Ohana's fine craftmanship and race proven stand up paddle boards will be manufactureed by Boardworks
Russell Coble (left) and Bob Reed (right) from Ohana Paddle Board, represent a prestigious legacy in paddle boarding history.
ENCINITAS, California – Bob Reed and Russell Coble, co-founders of Ohana Paddle Board company announced today that they have selected Encinitas based Boardworks to manufacture and sell their new category of S.U.P. boards, worldwide. Reed noted, “Our objective is to work with BW to bring a new collection of higher performance boards to a much broader user group. We will marry the speed of our custom boards with new more stable boards suitable for touring, fitness paddling and citizen racing. The new boards are light, fast and stable.”
Boardworks’ Mike Fox noted, “We are flattered that Ohana would select Boardworks to manufacture and market their new boards. Their reputation for performance race boards is virtually unmatched despite their modesty about their successes. They have won 30 of the 42 events they have entered including wins in the Molokai, The Catalina Classic, the Battle of the Paddle in Hawaii and Dana Point, the Worlds in Australia, plus the International and US Championships. Our recent expansion of our inland and coastal waters dealer network will help provide much greater consumer access to these fantastic new products. It will be a great opportunity to bring Ohana technology to more paddlers. We have a special build in mind that will combine all the performance elements in a stable and user-friendly construction. We hope to introduce the new boards by late Spring.”
Ohana Paddle Board Company was founded in 1996 by Bob Reed and Russel Coble, two high school buddies from Orange County. Their passion for the oceanic lifestyle marked the advent of Ohana prone paddleboards in 1996; Russell’s race experience in outriggers, surfskis and paddleboards and Bob’s talent for design and manufacturing soon led to an unbelievable success in high performance paddling: in the ensuing years Ohana won almost every major paddle race in the world. The Ohana SUP boards were introduced in 2008 with the idea to take the speed of their paddle boards to the Stand Up category. The outcome was amazing: at the Battle of the Paddle they took first in Men’s Open, and Women’s elite, and a second in Men’s Elite. Their current roster includes Rob Rojas, Tom Gallagher, Will Rechenstein, Jared Vargas, Maggie Hogan, Eric Stearns, Dick and Dane Deboer, and Julie Wolf. For information go to http://www.ohanapaddle.com/
At Boardworks we are passionate about all things to do with the ocean and water lifestyle we all embrace. Our goal is to share that passion, to promote respect for the planet, it’s creatures and each other and to make surfing and stand up paddle more fun for more people. Boardworks represents some of the best shapers in the world and bring their premier surf and SUP models to the global water community manufactured with our proprietary construction technologies. For more info go to www.boardworkssurf.com or follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/boardworkssurf Contact: Gretchen Gamble [email protected] Bob Reed [email protected]