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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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Board Meeting Episode 11: Sponsorship

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Welcome to another episode of Board Meeting. Are you a SUP surfer/racer on an athlete in general looking for sponsors? Or perhaps a parent looking to get sponsorship for your child? Then this episode is for you!
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Board Meeting Episode 10: Kai Zen High Performance Stand Up Paddle

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Welcome to another episode of Board Meeting. In this episode, Robert and I will talk about Blue Planet Surf’s “Kai Zen” High Performance Carbon Stand Up Paddle. After a succesful Kickstarter campaign, the Kai Zen paddle is now in production and is expected to arrive in February 2016.
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A Morning SUP Surfing Session in Waikiki

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Here’s a video from a recent morning SUP surfing session I had in Waikiki. The waves weren’t that big but it was still fun.
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The Menehunes Go Surfing in Waikiki

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Join the Menehunes as they take surfing lessons and have a fun day surfing in Waikiki.
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OC1 Canoe Hawaii Kai Downwind 101 – Part 3

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Here’s part 3 of my OC1 canoe Hawaii Kai downwind 101. In this video, I talk some more about bumps and paddling then catch up with my friend. Towards the end of the video, I share my strategy on how to avoid big waves when coming in to the beach.
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Please Help Our Kids!

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Our kids recently won first place in the Honolulu Startup Weekend and are now in the Global Startup Battle. I’m asking you to please help them get to the next level. It’s kinda like American Idol during this period. They need to get online votes. You can vote once per day in each of the three tracks until Dec 4 when it closes. The links are below. Please click on them and vote!

Link 1: Championship Track

Link 2: Great in the Making Track

Link 3: The Innovators Track

Here are articles about the competition.
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OC1 Canoe Hawaii Kai Downwind 101 – Part 2

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Here’s part 2 of my OC1 canoe Hawaii Kai downwind 101. In this video, I talk about catching bumps, connecting bumps, and a bit about paddling technique.
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Menehune Hat Clip Startup Weekend Global Startup Battle Video

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HELP! Please vote for us here https://goo.gl/pikXZl.

The menehunes won 1st place in the Startup Weekend Global Startup Battle competition in Honolulu on November 15. They were the youngest team to win in Hawaii and possibly the youngest team to win out of over 105,000 attendees over the past 6 years.
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OC1 Canoe Hawaii Kai Downwind 101 – Part 1

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Here’s part 1 of a three part video of a recent downwind run that I went on with my friend. We both rode on Pueo OC1 canoes.

In this series of videos, I’ll share the techniques that I’ve learned from experts like Doug Lock, Todd Bradley, and Robert Stehlik. Mind you that I’m still a novice but hopefully you guys will learn something from these videos that will help you when you go on a Hawaii Kai downwinder.
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SUP Surfing at Bomburas with Robert Stehlik

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Here’s a quick video of Robert Stehlik, owner of Blue Planet Surf Hawaii, SUP surfing at Bomburas.
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SUP Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga at Ala Moana – Part 2

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SUP boards are not just for racing or surfing, they can be used for yoga too! SUP or stand up paddleboard yoga is essentially yoga on a stand up paddleboard in the water. Since the SUP board is large enough to act as a mat (and sturdy enough to support someone standing on it) it was only a matter of time before yogis started to discover the ways it challenged their practice.
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Please Support Blue Planet Surf’s Kickstarter Campaign

Please support Blue Planet Surf’s Kickstarter campaign for their Kai Zen high performance stand up paddle. Click here or the banner below to visit their Kickstarter page.

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SUP Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga at Ala Moana – Part 1

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SUP boards are not just for racing or surfing, they can be used for yoga too! SUP or stand up paddleboard yoga is essentially yoga on a stand up paddleboard in the water. Since the SUP board is large enough to act as a mat (and sturdy enough to support someone standing on it) it was only a matter of time before yogis started to discover the ways it challenged their practice.
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Board Meeting Episode 9: Gore-Tex Vent Plugs

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Welcome to another episode of Board Meeting. In this episode, Robert and I will talk about Gore-Tex vent plugs for SUP stand up paddle boards. Vent plugs are installed on SUP boards as a way to help prevent the separation of the fiberglass or epoxy layer from the foam core, also known as delamination.
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