We've gotten the new production epoxy Gerry lopez & Ron House SUP's all wet...and they are no longer wave virgins...
These puppies rip!
For high performance standup paddle boards, they are stable and paddle nicely...the stock fins are also quite acceptable...
They are all molded EPS blanks...cut in half and a stringer is glued up...then hand shaped and hand glassed with American glass and Resin Research epoxy resin...
Perfect pinlines and logos are added...very nice flex with a custom surfboard feel...
(MSRP Ron House $1199...Gerry Lopez $1299)
Gerry Lopez 9'6" x 27.5" x 4.25"
RH 9'6" x 27.5" x 4 1/8"
RH 10'6" x 27 7/8" x 4 3/8"
RH 11' x 29" x 4 5/8"
RH 12' x 30" x 4 3/4"
Ron House 11'er...click pic below for more angles:
Many more pics in this gallery
If you're in Santa Barbara...or nearby...you may be interested in hearing Gerry Lopez talk about his new book May 6 at UCSB..."SURF is Where You Find It"...intro by Yvon Chouinard (Patagonia)...
"- surfing any time, any where, and in any way..."
With a standup paddle board...you can just meditate on the mantra that I coined years ago...
Labels: Gerry Lopez, Ron House, stand up paddle boards, standup paddle boards
Just a quickie gallery
to start to showcase the new Gerry Lopez 9'6" (10'2"/10'6" coming soon)...
also, the new Ron House 9'6" and 10'6" to go along with the 11' & 12'ers...
Labels: Gerry Lopez, Ron House, stand up paddle boards, standup paddle boards, SUP's
The newest members of the Santa Barbara standup paddling community, led by Ericka D, did a phenomenal job of "getting it' in quite challenging "never-ever" conditions over the weekend...they had it all thrown at them...and were game...despite the wind, waves, current & chop they all succeeded in doing several down-winders standing up, and winding up back at the takeoff spot...knee paddling was the call in the wind...but, several of our class persevered standing up...several windsurfers and kiters were seen ripping around right after these shots were taken...
Labels: standup paddle surfing Santa Barbara
Just received the new Werner adjustable carbon standup paddles with the new ergonomic palm grip with thumb control...MSRP $339...
Weight is 23 oz.
4 settings (via double push pin at 1.5" increments)
Available in 4 sizes:
Performance Core Blade Design
: Light and buoyant in aerated water for enhanced performance
: Tough Dynelâ„˘ edging for greater durability
Blade Shape and Construction
: Mid size teardrop shaped with rounded corners that reduces torque
: Slight spoon shape at blade tip that provides a catch that is smooth and quiet
: Dihedral back reduces blade flutter for a stable stroke, more comfort, and less fatigue
Shaft and T-grip
The shaft is durable carbon construction which is light weight
: An oval index for added control
: An enhanced ABS T-grip is designed for maximum blade control and great durability
: Light swing weight
Labels: stand up paddles, Werner Adjustable Carbon Standup paddles