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The latest BUZZ in new standup paddle surfing sports gear.

We showcase the best standup paddle boards, standup paddles, standup paddle accessories with news and views.

StandUp Paddle Sports has the largest, and best, selection of SUP's in the UNIVERSE at our store in Santa Barbara, CA.

Over 150 standup paddle boards currently in stock. New SUP's arriving monthly.

(Best selection...Best value...Best service...Mahalo)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

 

2010 Hobie SUP's




Hobie's Mark Johnson (shaper) and Colin McPhillips (team rider) visited us today to show off the new line of Hobie SUP products...

BTW, Colin McPhillips is a three-time world longboard champ...and, is already gaining success on the SUP racing circuit with very little training or experience...

-- Photo Courtesy Sean Douglas / Hobie

Colin is currently working with Hobie shaper, Mark Johnson, on 3 signature high performance Stand Up Paddle surf models, and 3 signature Hobie Surfboard models shaped by legendary Hobie shaper Terry Martin...

These are some of the shapes that will be offered as production boards...available this Spring...












Here is Hobie's new production race board...clean and fast...fast...fast...









Pricing is very attractive...

Colin McPhillips "CM Ultimate" models are $1199/$1249...
Sumos are $1249/$1299...
Race Elite PFX is $1749...YOWZA!!!



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Sunday, July 12, 2009

 

Hobie Foote Segue

Lots of activity at the shop lately...while Bill Foote was over from Maui visiting, Hobie shaper, Mark Johnson stopped by to dropoff more boards and to show us a new prototype surf model...



It was kewl to see them talking board design and checking each other's boards out...not very often do you see two shapers on the same page...









Mark talking race board design with our paddleracing team member Rich Schroeder...



Rich competed yesterday at the 9 mile 2009 Hennessey's US Paddleboard Championships
in Redondo Beach, California...haven't seen race results yet, but it sounds like Hobie team riders swept many of the top spots...

Mark shared a couple of pics of his new 14' carbon X-14 SUP race board that has been under wraps...they debuted at the US Championships yesterday...





Hobie's SUP program is not just focused on waves or racing...even though it's hard not to notice the performance of their products in the hands of riders like Chuck Patterson, three-time world longboard champ Colin Mcphillips, brothers T.J. and Bryce Saeman...etc...

The Hobie ATR (All Terrain Ride) SUP line has also been very successful...
The ATR line is the best of both worlds...a great stable paddling platform with great surfing characteristics.

The 10'6" x 28.75" ATR is a fav amongst our wahine clients...it's perfect fit for smaller paddlers who want a board that paddles with ease and stability.

Here's Allison and Serina driving away with their new Hobies on their cars heading to the beach to baptize them...Allison picked out the mango 10'6"...and her friend Serina opted for the aqua...





A frequent sight at our shop...stoked clients driving away with new SUP's heading to the beach...

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

 

Kamiah's Favorite SUP

Is the Hobie 12'er...



KOWABUNGA KAMIAH!!!





CLICK for more pics of Kamiah on her Hobie 12'...

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Thursday, October 16, 2008

 

Hobie Standup Paddle Boards



Hobie standup paddle boards are back in stock...

The oldest surf brand in existence (50 years) is back in stock at Standup Paddle Sports' Santa Barbara store...Mango...Aqua...Red...







Hobie took 4 out of the top 11 places in the Pro/Elite division at the Gerry Lopez "Paddle of the Battle" last weekend in Doheny Beach...with their top team rider Chuck Patterson taking home the bacon...$10K first place...

With results like this, Hobie has established itself as a leader in standup paddle surfing...major street cred...



Check out these vid clips of the event...Hobie I Open Class...Hobie II Pro/Elite Class...

L@@K for these industry leading SUP's at the 2nd Annual Surf Swap Meet in Santa Barbara on Saturday, October 18 at Santa Barbara City College...a benefit for SBCC Women's Basketball program...

Hobie SUP's come with handles, pads, and fins for $1295 to $1395...

We'll also have boards from Starboard, Naish, Jimmy Lewis, Gerry Lopez, Bill Foote...
Of course, we'll have incredible deals on these boards and paddles from QuickBlade & Werner...and the new Powerex Sean Ordonez carbon SUP paddle designs...









This and soooo much more from the industry leader in standup paddling...

Standup Paddle Sports of Santa Barbara...your first and last stop for all of your paddle suring needs...we put the STOKE in your STROKE!!!...

Customer Testimonials...

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Saturday, August 23, 2008

 

Hobie SUP Catalog

Hey now,
We have another shipment of the killer new Hobie line of SUP's arriving in a couple of weeks...the last shipment sold through in just a couple of days...and this one coming up (mid-September) is going fast...there are still a few 10'6" and 12'ers unspoken for...we also have a custom 9'9" CP stinger...here's Chuck Patterson putting it through the paces at the Mexican Pipeline...




Here are some pics of the 10'6", 11'2", & 12'er...all of these boards work great on flatwater...plus, the new 12'6" Touring and Race SUP's are gonna be instant hits...I've seen the prototypes and they are impressive...

To really wet your appetite, you can check out the new Hobie SUP catalog by clicking on the image below...each thumbnail will expand to full page by clicking on it...

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Friday, July 25, 2008

 

HOBIE STANDUP PADDLEBOARDS ARE HERE!



Well worth the wait...stable...great directional stability...killer finish work...handles...pads...and great pricing...







We baptized these new additions to our extensive standup paddle board quiver today...
Several of the old guard SB standuppers took them for a spin today and were impressed with the performance and appearance/features...

I shot lots more pics...coming in a few days...
Our Hobie SUP page is still under construction...but, you can still catch more info there...

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

 

HOBIE STANDUP PADDLEBOARDS



Hobie surfboards need no introduction...the surfing lifestyle brand started 50 years ago by Hobie Alter continues to break new ground with a killer new line of SUP's...



Durable , lightweight, beautiful finish...comes with integrated handle, pad, and fins...

10'6" ($1295)...11'2" ($1350)...12' ($1395)...

We'll have a limited supply in a few days...if you miss out on those, we'll have more coming in ~ 2-3 weeks...

We'll also have a couple of the 9'9" x 28" x 4.25" Chuck Patterson winger swallow models...click image below for a SUP vid clip of Chuck Patterson...and standup paddleboard wakesurfing at Lake Mojave on a 11'2" Hobie SUP. A great way to enjoy a little surf on the lake.

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