulf Stream on Stand-up Paddleboards’
June 8th, 2012 by davi
Miami Watermen Attempt First-Ever Crossing of Gulf Stream on Stand-up Paddleboards
Bimini-Miami Blue Water Challenge to Raise Awareness for Surfrider Foundation’s Rise Above Plastics
Continue reading ‘Miami Watermen Attempt First-Ever Crossing of Gulf Stream on Stand-up Paddleboards’
June 3rd, 2012 by davi
Connor Wins the Haleiwa SUP Race
Recap of Event – by Connor
The 2012 Surf N Sea’s event at Haleiwa was a super fun day at the beach with friends and family. I flew over to Honolulu from Maui the night before the race – and then my dad and I got up super early and drove from Kaneohe to the North Shore.
Continue reading ‘2012 Haleiwa SUP Race – Recap by Connor Baxter’
June 1st, 2012 by davi
Here’s a recap video from day 1 of the 2012 Summer Teva Mountain Games sent to us by Todd Bradley, co-founder of C4 Waterman.
(click thumbnail to launch video)
May 30th, 2012 by davi
RACE REGISTRATION ONLINE NOW:
WORLD PADDLE ASSOCIATION 2nd ANNUAL HAWAII REGION NATIONAL RACE
Stand Up and Prone Paddlers and Friends Welcomed to Sunset Beach, Oahu
June 30, 2012
(MAY 30, 2012 – HONOLULU, Hawaii) — Race registration is now open for the Wet Feet/Blue Planet Surf World Paddle Association Hawaii Region National Race. The event will be held at Sunset Beach, Oahu, June 30, 2012. Entry can be done online or at Wet Feet or Blue Planet Surf shops. For online entry, click here: http://wetfeetblueplanetsurfrace.eventbrite.com
Continue reading ‘Wet Feet/Blue Planet Surf WPA National Race for SUP and Prone Paddlers’
May 28th, 2012 by robert
At Blue Planet Surf Shop we are passionate about good stand up paddles. We think a good paddle is just as important (and arguably more important) as a good board. We pride ourselves in having one of the most complete selections of quality stand up paddles you will find anywhere with all the top brands represented as well as some lesser known brands and we can help you choose the best paddle for your needs. Here are some reviews of the new models from some of the brands we carry. Thanks to Evan Leong of standuppaddlesurf.net for shooting the video reviews, presented here in no particular order.
Continue reading ‘2012 SUP Paddle reviews by Robert Stehlik’
May 21st, 2012 by robert
I recently went on a trip to China to visit some of the manufacturers we work with. I took some video at our board factory and put together a short video showing how a Blue Planet veneer board is made, starting with the Aku computer shaping machine cutting the blank, the vacuum bagging process, inserts, finish, etc. Thanks to Evan Leong of standuppaddlesurf.net for shooting the parts on the beach:
Continue reading ‘Blue Planet SUP Board Construction Video’
May 15th, 2012 by robert
Here is a short video of our SUP clinic on Saturday May 12th. The weather was beautiful with great conditions for trying the lineup of our demo fleet, including many of the new Blue Planet veneer models.
Continue reading ‘Blue Planet’s free monthly SUP clinic video’
May 15th, 2012 by davi
CONNOR BAXTER WINS THE OLUKAI HO’OLAULE’A EVENT!!!!
SUP Magazine writes: “The sport’s Best showed up on Maui to compete as young phenom Connor Baxter took the men’s Elite title ahead of Australia’s Travis Grant, California’s Danny Ching, Hawaii’s Dave Kalama and Jamie Mitchell (Australia).”
Continue reading ‘CONNOR BAXTER WINS THE OLUKAI HO’OLAULE’A EVENT!!!!’
May 14th, 2012 by evan
Thanks to Jeff Chang at Wet Feet for compiling this list and sending it to us.
Click here to download the 2012 Hawaii SUP Race Schedule
May 11th, 2012 by davi
Werner Paddles Announces New Race Specific SUP
Werner Paddles has developed the first Stand Up Paddle designed from the ground up specifically for training and racing.
The Grand Prix utilizes Werner’s proprietary Performance Core technology to create the lightest weight SUP on the market. Paddlers can choose between three blade sizes allowing them to match their power and board glide. Continue reading ‘Werner Paddles Announces New Race Specific SUP’
May 9th, 2012 by davi
Travis Grant is Fast…Travis Grant is FIRST!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
HONOLULU (May 9, 2012) – One year ago at the Battle of the Paddle Hawaii, Travis Grant (AUS) lined up for his first race under the C4 Waterman label. Beneath his feet was a brand new 12′6 custom race board shaped by Dave Parmenter. In his hands was one of the first prototypes of the C4 X-Wing paddle.
Continue reading ‘Travis Grant is FAST. Travis Grant is FIRST!’
May 8th, 2012 by davi
Blue Planet brings you another FREE SUP CLINIC at Ala Moana from 8 am to 10 am this Saturday, May 12th. If you want to demo our big selection of boards you must sign up by 8:15 am and attend the safety briefing. Our whole fleet of rental/demo boards is available to try, beginner clinic starts at 8am, advanced stroke technique clinic and Q&A after 8:30 am.
Continue reading ‘Free monthly SUP clinic this Saturday, May 12th, 8-10 am Ala Moana’