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|
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.
NAISH ONE PACKAGE INCLUDES:
Looking to try out a few boards before you purchase? 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 for sale and we’re now home to the Okanagan’s first Standup Paddleboard Demo and Rental Centre. The one place you can come to learn everything you need to get started – or add to your growing 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 (or dislike) and from there, it’s easier to choose the right board for you.
Here’s a preview of what’s available to try out:
Race/Tour: Naish Glide and Javelin, Surftech Bark, Starboard Touring, Tahoe Zephyr/Bliss, Rogue Psycho, Boga Tsunami, El Tiburon and many more
All-Round: Rogue All-waters, Naish Nalu, Boga Classic, Riviera, and more
Inflatable: Naish Mana, Alana and One 12’6, Starboard Astros, Badfish and Red Paddle Co.
Our Services and Support:
Okanagan’s largest rental fleet – All types of boards to rent and demo!
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
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….
Looking to get into the sport with a new Touring board? Here’s the answer – Riviera’s new 12’6 Voyager is a great way to get on the lakes and rivers at a reasonable price. The Voyager is a perfect board for first time paddlers and the most stable board they offer.
The Voyager is designed for someone who wants to paddle on flatwater or mild open ocean conditions. It has all the features of a raceboard but has been toned down making it more stable and user friendly. Comes equipped with 14 leash plugs on the nose and tail to tie down all your gear. The Displacement hull makes this board cut through the water efficiently, making long paddles much easier than a standard surfboard shape cruiser.
How much? $1,295
In stock now -
Available Colours: Ocean Blue, Moss or Amber
Keep your boards 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 tiedowns however they can be locked with a key and are reinforced with Stainless Steel cables.
They are reinforced with 2 x 2.5MM Braided Stainless Steel cables making them very difficult to cut. A would-be thief cannot simply cut through the webbing with a blade or knife as is the case with regular tie-downs.
Available in three lengths:
IN STOCK NOW!
Warranty – 12 month warranty on materials and workmanship excluding wear and tear.Tagged Kanulock, Locking Straps for SUP, locking sup straps
Looking for a super-durable and stable Inflatable? We introduce the Badfish MCIT – Registering a patent on its new innovation—Multi Chamber Inflatable Technology (MCIT) and the Axially Stabilizing Apparatus— the company has challenged the design constraints of existing drop-stitch inflatable SUP technology to create a board with tapered rails and enhanced rigidity. The result is Boardworks/Badfish’s new MCIT Inflatable for 2012.
Where to use it in BC ? Rivers and Lakes. Rapids, whitewater, moving current, and lazy river cruising. It includes a comfortable and durable travel bag with shoulder straps. Outdoor adventurers will love this board for it’s portability and stability in the rough water.
Lengths: 10’6″ or 11’6″
Deck Thickness: 4″
Rail Thickness: 5.5″
Fins Included: 2+1
Looking for a sweet new flatwater raceboard? Or perhaps something almost indestructible to take the abuse of rougher water, rivers, and whitewater? We’re expecting a quiver of new Surftech boards in soon so here’s a quick peek at some of their 2013 gems. One of our favourite shapers is a fella by the name of Joe Bark. Based in Southern California, he’s been at the forefront in designing displacement nose boards for Standup and his flatwater designs are famously popular around the world.
One of the features that makes his boards so successful is the combination of a displacement nose and planing rear tail shapes. That combination allows the board to not only track straight but also keeps the surf heritage alive. They also feature a long carry handle and inside the hand-hole is a lock bar that allows you to run a cable lock through for security.
We’re stoked to have a wide range of his boards, manufactured by Surftech, in two different constructions: Tuflite and Pro-Elite (Carbon). Get em soon before they’re all gone. You can demo a Bark at our Okanagan SUP Demo Centre here at Kalamalka Beach.
What about a 14′ Board? As the sport continues to develop, the popularity of the 14′ boards, especially for paddlers over 180lbs, has been growing quickly. To maximize the volume displacement (in basic terms, a heavier paddler will sink their board further into the water, creating more drag), a 14′ board will glide better for heavier paddlers allowing them greater efficiency and speed. The Bark Dominator 14′ has been a popular choice with it’s combination of speed and stability. Available for Demo at the shop.
More interested in rockin’ down the river or a board that will take some punishment? Surftech’s B-1 Bomber is the answer. It’s a one-of-a-kind indestructible all-purpose board. We’ve surfed it, run through rapids and whitewater and literally dropped it off the back of a truck and it’s like new. At a paltry 30lbs, it’s still easy to transport and ready for any type of abuse.
CLICK HERE to VIEW the full SURFTECH CATALOGTagged bark appleby, bark dominator, bark sup boards, surftech b1 bomber
Know someone who wants to try Standup? Or maybe you’re not sure what kind of accessory would be best? We now offer several types of Gift Certificates. Pick from ‘Intro to SUP’ courses, Board rentals, 6-pack Punch passes, and general certificates for the shop.
Need a customized GIFT CERT? – We can do that to – Email us at email@example.com for details.
INTRO TO SUP PACKAGE #1 – $60.00
Includes INTRO TO SUP COURSE + Kalavida T-shirt
INTRO TO SUP PACKAGE #2 – $99.95
Includes INTRO TO SUP COURSE + (2) 1-hour Rentals + Kalavida T-shirt
6-PACK RENTAL CARD – $149
Includes (7) 1-hour rentals + Kalavida T-shirt
Meet the SUP MULE. An easy way to transport your paddleboard or surfboard behind your bike. MULE Transport Products has engineered a method, using cloth, which attaches wheels to any size surfboard and SUP. Your shortboard, longboard, and SUP, becomes a trailer which allows you to walk or pull it behind your bicycle. The MULE is a new and unique way to transport your board(s) and ALL your gear to the break or waters edge in one effortless trip.
Now available at Kalavida: $149SUP Mule Canada, SUP Mule for sale, SUP on a bike, transport SUP on a bike
Here’s the perfect solution to paddling in the fall, winter and early spring. The Quiksilver Paddle Jacket fits nicely over your other layers and won’t restrict your arms from paddling. Paddle hard, stay warm in Quiksilver’s Front Zip Paddle Jacket. IN-STOCK NOW - S, M, L and XL.