Tuesday, March 16, 2021

New: The Rib Cloud by PaddleAir

Rib Cloud by PaddleAir

PaddleAir proudly introduces Rib Cloud, our newest product line specifically designed for women. Like our other products, the Rib Cloud features padding strategically placed exactly where the lower ribs, torso and lower hips come in contact with the surfboard while prone paddling. 

This padding makes the Rib Cloud more than just a rash guard because it not only protects the ribs, but gives you a bit of lift to make the paddling easier. This means less rib, shoulder and back strain. 

The black front panel is made of 2mm thick Neoprene with padded segments designed for functionality that nicely accent a woman’s form while providing excellent rib, hip and torso protection. The elbow-length sleeves and back are created with smooth Lycra offering UPF 50+ sun protection. 

The tropic blue background features a floral-themed Lycra print on the back in peach, aqua and blue shades. The print is repeated on the upper front. The Rib Cloud logo adorns a sleeve and the lower front. 

The smooth interior of the Rib Cloud is designed to be worn on bare skin over a swimsuit or wetsuit. Or, it works just as great when worn under a wetsuit. The choice is yours depending on conditions.

Care is easy: Rinse after use and allow to air dry. The Rib Cloud is available in women’s sizes X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large. Refer to the size chart to determine your correct size. Get it today.

The Rib Cloud by PaddleAir

The Rib Cloud by PaddleAir

The Rib Cloud by PaddleAir

The Rib Cloud by PaddleAir

The Rib Cloud by PaddleAir

The Rib Cloud by PaddleAir


Friday, June 5, 2020

Rocking a Rib Rocket in Mexico: A Testimonial

PaddleAir knows that if you paddle stronger,  you can surf longer.  This is especially true when you go on a surf vacation.  You want to catch all the waves easily, every day, without the pain and fatigue inherent in constant paddling.  This testimonial from Hunter Joslin highlights how a Rib Rocket by PaddleAir has kept him surfing in Mexico.
Hunter Joslin in a Rib Rocket

I love my Rib Rocket vest since my ziphoid process decided to turn outwards a few years ago. 
The fit and function of the Rib Rocket vest is perfect especially when surfing long, left hand point breaks at Cardon Surf [Adventure] Resort in Mexico!

Hunter calls Melbourne Beach, Florida home. He has been surfing since 1965 and was inducted into the East Coast Surfing Hall of Fame Class of 2016.  He is president of Indo Board Balance Trainer -- a great resource for sports fitness. Check them out at IndoBoard.com.

Hunter Joslin at Cardon Adventure Resort, Mexico

Hunter is wearing PaddleAir's Rib Rocket Lycra/Neoprene Tropic White/Gray Vest (#RR-200WH).  The Rib Rocket, with its built-in rib support is available in assorted colors styles and colors at PaddleAir.com/ribrocket -- and when you order a Rib Rocket or Ergo from our website will include a custom face covering, while supplies last -- check out here.

Rib Rocket Lycra/Neoprene Tropic White/Gray Vest

Monday, May 4, 2020

Free Custom Face Mask with Ergo or Rib Rocket Purchase

When the surf's up (and beaches open again), get ready to hit the waves with a new Ergo or Rib Rocket by PaddleAir so you can "Paddle Stronger, Surf Longer."  And, while supplies last, we'll include a free custom face mask with every purchase made from our website, PaddleAir.com.

Fortunately, you probably will not be required to wear a face mask while surfing, a naturally social-distancing sport.  However, when land-bound, a face covering is currently mandated in public places in many parts of the world.

So, why settle for a flimsy disposable or make-shift bandana mask, when you can get one that is lightweight, breathable, durable, reusable and rocks an Ergo or Rib Rocket logo along the edge.

Buy an Ergo or Rib Rocket and Get a Free Custom Face Mask

Each mask is responsibly made in California of soft, double-layered material created from recycled plastic bottles -- very eco-friendly and washable.

It should be noted that these are not medical-grade face masks and were not manufactured in a sterile environment, nor are they warranted to protect from any and all airborne aerosols.  But, they do work great when acting as the required face coverings when out and about.

So, score a free face mask when you buy any style of Ergo or Rib Rocket from PaddleAir.com.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Surf Masters Peru Welcomes PaddleAir to South America

PaddleAir is excited to announce that Surf Masters Peru joins our ever-growing list of surf shops that carries the Ergo and Rib Rocket.  Located in the San Isidro area of Lima Peru, the shop is nearby the fabulous surf of the South American Pacific.

Surf Masters PeruSurf Masters Peru's emphasis is on the master surfer and with a focus on experience and living life to its fullest. Their mission, as translated from their website:
SURF MASTERS PERÚ offers a different alternative, especially aimed at the adult tablista, fond of a surfing life, entertaining and stylish. A 'Soul Surfer' lover of relaxation with nature, that seeks to moderate physical wear and enjoy the waves, and who appreciates the unique features of shaping, handling, drive and control that only can offer a true class surf board world.
Their surf shop at Avenida Petit Thouars 3991, San Isidro, Lima 15046 Peru (view on map) features a full complement of top-name surfboards, clothing and accessories.  The addition of PaddleAir is a perfect fit for master surfers who want to "paddle stronger, surf longer."

In addition to the Surf Masters Peru website they can be found on Facebook, InstagramSpotify and,  for a history of founder, Héctor Llosa (in Spanish) see YouTube.

Surf Masters Peru Surf Shop
Surf Masters Peru Surf Shop Shop Accessories
Surf Masters Peru Surf Shop Surfboards
Surf Masters Peru Surf Shop Clothes

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

PaddleAir in Lanzarote and Sri Lanka: A Testimonial

PaddleAir has helped surfers around the globe to overcome the pains of paddling a surfboard, no matter which ocean generates the waves. This testimonial from an Internal Surfing Association (I.S.A.) instructor shows how PaddleAir has helped surfers in both the Indian and Atlantic oceans.

Tim Jones doing a hand Drag in an Ergo
Tim Jones doing a hand drag in an Ergo (click to enlarge)
Hi PaddleAir,

Just a note to say how impressed I have been with the Ergo Vest I’ve been using over the last few years. Suffering as many of us do with disc issues in the lower back and neck it’s been a really great aid to me when things get painful and paddling is hard to handle. In fact my surfing is not the regular occasional session...I’m 61 now but I’ve been coaching surfing from beginner to WQS level for 37 year now and although I have great instructors at both my schools Surf School Sri Lanka and Surf School , Canary Islands [Spain]. I still coach a lot...it’s fun and I get to coach my coaches too.

So on some weeks, especially in the tropical waters of Sri Lanka I might get a solid 13 or 14 hours in the water. I don’t have to use my Ergo Indo model ..and old model I think ..all the time but I’m so glad it’s there when I need it. So now I’m going to get a Rib Rocket as with good physio the back is kind of under control but the ribs are shot with some kind of a bursa on one side. The least of my worries at 61 years of age and 52 years behind me.

But for me the coolest thing is to introduce the PaddleAir to other surfers on our courses. We do lots of intermediate coaching and often with older surfers whose spines are creaking a bit and I can even get the chance to loan it to them if their size is right. I’m sure I will be doing the same with the Rib Rocket.

So a super cool and well made piece of equipment and please keep up the great work and development.

Ciao Tim

Tim Jones... Director.

I.S.A Course Presenter Sri Lanka.
tel: 0094 764 791 638
0094 754 726 844 (WhatsApp only)


Lanzarote Sri Lanka YouTube Trip Advisor Facebook Instagram

You can learn more about the PaddleAir Ergo and Rib Rocket and their assorted benefits and styles on PaddleAir.com.
PaddleAir is also available on Amazon

Friday, July 13, 2018

Thank You for Rib Rocket! A Testimonial

At PaddleAir, we can we can detail the benefits of paddling with a Rib Rocket, but nothing beats an unsolicited testimonial from a surfer who has experienced the Rib Rocket first hand! Below is an email, that PaddleAir founder, Dave Hilts received last week:
Subject: Thank You!

Message: Dave,

After dealing with rib soreness for years after each bodyboarding session, I bought the Rib Rocket last year, and have been using it this season.

What a difference! No soreness whatsoever. I cannot thank you enough for this amazing product, and I just ordered a second one (sleeveless, to wear over a wetsuit top in chillier water).

I am a customer for life.

The Rib Rocket by PaddleAir

You can checkout Rib Rocket styles on our website.