Dear Frozen America,
Did you know that right now is the best time to buy a stand up paddleboard?
Wait! Before you click outta here...thinking I'm totally crazy because no one, except celebrities in the tropics, are thinking about paddling right now, hear me out:
***3 REASONS TO BUY A SUP DURING THE WINTER***
#1 SAVINGS: Stand Up Outfitters has all of their new and demo paddle boards at a discount. Some are even 50% off or more. It's insane! There is no other time when SUPs are cheaper.
#2 SANITY: Having a shiny new paddle board in the house (they make great wall art, BTW) will remind you of sunny days to come and will keep you sane until the warmer temps return. The process of buying the board and receiving it is a happy and exciting event to look forward to during these long, cold, dark, and snowy days. A new SUP is a real winter morale booster and sanity saver.
#3 STRENGTH: Maintain your strength, balance, and endurance by paddling 12 months of the year, if possible. Choose your weather days wisely, wear the proper equipment, and you can be a year-round paddler. Getting a new board in the winter allows you to get experience on a new board during the "off season" and you'll be riding like a Pro when the Spring season starts!
So stop staring at the fire and start scrolling the deals here. We ship anywhere in the US and you can add a Leverlock® Adjustable Paddle, Board Leash, and 100% Cotton T-Shirt Package to any board purchase for only $125!
Winter is here and the urge to hibernate until the frost thaws and the sun stays in the sky a little longer is only natural. However, living a dormant life is fine for bears but detrimental for humans. With the right equipment you can recreate all winter long and keep your paddle game strong. Here's how to do it:
Need a little motivation? Join our Blackbear Paddle Challenge and see how many days you can paddle in January. The person with the most days will win a Diamondlite Paddle with the Leverlock® Adjustable system! Join the Group Here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Blackbearpaddle/
This post is inspired by the SUPCONNECT post on why stand up paddling is the perfect sport for seniors. I couldn't agree more. New Bern is one of the top retirement cities in the Nation and because of this, we have a large customer base of active agers looking not to slow down in their "old age" but keep moving. The sport of stand up paddling is the ideal activity because it is a low-impact form of exercise that improves physical systems typically diminished by age: balance and strength. SUP is an easy workout from head-to-toe. It is safer than riding a bike because let's face it, water is much more forgiving on impact than pavement and you don't have to worry about distracted motorists running into you. The equipment is lighter than a kayak and easier to handle both off and on the water.
Ready to give it a try? Stand Up Outfitters specializes in SUP instruction in a safe and calm environment for maximum success and enjoyment. See you on the water...at any age!
As we round another Holiday Season Buoy and sprint towards the finish of 2017, it's time to take a look around and see who in your life needs a new paddle board. Seriously. If you're reading this blog, I'm pretty sure you have one. Or maybe you want one. But the point is, when you're introduce someone to the world of stand up, or improve the experience of someone who's already hooked on the feeling, you are practicing one of the most basic principles of life: the exchange of aloha (Aloha (pronounced [əˈlo.hə]) is the Hawaiian word for love, affection, peace, compassion and mercy, that is commonly used as a simple greeting source:wikipedia)
The activity of stand up paddling promotes healthy bodies, minds, and communities. Many studies have shown that "activity-based" exercises, particularly outdoors, are more enjoyable and effective than standard, rote indoor exercises. So where does the concept of "aloha" fit into this discussion? I'm glad you asked. Since stand up paddling creates such euphoric benefits to the end-user, you are not only giving them aloha, but their improved outlook on life will of course be reciprocated and contribute to the overall aloha in your relationship and the world. So this gift giving season, let us help you find the perfect for board someone who needs a little more aloha in their life. We offer board storage for Christmas and free regional delivery for a holiday surprise they will never forget. Tis' the season to Give Aloha, and Get Aloha.
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In 2011, we opened the doors at 244 Craven Street as one of the first SUP specialty shops in the state of North Carolina. With the support of our local community and SUP enthusiasts, we expanded beyond the brick-and-mortar of Downtown New Bern and in 2015, acquired a waterfront location perfectly suited to the experiential side of SUP.
With a new vision for the future of retail, we are moving our downtown shop to our waterfront location to offer an experience never seen before. Inspired by Aloha and Southern Hospitality, we're looking forward to creating a community center for an all-inclusive paddle community. So bring your boards, your kayaks, your canoes, your OCs, and join us as we move on the water.
But wait! Before we go, we're closing out everything at our Downtown location for 20 - 75% OFF. Hurry, the last day is 10/28!