We’re serving up some pre-season specials on a few of our remaining boards from the 2013 season. A great chance to scoop up a board before the season gets into full swing. First come, first serve as they say.
Updated March 8, 2014
|2013 New & Demo Boards- All-Rounder/Inflatable
|11’6 x 29.5″ Naish Nalu GT – Incl. Bag (New)||$1,695||New $2,049|
|11’4 x 30″ Naish Nalu GT – Incl. Bag (New)||$1,695||New $2,049|
|11’2 x 30″ Boga Classic ‘Caribbean/Bamboo (Demo)||$1,249||New $1,449|
|12′ x 30 Paddlesurf Hawaii Gun (Used)||$1,095||New $1,795|
|10′ x 33″x 4″ Naish Mana Air (Demo)||$795||New $1,195|
|9’6 x 32″ Naish Mana GS (Demo)||$1,195||New $1,695|
|2013 New & Demo Boards- Tour/Race
|14′ x 27.5″ Rogue Vandal Race/Tour (New)
|14′ x 28.5″ 404 Zeedonk Carbon Race (New)
|12’6 x 28″ 404 Monster 2.0 (New)
|11′ x 30″ Surftech Bark Candice Appleby (New)
|12’6 x 27.5″ Surftech Bark Candice Appleby *Pro Elite Construction (Demo)
|14′ Bark Custom Dominator – Carbon, Incl. Bag
Made at Bark Factory in USA (Used)
|14′ Surftech Dominator (Pro-Elite Carbon), (Demo)
|12′ x 31″ Naish Touring GS (Demo)
|11′ x 30″ Odyssey Touring (New) *includes paddle (New – 2 Available)
|10’6 x 30″ Boardworks Raven (Demo)
|9’6″ x 24″ Tahoe Grom (Kids Board up to 120lbs) (New)
We’re kicking off the new season earlier than ever! Schweet eh? Come down and see what’s ‘in-store’ for the year. Our retail shop is located right across from Kalamalka Lake Beach and the Okanagan Rental and Demo Centre is stocked and ready for action. As always, we have the widest selection of boards, paddles and accessories in the province – Plus, we stock tons of board shorts, flip-flops, and clothing from Quiksilver, Rip Curl, Reef, Sanuk, and more.
If you’re looking to get into the sport, or maybe add to your quiver, our Okanagan Rental and Demo Centre is home to a huge quiver of new boards, demo boards and more customer rental lockers. Yup, it’s a full blown SUP Central.
New for 2014:
What’s new for Standup Boards and gear:
Heading off to Mexico, Hawaii or somewhere else warm and sunny this winter and still want to paddle? You’re in luck – You can check-in an inflatable board as part of your luggage and you’ll be able to get your SUP fix anywhere you go. And if it’s not in your budget yet to own one, we now have them available to rent this Winter and take with you.
We carry a wide range of all-rounder and touring inflatables from Naish, Starboard, Red Paddle and Boardworks in a variety of lengths. Each rental package comes complete with a 3-piece adjustable paddle, travel bag, pump and frisbee. Just check it in as part of your luggage (you only need flops, shorts, bikini and T-shirts in the other bag right?) and you take it anywhere in the world. The backpack weighs in at around 28lbs stuffed full! Call or email for availability.
Which one is best? – That will depend on where you will use it and also the weight of the paddler(s). Some of the designs have more ‘rocker’ in the nose and/or tail – this allows them to catch waves better while others have reverse camber so that they perform better in flatwater conditions.
Boards come in a variety of lengths and many now feature 4″ and 6″ thicknesses – the 6″ thick boards tend to have more volume which provides more stability and float for anyone over 170lbs.Tagged inflatable sup, inflatable sup for sale b.c, naish one inflatable, rent inflatable sup
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.
In Stock Now:
A full compliment of Naish Mana, Nalu and Alana Air Inflatables are in stock throughout the winter. Available for sale and for winter travel rentals.
Each board package comes with a removable fin, travel bag, high volume pump and patch kit. At around 26lbs, they are light and easy to carry and 6″ thick boards offer greatly improved stiffness (equals less flex and better glide).
What’s in stock?
See them all in our inflatables section of the board rack.Tagged naish alana air, naish inflatable canada, Naish Mana Air
You are now free to move about the world… with your paddleboard in hand. With many Canadians setting course for sunnier destinations like Hawaii, Mexico and beyond, you can take your SUP with you. Starboard has expanded their line of ‘Astro’ inflatables and we’re stoked to have them in stock already. They all include travel bags, pumps, detachable fins and patch kits – Just add a 3-piece paddle and you can check it in with your other luggage!
They offer two different constructions; Fun & Deluxe (Stiffer, stronger)
Here’s a sample of what’s in stock and a few on the way -
9’0 x 30″ Starboard Astro Converse (Fun) coming soon
9’0 x 30″ Starboard Astro Converse (Deluxe) Coming soon
9’6 x 36″ Starboard Astro Stream (for rivers) In stock
10’5 x 30″ Starboard Astro Drive (Fun) In stock
11’2 x 32″ Starboard Astro Blend (Fun) In stock
11’2 x 32″ Starboard Astro Blend (Deluxe) Coming soon…
12’6 x 26″ Starboard Astro Race (Deluxe) In stock, *demo
12’6 x 30″ Starboard Astro Touring (Deluxe) In stock
14′ x 30″ Starboard Astro Touring (Deluxe) 2013 in stock
9’6 x 26″ Starboard Astro Junior (Deluxe) 2013 in stock
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Kalamalka Lake is widely recognized as the Okanagan’s most pristine watery playground and has become a popular destination for Standup Paddleboarding (SUP) in the province. With the increase in popularity comes a level of responsibility to help maintain the lake’s colourful and clean waters. Kalavida Surf Shop is proud to announce a donation of $1,500 to SPKL (The Society for the Protection of Kalamalka Lake) to help with their efforts to educate, activate and inform the public about the various issues that continue to challenge the watershed.
The 18-km freshwater lake is enjoyed by all types of water sports both motorized and human powered and as public usage increases, so do the challenges of keeping it clean and safe. Kalavida is an ongoing partner with SPrKL and is proud to help protect and preserve what many consider one of the best places to paddle in the region. Many of the local paddle boarders are members of the society and act as ambassadors throughout the year.
“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 own ambassadors; Bob Purdy (SUPLove/Paddle for the Planet) and Norm Hann (Boardworks/Standup for Greatbear). The 5th Annual Kalamalka Classic SUP Festival is scheduled for August 30 & 31 and will serve as the primary fundraiser for SPKL in 2014. For more details about SPKL and Kalavida, visit their websites at www.spkl.ca and www.kalavidasurfshop.com.Tagged Kalavida and sprkl
If you travel often and plan on taking your board with you on longer trips, you may consider a travel bag and locking straps to keep it clean and out of harms way. For all higher-end boards including race boards, touring boards and anything made with carbon, a Board Bag is an essential part of your equipment. Same goes for all-rounders when it comes to traveling long distances. During the summer, heat can play a big factor and in the fall and spring, rocks and debris on the road can cause the damage (much in the way they crack windshields).
Look for bags with quality zippers, straps and clips. Most bags come with a shoulder strap. Bags that offer 3/4 or full zippers are the easiest to load-in and load-out your bags so you may consider that a handy feature as well. We carry a variety of board bags to protect all types of boards – each with their own set of features. We carry the following:
STORING YOUR BOARD:
If you are looking for a way to store your board safely, consider using a racking system to keep it away from busy areas. We stock the Calfin ceiling racks that easily mount to your ceiling or wall. All hardware included. $65.00 / set of 2. In stock now.
Did you know that two of the events at the Kalamalka Classic are focused on the Naish One? Yup – You can even rent one of their 12’6 One inflatables for the Recreational Race, WikiHolo or even the Kalamalka Crossing.
If you’re looking to purchase one, we have a limited number of them just in time for the Long weekend. The board has been very popular this year along with other inflatable boards. If you’re interested in renting or purchasing one, call the shop to reserve one today.
NAISH ONE PACKAGE INCLUDES:
You might be looking to get into the sport but wondering how to transport a board (0r two), or at the very least get it from the shop to your place. A permanent rack on your roof is the long term solution but to keep costs down, check out the FCS SUP Soft Rack system. It attaches easily to most car roof-tops and is easy to use.
We stock just about everything you need including soft racks, 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 -
Accessories for SUP:
Accessories for the Beach:
The water is warming up quickly and the rental season is already in motion. Daily rentals are available on Kalamalka Lake or you can rent boards and take them to your own private destination. Here’s a great opportunity for anyone who thinks they might want to rent more than a couple of times this year! We now have 4 and 6 pack RENTAL PUNCH PASSES in stock -
All you have to do is pay for the card up front and we just punch it when you show up to get a board. Saves you valuable time and money (almost $50 for the 6-pack!) Plus, the new Okanagan Rental & Demo Centre is now home to the largest rental and demo fleet in the region. Click the 6-pack for more details>
Boga Boards…. A rider-owned company out of California who produces a growing range of boards for fitness, yoga and healthy living. Clean lines, great shapes and a good quiver of all-rounders, displacement and of course, the Boga Yoga.
More styles and colours arriving this week. Here’s a peek at a handful of boards. See more at the shop and check out our board rack for more info – Click me
Here’s some info from the Boga website:
At Boga, we live and breathe Stand Up Paddle Boarding [SUP]. If we are not out on the water riding our paddle boards we are here working hard designing the next best board shape and paddle so you can. Our sport, a gift from the ancient Polynesians, has been spread by rider’s passion across the globe. Our team is part of the passionate Stand Up Paddle Board movement taking our exciting sport to new extremes in SUP racing, surfing and recreation. The Boga team is proud to offer an affordable, high quality line of stand up boards designed to meet the widest range of use in today’s most popular paddle board disciplines. Our line of boards feature the high quality construction, performance and value which riders of all levels should demand. Whether you cruise lakes or paddle surf, the Boga team has designed a quality stand up board and paddle to meet your needs.