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From Russia with Love

A great review of our company and boards in Russian, from the Nurenburg Paddle Expo event last week. Anyone speak Russian
Original Article in Russian


The Big SUPJourney

The Big SUP is a journey by Stand Up Paddleboard from Carmel, through Big Sur, to Cayucos. Approximately 115 miles, the trip is to raise awareness for the value of clean and healthy oceans, for both the planet and for our own well-being. Given the rugged nature of the Big Sur coast, and the epic surf spots along the way that are inaccessible except by sea, the Infiltrator/S.E.A.L. combo expedition board is the ultimate board choice for this sort of trip. Together the boards handle all the gear needed, and when a likely wave is found the S.E.A.L. pops right off and is a fun, surfy little shape that is easy to paddle for most. – Matt Hudgins


Cover shot in OutdoorUAE

Well, well, we seem to be getting some great coverage in the middle East… after the recent review of the Tahiti, now we get a cover shot of the Waikiki. Awesome.


Corran SUP in Dubai

A Great review of the Tahiti in Outdoor UAE in the Middle East.


New Yoga Board – Namaste

As the sport of SUP continues to grow, so do the various disciplines within it. Yoga is quickly becoming a major part of the sport – especially for women who now make up for over 50% of all SUP users. 

The Namaste has our unique non chaffing pad that eliminates rash from doing yoga moves (or simply sun tanning or messing about on board as many families do). The deck is lightly concave from tip to tail increasing balance, giving you a more positive feel while in movement, and reducing wobble. This same recess makes it easier for children (and dogs) to stay comfortably on board  while paddling.

The wide rounded nose also increases stability, while the light V in the nose reduces wave slap when paddling making for a more comfortable ride without reducing that “classic surf shape” feel.
Whether you’re a dedicated Yogi, a parent wanting to paddle with children, or two full sized adults wanting to enjoy each others company, the Namaste is your board.

* Concave deck increases stability and confidence
* Full length non-chaff deck pad
* Plenty of volume for two adults to paddle
* Recommended for top weight 350lbs

Namaste Dimentions

11’ x 34” x 5” – 155ltr
Available in Fusia or Red.

Namaste Flyer

Static surfing Montreal

Yannick Larouche has managed to talk me out of my Static (“looking after it for you”) and has been going out and surfing some of the river waves there. He was nice enough to send me these photos with ” Dude, this board is amazing!”


First Plastic Streetfighters

There is a lot of excitement – the very first plastic Streetfighters are out the mold, and the shape looks great. There is obviously a lot of work still to do before these come to market, but we’re excited to see that even the very first boards look good.



The Afterburner is our latest creation for SUP paddlers looking to take their overall river experience to the next level. If you want to simplify the overall concept, we put a Streetfighter deck on a Static hull. But it’s not that simple…

The goal was to pack as much ease, forgiveness and river running handling into a high performance surfing shape. Or maybe the goal was to put as much surfing ability as possible into an easy to use river runner. It’s so good at both, that its hard to say which it really is.

The crowned, high volume nose and sidewalls make this board amazing forgiving for a shape that surfs like a dedicated wave machine. Meanwhile, the hull is all surf! Bevelled rails tip to tail so you can spin and play every river feature, with a rocker and outline that just scream SURF!

Made from kevlar, so it’s extra strong and light!


* Flip-up skeg so you don’t hang up on rocks
* Tool free snap-in quad FCS fins for surfing
* Boof Buddy for running drops
Afterburner  8’3” x 33” x 7”



Some more Mach1 action

Yesterday was choppy, windy, sloppy and the surf was dubbling up and all over the place – so I decided to go out anyway and get some waves. Rather than taking an easy board, I took my super skinny custom Mach1. I’m not going to tell you it was easy to stand on it and paddle around, but it was worth it and I got a few great rides. This board never ceases to amaze me.


Streetfighter 2013 limited edition

We have a very limited 100 Streetfighters available in plastic in 2013. These come in a special “racing” colour scheme, along with a “pro form” deal from Drift Innovation on a Drift Ghost POV camera. Because there are only 100 ever of these special edition boards going to be made, they are in short supply. All 100 are already purchased by our dealers, and they are taking orders now from people who want to get onto one of these amazing boards. Contact your local dealer (see our dealers listings) to reserve yours.

Streetfighter special edition
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