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Matthew Chebatoris Our Spring 2017 Gear Guide to kick off the paddling season As paddlers across North America are beginning to dust off their boards and prepare for the warm weather paddling season we thought it appropriate to release our Spring 2017 Gear Guide to add a little excitement and anticipation to the year. For this installment, we’ve assembled a curated collection of items for SUP and outrigger paddling. More than any other two paddling disciplines, SUP and outrigger have grown into Matthew Chebatoris Waterman’s Landing 5166 Northlake Blvd., Carnelian Bay, CA 96140 www.watermanslanding.com Phone: 530-546-3590 Hours: Memorial Weekend to Labor Day Weekend, Daily from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. September – May, check their website for hours of operation as times may vary. About Waterman’s Landing The shop sits on the shores of Lake Tahoe, known around the world for its majestic beauty and crystal clear blue water. Owner’s Jay and Anik Wild are prominent figures the SUP community th Matthew Chebatoris OEX Point Loma 5060 N. Harbor Dr. Ste. 165, San Diego, CA 92106 www.oexpointloma.com Phone: 619-224-4241 Hours: Monday through Friday 10:00 – 6:00, Saturday and Sunday 9:00 – 5:00 About OEX Point Loma Recognized as the only SUP specialty shop located on the water in San Diego, customers visiting OEX can easily test out virtually any board they have in stock. The shop has a large collection of boards on hand from popular brands such as: Starboard, SIC, Quatro, Laird Stand Up, Matthew Chebatoris 101 Surf Sports 115 Third Street, San Rafael, CA 94901 www.101surfsports.com Phone: 415-524-8492 Hours: Seven days a week. Monday – Friday 10:00 – 6:00, Saturday & Sunday 9:00 – 6:00 About 101 Surf Sports At 101, they focus on offering the best service possible alongside Northern California’s largest inventory of boards and accessories. The shop is located right on the water enabling customers to try before they buy from a selection of top brands such as: Starboard, Naish, Ji Matthew Chebatoris Northshore Shop & Boards Avda.Coronel Gonzalez del Yerro 68 35650 Lajares Fuerteventura Islas Canarias España www.northshore-fuerteventura.com Phone: 0034 928 868321 Hours: 10:00 – 14:00, Closed on Sundays About Northshore Shop & Boards Steeped in a friendly, small town family atmosphere, Northshore is owned by operated by the parents of Sonni Hönscheid – one of the world’s top stand up paddlers and champion of the Molokai to Oahu channel crossing. Located on the rocky shores Matthew Chebatoris A Look at the Iconic Paddle Maker Training Hard In the close-knit community of stand up paddling, there is perhaps no brand with a more loyal and devoted fan base than the one meticulously cultivated over the last quarter century by Quickblade Paddles. Their slogan, “Train Hard, Go Fast, Have Fun”, and iconic QB logo has graced the surface of boards, paddles and apparel in a manner which has enabled the small family business based in Costa Mesa, California to project itself a Matthew Chebatoris Water in Your Paddle Shaft Under some circumstances, it is possible for water to make its way inside the shaft of your SUP paddle.  In the accompanying video, Jim Terrell of Quickblade Paddles demonstrates how to find the source of where the water is entering your paddle shaft and how to make a simple at home fix to remove the water and reseal. The first step is to locate where the water is entering your paddle shaft.  The majority of cases involving water entering a paddle’s Matthew Chebatoris Is your SUP paddle to long?  Changing your paddle’s length does not require you to purchase a new stand up paddle.  As Quickblade Paddles founder Jim Terrell demonstrates in the accompanying video, modifying your paddle’s length can be done at home or by a trained staff member at your local SUP shop. Many élite SUP racers have begun shortening the length of their paddles.  The advantage in doing so is to increase the amount of torque during their stroke – particularly when pa Matthew Chebatoris Easy Steps to Repair Your Paddle Blade A nick or ding on your paddle blade is not the end of the world.  Carbon fiber blades are not difficult to repair with one or two easily obtainable items from your local hardware store.  In the accompanying video, Quickblade Paddles founder Jim Terrell demonstrates the strength and durability of his paddles and the ease in which the blades can be repaired should they become damaged. In order to protect your paddle while not in use, I re

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