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POP-Up Shop Inbound: San Diego

January 22, 2014

The POP crew is trekking down to San Diego on January 23rd – 26th with our first ever “POP-Up Shop.” As always, we’ll be showcasing our full line of paddle boards, lightweight carbon fiber paddles, bags, leashes, and other accessories. Stop by and browse our boards for yourself.

This will be the first of many POP-Up Shops we plan to unveil around country, so keep your ears to the ground as we may come to city near you.

 

Where: Somewhere around 955 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego CA 92101 (Look…

Happy Holidays from POP Paddleboards!

December 23, 2013

The crew at POP Paddleboards wishes everyone the best this Holiday Season.
2013 has been a killer year for all of us, and we expect 2014 to be even better! We’ve got a lot of great things lined up for the new year so stay posted to find out more.

There’s no better time than now to get Poppin.

Relax, enjoy the off-time, get wet, and have fun.

See you all in 2014!

The Boy Scouts Have Gone Nautical

August 21, 2013

We’d like to take a second to recognize our boys at The Boy Scouts of America (BSA). They are ditching the trails and woods for some open water action, sort of. We’re stoked to announce that the Cherry Valley scouts on Catalina Island are now rocking our paddle boards! Word around town is that they are also introducing the Stand Up Paddlboarding Award. It promotes fitness and aquatic safety by encouraging scouts to develop their SUP skills. They will learn everything there is to know about paddleboarding—from how to carry a…

Surf & SUP Event Fun: USPFCA

July 8, 2013
POP Paddle Board Event

All of us at POP were stoked to be at the United States Police & Fire Championships at Trestles beach, CA. It was a killer time—we sat, we watched, we surfed, and we conquered. What’s not to love about spending three full weekdays on the sand demoing our boards and seeing a few on the water during the competition? Did we mention that this was during one of the best swells of the year? Needless to say, we snuck out on a few occasions to get in on the action. 

 

We’d like to shout out to the boys…

AAA Westways Magazine Feature: First-Time Guide…

June 17, 2013

Westways Magazine asked POP Paddleboards for a first time guide to paddleboarding.  Naturally, we were ready to help!

Here's a short snippet of the article:

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Choose the Right Board
SUP surfboards and SUP race boards are the two most popular board forms, although many people are experimenting with different ways to utilize SUP boards. SUP surfboards tend to be shorter, between 7 and 11 feet, whereas SUP race boards range from 12.5 feet to a towering 19 feet. SUP surfboards are…

Ambassador Spotlight: Jackie Connor’s Baja…

May 3, 2013

This time around POP is spotlighting water(wo)man Jackie Connor and her journey to and through Baja Sur.  

Baja Sur – Solo
Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE, had their apprehensions about my solo trip to the small town of Pescadero in Baja Sur, Mexico.
I heard it all:

 

“You’re gonna get lost.” (Most realistic)

“You’re gonna end up in a body bag.” (Really?)

“You’re gonna get hacked up into small pieces and end up in…

Keep the Water, Keep the Peace: Preserve Stand…

April 3, 2013
POP Paddleboards SUP Board Race

The crew at POP is proud to be a part of the Water Keeper alliance and will be a sponsor of their 2nd annual Stand-Up for Clean Water race this Earth Day on Saturday April 20th. The event starts at 9am and ends at 2pm and will feature paddleboard demos, SUP lessons, yoga on the beach, as well as a couple pre-race clinics.

The main event will be the 5 Mile Elite Race where experienced stand up paddle board riders go head-to-head for the number one spot. There will also be a 1 Mile Fun Race for those just looking to have a good time.

POP Paddleboards Ambassador Spotlight: Mike H.

March 7, 2013

Every once in a while at POP we take the time to showcase seemingly ordinary folks who perform some extraordinary feats, on and off the ocean.

We would like you to meet Mike. Mike doesn’t surf, he’s not a paddle boarder, and we’re pretty sure he can’t even swim.  It’s safe to say he’s not your stereotypical waterman, ripped and draped from head to toe in tribal tattoos. He’s a regular guy who works a regular job manipulating website code (We don’t even want to know what that means). …

Too Much Water for Hate

February 5, 2013

The ocean is a large and unpredictable place. Tides rise and fall, temperatures fluctuate, waves form, and sands shift. However, across all oceans and beaches there is one constant: a bitter rivalry amongst watermen. Body boarders despising short boarders, short boarders annoyed with long boarders, and long boarders sick of paddle boarders. It is to the point where beaches have established rules that segregate each group from sharing the water. How did it get to this point and is it possible for these groups to coexist peacefully? All of us…

Poppin’ New Years

January 14, 2013

On behalf of the crew and ambassadors at POP Paddleboards we would like to send out our good vibes and wish everyone a killer 2013. We have a feeling that this is going to be an unforgettable year with plenty of sunshine, surf, and great opportunities to stand up and paddle.  We realize how lucky we've been this past year to do what we love and share it with people around the globe. Our resolution is to improve our paddle boards and make it even easier to get out and paddle by continuing to offer  free shipping/free paddle with…

Futures T1 Fin System Taking our Paddle Boards…

September 7, 2012

All of us at POP Paddleboards are passionate about developing and shaping high performance paddle boards. At POP, it's not about the quanity of products we produce--but the quality, thought, and craftsmanship that goes into them. It's about taking the time to shape, test, reshape, and retest each paddle board until we are confident that the end result is greater than the sum of its parts.  It is because of our never ending search for quality that we're stoked announce that all our paddle boards come stocked with Futures …

About | POP Paddleboards

June 11, 2012

We aim to tear down the walls and eliminate the barriers of water sports. POP’s primary mission is to make stand up paddle boarding accessible to anyone and everyone, from fresh water rivers and lakes to salt water oceans.

Simply put, POP is a culmination of people who are attracted to water and love being in it. We are veteran 9 to 5ers spending every free moment we have on a board, paddle at the ready, in the nearest body of water we can find. POP Paddleboards is the brainchild of a family of adventure seekers and water…