An Article By: Chris Hough, CEO: The Surfboard Warehouse
Originally Posted: 2/22/2017
Admittedly I'm not an "Avid" Sup'er, but having a deep background in surfing, when I'm on surf trips and time permits I'll get out on an SUP. On that note, The Surfboard Warehouse has sold SUP gear online for a long time, probably longer than most surf shops have even been "online", so I've had the chance to see a lot of SUP gear come through our warehouse and both myself and our employees have personally tried a lot of the SUP gear we sell. With that said, below you'll get some of my thoughts on Dakines SUP line.
While Dakine (and some of the other companies we sell) have gotten away from Stand Up and Paddle bags we're hopeful that we'll see them again in the future. That said Dakine has some other very cool SUP gear this year. I like that Dakine has made their SUP leashes in several thickness, that along with a line of SUP coiled leashes makes me think anyone that SUPs would find the "perfect" leash. The Dakine Stand Up and Paddle, paddle bags are well made and Dakine offers both a SUP paddle "sock", "bag" and paddle cover giving you options there. With plenty of experience with Dakine Traction, I can also assure you the Dakine Stand Up and Paddle traction won't disappoint if you need one on your deck.
All that said, two of my favorite items this year for Dakine are both the SUP Hydration Pack and SUP Inflatable PFD. The Dakine Stand Up and Paddle Hydration Pack is one of those items you didn't know you needed, but if you're and avid SUP'er and are on the water for long periods of time, trust me it will change your sessions. Also, thanks to over regulation, a lot of us are finding it's now illegal to SUP with out a USCG certified Personal Flotation Device. Well Dakine solves that problem! The Dakine Stand Up and Paddle Inflatable PFD will keep you safe and when relevant keep you from getting a ticket. (I have a friend that was on his SUP and he got "pulled over" and got a $120.00 citation for not having a PFD, "on board") Anyway, the Dakine SUP PFD is sick and if your required to wear one, there's none better.
At The Surfboard Warehouse we all surf, we care and we want you to get the right Dakine Stand Up and Paddle Gear for your needs and as you can see (below) we carry ever piece of Dakine Stand Up and Paddle Gear that Dakine has to offer. You're a surfer, we're an ACTUAL surf shop that understands Stand Up and Paddle and the Dakine SUP Gear we sell. Need advice on what Dakine SUP Gear is right for you? Call us, we're here and we'll help. Thank you for considering The Surfboard Warehouse.
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