New 2016 Slingshot paddleboards

We just loaded up with a ton of new Slingshot boards and paddles in the shop.
These are are going to be great all-around touring boards, and starting at just $795, an amazing value.
click here for more details

The 2015 Naish Nalu 11'

The new 2015 Naish Nalu GT 11'

Naish SUP boards are outstanding in general, there's a reason they are the leaders in the sport, however there is occasionally a board is introduced that really stands out as special. After spending a lot of time on short-wide style boards, I've been wanting the go against the trend of the past few years of riders trying to get on the smallest board possible, and get a board that would make riding knee to thigh-high surf fun to ride, a board that would get on the wave early yet still be maneuverable, nose ride, and bring back the fun of longboard style surfing. In the past the 11'4" and 11'6" Nalu boards that have been in the Naish line for years have been a good choice for novice or 210lb+ rider, but I have always thought they were a bit boring with the advent of the 10'10 Naish Nalu. What caught my eye on the Nalu 11' was the wide nose outline and the thinner rail profile, (much thinner rails even than the Nalu 10'6"). These features for me spelled fun in small and/or slow waves.
My first session was in knee to thigh-high mushy surf with a little chop, conditions I'd normally not mess with and opt for a distance paddle on my race/touring board. I chose to de-fang the Nalu 11' a bit and install 4.25 tri-fin setup rather than the stock 9" center fin with side bites. I was really pleased with this board performed in poor surf. If you get toward the nose on take-off you can can get on a wave well before it breaks, at least milking a bit longer ride in small stuff. The really great part is how well this board maneuvers, it can drop in, bottom turn, nose ride and cut back in marginal sloppy surf, all while feeling plenty stable and never feeling like a barge as most 11' and up boards do. To sum this board up, it has the glide of a 11' plus board, but has the maneuverability of most 10' boards on the market. I still think if the surf is much over waist-high I'll opt for a Mana 9'5" or 8"10", however for anything smaller I'll grab this board every time. If you are in the area of 180lbs-225lbs and want a board that will put a smile on your face in less than optimal surf, this board is for you. If you are lighter than 180lbs or so you might want to get the Nalu 10'6". Albeit I'd choose the Nalu 10'6" GT with sidelights rather than the GS model.

NSP Blowout Sale

Just in time for Spring!!
NSP Blowout Sale

All NSP SUP boards 20% OFF or more!

NSP Cocomat Surf 9'2" X 29 1/5" Only $995 only 2 left
NSP Cocomat Surf 9'8" X 32"" Only $995
Sold Out!
NSP DC Carbon Surf 8'2" X 29 1/2" Only $895
Reduced! only 1left
NSP Coco Carbon Race 14" Only $1400

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

Freight Wave Ride

Was lucky enough to be in the right place in the right time and caught a nearly mile ing ride on a freighter wave/wake last Tuesday.
I was riding the SIC Maui X14.
Video excerpts of some of the ride:

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.


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

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.

28 1/4''
7 1/8''
220 ltr
12" Single
ideal for all weights
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

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

NSP 12' Touring Standup Paddleboard on SALE


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!

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

New Sandwich Island Composite boards

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

International Surf Day Paddleboard Race

Surfrider Foundation
International Surf Day Paddleboard Race

North Jetty, Tybee Island
Saturday, June 23rd

Paddleboard demos provided by Naish

Special on Nalu 11'6" only $995

30% Off All Hinano clothes and accessories.

25% Off All Kaenon Sunglasses

The Savannah Outrigger will have their 23' outrigger canoe on hand

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.


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

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.


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.

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.


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

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.
November North Jetty SUP Session

At First Glide- standup paddle movie premier

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

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

Standup Paddleboard FREE Demo Tybee

We'll be hosting a FREE Standup Paddleboard demo this Sunday morning, Sept 25th 8-11am.
We'll have some of the shorter surfstyle boards to check out to see if those boards are for you, as well as some all-arounders.
more info

Irene swell this week

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


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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Another view of the transport
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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
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.

Emily Swell this weekend

Surf conditions this weekend certainly look promising!

Cabrinha sneak peek 2012 promo video

Cabrinha Kiteboarding Demo with Damien Leroy

Cabrinha Pro Rider, Damien Leroy will be on Tybee Island for a hands-on demo with the latest 2012 kiteboarding gear
as well as conducting a lightwind/raceboard clinic. Monday, August 1st
Come checkout the new Drifter and Vortex kites!
There is no doubt that the popularity of these new boards is exploding. For the light-wind factor alone, not to mention the shock ing speed, these boards will introduce you to a whole new aspect of riding. However, they are not the easiest boards to ride.
If you would like to know how to scream upwind in as low as 8kts of breeze, sail more than twice the windspeed, this will be your chance to get some first-hand knowledge from one of the best course race board riders on the planet.
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Tim Malins- Standup Journal 100 Who's Who in SUP business

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


Surfers For Autism!

Surfers For Autism
This Saturday, July 23rd

W'ell be out south of the pier with a fleet of SUPs and pairs of hands to help out with a great cause and stoking some kids out!

Come join us for some rewarding fun!

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!

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

New! Online shop

Now you can shop with us from home. We've launched our new online shop, great deals on paddlesurf and kitesurf gear and accessories. New products are being added regularly, keep an eye out for unreal specials.