Tuesday, December 30, 2008
We just got our first shipment of Lopez t-shirts, hats and beanies. The hand shaped Gerry Lopez surfboards should be here in about a week. Stop by BlueLine Standup Paddlesurf and check it out. OUT.
Monday, December 29, 2008
Well, I got my hard cast off today after 38 long days. I had the soft cast on for 3 weeks before that so this has been a long healing process so far.Now I will wear this giant boot for awhile but at least I can take it off and take a shower and stuff like that. I asked the surgeon today if I could maybe get on my paddleboard and start to just paddle around and not surf and he told me NO WAY!! He said I have about 3 more months of rehab before I can surf again. 3 MONTHS!! Freaking A. That will make this about a 6 month recovery if all goes well. All this over a old banged up paddle blade. Did I learn my lesson? Damn straight I did and when I can get back on the board and surf you can bet your ass I will have my paddle blade covered with some nice door liner. OUT.
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Our new kite area at BlueLine is growing. We received a few more boards today and our Dakine kite gear and swag is on the way. We will soon have all the gear you will need to start kiting. We also received all our new BlueLine logo clothing today including kids and women t-shirt and sweaters. The paddle Surf Hawaii SUP boards are still on schedule to arrive in about two weeks. OUT.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
11 dayz and counting. Thats when I get the cast off my leg and can start the long rehab process. I have to wear some sort of boot after the cast but I don't care as long as this anchor is gone. Thanks to all the people that stop by the shop during the day and help me move boards and stuff like that. OUT.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
All models of the Paddle Surf Hawaii SUP boards are on the way. I have a long list of names, numbers and board sizes from those of you on the waiting list so please give me a call if you have any questions. Just keep checking my blog. I will post it here when they arrive. Should only be a couple of weeks now. We do have two 9'3' Rippers left in stock. These boards have been extremely popular because they rip in the surf no matter what shape or size board you get. Blane Chambers has done a great job on these boards and tests them in Hawaii with some of the best surfers in the world. Check out the Paddle Surf Hawaii website for some killer SUP surf pics!!. OUT.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Local good guy and surf photographer turned rebel Glenn Dubock gets nailed by the fuzz on his SUP board in the Santa Barbara harbor. Here is his quick story.
"Out for a peaceful glide thru Santa Barbara Harbor today. The Harbor Patrol pulls up and very kindly informs me that "the final word isn't in yet, but for now, we are asking all of you guys to wear a PFD. The waist ones are fine, you can pick one up at BlueLine". The good officer asks if that is a camera on the nose of my board. I tell him that it is shooting still photos, he promises not to shoot back"........Glenn Dubock.
Thanks Glenn for the update. First of all, we don't sell PFD at BlueLine. I don't own a boat or plan on buying one so I don't need no stinking PFD!! Next thing you know they will tell us to wear a helmet and and carry a flare gun around our waist in a holster along with our new PFD. Actually, a flair gun might be kind of fun!!
Sunday, December 14, 2008
On top of our killer line of Gerry Lopez SUP boards (8'10"quad 9'6"tri 10'3"tri) BlueLine Paddlesurf will now be the Central and Northern California dealer for Gerry Lopez surfboards including big wave guns, longboards and short boards. All the boards will be HAND SHAPED by Lopez using Clark foam blanks from his extensive inventory. We should have the boards in about 3 weeks. Please feel free to stop by the store and place a custom order if you prefer. We are super stoked to have this opportunity to further our working relationship with the legendary surfer and shaper Gerry Lopez. OUT.
Friday, December 12, 2008
After months of trying to figure out the best way to haul all these big ass SUP boards around I finally broke down and bought a brand spanking new Dodge Sprinter. This thing is a beast. I could set up a full court basketball arena in it. This should solve the board problem. My kids don't like the thing and when I dropped them off at school the other day they made me park up the street from the school so their friends wouldn't see them getting out of the "Big White Wall" as they call it. After I get the van all dialed in with company logos maybe they will think it's cool. OUT.
Our first shipment of Caution kites and boards has arrived with more still to come. Come by BlueLine and check them out. Local Caution team rider Chris Gutzeit will be offering kite lessons through Caution KiteSchool that will be head quartered right here at BlueLine Paddlesurf in Santa Barbara. If you have ever thought about learning now will be your chance. Stop by the store for more info. OUT.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Due to the overwhelming response we have had on the Blane Chambers PSH SUP boards in the shop we have ordered a bunch more and will carry the whole Paddle Surf Hawaii SUP line. Every make and model. We should have all the boards in a few weeks. I already have a list of names and numbers of folks that want one of the models that are coming, so if you have one in mind that we don't have in stock right now, give me a call or come by the store and I will add you to the waiting list. I have lent out my 9'3" "Ripper" Paddle Surf Hawaii SUP to some select friends and they have all said that it is by far the best high performance SUP board they have ever surfed. I have to agree, in fact that is the board I hurt my leg on carving and thrashing. OUT.
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Me and my two sons were a little bored today so I told them we can check out my blog and post a pic of us. I can't surf due to my cast and my wife is getting our new Christmas tree all dialed in so the rug rats are getting a little crazy. There has been surf the past few days and more coming. Since I cant surf the boys aren't getting in the water either. I get my cast off Dec 30th and then a month of rehab. Watch out after that because Ill be out in the water making up for lost time. Maybe a good rest like this is just what the doctor ordered. Now I can get shit done! Our BlueLine Paddlesurf store is cranking right along and now we are entering phase two. Phase two would be Onboard Watersports,LLC. We will be the Mid-West and West Coast distributor of two major SUP board brands that we will soon announce. Totally different from the BL store, different website, different name. Why not the East Coast? We will let the East Coast guys work what they know and we will work what we know. This country is so freaking big that the East Coast and West Coast are like two different countries. They don't know much about us and we sure as hell don't know a lot about them. When we get "Onboard Watersports" up and running I will direct you all to that website and there will no longer be any mention of Onboard on this blog or the BlueLine website. More later. OUT
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Yup, we got kites. BlueLine is teaming up with Caution Kites out of Santa Cruz. We will carry the full line of Caution kites and kite boards including directionals and twin tips. We will also carry all the swag you need to kite including harnesses and Oxbow wet suites. Don't know how to kite but always wanted to learn? No problem. Local Caution team pro rider Chris Gutzeit will teach you how.....for a small fee of course. Hell,the surfers already have a hard time accepting SUP so we might as well add some kites to the fun and games. I have seen many a prone surfer cursing the kiters as they rip through the wave carving it to pieces and having a blast. Same goes for SUP. Seems like we both have something in common. Most all my friends kite and SUP so this will be a great match for the store. No wind, break out the SUP board. Big winds, bust out the Kite. Kites and SUP boards!! Hell yes. For more info on kite or SUP lessons call 805 450-9490. OUT.
Monday, December 1, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Aussie boys having a little fun over in Indo. In fact it looks like so much fun I think I might make the trip with these guys next June to these same spots. Did I mention that they are on Jimmy Lewis 10' SUP boards? Yup, they are.
Paddle Surf Hawaii SUP boards are in!!! Only a few left. Ill be at the store all day today. OUT.
Friday, November 28, 2008
We have some more Paddle Surf Hawaii SUP boards arriving today at the store. Blane Chambers puts his heart and soul behind all his designs and you wont find a more dedicated SUP waterman anywhere on this planet. This guy is into it!! You can see it in his SUP boards and you can sense it when you talk with him. Blane is the real deal. OUT.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Now that the dust has settled and I finally have my hard cast on it's time for me to start counting the days till I get this anchor removed from my leg. One month to be exact and then a special boot for maybe another month along with lots of physical therapy. This injury turned out to be way more gnarly than I first thought. I have said it before and I will keep saying it......line your paddle blade with some kind of liner whether it's tape or door liner........ just do it!!!
Also, our new shipment of Blane Chamber Paddle Surf Hawaii SUP boards has arrived on the mainland and I will have them at the shop Friday (tomorrow). Most of these boards are spoken for so call me asap to reserve. OUT.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tearing it up in Indo!! Yup, he is on the Jimmy Lewis 10' SUP board. Those Aussie's lay it down big time. I think it's safe to say that this guy can rip on a ironing board with a fin stuck on it but the board does make a huge difference. Thats why he is on the Jimmy Lewis. These SUP boards rip in any and all conditions. OUT.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
The Aussie's do everything fast and furious. Australia's Courtney Grey laying it down over in Indo. Yes, he is on a 10' Jimmy Lewis SUP board. Yes, we do carry these boards at BlueLine. Yup, Im hobbling around the shop on crutches so come on down and see wus up. I just might put you to work!! OUT.
Monday, November 24, 2008
All righty then......back to business. Due to the great feed back from our customers on the Blane Chambers Paddle Surf Hawaii SUP boards we have ordered more. We hope to have them in the store Wednesday or Thursday. We still have two 9'3" rippers left. The 9'6" "wide" rippers went fast. These are high performance SUP boards that are almost 30" wide with a drawn in nose. We hope to have the whole PSH line the first of the year. Also, thanks for all the kind words regarding my last post. OUT.