Starboard Brushed Carbon SUP Surf Models

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First Peek: 2015 Annabel Anderson Touring Board from Lahui Kai

This is the newest offering from Lahui Kai for 2015: The 11'6" Annabel Anderson Touring Board enlists all of the elements Annabel loves about her Lahui Kai race board, only at 11'6" with more stability and tons of tie downs courtesy of SUPTHINKTANK's ConnexSUP....

Crossfit Games adds Prone Paddleboarding with help of Brian Szymanski

Are you ready for a pop in the prone world? How about Crossfit Games adding 50 prone boards built by Brian Szymanski. CrossFit was interested in adding a new challenge and have always wanted to do something in the ocean sports realm. Dave Castro, CrossFit's...

Gear: Bark 12’6″ Contender Review

I recently purchased a Bark pro-elite 12'6" Contender from Carolina Paddleboard in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. I had been riding a Bark pro-elite 12'6" Competitor. Before that a Hobie 12'6" elite standup paddleboard.   Surftech BARK Contender Specs I've been paddling as an "Average Jane" for a...

Gear Review: BARK Phantom 14′

I got a new board. Yeah, that's me up there ^^^^ (Also rocking out my Bluesmiths Kanaha shirt! I wear it almost every time I paddle in the spring, fall, and winter.) Did I say I got a new board?  That's me hugging it >>>>> I wanted to fall...

Custom Board Candy: Ian Balding Albatross Standup Paddleboard

Ian Balding Albatross Standup Paddleboard
We're restarting our customs series to help support those craftsmen who are making new and cool boards and paddles. The Ian Balding Albatross Standup Paddleboard The idea to shape the board was to make a downwinder or a board that could be taken out to the...

What’s in Starboard’s Carbon Sandwich?

What's in your Sandwich? Starboard plays off the popular TV show Iron Chef to demonstrate how their Carbon Sandwich construction is uniquely designed and created with more high quality materials compared to other boards on the market. Utilizing the highest grade materials and strategically...

New BIC World Series Race Board: Seeing 2015

A few of us got to test out the BIC World Series 12'6" at the Outdoor Retailers outdoor demo day in Utah a few weeks ago. I loved the design. It immediately stood out on the water. No matter who was paddling it on...

Can Annabel extend her streak at the Carolina Cup?

Lahui Kai Press Release Carolina Cup
Press Release: Lahui Kai looking to new prototypes, continued success at Carolina Cup

Lahui Kai Team Training

The Lahui Kai racing team training session in preparation of Battle of the Paddle 2014. They went on to place 2nd for Team Relay, only off first place by 2 seconds. They also had three placements in the mens' elite top 10!

Hobie Mirage Eclipse creates an entirely new class of SUP (stand up pedal)

Hobie Eclipse
Standing. pedaling. How many more divisions are there? Is it a biathlon? Whatever it is, it's going to be at the Carolina Cup to try. Like a segway? Whatever gets you on the water. Go for it. Riding the Eclipse is as easy as walking....

2014 Naish Mana Series

Mana Series Compact All-around Wave Wide, stable shapes for learning, progressing, cruising and catching waves. Mana 8’5” GT The Mana 8’5’’ GT features a wide outline, wide rounded tail and full nose shape for incredible stability for a board of this length. Designed for small to average sized...

SUP In the City with Fanatic SUP

Oh the places you can go with their new inflatable. Fanatic SUP team riders Klaas Voget, Kai-Nicolas Steimer and Paulina Herpel went for a SUP adventure in Hamburg. "Moin! Moin! Fly Air City Fun" shows how much fun Stand Up Paddling in the city can...

Birth of a Star(Board)

Short Description From Factory to Water

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly: Love Affairs with our First Paddleboards

First Paddleboard
A New Relationship Status The investment we have in paddle boarding is not just financial. From the start, when we choose our first board, it becomes personal and almost “intimate”. SUP gear, especially boards, are expensive. We end up falling in love, in lust or...

Ron House toe-hold

By the end of next week, there'll be at least 5 Ron House race boards here in NC. I have a 14' coming. It should ship today. There's a 12'6" carbon race board on its way and possibly a second 12'6"This is just another...

Gear Review: NSP 9’8″ Elements SUP Surf Board

NSP Element
Looking for a board to up my skills I bought the NSP Elements 9’8” as a vacation board. I’m a very casual surfer. Big waves make me nervous, but I was hoping to change that. The only thing I’ve had for the surf so far...

Naish Mana 8.5 GT-Compact All-around Wave Review

I had the opportunity to try out the Naish Mana 8'5" last weekend at the East Coast SUP Championships in Wrightsville Beach, NC. I actually didn't set out to demo a single board, but when someone asked me to swap boards in the lineup,...

NEW: Yoga Mat Paddleboard from Riviera

Riviera Paddlesurf announces addition of new Yoga Board to the line By Taylor Rambo July 23, 2013 San Clemente, Ca Locally owned Riviera Paddlesurf announced today that it will be unveiling a new Yoga Paddleboard at the Outdoor Retailer Show in Utah on July 31st. . We have...

kalama powersup 2012

Some test runs with new Dave Kalama SUP shapes

Shaping 101: Mark Johnson from Hobie explains surf and SUP board rocker and foil

We caught up with Mark Johnson at Surf Expo and asked some Shaping 101 questions on Rocker and Foil—what they are and why they are important. Mark also answers how these concepts differ from surf to Stand Up Paddleboards. Basic Definitions: Rocker: In its most basic...

2016 Imagine Angler Polyethylene SUP Fishing Board

Any video where they start by cast-netting mullet gets our attention. Something I LOVE about this board and videos: Snap in fins, fish hold, fold up seat. They mention how important it is to wear a life vest and wear a leash because you never know when...

Naish releases specs on 2017 Malolo SUP Foilboard and Malolo Hydrofoil

Naish has just released the specs on the 2017 Malolo SUP Foilboard and Malolo Hydrofoil. It looks like the race continues between Kai and Connor. The official launch date is early Fall 2016, but they hope to have more images and video to share in the next...

Check out the C4 Waterman Opae Inflatable SUP at the USNWC

This video is by Trey Knight at the US National Whitewater Center (USNWC) in Charlotte, NC. It looks like a lot of fun. I can't wait to go back. Waiting on my helmet and PFD. Any day now. The new C4 Waterman Opae is the board for...

Surf Expo 2016 Winter Show SUP vendors and a plan of action

Surf Expo Gear
We're looking forward to the Surf Expo in Orlando. Lisa Schell, Mark Colino are all here on team Mullet getting looks at the latest board and paddle lines and gear, gear, gear. It's like going to Disney for a SUP monkey like myself, except...
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