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October 18, 2014

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Wanted: International Distributors

Blue Planet Surf is looking for distribution partners to bring the line of 2015 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 and access to the capital needed. Merchandise will be supplied by container from the factory directly to the distributor. We are seeking exclusive distribution partners especially for these markets: US West, Europe, Japan, New Zealand, Brazil, Tahiti, Fiji, Guam.

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

 

SUP Surfing on Downwind Race boards is FUN!

Surfing on raceboards is a lot of fun and a great skill to practice if you want to get faster on downwind runs, it's all about surfing the bumps.  Surfing these big long boards also allows you to catch and surf waves that others can't, which opens up all kinds of uncrowded spots and smaller waves that are barely breaking that you can catch from way outside,surf and ENJOY.

 These two videos are from our weekly SUP training group, in the first one we go over some tips on how to surf waves on longer raceboards (sorry, the sound is not the best as the microphone was picking up the wind noise).  The second video has action on the water with a voiceover going over some of the tips.  We hope you enjoy the footage.  If you like our videos, please subscribe to the blueplanetsurf youtube channel!

 

Part 1: On land coaching:

 

 

Part 2: On the Water- Surfing SUP race boards:

 

 

September 20, 2014

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Introduction to SUP: Tips for beginner Stand Up Paddlers

Between our Blue Planet SUP clinics and private and group lessons, we have helped hundreds of customers to learn how to stand up paddle.  The best way to learn the basics and start having fun on the water with minimum frustration is by taking a lesson with a well qualified instructor that can help you learn proper technique from the start.  If you don't have the opportunity to do that, the next best thing is to read up and watch instructional videos that will help you avoid common mistakes and don't let bad habits become engrained.

One of our most popular videos on the blueplanetsurf youtube channel (please subscribe to our youtube channel to see our latest videos) is titled Introduction to Stand Up Paddling.  

We recently added three more videos to our channel to help beginners get started in this great sport.

The first video is titled: SUP tips: Common beginner mistakes

This video goes over some of the common mistakes we often see when people paddle for the first time, including: getting on the board before it is in deep enough water, trying to stand on the board before kneeling first, going with the wind instead of into the wind, holding the paddle straight to go forward, holding the paddle backwards, hands too close together on shaft, not standing in the middle of the board. 

 

 

The second video is titled: SUP Balance Tips for Beginners

This video gives some pointers to beginners that are struggling to stand up and balance on the board (it's not as easy as it looks!).  Some of the points covered in this video: getting on the right equipment, centering weight over middle of board, getting the board moving before standing up, different ways of getting from kneeling to standing, using the paddle to brace and lowering center of gravity to help balance, balancing on smaller boards, moving around on the board, getting upright and looking forward, not down.

 

The third video is titled: SUP tips for beginners: Stoke Technique Drills

This video shows how to practice your stroke while standing in knee deep water and goes over getting good catch with the blade, getting good reach and ending stroke by the feet, feathering the blade at the release and during the recovery as well as using torso rotation to make your stroke more powerful.

 

 

 

Playlist:  Watch our Introduction to SUP- tips for beginner Stand Up Paddlers playlist to watch all the videos we have put together to help you get started.  

 

For more videos, including more advanced technique tips for intermediate and advanced paddlers, please also check to our playlist titled SUP technique videos (some of the videos are in both playlists).

 

 

Thanks for watching and remember to have FUN!

 

Aloha

How to strap a SUP or surf board to a car that does not have roof racks

One of the most common questions we get from people interested in renting SUP's from us is how to transport the boards to the beach without a roof rack.  The video shows how we strap boards to the roof, everything you need is included in our low rental fees.  You can safely transport up to 3 stacked SUP's on almost any car using this method.  The EVA pads and straps are available on our website at:

http://blueplanetsurf.com/products/eva-foam-blocks

 

September 18, 2014

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SUP Clinic this Sunday, September 21st

Blue Planet is hosting another free clinic for customers interested in purchasing a board this Sunday, September 21st.  Don't miss it!  

For details and dates of upcoming clinics please visit:

http://blueplanetsurf.com/pages/free-demo-clinic

 

June 30, 2014

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Photo contest- Win a Free Inflatable SUP!

Photo contest- Win a Free Inflatable SUP!

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:

http://woobox.com/yqqr3h

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.

Aloha,

Robert Stehlik

 

 

 

June 09, 2014

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How to use your new Blue Planet inflatable SUP board

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:

 

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