River Surfing on a Tuna

By Ian Balding | June 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Each board could tell a story of it’s own. From the waves it glides on to the rider, all factors come together to give it character. We build our boards to tell the story you wish, and so you can take it anywhere you find waves. Paul Gauvreau shares his experience with our Tuna model… Read more »

Paddlers and business

By Ian Balding | March 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

We are passionate paddle boarders who make our living building, renting or racing these wonderful types of watercraft. We wanted to take a moment to share a little story including out friend Jarrod Covington down at Wrightsville SUP, and another local business, Tama Tea. Check out: Fueling a passion After a rental session of one… Read more »

Serious Training for Serious Paddlers

By Ian Balding | March 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Like any mainstream sport, to excel in paddling, you need to train, condition, and train some more. Getting to the podium is no easy accomplishment and it is getting increasingly more difficult in the Wrightsville Beach and Wilmington Community. From organizations like the Wrightsville Beach Outrigger Canoe Club to the Wrightsville SUP Junior Elite Paddle… Read more »

Border Crossing…on a SUP

By Ian Balding | March 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

  The boundaries of extreme sports these days are being pushed to limits never even thought possible less than a decade ago. From big wave surfing to moto surfing, the dreams and accomplishments of these extreme athletes are tremendous. In pursuit of following the wake of old viking ships, Casper Steinfath, a world renowned paddler, decided… Read more »

Ocean Lover Personal Safety

By Ian Balding | February 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

As the spring season approaches, some beach goers are beginning to wonder if this season will bring about as many shark encounters as we’ve seen in the recent past. From black and white color schemed boards and suits to electronic deterrent devices, there are legitimate worries that entrepreneurs and scientist alike are trying to put to… Read more »

Great Photos for your self diagnosed case of the Mondays

By Ian Balding | February 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

If you re in the office or in the field and just cant seem to get into the groove, take a minute to look at the pictures at the other end of the link below. They will make us dream, and gaze off into the abyss, but they will also remind us why we work… Read more »

Eastern Surf Magazine Photo Contest

By Ian Balding | January 12, 2017 | 0 Comments
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It’s no secret. There have been some pretty good swells in the water over the last month or so up and down the East coast. If you follow your favorite photographers on social media, you must have seen the amazing photos. Eastern Surf Magazine has an awesome photo contest going for shots taken in the… Read more »

New Years Surfing Resolution

By Ian Balding | January 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

2017 is here and you’re either back at work or in school, or both. Hopefully you’ve taken the time to come up with an achievable new years resolution. If your resolution includes surfing or paddling more, we would like to help you with that goal!! For us, each new year brings us new ideas of… Read more »

An ancient practice being revived

By Ian Balding | September 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Canoes. These primitive forms of waterway travel were once an integral part of survival in coastal communities since the dawn of time. Hollowed out tree trunks served as a fishing vessel, hunting vehicle, and human transportation. This age old practice is now being looked at in a new light. Canoe paddling is now seen as… Read more »

Colonial Cup Finishes

By Ian Balding | August 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

Innovation is the name of the game. It is what drives us forward and forces us to evaluate what works, and what doesn’t. Some innovations stand the test of time while others fail immediately. We know we have designed a board that will be a trend setter for all of those in our wake. This… Read more »

Welcome to Ian Balding's blog where you can find the latest happenings and events in the Surf & SUP industry or read up on some informational posts on custom board building. Web surfers can find very helpful information about boards in general. As various orders go through the building process, we like to share some off the steps and processes with our followers.