Blue Planet 2017 SUP Mentawai Boat Trip
Written by Fabrice Beaux
Blue Planet has been in the surfing industry for 25 years. And since 2007 has specialized in Stand Up Paddle equipment. Robert Stehlik is the founder, designer, and CEO of Blue Planet Surf, and with the help of dedicated international distributors has been able to grow the business to become a recognized Stand Up Paddle brand. Blue Planet SUP boards are now in surf shops around the world, including, as of this year, in Europe (blueplanetsup.eu).
Robert and I were roommates when studying on the Hawaiian Island of Maui in 1990. A few years later, during his last year at university he started Blue Planet as a business class project. He made T shirts, board shorts and hats, and asked me if I wanted to be a team rider. Blue Planet was my first sponsor, and Robert has always been like a big brother to me. Getting invited to the 2017 Mentawai Photo shoot, meant the world to me.