BOTE and Brew for Wildlife: We Have a Winner

BOTE Paddleboards would like to congratulate Jason Martin on winning the custom SweetWater BOTE Board.

Contest winner Jason Martin with Deb Edwards of Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge and Jared Cramblet of BOTE

The drawing for the board was held Saturday, November 12, at the Greater Gulf Coast Beer Festival.  Deb Edwards, of the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge, drew the winning ticket live on-stage.  ”I’ve never won anything in my entire life,” Martin said.  ”This is amazing.”

The BOTE and Brew for Wildlife campaign was a huge success.  With all of your help, we raised thousands of dollars for the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge.  We would like to thank everyone that attended any of the events and purchased raffle tickets.  We would also like to thank our friends at SweetWater Brewing Company, Mellow Mushroom, Funky Blues Shack, Chan’s Wine World and most of all, The Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge for all of the hard work they do and the continuation of their mission.

Thanks again and be sure to keep an eye out for future events and contests.  Chances are, there will be more chances to win a board that is just as SWEET!!

BOTE and SweetWater at Mellow Mushroom in Destin

BOTE Paddleboards will be kicking it with SweetWater and Mellow Mushroom in Destin throughout the weekend.  We will be bringing the SweetWater board for raffle and our good friends at Mellow Mushroom will be offering a variety of SweetWater brews.  They will have the newest Dank Tank (Goulash – double black, double dry hopped, double IPA) and Crank Tank (Rye pale ale), as well as $3 pints of Sweet Georgia Brown, Blue, 420 and our personal favorite and go-to beer, SweetWater IPA.  If you know anything about beer, you know that’s a steal.

Not only will Mellow Mushroom be offering a crazy variety of SweetWater brews, but for every beer you buy, they will donate $1 to the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge!  So come kick it with us this weekend at the shroom.  Cheers!!

BOTE Paddleboards Presents : Battle on the Bayou

BOTE Paddleboards is pleased to announce Battle on the Bayou : The Cinco Five.

Be sure to mark your calendars and head to Scully’s on the bayou Dec 10, 2011.  Here at BOTE, we’re putting together some pretty stellar prizes to make this race unlike any other. We’re offering $3,000 in cash prizes and over $6,000 in prizes that include…

BOTE Paddleboard

Six (6) AXE Paddles

20 qt. YETI Roadie

GoPro Camera


SUP Wheels

The first 100 participants to pre-register will receive 5 raffle tickets.  In this raffle, each prize will have a separate raffle bucket.  This means you can choose how to use each raffle ticket and increase your chance to win the specific prize you want the most.  For example, if you really want a SUP Taxi and a YETI Cooler, you can choose to place your tickets in only those raffles to increase your odds.

In order to ensure proper shirt size and your chance to win one of several great prizes, make sure to pre-register at or at the BOTE store at 393 Harbor Blvd in the heart of Destin, FL.

Good Luck!

Funky Blues Shack and Baytowne Beer Fest

Our friends at SweetWater Brewing Company and Funky Blues Shack are hosting a party this Friday night, October 21st,  at the Funky Blues Shack at Baytowne Warf.  Come hang out with us and make sure you get your raffle ticket for a chance to win a custom SweetWater BOTE Board.

Also, BOTE will be at the Beer Fest at Baytowne Warf all weekend.  Come find us at the SweetWater tent to register for your chance to win the board.

BOTE Welcomes New Dealer: Compound Board Shop in Sarasota, FL

BOTE Paddleboards would like to welcome Compound Board Shop to our family of BOTE dealers.  Compound found us at Surf Expo in Orlando, FL and decided to pick up our product line.

In 2003, the homegrown culture of living on the gulf coast and love for skateboarding and water sports motivated the people at Compound to start their shop.  The compound has recently become the premier supplier of surf, skate and skim in the Sarasota community.  Unlike many other companies, the Compound is heavily focused on the community by hosting video premiers, surf and skim camps, skate contests and beach clean-ups.  You can check them out in Sarasota, FL or on their web store at


BOTE Welcomes New Dealer: Massey’s Professional Outfitters

BOTE Paddleboards would like to wecome Massey’s Professional Outfitters to our family of BOTE dealers.  The guys from Massey’s recently stopped by and picked up a variety of BOTE boards.

Massey’s Professional Outfitters currently has four different locations throughout the state of Louisiana:  Baton Rough, Covington, New Orleans and Metairie.  They specialize in anything and everything that has to do with the ourdoors; from skateboarding and SUP to camping and biking.  Along with BOTE Paddleboards, Massey’s also carries many of the industries top brands including Billabong, RVCA, Patagonia, Marmot, Dry Case and many more.

Massey’s will be hosting an outdoor demo on Saturday, October 15, where they will be featuring BOTE Paddleboards.  The demo will be held at Bayou St. John, 1400 Moss St., New Orleans, LA 70119.

For more information, visit or contact them at one of their many locations.

BOTE and Brew for Wildlife New Additions

BOTE would like to welcome ResortQuest and Salt & Light Outfitters to the BOTE and Brew for Wildlife fundraiser.

Our friends at ResortQuest are adding a free weekend stay at any ResortQuest property so you can enjoy your BOTE Paddleboard on the water.

In addition to the weekend stay at ResortQuest, our friend Dave Simmons with Salt & Light Outfitters is donating a two hour outing.  The outing will include basic paddleboard lessons and an adventure about the boat, Insight, and will be offered to the winner and one guest.   The winners will meet on the water side of the ECWR’s new property on Okaloosa Island where the winner and a guest will learn the basics of paddleboarding.  Then, they will load the boards on a boat and take off to the largest salt marsh between Pensacola and Panama City to do some flat water paddling in an undeveloped and unspoiled area of the Santa Rosa Sound.  While paddling through the marsh, the winner will experience the natural beauty that our area has to offer and encounter numerous species of birds, fish, and often, dolphins.

Cheers, to our newest sponsors making this event that much more incredible.

Good Luck!

Global Fish Aid presents: The 2nd Annual Crab Island Shootout

BOTE is excited to attend The Crab Island Shootout this Saturday, September 24.  All methods of fishing (Boat, Kayak, Paddleboard, Wading) are acceptable.  Fishing begins at 12:01 a.m., Sept. 24 and eligible fish for the one-day tournament are speckled trout, redfish and grouper. The weigh station on Crab Island will close at 3 p.m.

Registration for the tournament is $50 per angler and will include a ticket for beer and tasting trio of crawfish Monica, red beans and rice and crawfish etouffe, entertainment at Stinky’s Fish Camp, gear and gift card, Mojo Sportswear Visor and a $10 certificate. Food for the day of the event is available aboard the Sinkin’ Weenie.

Anglers can register at the captain’s party that will be held at Stinky’s Fish Camp at 5:30 p.m. on Friday. Dread Clampitt and Friends will be playing at Stinky’s. If they miss registering at the party, anglers can still register Saturday morning between 9-10 a.m. at Stinky’s Fish Camp.

The angler with the largest aggregate weight of a redfish and speckled trout will win $500 and an artist proof painting from marine artist Marty Wilson.

Second place, aggregate weight, will receive an artist proof painting from Wilson, a Mississippi artist and Gulf Coast conservationist.

The largest grouper to be weighed in will take home $250 and a Wilson painting. Second place grouper will also win art from Wilson.

The angler who takes all three categories for the largest redfish, speckled trout and grouper will receive an original piece of marine art by Wilson valued at more than $3,000, plus cash and prizes. For more info on the artist see

In addition to the fishing tournament, there will be live music on the water by Chris Jackson, Brandon Day & Wes, Red Rocket, Dock Holidays, Hotel Oscar, Nobody’s Outlaw, and The Sounds of Surf Country with Wild “B” and The Sons of Edward Teach.



BOTE Welcomes New Dealer: Watersports West in Largo, FL

BOTE Paddleboards would like to welcome Watersports West to our elite list of BOTE dealers.  We met Watersports West at Surf Expo in Orlando, FL last week where they picked up a wide variety of BOTE products.

Watersports West is a store with 14,000 sq. ft. located close to the water and Indian Rocks Beach. They are active in the products they carry and are experts in all aspects of watersports.  They are open 6 days a week and closed on Sundays.
They were started in 2001 by Steve and Mary LeVine and their goal is to bring our customers the latest watersports equipment from the best manufacturers.

Free Stand Up Paddle Surf Demo Days
For those that have an interest in racing, they have a 1 mile course that you can run during demos at the site. It’s easy to run and should be a lot of fun.
The water has finally warmed up and daylight savings time is back so we will be hosting free Standup Paddleboard demos almost every Wednesday through October from 5pm until dark.
Demos will be at Keegan Clair park in Indian Rocks Beach.
Click here for details or call (727) 517-7000.

Watersports West will be continuously updating their inventory with the latests BOTE products as well as several other industry leaders products.  Be sure to check them out!

BOTE Paddleboards picked up several new dealers at Surf Expo, so keep checking back, as we will be adding new dealers daily.