#Fact: Now that’s what’s SUP (finding the best paddleboard for your needs

Bic SUP board

Whether you are environmentally friendly, an avid fisherman, or just want to spend time with your loved one on the water, Florida Bay Outfitters’ friendly staff is in the business of finding you the perfect board. Much like dating, there has to be a connection with the board and finding out what type matches not only your needs, but also personality. Paddling since 1991 and located at MM 104 here are just a handful of the boards they have to offer based on your personality/ needs/ and wants …

BIC Sport:

For the green lovers out there (the movement, not just the color), BIC Sport (like the pen) has been manufacturing water sport products for more than 30 years. The majority of BIC Sport boards are built in France using environmentally friendly, non-polluting manufacturing techniques. In regards to both design and production, its boards have a short production cycle using an infra-red heating cycle that requires fewer resources to be used, and a rejection rate of < 2,5 / 1000. The manufacturing technology is patented, and BIC has been recognized internationally by various environmental and sport associations for its concerted efforts. Smaller carbon footprints, FTW!

Pau Hana Lotus:

The Pau Hana Lotus board features the first ever full-length interchangeable yoga pad on a stand up paddleboard. The shape of the board (length 10’, width 34”, max thickness 4 ¼”) provides a stable and balanced platform for a yoga session. The board also features the Pau Hana Seamount System for attaching accessories – such as a drink holder. (This one also looks really pretty. Thumbs up from a pure aesthetic perspective.)

BOTE:

Are you an avid fisherman (or fisher-lady)? Check out the BOTE stand-up paddleboard. Designed to be versatile, BOTE can be accessorized with rod and drink holders, paddle clips, and coolers all of which can be installed within seconds.

Florida Bay Outfitters also offers a variety of tandem boards, and on July 25th the fleet used for their paddle board/ kayak rentals will be sold off. Details on prices, and required deposit can be found on the Florida Bay Outfitters website www.kayakfloridakeys.com.

FBO handles all warranties, and can even make repairs on the premises (or replace it on the spot if it is in stock), and they even offer a “try before you buy” opportunity for customers.

— Jen Friel

You will certainly leave FBO with not only the perfect board, but also a smile on your face dreaming about all the impending adventures. Paddle on, Wayne. Paddle on, Garth.

 

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