From backyard SUP project, to company, to Nicaragua...
“So when I started Jarvis boards, I began as an after work hobby project for me, I wanted to build these paddleboards for my own personal use and enjoyment, and from there it slowly, organically became a company as friends and friends of friends, and then random strangers started reaching out and asking – can you build me one of these paddleboards?”
“One of the really unique things that caught me off guard personally is the connections that I’ve made with people, wither it be in person or random strangers I’ve met via email and then later gone on to meet in person. Learn what paddle boarding means to them, why they care about the sport and really just learn their background. To me, that’s just really really cool.”
One of those customers he met at Dana Point in California, told him a story which hit him right in the feels. About growing up volunteering in Nicaragua as a kid with his mum, and the remoteness of some of the villages out there. Together, they hashed out a plan to grab a few boards and get out there, to see what could be done for these communities, to help out where they could and of course to experience a stand up paddleboarding like no other.
Tony tells an amazing story, and combined with some exceptional videography and scenery, deep in the river network of Nicaragua – this is a must watch.
Great Tip for Foilers - Protect Yo' Nose!
A genius idea for SUP foilers this week, which will leave you wondering why you never thought of it!
The most incredible lighting storm seen to date.
Slowly spreading across the sky, a lightning bolt in super slow motion is mesmerizing to watch. Absorb yourself in it right now!
Bump Betty Does it Again!
It's not an event ok! But this weekend, 24 paddlers raced from Point Arkwright to Cotton Tree, Matt Nottage and Kate Baker were the winners, and it will be on again next year. Want an invite? You can't have one!