We have been getting great feedback from the owners of our new inflatables!
We love seeing how you are enjoying the water on your boards and have kicked off a photo contest to encourage you to share your best snapshots.
The Blue Planet Inflatable SUP Photo contest is now live on the Blue Planet Facebook page in the form of a contest app. You can submit your photos and vote here:
Choose the Enter tab to submit a photo, and the Vote tab to vote for your favorite photos. One vote per photo per facebook user per day. Once you post a photo, please share the link with your friends so they can vote for your picture. You have to "like" the Blue Planet Facebook page to be eligible to enter and vote.
The rules are simple: The photo has to show a Blue Planet Inflatable SUP somewhere in the picture. The photo that has the most votes when the contest ends on August 31, 2014 wins a brand new Blue Planet Inflatable board kit of your choice (includes fin, bag, pump, repair kit and paddle).
Below are a few pics we have seen and we are looking forward to many more from all over the world.
Congratulations on your new board! Please watch this video before using your board for the first time:
Please note: To avoid damage to your board, do not leave it fully inflated in the hot sun for a long time as the pressure will increase with the temperature. To store the board in the sun, release some pressure to avoid damage.
If you got one of the Bravo 12V electric pumps with the board, watch this video with basic instructions as well:
We have been receiving calls from customers looking to rent a board for the Molokai to Oahu race in July 2014. The performance downwind boards we have available for rent have been booked for the Molokai race months ago, so unfortunately we have no carbon downwind rental boards left to offer for the race.
For those that still need a board for the race, we can offer the following: purchase a new race board from us, after the race you can either keep the board, sell it yourself, or we will offer to buy it back for 30% off the new price (if there is no major damage to the board). This offer is only for new boards purchased from our shop less than one month before the race and sold back within a week after the race.
We have great deals available on 2013 SIC boards:
14' Bullet, full carbon: $2199
17'4 Bullet, full carbon with steering system: $3099
We also have the 2014 models available.
If you are interested, please order the board at least one month before the race.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RACE REGISTRATION ONLINE NOW:
WORLD PADDLE ASSOCIATION 4th ANNUAL HAWAII REGION NATIONAL RACE
Stand Up and Prone Paddlers and Friends Welcomed to Sunset Beach, Oahu
June 7, 2014
(APRIL 16, 2014 – HONOLULU, Hawaii) — Race registration is now open for the Wet Feet/Blue Planet Surf World Paddle Association Hawaii Region National Race presented by Naked Turtle Rum. The event will be held at Sunset Beach, Oahu, June 7, 2014. Entry can be done online or at Blue Planet Surf shops. For online entry, click here: http://paddleguru.com/races/HawaiiWPANationalRace
Elite watermen, waterwomen and paddling enthusiasts of all ages will have the opportunity to paddle the 8 mile miracle stretch of coastline downwind from Sunset Beach to Haleiwa Beach.
Paddlers will compete in age groups for trophies and prizes. The prone race will start at 12:00PM and the SUP race will start at 12:15PM.
Registration is available online until June 5TH. Entrants will receive a commemorative cool-dri paddle shirt, lunch and a chance for raffle prizes.
The World Paddle Association holds national races in 13 regions throughout the United States. Entry in the Hawaii region national race will provide racers with ranking points so they can compare themselves to other racers who use the same board size and are the same age. Placing in the Hawaii Region national race can also be used to qualify for the WPA World Championship race. More information can be found at http://worldpaddleassociation.com
About Wet Feet and Blue Planet Surf
Wet Feet and Blue Planet Surf shops share a passion for SUP training and racing. Often assisting each other with instructional clinics the two shops have joined forces to put on this prestigious race. Both shops offer full service sales, rentals and lessons for SUP. More information can be found at http://www.wetfeethawaii.com and http://blueplanetsurf.com
Event Details Contact:
Jeff Chang | 808.255.6255 cell | firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is a short video of a session with these two 2014 Blue Planet models (click for details):
If you have a new SUP or surf board and are not sure how to properly install and set up the fins, watch this video for tips on how to properly install them, different set up options, and how to set up the fins for different conditions.
If you have fins that don't fit well, also check this post: "If the fin don't fit"