felix Martin | Riot Stand Up Paddle Boards

California has surf!

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Don’t get too excited… it lasted for a grand total of about 3 hrs, but for those three hours we finally had surf. it was lumpy, bumpy, all over the place, with a super short period… but hey, who’s complaining. There was surf right? So I got to take my “custom” Mach1 (8’2″ x 25″ x 4.25″ – 92ltr) out for a spin. In those conditions it was a handful when not on the wave, but on the wave it was awesome… So fast rail to rail it’s mind blowing!

Waikiki goes fishing

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I’ve never been much of a fisherman, but I have to say the new Waikiki sure makes it a lot of fun. Because its plastic, I can paddle in around rock gardens and not have to worry about damaging the board, and the various features really make this a whole lot of fun. The seat back bungees down to the main deck, with a standard cooler in front of it. This can be used both as a seat, and as storage for tackle, your fish, and of course, “beverages”. The fishing rig has two fishing rod holders built in, so you can place your rod left or right as needed. If front of you, the board has a hatch that accesses the inside of the board (and it totally dry unlike some other hatches on the market), and also a “paddle plug” holder that allows you to store you paddle vertically while casting so its always easily accessible. A deck bungee holds down anything else you might have, like an additional cooler, or whatever tickles your fancy. All in all, this is an awesome system that allows you to paddle seated or standing, with everything the fisherman could need for an amazing time out.

Waikiki Fishing System

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I want to take this opportunity to present to you the new fishing system for the Waikiki.

This system is fairly lightweight, and attaches to the board in seconds with bungee straps. It works with industry standard coolers such as the one shown, and is comfortable to use and effective.

The (prototype shown) structure will be made from aluminum, and has a backrest to lean back against so you can paddle seated using a standard Stand Up Paddle. A rod holder on each side is integrated into the system for trolling, and the cooler is accessible at all times so you can get at everything from your tackle, to beverages and of course, store your catch. The board itself has a front hatch so additional storage space is available inside the board.

These are just the preliminary images of the prototype, but we’re so excited we wanted to spread the word.

Corran SUP brings manufacturing to the USA

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Combat Inflatable Explained

Here is a short video explaining the technology we use on our inflatable sups.

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Combat Inflatable

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9u2cO_Zx_yo&feature=related.

Tahiti goes into production

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Today is an amazing day! We started the production of the Tahiti – our 9′ plastic SUP that weighs only 35lbs. We’re not kidding – really, it’s 35lbs! we’re really excited and grabbed several boards for ourselves to use tomorrow at the John Wayne Cancer foundation “paddle for privates” in Newport beach. Here are some photos showing the entire process… The mold with graphics applied, loading the plastic powder, pre heating critical areas, the mold in the oven, extraction from the mold (a different colour board of course in this photo) and assembly to the final boards ready to go..

Small Surf – Big Smiles

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The surf has been small, but that’s no reason not to go out and have a great time… so that’s exactly what we did. The Mach1 continues to amaze me… big or small, pushy or mushy, this board just really rocks in all conditions. Here are some video stills from the inside bay at Churches off Camp Pendleton..

Getting some shade

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The surf wasn’t big, but it was fun yesterday morning at my house. And I literally mean at my house… these photos were taken from my deck of the local wave – 204’s in San Clemente. The surf wasn’t supposed to be good, but it was fast and racy, and glassy, and I was lucky enough to get a few brief barrel rides. Not bad for a day that’s supposed to have no surf!! The Mach1 is such a machine… so fast, so drivy – I’m spoiled!.

Guide to Surfing

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We’re working with Dan Gavere on his new “guide to SUP surfing” and got some great footage this morning. Here are a few stills of surfers Tim Ryan and Corran Addison at Trails on their Mach1 boards..

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