Adam Cole is the rep for Fanatic SUP and BlackFish SUP Paddles. He is in the process of having 3-4 boards sent up from the Miami warehouse to have on hand as demos for the Wavechaser series. He will have a 12’6 x 26.5 carbon race board, (2/3) 11 x 31 Ray’s which is a touring board, and a great entry level board for someone new to racing. Adam will also have prizes.
You can rent boards from Windsure or Ecomarine which are right on the premises. A rep from Think SUP occasionally shows up and will have boards to demo when they do. You can contact Bob Putnam at Deep Cove Outdoors for more on Think SUP. You can also chat with Ross Creasy from Open Ocean Outrigger and SUP at the Wavechaser regarding boards and paddles he has to offer.
If you want to try racing an OC1 or OC2 then the Jericho Paddling Club will gladly let you try a club boat if not in use. You must have a CORA membership for insurance purposes which is $25/year. Contact the Jericho Paddling Club, the Jericho Sailing Centre, or CORA regarding insurance.
If you’re looking to demo or buy a canoe you can contact Don Irvine at Hana Hou Paddle Sports.
The Jericho Paddling Club has Epic V8 SurfSki’s that you can try if available. You must have a CORA membership for insurance purposes which is $25/year. Contact the Jericho Paddling Club, the Jericho Sailing Centre, or CORA regarding insurance.
If you’re looking to demo or buy a surfski you can contact Bob Putnam at Deep Cove Outdoors.
Adam Cole is the rep for BlackFish SUP Paddles and will be at each event with paddles to demo.
You can rent SUP paddles on the premises from Windsure
You may have heard whispers of a new outrigger paddle being built Cameron Jacome in Maui that is quickly gaining popularity by the top Hawaiian paddlers and now here in Vancouver. I tried the carbon Palafamala and promptly ordered one. We will have a Palafamala outrigger paddle as a prize in the season finale, but you may not want to wait that long in hopes of owning one. You can also check out their Facebook site. If you want more background on the paddle then talk to Bob Stewart.
Western Canoeing & Kayak also have SUP’s and build and sell OC6 canoes.