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Summer 2017 Paddle Boarding Gear Guide

SAN DIEGO, California - Whip out your boardshorts and bikinis, it’s summer time! Nothin’s better than summer and we’re so stoked that our favorite time of the year is finally here. Here, we’ve put together a list of SUP gear, SUP accessories, SUP boards and all the must have's for everyone from a beginner to the advanced SUP'er for the 2017 Summer SUP season, so there's sure to be something in this guide for everyone!

Take a look at the 2017 Summer Gear Guide below:

 Paddles & Accessories


spring sup gear guide werner paddle rip stick
Werner Rip Stick

The Rip Stick is the answer to what stand up paddle surfers want. More power from a smaller blade. To generate more power, we developed an innovative double concave dihedral in the power face of the blade. Power pockets from the dihedral accelerate you into more waves, outrace outside sets and blast over foam piles. The double concave shape of the blade face also creates a super stable stroke, for all the crazy angles you’ll find yourself paddling.

spring sup gear guide bote kula

The five gallon bucket and cooler are some of BOTE's best selling attachments. Meet the KULA 5, a new cooler that combines the best parts of a cooler with a five gallon bucket. Use it as a cooler, seat, bait-well, rod holder, cast net holder, equipment storage or just about anything that you can do with a five-gallon bucket. The KULA 5 is the ultimate attachment for any SUP board.

pelican vayu paddle 2017 summer gear guidePelican Vayu Paddle

A combination of lightness and resistance, the Pelican VAYU SUP paddle is the must have accessory for your next SUP adventure. Featuring a 3-piece composite carbon adjustable shaft, a nylon reinforced fiberglass angled blade and a T-Grip handle, the VAYU paddle will provide you with maximum blade control and paddling efficiency.

holiday guide fusion stereoactive

The STEREOACTIVE is the world’s first portable floating watersports stereo, designed for the challenge of life on the water. The combination of world-class industrial design, high quality music reproduction, intelligent functionality and an extensive feature set has resulted in a rugged portable stereo that is prepared for anything. Sources include Bluetooth, radio tuner, USB and iPhone & Android audio playback and charging. Let STEREOACTIVE provide the soundtrack to your next SUP Adventure.

slipins 2017 summer gear guideSlipin Surfskin

A short tight-fitting, long sleeve, figure-flattering, upper body spring suit providing excellent sun protection with 60+ SPF and preventing rash development while surfing or standup paddling. It can be worn under a wetsuit or by itself. It is similar to yet more sexy than, a high rise spring suit. The front zipper keeps you in charge of the attraction factor.



 Boards - Inflatables


surftech air travel 2017 summer gear guide
Surftech Air Travel

The new Air Travel Series introduces three unique inflatable shapes to the Surftech lineup that provide boards for paddlers looking for the best option for their recreational and touring adventures. The new boards combine progressive outlines, strategically placed handles with integrated deck pads and fin boxes, and the most advanced technology to create one of the most lightweight inflatable compact travel partners.

spring sup gear guide sic maui air glide bullet
SIC Maui Bullet Air Glide

The Air Glide Bullet is the inflatable version of the Supconnect Award-Winning Bullet. The board is ideal for touring, racing and of course the downwinders. The board uses Dyneema stringer technology (DST) which utilizes an ultra durable single layer PVC tarpaulin skin and has double reinforced rail construction. The Air Glide Bullet packs all of the SIC downwind know how into one, convenient and competitive package.

sic maui airglide recon 2017 summer gear guideSIC Maui Recon Air Glide 

This classic longboard style all around surf / fitness board is a great to please the kids, the wife and the wallet. Dad’s love all the Air-Glide boards because you can spend the day horsing around you won’t have to spend the whole night patching up holes. Even punctures are easy, as the board is equipped with a repair kit if you happen to drop the anchor on it. The Recon 11.4 Air-Glide has a huge range, for riders nearly any weight. At 15 PSI, its super stiff and at 6 inches thick, the volume is abundant, this board can float the whole family.

spring sup gear guide slingshot crossbreed
Slingshot Crossbreed Inflatable

Slingshot’s Crossbreed inflatable paddle boards are your ticket to user-friendly fun in the great outdoors. They're light weight, durable, portable, super safe and they feel like hardboards when fully inflated. Anyone looking for a sturdy and straightforward all-around board that will hold up for years to come, these are them.

See our review of the Crossbreed HERE.

aqua marina magma 2017 summer gear guide
Aqua Marina Magma

Similar to the classic AM Fusion, the Magma is simply a cruising and surfing version, which still offers high level of functionality. The 4cm kicker-pad for step back offers confidence and great controlling.  Like the Fusion, Magma features stunning graphics, and inspired from the Octopus, the beautiful hand-made print is designed to enhance and elevate the riders experience and love of the board.

See our review of the Magma HERE.



 Boards - Hard Tops


boardworks muse 2017 summer gear guide
Boardworks Muse


The Muse is the perfect all-around board for exploring your local waterway. Stable and comfortable in a variety of water conditions, the refined shape lets you glide through the water with ease. This board is equipped with a thin, light weight croc-skin deck pad for superior comfort and traction.

See our review of the Muse HERE.

spring sup gear guide boardworks verve
Boardworks Verve


The Verve delivers the perfect combination of the speed, glide and efficiency of a longer touring SUP with the agile maneuverability of a smaller all-around board. The result: a uniquely calibrated, versatile design that’s lightweight, compact and more manageable for smaller paddlers both on and off the water.

See our review of the Verve HERE.

spring sup gear guide boardworks rukus
Boardworks Rukus


The Rukus is a great do-it all standup paddle board for the whole family that is versatile, built to take a beating, and last season after season. The performance hull design offers excellent stability, flotation & glide. And with our ultra strong Bombshell construction, the Rukus is a virtually indestructible, lightweight board.

See our review of the Rukus HERE.

pelican moorea 2017 summer gear guide
Pelican Moorea


The NEW Pelican MOOREA 106 is a striking SUP combining bright lime and earthy brown colors, with wood themed accents.  This lightweight (30 lb) SUP is great for serious paddle boarders and for light surf. Featuring an anti-slip cushioned deck pad, it provides secure footing and comfort. So be bold and hit the water with your MOOREA 106 to create memorable stories worth sharing.

See our review of the Moorea HERE.

pelican vibe80 2017 summer gear guide
Pelican Vibe 80


The Pelican VIBE 80 is a highly functional SUP simply scaled down in size to suit smaller paddlers. This SUP features anti-slip textured surface, a flexible removable fin, a molded carrying handle for easy transport, a bottle holder and drain plug. Its unique concave standing surface enables recovery if the board tilts. Made of RAM-X™ impact-resistant material, the VIBE 80 is built to last for many fun-filled days on the water, and it comes equipped with a junior paddle.

surftech universal 2017 summer gear guide
Surftech Universal Coretech


The Universal Coretech is the best all-around shape for recreational Stand up Paddling in flatwater. It’s larger volume and full rails allow you to float with ease in flatwater, making it a great solution for the entry level paddler looking for additional stability and control. With a full deck pad with tie downs, an integrated ledge handle and leash plug, it’s a great starter board, family board or beach house addition.

See our review of the Universal HERE.

bark contender lite pro elite 2017 summer gear guide
Bark Contender Lite Pro Elite


The new BARK Contender Lite Blue is a reflection of the shift in design towards lower-volume, narrower boards using the same race proven outline of the original Contender. It’s wrapped in blue, grey and white racing stripes and is the perfect choice for the paddler looking for that magic, lower-volume 12’6" board to support them in a variety of conditions.

See our review of the Contender Lite HERE.

sic maui fx 2017 summer gear guide


The FX Pro is SIC’s first new race board since the introduction of the popular X Series. Over a year in development, the FX is designed to adeptly overcome chop and swell with its full-volume nose and tailored rocker lines enabling it to skim over chop. The nose rocker is not as pronounced as the Bullet Series and does not push water in the flats, however the contours of the lines are such that the nose does not slice through the water in the same manner as a flat water board.

naish glide 2017 summer gear guide
Naish Glide

The 2017 Naish Glide GTW series is the go to board line for top performance Touring, Fitness and Recreational Racing in stand up paddle boarding. With many size options to choose from, one standout is the best-selling Glide 12’6” X 30 GTW - it is the perfect choice for long distance touring, downwind ocean or lake runs, recreational racing and that all important fitness training. Featuring a flat rocker, penetrating V nose and outstanding stability, our fast and lightweight Glide is the perfect choice for getting the most excitement, fun and function for your time on the water.

holiday guide pau hana endurance
Pau Hana Endurance Touring

The Pau Hana Endurance is a rugged touring board built for off the grid adventures. The board is protected with Ricochet and features thirty nine strategically placed seamount attachment points. The deck of the board doubles as a sleeping platform for your bivy sack. Named after Ernest Shackleton’s famous trans-antarctic attempt at the turn of the century, this board is dedicated to the hardy characters who choose create their own adventure.

See our review of the Endurance HERE.

spring sup gear guide jarvis pecos

Jarvis Boards Pecos

The Pecos board is the lightest and smallest wood SUP made by Jarvis Boards. It measures 9'4" x 32" and makes a great all around SUP for lighter paddlers and is a wave catching machine for medium to larger paddlers. Like all wooden paddle boards from Jarvis Boards, it is hand shaped in Austin, TX and is a feather weight at only 22 pounds.

starboard all star summer gear guide
Starboard All Star

The All Star is the most versatile race board in the Starboard range. It is suitable for all conditions, from flat-water to chop. Light beneath your feet and fast to accelerate, its design creates lift for easier glide, speed and enhanced linear planing. The All Star is designed to be responsive enough for elite riders as well as those looking for a stable, high performance race board to take their skills to the next level.

See our review of the All Star HERE.

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

Last modified onMonday, 05 June 2017 13:41

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