Winter in Santa Barbara

Winter in Santa Barbara

Wait, what?!?!…;-)

Seems like this Winter in Santa Barbara has been an endless Summer…we experiencing another string of 80* F weather in Santa Barbara…the water temps are still comfortable in the low 60′s…perfect weather for paddling in trunks…California Dreamin’ on a Fantastic Friday and SUPer Saturday!!!

Here’s Grant paddling a custom 10’3″ carbon Mahalo that we made for Dr. Ron…who is sharing some incredible drone images and video of Santa Barbara standup paddling venues with us…enjoy…

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Also, be sure to check out the Mahalo Series SUP’s…including the Mahalo Shaka…

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Jammer SUP Model

The Jammer SUP is a high performance wave riding machine that we developed 5 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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The carbon Jammer model is the lightest and strongest high performance SUP on the water…
It is designed to be ridden short board style…it generates unbelievable speed…the more you turn, the faster it goes…
WD jammin’ on his 7’10″ Jammer SUP model creation…

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The quad + 1 fin set allows it to be SUPer loose…yet, positive…reduced swing weight in the nose enhances it’s maneuverability…stepped rails increase responsiveness…wide point back makes it pivot better…again, enhancing maneuverability…while, increasing stability…so much so that you can easily paddle it in staggered surf stance…

This 7’8″ x 31″ carbon Jammer is available at our shop now…

Vid clip of the 7’10″ Jammer jammin’ at a nice point break…

Vid clip of the 7’10″ Jammer jammin’ at a fast reef break…

Vid clip of the 7’10″ Jammer at a high tide beach break…

We love hooking people up with our handcrafted in the USA custom epoxy and carbon SUP creations…

Here’s one of our custom 8’6″ carbon Jammers for Don in Washington State…3 week turnaround time…

Don immediately took it out to the coast and gave us this first report…

I surfed the Jammer at WP today. I had high expectations and wasn’t disappointed.

The swell was 4.5′ and the surf was just crashing closeouts for the first hour or so.

The Jammer was pretty good getting out through the waves. It tends to pop up over white water nicely. The conditions today, however, made it tough to get out.

Stability is adequate for my 196lbs. I only fell off once or twice while loitering on the outside. Once I’m used to the board I don’t expect to fall much.

Durability was tested today. The bottom fell out on a couple of waves and I got worked pretty hard, but the board is still in one piece. It doesn’t seem to pull nearly as hard on the ankle as my 9’8″ during a wipe out.

After my surfing buddies got bummed by the poor conditions and went in it suddenly got glassy and the faces held for some really nice rides. I was dropping into steep overhead waves and getting several good turns before bailing out the back. The board works fine for larger waves – it was great on some waves which would have had my 9’8″ Element trying to go airborne.

The board’s agility is amazing. I’m an intermediate surfer, but was able to get a couple near vertical backside turns. Very much a short board rather than long board feel. I’ve barely tapped the potential and I’m really looking forward to the next session.

I’ll post some more as my experience with the board grows.

A very happy camper,

Don

Robert is also one stoked unit!…he’s probably out on the water right now…

UPDATE: BOARD REPORT

4/25/12

Subject: Jumbo Jammer

Wardog:

Robert here , just had to take a few minutes to thank you so much for time time you & all your staff spent with me to insure me that I was making the right move.

As always it seems you were right, I asked for the loosest board you’ve ever ridden & the stability of a 10′ Whopper. I was not disappointed in the least, the waves have been small but the 9′ Jumbo Jammer floats me like a dream & the Jammer is so loose everyday it just get better than the one before, I guess you could say I love it & “stoked for life”

You were right on the design of it to the size, I couldn’t be happier, best board I ever ridden & you know I have ridden a lot of boards.

Just had to let you know I’m totally STOKED see you in the water. I think you created an animal…;-)

Your customer for life,

Robert S******** (Malibu, CA)

7’5″ carbon Jammer…

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Hammer WindSUP

Hammer WindSUP

Fun day out windSUP’n on the 8’11″ Hammer windSUP with mast track option…really fun board…planes up comfortably…sails like a dream…best that we have been on since being the first production SUP company in the world to install a mast track in a SUP back in 2005…the “Original WindSUP”…embodies all of the elements of the ultimate holy grail “one design”…SUPer cool…once you rip downwind…you can easily get back to your upwind starting point…;-)

TO DA HAMMER EVERY PLAYDAY IS A NAIL…;-)

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The Hammer windSUP is the ultimate watertoy…paddle it…surf it…sail it…

The best all around SUP on the market. This innovative, game-changing board can be ridden 8″-12″ shorter and 1″-2″ narrower than most SUP’s without sacrificing glide or stability. The copious amount of concave adds lots of lift to the nose area and tail reducing drag creating the fastest all water board that you will ever paddle, surf, or sail…

A very efficient bottom design and more parallel rails increase glide and improve tracking…but, we have also doused it with some special mojo awesome sauce that will help to salivate your taste buds…;-)

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Part of the the secret is H20 channel hydrodynamics…deep concaves…increasing lift…decreasing drag…quad + 1…multiple fin optimization choices…increased the primary and secondary stability…optimized the rocker line for speed…and, developed the “Chisel Tail” for increased maneuverability…etc…and, in the process, created a board that goes faster when you stand on the nose…is more stable than boards 2″ wider…can turn off the tail like a shortboard, and, also paddles like boards 12″ longer!!!

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California Built

Here’s a new mock up we are working on to laminate on our California built SUP’s…the green one for our ECOBOARDS

Here’s a few of the California built boards that we have made lately…click to enlarge…

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Lots of new California built SUP’s going through production right now…

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Seas the day

Seas the Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day to multi-repeat client, Margaux!

We just built her the absolutely most beautiful double sided wood veneer board that I have ever seen!
8’6″ WD high performance wave ripper…certified enviro green ECOBOARD…California, USA built…

Know what you want to get what you need…

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‘Seas’ the day!

Stand Up Paddle Sports, Santa Barbara CA nailed it again!
Stoked about my beautiful new board. You guys knocked it out of the park!
It surfed like a dream this afternoon! I LOVE it!!!

If you haven’t tried stand up paddle boarding you should! It’s a great workout on the bay or catching waves.
I love it!!!

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SUP Paradise

Santa Barbara SUP Paradise

It’s been a SUP paradise in Santa Barbara lately…air temps in the 80′s…H20 temps @ 62*…Spring blossoms everywhere you look…and, it’s Ireland “Emerald Isle” green from the rain a couple of weeks ago…

We just had the Wertheim family fly out from New York, dodging the latest blizzard, to score an epic couple of days in the clean waves that we get this time of year…they also got to ride the latest SUP Sports® board designs we have…Jammer…Mallet…Hammers…& the Hammer surfboard…

Here’s Rick perfectly slotted on a jade green liquid dream on our 9’5″ Hammer…

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Haven’t done SUP before…wanna try?
Need a vacation? Why not combine the two?
We welcome your visit in the Santa Barbara SUP paradise for SUP paddling lesson(s), SUP surfing lesson(s), or just a short or long term SUP rentals…

We have you covered…our instructors are Life Guards who are CPR certified…MORE INFO

Our friend, Dr. Ron, is kind enough to share these spectacular drone images of our amazing coast line…check out the standup paddler below at Leadbetter Beach…an easy paddle from our shop…stay tuned for some video clips…

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Let’s Go to the Movies

SUP YouTube video clips

We’ve been cranking out lots of video clips of our cutting edge, high performance, SUP boards lately…you can check these and more video clips out on the SUP Sports YouTube channel

7’6″ & 7’8″ Mallet…

All nose rides on the 7’8″ Mallet…

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7’10″ Jammer…

7’5″ Jammer…

7’6″ & 7’8″ Mallet…

9’2″ WD Stoke…

8’11″ Hammer WindSUP…

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Hammer SUP

Hammer SUP

More of our California built Hammer SUP models fresh into the shop…

The best all around SUP board on the market. User friendly high performance. Light…tight…built right!

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Following the Herd

NOT!!! If You Ride a Custom SUP

StandUp Paddle Sports® was established in 2005 and has been innovating and leading the way forward in the SUP market for the last 10 years…we didn’t get there by following the herd…heck, when we started there was no herd…;-)

DON’T FOLLOW THE HERD!

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As early pioneers in the sport of standup paddling, we were never out to be the biggest…or, the cheapest…you get what you pay for…our goal has always been aspiring to be the best…giving you the kind of board you pray for…;-)

Our innovations…and, first in market creations are industry recognized…we’ve raised the bar a number of times…and, continue to raise the bar…testing outside the box designs…busting down the dead end paradigms and dogma that comes from not getting enough sand between your toes…we are in the water nearly every single day…every day of the year…relentlessly pursuing our passion of creating the best SUP products on the planet…

You are not a cookie cutter individual…you wouldn’t describe yourself as “ordinary”…so, your board should reflect who you are…and, who you are is reflected in what you ride…extraordinary!

Our boutique quality custom SUP’s are built exactly to fit your personality, size, riding style, and conditions at your local venue(s)…

Custom SUP construction options include wood stringers, PowerLine stringers, S-glass lamination, Technora Kevlar mesh lamination (VectorNet), carbon fiber lamination, wood sandwich construction, and custom paint and airbrushing.

We can also exactly duplicate any artwork you give us on your board, as long as you own the copyright to it…

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We are building you the nicest looking boards on the water!

Our team is skilled at creating your very own functional and personal piece of paddleboarding art…

Here are some custom SUP options that we are currently working on…

Our value proposition to you, our customer, is to build you a board that you are proud of and stoked to paddle.

Our custom SUP boards are crafted with love right here in America.
Our highest level of attention to detail and striving for excellence is poured into each and every custom SUP that we build.

WARDOG ® has spent decades relentlessly pursuing the holy grail of board and fin design…combined with our inside connection to the best glassing factories in Southern California, utilizing state of the art materials and time-tested methods of manufacturing by the best local board building craftsmen.

QUALITY…VALUE…PERFORMANCE…our Stoked For Life ® clients say it all…

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Made in California

Made in California

The Beach Boys celebrated a milestone half century anniversary a couple of years ago…longer than the SUPer Bowl has been in existence…that’s 50 years of making music with the classic California summer sun, toes in the sand, “Golden State” sound…they appropriately named their 6 disc collection “Made in California”…

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The perspective of their amazing feat of keeping the California dream alive is pretty humbling when we reflect on the 15th anniversary of our parent company, SurfingSports…and, the 10th anniversary of it’s sister company, StandUp Paddle Sports®

We’re totally stoked to be building a big chunk of our standup paddle boards here in the “Golden State”…

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Just like the Beach Boys…and, their millions of fans worldwide…we wouldn’t have been able to hit our milestones without our tens of thousands of fans on this planet…over 8000 of them have liked our SUP Sports® Facebook fan page

BIG MAHALOS & THANK YOU FROM OUR STOKED FOR LIFE® TEAM!

Here’s a few of our most recent California made SUP’s…stock boards and also customs for Margaux, Burke, Michael, Vic, & Scott…

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