We’re opening up for weekends starting April 1. Kalavida will open up at 11am on Saturday, April 1 at 11am. New stock is arriving weekly.
|Saturday, April 1||11-5pm
|Sunday, April 2
Kalavida Surf Shop is proud to announce a donation to help keep Kalamalka Lake Blue. After another great season of paddleboarding on the lake, a $2,300 cheque was presented to SPKL – The Society for the Protection of Kalamalka Lake, to help the group continue their efforts to protect our drinking water source.
The funds raised come from a variety events including Wahine Wednesdays, Junior JUP, and the Kalamalka Classic SUP Festival – The annual gathering of paddleboard enthusiasts every Labour Day weekend. “It’s been exciting to watch the sport grow and for Kalamalka to gain recognition as a top paddleboard destination” said Kevin O’Brien of Kalavida. “And with that growth in traffic, we felt it was natural for us to help protect our watery playground.” he adds.
With the increased threat to our waterways from Zebra and Quagga Mussels, SPKL will have more resources to help educate the public about how devastating this could be to Kalamalka or any of our local lakes.
“Our events and activities have helped establish Vernon as a destination for the sport so with that increase in activity, we felt it was our responsibility to take a proactive approach” said Michelle Mitchell of Kalavida. “Our shop is across from Kalamalka Beach and that allows us to monitor it each day throughout the busy months.” The donation helps the Society pay for a variety of tests and activities that help keep the lake healthy and safe. The local watershed is popular for all types of local recreation and acts as a source of drinking water for residents in the region.
The SUP community as a whole continues to dedicate efforts to a variety of environmental causes – A group that includes two of Kalavida’s friends; Bob Purdy (Paddle for the Planet) and Norm Hann (Standup for Greatbear). The 8th Annual Kalamalka Classic SUP Festival is scheduled for Sept 1-3rd and will serve as a primary fundraiser for SPKL in 2017. For more details about SPKL and Kalavida, visit their websites at www.spkl.ca and www.kalavidasurfshop.com.
Looking to purchase a board for yourself (or for a special occasion) but don’t have the space to keep it? We are now offering SUP Payment Programs and Free Winter storage options.
1. Payment Plans – Need some time to pay off a new board? Make payments on any new board purchase and we’ll store it until you are ready to complete the purchase and pick it up. This allows you some time to cover the full cost of your purchase spread out over time. Kinda like SUP-Visa without any nasty fees or charges.
2. Free Storage with any board purchase – Purchase a board between November 15, 2016 to March 17, 2017 and we’ll store it for free until April 30, 2017.
Traveling and want to make sure your board stays on your roof racks? Or need some protection to keep it away from the elements? Here are a few things to keep your board safe and secure.
Locking Straps & Locks: Kanulock straps can be used on the top of your vehicle racks or other places where you can lock up your board. They include two sets of keys and come in a variety of lengths. Simple and easy to use. Or use a Dockslocks to lock up your board with a cable.
SUP Board Bags: Storing and traveling with your board inside a Board Bag will keep it away from the elements (wind, rain, heat, flying rocks). Great for traveling and storage.
– > Available in a variety of styles and prices:
Storage Racks: Store your board in the garage, house or wherever you have space. Keeps it way from getting bumped, scratched, etc.
– > Available in three styles from Calfin:
We stock just about everything you’ll need including soft racks, locking straps, board bags, SUP wheels, glow lights, leashes and more. Plus, we can ship across the country. Just call the shop to find out more. Here’s a peek at what we have available – Now available through our Online store – click the banner below to visit the site.
Accessories for SUP:
Want the ultimate portable SUP solution? Maybe an inflatable paddleboard package is the best solution for your life. If you are space-challenged or have a vehicle without a roof rack, an inflatable board kit can be stored in the trunk or backseat with ease.
With new developments in construction, Red Paddle’s MSL Construction is lighter and stronger than ever. Inflatable boards are light to carry, easy to store, and the perfect solution for adventurous travelers and those who live in condos / apartments / VW Vans but still want a good performing board.
Come by and Demo (Try out) any of our inflatables and compare features and prices.
We have a wide range of inflatables to demo and for sale
Inflatable Tech 101: What about the thickness of a board?
The ONE 12’6” is one of the most versatile inflatable boards around – Take it with you on our travels for all-around cruising, long-distance touring and even a race or two. It features a sleek race outline, 30 inches of width and 6 inches of thickness for incredible rigidity, stability and speed. It also has an integrated number guide on the deck pad for referencing proper stance position.
The 12’6 length is ideal for longer trips and the width and volume make it stable, fun, and fast for paddlers of any size, age and paddling ability. An ideal solution for travel. Just pack it up and check it in as a piece of regular luggage.
NAISH ONE PACKAGE INCLUDES:
Keep your board safe on the roof of your vehicle – The Kanulock lockable tiedowns are extremely simple – they work exactly the same way as a regular set of tie-downs with the added bonus of a key-lock and Stainless Steel cables.
Available in four lengths:
IN STOCK NOW!
Rogue returns to the forefront of SUP Design with their brand new 2015 quiver. Building on the success of their popular All-Water line, a new Blue and Pink series is now available alongside their classics line. Their performance boards (racing and touring) feature a quiver of updated shapes, new graphics and tons of useful features. New for 2015, Rogue is now offering select models in their new R9 construction making them even more affordable.
WHAT’S GOOD (LOOKING) FOR FLATWATER (LAKES, RIVERS, ETC)
All-Waters -Rogue has cornered that part of the market with their impressive line of graphic-drenched All-Water boards. Notably the first SUP company to veer away from centered logos and traditional longboard lines, Rogue has been the innovator and one look at their boards will tell the story. The best part is they back it up with industry-leading construction all at a reasonable price. Available in 102′, 10’8′ and 11’2′ lengths.
Touring Series (11’4″ & 12’6) – Built to suit paddlers who want the speed and glide of a displacement style hull (think smooth and fast) yet portable enough for anyone to load without a struggle. It includes built-in tie-downs for packing gear on the front and back.
Utility Series– Looking for a stable board for both flatwater and surf? The Tesoro line offers up both and although they’ve kept the look on the conservative side, the extra width makes them attractive to newbies and intermediate paddlers.
R1 Race (12’6) and Vandal (14′) – Coming off yet another successful test at the 2014 Battle of the Paddle, they have finally put their race boards into production and they rank among the flashiest on the market. At around 26lbs, the 12’6 stock-class racer is a dialed production board with carbon inlay and it’s bigger brother, the 14′ R1 Race version is a stealth flatwater flyer.
Think you might have a case of chronic RENTonitis? We can help ease the pain. If you are planning to come out and rent often, here’s a great opportunity to save money and time with a Kalavida SUP Punch Pass. We now have 4 and 6 pack RENTAL PUNCH PASSES available. We keep your card in the shop so all you have to do is show up, check in and you’re ready to go.
New Boardworks Greatbear touring boards along with the Raven and Sirena now in stock.The ‘Greatbear’ is a collaboration with Canadian team ambassador, Norm Hann, and is designed to be the ultimate tour and expedition board. Read more here –
Inspired by Norm’s conservation efforts, Boardworks has pledged
$20 of the sale of each Great Bear board to be donated to StandUp4GreatBear
, a non-profit organization that promotes awareness and encourages the protection of Great Bear Rainforest through “expeditions, partnerships and action.” THE ISSUE: Enbridge Inc, a Calgary-based oil and gas company has proposed the construction of a 1,170 km pipeline running from Alberta’s tar sands to Kitimat on British Columbia’s west coast. From here, crude oil would be loaded into super tankers bound for Asia. Before reaching the open ocean, these tankers would first need to pass through some of the most dangerous navigable waters in the world,―the narrow inlets of the Great Bear Rainforest. If this happens, a devastating oil spill is inevitable that would wipe out one of the most pristine marine environments on the planet.
You can now watch the documentary film STAND on Netflix and see the trailer by
Tahoe SUP has established itself as the leader in the touring SUP market and have mastered the design of boards that truly come alive in touring conditions – a perfect choice for inland lakes and mild ocean choppy conditions. Their boards are nicely complimented by a function-driven line of custom accessories that includes paddles, fins, packs, apparel and the Buddy Pad, an attachable non-skid pad for your dog.
For 2014, they have introduced a new Sport Edition for both the Zephyr and Bliss models – They include refined shapes, more volume and a new graphic touch.
New Boards will be arriving in early March.
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