Mat Surfing

A couple of months ago, at Deb’s urging…we rediscovered how much fun mat surfing is/was, again…more fun than a barrel of monkeys in a banana cream pie factory…;-)

Not that we have ever completely forgotten the thrill we had as kids learning on the old canvas rafts…and, witnessing our friends, George Greenough and Kenny Hughes, totally ripping on their surf mats…

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Click image below to order Krypt MT5 or JT5 surf mats…the most advanced production surf mat ever made…we also stock the ERS4 swim fins designed to offer the best foot molds on the market…comfort and power…

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You gotta love the simplicity, and portability, of being able to travel with the fastest surf craft known to man, in a small backpack…mat surfing is a great complement to standup paddling…great workout for your legs…and, being close to the water, everyday is overhead…;-)

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SURF MAT HISTORY:

Developed in 1933, the air filled surf mat was an Australian invention. It predated all of the modern surfboard design and history that we know today.

Krypt is proud to carry on the development of this uniquely Australian surf craft, which is at the cutting edge of high performance surfing, into the 21st century.

The Krypt MT5 Surf Mat is designed by surf mat master Mark Thomson. This 5th generation design is the product of 10 years design experimentation and development, The MT5 sets the standard for advanced fabrics in modern surf mat design and construction.

The MT5 surf mat is made from an ultra thin, lightweight, Hi-Tech military fabric that is incredibly strong and durable. Each surf mat features a self-sealing one-way valve that is unique to Krypt Surf Technology.

In waves that are 1 foot to 10 feet, the Krypt MT5 is a super intuitive and exciting surf mat to ride. It has fantastic grip on the water, which allows for incredible speed, awesome power and extended projection through each turn.

This combination of speed and control makes the MT5 the most advanced production surf mat ever made. This ultra modern surf mat is a high performance surf craft guaranteed to put a smile on your face every time you surf.

The future of surf mats has arrived.

The KRYPT MT5, Surf Mat is now available at our brick & mortar store in Santa Barbara and online

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Surf Expo 2014

They say that surfing is everything…well, at Surf Expo in Orlando, Fl. everything is surfing…;-)

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New SUPsports ® Website

Without further ado…after several false starts and delays…the new SUPsports ® website for our SUP store has finally lifted off the launch pad…we’ve also freshened up the look of the blog with a similar skin to integrate with www.supsports.com and we are starting construction on www.surfingsports.com soon…thanks for your patience…

There is still some fine tuning and a few fires to put out…then, fully populating the shopping section of the store with all of our killer products…but, it is now open for business!

Please let us know what you think…all feedback is welcome…
Mahalos…

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Sunday Fun Day

Fun day to play on the 8’11″ and 9’5″ Hammers…

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Jammer

The Jammer is a high performance wave riding machine that we developed 4 years ago…a number of it’s attributes are found in our Hammer Series…wide point back…wide tail with 5 fin option…deep double barrel concave…etc…

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WD jammin’ on the 8’5″ Jammer in carbon…

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SUP Sports ® Board Lineup

Here is the SUP Sports ® Board Lineup sneak peek that will be appearing in the 2014 DEEP Board Buyers guide…

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All Boards include:

1. Wardog-designed custom bamboo fin(s).
2. Non-H20 absorbing deck pad with integrated kicker.
3. Automatic GoreTex breather.
4. Dual leash plugs.
5. Big wave rated leash with safety quick connect…plus, shwag…and, a heapin’ helpin’ of pure old school STOKE!

Board Construction Options: Wood Sandwich, Carbon Sandwich, and all 23 models are available as “Made in California” SUPerLite carbon or epoxy customs.

Pricing is easy…here’s how it works:

The gorgeous boutique quality production boards with Australian Pine decks are $1299; boards with Australian Pine decks – Top and Bottom are $1399; and our two tone brushed SUPer-Lite carbons are $1799.

CUSTOM SUP’s Made in California range from $1449 to $1899.

WD Series:

7’11″ WD Wave
Ultra High Performance Wave Ripper

7’11″ x 29.5″ x 4.4″ : 120 liters (Quad +1)

The new 7’11″ WD was developed for lighter and/or more advanced wave rippers. This board is very stable despite it’s extreme maneuverability. It is going to challenge you to go for it, more than you are going to challenge it to give you more. Very fast rocker lines and responsiveness for top to bottom squared off surfing.

8’4″ & 8’6″ WD Wave
High Performance Wave Rippers

8’4″ x 30″ x 4.6″ : 132 liters (Quad +1)
8’6″ x 31″ x 4.6″ : 140 liters (Quad +1)

The 8’4″ & 8’6″ WD were developed for more advanced wave rippers to push the limits of short board paddlesurfing. These boards are very stable with generous volume for their size, and will reward you with extreme maneuverability. Ride them as a quad to get max speed out of them…on bigger days add a StubNub or switch out to tri-fin for more drive. Very fast rocker lines and responsiveness for top to bottom squared off surfing.

8’10″ & 9’2″ WD Wave
High Performance Wave Rippers

8’10″ x 32″ x 4.6″ : 150 liters (Quad +1)
9’2″ x 32″ x 4.6″ : 158 liters (Quad +1
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The 8’10″ & 9’2″ WD were developed for bigger guys who are more advanced wave riders.
Wardog’s original 8’10″ WD was put into production by Starboard with Wardog’s signature, which he named the “Wide Point”. We have further refined this global best seller and added a slightly longer version to push the limits of short board paddlesurfing. These boards are known for stability with generous volume for their size, and will reward you with extreme maneuverability. Ride them as a quad to get max speed out of them…on bigger days add a StubNub or switch out to tri-fin for more drive. Rips in surf from 2 – 10′. Great travel boards.
Very fast rocker lines and responsiveness for top to bottom squared off surfing.

STOKE SERIES
All Wave Model SUP

9’6″ x 30.5″ x 4.4″ : 150 liters (Quad +1)
9’6″ x 32″ x 4.4″ : 165 liters (Quad +1)
9’6″ x 33.5″ x 4.4″ : 175 liters (Quad +1)

The STOKE model is our #1 all around wave rider for most avg-size riders and is a great airline friendly travel board. We’ve added the Xtra-Wide size for bigger riders who want a smaller board that will surf more like a shortboard. Women especially like this board in our SUPer-Light Carbon construction for improved off water mobility.

MAHALO SERIES
Best All Around SUP

10’ x 30″ x 4.4″ : 160 liters (Quad +1)
10’3″ x 29.5″ x 4.3″ : 165 liters (2 +1)
10’3″ x 31″ x 4.5″ : 175 liters (Quad +1)
10’3″ x 33″ x 4.5″ : 185 liters (Quad +1)

The MAHALO is a very refined all around SUP that excels as both a wave rider with great glide and stability…as well as all water paddler. The two widest sizes were designed for bigger riders who want a maneuverable wave board and/or even women paddlers that want more stability for paddling with their children and/or dogs. The new Mahalo Shaka is a responsive design with paddle power.

ONE WORLD SERIES

All Around Cruiser

11’1″ x 30″ x 4.6″ : 200 liters (2 +1)
11’1″ x 32″ x 4.6″ : 215 liters (2 +1)

The name says it all: ONE WORLD. One board that ANYONE can ride ANYWHERE in the world…the ONE WORLD is the truest execution of an “all waters” SUP on this water planet…arguably, the best all-around SUP on the market. ONE BOARD…ONE PADDLE…ONE WORLD.
The board has incredible glide for an 11’1″ board, better than other company’s 12’6″ racers…and, it can ride waves from 2′ – 20′.

ONE WORLD SURFARI
Coastal Surfing Cruiser

11’11″ x 31″ x 4.6″ : 225 liters (2 +1)

The ONE WORLD SURFARI is an excellent choice for fitness paddling and coastal touring/surf. Maximum glide and speed with very refined, soulful, longboard style wave riding characteristics…capable of surfing massive walls of moving water if you are…and, has greater glide and stability than many canoe nose SUP’s on the market…and, is way funner!

HAMMER SERIES
All Around SUP

7’11″ x 31″ x 4.4″ : 132 liters (Quad +1)
8’5″ x 31″ x 4.4″ : 140 liters (Quad +1)
8’11″ x 31″ x 4.4″ : 148 liters (Quad +1)
9’5″ x 31″ x 4.4″ : 160 liters (Quad +1)
9’5″ x 33″ x 4.6″ : 178 liters (Quad +1)
10’ x 31″ x 4.4″ : 170 liters (Quad +1)
10’3″ x 32″ x 4.4″ : 188 liters (Quad +1)
10’6″ x 33″ x 4.4″ : 198 liters (Quad +1)

The Hammer has become a smash hit! As close to the “Holy Grail” of the ultimate one board all around all water solution as has existed.

100% designed to maximize surfing the waves wherever you find them.

The Hammer has 3 distinct riding areas…it speeds up when you move into the nose area for extra long nose rides…it can be trimmed from the middle while turning…and, it rips turns off the tail like a short board. Especially, with our custom fin sets.

Because of it’s incredible stability…phenomenal glide…and, optimized volume distribution…etc…you can ride it around 8″ to 1′ shorter than you normally would…which helps tremendously in maneuverability and off-water mobility. Available in custom sizes.

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Stoked For Life

A few of our Stoked For Life ® clients…miles of smiles…

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We live to keep you stoked…Stoked for Life ® …That’s our passion!

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Whether it’s your first board purchase from us…or, your 10th…you will always receive the gold standard of excellent customer service in our store…

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Country Summer

Some fun waves on a country Summer day yesterday…

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The chilly water temps north of Pt. C put WD back in a wetsuit…first time since the end of May…

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The chilly water temps north of Pt. C put WD back in a wetsuit…first time since the end of May…

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The 9’2″ hybrid carbon Stoke was a good call…

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Our new Chocolate Lab puppy, Miranda, got to enjoy her first day in the country as well…

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Annie’s paws are pretty big to fill…but, Miranda has been game since the git go…

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A deer in broad daylight on the beach…

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A Blue Heron fishing…

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Mahalo Shaka

The Mahalo Shaka is the coolest standup paddle board name and icon on the market…;-)

Not to mention that it weighs in at a remarkable 18.5# in our carbon construction…light, tight, bright, built right, & SUPerLite!

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At 10′ x 30″ and 160 liters…it’s also a one board quiver killer for a lot of folks…at least the minimalists out there…;-)

We worked into the night unloading our latest Summer container of boards to get to them…couldn’t wait to uncork one!…

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Shown here in carbon Seafoam with two tone finish sandwiched between our 10’3″ x 29.5″ Mahalo and our 9’6″ x 30.5″ Stoke…

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Shown here with our 10’3″ x 29.5″ Mahalo and 10’3″ x 31″ Mahalo…

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The Mahalo Shaka is the perfect blend of glide, off-water mobility, maneuverability, and function…

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Raising the Bar…Again

Alrighty then…we’re raising the bar…again…this time even higher than ever in the SUP board industry…;-)

Check out our latest iteration of our artisan quality…one of a kine kine…built locally by surfing craftsman in the ’805′ California high performance standup paddle boards…SUPerLite weights…14.5# – 18#…light, tight, & freakin’ bright, ya’ll!!!

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It’s a little amusing when we see the big corporate owned production companies spout off hollow marketing words like “revolutionary” and “game changer” only to roll out the same ol’ milli vanilli copy cat run of the mill lineup that is frozen in time for the next year or more…oh, and spraying a carbon board with a rattle can of paint doesn’t make it look “rad” or mo’ bettah, brah…;-)

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