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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)

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

 

Shiny happy Footes

The new shipment of 11' x 28" & 11' x 30" Foote SUP's have landed, also the new 10' x 27" winger swallow...and they are C O L O R F U L...a few of the 11' x 30" boards have mast tracks...click image below for full gallery of pics...



These boards are incredibly lightweight and strong...going fast at $1399...

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Wednesday, March 05, 2008

 

Perfect Quiver?

An 11'2" Starboard "Ultimate Blend" SUP and a 9'0" Fish SUP that are both wavesailable...this is a tough combo to beat...on top of that, it comes in an ASA "TufSkin" construction for $1099 ea.

Pictured below is the "Sportech" construction with gorgeous wood veneer for $1549 ea.



These '08 SUP's are in stock in our Santa Barbara store now...going fast...

Could be the perfect quiver for a standupper with a surfing background...

More pics here...

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Friday, February 15, 2008

 

Fun waves...perfect weather...more on tap...

A few snapshots from one of today's sessions...



Swell is building...weather is as nice as it gets in the Winter...
Lots of folks dropping by the shop today trying to find out closeup what the standup buzz is all about...

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Friday, February 08, 2008

 

Starboard 14'8" Distance SUP Pics and Vid

The surf backed off yesterday so I got out on the new Starboard 14'8" "Point to Point" Distance standup paddleboard...



This is a spacecraft of a board...it took me a few minutes to figure out the steering...there is a carbon rod tensioner that adjusts the integrated rudder...
Once I got that set for the conditions, I figured out that the best way to control it was by big toe pressure rather than the side of the foot...
This really works...you can paddle on one side going straight as you want...and can practically turn around as fast as a sub-10' SUP...
I learned to turn the board around without even paddling...

There is a gallery of pics here...

Additionally, I edited up a tail mounted vid clip (QT 7 .m4v)...vid clip (Windows Media .wmv)...


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Sunday, January 27, 2008

 

Blair 9'11" & Starboard 9'8 Fish

Just picked up my new Blair 9'11" 5 fin SUP, with mast track option...designed to be the ultimate waveriding travel board...will be riding it next
to the new 2008 Starboard 9'8" Fish with mast track and footstrap options...

Click image for more comparion pics...

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2008 Starboard Standup Paddleboard Pics

Just returned from the ASR show in San Diego with a few of the 2008 Starboard SUP's that will be in the container we'll be receiving in a few weeks...

Pleasantly surprised by the pulled tail and tail rocker of the 11'2" "Ultimate Blend"...combined with the relatively flat nose rocker, will make for some killer nose riding...

Lightweight...and gorgeous styling...

Will have more pics soon of the new 14'8" "Point to Point" board with integrated steering rudder...prolly do some water shots and helmetcam clips...

The 9'0" and 9'8" Fish absolutely ROCK!!!
The blue camo pad is killer...the Tufskin version is remarkably light...and only $1099!!!



Finally, we'll break the news here on the new 7'2" x 29" Kids SUP board...



Must say...standup really brings out your inner kid...
(pssssssttt, I'll be stroking out on it soon...;-)

Click below for a few more shots...


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Saturday, January 19, 2008

 

New Starboard Distance Standup Paddleboard

We're very excited about the new Starboard "Point to Point" standup distance paddleboard...it is going into production as I write...however, it L@@Ks like we
will have one to paddle around on next week...stay tuned for more pics...in the meantime, click on the pic below for more info...

We already have six pre-orders for this puppy...so if you're serious about getting one, contact us ASAP so that we can put you on our list...

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Sunday, December 30, 2007

 

Bill Foote Maui Standup Paddleboards

Here are some fresh pics of the new 11' x 30" Bill Foote Maui standup paddleboard.
Click on images to go into a photo gallery...this will be a production board that with availability first of April...(along with a new 10' high performance shape) and will complement the Bill Foote classic 11' x 28" that is available right now and is selling out fast...





It's hard to find a better noseriding SUP than this board...the glide is amazing, and if you step back on the tail, it will respond better than any other 11'er on the market...heck, it LOOKs and rides better than most longboard surfboards that are out there...;-)

Top notch construction makes the Bill Foote 11'er an all-time classic...comes with double leash plugs...8" center fin, and side-biters...

Here are some more shots of the BF SUP's and Bill Foote's shaping room on the North Shore of Maui...



Click for a couple of more shots of Bill Foote standup paddleboards...

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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

 

Standup Paddle Surfing Picture Galleries

For the browser navigation impaired, we've added some clickable visual cues for our extensive standup paddle content...just click on the thumbnail indexed standup paddle surfing picture galleries...






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Saturday, December 15, 2007

 

New Jimmy Lewis Classic SUP's

New Jimmy Lewis Classic SUP's are here now...
The red SUP is 9'10"...next to it, in gorgeous blue, is the 10'6"...
the forest green SUP is the all time classic 11'er...most stability and best glide of any 11' SUP on the market...and it surfs great...




The two new Jimmy Lewis "Classics" offer a bit more nose and tail rocker...
They are still very stable because of the width in the nose and tail...which also helps them to nose ride like no tomorrow...

Click for more pics of the new Jimmy Lewis Classic SUP's...

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Monday, December 10, 2007

 

2008 Jimmy Lewis Standup Paddleboards



Check out two of the four new 2008 Jimmy Lewis standup paddleboards...

We are the first shop in the world to receive them...and have already put them to the test...

10'4" x 28.5" and 10'8" x 29"...MSRP $1299...

Top quality epoxy sandwich construction...gorgeous finish work...
Long lasting durability and performance...

Be unique...

More colors available...gray, red, mint green, & yellow...also, pad & logo color options..

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Sunday, December 09, 2007

 

Bill Foote Standup Paddleboards





Bill Foote Standup Paddleboards are here now...

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Beautiful finish work and construction quality...

These puppies are great wave riders with heaps of glide and stability for folks
190lbs and under...gorgeous nose rides are possible if you cross step on up there and
hang it on out...



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Saturday, December 08, 2007

 

Standup Paddleboard Handle

Several of the standup paddleboards (SUP's)that we sell have inserts that facilitate the addition of a carrying handle...



You can fabricate this handle out of webbing strap...preferably, tubular webbing...marine and climbing stores sell it...or you can cannibalize an uphaul line
from your windsurfer (if you have one)...use 3/4" x #10 self-tapping stainless screws with finishing washers...

You can also purchase kiteboard grab handles...so even if you don't have inserts, or an integrated handle, you can add exterior stick-on plates that will allow you
to use a handle...

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Friday, August 31, 2007

 

SOS BIG YELLOW




Check out the prototype for the new SOS Big Yellow Downwind Racer/Glider

Coming this Fall!







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