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SUP event with Miss Hawaii contestants

November 16, 2014

We had the opportunity to sponsor the 2015 Miss Hawaii and Miss Teen Hawaii Pageants which will be held on November 23rd, 2014.  As part of the sponsorship, we took the contestants Stand Up Paddling at Ala Moana Beach park, this event is featured in the video below.  The winners of the pageants will also win a new Blue Planet SUP board, we will post about that later.   I realize that some people think of these pageants as sexist and demeaning to women but these ladies impressed me not just by their beauty but also by their good attitude, genuine smiles, self confidence and gratitude.  I must admit that even as a happily married family man I enjoy the...

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SUP board volume and floatation vs. body weight explained

November 16, 2014

We are often asked: "What Stand Up Paddleboard volume is best for me?" The short answer is: "It depends.  For beginners we recommend a volume of about twice your body weight." Here is a longer explanation of our board volume recommendations: First of all, you need to know your body weight in kg.  To convert from pounds to kg divide your weight by 2.2. Using myself as an example:  my weight is 195 lb. divided by 2.2= approx. 88 kg. The metric system makes it easy to calculate lift created by volume as one kg is equals to the weight of one liter of water by definition (note that salt water is slightly denser so the same board will float...

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