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Surf Expo 2012: Paddle Diva’s Pool Adventures

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Gina Bradley in the SUP Pool at Surf Expo 2012

We had a fantastic visit to Surf Expo 2012 in Orlando last weekend. It’s clear that SUP is starting to gain acceptance in the surf industry. In addition to finding great gear and accessories to add to the Paddle Diva school fleet (not to mention our personal use), we made good use of the Expo’s SUP Pool to try out some boards. Situated right in the middle of the show, the SUP Pool was a great resource and offered a fantastic opportunity to bring more attention to the sport. Guest appearances by Vinina Walsh, Andrew Neimeyer, Kristen Thomas, Julie Roach and Paddle Diva’s own Gina Bradley drew crowds, as attendees gathered to watch whenever they were showing off our moves!

The folks from Boga were super friendly – they sent us these pictures of Gina. Above (left) she is on the Boga Classic — practicing freestyle and tailspins. And again (right), in an “up dog” pose.’

Gina had a chance to test the highly anticipated Boga Yoga board, making its debut at the Expo. Here she is in a “boat” pose.

We found the Boga Yoga a great board at a great price for the dedicated Yogini who wants to SUP and OM!

Really, there were so many great products on exhibit that it would be tough to sum them all up in a single post. Next week we’ll have our “Paddle Diva Picks,” with the highlights from what we thought was an excellent show!

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