Here is a little good news. I plan to take $750 of the $3,000 and pay it out to the trials finalist. Hope to give everyone an incentive to come on down and paddle. Chance to win some money and surf against some of the top talent on the world tour, pretty cool. I plan on comping the rooms for the top 8 World Tour competitors that make it up to the Show Down. I hope to get the contest done before the Pistol River Wave Bash kicks in on Thursday. There sounds like their might be some interest in a race down the Rogue River. Any thoughts email me. for more info on the SUP surf contest and the race. Any questions email me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
I've been trying to get some people out in front of the Beachcomber for a couple of years. When I was downloading the video Skyler, Diego, Josh and a ton of guys came up to the demo boards and headed out to the break in front of the inn where Zane Schweitzer was ripping it. The Beachcomber was way cleaner than Pistol and I was super stoked to film. The word back was everyone wants the contest in front of the Beachcomber. Check out Zane just rip it out in front of the Beachcomber.
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It's Official. The Inn of the Beachcomber has a rental fleet. Well also a demo fleet. We expect to sell most of these boards and reload with the 2012's next winter. If you are thinking about a Standup Paddle Board give me a call. No sales tax, a great place to demo the boards and I will make you a deal you can't refuse. So come on over to the best sup Rental and sale center on the southern Oregon Coast. We are signed up with Starboard and Naish as a dealer and the boards are here. We have Demo Boards and Rental Boards including the 9' Hokua from Naish. We have knocked out so walls and are getting started on the SUP Board Shop. The Inn of the Beachcomber is the only Southern Oregon Coast Demo & Sales center. Check out theses awesome boards below. We have five Starboard and 6 Naish SUPs at the Inn. We are working on the details for the wetsuits and boots and We will be placing a new order for more boards.
Hokua 9'0" Sandwich Wood 9'0" x 28.75" x 3.75", 125L
Had to get this one as a demo board for the Standup Showdown. Got a ton of feedback from the Paddle zone telling me to go for it. Diego saw this in the storage room and put it together. It already looks like it's seen some action and was the go to board for those contestants that wanted to try and keep up with Bernd, Zane and Kai.
Naish's take on the 9' Hokua
With the sport of stand-up paddling growing at a high speed, the development of performance SUP boards does not come to a stop. After setting the standard in short board style stand-up boards, we came up with two new designs that are poised to raise the existing standard. Both boards combine a single-concave entry section in the nose area with a double-concave center section leading into an accelerated V out the tail. The increased tail kick allows these shapes to release off the top effortlessly while the center V-section keeps the shape loose and easy to steer during the bottom turn. Unlike many other boards, the design of the 9'0" and 8'5" does not require you to shift body weight over the rocker as much, resulting in a short board-style riding. Both boards also feature a newly introduced deck concave, making balancing easier.
9'0" x 28.75" x 3.75", 125L Construction: Sandwich Wood Fin Set-up: 2+1/Quad
Nalu 11'4" AST 11'4" x 30" x 4.5", 180L
11'4" x 30" x 4.5", 180L Construction: AST Fin Set-up: Single
The Nalu 11'4" AST is the high-performance sibling to the 11'6". It is thinner and has more outline curve and rocker, with a single fin setup. The 11'4" provides excellent all-around riding performance and effortless longboard style rail-to-rail carving. Its volume-to-width ratio also make it an ideal beginner board for lighter riders.
Wide Point 10' 5" 32" Wide (186L) Volume Stability Rating 8.5
I bought this one for the rental fleet as my fantasy date this fall. The goal is to drop some pounds and get good enough to hit the surf zone in front of the Beachcomber. This board drops halfway into Starboards advance wave category and with a volume of 186 liters it offers enough float to keep anyone up if they know what they are doing. That the goal this summer.
Starboards take on the 10' 5" 32" Widepoint. Its pulled-in nose and extra rocker prevents pearling in those situations where you left it a little late. Substantial amounts of tail kick provide the ability to maintain a surprising level of maneuverability that defies its large-board proportions. Easy on to waves, stable to ride, and easy to turn, characteristics that make it a good option for riders getting into SUP or heavier riders wanting to experience the waves. "
The Drive 10' 5" 30" Wide (160L) Volume Stability Rating 8
I bought this one for the rental fleet for the experienced surfer/paddlers that wants to step up and try a fairly high performance SUP. At 160 litters this is for the one with some experience in the surf zone. I added this on to the order in white ast to save some dollars yet be able to offer a great shape for the waves. An athletic gal will have a ton of fun on this board in the river.
Starboard's take on the 10' 5" 30". Drive The outline has been brought in at the lifted nose and widened around the stance. This creates more outline curve making it more responsive, yet smooth through turns because of the addition of a fraction more V though the tail. The 2011 upgraded Drive retains all the classic characteristics which made it a favorite for being easy to ride, while paddling and on a wave. More than anything the Drive feels alive on a wave. "Mono concave nose section to flat middle with tail V"
Glide AST 12'0" x 29.75" x 5.5", 231L
Looking for a board that you can get out on the water and make some time? We picket this one up on the recommendation of Charlie Burwell at Naish. The 12' Glide is the smallest in the Naish lineup of race touring boards. This board is strictly for cruising the Rogue or for the more experienced rider a down winder to Pistol River. It has great volume so even the big guy can do some great exploring. I can't wait to try this one up at Lobster Creek Bridge on the Rogue. Bernd Roediger's take on the board. Another great all-around board in the Naish line. Perfect for the recreational paddler wanting to tour or drag race whether it be in flatwater or downwind with friends.
Naish's description of the board. The Glide 12'0" utilizes design principles from the Glide 17'0" and 14'0". The shorter length makes it easy to maneuver, creating a great cruising board. The flat rocker makes it glide without effort, and its added width provides amazing stability. It's the perfect choice for flatwater adventures, cruising with friends, and recreational racing.
Mana 9' 5" 9'5" x 31" x 4.75", 190L Fin Set-up: 2+1
I have no idea why the board manufactures do not make their 10' boards 9'11.5". 10' is the cut off for a vessel since the USCG ruling in 2008. In a swimming & surf zone no USCG PFD required on the navigable water ways with the other vessels, those with engines. I am figuring that this board will be popular for that reason alone. About the same float as the Starboard Wide Point but a full foot shorter and an inch wider. This board with its relative shorter profile should rip for the larger rider in the surf zone. I figure this will be my board of choice in the flatwater at the end of the summer for no other reason that I hate the government telling me what to do. Like they don�t have better things to do than writing tickets to paddlers on surfboards?.
Naish's line Mana 9'5" AST The Mana 9'5" is the smaller sibling to the 10'0". It's an awesome first board for lighter riders in small surf or larger riders looking for superb wave performance with added float and stability.
My joke on the Avanti was when some local boys in Maui asked me how wide the board was I said 18" Hawaiian. At 36" wide anyone can grab this board and get started on the flatwater. I'm 6' 245 Lbs and I got up and going with a little practice in 20 MPH winds. Ok so my wife and her friend said I looked like a breaching whale when I fell off. I thought it was fall down paddle board for a while. The Avanti is still a great board for getting started. The Board surfs well and the width makes it beyond stable. Great board for a first timer with a little size at the Rogue River
The board is 11' 2" in length and 36" wide with a thickness of 4.7". I see this board being used mostly in the port area of the Rogue River and maybe an advanced paddler making it out past the jetty to give the South jetty a try. With its length and ample volume of 230 Liters the Avanti will cruise the river with the longer boards and is agile enough for the big guy with some skill to explore the surf zone. I upgraded to the Blue ast with the Ultralight Startouch deck traction. To book this board go to the Inn of the Beachcomber and give us a call. www.InnoftheBeachcomber.com
Big Easy 12' 32" Wide (205L) Volume Stability Rating 9.5
At 205 litters The Big Easy is a great all around SUP that will have a good amount of glide for the flat water. Narrower than the Avanti and longer. I added this on to the order in white ast to save some dollars yet be able to offer a great shape for crusting the Rogue River and the ocean. The Big Easy offers a great board for small waves. Starboard performance chart has it dipping down into the wave category on the maneuverability side and tipping into the race category for its gliding ability. Good volume for paddlers below 225 pounds.
Starboards take on the 12' 0" 32" wide Big Easy. Stable to paddle thanks to its 32" width and great glide with the full 12'0" length. The generous nose width and mono concave up front provides fun nose riding abilities and also lets the board paddle into waves with ease. The pinned out alt section with ample tail rocker ensures good wave riding characteristics for a board of this size. A proven shape that has thousands of fans around the world. "Slight mono concave nose section to flat middle with a fair amount of V in the back" "Mono concave nose section to flat middle with tail V"
Whopper 10' 34" Wide (174L) Volume Stability Rating 9.0
At 168 litters this is a great all around SUP for anyone. I added this on to the order in white ast to save some dollars yet be able to offer a great shape for the waves and offer an entry level windsurf board. With this versatility it's easy to see why the Whopper is one of Starboards sales leader. An athletic guy will have a ton of fun on this board in the waves and most any gal will feel like a pro in the river.
Starboard's take on the 10' 34" wide Whopper Extremely stable at 34" wide, the Whopper provides stability to paddle through the most turbulent white water and other difficult conditions. Maneuvering the board is simple as it turns easily on the spot with its stability, making it a breeze to paddle into waves. Almost impossible to nose-dive, it catches even the smallest waves with ease, making SUP even more fun. The Whopper continues to surprise with amazingly good wave riding characteristics for its width. To cement our place at the cutting edge of performance, Starboard has a high-paced development program. Only the very best of shapes continue for several seasons the Whopper is one of them. "Mono concave nose section to flat middle and tail V"
Nalu 11'6"- Size 11'6" x 29.75"x 5.5" , 231L
In general the Naish Stand Up Paddle Boards are narrower than the Starboard line up. This makes for a lot of diversity in our fleet. The Nalu 11' 6" is the same length as the Starboard Big Easy but is narrower and offers a lot more volume to float the larger paddler because of being almost an inch thicker. The Nalu 11'6" has the feel of a long board in the waves and with its ample volume narrow width is a great beginner board to venture out in the surf.
The Corporate line. From Naish
The Nalu 11'6" is the standard by which all other full sized SUPs are judged. This board is thick and stable, and surfs rail-to-rail like a much shorter board. Suitable for riders even above 200 lbs., the Nalu 11'6" features classic lines, unbeatable construction, and awesome all-around appeal. Fin Set-up: Single The most universal board in the Naish line - fits the bill no matter if it's surfing, cruising or even doing downwinders. Tandems great too! -Dave Kalama
Mana 10'0" Soft Top 10'0" x 32" x 4.75", 210L
Mana 10'0" Soft Top Featuring the same shape as the Mana 10'0" and Mana 10'0" AST the soft top/ slick bottom construction offers everything a beginner needs. The embossed deck area provides sufficient grip and is very skin friendly. The 3D rail protection makes this model resilient against damage caused by the paddle or any other hard objects. The slick bottom and soft fins provide additional safety for the rider and their surroundings. All of the protective features make the Mana 10'0" Soft Top the ideal choice for river runs as well.
Same shape as the other 10'0"s but with the safety of a full rubber board even the fins. Ideal for the whole family. Robby Naish