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Paddler, Waterman, Waterwoman, Surfer, whatever you like to call yourself, we tend to spend a lot of time on the water, near the water, or thinking, planning and scheming to be on the water. If Tides and wind direction are important to you, then you have...read more
Nothing has given me more drive to improve my SUP surfing like the acknowledgement I received when asked to represent Bishop Boards as a Pro Paddler by owner, Todd Bishop. Becoming a physician assistant has given me the means and has provided opportunities to...read more
There are many different processes and materials available to construct a paddleboard. Each has benefits and challenges. Here, I’ll outline the most common ones, give a basic understanding and some good tips to use when searching for a board. Like most things in...read more
I would like to invite everyone to give some feedback this month. What do you want to hear about? After reading the article, please scroll down to the bottom of the screen and fill out the comment box and hit submit! Many people are very interested in trying out...read more
Is it the challenge, the change, the peace, the quiet, the natural world? I think for many of us it is all of the above. It has so many redeeming qualities, who could resist? The natural world holds a powerful medicine for many of our day to day struggles. ...read more
One of my favorite things about paddle sports is the versatility and multitude of venues or water conditions to paddle in. It keeps it challenging, interesting and fun for all of us. For many the culmination of this is SUP touring. You plan a trip, cover some miles...read more
This is my second post in a series which will focus on the growth of SUP, it's present, it's future and for now, address the Florida regional area. If I may, I would like to give you some background about my journey to SUP. I have been paddling some time, first in...read more
The rise of this new sport of Paddleboarding that is dear to many of us has been quick. Touted as the fastest growing sport in the world. But, Stand Up Paddleboarding has been around, possibly, since pre-early Homo sapiens began walking the earth and devising new ways...read more
We all purchase a paddleboard for similar reasons, such as, to get out on the water, have some solitude, challenge ourselves, access new areas, or get some exercise. We trust that the designs that are put in front of us are the best available. Are they? You should ask...read more
Here is our last post for now on board construction. Our Brushed Carbon Fiber layup. Our Brushed Carbon Fiber boards have 4 ounces of Carbon Fiber over the entire board with 4 ounces of fiberglass on top. The light color is a thin layer of paint to reduce temperatures...read more
Here is our second post of 3 on our layups/construction. This was our original layup for our very first 3 designs. Real Bamboo and Carbon fiber together for timeless appeal. We still have our CNC's and hand finished EPS foam core with real wood stringer for strength....read more
Our next three posts will address board construction. We are often told that our boards look amazing, set us apart from the rest and are a welcome sight. And at times criticized for not having more high res pics on our webpage. So here you go, 3 posts, 3 board...read more
Well, everyone is used to seeing fins on the tail of surfboards. The entire SUP community has latched on to this and accepted it. Not us! Demand more. Fins are on the tail of a Surf SUP for good reason. When you ride a wave you have an...read more
Very often, I find myself out on the water with my children. They love the water (My predisposition and our location didn't give them much choice). Figuring out how to work out our family logistics has been a fun and challenging part of my paddling routine. My...read more