Santa Barbara Standup Paddleboard Demo

What a gorgeous “Chamber of Commerce” Santa Barbara day we had for our standup paddleboard demo at Leadbetter Beach yesterday…

These few pics fall way short of capturing the groove everyone had going on…perfect waves…dolphins…lots of shiny happy peeps…trunkin’ it (bikinis too)
on such a Winter’s day…California Dreamin’…you just need to be in the zen of the moment, and not miss many by being behind a lens…but, we know many of
you live vicariously through pages like this on the www while there’s 5′ of new snow in your driveways and you’re back at the salt mine pretending to be
working…;-)

Not to fear…you’re one day closer to Summer…and this Summer promises to be a life changing one for the many thousands of new standuppers being hatched
across the planet right now…

The rest of the picture gallery here

Martin Lenny from Maui stopped in to say aloha…you’ll be seeing lots of pics of his son Kai in future mags…if you haven’t already…he freakin’ rips on whatever
board he’s on, including tiny standups…

Some of Da Boyz (Gerry “Kahuna” Shalhoob, Martin Lenny, Jim Brewer, Ryan, & Steve) are seen here checkin’ out the new Standup Surf & Sail Journal
Kai is in it, as well as Martin’s lovely wife Paula…playing in the water outside their home on Maui’s North Shore…

Check it out soon…Clay Feeter and crew have put out a very nice magazine…Surfer’s Journal quality…at least a two (or three beer) issue…;-)

Speaking of tiny standups, Steve Marsh was one of many to take a paddle on the new Starboard 7’2″ standup paddleboard yesterday…he’s 190lbs!
I rode it also at 200lbs…it’s doable…I’m going to be lobbying for an 8’2″ production model…;-)

Here it is if you haven’t found it in our galleries…

Next to the 9’8″ Fish…which BTW, was a huge hit yesterday…

Here is an 8’8″ that we’ve been brainstorming with our custom shaper Joe Blair…
It’s floated a 250lb guy!

There were a bunch of peeps that couldn’t make the demo yesterday…we’ll prolly schedule another one for early March…however, if you can get a group
together like Andrea did, (with 6 of her friends) we could schedule a private demo/lesson…

Anyways…lots of fun stuff is going down in SUP right now…you’ve just seen boards here on the last few posts of this blog from 7’2″ to 14’8″…and everything
in between…better sign off now before I start sounding like all of the other blah, blah, dullard blahggers on the net…at least I didn’t bore you with what we
had for breakfast, including coffee brand (Peets “Major Dickasons” if you wanna know…;-) and where to get the best breakfast burrito
(right here in Deb’s cocina with leftover organic bife from Cafe Buenos Aires)…alrighty then…;-)

Peace out from Club Paradise…

WARDOGSanta Barbara Standup Paddleboard Demo

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