Paralysis By Analysis

It was a beautiful standup paddling day yesterday in Santa Barbara…
If we had listened to the “weather or not” prognosticators from TV news and/or the NWS, we would have stayed inside all day and done our taxes…;-)

Maybe they had us confused with Atlanta

Anyways…we’ve had a number of clients that have been wanting to demo a couple of our boards to help their buying decision…they’ve been sitting on the fence for awhile…any longer and they would have had what we call “paralysis by analysis”…
causing them to miss out on heaps of paddling days…JUST DO IT!

There are no “stinkers” in our shop…we’ve weeded them out…we only stock the best performers, best durability, and best value standup paddle boards in our shop…the very same ones that we paddle almost daily…this makes the decision easier for you…at the end of the day you have to end up trusting somebody with your hard earned recreational dollars…you might as well trust us…more people have than any other shop carrying SUP’s…

We won’t sell you a board made for surfing Pipeline, or Mavericks, if you live in Santa Barbara and surf Leadbetter…quite frankly, we don’t sell “make believe”…we’ll leave that to others…;-)

Our surfing SUP’s are made for surfing “real world” waves…

If you want and need a good distance or fitness paddler…we carry the best brands and models on the planet…and, that’s what you will get…we know them inside and out…

Between our paddle racing schedule, weekday workloads, and funky weekend weather, it had been hard to schedule even a small focused board demo…and, based on Sunday’s forecast, it L@@Ked like another wash…

As it turned out, Saturday was one of the nicest days in a couple of weeks…we all said that it was kinda hard to believe based on what we intuitively felt and saw, that it was gonna get crappy on Sunday…statistically the best way to forecast tomorrow’s weather is to L@@K at what it’s doing today and extrapolate…this could get you killed…but, statistically you would be right more than wrong…so, we relented and said if it wasn’t raining sideways, we’d do it…good call…

With the quality time spent onboard the various SUP’s, our clients have been able to get over the hump of making a board model/brand decision…a side benefit was that a number of never-evers were able to get “baptized” on a standup paddle board…

We even got to meet Victor Velasco and his family, who drove up from the Oxnard beach area…he said that the opportunity to try out the new Naish Glide was too hard to resist…check out his blog…it’s pretty kewl…especially for me since I graduated in Oceanography…

Victor is a self-described “Salty Surfer (of shortboards, longboards, windsurfers, kiteboards, snowboards and standup paddleboards); Budding Surfboard Shaper; Studier of all manner of aquatic life; Husband to Lala; Father to Big M and Noe; Mechanical and Ocean Engineer; US Navy Deep Sea Diver; World Explorer”…

Deb liked the new Naish Glide, as well…a few pelicanos checking her out…

Bird day in paradise…there was even an osprey fishing…

Nelson was really scooting along for his first time on a SUP…

Ona on the 10’6″ Naish…

We provide personalized instruction…on stable, state of the art, SUP’s…
Here is the 10′ x 34″ Starboard “Whopper” in action…

Jen found the 10’6″ Hobie to her liking…she is quite the birder, and was constantly pointing out specimens to us…

Pam showing good form on the new Starboard 10’5″ Drive…

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