Friday, October 17, 2008


I got a call a few weeks ago from a guy in New York City claiming he was from the Travel Channel and he was sending out a film crew to do a show on Santa Barbara. He wanted me to give Samantha Brown a standup paddle lesson. Needless to say, I was thrilled and not sure if it was one of my friends pulling a prank. They said they were sending out a guy from New York to check us out and see if we could do the job. Sure enough Toby from the channel shows up and we hit it off right away. He was super impressed after walking into our new BlueLine SUP retail store and knew right away we were the real deal and the right folks to do the show. They said they would be back in a couple of weeks. This morning at 8:00 AM sharp two vans full of film crew and Samantha Brown entered the store and spent about an hour filming the store and her asking me SUP questions. Then it was off to the beach for the real lesson. My friend then picked up the film crew on his boat and we did a paddle up to Ledbetter point and back. My wife, son and his best friend joined us. It was a perfect day and Samantha never fell off the board once. I think we have a new SUP fan. This show on the Travel Channel is shown around the world and viewed by millions and I can't thank the people at the channel enough. I will for sure let it be known when it airs. OUT.


John Ashley said...

Hey Jim!


Can't wait to see this one on the Travel Channel. Be sure to let us all know when it airs. They picked the right people to represent our sport/lifestyle... Good Job!

John Ashley

Jim Brewer said...

Thanks John. I hope you and the boys can make it to our grand opening. It will be a fun event with some cool people in the house. OUT.

Darren said...

Fantastic! Samantha Brown and her show are great and she could not have picked a better teacher. Can't wait to hear more details and watch the show. Shop looks great!

Congrats Jim!

inthepeartree said...

The show will air on the Travel Channel on May 9th 2009 and will repeat throughout the week.