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.
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We are stoked to introduce a new line to the shop this year. Fanatic has been making boards since 1981 and while their SUP line is relatively new, their new Falcon Downwind/Race and Flatwater boards have being receiving international attention.
Where do they come alive? The Falcons are the perfect board for downwind cruising, choppy waters and all-round racing/touring – Whether it’s a downwind run in
Victoria, Okanagan Lake, or wherever the wind blows. The Falcon ‘Flatwater’ line is designed to go even faster in calm to mild choppy water. In addition, we’ve also added their 12′ Fly Touring inflatable to keep you mobile. A limited supply will arrive in late March to kick off the season – Here’s what’s available >
Race / Downwind Boards:
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Looking to try out the sport, or maybe interested in adding a new board to your quiver? Our expert (and entertaining) crew are ready to get you out on the water and make sure you get all of the info you need.
We have expanded our schedule to include both Vernon and Kelowna this year and as always, the demo features tons of new boards, fresh fruit and plenty of that laid-back Okanagan vibe. Everyone welcome!
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WHAT TO LOOK FORWARD TO?
ABOUT THE OKANAGAN SUP DEMO CENTRE:
The Okanagan Rental and Demo Centre is now open daily so if you can’t make it out to an organized demo, the Centre is always fully stocked – Just come down or call and make an appointment to demo some boards. More than 20 boards available for demo throughout the season.
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We’ve added some new boards to our shop just in time for the season. Meet YOLO – You Only Live Once. We now stock several of their recreation, fishing, touring and inflatable boards so be sure
to check em’ out at the shop or in our board rack.
Check out the package deals: Board, Adjustable Paddle, and Leash
Looking to expand your skills and become a certified Paddle Canada Instructor? Join us on May 3-4th when we host Norm Hann (www.normhann.com) for the Paddle Canada Advanced Flatwater Instructor Course.
This SUP instructor course is great training for individuals wanting to start their own sup business, industry reps or existing retailers who want professionally trained staff for their rental, retail and lessons program.The Paddle Canada Flatwater SUP Instructor course is designed to provide a national certification in the
instruction and administration of the Paddle Canada Flatwater Stand Up Paddleboard Program. Those successful will be able to certify paddlers at the Introduction to Standup Paddleboard and Advanced Flatwater Skill levels or will acquire skills to create your own instructional SUP program.
This 2-day course teaches paddleboard instructors the skills and knowledge required to teach Paddle Canada Introduction to SUP and Advanced Flatwater SUP courses.
Dates: May 3-4th
Location: Kalamalka Lake Beach / Kalavida Surf Shop
What to bring: Board, gear, cold water gear (wetsuit recommended), food, snacks
Fee: $399 plus 5% GST (Pay through www.normhann.com)
Registration: Through www.normhann.com
Shop is open 6 Days a Week (Tuesday-Sunday). 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 now open 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.
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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. By mid-April, the Centre will be fully loaded with all kinds of new boards, paddles and gear.
New for 2014:
What’s new for Standup Boards and gear:
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.
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.
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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
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) In stock
9’0 x 30″ Starboard Astro Converse (Deluxe) In stock
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) In stock
x 26″ Starboard Astro Race (Deluxe)
12’6 x 30″ Starboard Astro Touring (Deluxe) In stock
14′ x 30″ Starboard Astro Touring (Deluxe) Arriving soon
10’6 x 26″ Starboard Astro Junior (Deluxe) 2013 in stock
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a new year! – Though our beach shop is closed during the Winter months, we offer year-round SUP Sales and the shop is ‘Open by Appointment’ in January and February. The shop at Kalamalka Beach then opens for
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weekends in March as we get set for another great season. We continue to stock a full range of boards, paddles, clothing and accessories year-round. Call us and we’ll open up the shop or we can ship to anywhere in Canada.
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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
We open this weekend until the 24th of December to keep the dream alive and serve up our annual Winter Chill Paddle. For anyone looking to purchase a board for themselves (or someone special), we have a few specials that you can take advantage of now. Check out 3 pages of cool specials and see if there’s something that get’s you stoked. As an added bonus…
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