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 32" x 4.75" BP Soft Top||$799|
|10'6" x 33.5" x 4.5" BP Soft Top||$849|
|11'4" x 34" x 4.5" BP Soft Top||$899|
Available colors are yellow/black and blue/ black as in pictures below:
At Blue Planet we are expecting our first shipment of the 2014 SUP board lineup to arrive at the end of November 2013. Attached is our handout showing the new models and colors.
Update: Dec. 1st:
Our 2014 lineup is now in stock. You can see the boards on our website here:
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?
You can find more info or purchase your new GoPro mount here:
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:
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!