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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.

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Thursday, February 04, 2010

 

2010 Imagine SUP's

Variety is the spice of life...so just like the varietal selections of good wines grown here in our region, our selection of SUP's continues to grow as well...

NOBODY can match our selection...hundreds of options...with more coming...

We just received the 2010 Imagine offerings...waterproof cores...bamboo glass...low VOC epoxy resins...

Lightweight, strong, and good looking...killer new shapes and sizes have been added...



:: 9' x 30" 4.75" Cutback
:: 9'4" x 31" x 4.85" Chopper
:: 9'6" x 30" x 4.5" Enigma
:: 9'6" x 31" x 4.75" Cutback
:: 9'9" x 29" x 4.5" Wave Rider
:: 10" x 29" x 4.5" Wave Rocket
:: 10'6" x 30" x 4.5" Wave Rocket
:: 11" x 31" x 4.5" Wave Rocket









GALLERY...

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Thursday, April 30, 2009

 

Imagine Eco "Green" SUP's & Surfboards

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

 

Imagine Eco SUP's In Stock Now

The container of Imagine Eco SUP's has arrived...with the number of containers of SUP's that have been delivered to our shop over the last several years, the customs agents now know us by first name...;-)



We're really stoked with the finished product...nicest L@@King shortboard SUP's that we've seen to date...not to mention the bamboo 4-way adjustable fin sets...quad + 1 9'9"...2 + 1 10'6"...pricing at $999 for 1 piece, and $1199 for the 2 piece travel model...sustainably "green" production...well thought out design...winger bat tail...sweet graphics...RECESSED HANDLES...closed cell foam that doesn't take on H20 when dinged...bombproof construction...9'9" & 10'6"...stable width dimensions...good glide...killer pricing...have we said that already?...;-)











Many of these boards were already pre-sold to savvy travelers who have already picked up the new Werner 3 piece carbon Nitro SUP paddle...but, we do have some stock left in both one and two piece models to satisfy initial demand...at least, until the word gets out about the performance and value...especially, compared to the alternatives...;-)

We'll have them available for demo this Sunday...along with a host of the other leading SUP's in our product lines...call the shop to RSVP and for details...space is filling up fast...

hmmmmmmmm...we've got lots of frequent flyer miles...where to go...where to go???

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Wednesday, April 01, 2009

 

NEW: Werner Carbon Nitro SUP Paddle

We received the very first shipment from Werner, of the new Carbon Nitro SUP paddles last week...we're already sold through half of the three dozen that we got in this shipment...

They're going fast...we haven't even had time to get them out on the rack...



Here's the new 3-piece travel version...







The new 3-piece travel SUP paddles are a natural to be paired up with the new 2-piece Imagine ECO SUP's that will be arriving soon...

Here are a couple of shots of the 9'9"...before installation of pad...



Winged bat tail for progressive standup paddle surfing...



Nice L@@King shape, huh?
Or would you prefer to ride a blowup toy (that costs more money) on your vacation?!?!...;-)



Showing the two shafts in the bottom...(note that the screws have not been put in, or the central gasket, so you can see a gap here still)...

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Wednesday, March 04, 2009

 

Bamboo Fins & Eco SUP's

We just received the first iteration of the new bamboo WARDOG fins...

Shown here are the 8.75" FreeWeed and the WARDOG 9"...







We are working on US box first...dialing in the flex, foil, and fit...all good...
Next step is work on the various sizes...then, gradually move to Powerbox...

Our new 9'9" and 10'6" Imagine split travel SUP's ($1199) are shipping in a couple of days...we will also have a few one piecers ($999)...

The 9'9" quad +1 model will have orange pin stripe...and the 10'6" 2 + 1 will have gray pin stripe...we will be able to outfit them with bamboo fins for a truly resource sustainable board...should have them in stock around the end of the month...









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Saturday, February 14, 2009

 

New ECO SUP's Coming Soon

Imagine Surfboards shaper, Corran Addison, has got our new 9'9" and 10'6" ecologically sustainable "green" SUP wave rippers (ECO SUP's) shaped up and they are under construction at his factory...

We will have them available in one piece and two piece models in March...MSRP $999 & $1199, respectively...

The 9'9" will be a quad +1 fin setup...the 10'6" will be a 2 +1 fin setup...both utilizing the 4 Way fin system...and, adding extra value to this impressive pricing structure, they will come with gorgeous ecologically sustainable bamboo fins...



They are a hybrid model crossing the Cutback with the Waverider...a high performance all-arounder...













Here's my 9' two piece...

More info here...

Prototypes...

Chopper model...

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Friday, January 16, 2009

 

Imagine Eco SUP's on Maui

Bryan Elkus has snapped some pretty kewl shots of Julien Fillion, the lead kiteboard designer at Liquid Force, on the new Imagine 9'0" Eco 2-piece SUP on Maui...

I highlighted this board, and other Imagine Eco SUP's, recently on this blog post...

We have a shipment of both one piece, and two piece, Imagine Eco SUP's heading our way soon...SUP travelers now have a new option...

The future is here now...read more...





Check out more images from Bryan Elkus on his blog...

Dan Gevere, our rep from Werner Paddles, had this to say about his 7'6" Imagine Eco SUP 2 piece after riding it on Oahu's North Shore...

BOARD REVIEW:

“My board Specs: 7'6"x29"x4.5in My Specs: 165 lbs, 5'10" SUP paddling 3 yrs, and I came off of a 8'11"x28x4.25 La Pistola

First off this board is for experienced paddlers with great SUP Balance and want something to smack the lip and take a vertical approach to SUPing a wave. Although the 2 pc system is a prototype and the first of its kind in a SUP board I was very impressed with the strength and durability of the system. I did notice a little movement in the middle along the seam but once it was surfing it couldn’t feel it at all-maybe because I was having so much fun. I know small improvements have been made to take care of this. On the water it was superb while riding the wave, turning faster than any other board I have ever ridden. The width made it easy to paddle for its length and I had no problems getting into head high No Shore surf with it. Many of the surfers were commenting on how fast it looked down the line and I felt some serious G's on a few bottom turns. The rail held the high line excellent and the 4WFS system rode great in both the quad and thruster set-up, but I eventually settled on the thruster setup because of my riding style. The pulled nose made busting through the whitewater much easier as the board would lift over the top and resurface straight up and predictably if it went under. I never saw the nose pearl on a drop in, and was amazed at how late i could kick out of the wave. This board is a serious carving machine and can be enjoyed by experienced well conditioned paddlers in any type of surf. It actually tracked well for being so short and I could take about 5-7 strokes per side before having to switch sides.

After my session I dropped the board off of my head straight onto some nasty North Shore rocks after slipping on a boulder and to my amazement it simply looked like a minor contusion below the surface of the laminate but no crack. WOW any other board and I would of had to get it repaired.

Overall impression: I have never been so stoked about a SUP board before.
I got the beefy construction which is nice for those of us who are hard on boards
The 2-pc system works and I never felt it on the wave. The most Organic ride I have ever felt and I am excited about it.”

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Tuesday, January 06, 2009

 

THE FUTURE SUP IS HERE NOW

IMAGINE a stable 9'0" high performance SUP...
IMAGINE it being built from recycled coffee cups and bamboo fiberglass cloth...sustainable materials...
IMAGINE being able to peel the skin off at the end of it's life and placing the core in a recycle bin...
IMAGINE a SUP that doesn't suck H20 when dinged...100% waterproof...
IMAGINE the same SUP being able to break down into two 4'6" pieces for airline travel...with a two piece high performance SUP paddle...
IMAGINE this SUP with a convenient carry handle built into the board...
IMAGINE this SUP with a fin system where you can change the cant and tow angles...
IMAGINE this SUP being ridden as a single, twin, tri, quad, or five fin...
IMAGINE this 9'0" SUP turning into a 9'6" SUP by adding a center section extension...three piece split SUP...
IMAGINE the price of this SUP at $1199...one piece version at $999...











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Saturday, January 03, 2009

 

ISPO "Brand new" Award Goes to Imagine Surfboards





ISPO "Brand new" Award Goes to Imagine Surfboards





Imagine Surfboards Eco technology [and Split Board] won not only the "best in category" at the very prestigious ISPO "Brand New Product" contest, but also won the "Overall best product".

For 10 years now, the ispo BrandNew Award is the trend barometer in the sports industry and the world's largest newcomer competition...the best innovations and products of young companies that have been chosen by an international jury...

Judging was very hard as there were countless great submissions and fantastic inventions of all kinds, but that combination of the ecological aspect of our boards combined with the dedication to creating a board which puts performance on an equal footing with ecological, and the simple and functional solution to airline travel, meant that they were ultimately impressed with Imagine's submission.

Here are some pics of the new Imagine ECO boards heading our way...
I'll have a 9'er to play with next week...then, we'll have a container of split, and one piece, Imagine ECO SUP's in February...get your name on the list if you want to lock down availability of this first round...$999 1-Piece...$1199 2-Piece...







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