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:
Race Season is Here! To kick it off this summer Wet Feet and Blue Planet Surf have teamed up once again to bring you an event on June 9th, 2013. The details are on the flyer below. You can pre-register here. We hope to see you out on the water!
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
You can find these products by the links below or at our shop at 540 Ward Ave. Honolulu, HI 96814
This board was designed for heavyweight or balance challenged paddlers that want a board that is stable but still handles well, has good glide and can perform in the surf.
We hope you like this video showing the board and features: