Ernie (EJ) Johnson Joins SUPsports Standup Paddle Racing Team




ALOHA EJ!!! One of the most committed, and respected, California standup paddle racers, Ernie (EJ) Johnson, (Johnson BigSticks) has joined our SUPsports Standup Paddle Racing Team… EJ is a master craftsman and is making some killer hardwood standup paddles… Here is one of his latest creations that he just built for us, right before the finishing coat went on… This …




WARDOGErnie (EJ) Johnson Joins SUPsports Standup Paddle Racing Team

Jay (Aquamoose) Butki Sequence




Jay (Aquamoose) Butki ( “Paddler of the Week” : paddleboard.com) nearly gets picked off powering through the surf on Joe Bark’s personal brand new(never ridden) carbon 18’6″ SUP, to get to the start line at the Oceanside Becky Stuart Memorial race earlier this month… He arrived late and couldn’t find a parking spot…the surf was firing…everyone else paddled to the …




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SYNERGY : Sailing Into the New Year




An added bonus to several of the standup paddle board lines that we sell, is that they are also sailable… Starboard…Naish…& the Mark Nelson shaped Mistral Pacifico Wave… Whether or not you decide to sail them, you get a better built board…and, one with better resale value… The sail attachment area is dead center…exactly where you stand to paddle a …




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Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!!!




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Holidays or Holidaze?




Season’s greetings… WOW…dunno about you guys…but, to me the clock seems to be spinning in hyper-speed…time to slow down a bit and reflect on the spirit of giving…and the conundrums found in life… Thought I’d scribble down some thoughts that came to me while we were honoring Eva Hollmann on Saturday…what a wonderfully generous and tireless craftswoman…really kewl to see …




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Eva Hollmann (the BoardLady) Passes the Torch




Hey now, we hope to see some of you folks that Eva has touched through her amazing dedication to QUALITY epoxy board/boat restoration projects over the years…over 5796 boards repaired to date…this Saturday, December 20…Noon until 6 PM, at our shop in Santa Barbara (details here) as we…(choke…choke…;-) celebrate and honor, Eva’s retirement from epoxy board repairs…and, the passing of …




WARDOGEva Hollmann (the BoardLady) Passes the Torch

Santa Barbara Harbor SUP Paddling & PFD’s




Just received a new shipment of the best PFD for SUP’s on the market… The Body Glove Belt Pack PFD Rescue Pouch is so comfortable that you won’t even realize that you have it on…until you need it! Body Glove Belt Pack PFD: Give the gift of safety with a Body Glove Belt Pack PFD…your loved one won’t even know …




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Ekolu Kalama SurferMag




Any time that the mainstream surf media recognizes an alternative waveriding form, it’s noteworthy…as they are generally laser focused on shortboarding… A Scott Aichner gallery on SurferMag shows Starboard team rider, Ekolu Kalama, scoring a nice barrel at Pipeline… He is riding “The Whopper”, a new SUP from Starboard…it’s 10′ x 34″…I rode it in the surf last Summer in …




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SUP Icebreaker Winter River Paddling




The kewl thing about standup paddling is that you can do it almost anywhere… I received this note and pics from a friend in Alberta, Canada a few days ago…He visited us in Santa Barbara this Fall and had us rolling on the floor with his sick sense of humor…we may be getting together again in January…if we’re still trunking …




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Imagine ECO Chopper 7'11" SUP




Master boardshaper and Olympic kayaker, Corran Addison, has just applied what he’s been doing to kayak shapes for years, to waveriding SUP’s…which has resulted in increased stability… The “sidewall” (or rail) of the board has been “squared off” and given “flair” while thickened from the nose through the center of the board. This adds significant secondary stability, and also reduces …




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