Kalavida and Sun Country Cycle came together to present a brand new event dubbed ‘AquaTerra’ and the event was a huge success. More than 30 people competed on a bike and Paddleboard duathalon style course.
Look for more photos and stories soon.
(Cover Shot: Jason Lexa of Vancouver leads eventual winner, Matt Hewitt of Vernon around a buoy turn.
|1||Team Paddle For The Planet||Kelowna, BC||43:36.1|
|3||Nell Elders Dex Elders||Vernon, BC||55:06.5|
|5||Floyd And Fred||Kelowna, BC||NA|
|SOLO – Kids|
|1||Maddy Sellers||Vernon, BC||38:01.4|
|SOLO – WOMEN|
|1||Ginny Sellars||Vernon, BC||42:14.0|
|2||Heide Saunders||North Vancouver||42:59.5|
|3||Suzanne Foster||Clearwater, BC||44:20.1|
|5||Melissa Spooner||Vernon, BC||45:26.8|
|6||Nicole Thorpe||Coldstream, BC||46:12.0|
|7||Sarah Mcjannet||Squamish, BC||47:33.7|
|8||Cindy Garvin||Vernon, BC||56:38.7|
|9||Diane Obrien||Coldstream BC, CA||01:30.8|
|10||Tina Barrette||Vernon, BC||03:28.0|
|11||Leanne Ingham||Vernon, BC||03:42.6|
|12||Monica Averill||Vernon, BC||10:05.4|
|SOLE – MEN|
|1||Matt Hewitt||Vernon, BC||36:10.0|
|6||Brad Atkins||Vernon, BC||46:36.6|
|7||Lawrence Campbell||Kelowna, BC||47:05.9|
|8||Tom Maxwell||Kelowna, BC||49:19.6|
|9||Tyler Thompson||West Vancouver,BC||03:20.3|
We’re set to start up another great season of Wahine Wednesdays on Kalamalka Lake. It’s a casual evening of paddling for the ladies of the lake – Women’s night on the water! A great way to socialize on a standup and get some exercise at the same time. Leaving from Kal Beach around 6pm, the group will head off in a variety of directions and return around 7:30pm. Some nights will feature a trip to Bishop’s Bird Sanctuary while other nights will feature a Sip n’ SUP theme.
If you are planning to come out for an evening and need to rent a board, be sure to book your board in advance. If you already have your own board, it’s by donation only with proceeds going to SPKL (Society for the Protection of Kalamalka Lake) – that means you’re supporting the cause that helps look after our supernatural lake.
If you’re hooked on coming out on a regular basis, look at purchasing a 4 or 6-pack SUP Punch Card – saves you money and time. $89 for 4 pack, $129 for a 6-pack (includes bonus free rental card for you or friend).
The group leaves the beach at 6pm.
Register by calling the shop (or dropping by): 778 475 5808
Q & A:
Can guys rent boards on Wednesday? Yup, guys and co-ed groups can do individual rentals – last rental can be booked not later than 7pm.
Can I come if I have my own board? For sure, we hope you do – we ask for a small donation to SPRK to help protect the lake. No need to call to book or reserve a spot, that’s only for those who need to rent a board.
I can’t make it on Wednesdays… Can we book our Wahine session? Yuppers, we are equipped to host groups on other evenings so call for availability.Tagged wahine wednesdays
Looking to demo new boards? Or just rent a paddleboard for a sunny sweet cruise on the lake, river or ocean? Kalavida not only has the largest selection of boards, paddles and gear, but we’re now home to the Okanagan’s first Standup Paddleboard Rental and Demo Centre. The one place you can come to learn everything you need to get started – or add to your quiver.
The Okanagan’s Full Service Demo Centre:
If you are in the market for a new board, whether it’s your first ride, or another board for your quiver, you can demo a wide range of boards. At the very least, you’ll get a good ‘feel’ for what you like and that will help you choose the right board the first time.
Here’s a preview of what’s available to try out:
Race/Tour: Naish Glide and Javelin, Surftech Barks, Starboard Touring, Tahoe Zephyr/Bliss, Rogue Psycho, Boga Tsunami, El Tiburon and many more
All-Round: Rogue 11′ and 12′ All-waters, Naish 11’4 & 11’6 Nalu, Rogue Tesoro, Riviera 11’6, Surftech Bomber, Boga Classics, Mahinas, and more
Inflatable: Naish One 12’6, Starboard Astro Touring 12’6, Badfish 10’6, SHUBU, Naish Mana and Nalu Air, Starboard Astro and more
Our Services and Support:
Okanagan’s largest rental fleet – not just spongies and softops
Our fleet features more exciting boards and the more often you come, the more you get to try. We offer daily rentals from Kalamalka Beach or you can take away a board to your own exotic Okanagan location. 4 and 6-pack punch passes available and we specialize in group and corporate rentals.
Check out our rental rates here:Tagged paddleboard demos kelowna, sup bc, sup demos vernon
Here’s a chance to pick up a ‘deal’ on a few 2012 boards. We’re serving up a few specials on last year’s boards until they are all gone. A great chance to get a deal on a board so that you’re ready for the summer. First come, first serve.
Here’s what we have on sale: (Updated June 9, 2013)
|2012 Sale boards – All Rounder / Inflatable
|10’6 Boardworks BADFISH Inflatable (Dem0)||$1,195||New $1,495|
|10′ x 33″ x 6″ Naish Mana Air (Inflatable)
|10′ x 33″ x 4″ Naish Mana Air (Inflatable)
|12′ x 32″ x 4.25″ Starboard Big Easy AST Wood
|10’7 x 30″ Boardworks SHUBU Inflatable
|2012 Sale boards – Touring / Race
|12’6 x 30″ x 5.5″ Starboard Touring Wood
|12’6 x 25″ Starboard Ace (Carbon) Demo
|14′ x 26.5″ Naish Glide Javelin (Carbon)
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 come down to rent 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.
Our beach shop across from Kalamalka lake is in full swing and fully stocked (and stoked) for another season of sun, surf and standup. A plethora of new surfwear has just arrived just in time for the season. We’ve been logging extra hours to get the shop re-stocked and loaded for the season so swing on by and check out new goodies from Rip Curl, Quiksilver and Dakine. Always lots of cool Tiki stuff in store year-round as well including dashboard hulas, ukeleles, and more…sup boards bc
Sunshine equals happiness? We’ve been hard at work inside the shop and next door at the new Rental and Demo Centre. We’ve expanded our range of flip flops to include a full wall for guys n’ gals. New Sanuk’s are in stock including the popular Getaway Slip-in and many more. Brand new Rip Curl clothing has arrived and tons of new Quiksilver is now ready for viewing.
Add in some Kahuna Longboards, Tiki Bits and tons of new paddleboards and we’re fully stocked (and stoked) about the season. Come by and check out the new Demo centre this weekend and check out the new look inside the shop.
Here’s a sneak peek some new Rip Curl….
Naish introduced the ‘One’ 12’6 Inflatable paddleboard earlier this year along with several other manufacturers who have added a 12’6 long, 6″ thick inflatable to their line. Naish’s entry is touted as the ‘One’ – meaning that it is the one-board-for-all types of paddling. They are even backing it up with the NISCO (Naish International SUP Class Organization) – An event-based program to get everyone into casual competition. 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.
We decided to put it to the real world test to see if it lived up to expectations in all types of situations. The location: Big Island of Hawaii. It was easy to transport and came in very handy when staying at the various hotels and campgrounds where space is limited. Here’s a pictorial to help illustrate our adventure with the board. All in all, this board will revolutionize the inflatable industry and comes highly recommended.