Infinity Surfboards, Killer Dana, and Hobie Surf Shops
By: Stand Up Paddle Surfing Magazine
Wednesday, 18 July 2007
It’s time for the Editor’s blog at www.SUPsurfMag.com.
Stand up paddle surfing fever is everywhere. It seems that every surfer
I talk with has it in mix to give it a try. Last week I was in
California checking the scene over there and I had one day to do it
all. Where did I end up first? Dana Point.
After a burrito and an hour of driving way too fast
south of LA, I arrived at Infinity Surfboards, Inc. Towering overhead
like a temple unto surfing I stood in awe soaking up the good vibe
before going inside. But
there was more. Glowing through the cathedral window facing the road,
shone an impressive lineup of stand up paddle surfboards. It was time
to go in. Infinity surfboards is one of those places that just demands
reverence. There were endless boards neatly lined up begging to be
purchased. I was lucky enough have a few minutes with the legend Steve
Boehne. Not only is he full of stoke, he’s an awesome shaper. He had
just finished a group of 10′6′ Ku Ku Hoe stand up paddle surfboards and
they’re ready for the water. If you need one, contact him. The boards
can be shipped anywhere. He’s working on some really exciting things
for the SUP community. Look for an article coming soon on his theory
behind the board and what he has in the mix for SUP surfing. Meanwhile
check out www.infinitysurf.com for boards and pics. Thanks Steve.
Next it was a quick stop at a little surf shop called
Killer Dana for a chat with some of the local boys. Although there were
no SUP surfers in the shop. The prone-paddle surfers that I spoke with
said that the guys who are out there with the SUP boards are respectful
of the other surfers. Good on ya’! Let’s keep it that way.
last stop in Dana Point was Hobie. Hobie started producing stand up
paddle surfboards 4-5 months ago. As soon as they started producing
them, they were selling like mad. They have about 6 demo boards for
rent and rarely is there one on the rack because they’re always out in
the water. At a quick glance Hobie’s boards seemed great for a heavier
surfer or someone looking for extra glide.
Stand up paddle surfing is in full swing in Southern
California. Next time I’ll be taking a quick trip to LA to see what I
can find. See you then! www.SUPsurfMag.com …100% Pure Stoke!