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Stand up paddle boarding is great, the problem is, the board is to bulky and heavy to carry, plus it is difficult to store. The Gnaraloo Inflatable SUP offers a convenient and portable solution, it comes in a storage backpack equipped with waist strap for hiking, it includes the board, a lightweight 2-piece aluminum paddle, and hand pump with gauge for measuring PSI. And don´t let the fact that it is inflatable fool you, the board is made from heavy-duty laminated PVC/Polyester layers, giving it the same standards as your typical SUP board, and the ability to support up to 249 pounds. via
If you´re an avid surfer this week´s roundup is for you. We gathered a list of useful products that might come in handy on your next surf trip. Gear to help carry your board to the beach, gear to help your performance, gear to help you record every move, even shark deterrent gear! Check out product details and more photos after the jump.
If you´re a fan of Kayaking or SUP boards you can now take your paddling to a new extreme - night paddling! Nocqua Adventure Gear are selling a set of two waterproof LED light bars that connect via a track system and proprietary harness to your water vehicle of choice. They are powered by a small 12V rechargeable water resistant lithium-ion battery. Charger also included. via
Kokatat us the leading US manufacturer of technical apparel and accessories for water sports. Kokatat Life Vests combine functionality and comfort, they feature a low profile, but have a high floatation quotient, perfect for all paddling sports. You can choose from vests for the recreational paddler, expert paddler or for the professional sea kayak guide.
Recently we featured Overboard´s 100% waterproof backpacks, ideal for water sports and outdoor adventures. But what if you don´t carry that much gear? Check out Overboard´s Pro-Sports Waterproof Arm Pack, the ideal solution for carrying your phone and other small items like cash, car keys, credit cards while out on the water. The dry bag is 100% waterproof and submersible to 19ft/6m plus it floats safely on water. via
If you surf and live close to the beach this might be something of your interest, the Surfboard Bike Rack is a great accessory for your bike that helps you cruise to the beach with your surf gear. The rack fits almost any bicycle and carries one surfboard in a side saddle fashion. Check out the full collection at Carver Surf Racks or pick them up from amazon

Also check out "The Mule" paddle and surfboard trailer
Jeff McCallum hand-shapes surfboards that are beautiful works of art. McCallum Surfboards have gained an international reputation in the community for lovers of beautiful boards outside the norm. Influenced by top shapers such as Chris Christenson, Skip Frye, William Riedel, Larry Crow, Bob Simmons and George Greenough, Jeff manufactures by hand all surfboards in his studio in San Diego. He only makes a limited amount per week, focusing on quality over quantity.

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Patagonia have published information on the development of a new self-inflating vest. Following the footsteps of Billabong´s Floatation Wetsuit, Patagonia have developed a lifejacket style design that is light weight and can be worn under any wetsuit. At the right moment pulling the cord and filling the chamber with CO2 from the removable cartridge, the vest quickly and safely helps disoriented, exhausted athletes to the surface. The Vest is still under development, the date of release and its selling price is still unknown. Watch the video
AHUA is a Portuguese startup, they make beautifully crafted Alaia Surfboards. Alaia is a thin, round-nosed, square-tailed surfboard ridden in pre-20th century Hawaii. The most distinguishing characteristic in relation to modern surfboards is the fact that Alaia boards have no fins, which allows a new sense of freedom on the wave. These boards create little friction and like to go fast on the wave. The Ahua alaias are custom made especially for each client, through an initial exchange of ideas, until you reach the most suitable solution. Watch the beautiful video of pro surfer Rob Machado surfing on an Alaia Surfboard after the jump...
Designed for swimmers, the Gramin Swim watch records all data necessary for swimming training. The swimmer can keep focused on the workout and technique, the watch does the rest. It calculates speed, the number of lengths, calories burned, the efficiency, stroke count and type of stroke practiced. With all this data stored, Garmin Swim is capable of measuring the progress and results of various swimmers during different training sessions. This data is downloaded wirelessly to your computer and can then be reviewed by the athlete himself with the included GaminConnect software . source
The Powerbreather is a breathing system (based on the concept of a sealed snorkel) and developed in Germany. The system uses a patented air flow pumped by a valve mechanism. The Powerbreather allows only air to pass through the pipe leading to the mouth of a swimmer. The Powerbreather avoids strain on the neck muscles, which is usually done by turning the neck and head, in order to breathe. Thus, the Powerbreather allows the swimmer to concentrate on his/her technical improvements. The water can not enter the system, even with the swimmer immersing further, because the two valves only allow  air to be inhaled. source
The Spinlock Auto-inflating life jacket is a great alternative to the common bulky life jackets. The vest provides maximum freedom of movement while providing the security and comfortable fit demanded by todays sailors. It features an automatic inflation system and a interlock bladder preventing channeling of water into the face when inflated and reducing chances of secondary drowning.
We already showed you the wavejet surfboard back when they were announced(last year). Now, the revolutionary propulsion system is available for preorder in a number of new surfboard styles. The propulsion pod can also be preordered separate from the wavejet surfboard to be custom fit into any surfboard, stand up paddle board, boogie board, kayak, or other watercraft you want 20 extra pounds of thrust.

By: Tito Heiderer
Thomas Meyerhoffer is a Swedish industrial designer based in California, he has worked for apple, Smith and Scott, among others. Meyerhoffer is also a very passionate surfer, so it wasn´t   surprising that he adapted his designer thoughts into surf, creating a line of surfboards with a unique design that dramatically challenges the conventional conception of what a board looks like. Meyerhoffer Surf brand was launched globally in may 2009, check out their website for more original creations.
Mule Transport Products have invented a trailer, to carry your surfgear, composed of a nose and tail piece connected together with a durable clip and cinch down. The Mule is a unique way to transport your shortboard, longboard, or Stand up Paddle board, you can walk with the trailer or pull it behind your bicycle. It installs and breaks down in seconds and fit´s in a small case which is included.
In 2010 big wave surfer Shane Dorian took the worst wipeout of his life whilst surfing Mavericks, California. After almost drowning he came up with the idea to incorporate an air bladder into a wetsuit. Shane contacted Billabong and straight away they started working on the life saving device. The suit has a back-mounted air bladder and a carbon-dioxide cartridge that inflates with a ripcord. The inflatable wetsuit is patent-pending and should be available soon. Watch the Video
The Sling from Curve, is an accessory designed to "grab" your board through an extremely simple carry system via a shoulder strap. Several comfortable padded fittings help transporting and handling of the board. It will protect the rails when the board is on the ground. It also features a large pocket to carry accessories.
If you are a keen diver you´ll want one of these, the Liquid Image Scuba Series HD 720p Wide Angle Video Mask, allows you to dive hands free, it´s the only dive mask capable of capturing High Definition 720P digital video and take 5.0 MP still images. The camera operates with 4 x AAA batteries and comes with a 2GB micro SD card (it can expand up to 32GB).

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