The Easy Rider

The EasyRider: S.U.P.

Stand Up Paddling (or SUP for short) is taking the world by storm.  It is not only the fastest growing water sport - but also the fastest growing sport in the world.

Store owner Warren has been paddling modern SUP boards since 2007 and was standing on sailboards with a paddle since he was a kid.

At Easy Rider we have taken the same approach to SUP as we have to the other sports we carry.  That being "if we are going to do it - we must do it right!"

With over 100 SUP boards in stock we have the largest selection in Canada, and most of the USA as well.   All of the staff here paddle and know what they are talking about.   Stop by and find out about this awesome new sport.

SUP Brands carried:
Starboard / Naish / Rogue / Coreban / Hobie / 404 / Riviera / Jimmy Lewis / Quickblade / Werner / C4 / On A Mission / DaKine / and many more.

Please scroll for the latest in stand-up paddling news.




SUP – Demo board Sell Off.

With our last indoor demo of the winter season now complete – it is time to sell off some of our demo fleet.

These boards are all used, but in great condition

All boards come with a fin.

Astro (Inflatable) boards come with Fin / Pump / Patch kit and carry bag.

There is only 1 of each model.

Description and Price is below each board.

We can store the board for you, at no charge, until the end of April.

 

They won’t last long!

If a board is gone from the first time you saw it here – that means it has been sold.  
Call the store for the latest availability.

Starboard Astro (Inflatable) Yoga  11'2" x  39" x 6"   Regular $1815.00   SALE $999.99

Starboard Astro (Inflatable) Yoga – 11’2″ x 39″ x 6″    Regular $1815.00    SALE $999.99

Starboard Big Easy 12' x 32" in Carbon    Regular  $3425.00   SALE $1999.99

Starboard Big Easy – Carbon – 12′ x 32″     Regular $3425.00    SALE $1999.99

Coreban Mammoth  11'2" x  36"    Regular $1789.00   SALE  $999.99

Coreban Mammoth – 11’2″ x 36″    Regular $1789.00    SALE $999.99

Starboard Whopper AST   10' x 34"  Regular  $1390.00  SALE  $849.99

Starboard Whopper – AST – 10′ x 34″    Regular $1390.00    SALE $849.99

Starboard Tiki Fit Carbon 11'2" x 30"   Regular $3210.00    SALE $1999.99

Starboard Tiki Fit – Carbon – 11’2″ x 30″    Regular $3210.00    SALE $1999.99

 



Indoor SUP Lesson and Demo – March 10.

Spring is just around the corner.
What better time to learn to Stand Up Paddle.

Our next session is on Tuesday, March, 10th in the wave pool at West Edmonton Mall.

We supply all the boards and paddles, and give a brief lesson at the start, and then let you paddle around in nice warm water for almost 2 hours.

The cost is $10. per person.
You must register in advance by calling the store – at 780-413-4554.
Space is limited so call in and register as soon as possible.

Please Note – Children must be at least 12 years old – and must have a parent in the water at all times.

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Windsurf Information night.

Interested in Windsurfing?
Wanting to learn all about this awesome sport?
Already sail – but looking to get new gear?

If you are looking for answers to any of these questions – then the place to be is The Easy Rider on Monday, October 27.

We will be having a wine & cheese night to show you all about the sport . . .  and all about the new gear from Starboard – Severne – JP Australia – Neil Pryde and DaKine.

You will also be able to pre order the exact gear you want for next spring.

If you are interested – please call the shop at 780-413-4554 to RSVP for this event.

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North Saskatchewan River SUP Trek

At the end of July we held one of our famous Devon to Laurier Park in Edmonton SUP River Trek’s.

We once again seemed to luck out with a perfect weather day!
Twenty five paddlers had a great time paddling 35 km down the North Saskatchewan River.

Watch this space for the dates for our “fall colors” river paddle.

The Trek'ers.

The Trek’ers.

After a short bus ride to Devon - we're off.

After a short bus ride to Devon – we’re off.

First rest stop on a sand bar in the middle of the river - right near Rabbit Hill Ski Area.

First rest stop on a sand bar in the middle of the river – right near Rabbit Hill Ski Area.

Back at it - with Griffin leading the way.

Back at it – with Griffin leading the way.

Rest stop just past Terwillegar Park.

Rest stop just past Terwillegar Park.

Everyone say cheese!

Everyone say cheese!



7th Annual Easy Rider SUP Cup – presented by Starboard – RESULTS

WHAT AN AWESOME WEEKEND!

Thank you all so much for coming out and paddling with us.

Here are the results – a full recap of the event, with photos will be up in the next couple of days.
Huge apologies to the few people that we missed getting times for.  With a large pack of Race and Tour paddlers finishing at the same time a few people were missed.

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7th Annual SUP Cup – Map and info!

IMPORTANT INFO for the River Race and Tour!
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7th Annual Easy Rider SUP Cup – presented by Starboard

Starboard presents the
7th Annual Easy Rider SUP Cup        August 16 & 17, 2014

Saturday, August 16
Stand Up Paddleboard Race & Tour on the North Saskatchewan River in Edmonton. 
Race will be approximately 16 km.           Touring class will be approximately 8 km.
BBQ will follow at end of race / tour.
FREE Shuttle service provided to Pre-Registered  Race and Tour paddlers.

Saturday evening will be the  Easy Rider – SUP Film Festival – featuring the Canadian Premiere of H2Mexic0
Location is at the Overtime bar next to Easy Rider in Whitemud Crossing.          All Ages welcome until 9:30 PM

Sunday, August 17
World’s only indoor SUP Surf Contest         West Edmonton Mall Wave Pool
Men’s, Women’s and Juniors (16 and under).
SUP Surf Contest – Limited to 32 Men / 8 Women / 8 Juniors

First to sign up get to surf. 

Each paddle event is $25.
Tons of draw prizes.       All ability levels.      Must have your own Board / Paddle / Leash / Whistle

Entry Forms are now available IN STORE.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR SHUTTLE SERVICE IS AUGUST 8, 2014
After August 8 – you will be on your own for getting to the start, and back from the finish to Laurier Park.

Pre Registration is now available at The Easy Rider
For the FREE Shuttle service you MUST pre-register – in person – at the store BEFORE Aug. 8

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Saturday, August 16, 2014
River RACE Paddlers
Registration and Check in Starts at 8:00 AM at the boat launch area of Laurier Park.
Shuttle to RACE Start leaves at 9:00 AM (only for Pre registered competitors)
ALL Paddlers MUST have a LEASH and a WHISTLE – NO EXCEPTIONS!!!

River TOUR Paddlers
Registration and Check in Starts at 9:00 AM
TOUR will start at shortly after 10:00 AM – You MUST be ready to paddle by 9:45 AM
ALL Paddlers MUST have a LEASH and a WHISTLE – NO EXCEPTIONS!!!

 ALL Paddlers will finish at Rafters Landing (Edmonton Queen River Boat)
Those that registered in advance will be shuttled back to Laurier Park for the BBQ and Awards.

SUP Film Festival.
7:00 PM at Overtime (right beside The Easy Rider store)
4211-106 Street.
Raffle Prizes and the Canadian Premiere of the SUP movie H2Mexic0

Sunday, August 17, 2014
SUP Surf Contest – Limited to 32 Men / 8 Women / 8 Juniors
First to sign up get to surf.

Meet in the Parking lot on the SOUTH side of the Water Park near Door “C” at 5:45 AM
Doors open at 6:00 AM
First Heat hits the Water at 6:30 AM.

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Stand Up Paddle Klinic

We are super proud to once again be able to present a SUP Kalama Klinic by Dave Kalama – with special guest Jim Terrell.

Dave Kalama and Jim Terrell are two of the best paddlers in the world and they are coming to Edmonton to teach you how to be a better paddler.

Friday, August 15 – at 9:00 AM – at Telford Lake in Leduc.

Cost is $250. per person, and will include an event T’shirt / snacks and beverages – And a draw for a Quickblade Paddle.
You must bring your own board / paddle and leash.

The event is limited to 12 people – and you must come into the store to sign up.

Don’t miss the opportunity to paddle with the legends of the sport.

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2nd Annual Easy Rider Battle of Telford Lake SUP Race.

It seems like this race event might just be jinxed – weather wise.
The 2nd Annual Easy Rider Battle of Telford Lake SUP Race – saw less than idea conditions with wind / cold and rain, but that didn’t stop 30 paddlers from coming out and having a good time.

The event featured a “M” shaped course of 1 km per lap.
The Open class did 2 laps while the Elite class did 4.

Despite the weather – a good time was had by all.  The BBQ was THE place to hang out after the event – if not for the food – then just to try and stay warm.

Thank you to the volunteers that helped out – and of course to the paddlers that proved you don’t need a beautiful sunny day to have a good time on the water.

Make sure to sign up for the 7th Annual Easy Rider SUP Cup on August 16 & 17.

BOT Results

Open Class Top 3 Overall.

Open Class Top 3 Overall.

Kira - the Kids class winner!

Kira – the Kids class winner!

Top 3 Elite Women.

Top 3 Elite Women.

Top 3 Elite Men

Top 3 Elite Men

Open Class Action!

Open Class Action!

Elite Race.

Elite Race.

Elite top 3 in action!

Elite top 3 in action!



SUP River Trek

We are once again hosting our Stand Up Paddleboard River Trek.

Sunday, July 27, 2014. 

This is a casual paddle down the North Saskatchewan River from Devon to Laurier Park.
The total distance is approximately 34 km and the trek will take between 4 and 5 hours.

We will stop twice on the route for snack and drink breaks.
It is strongly suggested that you carry food and drink with you (there are no 7-11’s on the river).
We do have SUP specific “camel backs” in stock.
Leashes and whistles are mandatory for all.

We will offer a shuttle service (for you and your board) from Laurier Park in Edmonton (Story Land Valley Zoo) out to Devon.
The Shuttle cost is $20. per person / board.

You MUST pre register by July 18 if you want the shuttle service.   Registration is done in person, at the store. 

While this is a casual event – it is NOT a “float” – you will need to paddle the entire way.

Call the store for more details.  780-413-4554

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