Posts Tagged: ocean

Is Your Surfboard Right For You?

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Is Your Surfboard Right For You?   When you take a second to look at your board, what do you think about it? Do you think its a cool shape that rides well for you.. ..or.. do you think that its a master crafted extension of your creative mind? Did you grab it off the… Read more »

Wrightsville Beach SUP Surf Contest

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This past Sunday Wrightsville Beach held it’s first SUP Surf Contest and it was phenomenal! We had 50 contestants enter the competition and the conditions couldn’t have been better. With such a successful event we hope this will not only become an annual event but start to spur more SUP surf contest on the East… Read more »

Quiver What??

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Share with us your quiver!! We all get stoked about something whether it be a collection of boards or a series of artwork you find inspirational….show us! To help get the ball going here is a few of ours… Boards Buds Wood Wood… Oh and more wood…

Joel Tudor’s Duct Tape Invitational

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         Joel Tudor, the grand master of style, started the Duct Tape Invitational to keep the old school style in surfing when shortboarding took over. This contest is host to the best longboarders from around the world, inviting only sixteen each year and traveling to some of the best breaks globally, The Duct Tape Invitational… Read more »

#1 George Greenough

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    Finally, our number one most influential and well-known shaper is George Greenough! A living legend and most well-known for revolutionizing the shortboard and for his innovative knee board designs. Greenough grew up in Santa Monica, California and in 1998 he moved to New South Whales, Australia. Although George had been surfing since the… Read more »

Prone Paddle Boarding

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Prone paddle boarding is one of the toughest and most ocean-sensitive paddle sport. You know the feeling of a tough paddle out during a rough swell? Well imagine that, but for miles at a time like most of these prone paddlers do when racing. The sport is more popular on the shores of Hawaii and… Read more »

Hurricane Season Around the Corner

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Are you prepared for hurricane season this year? We all know how stoked East Coast surfer’s get nearing the end of the summer so this year be ready! If this upcoming hurricane season turns out anything like the last you will not want to miss the swell…          

Check it out…

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Check out here what is currently going on in the shop here> IB Paddle & Surf Video. We are busy making everything from custom surfboards, race paddle boards, to hand planes. Follow us on Instagram @ianbalding as well as on Twitter @IB_SUP_Surf to stay updated on everytihng happening with Ian Balding Paddle & Surf…

May Sale!

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MAY SALE!! $200 savings towards your custom SUP order in May, and $100 off your custom Surfboard… It’s springtime people! Are you ready for Summer?! Whether your into surfing, SUP surfing, or SUP racing… It’s time to get your orders in so your ready to get out on the water! Custom surfboards from performance shortboards… Read more »

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I have always admired Wolfgang Bloch’s artwork, the simplistic and natural style is incredible. I have admired his innate ability to combine natural materials like wood with his paints and the outcomes are beautiful. Growing up in Ecuador, Bloch discovered the joys of surfing and was surrounded by coastal scenery that became inspiration for his… Read more »

Great White Tracking

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The thought of a shark in the water as your surfing or stand up paddling might always be resting in the back of your mind, but with new tracking technology this curiosity can now be satisfied. It’s no surprise that there are great whites off the East Coast, U.S., they have been there for years,… Read more »