4575 U.S. 1
United StatesMark Castlow and Jimbo Meador grew up on the water, Jimbo in Alabama and Mark on Florida’s east coast. Both are avid sportsmen too, merrily making their separate livings in boating, fishing, and water sports. No surprise, then, that some years ago they were idly tossing about ideas on how they could combine their favorite sports by designing a “board” stable enough to allow fishing. It was a fire that wouldn’t go out and, as the years moved forward so, too, did all the ideas. How-to became what-if which led to mock-ups, revising, testing and refining. Talented friends joined in too…Jimmy Buffett and Charlie McLean…adding skills, experience and the patience needed to repeatedly test the products. At Dragonfly Boatworks we can proudly say we’ve made it easy for you…these boards bear our approval.
125 Charles Street
Canada“Live The Tiki Life”… We have a fun little story to share concerning our path…Our Tiki symbol is stemming from the ancient fun loving godking of water and waves, the legendary Inca sun god Tiki Vichara, who in Thor Heyerdahl’s Kon Tiki memoires is said to have traveled from Peru to Polynesia.The exciting part is that the art of Surfing arguably came from Peru and was further practiced by the South Americans that came to inhabit Tahiti and later the Hawaiian islands. Norwegian Thor Heyerdahl successfully drifted 4600 miles on a balsa raft from Peru to Tahiti in 1947 to prove his theory, yet still most anthropologists are skeptic to his findings. Have a look at art from Peru compared with Tahitian art while checking on the map of current and lastly try one of the ancient Peruvian balsa surf boards.Our original Tiki drawing is from New Caledonia and we have worked with Thai and Tahitian artists to evolve him over the last 20 years. The Starboard name is the innovate quality assuring part of our brand’s culture.The word starboard comes from the Old Norse words stýri meaning “rudder” and borð meaning etymologically “board”, then the “side of a ship”. In sailing terms crafts give way to other crafts on Starboard tack. There are some Norwegian international roots in this story knowing that the tiny town Arendal where Svein Rasmussen was born, once was the second largest ship building area in the world. That Svein’s Norwegian street address is kittelsbukt 32 and that the Worlds largest marine Protection & Indemnity insurer Gard is Kittelsbukt 31 is another assuring coincidence. We enjoy creating. The art and color contrasts are reflections of us, the people associated with Starboard. We discuss between ourselves, our riders and distribution partners when evolving next years looks.We see that people in different parts of the world enjoy different colors choices and that there is an ongoing evolution which is slightly re-adjusted each year. More than anything the world is ready for more bright and fun colors and we had a lot of fun working on the 014 looks to create a distinguished line up reflecting that paddle boarding is on the cutting edge as fashion and music.
331 H Street
United StatesBased in Salida, Colorado, Badfish SUP is a partnership between shaper and designer Zack Hughes and whitewater park designer Mike Harvey. We make SUP boards for whitewater rivers, flatwater and the ocean, with a mountain flavor. Our boards are designed to be stable for beginners and RIP-able for experts. Boardworks Surf manufactures and distributes Badfish SUP boards.
25570 Rye Canyon Road
United StatesPau Hana Surf Supply is a minority-owned business founded in 2006 in Santa Clarita, CA, by Asian Pacific Islander Todd Caranto (Filipino American).Pau Hana, [pronounced: pow HAH-nah], is a Hawaiian phrase that means “Work is over.” “Pau Hana Time” encapsulates the spirit of play and good times with friends and family.To that end, Pau Hana Surf Supply is a design and manufacturing company that builds equipment for that purpose. Athlete and board designer Todd Caranto, researches, designs, builds, rides, and tests all of its stand up paddle boards, adhering to a rigorous iterative development strategy. Because after the work is done, Pau Hana time is all about the ride.
1320 Hampton Ave
United StatesInvert is comprised of individuals driven by their relentless passion for the Boardsports Industry. This passion defines their vision, to provide exceptional stand up paddleboards and accessories with unique and inspired designs that deliver the Invert Experience to their loyal customers on all levels. As the industry leader in high-performance, low impact paddleboards, Invert offers sustainable, environmentally-friendly paddleboards so you can enjoy the most beautiful places on earth knowing you’re protecting it at the same time. Invert the status quo; support companies that put the planet first.
Sinatra Dr N
United StatesResilience Paddle Sports is the premier location for SUP and Kayak tours on the New Jersey side of the Hudson River! Located just across the river from the Empire State Building, we offer a variety of SUP and Kayak lessons and tours with a backdrop that cannot be beat. At Resilience, we believe that outdoor activities are empowering, and cab be used to build physical fitness, as well as personal resilience and awareness of the natural world. Our programs include SUP and kayak lessons ranging from beginner and childrens’ programming, to training programs for touring, racing and surfing. Our tour destinations include, but are not limited to, the Statue of Liberty, the Intrepid Museum, Governors’ Island, Red Hook and Roosevelt Island. We also offer SUP yoga classes with our talented certified instructors. For more information, and for booking visit www.hobosup.com.
1 Whitall Avenue
United StatesIn the wake of the SUP explosion came a call for an SUP specific thermal and solar protection apparel line designed by and for SUP enthusiasts. From a round table discussion attended by many of the sports leading professionals came a matrix for Supreme paddle gear. The Goal: Design a line of products that will meet the needs of Paddle Surfers, Racers and touring enthusiasts. Provide a modular line of gear that can be combined, layered and worn together to meet the diversified water temperatures and water conditions encountered by SUP enthusiast around the world. Select and incorporate materials that take into account moisture management, thermal regulation and solar shielding properties. Then, combine these elements into a style which reflects its position as a core product line designed solely for the SUP marketplace. SUPreme paddle gear is the result of the confluence of ideas and vision by many of the best and most prominent SUP athletes and instructors in the market. SUPreme is a division of the Henderson Sport Group, which is the USA’s largest group of thermal protections brands and products. With over 50 years of manufacturing and patterning experience focused only in the water sports marketplace, you can be assured that the quality, fit and performance of every product in the SUPreme line will meet and exceed your expectations. Since every SUPreme product is first designed, tested and developed in the USA, you can be certain that, in the unlikely event you experience a problem with a product, there is a fully functioning factory which you can contact to repair, review or replace, if necessary, any product that does not meet our quality standards. The SUPreme paddle gear lineup includes wetsuits designed for paddle surfing, a modular layering system of jackets, tops, pants and shorts made from a diversified group of technical fabrics which can be worn alone or layered to meet the requirements of racing or touring. Most importantly, SUPreme offers a full line of SUP specific accessories that will enhance your performance, while keeping vital extremities warm and comfortable. SUPreme Paddle Gear … Stand up and be seen!
540 Ward Ave
United StatesFEATUREDBlue Planet SUP boards are designed and tested in Hawaii. The computer shaped boards are designed and refined by owner Robert Stehlik with input from the team riders. Blue Planet boards are manufactured using exclusive construction techniques using a composite epoxy construction using materials including high quality glass, carbon fiber, kevlar and feature the patented SUP Grip handles. We also offer inflatable SUP’s, soft tops, and more. With a wide lineup of Stand Up Paddle surf, all-round, and race boards for all levels and conditions, Blue Planet offers high performance at an affordable price, please check out our website for details and our latest lineup of boards. The Blue Planet flagship store, aka SUP HQ in Honolulu has the biggest selection of Stand Up Paddle gear, paddles, rentals, and accessories in Hawaii and was voted Hawaii’s Best SUP shop. Please also check out the Blue Planet Blog and youtube channel for weekly videos and Stand Up related posts.
1733 Monrovia Avenue
United StatesMaking Paddles since 1989 Quickblade products are the natural evolution of paddle performance founded on years of competitive racing by Jim Terrell. Jim’s paddling career began in southwest Ohio on the Little Miami River near his hometown of Milford. The signature feature of all Quickblade paddles is excellent performance. A quick catch at the beginning and a clean exit at the end of the stroke prompted the name Quickblade. Only after determining the ultimate requirements for performance, was the compromise of strength, durability, lightweight and cost addressed.