Blue Planet News

New Starboards have arrived!

 New shipment of Starboard SUP's has arrived at Blue Planet, aka Hawaii's SUP HQ, we have a great selection of new and demo Starboard Stand Up Paddleboards in stock and are the biggest Starboards dealer on Oahu.

We have sale pricing on all models, great deals on older models, some are up to $200 less than the new models.

For a current list of all the models please check our stock spreadsheet and click on the Starboards tab at the bottom.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/16mKsrbMifP3X4mIcInd4LK0knjG5QsS4IWbPZlnD2uU/edit#gid=0

For more information on Starboards models, please visit:
http://www.star-board-sup.com

or:
http://store.tridentsports.com/us/pc/Starboard-SUP-c2.htm

Check 'em out at Blue Planet now.
We have demo stand up paddle boards available and will credit rental fees up to $250 towards the purchase of any new board in the shop, plus we have a special "try before you buy" offer: we will turn any new board into a demo for a $75 premium (only due if you decide not to purchase it).

Aloha!

Oahu's biggest Starboard dealer

Costa Rica SUP trip

We took a family trip to Costa Rica in July 2015 and scored some amazing uncrowded waves on our SUP's.  

Pura Vista Hills:

My good friend and Blue Planet team rider, Fabrice Beaux, formerly a professional windsurfer moved to Costa Rica a few years ago and now operates two vacation rental villas in a beautiful remote location overlooking the jungle and ocean, surrounded by wildlife.  He showed us some amazing, uncrowded surf breaks that were perfect for stand up paddling.   Check out the video for some video footage of SUP surfing in the area and what Fabrice Beaux is up to these days.

For more information on Fabrice's vacation rental villas, please visit: puravistahills.com

We stayed at the larger Hacienda Isabella, which sleeps up to 10: http://www.vrbo.com/510392

Fabrice also rents Hacienda De Shira, which sleeps up to 4: http://www.vrbo.com/510392

 

Nosara Pura Vida:

We also went to Nosara where Oscar Diaz, a Nosara local and owner of Nosara Pura Vida showed us some of his favorite Stand Up Paddle surfing spots, including an incredible right hand reef break and Playa Guiones, a beautiful beach break in walking distance from his new shop.  We are currently working on a distribution deal to bring Blue Planet boards to Costa Rica and Nosara Pura Vida will be the first dealer to have our boards in stock, check back for more details coming soon:

 

Here are a few shots from the trip:

 

Kickstarter Project Update

Aloha!

We are currently packing all the smaller rewards that we are able to ship now.  These items will go out this week. 

We've also had quite a few people write in and ask if they can still order these inflatables. We've added them to our website and can be pre-ordered until January 31st. These pre-orders through the website WILL NOT INCLUDE FREE SHIPPING. There will be a $70 flat rate shipping. 

You can find those pre-order inflatable SUP's here

Mahalos again to all of our backers. Hope to see you on the water.

Aloha

Blue Planet Inflatable SUP Kickstarter Campaign has launched!

Blue Planet Inflatable SUP Kickstarter Campaign has launched!

 

We are excited to say that our kickstarter campaign for our newly designed Inflatable SUP line has successfully launched. Within just 24 hours we have made 20% of our goal so far! We spent more than 2 years developing our new inflatable SUP designs and after extensively testing them on a variety of conditions we decided to try and bring them to market at a much more affordable price than other High Quality Inflatable SUP's on the market right now. Our real goal is to get more people on the water, for less.

You can view our kickstarter project here:

Blue Planet Kickstarter

 

We would love for you to become a backer and help us make this project a reality, but you can also help without donating by helping us spread the word.

Find us on Facebook and help spread the word.

Blue Planet Facebook

 

Mahalo for any support and hope to see you on the water.

Aloha

Blue Planet Surf seeks SUP Distribution.

Blue Planet Surf is looking for distribution partners to bring the line of 2014 SUP boards and equipment to an international market. We are looking for partners that ideally already have distribution experience in the surf/SUP market and existing distribution infrastructure, including a warehouse. Merchandise will be supplied by container from the factory directly to the distributor. Exclusive distribution agreements are currently available for these markets: US West, Europe, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, Guam.

Serious inquiries only please, for details, please contact Robert Stehlik:
http://blueplanetsurf.com/pages/contact-us

 

SUP ownership made easy with a beach storage rack

 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).

Weekly Product Review: Entry Level and Price Point Paddles

You can find these products by the links below or at our shop at 540 Ward Ave. Honolulu, HI 96814

Black Aluminum Adjustable

White Fiberglass Adjustable

Click for the BBB Business Review of this Surfboards in Honolulu HI