If you don't follow us on Facebook or Instagram then you are missing out on a ton of new developments, stories, and photos of our wooden stand up paddle boards. We are kicking off a new series featuring some of our most viewed photos of wood SUPs from social media and the stories behind them. This first series is a recap of some of the highlights from 2016!
Stand up Paddle Boarding in Tulum, Mexico
Mexico could be one of my favorite countries. Sure there may be some not so bright spots, but in the probably 20 times I've been south of the border I've never had an experience that wasn't incredible. I had heard great things about a little secluded enclave along the beach near the popular Cancun area but had never visited. On a whim I booked tickets to Tulum and this is the resulting image. It simply doesn't get much better than a wood SUP on the beach and no other paddler in sight. Trust me, it's a must do trip!
Early in the summer of 2016, someone on Instagram starts posting these stunning SUP yoga pictures on one of our wooden paddle boards from North Carolina. Blown away by the quality of the pictures and difficulty of the yoga, we had to email them. A few e-mails and a quick phone call later and we learned that Angel had picked up a board a few months earlier and is an avid paddler and yoga teacher. In addition, she had a whole host of images that she'd share with us! As if the story couldn't get any crazier, the same day she sent over the pictures, Austin Woman's Magazine reached out. They wanted pictures of "someone doing yoga or something cool." That's how Angela went from Jarvis Boards customer to the pages of Austin Woman's Magazine in about 48 hours!
I'm still not quite sure how or why but our wood paddle boards are quite popular in Germany. In fact, there was a point in time last year when there were more boards in Germany/Switzerland/Austria than there were in our home town of Austin, Texas! This image was shared by SUP Nation on Instagram who frequently surfs his custom wood board in the North Atlantic!
While we are on the international train, these two customer images of our wood SUPs definitely put a smile on our faces when they showed up. The first one is from a high-rise balcony in Singapore. Guess where the second one is from?!
Road Trip Bliss
We made a couple of cross-country road trips last year showcasing our wooden paddle boards. The first one is from a trip to Florida. After way too many hours in the truck, we pulled over for the night, and decided to get a quick paddle in before the sun went down. As we were walking down the beach, the Blue Angels flew overhead close enough for us to smell the fuel burning! Pretty epic to say the least!
Not All Road Trips Go Well
On a trip up the Pacific coast highway, we wanted to check out Prismo beach. On the way in we got stuck in the sand. What's one to do in that situation? First panic, then get out your drone and snap a quick photo for Instagram. Here you can see our wooden SUPs on the roof of the truck ready for adventure!