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Blue Planet SUP Board Construction Video

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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:
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Blue Planet’s free monthly SUP clinic video

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.
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CONNOR BAXTER WINS THE OLUKAI HO’OLAULE’A EVENT!!!!

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).”
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Hawaii SUP Stand Up Paddle Races for 2012

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

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Werner Paddles Announces New Race Specific SUP

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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’

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Travis Grant is FAST. Travis Grant is FIRST!

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.
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Free monthly SUP clinic this Saturday, May 12th, 8-10 am Ala Moana

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.
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Big Race This Weekend in Waikiki–What’s Happening on the C4 Waterman Front?

C4 Waterman Athletes to Watch

The Quiksilver Waikiki Paddle Festival kicks off this Saturday May 5th, 2012 on the shores of Waikiki. With all the world’s top racers here to compete it’s going to be a jam packed exciting weekend. Continue reading ‘Big Race This Weekend in Waikiki–What’s Happening on the C4 Waterman Front?’

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SUP Clinic with Todd Bradley at the Outrigger Canoe Club

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Here’s a video from a recent SUP clinic with C4 Waterman co-founder Todd Bradley held at the Outrigger Canoe Club. Todd gives a lot of helpful tips, especially for beginners. Sorry for the shaky hand but this was filmed on my iPhone early in the morning.
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Paddle Technique Post #6: Turning the Board

This post cover techniques to turn the board and adjust direction.

First it is important to understand the difference between a forward stroke and a steering stroke.

The forward stroke is used to propel yourself straight forward with minimal turning or yaw.  The basics of the forward stroke are covered in Technique Post #3: Stacking the Shoulders.
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Save BIG at our Hawaii Showroom Sale

Honolulu Showroom Specials
SALE RUNS 4/20-4/28

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Blue Planet Surf Inflatable SUP Board Durability Test

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Here’s a quick video with Robert Stehlik testing how durable their new Inflatable SUP boards are. I asked him to bounce it like a basketball but he wasn’t that successful doing that. I think you’ll agree that the board passed the durability test.
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New 2012 C4 Waterman SUP Boards

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In early February, I met up with C4 Waterman Ambassador Greg Pavao at their headquarters in Honolulu where he showed me some of their new SUP boards for 2012. Here’s a couple of videos with Greg explaining the features of their new stand up paddle board models. In the first video, Greg talks about the Mark Richards Pro Model, the SUBNine Micro-SUB and the SUBNine Forward-Vee Batwing SUP boards.
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New Rescue Technology Acknowledged by USLA

iRESCUE | BOARDS | PADDLES | ACCESSORIES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

HONOLULU (April 9, 2012) – The United States Lifesaving Association (USLA) has exclusively designated the C4 Waterman iRescue Board as the official rescue board of the USLA and the C4 Waterman iRescue Sled as the official rescue sled of the USLA. The endorsement sheds light on the newest rescue technology available in the United States.
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Paddle Technique Part #5 – Recovery, Paddle Length & Grip

It’s been a while since I posted SUP technique post #4 and it’s time to wrap up the paddle technique series with a few more posts, so here we go:

SUP Paddle Technique Part #5 – Recovery, paddle length & grip distance

Recovery: 
The recovery gives you a chance to relax the muscles for a moment and its important not to underestimate the importance of a quick, efficient and relaxed recovery. 

Once again, there are many different ways of recovering the paddle and there is no wrong or right way, so experiment and find out what works best for you, I will try to break it down into easy to understand steps that you can follow and practice.
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