Monday, April 17, 2017

Get an Ergo at Wave Front Surf Shop in Ventura

Wave Front Surf Shop
Located within walking distance of the surf in Ventura, California is Wave Front Surf Shop where you can now get an Ergo by PaddleAir.

Wave Front not only carries a full line of surf-related clothing, wetsuits and accessories; but features surfboards and SUPs from the top shapers in the industry.

Wave Front Surf Shop Exterior
Wave Front Surf Shop is located at 154 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura, CA 93001. Check out the address on the map.

Wave Front Surf Shop Exterior

Visit Wave Front Surf Shop on their website, on Facebook and on Instagram where they have lots of photos of the interior of the shop and their happy customers.

A Wave Front Surf Shop Tee Shirt Design

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Bird Rocks a Tropic White Rib Rocket

The Tropic White Rib Rocket by PaddleAir is put to great use by Bird on the sunny shores of Southern California in these photos by Michael Sangiolo.

Bird and front of Rib Rocket, photo by Michael SangioloBird and back of Rib Rocket, photo by Michael Sangiolo

Bird in Tropic White Rib Rocket, photo by Michael Sangiolo

Bird in Tropic White Rib Rocket on wave, photo by Michael Sangiolo
Click on any photo for the full view.

Surfer Bird is the owner of Bird's Surf Shed -- a unique surf shop located in an 1,800 square foot Quonset hut at 1091 Morena Blvd, San Diego, CA 92110. In addition to selling surfboards, surf gear and accessories, they also hold a variety of events on the floor of the shed.
Bird and Bird's Surf Shed
Rib Rocket by PaddleAir
The Rib Rocket by PaddleAir comes in two styles:  The Tropic White pictured on Bird and the Rib Rocket Black Vest. Both are essential surf wear for surf travel and out-of-wetsuit surf sessions. 

They provide added impact protection for upper torso and the tread-like design provides positive gripping contact for stable takeoffs from surfboard and help relieve rib pain for "Pure Rib Pleasure." They're light-weight and easy to use. Learn more here.

Tropic White Rib Rocket by PaddleAir

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Get a Rib Rocket at Hanalei Surf Company

PaddleAir sends a big aloha to our latest dealer in Hawaii on the beautiful island of Kauai: The Hanalei Surf Company. Now, locals and visitors alike can get a Rib Rocket without a wait and experience a new boost in paddling and relief from rib pain immediately.

A visit to Hanalei Surf Company is not just a visit to a surf shop, but to part of the historic 1911 Old Hanalei School House (moved to its present location in 1990). In the shop you'll ..."find everything for the surfer and beachgoer, from surfboards to sunscreen and cutting edge surf fashions." They also have rentals and sponsor surf contests.

The main Hanalei Surf Company is located at:
5-5161 Kuhio Highway
Hanalei, HI 96714 (view on map).
tel: 808-826-9000
Visit their Facebook page.
Hanalei Surf Company Exterior

Hanalei Surf Company Interior

In addition, their Backdoor Store is located in the Ching Young Village Shopping Center in Hanalei.  They relate: "Backdoor specializes in cutting edge junior women's fashions, skating equipment, kids clothing and stuff, and men's trunks and aloha shirts."

The Backdoor Store

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

NEW: Rib Rocket Tropic White Vest

Rib Rocket by PaddleAir
PaddleAir introduces its latest addition to the popular black Rib Rocket vest -- The Rib Rocket Lycra/Neoprene Tropic White/Gray Vest.

It has all the same great features of the black vest, but in light, tropic-friendly shades. The back is of the vest is white to reflect the sunlight and keep you cooler.  The foam-padded front is a pale gray that also reflects the heat and masks surface dirt.

The Rib Rocket Lycra/Neoprene Tropic White/Gray Vest by PaddleAir

Not surfing in sunny and warm waters?  Then you can easily slip the Rib Rocket Lycra/Neoprene Tropic White/Gray Vest over your wetsuit.  It provides the same rib-protecting benefits and makes you more visible in the water under overcast skies.

Read more about the benefits of a Rib Rocket hereGet your Rib Rocket vest in either color here.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Visit PaddleAir at The Boardroom in Santa Cruz

It's time again for The Boardroom International Surfboard  Show (formerly Sacred Craft).  This year the show moves to Santa Cruz in Northern California.  And, once again PaddleAir will be there.

Stop by booth #605, meet PaddleAir founder, Dave Hilts ,and check out the latest Ergos and the new Rib Rocket.  Try them on, ask questions and learn how they can help you paddle stronger, surf longer, and experience pure rib pleasure.

The Boardroom and PaddleAir Booth Number
The show is being held on Saturday and Sunday, October 8-9, 2016 at the Kaiser Permanente Arena, located here on the map -- just a few blocks from Santa Cruz Beach.  Once there, find PaddleAir inside the arena as indicated below.PaddleAir Booth at The Boardroom
Learn more about The Boardroom International Surfboard Show here.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Byron Bay Longboards Now Surf Central Byron Bay

Old Byron Bay Longboards Logo
PaddleAir is stoked to announce that our long-time Australian dealer, Byron Bay Longboards, has updated its name to Surf Central Byron Bay.

They are still at the same central Byron Bay location and have the same phone number:
Surf Central Byron Bay
                   1/89 Jonson Street
                   Byron Bay, NSW 2481
                   view on map
                   tel: 02-66855244

With the name change comes a new Surf Central Byron Bay website at and a new e-mail address:

In addition, Surf Central Byron Bay is building their social media following on
Facebook and Twitter.

Although their new website is in the process of being complete, Surf Central Byron Bay promises that they remain a classic surf shop:
Surf Central prides ourself [sic] on retaining a classic surf shop feel and mentality and stay away from the up market trend type shops.
We are surfers and focus on supplying products for surfers first and foremost from the grommet to the older rippers.