Author Archives: Epic Boardsports

5 W’s of Buying a SUP

Cocoa Beach Stand Up Paddle Boarding

5 W’s of Buying a SUP You want a stand up paddle board, or SUP. But which one should you buy? Often used in the field of journalism, the “Five Ws” constitute a formula for getting the full story. I have found that the same questions have helped many of our customers get dialed in […]

Starboard Pocket Rocket Review

Starboard Pocket Rocket Customer

Many thanks to Jeff Venn, who shared with us his review of the 2015 Starboard brushed carbon Pocket Rocket: I’ve been stand up paddle boarding for a few years now after surfing for the last 30. Finding the right balance of performance and stability in a stand up surf sup is the hardest part. After hunting down a […]

Jimmy Lewis Searcher Stand Up Paddleboard Review – Fun for the Whole Family

Jimmy Lewis, Searcher, Jimmy lewis searcher, jimmy lewis stand up paddle

People told us before we had kids that “life will change….” and “things will never be the same….” Well, they were right. But where it breaks down is that many parents just stop living all together and having fun once they have kids! The sport of stand up paddling has allowed us to continue to […]

9′ 5″ Pau Hana OAHU Stand Up Paddle Board Review

Epic Boardsports Pau Hana

“Pau Hana?” What’s that mean? The literal translation is “Work done.” It’s a Hawaiian term for the completion of a job or period of work responsibility. If you’re in need of a healthy, relaxing way to decompress for 30 minutes after a long day at the office, or a way to enjoy some time with […]

One Girl, One Board, Many Conditions – A Review of the Jimmy Lewis Hanalei 10′ 8″

Epic Boardsports Hanalei

Looking for that one board that truly can do it all? Time to consider the Hanalei by Jimmy Lewis. Go through our Facebook page and web blog and you’ll see me riding the 10’8” time & time again in various locales and conditions. From the river behind our house, to the ocean, to the canals […]

Paddler Profile – Todd Caranto, Founder/President of Pau Hana Surf Supply

What’s your name, age and location/home paddle turf? Todd Caranto, 42, North Los Angeles & Ventura CA What style of paddling do you prefer? (touring/racing/yoga/fitness/fishing/surf….) Hmm… That’s a tough one, because I have A.D.D. and I like it all.  Last year, I did quite a bit of white water paddling and adventure touring.  This year, […]

Paddler Profile – Rogue Rider Rob Bitzkowski

Epic Boardsports Rogue SUP Florida

What’s your name, age and location/home paddle turf? Rob Bitzkowski, 33, born and raised in Jensen Beach, Florida What style of paddling do you prefer? (touring/racing/yoga/fitness/fishing/surf….) Surf, Race, tour, fish…. How did you get introduced to stand-up paddling? A friend had a couple SUPs and asked if I wanted to go? It was flat that […]

Paddler Profile – Tammy Foster

Epic Boardsport Florida Stand up Paddle

What’s your name, age and location/home paddle turf? Tammy Foster, 38 Cocoa, FL What style of paddling do you prefer? (touring/racing/yoga/fitness/fishing/surf….) Fitness/touring How did you get introduced to stand-up paddling? I had been seeing people paddleboard so I decided to take a lesson.  I immediately knew I was hooked.  It is so relaxing:  you get […]

Paddler Profile – Chris Fowler

What’s your name, age and location/home paddle turf? Chris Fowler, age 40. I spend most of my time paddling in Brevard County. What style of paddling do you prefer? (touring/racing/yoga/fitness/fishing/surf….) Tough one, because that’s like asking a parent which child is their favorite…but of all branches of SUP, touring is my favorite- touring has showed […]