We just kicked off our 2013 model clearance sale to make room for our new 2014 models. While supplies last: Buy any new Blue Planet 2013 model board and we will throw in a free board bag, a free paddle and a free leash, and a free instructional DVD. Get the whole package starting at just $899. Come in soon for the best selection.
Details on the Closeout offer:
Our new 2014 Blue Planet Soft Top SUP's are available now at our Honolulu Store and at select Blue Planet dealers.
This video was shot at the Blue Planet factory in November 2013 showing the construction process of the 2014 Blue Planet Softtop boards. The softtop boards are designed to be easy to use, lightweight and durable. The PC bottom sheet make the bottom very scratch and ding resistant, much like the bottom sheet on a snowboard. The deck and rails are wrapped with high density EVA foam which makes it safe and resilient. The bamboo veneer sandwich construction makes these boards strong yet light, the 10'6 weighs in at only 24 lbs. The boards come with tie down deck plugs, gopro mount on nose, self venting gore vent plug, and the new SUP Grip handle which makes lifting, carrying and locking the board easier than ever. The first part of the construction process is very similar to our veneer boards, check out the veneer board construction video on the construction page to see how the inside of the board is made:
Our first shipment of these soft tops has arrived! The models and pricing are as follows:
|2014 Soft Tops: Complete package: Price includes adjustable paddle, leash, fins|
|9'6" x 34" x 4.5" BP Soft Top||$799|
|10'6" x 33.5" x 4.5" BP Soft Top||$849|
|11'4" x 35" x 4.5" BP Soft Top||$899|
Available colors are yellow/black and blue/ black as in pictures below:
You can now virtually visit our shop on Google, move around the shop, and get a 360 degree view as you move around. Make sure to check out the vintage surfboard collection on the roof of the garage.
Or just use the window below. To move around, click on the floor where you want to go next. Can you find the vintage surfboards hanging from the garage ceiling?
This year's Wet Feet/ Blue Planet WPA race was held on the south shore from Hawaii Kai to Kaimana. It was the first downwind paddleboard race of the season and we are looking forward to many good races this summer. Thanks to all the participants and we hope to see you for the Wet Feet/ Blue Planet WPA Regional Championships, scheduled for September 15th.
Here is a short race recap by Jeff Chang:
Conditions were good and times were fast. The heavy hitters were out today and the battle for first was tight and it came down to the wire with Scott Gamble getting the edge on Kaeo Abbey at the last mark before the finish by getting the most out of a small wave. The winning time was 1:09 beach to beach! On the women's side favorite Morgan Hoesterey led the whole way and bested the field on a 14. Thanks to all those who came out to support and participate today and especially to the volunteers.
For race results, please visit:
Visit this facebook album for pictures of the race taken by Mr. Sunshine of Planet Sun:
Here is a video of the race:
If you live in Honolulu and would love to own a Stand Up Paddle board but don't have a place to store it or a way to transport it (or don't want to deal with it), we have a simple solution for you. We are partnering with the Nalu Storage board lockers in Waikiki that allows you to own and store your board steps from the beach without hassles. If you rent a storage space from Nalu Storage and buy a SUP or surfboard from our shop, we will deliver it and put it on the rack for you at no extra charge, plus Nalu Storage will give you two months free storage if you mention that you bought your board from Blue Planet! For hassle free SUP ownership, follow these simple steps:
1) Go to http://nalustorage.com and reserve a locker, you can do this online. Make a note of the locker number.
2) Come to our shop and purchase a new SUP or surfboard, check this website for available models or pricing or come into the shop and we will help you find the best board for your needs and get it all set up for you. If you are not sure what to get, we offer a try before you buy demo program and free SUP clinics/ demos.
3) Provide us with the storage locker number and two padlocks (or order a combination padlock from Nalu Storage) and we will deliver the board and set it up on the storage rack for you at no extra charge, it will be waiting for you whenever you want to use it. Validated parking is available at the Royal Hawaiian Center, see Nalu Storage website for details.
4) That's it, time to enjoy the ocean.
Rental customers: If you are in Hawaii on vacation and your hotel does not provide board storage or is too far from the water, Nalu Storage also offers short term locker rentals which can be used to store our rental boards. We can provide the same delivery and pickup service for rental boards but charge a fee of $20 each way (flat fee regardless of number of boards rented).
As Memorial day was yesterday I felt the need to pass on this incredible story. Will Schmidt had returned from five years of military service to a world of depression. He had dealt with depression earlier in life but after his tour in Kosovo, he had less and less to look forward to. At the brink of suicide he somehow found salvation in an afternoon paddle at Dana Point, Ca. He now helps other veterns as part of the wounded warrior project.
You can read the full article here
And check out how you can help at Wounded Warriors Project
This is not a new product but we've sold quite a few of these this last week and have fielded quite a few questions about it. Everyone is gearing up for summer races and our High Performance Paddle Edge Tape is a great way to be slimmer in the water on the big day. So I figured I'd post a refresher video so everyone gets a proper application.
You can purchase our High Performance Paddle Edge Tape here