Mark you calendars – Our annual Summer Series kicks off this coming Tuesday, May 31 – A full month ahead of schedule. A great chance to set aside Tuesday as your paddle night to get out on the water. Each week will feature a different course along with random prizes and a chance to win an Inflatable SUP Package.
$2 to play. Fun for everyone. Must be able to complete a minimum of a 3km paddle.
Grand Prize Draw: Inflatable Paddleboard Package
How to win it? You get a draw ticket for each Summer Series event you participate in. Sponsored by: Starboard, Rip Curl, Reef and the Kalavida crew.
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’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
Accessories for SUP:
The inflatable SUP revolution continues with Starboard’s new carbon composite rail for even greater stiffness (Available in the Deluxe version of their Astro Inflatable line). That means better overall performance in all conditions. Starboard Astros inflate to 18psi and include travel bags with wheels, dual-action pumps, US fin boxes and more. Check out their full 2016 lineup and get pumped up!
You are now free to move about the world… with your paddleboard in hand.
Read more about the two types of construction:
It’s that time of year – Our newly-renovated is now open 7 Days a Week. Come down and see what’s ‘in-store’ for the year. More space, more clothing and more of everything. Did you know Kalavida has the largest selection of boards, paddles and accessories in the province? Right here in the Okanagan!
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 customer rental lockers.
What’s New for 2016:
What’s new for Standup Boards and gear:
Get ready for a great season of Standup Paddleboarding on Kalamalka Lake. Under the direction of Lina Augaitis (Former World SUP Champion), we are excited to announce our Kids and Youth SUP programs. Got Kids? Give em’ to us!
JUNIOR SUP CLUB:
Our Junior SUP Club is offered on Monday and/or Tuesday evenings and open to all levels of paddlers. The Tuesday session is best suited for experienced paddlers or anyone looking for more emphasis on fitness.
SUMMER SUP n’ SPLASH CAMPS
A great way to get give your kids a fun morning at the beach – 3 days in a row! The daily menu of events will be subject to weather and water conditions. Each day is focused on teaching a new fun skill and application of those skills in a variety of fun activities.
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.
Just add in a 3-Piece Travel Paddle and you are all set – >
What about the thickness of a board?
We have a wide range of inflatables to demo and for sale
Whether you are planning to start paddling in early spring or later in the fall, we have a few things you may need. Here’s the top 5 products to keep you and 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 Dockslock to lock up your board with a cable.
Booties and Gloves: Keep your feet warm while paddling on those cooler days in the fall, winter and spring. 5mm thick booties are good for early Fall paddling but the 7mm thick boots would keep you warm through late Fall and Winter. A warm pair of gloves are flexible enough to get good grip on your paddle. Use them for windier or wetter days on the water. Choose from a variety of sizes from Xcel.
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:
Paddling Clothing: Starboard has just released a range of paddling tops and suits for anyone looking to keep paddling through the Fall and Winter. They include the new ‘All-Star’ Suit pictured below.
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
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