SUP or Stand Up Paddle surfing is now gaining popularity as the best surfing past-time activity. Tower makes inflatable SUP boards that are virtually indestructible.
It can be set down almost anywhere: on gravel, in a parking lot, or even on cement stairs. They have driven a SUV over the inflatable paddle, and it still holds up.
The SUP board features amazing rigidity created by thousands of vertically oriented strands of identical length that connect the top deck to the bottom. Tower’s Inflatable SUP board measures up to 9’10″ in height, 32″ in width and comes in 4″ and 6″ thickness. The board can be inflated up to 11 PSI.
Despite how big the board seems when inflated, it is definitely portable and easy to store. When not in use it rolls up to 1 foot in diameter by 33″. It can easily fit into any car, boat, and can even be strapped onto a bike.
Writer, surfer and photographer Gai Shtienberg presents a amazing photo profile of an orthodox jewish surfer in Israel named Meir. Chronicling his devotion to his faith, family and the ocean, the black-and-white photos are a riveting look at a unique lifestyle that seems to transcend expected boundaries often associated with the faith.
“To win this event is so important to me. I’m from Indonesia, and for Rip Curl Asia to put on this event in the Mentawais, in Indo, at one of the best rights in the world, and to win it, is a dream come true. Thank you to all the people of Katiet and the Mentawais for letting us come here and surf their beautiful waves. I can’t wait to come back next year!” – Oney Anwer