Santa Barbara SUP Demo

We had some pretty sweet weather today for a standup paddleboard demo…
Lots of boards…heaps of positive energy and aloha…everyone learned a bunch about overall board volume vs. volume distribution vs. nose/tail rocker…effects on stability…etc…etc…new aspects of board design seem to be slowly revealing themselves…

One of the major breakthroughs has been the 9’0″ Starboard Fish that you’ve recently read about in these pages…from 220lb advanced surfers to much lighter never-evers…this board was never dry all day…everyone was pretty stoked with it…beginners did absolutely great on this 9′ board…it’s really caught the eye and imagination of good surfers…

This isn’t a stand there and soul arch type board…but, it’s stable and turns on a dime…definitely a quiver builder…

Folks showed up from the Oregon border to Orange County…and from UK and New Zealand…

I think it’s safe to say that Santa Barbara is rapidly becoming a standup paddleboard mecca…and it’s still technically Winter…

Gallery with a few snapshots of today…

WARDOGSanta Barbara SUP Demo

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