Spring 2019 SUP Gear Guide

SAN DIEGO, California - The sun is starting to shine, ice is melting and spring is starting to peek it’s head around the corner. With temperatures rising and waterways defrosting into lakes and rivers again, it’s time to start getting geared up and ready to get back on the water and out of the winter hibernation. Here, we’ve put together a list of SUP gear, accessories, and of course boards for everyone from a beginner to the advanced SUP'er for the 2019 Spring paddle boarding season, so there's sure to be something in this guide for everyone!

Take a look at the 2019 Spring Gear Guide below:



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Werner Paddles Trance

The Trance paddle has all the balance and buoyancy but by using an advanced full carbon layup we are able to achieve staggering low weights. For the paddler looking to go further, faster and stay on the water longer the 15.5 ounce weight, along with smooth stable strokes is going to make the Trance a must have. With its amazing feel on the water and the super light weight, it is the elite paddle of our Versatile line.

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Experience Surf SUP Lock

Paddle boards can cost in the thousands of dollars so why risk leaving them unattended? Instead, lock the board and deter theft when you need to leave your board unattended. Board Lock is made up of two pieces called the “cup” and “plug.” The cup is secured using a standard fin screw of a length for the style fin box on your Surfboard or SUP.

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Headhunter Reef Safe Sunscreen

Headhunter created the "Original" Face Stick for surfing. Hands free, pocket sized protection. This unique powder dry formula is similar to foundation make-up and can even be applied in the water! Stays visible on your skin so you know it's working. Approved for all conditions and climates.

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Esca Fin

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to paddle board at night? Well, it is pretty amazing with the right gear! ESCA fins create a beautiful glow around your board. The ESCA fin works with your SUP to light up the water without sacrificing performance. Each ESCA fin utilizes a patented system which uses two quality adventure lights by Litra. The ESCA fits in a backpack, and connects to any standard long box fitting in under 60 seconds!


 Boards - Inflatables


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Boardworks Shubu Kraken

The SHUBU Inflatable Kraken is a stylish, stable and very versatile recreational board that is travel friendly and easy to store. This board works equally well for beginners and intermediate paddlers and its perfect for couples or families who want a his/hers board option. Available in two sizes – 10’ 0” and 11’ 0”, The Kraken is built with Boardworks’ exclusive Dual Fusion laminate, making this board stiffer and more durable than other inflatables.

Check out our review of the Shubu Kraken HERE.

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Aqua Marina Atlas

ATLAS is best seller all around advanced series for Aqua Marina. The longer and wider size of the board (12’x 33”) is aimed for bigger paddlers or paddling with families. The light weight drop stitch technology makes the new Aqua Marina all-around board have an incredible stiffness and weight ratio. The package includes everything you need to start your first paddle on the water.



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Body Glove Performer 11 – Blue Ocean Edition

The Body Glove Performer Blue Ocean Edition offers paddlers of all skill levels even more value with new upgrades. This light-weight board is 34 inches wide and offers an extra-stable platform, which is great for fitness, fun and travel. The three fixed, Dura-Fins deliver incredible tracking and the triple-layer stringer design maximizes rigidity. This ISUP package allows you to explore the world then transition into an improved double-layer backpack and back into your car.

Check out our review of the Performer HERE.

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Slingshot Crossbreed Airtech

The Slingshot Crossbreed AirTech Inflatable SUP is a solid all-around, lightweight, board made with durable DropStitch construction. It has a pointed bow for maintaining efficiency and speed on open water, enough rocker for handling chop, mild white water or small ocean waves, a rail outline that favors tracking with turning control and a rounded square tail that balances rear-end stability with agility.

Check out our review of the Crossbreed HERE.


 Boards - Hard Tops


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Surftech Aleka

The Aleka got a new look for 2019 and it’s just as good, if not better than it’s 2018 version. The Aleka is the perfect board for any paddler that wants to do it all. Joe BARK shaped the Aleka to be stable enough for flat-water cruising plus it still performs well in small to medium surf. The prAna® collaboration offers up an aesthetic that looks great on the Aleka and ties into the 2019 prAna® collection.

Check out our review of the Aleka HERE.

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Surftech Catalyst

The Catalyst is the perfect board for the whole family. Joe BARK shaped the Catalyst for flat-water cruising plus it still performs well in small to medium surf. The prAna® collaboration utilizes a print from the 2019 swim collection that looks great and is appealing to everyone that gets on it. Utilizing quality fiberglass, EPS, Greenpoxy resin (plant based epoxy system), and Surftech molding methods we achieved a very durable and lightweight board.

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Surftech Promenade

The All-New PROMENADE Fleet Utility-Armor features a displacement hull, larger volume, and full rails gives the Promenade a stable platform to paddle with ease in flat-water and chop. The EPS foam, high-quality fiberglass, epoxy resin, reinforced rails, and molded armor shell makes the Promenade extremely durable, and the added security options make it the perfect rental or beginner board.

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Short for “Rocket Ship,” the RS Series is proving to be one of fastest all-water race boards in the world. SIC Maui has developed and tested these shapes starting at Pacific Paddle Games 2016 and have made countless prototypes, refining and honing in on the perfect design characteristics. In 2017 all the R&D culminated into final prototypes that would be put to the test in technical, long distance, sprint, and downwind races in order to validate that the RS is one of the fastest, most well rounded, all water race boards in the world.

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SIC Maui Tao Art

The TAO ART series is inspired by traditional surf design. The full nose and rounded pintail help you to drop into waves, carving down the line with ease. The wider widths make the board stable, which comes in handy when punching through the shore break or standing out in the lineup. These boards also make for nice cruising boards with a moderate rocker line which tracks and glides nicely through the water. The overall volume is designed to accommodate the whole family, small or large.

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Pau Hana Moon Mist

This stand up paddle board is best for yoga and surfing. Balance your Chakras in a floating yoga session and then catch rides in the surf and pump your stoke. This is the ideal board for girls with messy hair and thirsty hearts who want to do it all.

Make sure to head to your local retailer to find all these items and more during this Spring season!

Last modified onFriday, 20 March 2020 16:55

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