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Blue Planet Surf Shop 2.0 Renovation

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I got a chance to visit the Blue Planet surf shop on Ward Avenue in Honolulu Hawaii yesterday after their renovation. I was really impressed. Now that they have the big parking lot, the retail floor space was doubled and there’s a lot more inventory in there now. Continue reading ‘Blue Planet Surf Shop 2.0 Renovation’

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Board Meeting Episode 16: SUP Stand Up Paddle Surfing Basics Part 1 – Etiquette

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Welcome to another episode of Board Meeting. In this and the next two episodes, Robert and I will talk about the basics of SUP surfing or stand up paddle surfing.
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SUP Surfing in Waikiki with the Menehune Hat Clip/Menehune Mount

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I get a chance to test out the Menehune Hat Clip in a myriad of uses while SUP stand up paddle surfing in Waikiki. The waves were knee to waist high and the weather was spectacular as you will see.
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Board Meeting Episode 15: Tow-In Surfing

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Welcome to another episode of Board Meeting. In this episode, Robert and I will talk about tow-in surfing.
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Hyperice Shoulder Ice System for Stand Up Paddlers

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The best treatment I’ve come across when dealing with shoulder injuries is RICE. Rest – Ice – Compression – Elevation. Although I own a Game Ready system, I use Hyperice when on the go because it’s portable and simple to use. Shoulder Icing is one of the best ways to stay in action. Our shoulders can’t heal until the inflammation is gone and one of the most effective ways to battle inflammation is ice.
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Board Meeting Episode 14: Menehune Hat Clip/Menehune Mount

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Welcome to another episode of Board Meeting. In this episode, Robert and I will talk about the Menehune Hat Clip/Menehune Mount.
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Fuji XP80 Waterproof Camera Review and Test Footage in Surf and Sunset

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I saw Todd Bradley from C4 Waterman and he showed me the waterproof camera that he was using. It wasn’t a GoPro. It was a point and shoot Fuji XP80. Todd said that Dale Hope and some others turned him onto it and he liked it.
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Surfing Diamond Head Oahu Hawaii In The Winter

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We got an out of season hurricane that sent some waves to Oahu’s south shore. We’re used to the north shore pumping out huge waves in the winter but the south is normally small. Add in the light winds and we had glassy conditions. The surf was consistent and even with a large crowd there were waves for everyone.
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Board Meeting Episode 13: Paddling Drills

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Welcome to another episode of Board Meeting. In this episode, Robert and I will talk about some tips and drills that you can practice in flat water to help you get ready for riding bumps or catching waves on a SUP stand up paddle board.
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Comparing Kai Zen 98″ and 88″ Blade Paddles

Review written by: Darin Leong

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The Blue Planet Kai Zen paddle comes in two blade sizes, 88″ and 98″. I was lucky enough to try both sizes out.
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SUP Tips: Catching Waves and Bumps- Flatwater drills to help you get ready for open ocean stand up paddle boarding

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If you are new to downwind stand up paddle boarding, and want to get ready to do some open ocean downwinders, these are some tips and drills you can practice in flat water to help you get ready for riding bumps on a SUP. Check the bottom of this page for information on coached downwinders.

This post is focused on downwinders and catching/ gliding on bumps, but this drill is also helpful for catching breaking waves if you want to learn to stand up paddle surf.
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Kainoa McGee Ohana Surf Project Mobile Command Center

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I got a first hand tour of the mobile command center for Kainoa McGee’s Ohana Surf Project. Sean Anderson shows us both the Mercedes Sprinter van and the school bus looking board van. I have to say that I was impressed. This was the first time I’ve seen a Mercedes Sprinter used for a surf school. Definitely first class.
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Blue Planet 8-8 All Good Stand Up Paddle SUP Board Test

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I wanted to try out the Blue Planet All Good 8′8″x32″x4″ board since I’m really used to riding the Starboard 8′10″ Wide Point. I really love this size. It’s short enough to surf well and still has decent paddle power. Both boards fit easily in my van. The Blue Planet All Good has almost 20 liters less volume than the Starboard and that makes a difference for riders over 215 lbs. Anyone under 190 lbs can ride almost anything but heavier riders have less options and need to be more skilled to ride a board under 9′.
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Board Meeting Episode 12: Youtube

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Welcome to another episode of Board Meeting. In this episode, Robert and I will talk about using Youtube to promote your products, store, services, or brand and earn money at the same time.
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SUP Tips: Quick Acceleration Strokes- Starting in First Gear

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When I first started Stand Up Paddling, I was struggling to catch waves. I was pulling on the paddle as hard as I could and figured the harder I pulled on the paddle, the faster the board would go. I also kept breaking paddles. A big breakthrough for me came when Brian Keaulana gave me this tip after watching me try to catch a wave: You are starting in first gear, you need to start in first gear. He told me first gear with the paddle is short quick strokes way up in front, just tapping the water. Continue reading ‘SUP Tips: Quick Acceleration Strokes- Starting in First Gear’

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