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New Kialoa Challenges What You Think About Adjustable Paddles

Posted by Wendy McDonald

If you are looking for a new paddle or considering adding an adjustable paddle to you stockpile, the LeverLock adjustable system from Kialoa is worth investigating. Over one and a half years in the making this concept has some great innovation .

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2012 Riviera Voyager 12’6″

Entry-level SUPs just keep getting better.

We’re excited about this new SUP from Riviera, the 12’6 Voyager. This is a great flat water cruiser that is beginner-friendly by design (box rails for stability), but its hull shape is quite advanced in terms of displacement and glide performance. Great for true newbs and/or paddlers interested in touring or racing. At $1099, it’s quite reasonable. Add a quality paddle and you’re set for the season. Here’s what Riviera have to say about it…

Maybe you know someone who would be interested in this? Feel free to share! We’ll have a few in stock next week.

Cheers,
Gorge Crew

 

New favorite beer

Posted by Kim Rueter

To be honest, it’s not fair to claim I’ve discovered a “new” favorite beer. I never had an “old” favorite beer. Living in the NW we’re spoiled with so many good beers it’s really tough to single one out. But that has all changed for me….. I’m in love.

Our friends at Kona Brewing left a very nice “tip” for their SUP rentals the other day (yes, they were SUPing in JANUARY!). Had it not been for this generous variety pack gesture, I may not have discovered the Kona Koko Brown.

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Fresh markdowns for fresh tracks

No news like SNOW news!

Now is a GREAT time to pull the trigger on a new snowboard and/or outerwear. It just so happens this new snow on the way coincides with fresh markdowns on tons of 2012 gear!

With the exception of Lib Tech and Gnu boards, ALL other snowboards are 20% off!!! This includes Burton, Jones, Arbor, K2, DC, and Atomic. Been thinking about a split board? YES! How about a new freestyle park board? YES! Or maybe a new pow board from Jones? YES, YES! At 20% off, those thoughts seem less sinful ;-)

In addition to boards, we have our high-end boots (over $250) at 20% off (from Burton, Nike, DC and Salomon), and bindings from Union, Flow and Flux at 20% off. BUT THAT’S NOT ALL!  All 2012 outerwear (A.K., Bonfire, Nike, Rip Curl, Analog) is at least 20% off! And all 686 (including their kickass “Smarty” pants) are a full 30% off! Are we crazy – winter is just getting started!

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Holiday Fest day 3 deals & last day to get your raffle tickets!

Tonight someone gets lucky.

We’ll draw the winning raffle ticket for the Lib Tech Travis Rice just before closing tonight at 6:55. If you haven’t made your way down to the shop for your ticket(s), today is it.

OK gang, here they are, the last day of the one-day deals:

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Danny Ching SUP workout secrets revealed!

You too can have a bod like King Ching. Someone, pass me the noodles!

 

 

Redemption Day

As told by Maria Randle, Team Gorge SUP

I always expect a lot from myself whether it’s being a mom, friend, lover, daughter, or the work I do. I tend to give more than 100% in everything I do. Having been fairly athletic since I was a young girl, I enjoy taking on new challenges and expect to do fairly well and improve each time I try. That’s why redemption was so sweet at the 2nd annual Oregon Open Ocean Race.

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Representing at the Ta-Hoe Nalu Paddle Festival

As told by Kim Rueter.

This past weekend, Bob, the kids and I headed to Lake Tahoe for the Ta-Hoe Nalu Paddle Festival. We had three objectives for the trip: for Bob to participate in a top rated SUP event without embarrassing himself; talk with industry folk (it’s like a mini-trade show); and have a fun family vacation. I also had a fourth objective…to ride my bike the 72 miles around the lake. We succeeded on all accounts and had one hell of a fun time doing it.

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How to build a SUP storage locker

How-To with the Gorge Crew, #1

Welcome to the all new How-To with the Gorge Crew blog category!

We’re hard at work producing several insightful How-To articles and videos which we’re certain you’ll find entertaining and informative (hopefully your standards are as low as ours).

In the meantime, you may enjoy following us step-by-step as we construct our very own SUP board storage locker. Ya never know…one day, you too may need to store 5 SUPs in an equally clever fashion. Read More

 

Team GP Stood for Something

Team GP took to da Hood to support a great cause.

The annual Tenacity Games (formally known as Kite & SUP 4 Cancer) took place July 8-9 in Hood River. The grueling 8-mile downwind race from Viento to Hood River was on Friday and the course race and team relay took place on Saturday. Congrats to Team Gorge with another dominating performance from Cyril (two wins), Matt, Dino, Bob and Maria.

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