Posts Tagged ‘surf expo 2012’
At Paddle Diva, we constantly strive to bring women the very best of all things SUP, and at Surf Expo 2012, we got chance to look at what’s happening on the SUP/surf/beach retail scene. There was so much on offer at the show that it’s hard to cram it all into a blog post, but here are a few of our favorites:
In addition to the Boga folks we blogged about last week, other “best boards” include the first women’s SUP board by JP. Gina spent hours on the phone with JP, discussing what would best serve women in an SUP board. JP listened and produced! And check out their graphics – looks just a little like the Paddle Diva waves, no?
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!