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.
Now that the weather has finally warmed up and the ice on the lakes has melted – we are ready for our outdoor Stand Up Paddleboard Race and Demo Series.
There are four events in June and July – all on Tuesday nights.
The Races are short, fun, recreational and open to anyone that owns a SUP board.
The Demos follow the races and are open to everyone. We provide the boards, paddles and a lesson.
Cost for either the Race or the SUP Demo is $10. per person.
Registration for both events each night is at 6:30 PM.
The SUP Race starts at 7:00 PM and the Demo follows from 7:30 to 8:30 PM
Please contact the store the day of the race and demo to confirm that it will take place – only thunder storms will cancel the event.
Come out and try the exciting world of Stand Up Paddling – what else are you doing on a Tuesday night?
For more information – please call the store at 780-413-4554
We have received out order of Starboard Clothing and accessories.
As usual – we have the largest selection of the clothing in the country.
We have T-shirts – sweatshirts – trunks – wetsuits – and all the paddle tops.
Stop by or contact the store for more information.
We have received some new demo boards – so it is time to sell off some of the older stuff.
All boards are used – and come with fins – the 2 race boards come with the board bags they are in.
All prices are in the captions of the photos.
There is only 1 of each board.
First come – first paddling.
We have received the very first Starboard Astro (inflatable) Race boards.
They come in 12’6″ x 26″ and in 14′ x 26″
They are ultra light – weighing in at under 20 lbs each.
If you want to go fast . . . and travel / have a very small car / live in an apartment / have storage concerns / etc. then these are the boards for you.
I paddled prototypes of these boards last fall in Spain at the Starboard Dealer Meetings – and they are rockets!
We have a 12’6″ x 26″ in our demo fleet – come on out on June 4th and try it out.
The Easy Rider has finished its indoor Stand Up Paddle demos season.
A big Thanks to everyone who made it out to try out the fantastic sport of SUP.
From January through May we had over 250 people try Stand Up Paddling in the comfort of inside the West Edmonton Mall Waterpark.
We now move outdoors for June / July and August. Watch this site for the dates and times for our next demo.
We get comments from people in the store all the time that can not believe the SELECTION of Stand Up Paddleboards that we have in stock.
I have always strived to offer the best selection of SUP’s (and all other sports we carry).
For those of you that like to shop from your couch – here is a listing of the 181 different SUP boards we have IN STOCK right now.
Yes – you read correctly – 181 different boards. That is a bigger selection that any other shop in Canada by far, and most likely in North America.
Add in the fact that we have the most knowledgeable staff, and there is no reason to go anywhere else.
We also ship boards all across Canada – give us a call 780-413-4554
The warm weather is finally here – now is the time to get a board!
*Note – we will sell out of many of these boards in the next few weeks – act now to make sure you get the board you want!
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN at The Easy Rider.
Easy Rider is super stoked to be bringing you the first ever “Battle of the Paddle” style Stand Up Paddleboard race.
It will be on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at Lake Summerside in south Edmonton.
Battle of the Paddle style races involve a beach start, turns around buoys, and are multiple laps.
We will be having 2 events – an Elite Race that will involve a short beach run after every lap and an Open Division race that will feature a water start, a few laps around the course and then a beach finish.
Entry is $25. per person and will include an event T-Shirt and entry into the draw prizes.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN at The Easy Rider.
Race day registration will be from 12:30 PM until 1:00 PM – PLEASE register in the store if you can – to make it easier on us to plan the event.
The Open Race will start at 1:30 PM and will be approximately 2 km.
The Elite Race will start shortly after the finish of the Open Race and will be approximately 5 km.
The Open race will feature an on water start – will be 2 laps of the course and will finish on the beach.
The Elite Race will have a beach start – will be 4 laps – with a short beach run between each lap and will also have a beach finish.
All Elite competitors will have to supply one volunteer “Board Turner”. It will be this persons job to turn the competitors board around and have it ready for them when the come back from the short run.
Classes for both races are as follows:
Surfboard – typical surfboard shape board – any length.
Inflatable – any inflatable SUP – any length.
Stock Race board – any “pointy” style race or touring board – 12’6″ and under.
Open Race board – any “pointy” style race or touring board – over 12’6″ in length
We have a few boards left from last season.
These will be on sale until May 15, 2013. After that they will be back to regular price.
Only one of each model in stock.
Summer is finally coming – act now to save yourself some cash!
We also have a few paddles form last season that are on sale.
Contact the store for more details.
Boards that are now SOLD OUT:
2011 Naish Catalina
2012 Naish Mana Air 10’0″
2012 Coreban I Sup 9’8″
The Easy Rider will be hosting another introductory Stand Up Paddleboad Demo on Tuesday, May 14 in the Water Park at West Edmonton Mall.
**NOTE** This will be our last Indoor Demo until next January.
If you want to come to a “warm water” one – this is it.
The cost is $10. per person and all money is donated to a local charity.
The demo includes boards and paddles and runs from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
You MUST contact The Easy Rider and to register in advance. 780-413-4554
There are only 50 spots available – and it will fill up fast!