Posts Tagged: SUP

The Colonial SUP 2017

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The 6th annual Colonial SUP event will be taking place this weekend (August 26th) in New Bern, NC. This year the event will be featuring a few different courses with four awards to be presented at the end. The courses include a distance course that’s a triangle-shaped course of about 4 miles in length, a quick… 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 »

Surf To Sound Race 2013

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This weekend the annual Surf to Sound Race will be held it Wrightville Beach, NC. The paddlers will start in the ocean, paddle through the inlet, down the sound, and back to the starting point, completing 13 miles!! Then on Sunday  the SUP surf contest takes place, it will be an exciting weekend and definitely… 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…

Fall Sale!!

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Fall is upon us, which means cooler weather, more waves, and goodbye to the Summer crowds. It also means custom Surfboard and SUP savings!! $200 off your next custom SUP order and $100 off of any custom surfboard order!! Hurry… the first two orders get a BONUS- handmade, Cypress and Walnut bodysurfing handplane!!

Hurricane Season!

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Yes…it is the most wonderful time of the year! Hurricane season is quickly approaching and we are starting to get a taste for bigger swell here on the East Coast. Check out the latest boards by Ian Balding Paddle & Surf @ianbalding.com or on Facebook! We are ready…are you?

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 »

Custom Surfboards and Paddelboards

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Do not miss out on the latest designs by Ian Balding Paddle and Surf! Our boards are gaining recognition for the custom craftsmanship and unique design of our “crossover” models that are hitting the waves as surfable SUP boards.  Check out our website for our handcrafted boards.  We can help you in choosing the right… Read more »

#2 Tom Blake

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  Is it too much to say that Tom Blake single handedly  transformed the sport of surfing from an ancient Polynesian practice into a 20th century lifestyle? It may be hard to find someone who does not agree with this statement because Tom Blake met the Duke himself, fell in love with surfing in the… Read more »

#3 Hobie Alter

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Another man on the fiberglass-and-foam surfboard building forefront is Hobie Alter, our #3 on the list of most well-known and influential surfboard shapers. Hobie was born and raised in Ontario, California and like others at the time, started shaping balsa wood surfboards in the early 1950’s. Once his parents grew tired of their front yard… Read more »

#4 Bob Simmons

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  Bob Simmons AKA, The Father of the Modern Surfboard. Simmons is credited for combining the use of a foam core and fiberglass to shape surfboards. He started shaping “new aged ” models in the 1940’s that introduced a faster board by adding concaves, aspect ratios, optimum weight, scoops, and kicked nose design elements. Most… Read more »

#7 Steve Lis

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    Steve Lis has earned the spot of #7 on our most influential and well-known surfboard shapers list for his famous design, the fish. In 1967, in San Diego, California, Steve designed a 5’4″ blunt-nosed kneeboard in his garage. The board had a flat rocker and a split tail with twin fins. With fast… Read more »

#8 Mike Diffenderfer

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The 8th spot on the list of the most well-known and influential surfboard shapers goes to Mike Diffenderfer, aka The Diff, a North Shore pioneer. Mike shaped his first board in 1951 out of balsa wood. Showing a raw talent in wood board building, The Diff became known as one of the finest craftsmen in… Read more »

#9 The Campbell Brothers

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  The Campbell Brothers are famous for the “Bonzer” design in 1970, the first tri-fin board. The design had a long shallow, heavily canted fin set, opposed to what is now the traditional tri fin. They collaborated with Bing surfboards for a production run for a brief time through the early 70’s but were buried… 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 »

Paddleboard Workout

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Paddleboard workout adds challenge Just when you thought the act of stand up paddling alone was hard enough, it gets intensified by adding on additional paddleboard workout routines to do on your SUP board. This article Paddleboard Exercises, is great for those who want to expand on the exercises they can do on a SUP board…. Read more »

North Carolina Barrier Islands

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      There is this irresistable draw to the North Carolina barrier islands that one may find themself experiencing, especially if you a fan of the water lifestyle. There are many of reasons why a typical waterman find themselve attracted to this region of country, one of the biggest is the surf. For being an East coast break… Read more »

A Deeper Shade of Blue

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  For those of you who have not seen Jack McCoy’s most recent surf film, A Deeper Shade of Blue, you are missing out! Jack McCoy has been filming surf documentaries for over 30 years and has produced over 24 featured films. He travels to some of the most incredible surf spots where he gets… Read more »

Be Ready For Spring!

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Keeping the focus on performance… in all areas of custom board building. From a balsa handplane, to a 5’8″ shortboard, to a  7’9″ wave SUP, to a 14′ or 16′ carbon race board, and everything else in between, we’ve got you covered. Get your custom order in and be ready for Spring, which is right… Read more »

East Coast Surfing

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  Did you know that New Jersey was the first place surfing was introduced to on the east coast of America? Surprising, right… well this is a shout to all those surfers born and bread here on the east coast. It’s not that we get a bad rep (well maybe northerners do), but when it… 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 »