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Testing out the new Dean Board LDR14
Richard Klapper and I recently took out his new 14' x 25" Dean Watersports LDR 14 carbon race board for test paddle. For comparison it is laid out beside my 14' x 25" HovieSUP Comet. The Dean is definitely more stable and has a slight bit more nose and tail rocker, the HovieSUP Comet is lighter weight and distinctly more rounded bottom from side to side, making it very tippy. I think this new board is pretty nice... his boards are getting better and this is one of his newest ones I believe, made just month or two ago. This one has a much narrower tail end than his previous boards. It cuts through the water very smoothly, seems to be built well. I have two of his older boards and this one is much nicer. More paddle boarding adventures with Stand and Paddle. Click on the thumbnails below for a full gallery of photos of the Dean Watersports LDR14 along side the custom Hovie Comet.
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We currently paddle with Hovie SUP, King's PaddleSports, Dean Watersports, Liquid Shredder, & Surftech Laird Hamilton boards and ZRE, Riviera Paddlesurf, & Windswept SUP paddles... but we have tested and/or used many other boards & paddles.
Scroll down below to see links to some of our favorite boards, paddles and other SUP equipment and paddling accessories along with occasional reviews & comments.
List of Paddle Board Manufacturers, Board Makers and other SUP related equipment companies:
If you would like to add to or update this list, please scroll to the form at the bottom of the page.
Art In Surf
Bic Sport (Oxbow Surfboards)
Bill Hamilton Custom Surfboards
Channel Islands Surfboards
Chesapeake Light Craft
Circle One Surfboards
Coleman Company (Sevylor)
Custard Point Longboards
Danai - Hydrosport
Dennis Pang Hawaiian Surf Designs
Drops Boards SAS
Erickson Paddleboards (Lance Erickson)
FMSurf (Felipe Mendes)
Foote Surfboards Hawaii
Global Surf Industries
Gray Whale Trading Company
Hawaiian Pro Designs
Hemel Board Company
Hypr Nalu Hawaii
Imagine Eco Surfboards
Jimmy Lewis Boards
Johnson Big Stick
Kazuma Surfboards Hawaii
King’s Paddle Sports
Komunity Project (Kelly Slater)
Laird Paddle Sports
Lakeshore Paddleboard Company
Liquid Shredder Soft Surfboards (Peru Surf Industries)
Morrelli and Melvin
Noosa Surf Works (Laguna Bay Stand Up Paddle)
North Shore Inc. (NSI)
Ordonez, Sean (SOS Shapes)
Pacific Paddleboards (On Water Designs)
Paddle Surf Hawaii
Pau Hana Surf Supply
Pope Bisect (Travelboards)
Pure Paddles Inc.
Rainbow Fin Company
Red Paddles Co.
Robert August Surf Company
Roberto Ricci Designs
Rogue Stand Up Paddleboards
Rogue Wave Custom Boards
Sandwich Island Composites
Sawyer Paddles and Oars
Sean Ordenez Shapes (SOS)
Shaw & Tenney
Sticky Bumps (Wax Research Inc.)
Stu Kenson Surfboards
Tomahawk Paddle Boards
Tropical Blends Custom Surfboards
Paddle Board Race Events - SUP Racing
Stand and Paddle participates in SUP races all over the Southeast and takes part in planning, organizing, promoting, and marketing some of these events.
2016 SUP Race calendar
for the Stand and Paddle team: Events we will attend...
Hope we will see you there!
5/14 - Asheville, NC - Battle on the Broad
6/5 - Atlanta, GA - Stand Up for Hooch
8/6 - Bryson City, NC - Paddle Grapple
8/14 - Acworth, GA - Toona Challenge
9/3 - Baton Rouge, LA - Big River Regional
9/17 - Charleston. SC - Chucktown Showdown
9/24 - Orlando, FL - Lake Mary Jane SUP Race
10/1 - Columbia, SC - Lake Murray SUP Classic
10/8 - Gainsville, Ga - Lake Lanier Challenge
10/15 - Bluffton, SC - Arts & Seafood Fest Race
10/22 - Chattanooga, TN - The Chattajack!!
For a complete list of all SUP Races & Stand Up Paddle Board Events across the entire nation, check out this list: