San Diego Pop Up Show

We’re taking this show on the road…

Ok, we’re not gonna lie: Our latest and greatest Pop Up shop is just an excuse to visit friends, make new ones in awesome cities across the nation and get everyone stoked on Stand Up Paddleboarding. While we like to constantly think outside the box, we also wanted stick with our nomadic roots to better connect with our local crew and, most importantly, get people on the water. We’ve chosen more than five coastal cities to plant our Pop Up shop, so stay tuned to our social media for updates of our traveling shop whereabouts.

Once we land in a location, we will set up for five to seven days, give you the lowdown on Pop the brand and release a small batch of killer paddleboards and SUP gear you won’t want to miss. Please remember these goods will be featured on a “first come, first serve basis,” so just like the tides and wind, timing is everything! Let us stoke you and your community out for a week while you chill with your local crew, share some amazing brew, music and score some local killer deals!

Be sure to check in with our social pages for updates on our next locale! Our starting point is San Diego, so stay tuned for the location. See you on the road.

Support Your Local Stand UP Paddleboard Shop!

We hope your new year has been poppin’ so far! To kick off 2015 at Pop, we are gearing up to shine a new focus on local retail shops across the nation to make a bigger impact with our communities who support the Pop brand. We are stoked to watch many of our first-time paddleboard customers invest in the POP brand and have created their own business with POP Paddleboards.

“This horizontal move is part of our strategy to build deeper roots, We love to support our retailers across the nation, so by the end of February we are launching our new dealer locater on the website with a personal dealer page for each shop that carries our brand. Can’t find a Pop retailer near you? No worries! Drop us a line and we will hook you up.

POP Welcomes Aloha Vibes

This season we’re incorporating a little ‘Aloha’ vibe! Pop Paddleboards is excited to have recently partnered with PRS Hawaii Owner and SUP legend Edward Iglesias.

“This is the type of product I wanted to see coming to the islands,” said Iglesias. “I’ve heard great things about Pop and after checking out the products along with Nick’s vision for the brand, I felt like I was working with one of the best in the business.”

PRS Hawaii encompasses three main components of our amazing surf culture that we, as surfers and human beings, should always hold true: Passion, Respect and Spirit.

In every board created, we absorb these components so we can create high quality moments in the water. Nothing beats a stoked customer, so we partner with brands that exemplify our mission and message.

“The Hawaiian islands and Aloha spirit are a huge inspiration behind our brand,” said Pop Paddleboard Owner Nick Lanfranco. “We are so excited to finally be connected with it’s rich history and culture.”

Please stop by and visit PRS Hawaii located at 2009 Lauwiliwi St. Kapolei, HI 96707.

Or call: (808) 864 0031.

POP Paddleboards is so thankful for your support! With every purchase made, we donate one percent of sales right back to the environment through 1% For The Planet. Aloha, friends and family! See you in the water!

Ambassador Spotlight: Urban SUP

This month POP is highlighting Kristen Holly, an ambassador of the brand that owns Urban SUP. Kristin was nice enough to engage in a casual Q&A with us which we wanted to share with you.

When did you first try paddle boarding?

“It all started on a cold day in December. A friend had talked me into going paddle boarding with her, so I threw on my Uggs and met her on the lake. That was three years ago and I have been hooked ever since.”

Where’s your favorite place to SUP?

“I Spend most my time on Folsom Lake here in California because it’s beautiful and the water is so warm!”

Favorite board to paddle?

“I’d have to say that my favorite board would have to be your multi-colored throwback. It’s stable, lightweight, and glides across the water.”

How long is your average SUP session?

“I love to load the throwback on my car and head down to the water for a quick one hour workout in between teaching my fitness classes at the gym.”

How did you turn this lifestyle in a business?

“The lake is only 5 minutes away so I started taking my clients out on the water to introduce them to the sport. I found that everybody I took out loved it also and wanted a board of their own! I then went in search of the perfect paddle board.  After experimenting with several brands I finally found POP! I love the company and the laid back vibe it represents! I started Urban Sup in June of this year and have been busy selling POP boards all summer! If your ever up here in the Northern California area feel free to give me a call and we can schedule a ride! Oh and did I mention I am only an hour from beautiful Lake Tahoe?!?!”

Urban SUP is a paddle board fitness and sales operation located in  Folsom, CA. Give them a ring if you’re ever in the area to get on the water and see what she’s all about. With a waterway like that, it would be a crime not to.

Urban SUP

(916) 207-4316

Summer Fun With Quality Components

Summer has officially landed and that means it’s time to burn those vacation days, get out of the house, and play some hooky to on the water. There’s no doubt that there’s plenty of companies to choose from and finding the right stand up paddle board can prove a time consuming task for the most decisive of folks.

POP didn’t start out as a kayak, surfboard, or windsurfing company. We are an authentic SUP brand that has been rooted in the industry from the get-go. We’re all about doing one thing and doing it better than anyone else: crafting high quality SUP products at affordable prices that promote a waterman’s lifestyle. This is evident in our O3 Science Team’s ongoing decision to make Small Batch productions. As a Small Batch SUP brand we have the unique ability of scrutinizing each and every product we develop to ensure the highest standards for performance, construction, and longevity. We avoid over-manufacturing as it results in sub-par quality products that reflect poorly on our brand and the industry as a whole. Our brand provide riders with a product they stand behind and that will stand behind them.

Our modest selection of diverse paddle boards are perfect for cruising, surfing, endurance paddling, and white water SUP. Our team of experienced designers and shapers has spent years researching and riding to create a simplified line of boards that have something for everyone. Want to paddle surf? Check out our 9’0 Guru and 9’6 Saltwater Beaver. Looking for something stable enough to cruise, but also maneuverable enough to surf? Look no further than our 10’6 Classico and 11’6 Throwback. How about long distance and endurance paddling? That would be our 12’6 Americana. We also offer inflatable options for traveling or white water paddling. Our focus is on making quality products while not clouding an already saturated market with more boards.

At the end of the day, we wouldn’t be the company that we are without our supporters and ambassadors. To kick off the summer right and thank all of you we’re going to hook you up with $100 OFF any POP SUP package.

Just use coupon code: “poplovesyou”

As always, free shipping is included within the continental United States.


Behind the Scenes: Free Shipping on All SUP Board Packages

It’s been said a lot, but we love what we do at POP. After all, we spend our days designing, shaping, manufacturing, and shipping paddle boards and paddle board accessories for a living; what’s not to love? It’s hard to consider working at POP a job as we collectively see it as an opportunity to think outside the box and provide share our love for the sport with millions around the world.

There’s nothing quite like starting each morning with a fresh batch of board orders in our inbox waiting to be processed. The rest of the day is spent in-and-out of creative meetings while we watch orders continue to trickle in. The bottom line is that our company’s existence wouldn’t be possible without our amazing customers, ambassadors, and loyal supporters. We are grateful for the opportunity to create and sell products for the sole purpose of promoting a healthy lifestyle of fitness, adventure, and fun.  POP will continue offering on FREE SHIPPING and a FREE PADDLE on all of our SUP board packages as a token of our gratitude.

We wanted to take this opportunity illustrate what a typical day in POP’s west coast offices looks like.

Same POP Paddleboards; All New Web Experience.

Check out POP’s new digs. As you may or may not have noticed, we’ve changed things up a bit by overhauling the entire site; and by “overhaul” we mean redesigning and redeveloping it from the ground up. “Why?” you might ask. Mainly because we want to offer our customers a more polished and user-friendly experience while browsing our wares online. Also, we just like the way it looks.

Some new additions besides the design updates include additional board specs;  from basics like length, width, weight, and thickness to detailed product descriptions and board construction. It’s never been easier to find the perfect board for your riding style.  We’ve also added more POP accessories for you to complete your purchase.  Check them out HERE.

Many of you have asked us questions about how to keep your POP gear in tip-top shape.  Good news!  We’ve added some great information regarding best practices, board care and maintenance, storage, transportation, and general tips. We’ll continue adding plenty of information to remain an industry-recognized online resource for all thing stands up paddle board. After all, knowledge is power.

There’s no doubt that change can be scary, but you can rest easy knowing that a lot of the important stuff has stayed the same. POP is still committed to offering high quality paddle boards and carefully crafted accessories at affordable prices. We will also maintain our reputation for unmatched customer service and in-depth industry knowledge. Remember how we were offering FREE shipping and a FREE paddle on all SUP board packages? Yeah, we’re still doing that. It’s a deal so good we have to capitalize the word “free” twice! POP is also proud to still be member #2893 of 1% for the Planet, and continues to donate 1% of all revenues to promote positive environmental change.  So while a lot has changed, we have managed to keep all of our core principles the same.

Browse through the site and let us know what you think. It’s your honest feedback [that] allows us to continue being the grounded company that we are. Feel free to check out our BLOG and sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest information on sales, specials, events, and industry happenings.

Some say that we’re growing bigger. We like to think we’re growing better. Welcome to POP 2.0.

POP-Up Shop Inbound: San Diego

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 for our tent)

When: January 23rd through the 26th

Doors Open: 10a

Doors Close: 6p

Come down, show your support for the brand, and feel free to crack open a few beers

Happy Holidays from POP Paddleboards!

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

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 board, to turning, and advanced SUP techniques. They’ve also got a pretty cool badge design to go with it.

It’s great to see the BSA move into a more progressive direction. After all, who else is going to teach our nation’s youth the basics about SUP safety, riding tips, and terminology?  A major part of our brand philosophy is to encourage exploration and it humbles us when organizations such as the BSA do just that. This further cements the notion that paddle boarding is here to stay. A new generation of aquatic scouts is on the horizon and we’re all about being a part of it.