SUP Gift Ideas

SUP gift guide wilmington nc $200 and up

SUP Gift Ideas

Looking for SUP Gift Ideas for the standup paddler in your life? Carolina Paddleboard is sure to have an awesome and special gift for the SUP enthusiast on your list. In Part III of our 2014 SUP Gift Guide, Erik reviews some cool SUP gift ideas for items that anyone would be stoked to find under the tree. Still not sure? You can always get a gift certificate in any amount. Just come by the shop for the best SUP gifts in Wilmington.


In the video episode above, Erik Bigsby and the Blackburn girls go over the last portion of the Carolina Paddleboard Holiday SUP Gift Guide for 2014. Here’s the list and description below.

Rip Curl Search GPS Tide Watch

The SearchGPS is a really cool GPS surf watch that autosets itself via satellite to track your location such as Wrightsville Beach. More than just a tide watch, the SearchGPS Watch basically records your surf sessions and tells you the tide, time, waves per session, and top speed.

SpeedCoach from Nielson-Kellerman

The SpeedCoach is a great waterproof chronometer and flatwater SUP paddling data collection device. The SpeedCoach provides total distance paddled, real-time speed, average paddling speed, paddle stroke count, distance per stroke, and strokes per minute So if you’re into measuring your SUP paddling performance this makes a great Holiday Gift.

SUP Paddles:

– For starters we have the affordable Insanity Kialoa adjustable paddle with fiberglass blade and fiberglass shaft, just adjust to the length you need and lock in the leverlock handle.

-For a high-performance race paddle, we have the QuickBlade V-Drive Paddle which comes in a variety of colors and now smaller sizes like the V drive 81 for less shoulder strain. The V Drive has a special scooped concave or “V” on the paddle face that creates a double dihedral for enhanced stability during the power application. Another great QuickBlade paddle is the Trifecta. This high-performance SUP race paddle has a narrow blade tip and gets fuller in the mid section making for a softer catch yet very powerful mid stroke. It has a double concave blade face that blends nicely into a pronounced dihedral that really adds stability to the stroke while eliminating blade flutter. It is excellent for distance racing, down winders, surfing and touring.

SUP Boards:

14′ Surftech Bark Commander Prone Paddleboard – great for a larger paddler or for long distances. Accessories available include water bottle mount and chin block to help with fatigue on those longer paddles. Click  Bark Paddleboards to check it out.

Carolina Paddleboard Co. in Wrightsville Beach, NC offers a full line of SUP surfboards, paddleboards, SUP race boards, stand up paddles and paddle related gear. We carry all the major SUP brands like Naish, Hobie, Bark, JP Australia, SIC Maui, Riviera, Surftech and Starboard. We also offer paddleboard rentals and SUP lessons for people of all abilities. So if you’re searching for SUP gift ideas, stand up paddle boards for sale or SUP rentals in Wilmington, NC or the surrounding area, contact us today.