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Mo Freitas and Fiona Wylde are crowned Overall APP World Champions across Surfing & Racing

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 05:30:32 +0000

Mo Freitas caps off a strong year with a 2nd place in Racing, 4th place in Surfing to capture the Overall APP World Title The trajectory of Mo Freitas towards becoming one of the most well rounded athletes in the sport has been astonishing. it all started with his breakthrough win back in 2012 at the [...]



Red Bull Heavy Water Teams Up With Spoondrift & Mapbox to Revolutionize Ocean Sports for Athletes & Fans

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 02:15:31 +0000

Red Bull Heavy Water Teams Up With Spoondrift and Mapbox to Revolutionize Ocean Sports for Athletes and Fans Featuring Real Time Data Analysis and State of the Art Safety Technology, 26+ of the World’s Top Watermen Return to Compete in the San Francisco Bay in October 2017SAN FRANCISCO, CA (September 28, 2017) — Mapbox, the leading [...]



Connor Baxter Wins The Battle of the Bay – Event Recap by Connor Baxter

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 01:30:04 +0000

Connor Wins the “Battle of the Bay”This year’s Battle of the Bay in San Francisco was an epic grind. The day started off beautiful without a cloud in the sky and the conditions were ramping up to be super fun for the afternoon with some wind. It was going to be a full day with [...]



Connor wins the 8th Annual Maui-2-Molokai – Event Recap by Connor Baxter

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 06:30:00 +0000

Connor Wins the 8th Annual Maui-2-Molokai Event Making it 8 Straight And the Longest Winning Streak in SUPRecap by Connor Baxter This years 8th Annual Maui-2-Molokai was another Epic Battle and Channel Crossing.Coming straight from Europe after two months of flatwater racing I was jumping up-and-down like a kid ready to race downwind. I got back to Maui [...]



Board Meeting Episode 22: SUP Hyrdrofoiling – Part 3

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 00:00:38 +0000

Here’s the last part of our SUP Hydrofoiling episode. Robert and I continue our discussion about foiling and in this part we talk a bit about foil installation on SUP boards, suitable board lengths, rider weight, and more. Robert also gives his tips on learning how to SUP foil.We hope you enjoyed our three-part episode [...]



Board Meeting Episode 22: SUP Hyrdrofoiling – Part 2

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:51 +0000

Here is part 2 of our SUP Hydrofoiling episode where Robert and I continue our discussion about the different aspects of this new sport. For this part we talk more about getting started, safety, equipment, the skill level required, and more.SUP foiling or hydrofoiling is definitely an exciting new sport. But there are some things [...]



Connor Wins the 2017 Hossegor Paddle Games – Event Recap by Connor Baxter

Tue, 30 May 2017 04:00:04 +0000

Connor Wins the 2017 Hossegor Paddle Games!!The 2017 Hossegor Paddle Games was a great event in a sick town here in France for my second stop on the Euro Tour.The first day kicked off with a long distance race that started in the ocean but then finished in a flat water river. The hardest part [...]



Board Meeting Episode 22: SUP Hyrdrofoiling – Part 1

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 06:00:15 +0000

Welcome to another episode of Board Meeting. In this episode, Robert and I will discuss hydrofoiling on a stand up paddle board.Hydrofoiling is fairly new for SUP paddlers and we will talk about the different aspects of this new sport. A lot of the top guys like Kai Lenny, Connor Baxter, and Zane Schweitzer make [...]



Kai Lenny & Izzi Gomez take victory in epic fashion at the 2017 Sunset Beach Pro, Stop #1 of the APP World Tour

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 21:30:59 +0000

Sunset Beach provides an epic Finals Day for Stop 1 of the APP World Tour as Kai Lenny and Izzi Gomez are crowned Champions Sunset Beach delivers great conditions for a spectacular finals day that saw dramatic action from start to finish and Champions crowned at Stop #1 of the 2017 APP World Tour.All photos credit: [...]



The APP World Tour prepares for an epic Finals day at Stop #1, the 2017 Sunset Beach Pro

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:15:22 +0000

The Australians are making their presences felt as we prepare for a dramatic finals day in conjunction with a new long period swell With just the quarters thru final remaining for the Men’s division and just the Final left for the women here at the 2017 Sunset Beach Pro, tension is mounting as we build up [...]



Top seeds turn up the pressure in Round 3 of the Men, FInalists are decided for the Women and Na Kama Kai Champion is crowned

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 01:43:38 +0000

An epic day of action at the Sunset Beach Pro sees the top seeds rise to the challenge, Finalists decided and a Champion crowned Blue skies, clean conditions and high performance surfing was the order of the day today on Day 3 of the 2017 Sunset Beach Pro, as we completed the repechages for both Men [...]



How to SUP Foil

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 01:00:01 +0000

Foiling is an amazing sensation and a great way to enjoy the ocean. We recently got our GoFoils and have been going out almost every day trying to learn this amazing sport. Flying over the surface with minimal drag is an addictive feeling and we can’t get enough. In this video Sam Pa’e and Robert [...]



Waterman League Group rebrands the World Championship Platform and confirms 2017 Schedule

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:45:37 +0000

The Waterman League Group announces the Official rebranding of Stand Up World Tour and Series into the unified APP World Tour North Shore Oahu, Hawaii, January 19th, 2017– The newly-formed Association of Paddlesurf Professionals (APP), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Waterman League Group, announces a rebranding of the Stand Up World Series (Racing) and [...]



THE WATERMAN LEAGUE GROUP SECURES SERIES A CAPITAL IN SUPPORT OF THE COMPANY’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WATER EVENTS

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 03:45:29 +0000

Efforts Led by Asia-Based AID Partners, LLC. North Shore Oahu, Hawaii – (January 10th, 2017) – The Waterman League Group, known for its professional paddlesurfing racing and surfing league, today is pleased to announce it has closed a Series A round of financing. The efforts were led by private equity firm AID Partners (AID), LLC and [...]



SUP Downwind Tip – Connecting Bumps by Using the Onramp to the Freeway

Mon, 02 Jan 2017 09:00:25 +0000

This video covers how to catch the smaller, slower moving bumps to connect into the bigger, faster moving swells. Guy Pere, a great paddler from Oahu, used this great analogy: use an “onramp” to pick up the speed you need to merge onto the “freeway”. Then, as you come off the faster moving swell, look [...]



SUP Surfing Freighter Waves in Seattle

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:01 +0000

I visited Seattle recently and got the chance to SUP surf “freighter waves” which are waves generated by big ships passing by.(click thumbnail to launch video) Thanks to Rob Casey, the founder of Salmon Bay Paddle, for hooking me up. You can check out Salmon Bay Paddle at http://www.salmonbaypaddle.com/ for more info.



Interview with Rob Casey from Salmon Bay Paddle in Seattle

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 00:00:41 +0000

I visited Seattle recently and got the chance to talk to Rob Casey who is the founder of Salmon Bay Paddle.The conditions in Seattle are mostly flat water. Fortunately, they have this thing called “freighter waves” which are waves generated by big ships passing by. According to Rob, waves vary from knee to chest high [...]



Stand Up Paddle surfing boat trip in the Mentawai Islands

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 07:30:33 +0000

Jared Reed, the Australian Blue Planet distributor went on a boat trip with some of his buddies to try out the new lineup of 2017 Blue Planet Stand Up Paddleboards.  They went on the Pelagic Surf Charters boat and toured the Mentawai Island chain in Indonesia for 10 days.  Watch the video to see some [...]



Connor wins the Red Bull Heavy Water Event and Clinches the World Title for 2016 – Recap by Connor Baxter

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 05:30:45 +0000

Connor wins the Red Bull Heavy Water Event and Clinches the World Title for 2016The 2016 Red Bull Heavy Water race was by far the hardest and gnarliest race I have competed in.The whole mission started after the World Series event on Maui. This 2-day event was on Saturday and Sunday. And right after the Sprint [...]



SUP Surfing in Fiji, October 2016

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 04:00:35 +0000

Our family took a one week vacation to Fiji during fall break and we had a great time.   We got shown around by our friends and Blue Planet distributors in Fiji, Scott and Egi Dodd who took us on their boat to SUP surf around the islands of Namotu and Tavarua in some incredibly [...]



OC2 Canoe Surfing with Kyndra and Kekoa

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:19 +0000

My daughter Kyndra joins me and my friend Kekoa on a canoe surfing session. We caught a bunch of great waves and the conditions were perfect Hawaii weather for canoe surfing.(click thumbnail to launch video)



Onewheel Review and Test Ride in Hawaii

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:00:02 +0000

Robert from Blue Planet Surf got a Onewheel and we tried it out in the parking lot. It’s not as easy as it looks in the marketing videos. Robert gives us a quick breakdown and we review it together.(click thumbnail to launch video) About Onewheel: Onewheel :: the Revolutionary Electric Boardsport goes from the lab to the [...]



OC2 Canoe Surfing with Koko and Kekoa

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 00:00:04 +0000

My son Koko joins me and my friend Kekoa on a canoe surfing session. We caught a bunch of great waves and the conditions were perfect Hawaii weather for canoe surfing.(click thumbnail to launch video)



Interview with Travis Grant at the 2016 Cline Mann Memorial Paddleboard Race

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 00:00:39 +0000

I caught up with Travis Grant at the 2016 Cline Mann Memorial Paddleboard Race. Travis shares his thoughts on the race, his preparation and training, as well as his new “Tahitian-Style” paddle stroke technique.(click thumbnail to launch video)



John Puakea Paddle Stroke Analysis and Coaching – Part 2

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 00:00:21 +0000

This is the continuation of our paddle technique coaching session with elite paddler and coach, John Puakea. In this video, Robert (from Blue Planet Surf Hawaii) and Darin (my brother) try out John’s paddling tips in the water. We are also joined by Blue Planet team rider Jenn Lee and John gave her some tips [...]



The 2016 Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge – Recap by Connor Baxter

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 07:30:49 +0000

Connor Sweeps The 2016 Columbia Gorge Paddle ChallengeThe 2016 Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge was a huge event with heavy competition. It was the largest contingent of elite competitors getting together at one event for this entire year – in both the men’s and women’s fleet.Over the weekend the conditions could not have been more perfect. [...]



John Puakea Paddle Stroke Analysis and Coaching – Part 1

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 00:00:05 +0000

We recently met up with elite paddler and coach, John Puakea for some paddle technique coaching. In this session, John watched and analyzed Robert’s (from Blue Planet Surf Hawaii) and Darin’s (my brother) paddle stroke and coached them on how to improve their technique. John gives a lot of paddling tips in this video so [...]



The 2016 Quiksilver Survivor Race – Recap by Connor Baxter

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 06:15:15 +0000

The 2016 Quiksilver JM Survivor RaceThe 2016 Quiksilver Survivor Race was a huge success – with very tough competition. It was a one day event and had the survivor format – which is the hardest race format for short sprints. The first heat started with 44 men and the bottom 10 were eliminated. This was [...]



Ryland Hart Paddling the Puakea Kahekai OC1 Canoe in Hawaii

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 00:00:19 +0000

Canoe paddler Ryland Hart shares with us his thoughts on the Kahekai OC1 Canoe by Puakea Designs.(click thumbnail to launch video) You can check out the Kahekai OC1 Canoe at: PuakeaDesigns.com.



Travis Grant’s New Paddle Stroke Technique

Tue, 09 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0000

Champion SUP and canoe paddler Travis Grant shares with us his new paddle stroke technique which he learned from paddling guru John Puakea.(click thumbnail to launch video)



The 2016 Molokai-2-Oahu – Recap by Connor Baxter

Wed, 03 Aug 2016 10:06:52 +0000

Molokai-2-Oahu ChampionshipsThe 2016 Molokai2Oahu Championships was a big turn out with some tough competition. This is one of the biggest events in Hawaii for stand up paddling.This event takes place the same time every year – end of July. This year was the 20th anniversary for the event. And my 8th time doing it. The [...]



OC1 Canoe Paddling Technique 101 on Kahekai OC1 Canoe with Bill Pratt

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 00:00:12 +0000

Here are some more paddling tips, this time from canoe paddler Bill Pratt. Bill also shares his thoughts on the new Kahekai OC1 Canoe by Puakea Designs.(click thumbnail to launch video) You can check out the Kahekai OC1 Canoe at: PuakeaDesigns.com.



Interview with Robert Stehlik and Jimmy Fitt at the 2016 Blue Planet/Wet Feet WPA Race

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 00:00:14 +0000

I caught up with Robert Stehlik and Jimmy Fitt at the 2016 Blue Planet/Wet Feet WPA Race. They shared their thoughts about the race, gears they used, as well as some tips for those looking to participate in the same SUP/paddleboard race.(click thumbnail to launch video)



Connor wins his 7th Straight Victory at the Maui-2-Molokai Crossing – Recap by Connor Baxter

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 03:04:11 +0000

Connor wins his 7th Straight Victory at the Maui-2-Molokai 28-Mile CrossingConnor’s victory extends the longest winning streak in the men’s sport. Not only has Connor never lost this race, but nobody else has ever won it. Connor took out the inaugural event as a scrawny teenager at 15 years old back in 2010, and he has [...]



Hawaii Kai Downwinder on Tempest OC2 Canoe

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 00:00:55 +0000

My brother Darin and I recently went on a Hawaii Kai downwind run in Oahu to test out my new Ozone Tempest OC2 two-man canoe in open ocean conditions. The Tempest OC2 is fast and it glides really well. We caught some really nice bumps, I think some of the longest bumps we’ve ever caught.(click [...]



2016 Blue Planet/Wet Feet World Paddleboard Association (WPA) Race

Tue, 12 Jul 2016 00:00:43 +0000

Here’s a video that I took from the finish line of the 2016 Blue Planet/Wet Feet World Paddleboard Association (WPA) Race. I was dilly-dallying on my camera when the first place guys came in so I wasn’t able to film them. But I was able to interview the SUP division race winner Jimmy Fitt and [...]



Puakea Canoe Paddles

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 00:00:11 +0000

Canoe designer and championship coach, John Puakea shows us the new one-man (OC1) and six-man (OC6) canoe paddles from Puakea Designs.(click thumbnail to launch video) You can check them out at PuakeaDesigns.com. About John Puakea (from http://www.puakeadesigns.com/johnny-puakea-info/): John Puakea is the founder of Puakea Designs, an innovative paddlesport design company that delivers products and services to elite-level as [...]



The 2016 SUP World Cup – Recap by Connor Baxter

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 14:25:53 +0000

Connor Baxter secures Victory at Stop 2 of the 2016 World SeriesThe 2016 SUP World Cup in Scharbeutz Germany was a huge event. There was a huge crowd on the beach and a stacked field of competitors. After five weekends of racing in Europe, it was finally coming to an end. This was my Sixth [...]



Blue Planet Kai Zen Paddle with 98″ Blade Review

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 00:00:26 +0000

I recently had the chance to try out the Kai Zen Paddle with the 98″ wide blade on a SUP surfing session. The Kai Zen has a super solid catch and it really grips the water, which means you get a lot more paddle power.I’m not used to the amount of grip the Kai Zen [...]



John Puakea Teaches the Tahitian Paddle Technique with Video Analysis

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 00:00:12 +0000

Canoe designer and championship coach, John Puakea teaches us the Tahitian paddling technique that Shell Va’a is using to dominate the canoe races. In this video, John breaks down the Tahitian paddling stroke taught to him by Gerard Teva by using videos of champion paddlers from California and Tahiti.(click thumbnail to launch video) About John Puakea [...]