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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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Punta Sayulita Event in Mexico – Recap by Connor Baxter

Connor Wins in Mexico!!!

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3rd Annual Punta Sayulita Classic

This was my first trip to Mexico – and what a great event site. It took place in Sayulita, Mexico. I flew with Riggs, Aaron and Tasha Napoleon from Hawaii – and we meet up with Zane and Matty Schweitzer in LA. Then we all flew down to Puerto Vallarta. When we arrived we were picked up at the airport – and got the VIP Treatment from the event organizers.
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How to size a Blue Planet Featherlight High performance carbon paddle

Here is an instructional video with Robert Stehlik on how to size, cut and glue a Blue Planet Featherlight High performance carbon paddle with T-handle.


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SUP Surfing Session at Daystar, North Shore, Oahu

Here’s a video I took with my GoPro camera from a recent SUP surfing session with Robert Stehlik, Kevin Seid and Kekoa Mau at Daystar, North Shore, Oahu.


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This Sunday: SUP clinic at Ala Moana from 8am to 10am

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Blue Planet brings you another free SUP clinic at Ala Moana from 8am to 10 am.

If you want to demo our big selection of boards you must sign up by 8:15 am and attend the safety briefing.
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C4 Waterman: A Rising Brand In The Land Of The Rising Sun

C4 Waterman: A Rising Brand In The Land Of The Rising Sun

C4 Waterman at the Tokyo Outdoor Show in February 2012.
C4 Waterman, Inc. Co-Founder Brain Keaulana throws a shaka at the Tokyo Interstyle Show in February 2012. Photo/C4 Waterman

Honolulu- February 28, 2012 – C4 Waterman consolidated a growing presence in Japan this February with the launch of its new and expanded line of stand-up paddle-sports and rescue equipment at the Interstyle Show in Tokyo, Japan.
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