POPUP at the Pacific Paddle Board Games

It’s that time of year again. The Superbowl for the paddleboard industry. The Pacific Paddle Games is coming up quickly. And you can bet that we’ll be there. We’ll be there with South OC’s heritage surf shop: Killer Dana.

POP Paddleboards is thrilled to announce our collab with Killer Dana. We’ve been working the past year to put together a unique paddle board retail and rental program with KD. “This fun partnership with Killer Dana has crystalized the POP brand within the Dana Point community. A community that has been so supportive to our vision within the paddle board industry,” says Nick Lanfranco, CEO of POP Paddleboards. Swing by the Killer Dana/POP tent and get downloaded on what’s POPPIN’ for the upcoming year.

The Pacific Paddle Board Games will be at Doheny State Beach on October 6-7, 2018. Get front row seats to the event and some free POP merch while you’re there with us. What else is happenin’? So glad you asked. Demos, killer deals, and expression sessions. Oh, and free high fives. Maybe if you’re lucky, a fist bump and a thug hug. 🙂

It’s so important to us that you come down and support Pacific Paddle Board Games. Cheer for these athletes, regardless of what brand of board they’re on. It’s going to be a fun-filled event. Don’t miss out on this epic event.

5 Reasons Why POP is for You

POP Paddleboards – Made For Making. What we truly manufacture are not just boards, but the unforgettable moments & memories on our boards. Watching the sun rise on the east coast, seeing it set on the west coast. Moments like catching your first wave, or dropping in on your thousandth wave. Having random sea life encounters, and night paddling on the lake.

Nothing satisfies us more than seeing our customers enjoy themselves while making their own memories with our brand.

  1. Rider Owned and Operated – CEO Nick Lanfranco architected this brand to connect people with their local waterfronts. Vice President and long time friend, Joe Sabina, collaboratively manage the day to day operations to bring our dealers, partners and customers the best possible gear and service.
  2. Premium Quality Construction – Our purpose is to make great gear for great people. POP Paddleboards are crafted to ride as good as they look. They’re extremely durable and constructed with the highest standards the industry has to offer.
  3. Freakishly Good Pricing – We’re all about the unforgettable memories made on our boards–that’s why we offer affordable yet stylish products without sacrificing the quality of our boards. We exist for the memories.
  4. Top Tier Warranty – We got your back. Our boards come with a one year manufacturer warranty against defects in workmanship or materials on all new SUP boards starting from the original purchase date. We pride ourselves with white glove service and give high attention to customer care. If something goes wrong, just let us know.
  5. We Have Your Board – We are focused in providing an all-inclusive identity for the SUP lifestyle. The POP crew aspires to achieve this by putting our combined and passions for the sport into every single product we manufacture so that anyone and everyone rocking our gear to feel like an ambassador of stand up paddle boarding. Our selection of diverse paddleboards and gear are perfect for cruising, surfing, endurance paddling, and white water paddling.

Here at POP Paddleboards, we are hell-bent on providing a heritage brand with the best quality and at an affordable price. We’re a SUP Brand with a purpose. We are here to manufacture your next smile. Let’s POPUP and paddle this season.

 

Take a look inside the POP camp

Welcome to POP Camp, perhaps the raddest SUP brand headquarters around. Located in the heart of Southern California and near 5 major freeways, POP Paddleboards is never too far away from an adventure. Our 10,000 square foot facility in Orange houses all of our latest and greatest gear before getting shipped out to our awesome dealer-partners across the globe. The dog-friendly POP Camp features a killer breakroom with Netflix, skate ramp, good music, basketball hoop, Beer-share Fridays, and a secret showroom.

Nick and Joe are the guys behind the vision of POP Paddleboards and have guided our brand to be where it is today. “In operating a lifestyle SUP brand, working with culture-fit, like-minded people has been key to the success of POP,” says Nick, Founder of POP Paddleboards. Day by day, Nick and Joe connect with our clients and brand followers, brainstorm and design new products, and navigate new ways to disrupt the industry while staying “true to POP’s roots”.

At POP Camp there’s a few things you can be sure to expect. We are hardworking and know how to get things done, but we also love to have a fun and keep a friendly environment. We basically live “Play hard. Work harder.” POP Camp conveys a spirit that compliments our brand: uplifting, lively, and made for making. We love what we do and we can’t wait to reveal what’s in store for the future. If you’re ever in the area, not stopping by and saying hi is a crime. Our customers support and feedback has been the driving force behind our innovation.

POP at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market

POP Paddleboards is excited to announce that we will be attending the Outdoor Retailer Summer Show July 23-26, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. This is the first OR Summer Show held in the Mile High City.

We will be there to meet with our current retailers, brand ambassadors, and more industry folk, and look forward to provide the best Tylenol to the SUP industry. Swing by our booth to get downloaded or just swing in for a fist pump and thug hug. We will be exclusively debuting 2 more inflatable lines and showing our rigid collection that still does incredibly well globally.

The POP Crew is FIRED UP to be at the OR Summer Show and we hope that everyone can see that we are the tastemakers in the paddleboards industry. The difference between a SUP Company and a SUP Brand is purpose. A SUP Company works for profit, a SUP Brand works for purpose. POP Paddleboards is a brand with purpose. Our purpose is to make good moments and memories with our products. We are Made for Making your next unforgettable experience out on the water.

Register to attend the largest outdoor industry trade show on their website: https://www.outdoorretailer.com/ . We will see you there!

Mike Ross Joins the POP Family

The POP crew is very excited to welcome a new waterman to the team! We’re happy to introduce Mike Ross as the newest brand ambassador for POP Paddleboards. Mike is a surf and SUP enthusiast who can also save your life! His daytime job as a firefighter/paramedic gives him just enough free time to get out on the water with his family and bring the brand of POP all over Florida.

“From the very first conversation I had with Mike, I knew he would be a weapon in the SUP industry,” Nick Lanfranco, POP Paddleboards founder, told us. “He’s a true waterman throwing it down on the Florida coastline. I speak for the entire camp when I say that we are excited to have him carry the POP flag.”

Mike’s journey into paddleboarding didn’t start by choice. Originally, the Ross family had a boat which they sold to move to their beachfront home in Palm Harbor, Florida. “We knew we wanted something right on the water, and we knew we could just get another boat later,” Ross told us. From there, Ross’ wife suggested they pick up a pair of paddleboards so they could still get out on the water without their boat. “I was totally against the idea,” he said. “But eventually, we did get a pair, and I was averaging 3 mile paddles every time I got out there.” He soon looked into races in the area and entered only to win 2nd place in 2 divisions. “I loved it after that, and even though we have another boat now, the paddleboards still go with us.”

Mike currently SUPs with the POP inflatables and enjoys them with his wife, two kids, and Saber, their dog. “We love and stand behind the product. Nick and the team are so easy to get ahold of, personable, and open minded when it comes to ideas and feedback,” Ross told us.   

“Mike has given us a lot of great ideas even prior to our alliance. I can only imagine what’s to come now that he’s repping POP across the east coast,” Nick said.  

After a surf session, you can likely find Mike at Fireside Pizza, drinking a Wavemaker. His favorite wave was surfed at Lance’s Left, Nicaragua and he once pet a manatee while on his board. When he’s not on the water, he can usually be found reading dystopian novels or watching Stranger Things. We look forward to Mike’s contribution to the POP family and can’t wait to see what the future holds!