Lanta Paddlesports is proud to announce the first long distance stand up paddleboard event in the southern islands of Thailand. We will be paddling in the beautiful Andaman Sea between Koh Phi Phi and Koh Lanta, a distance of 31 kilometers on Starboard Blend paddleboards. This is the first event of this type and anyone who would like to join the paddle can contact me here before February 1. The only requirement is that you must have the physical stamina to complete the 31 kilometer paddle which should take between 5 and 6 hours. There are cold beers and a Thai Massage waiting at the finish line. Cheers!!!
We have been using our Starboard Blend boards for our island tour and they are the perfect board for gliding along and also catching the occasional wave. The Blend is big enough to handle an adult with one small child with ease and is great for long distance paddling or easy sunset cruises. The board is highly versatile and a great all around board.
We have been using the Starboard Hero for the past two years here at our watersports center located on Klong Dao Beach on the island of Koh Lanta in Thailand. The Hero is the perfect board to teach kids and small adults how to SUP as it is easy to turn around, very stable, and just the right size for them. The board is also amazing in waves and performs like a traditional surfboard but with the benefit of being able to catch the wave much sooner because of the speed you can achieve with the paddle. You can do floaters, cutbacks, and all the tricks of your regular surfboard but catch twice as many waves, what is not to like? Another great advantage of the board is the ability to teach surfing to beginners and get them surfing waves on their own in a matter of an hour or two instead of weeks and weeks with a traditional surfboard. The Hero is so wide, at 33 inches, it gives a great platform for stability an helps the beginning surfer get the feel of the wave without falling in almost every time. Check out the picture of some of the kids having fun on the board. Great board and Great fun!!!