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General Discussion / Re: Train your Balance- special offer for Zoners
« on: February 27, 2020, 12:02:08 PM »
Thank you MLB, I'm stoked to hear you love your Balance Surfer!

General Discussion / Re: Train your Balance- special offer for Zoners
« on: February 12, 2020, 01:32:39 PM »
Just as a reminder, if you are interested in the Balance Surfer, this promo code expires in two days on on Feb. 14th:


Hawaii / Blue Planet is moving! Big Sale and Board Auction
« on: February 09, 2020, 04:35:50 PM »
We are moving!  Our new shop will be only a few minutes away from our current location, closer to Ala Moana center at 1221 Kona Street.

Thanks to our great customers and staff, we had a good 10 year run at our Ward Ave location, but we are excited about moving to our new location.  The new shop is less than a mile away and with ample parking. We will continue operations at our Ward location until the end of February and be opening at our new Kona Street location in early March. We plan on having a soft opening while we get everything set up and will do our best to keep you updated via social media and email. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the shop 808-596-7755.

Itís a quick turnaround and will be a lot of work for us to move in such short order, but we will continue to strive to provide the great customer service we always have and look forward to making our new location your go to surf/sup/foil shop. In conjunction with our move, we are blowing out inventory to help make the move easier: $799 for all Blue Planet board 2019 models and older (board & fins & exclude carbon boards), $499 for our Rock Solid boards, and we will also be running an online auction,  For those living off-island, you can shop or bid from home and have the board shipped to you.

Online Auction Link:

If you are not sure what to get, please come to our clinic next Sunday, Feb. 16th and try our fleet of over 40 demo boards that will also be available to purchase at great prices, for details:

Please note that going forward our shop is closed on Sundays except on Clinic days when we will be open from 10 am to 1 pm after the clinic.
Aloha from the Blue Planet crew!
Blue Planet Surf
540 Ward Ave, moving soon to 1221 Kona St.

Open 10 am to 6 pm, closed on Sundays

Tel: 808 596 7755


Thanks Robert for testing.

If possible I would like to see how the Slingshot Infinity 84 with the larger back wing stacks up against all the other foils you mentioned.

Not sure if you plan to tow behind a wave runner or not but I found that type of testing to be really valuable before I purchased my Infinity 84.

It was the range from a low take off speed to stability at a surprisingly fast speed for that large of foil that sold me.

With a wave runner on flat water you can really accurately measure the lift off speed and a potential top speed where the foil is still in control.

Using the wave runner eliminates the constantly changing wind as a variable in your testing.

If you need a good flat water, no wind place to test on island let me know. We used this spot when teaching my 10 year old son how to foil and there is a wind shadow and flat water almost all the time.
Thanks for the input, I really like the idea of testing behind the ski to find take-off and top speeds. I think you know which spot you are referring to.

Donít call them hand kites.

Kiting is banned on too many beaches.

We do not want to be associated with kiters. Politicians are lazy. It would be too easy for the name to stick, and we get banned everywhere kites are banned.
Ok, got it, I did not realize this was an issue.


My plan is to test all the best foils on the market this year to see how they perform for wing foiling in different conditions.  I heard great things about Levitaz from a kite foiler friend so I contacted them to see if they would send me a demo foil.  They sent me a complete set of their Shaka foils and masts to test out and I'm super excited to give them a try.  The design, fit and finish on these "Made in Austria" foils is superb.  The stainless steel fuselage is super solid and streamlined.   The relatively low aspect wings look like they will be easy and fun to use and work well in the surf.  This is the equipment I got in the demo kit:
Shaka wings: M front wing (1500 cm2), L front wing (2000 cm2), rear wing (300 cm2)
two stainless steel fuselages: 55 cm and 60 cm
Carbon masts with plate mounts in 60, 70, 80 and 96 cm
Angle shims for rear wings (+- .6 degrees)
Angle shims for plate mount to board connection

This is a beautiful foil kit, thank you Levitaz!  I have not tried the foils on the water yet but will get out soon and post some video of the gear in action shortly.
For more information on Levitaz Shaka foils:

I'm also showing some other new gear that will be featured in upcoming videos on the Blue Planet Surf YouTube channel, including the Maui Fin Company Hydros foils, Armstrong foils, Blue Planet Carver foils and more.  I'm also planning to test and post more videos on different hand kite wings, including Duotone wings, Ozone Wasp wings, Ulman Sails wings, F-one swing wings and others.
If you want me to test specific gear, please let me know and I will try to get my hands on it to include it in my 2020 video tests as well.    Wing foiling is such a new sport and the equipment is evolving quickly to meet the unique demands of flying over the water with a sail in your hands.

General Discussion / Re: Train your Balance- special offer for Zoners
« on: January 25, 2020, 01:41:43 PM »

General Discussion / Train your Balance- special offer for Zoners
« on: January 24, 2020, 11:31:51 PM »
I really appreciate the support from Standupzone readers who have made the Balance Surfer possible by backing our Kickstarter Campaign.  Thanks to the support from people like you, we are able to keep following our passions through our mission at Blue Planet:  design great products, provide great service, make instructional videos, get more people one the water having fun, and crank up the stoke level to da max.  If you are not yet a customer but have been getting value from or our free videos and content, here is your chance to support Blue Planet:  get this excellent balance training tool and save with a special offer for Zoners only.

Shipping our Balance Surfer Balance Boards from Hawaii is expensive so are selling it through Amazon fulfillment with free shipping in the US.  If you live in Canada, Europe, Japan, or Australia, please be patient, it will be available in your country through Amazon soon.
 We just finished setting up the listing and finally have enough boards in stock to really promote it, so it's finally all coming together.  I just set up a special promo code for StandUpZone readers which is valid for a limited time, starting tomorrow, 1/25 until Valentines Day, Feb. 14th . 

Enter this promo code when checking out and get 15% off:


Now is the time to train your balance skills to get ready for Spring and Summer!

Foil SUP / Re: Divinycell PVC Foam Block
« on: January 15, 2020, 03:00:48 PM »
Plate mount (tracks) are getting more and more popular and most companies, including GoFoil offer plate mount options. 
I still like the Tuttle mount as its stronger and a little faster to attach and detach.  Not being able to adjust the location is a disadvantage but only an issue if the Tuttle box is not in the right place.

Foil SUP / Re: Divinycell PVC Foam Block
« on: January 13, 2020, 10:28:39 PM »
The Foil Strongbox is actually made of two pieces of CNC cut PVC foam and it's the strongest way to mount a foil.

If you still need this, we sell the plate mounting hardware.  The length of the bolts needed depends on the thickness of your plate mount and I agree with Bill that M8 bolt size is the way to go.

General Discussion / Re: Creek at EXPO - If my van makes it!
« on: January 13, 2020, 09:25:36 AM »
It was great to meet you at the show, Rick.  The Sunova surfboards look great!

Gear Talk / Re: Surf Expo Orlando, January 8-10 2020
« on: January 12, 2020, 04:18:07 PM »
Jim, yes standing indoors without sunlight for 9 hours three days in a row is really draining.  Luckily, I had Fisher Grant to keep me company and I was able to walk the show as well.  It was pretty busy so the days passed pretty quickly as we were talking to people most of the day.  The Balance Surfer was a hit and we did write some orders and had lots of interest, so I would say the show was a success. 

Gear Talk / Re: Surf Expo Orlando, January 8-10 2020
« on: January 12, 2020, 07:39:54 AM »
It was great to catch up with everyone at Surf Expo.  Here is a little video of the show, shot on my iphone:

Here is the manual that includes the bolt sizes needed:

and the assembly instructions:

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