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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)

Monday, September 07, 2009

 

Santa Barbara Labor Day SUP Demo

Yesterday's SUP demo went really well...over 110 people participated...
Our "try before you buy" SUP demos have become so popular that we have had to RSVP folks to ensure that people get an opportunity to try the specific boards they are interested in...

We've taught over 600 people how to standup paddle in Santa Barbara this Summer on our fleet of SUP's, for free...other people prefer the more personalized private individual or group lessons that we offer...

Gorgeous sunny weather and light cooling breezes prevailed...







Kids learning to kick turn...they could spin forever on their first day of SUP...











Board cleaning station...we are stoked that people recognize how much effort and labor goes into making the boards and paddles available to try for free...





Demo van organization...



Warren and Koren loading their new SUP's...Starboard 9'8" Fish and 10'6" Imagine ECO SUP into their van...their first standup board they learned on was the Exocet Kona...and they got it from someone that started on it as well...paying it forward...



All loaded up and ready for SUP...



That's what it's all about for us...miles of smiles...STOKED CLIENTS!!!

More pics of the SUP demo in this GALLERY...

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Friday, July 31, 2009

 

SUP Race Tomorrow :: Demo Sunday

Alrighty then...due to incredible demand, more 14' Naish Glides arrived today...

Check out the 2010 Naish SUP lineup...meet & greet with Dave Kalama at the race on Saturday and demo on Sunday...



SUP race tomorrow...

FREE SUP demo on Sunday...our extremely popular "try before you buy" program...
RSVP with the shop for details...

It's a fact...we have more boards...the best selection...the best construction...best value...and, most importantly, the best service of ANY shop selling SUP's on this planet...

We don't dig the "too cool for school"... kewl guy attitude on the phone, while you tap your feet waiting to make eye contact to spend your hard earned recreational dollars...the "Golden Rule" is in effect at our shop...your STOKE is guaranteed...

We have cherry picked all of the SUP products in our shop...you won't find CHEAP split rail, fin box blowout, ding magnet SUP seconds...we'll let the johnny come lately wannabes handle that...;-)

PLEASE SHOP THE OTHER GUYS FIRST...we encourage it...it helps our business...simple as that...

Of course, ALL of our SUP's come with with recessed handles...and, at a minimum you get a free leash and shwag bag with your purchase...we have lots of kewl SUPsports branded shwag, like paddle covers...paddle bags...rack pads...tshirts...hats...etc...

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Monday, July 06, 2009

 

Cheeseburgers in Paradise

Great weather...great paddling...great food...great friends...

Over 100 people turned up throughout the day yesterday, for our "try before you buy" demo in Goleta..."The Good Land"...

It was pretty kewl to see many people and families that have purchased standup paddling gear from us just come to hang at this demo...and, bring other folks to pay it forward with...standup paddling in our village has gone viral...just as it is starting to go worldwide...







We have a great program where instead of paying for a rental of beaten down, crap SUP gear and no instruction, every couple of weeks we host a free demo of top of the line standup paddleboards and paddles...with expert instruction...we require that you RSVP, so that we can tailor the boards and paddles to the clients who are interested in certain models or types of boards...

Our program is more geared towards helping folks make a purchasing decision of which boards and paddles fit them and their families, than it is to convince masses of people that they need to standup and paddle...we think that argument is moot...;-)

Of course, if you feel more comfortable in a private setting, we offer the same service with paid private lessons...the lesson costs are fully refunded upon purchase of gear within a reasonable time frame...









David Drake, son of Jim Drake, co-inventor of windsurfing, showed up at our demo yesterday to paddle and sail a bit, once the breeze came up...



Part of our great staff chillin' with a cheeseburger in paradise...along with a plate of pulled pork and pinquito beans...washing it all down with a cold beverage...
Not a bad way to wind down another successful demo day...miles of smiles created today...



A few more shots in this GALLERY...

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Wednesday, July 01, 2009

 

SUP Demos :: Next One July 5th :: Open July 4th

In the spirit of paying it forward, we've taught hundreds and hundreds of people how to standup paddle...and, we know that many have in turn, paid it forward themselves...changing the world one standup paddler at a time, as it were...;-)

We have another of our "try before you buy" demos planned this Sunday (July 5th)...
RSVP for all day demo and BBQ...
Call or email the shop for more info...if you can't make it, ask about our private lesson "money back when you buy" program...

A few shots from last week's demo...this was a semi-private demo for members of Ty Warner's Coral Casino...we've supplied their members with some top quality Starboard SUP's and racks to match the decor of the Coral Casino Beach and Cabana Club...



Jason and daughter Allison...first time standuppers...



Mary Lou and her husband Ed, were gliding along...



SUPsports staffer, Daniel Razo, keeping an eye on Wendy...



Lisa enjoying a sunny day for her first time standup paddle session in Santa Barbara on the Starboard 10'5" Drive...I told her that she wouldn't fall in and she didn't...



A few more June 28 SUP demo shots...

Click on pictures below to view several of our many SUP demos in sunny, beautiful, Santa Barbara...



















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Monday, May 04, 2009

 

Foggy Doggy SUP Demo Bloggy

Big thanks to everyone that helped with the demo yesterday...despite the in and out nature of the fog, we managed to get over 50 people (and a couple of doggies) out and standing up...



Larry enjoying his new Naish Glide...



A woman came over from the diverted cruise ship in town...she couldn't figure out what the heck we were doing...she thought we were clamming...;-)





Kewl piccie...



A few more pics in this GALLERY...

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Saturday, April 04, 2009

 

Sunday SUP Demo :: April 5

Sunday SUP Demo :: April 5 :: 9-Noon ::


Call John or Guy at the shop for info and to RSVP...

805.967.SUPS (7877)
805.964.6513
888.805.9978






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