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Meet Travis Grant’s M2O-winning board from NSP

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DC (Dale Chapman) and Chris Chamberlain walk us through Travis Grant's Molokai 2 Oahu-winning stand up paddle board, the first unlimited production board to win the M2O. DC is the shaper and was also on Travis' support boat for the 5+ hours across the M2O's Channel of...

Danny Ching talks Hippo Sticks

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The paddles have two shaft configurations: One for race and one for surf. Check out the video. Let me know if you have any questions.

Surftech 2016 Preview Bark Commander Light, Bark Contender Light and Bark Vapor

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Mike Pilgrim with Surftech Product Development walks us through some highlights of the Surftech Bark Line for 2016. Specifically, we walk through the Bark Contender Light, Bark Commander Light, and the Bark Vapor. Bark Contender Light Race SUP Specs: Finally a Contender smaller paddlers can call their...

Latest SUP Crowdfunding Venture: Cedar Boat Works Wooden Paddle Kit

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I met the Cedar Boat Works crew out at The Gorge Paddle Challenge in Hood River, OR this past August. They build the cedar boards and paddles by hand out of a small workshop in NW Portland. At the time they were preparing to launch...

Aluminum Fins on Kickstarter: Finautic

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Finautic needs help to make a "faster, stronger and lighter fin made from aircraft grade aluminum. No more chipping and breaking your SUP fin." Check them out on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1946119412/faster-stronger-paddle-board-sup-fin-made-from-alu

How to Prone Paddleboard: Part 1 The Basics

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Jack Bark from Bark Paddleboards and Surftech walks us through prone (traditional) paddleboards Part 1. Shot by Chris Aguilar. Sponsors: Bark Paddleboards, Surftech and Distressed Mullet. Please like and share! Check out Surftech http://www.surftech.com https://www.facebook.com/pages/Surftech-SUP/108453439180132?fref=ts Check out Bark Paddleboards: http://www.joebark.com

Restube: Non-USCG-Approved Floatation Aid a great future option

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One of the really great gear finds at the Surf Expo was Restube. This is a twist on the belt PFD in that it trails behind you on a 5-foot lead—like an inflatable lifeguard rescue can. You inflate it in the same way that you...

CONNEX SUP

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Check these out. CONNEX SUP connects all your accessories: cameras, straps, coolers, GPS, fish finders, iPod's, iPad's, PFD's, or whatever you can imagine. So smart. Loved these at Outdoor Retailers Expo. This is our universal solution with the flexibility to use ever kind of mount. Brilliant...

2015 Infinity Blackfish ST Stand Up Paddle Raceboard

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From the Infinity 2015 Catalogue: Blackfish series of boards is the latest evolution in design by Dave Boehne. Taking the concept of hydrodynamic surf design in an all-new collection of boards that have taken the race paddle scene by storm. The concept was simple as...

Hippo Stick Paddles – The AL Pro

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Hippo Stick Paddles - The AL PRO 100% Carbon Standup Paddle Danny Ching

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

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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...

Looking for a New Life Jacket? Notice the New Coast Guard Labeling

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If you’ve looked at new life jackets recently, you might have noticed some changes. The United States Coast Guard made significant changes in the way life jackets are labeled, with the intent of making it easier for consumers to pick the right jacket for the...

Kialoa Adjustable Pro-T Grip Standup Paddle Handle: Surf Expo Goodies

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Kialoa just came out with a brilliant new handle for your paddles—the 6" Pro-T. You can install them into any round shafted carbon fiber and it only adds 1.5 ounces to the weight. It allows you to adjust your paddle in a 6" range...

Quickblade: Quick Shift Discussion

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In this episode of Lunch with Jimmy - Morgan Hoesterey stops by and gets a lesson in the benefit of the "choke down" paddle stroke and is introduced to the new "Quick Shift" paddle grip coming from Quickblade. Featuring a new instrumental from the...

Why standup paddle blades are at an angle with Kialoa’s Dave Chun

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Dave Chun from Kialoa Paddles discusses why paddles have a bent shaft (or offset blade) and some trends and considerations for establishing that angle. For more information on Kialoa Paddles, go to http://www.Kialoa.com

Lesson 1: Determining the right paddle length

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How to find the right paddle for you. A SUP instruction with Dave Kalama. How to paddle on a stand up paddle board. Check out the Naish 2011 stand-up paddling collection at: naishsurfing.com

NAISH 2015 Standup Paddleboard Collection

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Here's a quick look at the 2015 line from Naish. Learn more at: naishsurfing.com

Positive review of the 2015 Lahui Kai designs

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Kelly Margetts and team took the Lahui Kai 12'6 Team Race to the 2014 Rainbow Sandals Battle of the Paddle in Salt Creek and all place in the top ten. Visit http://www.lahuikai.com for details and availability - boards available now!

Laird SUP Line: Race Board

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Chuck walks us through the new Laird Race board at 2013 Surf Expo

Dryrobe: The Surfer’s Changing Snuggy

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Dryrobe is easily one of the best things I saw at Surf Expo. It reminds me of the sideline jackets we had in high-school football. I have been looking on eBay on occasion for one, but never found one. I was standing in line...

GoPro HERO4: The Adventure of Life in 4K

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All around the world, GoPro users are capturing incredible experiences, from the heart-stopping to the heartfelt. Into the caldron of an active volcano, the neon streets of Japan, a refuge for wild mustangs, scaling an iceberg, the world’s biggest dance party, or a whale...

Joe Bark walks through Surftech Blacktip Kids SUP boards

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Joe Bark talks about the durable, Surftech Blacktip soft-tops that are a ton of fun while preventing injury and damage to boards. For more information, check out Surftech http://www.surftech.com https://www.facebook.com/pages/Surftech-SUP/108453439180132?fref=ts And, check out Bark Paddleboards: http://www.joebark.com

What type of surf fins should you buy? Check out the Futures Ride Number System

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Jeramie Vaine talks about choosing fin sets based on the Futures Ride Number System which takes into account your need for generating speed or speed control based on the type of wave you are going to ride. He walks us through the system at...

Introducing the BARK Commander from Surftech

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After years of innovation BARK Paddleboards in partnership with SURFTECH is proud to bring you the long awaited update to their paddleboard line - the BARK Commander. A stock paddleboard shape that has won most of the major races of the last decade

What’s new with Werner Paddles in 2015

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What to expect in 2015 from Werner Paddles. Check out Werner Paddles at

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