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Fall Paddleboard Sale

Why buy used when you get a great new board for about the same price?

Tons great boards on Closeout Sale at the shop.

Adventure Explorer Bamboo From $895
Adventure 10' Only$795
NSP Coco Mat 9'2" $995

The best deals we've eve had on new boards

Adventure Paddleboards

Looking for a good all-around paddle board at a price that won't break the bank?
Look not further than Adventure paddle boards with prices starting at only $795, they also have features that include a ledge carry handle, and tie-down points for gear. Flat water and all-around surf models available in sizes from 7'0" to 12'0". You simply can go wrong with these boards, an amazing value.

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NSP Flatwater Race/Touring Boards Unreal Price $795!!

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On Sale Only $795 w/leash!!
The NSP Race SUP range is great for downwinders, racing, fitness, training and cruising. They were designed for speed with long glide and have proven to be super fast in all conditions.

The 14'0 is our fastest recreational racer with a displacement entry to flat bottom design ending in a pintail with crisp hard rails providing clean release and easy planing. This board is not only moves, but with the volume at 266 ltr it can be used by anyone that wants to cover some distance fast for training or racing. The 12" keel fin is designed for minimum resistance and the deck pad is lightly inset to increase stability. This is a fun, fast way to keep in shape. The weight of this board is approximately 15.7kg/34.5lbs.
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ALL NSP RACE SUPs COME WITH A LEASH, FCS FINS AND DECK TRACTION

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VOLUME
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APPROX WEIGHT RANGE
12'6''
28 1/4''
7 1/8''
220 ltr
12" Single
ideal for all weights
14'0''
28 1/2''
6 3/8''
266 ltr
12" Single
ideal for all weights

2013 Cabrinha Switchblade Kites

A fresh batch of 2013 Cabrinha Switchblade are in stock and ready to go at great prices.
This is the top selling kite in sport for several years over.
Shop Now
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S.I.C. F-16 In Stock

Now in Stock! The F-16 , the most successful open ocean racing and crossing standup paddleboard of all time. come complete with steering system installed
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NSP 12' Touring Standup Paddleboard on SALE

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The SUV of paddleboards now at a great deal at only $995 while they last.
Comes complete with traction, leash, and fibreglass fin.
Plenty of tie-down inserts to strap down your gear!

The NSP Flat Water SUP is great for downwinders, racing, fitness, training and cruising. It is wide enough to take on riders of all sizes and appeals to beginners and families looking for a great touring and fishing board.
The 12'0 displacement hull is the board of choice for all recreational activities where covering distance and stability are important. This board has a set of plugs across the nose, set up for webbing, to hold your transport items. Whether you are going fishing, picnicking on an island, or just want to take a dry bag of gear offshore to your boat, this is the most stable and efficient board. For working out and exploring this board can’t be beaten. It is our most stable, flat-water board.

Kala Ukuleles at Board Loft!

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We are now stocking Kala Ukuleles. Starting at only $39.95
All sizes, Soprano, Concert, Tenor, even U-Bass
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New Sandwich Island Composite boards

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We're super stoked to be the new exclusive area dealer for Sandwich Island Composite standup boards.
SIC headed up by mastermind Mike Raaphorst was the first to build high-perfomance open ocean race SUP boards and has been the "go to guy" for top athletes who need custom race boards. Now these fine tuned shapes are being offered as production boards so anyone can get one.
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Naish Nalu 11'6" SUP Only $895

The best deal we've ever offered on a top quality paddleboard... get one while they last!
Designed and tested in Maui

Back in stock New low price!

Naish Nalu Sport 11'6" paddleboard only $895
UnknownThe 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 200 lbs. and up, the Nalu 11’6” features classic lines, unbeatable construction and awesome all-around appeal. Its timeless design has made it one of the best selling SUPs of all time.
Also great for SUP Yoga
Best value you can buy in an SUP .... Period

New Little Tybee Boarder Crosser SUP!

This new paddleboard is the result of a design collaboration between myself and Gary Wilson at Kinetic Surfboards.
Gary wanted a design to set his boards apart and fill a niche, and I've had a specific board design in mind for a while.
This board was directly inspired by my morning trips to Little Tybee. In the past I would often venture over to find some really good surf, only to be hampered by riding it on a raceboard, or finding myself too tired after paddling over on a surf-style SUP. What I really wanted for the job was a board with a displacement nose like a race-board yet with a tail that allowed some great surf performance. This way you can get to some remote surf easily, yet have some fun surfing a performance board while you're there, easily making the return trip.

After kicking around some ideas, this is what we came up with:

Length 11' Width 29.6" Thickness 4.5" priced at only $975 with fins!
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You can see the displacement in the nose and tail rocker.
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Enough displacement for glide and slicng through the chop, however not too much to hinder surfing performance.
Move well forward on the board to get it to displace the on-coming water for distance. Just step back to make it surf!
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Tie-Down inserts on the top for gear/food/water for extended sessions
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Nice tail outline and rocker for a good surfy feel off the tail. Pull the side bites out for distance paddling and replace for surfing.
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Nice double concave from mid-section to tail for performance wave riding.
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Naish Railtape

Tired of the rails of your paddleboard getting chipped up? Here's the quick and easy solution!
-Clear, hardly noticeable
-Easy to install and remove.

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Installation video:

Standup Paddleboard Demo Day

Standup Paddle Demo Morning
Sunday, May 6th 9-11am, 18th Street Tybee
Come try out an assortment of new boards from Naish and NSP
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Huge Naish SUP shipment

The latest and greatest from Naish Standup Paddleboarding has arrived!
New models of Nalus, Manas, Hokuas, Alanas, and Glides in stock and ready to rock!
Drop by the shop and check them out.
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Olukai Sandals now in stock!

Olukai sandals are here and on the rack!
You simply cannot find a finer pair of sandals,
Inspired by island lifestyle and Hawaiian tradition, these sandals have to be seen and tried on first hand to be appreciated. Drop by the shop to check them out, both men's and women's styles are available. The comfort and attention to detail will blow you away.

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NSP Cocomat paddleboards in stock!

The long awaited NSP Cocomat standup paddleboards are in stock.
2 already sold right off the truck!


These boards feature a natural coconut husk fibre construction that is both beautiful and functional. (and affordable)
While having a unique natural look, these boards are both lighter and stronger than most carbon fibre constructed boards, making these boards great for performance surfing as well as touring and yoga. Ladies,look no further for super light board!
At only $1295 including a leash, these boards are much more affordable than carbon fibre constructed boards.

The pictures don't do these boards justice, drop by the shop to see it first hand and feel for yourself how light weight these boards are.
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NSP Paddleboard Special

NSP 10'6" X 32"with leash and Trident carbon paddle
Only $995
This is a great all-around board, easy to surf and super stable.
Also a great board for yoga. If you're not sure what board to get, this is the board to get, you can't go wrong
At $995 the design, durabilty and attention to detail, blows away bargain internet boards at a similar price.

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Paddelboards on SALE!

We have some great new paddelboards on SALE while they last, some really nice model for surfers to flatwater racers.
Pick one up now and save before the Spring season hits
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New email news list, know about the next demo!

Many of you have asked about upcoming free demos of new boards, paddle and gear.
Join our new email list to stay informed on upcoming events, specials, and deals.

Hit us up on our new Contact page to join.

We don't share your email contact info and you can opt out any time.

Tybee North Jetty SUP session video

A fun November session small, but picked up later in the day.
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November North Jetty SUP Session

Standup Paddle Tybee to Hilton Head Crossing

Tim Malins and Pete Pollak decided to make the crossing to Hilton Head and return.
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We left at about 9:30am Thursday November 3rd.
I rode the Naish Glide 17 while Pete opted for the somewhat more stable Naish Glide 12
We left well provisioned with plenty of water and snacks at low tide from Tybee's North Jetty. With a North headwind of about 4-6kts, there was some chop to battle with some waist high rollers in the shipping channel which we crossed after looking both ways.
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After clearing the shipping channel, we hit some smoother water and kept a steady pace over 5mph.
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We took special care not cross paths in front of shrimp boats.
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In just under 2 hours of paddle time, we arrived on the South tip of Hilton Head Island.
After taking a break from some much needed water and snacks to replenish our energy and checking the wind and tide forecasts, we struck out on our return journey back to Tybee.
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With the incoming tide and ENE sidewind, the return paddle was a lot more challenging than going. We had constantly keep an ESE course in order stay away from the strong currents around Daufuskie and the Savannah river mouth. However we kept a steady pace and safely made it back to Tybee's North beach.
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The Stats:





Name:
Tybee To Hilton Head And Back
Date:
Nov 3, 2011 9:22 am
Map:
(valid until May 1, 2012)
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Distance:
13.0 miles
Elapsed Time:
4:37:14
Avg Speed:
2.8 mph
Max Speed:
5.4 mph
Avg Pace:
21' 15" per mile
Min Altitude:
0 ft
Max Altitude:
29 ft
Start Time:
2011-11-03T13:22:20Z
Start Location:
 
 
Latitude:32.024711º N
 
Longitude:80.843956º W
End Location:
 
 
Latitude:32.028963º N
 
Longitude:80.850656º W

I wouldn't recommend this trip to anyone who doesn't have a lot of experience with long distance paddleboard trips, and a lot of local knowledge of wind and tidal currents.
To put it into perspective, most elite class paddleboard races are about 6 miles long. This trip is a like doing two of these races back to back in one day, and dealing with the open ocean wind, chop, and currents at the same time. It's an advance paddle excursion to say the least and about the limit of what and experienced paddler can do in one day.

At First Glide- standup paddle movie premier

Standup Paddle Movie Premier
Saturday October 15th, 8:00 pm
At The Board Loft- Tybee Island

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Come out and see the first full feature length SUP Movie on the big screen at The Board Loft
Food , Drinks, Friends

Irene swell this week

Strong swell should start hitting Thursday through Friday
Strong NE winds Friday, turning offshore on Saturday

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Cabrinha kite gear 2012 sneak peek

Cabrinha Pro rider, Damien Leroy, dropped by the shop for a demo last week,
Unfortunately, there was no wind, but it was a good chance for our crew and locals to check out some of the 2012 gear on the way.
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If you don't have a course race board, you'll want one
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Damo was stoked to show off the new control system, super clean and simple with NO VELCRO!
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The practical use of the IDS line will make lessons and riding safer.
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If you don't want the light wind aspect of course race boards, but an easier ride, The new Transport board is the way to go.
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Now Cork construction .... a first!
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Cabrinha will offer the cutting edge of production course race boards for 2012
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Beautiful brushed carbon construction and quad or tri-fin options
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Super efficient high-aspect fins
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The new Chopstick is a capped construction board that will offer rounded rails and an affordable price.
It'll also have some retro features that some old school kiters will remember.

Cabrinha sneak peek 2012 promo video

Tim Malins- Standup Journal 100 Who's Who in SUP business

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Tim Malins, founder of The BoardLoft Tybee Island, named one of Standup Journal's 100 Who's Who in SUP business

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New Naish Standup Paddleboard shipment

For those of you waiting, we just received a fresh batch of Naish standup paddleboards in stock

New boards include:

  • The ever popular Mana 9'5" bamboo
  • The Mana 7'9"- surprisingly stable yet super light a maneuverable
  • The Catalina 12'6" the fastest, most stable flatwater displacement hull board you'll find
  • The Hokua 8'5" - no compromise wave destroyer


1st Tybee Island SUP Race!

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In celebrating International Surf Day hosted by The Surfrider Foundation, The Boardloft and will be running the 1st official Tybee SUP course race.
Saturday, June 18th 12:00 noon
18th Street Tybee Beach
Sponsored by Naish and The Boardloft.

Followed by a
International Surf Day celebration with SUP/Kitesurf/Surf Movie showing at the Boardloft Naish House 2
Band: Crazy Man Crazy
Monday June 20th at 8:00pm
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Intro Kitesurf Clinic for Surfers

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Intro Kitesurf Clinic for Surfers

Have a surfboard? Tired of paddling in choppy surf? Thinking about adding a kite to the mix? Here’s your chance……
June 8th 5:30pm


This Introductory on beach clinic is specifically targeted for surfers who are interested in learning to kitesurf with their surfboards.

Focus will be on learning how a surf kite works and how to apply it to riding a regular surfboard.

Basically, get a taste of what it's like to have your own tow partner when it's windy and the surf is chopped out.

Points covered:
-Rigging launching and landing
-Safety system and techniques
-Kite control
-kite physics as it applies surfing
Cost $50 *Complimentary Naish Kitesurfing DVD included


Sign up here, space is limited