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Demo and Rental Centre

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Looking to try out a few boards before you purchase? Or just rent a paddleboard for a sunny afternoon cruise?  Our SUP Rental & Demo Centre is part of our retail shop and stocked full of all types of boards, paddles and gear.

The Centre is next to Kalavida’s retail shop and only footsteps from Kalmalka Lake Beach – BC’s sweetest SUP location.

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 (or dislike) and from there, it’s easier to choose the right board for you.

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Our Service and Support:

  • Education and expertise – We are a rider-owned shop with a compliment of awesome and experienced staff.  Call us or drop by during store hours.
  • SUP Specialists – We’ve made the extra effort to learn everything we can about board construction, brand support, and most importantly – How to make sure you pick the board the first time.
  • Courses & Clinics –  Learn to Standup with us and then take a clinic or course to improve your skills.
  • SUP Gear –  The shop is fully stocked with everything you’ll need to get started. Board bags, tie-downs, deck attachments and much more. Looking for something just ask!
  • Online Store – Not able to come by the store? Use our Online Store to purchase your board or gear and we’ll ship it to you.

Here’s a preview of what’s available to demo
Race/Tour: Naish, Starboard, SIC, Rogue, Tahoe, Twinfish, Fanatic
Recreational:  Rogue All-Waters, Boga, Starboard, Naish, Twinfish
Inflatable: Starboard Astros, Red Paddle, Naish Airs

 

  • A little piece of Hawaii – With a full service demo and rental centre next door

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Open 6 Days a Week

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Shop is now open 6 Days a Week (Tuesday-Sunday). Come down and see what’s ‘in-store’ for the year. Kalavida’s retail shop and the Okanagan Rental/Demo centre are both located right across from Kalamalka Lake Beach.  We have the widest selection of boards, paddles and accessories in the province.

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 2015:

  • More Inflatables than ever!  – Compare sizes and styles
  • More Starboard - Tons of new go-fast and inflatable boards
  • Kids Youth SUP Program – Rent your own space starting April 1
  • Werner – New ‘Prodigy’ Kids paddles
  • Quickblade – Trifecta and V-Drive in stock
  • New Rogue boards - and more to come in April

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What’s new for Standup Boards and gear:

  • New ‘Race’ Model from Starboard
  • Tahoe ‘Sport Edition’ Touring boards
  • Newly roller-bag ships with Starboard inflatables
  • New SIC Race models
  • New Rogue Race, Tour and All-Water boards
  • More surfwear from Rip Curl, Quiksilver and more

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Lock up your board!

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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:

  • 2.5M / 8 ft
  • 3.3M / 11 ft
  • 4M / 13 ft
  • 5.4M / 18 ft

IN STOCK NOW!

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Starboard Astros in stock

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You are now free to move about the world… with your paddleboard in hand. With new improvements, more PSI and extra features, inflatable SUP’s are becoming a paddler’s best friend.  Starboard Astros now inflate to 18psi and include new travel bags with wheels, better pumps, new fin boxes and more – Just add in a 3-piece paddle and you can check it in with your other luggage!

See what’s in stock – (see them all here)

Read more about the two types of construction:

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One stop SUP Shop

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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 –

Accessories for SUP:

  • SUP Board Bags: FCS Board Bags, Dakine, Surftech, Riviera Paddlesurf
  • Dakine Water Packs (Hip and Shoulder)
  • FCS, Dakine SUP and Surf Leashes (Standard, Coil and new Straight/Coil)
  • Traction Pads (Dakine, FCS,

    NSI, Surftech)

  • Paddle blade covers and paddle bags (FCS, Dakine)
  • EZ-Plugs and Lash-it Kits
  • Drybags / Travel bags
  • Rail Tape (Clear tape for rails of your board)
  • FCS Soft Rack Pads (in case you don’t have a roof rack)
  • FCS Tail Gate Pads
  • Dakine Rack Pads
  • Ceiling Racks for boards
  • Locking Straps and other connectables

Surfwear

  • Clothing from Rip Curl, Quiksilver, Sitka and Kalavida
  • Flip-Flops: Sanuk, Reef, Quiksilver & Rip Curl
  • Sunscreen: Zinka, Sex Wax
  • Eyewear and waterproof accessories
  • Towels
  • Bamboo BBQ Sets
  • Frisbees
  • Hacky Sacks
  • Dashboard Hulas
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Ready for Fall Paddling?

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If you are one of the growing number of folk who want to paddle in the shoulder seasons (Oct, Nov, Feb-April), we have you covered!  We now have good stock of Xcel and Quiksilver Booties and gloves as well as Quiksilver paddle jackets and more.
View most of them in our online store here

Booties in stock – Reef 1mm, 3mm, 5mm and 7mm

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2015 Naish SUP in Stock

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The all-new 2015 Naish SUP boards are now in stock including the new Race LE, Javelin GX, Nalu
and Hokua SUP surfers. Stop by and see what next year’s boards look like. Our beach location is open until the end of September and then our new ONLINE STORE will take over during the fall and winters months.

Check out all of our boards here

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Rental Punch Cards Available

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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.

Click the 6-pack for more details>
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GreatBear Touring Boards

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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.Stand-Header 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
clicking here

Learn more about Norm’s expeditions into the GreatBear Rainforest (and other equally stunning locations) by visiting his website – Click the graphic below:

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Tahoe Introduces Sport Editions

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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.

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New Tahoe ‘Sport’ Editions

New Boards will be arriving in early March.

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Now:

  • 12’6 Bliss Classic
  • 12’6 Zephyr Classic
  • Grom – 9’6 Kids touring board

Click their sign below to check out their website (it’s a pretty cool)
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Donation helps keep Kal Lake Blue

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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.

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“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.

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Traveling with & Storing your board

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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:

  • FCS 12’6 and 14′ Race/Touring Bags
  • FCS DayRunners – Various sizes
  • Riviera 12’6 and 14′ Race/Touring Bags
  • XM Board Bags – Various Lengths
  • Pro-Lite Bags

LOCKING YOUR BOARD:
We stock Kanulock locking straps in three sizes. Easy to use and available in 3 lengths’ 2.5m, 4m, and 5.4m.

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.

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