BEND, Oregon – Stand On Liquid, an industry-leading stand up paddleboard company, is the exclusive retailer for a limited edition Smokey Bear Air inflatable paddleboard package in honor of the iconic character’s 75th birthday. In addition to the 11’0” Smokey Bear Air paddleboard, the package includes a travel backpack, high pressure pump, three-piece adjustable fiberglass paddle, coil ankle leash, patch kit and an 8-inch fin.
Ten percent of the sales of Smokey Bear Air paddleboards will be donated to wildfire prevention programs by Smokey Zone, the Bend-based manufacturer of the boards.
“I grew up with Smokey Bear and his message of ‘only you can prevent wildfires,’” said Stand On Liquid owner Rob McDonald. “It’s a thrill to help play a small part in the 75th celebration of his legacy while also generating proceeds that benefit wildfire prevention.”
Designed by Stand On Liquid for all-around performance, the Smokey Bear Air inflatable paddleboard is adaptable to many uses including flatwater paddling, stand up surfing and SUP yoga. With a 32-inch wide and low-rocker outline, the Smokey Bear Air provides excellent stability for beginner and intermediate paddlers. The board graphics feature Smokey Bear’s face with the message, “please be careful.”
“Smokey Zone prides itself in producing the highest quality fire prevention products that help reduce the impact wildfires have on the places we live, work and play,” said Nolan Wilson, the owner of Smokey Zone. “We strive to produce products that both celebrate and protect our national forests, and the Smokey Bear Air captures our intention perfectly.”
Limited quantities of the Smokey Bear Air 11’0” inflatable paddleboard package are available online and in the Stand On Liquid showroom located at 1320 SE Reed Market Road in Bend, Oregon. For more information, please call 541.639.4596 or email [email protected].
About Stand On Liquid:
Founded in 2010 and based in Bend, Oregon, Stand On Liquid offers the largest inventory of stand up paddle boards and accessories on the West Coast, and designs and sells its own collection of SUP boards. Stand On Liquid also distributes almost 70 paddle board brands and accessories nationally. For more information, please visit standonliquid.com or call 541.639.4596.
About Smokey Zone:
In partnership with the United States Forest Service (USFS), Smokey Zone has produced fire prevention products since 2004, including hand-painted Smokey Bear statues, fire danger signs and most recently, the inaugural Smokey Bear Air paddle board. Ten percent of every Smokey Bear item sold benefits wildfire prevention programs.