Board Review: Comparing Bullets

Board: SIC Bullet Series Our Man in The PNW - Joel Yang - loves to geek out on boards and gear as much as we do.  The Stoke on the Water Gorge Guide put this comparison of the classic SIC Bullet series, on which he...

Hobie and QuickBlade collaboration with matching custom boards and paddles

Hobie Performance Lab and QuickBlade Match Sticks
In a world of paranoid competition and shrinking markets, how do two companies like Hobie and Quickblade come together for an artistic and craftsmanship collaboration? How the houses of two craftsmen came together Jimmy Terrell from QuickBlade reads an article in the LA Times (Great article: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-made-in-california-hobie-20151023-story.html). Jimmy calls Sean...

First look at the 2015 Hobie Apex 4R 14’x27.5″ Stand Up Paddle Board

Hobie Apex 4R 14 Stand Up Paddleboard
The first thing you'll notice about the 2015 Hobie Apex 4R 14'x27.5" stand up paddle board is how light it is. At 25 lbs, this is a one-hander all-day long. Carrying it to the shore, dock, garage or car is easy. The next thing is...

SIC X PRO LITE 12.6 Review: First impressions

I was shocked. Honestly. My first experience on SICs 2 years ago was that they nailed the downwind. BUT, the boards were big, sometimes heavy. This next generation laughs in the face of their elder predecessors. I took the SIC X PRO LITE 12.6 for a...

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...

Riviera Paddlesurf 2015 Catalogue

We saw the whole line at the 2015 Surf Expo in Orlando, FL earlier this month and the boards look great. Check out the Nugg, which is a blast to paddle. I also got to try the new downwind board. It's really worth checking...

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....

Crossfit Games adds Prone Paddleboarding with help of Brian Szymanski

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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...

How to Choose Your First Paddleboard: A Beginner’s Primer

How to choose your first paddleboard
How to choose your first paddleboard Paddling season is here!  Maybe you tried SUP last year and have decided it’s time to take the plunge and get your own board. Maybe you just think it looks fun and cool and you want to give it a...

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...

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