Posts from the ‘News’ Category

  • Riviera launches 2014 lineup

    January 3rd, 2014 | Gear, News | Casey Gotcher | 1 Comment

      The guys at Riviera just launched their 2014 line up.  I have been through the catalogue a few times now and I will say I am pretty impressed.  They offer a complete lineup of just about every type of SUP you could want.  I have always felt Riviera offered great value on their product […]

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  • SUP Surf Camp with Dave Boehne

    May 7th, 2013 | News | Casey Gotcher | 1 Comment An all-inclusive SUP surf camp with professional SUP Surfer / Elite Racer Dave Boehne.  For all levels, it’s a week filled with SUP instruction, workshops, one-on-one time, and learning.  He’s considered one of the most stylish stand up paddlers in the world and the guy’s got rad skills. In the past we’ve had […]

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  • Jamie Mitchell’s Decade of Dominance Video Available December 11th

    December 11th, 2012 | Gear, News | Casey Gotcher | No Comments

      Good news!  Jamie Mitchell’s Decade of Dominance DVD is almost ready for purchase. If you know anything about Jamie Mitchell, you certainly understand that what he has done over the last 10 years is truly incredible. Some would argue it is even more impressive than Kelly Slater’s 11 wins, because Jamie never lost. He […]

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  • Battle of the Paddle 2012–Dana Point

    October 11th, 2012 | News | Casey Gotcher | No Comments

      This is a video created by the talented Taylor Rambo of Riviera Paddle Surf.  Very well done in my opinion.  I think this video does a good job in capturing the feel of BOP and the craziness that is this race.  Give it a look.

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  • Boardworks Announces New Line of Wake SUP Boards

    September 5th, 2012 | News | Casey Gotcher | No Comments

    BY BOARDWORKS – SEPTEMBER 4TH, 2012CATEGORY – NEWS TAGS – BOARDWORKS SUP / BOARDWORKS WAKE SUP / MIKE FOX / MIKE TAVARES /STANDUP PADDLE WAKE SURFING / WAKE SUP / WAKE SUP SURFING Encinitas, CA (Sept 3, 2012) Boardworks Surf, one of the world’s leading Stand Up Paddle Board manufacturers announced today it’s new line […]

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  • Phoenix Rising–Infinity has a new Star in their lineup

    July 20th, 2012 | Gear, News, Reviews, Uncategorized | Casey Gotcher | 3 Comments

    If you read my earlier post about Chris Hill joining Team Infinity, you already know part of the reason for his decision to join the Boehne’s in their quest to design the best surf boards on the planet.  What I left out of that story was the second component to this relationship.  Infinity will become […]

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  • Infinity Surf Signs Chris “Chill” Hill to surf and race team

    July 20th, 2012 | News, SUP Gladiators, Uncategorized | Casey Gotcher | No Comments

    Infinity Surf has just landed another top tier surfer and elite racer.  This time they went east.  Chris Hill, or “Chill” as his friends know him, is a very popular figure on the eastern coast of the U.S.  He has been winning surf competitions in North Carolina and other other Eastern states for years.  He […]

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  • Slater Trout signs with Boardworks

    January 25th, 2012 | News | Casey Gotcher | 2 Comments

    Encinitas CA ( January 25, 2011) Boardworks announced today that 17 year old SUP phenom, Slater Trout, has signed on to join the Boardworks Elite Team for 2012. “We are so stoked to have Slater join our team. He is such an amazing athlete and ambassador for the sport and a great friend of the […]

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  • Move’n On–By Dave Kalama

    January 19th, 2012 | News | Casey Gotcher | No Comments

    My exit from Naish has been getting much more attention than I expected. There seems to be a lot of conjecture–some of it is pretty dramatic–so I feel motivated to give some insight as to what would make me walk away from a great company like Naish. First, I want to acknowledge the huge debt […]

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  • Riviera’s Motherload SALE! December 10th–If you are in CA. you should check this out!

    December 5th, 2011 | News | Casey Gotcher | No Comments

      The Motherload is here! On December 10th we are hosting the biggest Holiday Parking Lot SALE in history… Stand Up Paddleboards and Accessories from Riviera Paddlesurf… Snowboards, and gear from Flow Snowboarding, Clothing from Stella & Dot, Bloq Generation, Hinano, Independent Trading, and Saltwater Society… EFX Performance will be there, as well as Jen […]

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  • You know you’re a SUP Junkie if……

    August 14th, 2011 | News | Casey Gotcher | 2 Comments

    If any of these apply to you, you might be a SUP Junkie.  If multiple apply, it’s a given (a.k.a. you’re one of us!)  (List updated as of 1-23-12) 1. You spend more money per year on SUP Gear and Accessories, than you do on your car. 2. You cycle through your SUP Quiver more […]

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  • Infinity Surfboards Inks Contract With Boardworks Surf

    July 27th, 2011 | News | Casey Gotcher | No Comments

    Encinitas, CA (July 26, 2011)  Boardworks has announced that Dana Point, California based Infinity Surfboards will be joining the Boardwork’s roster, with first shipments arriving for Spring 2012.  Infinity co- owner David Boehne noted,  “We are very excited about our new partnership with Boardworks. It will open greater distribution and visibility for our brand. We […]

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  • Ron House and Riviera Announce their new 14′ Hollow Carbon Race Board

    June 15th, 2011 | Gear, News | Casey Gotcher | No Comments

    If you recall, back in April I posted a story called “Spy Shots” that had some photos of prototypes for some upcoming board designs.  Infinity has started producing a version the board in my story and now Riviera launches theirs.  I was able to show you these photos at the time of the posting, but […]

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  • Austin SUP Jam II Recap (5-28-11)

    June 1st, 2011 | Contests, News | Casey Gotcher | 1 Comment

      This was the weekend we had all been looking forward too here in Austin.  While we have multiple races per year here, this is the big one.  This year the organizer, Jeff VanZandt Changed things up a bit.  Instead of the 1.5 and 3 Miler’s we had last year, he decided to up the […]

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  • SUP’er Saturday Wrap Up–BOP Hawaii, OluKai, Key West Classic, Moonlight Beach Race

    May 17th, 2011 | Contests, News | Casey Gotcher | 1 Comment

    What an amazing weekend we had as a sport.  Two of the premier events World Wide occurred, with the Battle of the Paddle Hawaii, and the OluKai on Maui.  On top of that, we had the Key West Classic, which is quickly becoming a must attend for anyone on the East Coast, as well as […]

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