SOX for your BOTE!

It’s like sunscreen for your board!

PROTECT your BOTE board with these everyday SUP socks! The protect your board from the elements, and especially the sun! Slip them on for the car ride, or while boards are sitting on the beach after a race, paddle, or surf session! Easy and light for everyday use!

BOTE Sox
-25.5″ Wide
-Heavy duty Anti-UV Material
-4 way stretch fabric
-Suits boards 10’6″ to 14′

BOTE Sox includes a board sock and multi-functional bag that can double as a paddle sock! Check it out!

Click HERE to order yours today!

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BOTE meets Bug Slinger™!

The BOTE Brand and the Bug Slinger™ Fly Gear Brand have a lot in common. Both developed on the idea of wanting to evolve something simple into something new and hip; BOTE and Bug Slinger™ have taken stand up paddleboards and fly fishing gear to an exciting new level. While BOTE created advanced and industry first stand up paddleboards- that were also aesthetically cool; Bug Slinger™ took fly fishing gear and added artistic designs that reflect a fresher insight to the sport, to create clothing and accessories that are an outward expression of the way fly fishing is viewed.

It was a no brainer that BOTE and Bug Slinger™ should team up to create a line of visually and physically awesome limited edition boards. BOTE boards will be launching the classic 12’ BOTE Board featuring the Bug Slinger™  “Tarbone” design, and the 12’ BOTE HD featuring the “Glider” design.

BOTE’s brand was built around “Fish. Paddle. Surf.” whereas Bug Slinger™ is about “Fly Fishing, Life, Style.” Do both with these Limited Edition* boards!

We’re STOKED!

We took our Classic 12′ BOTE board and incorporated the Bug Slinger Fly Gear “Tarbone” design which features cool multicolored Tarpon and bone fish artwork.

The 12′ BOTE HD glides across the water even better with the Bug Slinger™ Fly Gear’s “Glider” design featuring a watercolor top and flying fish images on the bottom.

*These won’t be around forever. Click HERE to order!

Check out Rob McAbee, of Bug Slinger™, as he chases redfish in North Florida on the BOTE HD with his crew.
This is where it all began…

Fly Nation Season 2 – North Florida Trailer from Vantage Point Media House on Vimeo.

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Introducing the LOWRIDER!

Get lower, get faster! The Lowrider blends the boundary of recreational boards and race boards. The board geometry offers a true transitional board never offered in stand up paddling. BOTE has combined the surf style deck, with a slightly wider race board hull. The result? A perfectly balanced board that is comfortable and FAST!

Check out the specs!

The Lowrider will be available in 3 different colors, as well as a special edition. The Lowrider is now available for pre order by clicking here!

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Cobia World Championship announces First ever SUP Division!

Harbor Docks Charities Announces Changes to Cobia World Championships

First Ever Stand-up Paddle Board Division; New Weigh Station in Pensacola 

Destin, FL – February 2013 – Cobia fishing’s premier tournament, the Cobia World Championships, is adding a new twist for 2013. The tournament, which has taken place at Destin’s Harbor Docks Restaurant for over 20 years, has partnered with Bote Boards, to introduce a Stand-Up Paddle Board Division. The angler who lands the largest cobia on a paddle board during the tournament will be awarded a new BOTE Board donated by the Destin store.

“Fishing on S.U.P.s is rapidly increasing in our area, and across the nation,” says Eddie Morgan, Tournament Director, “since cobia migrate just off the beach in our waters, they are a perfect species to target on a paddle board. Catching a large one on a board will be quite the challenge, but people are catching sailfish on them, so why not cobia?”

The Cobia World Championships is also announcing a partnership with Pensacola’s Outcast Bait & Tackle, thus allowing boats fishing the tournament to weigh their catch at the Pensacola tackle shop. Traditionally, boats have been required to weigh their catch at the official weigh station at Harbor Docks, essentially making the tournament exclusive to Destin boats.

“Most of the best cobia fishermen in the world fish are out of either Destin or Pensacola,” Morgan said, “adding a scale at Outcast allows more of those fishermen to compete against each other for the right to be the World Champion.”

The 2013 Cobia World Championships will kick off on Friday, March 22 at 6:00 pm at Harbor Docks Restaurant, the first day of fishing will follow on March 23 and the tournament will end on May 5, 2013. A representative for the Cobia World Championships will be in Pensacola at Outcast’s tournament kickoff party on March 21 to register boats wishing to fish the tournament.

Along with the new S.U.P. World Championship division, boats may also compete for the Overall World Championships, Ladies World Championships, Donut Hole Junior World Championships, Most fish Caught 50 Pounds and Over, and a division for smaller vessels, the 28’ and Under World Championships.

Harbor Docks Restaurant will also serve host to the Crab Cruncher Classic cobia tournament. The weekend tournament will take place at Harbor Docks from Thursday, April 11, 2013 through Sunday, April 14, 2013, with top cobia fishing teams converging on the Destin Harbor to compete for a total purse well over $200,000.

The Cobia World Championships and Crab Cruncher Classic serve as Harbor Docks Charities’ main fundraisers for their 19th Annual Take-A-Kid Fishing Day, held Sunday, November 3, 2013. In 2012, the tournaments combined to pay out over $155,000 in cash and prizes and raised over $15,000 for the 18th Annual Take-A-Kid Fishing Day.

“Our goal is to treat 500 underprivileged children to a memorable day of fishing aboard some of Destin’s finest charter boats. People don’t realize that many local children have never even seen the gulf,” Morgan added, “We just want to take them fishing.

Formerly known as Rally for Recreation (founded in 1986), Harbor Docks Charities hosts numerous fundraising events throughout the year including the Cobia World Championships and Crab Cruncher Classic fishing tournament as well as the Caddyshack Classic Golf Tournament and Harbor Docks Charity Auction.

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If you’d like more information about the Cobia World Championships, please visit www.cobiaworldchampionships.com. You may also call Eddie Morgan at (850) 837-2506 or email Eddie at eddiem84@gmail.com.

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We’re getting ready for Surf Expo!

 

It’s that time of year again and we’re gearing up! We’ll be at Surf Expo in Orlando, September 5-8. We’re in Booth 771 at the expo, and Booth 38 on Demo Day (maps below), so be sure to stop on by and see us! We will have our 2012 line up, and will be revealing some new boards off of our 2013 line up! If you would like to make an appointment, please email tiffany@boteboard.com to set up a time.

Here is a schedule of events:

Wednesday, September 5

12:00 – 5:00 pm

Demo Day at the Orlando Watersports Complex


Thursday, September 6

8:00 am
Show Opens
8-10
Consumables: Product Sampling, Lobby
10:30
Fashion Show
11:00
SUP Demo/Fitness On Board Yoga
11:30
Seminar: Creating New Profit Centers with New Categories: Take advantage of current trends in consumables to fuel your growth
12:00 pm
Skate Demo
1:00
SUP Demo/Fishing
1:30
Fashion Show
2:00
Seminar: BRA Tricks of the Trade Series: Customizing your Customer Service
2:00
Skate Demo/Madd Gear
3:00
SUP Demo
3:00
Seminar: Pinning for Gold: How to Use Pinterest to Promote Your Shop & Improve Sales
4:00
Fashion Show, presented by Transworld Business
6:00
Show Closes/Happy Hour
6:00
Transworld Wake Awards presented by RockStar Energy Drink. Room S320
6:30
Peabody Fashion Show

Friday, September 7

8:00 am
Show Opens
8-10
Consumables: Product Sampling, Lobby
10:30
Fashion Show
11:00
SUP Demo/Fitness On Board Yoga
11:30
Seminar: How Retailers Can Save Thousands in Taxes and Become Invincible to Lawsuits
12:00 pm
Skate Demo
1:00
SUP Demo/Fishing
1:30
Fashion Show
2:00
Seminar: Surfing to Diving: One Man’s Relationship to the Ocean
2:00
Skate Demo/Madd Gear
3:00
SUP Demo
3:00
Seminar: Commit to the Next Wave: A simple code of commitment for success in life and business
4:00
Fashion Show, presented by Transworld Business
6:00
Show Closes/Happy Hour
6:30
AWSI Industry Awards Party
6:30
Christian Surfers Worship Service
7:30
Surf Expo Industry Party, presented by Sanuk, Typhoon Lagoon

Saturday, September 8

9:00 am
Show Opens
10:30
Fashion Show
11:00
SUP Demo/Fitness On Board Yoga
11:30
Seminar: E-Commerce and the Law: Helping your business stay current on pressing legal issues relating to internet law
12:00 pm
Skate Demo
1:00
SUP Demo/Fishing
1:00
Fashion Show
2:00
Skate Demo
1:30
Seminar: Freediving in a Surfing World
3:00
SUP Demo
4:00

ICAST 2012!

We are gearing up for the iCast 2012expo next week, June 11-13! in Orlando, FL!

The International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, better known as ICAST, is the world’s largest sportfishing trade show annually hosting 7,000 members of the sportfishing industry representing 63 countries. ICAST is produced by the American Sportfishing Association (ASA), the sportfishing industry’s trade association, which looks out for the interests of the entire sportfishing community.

ICAST is the premier showcase for the latest innovations in fishing gear, accessories and apparel and is the cornerstone of the sportfishing industry, helping to drive sportfishing companies’ product sales year round.

This will be BOTE’s first time to ICAST, and we are very excited to go and represent the sport of SUP Fishing!

Come visit us in booth 227!

For an interactive map, and list of all the 2012 Exhibitors, click here!

Again, BOTE is excited to go and represent SUP Fishing as the only SUP vendor, so come on by our booth and check us out!

See you in 5 days and follow us and our ICAST experience on Facebook and Twitter!

 

 

 

Castaway Island Race at Lake Martin Recap!

June 30th marked the 1st Castaway Island Paddle Board Race at Anchor Bay Marina on Lake Martin, AL. The race was part-sponsored by BOTE Dealer Lake Martin Dock Company.

A number of BOTE’s made the trip up to race the 1 mile rec race, 3 mile elite race, and 1/2 mile sprint race.

The weather was hot, and the race was fun! BOTE had a great time and is looking forward to the next one!!

Congrats to all of the racers!

Below are the results:

Castaway Island Paddle Board Race Results, The One Mile Race:
1. 13:55 Guy Huie
2. 14:39 Ben Morris
3. 14:49 Banks Petrey
4. 15:15 Ross Bailey
5. 15:28 Micheal Payne
6. 15:57 Kevin Voyles
7. 16:20 Tony Gaede
8. 17:56 Kristine Dobbs
9. 18:54 Ashlyn Jones
Castaway Island Paddle Board Race Results, The Three Mile Race:
1. 35:44 Pete Buzzelli
2. 38:34 Magda Cooper
3. 39:32 Corey Cooper
4. 39:53 Rick Moore
5. 43:51 Michael Etienne
6. 43:58 Chris Pignato
7. 45:46 Mike Pearson
8. 47:17 Travis Krauel
9. 48:43 Kim Moore
Castaway Island Paddle Board Race Results, The 1/2 Mile Sprint Race:
1. 6:11 Pete Buzzelli
2. 6:22 Corey Cooper
3. 6:38 Rick Moore
4. 6:41 Magda Cooper
5. 6:54 Michael Etienne
6. 7:26 Ben Morris
7. 7:54 Guy Huie
8. 8:12 Kevin Voyles
9. 8:56 Tony Gaede
10. 9:07 Banks Petrey
11. 9:12 David McGirt
12. 9:43 Michael Payne
13. 10:04 Jodie McGirt
14. 11:47 Minerva Huie
15. 11:56 Jake Litz
16. 11:57 Luke Knight
17. 12:09 Jack Coley
18. 12:22 David Powers
19. 12:52 Keith Hamrick
20. 13:01 Tricia Hurd Reaves
BOTE Team riders took places 1-4 in both the 3 mile elite and 1/2 sprint!For all of the details on the race, click here!
Thank you again to Paddle Destin for coming with us, and for the pictures!
Thank you for having us, and we’ll see you at the next race!!
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SUP Splash Series: Lake Lanier Race Recap!

The SUP Splash series is back with all of its original five venues from last year throughout the Southeast along with two new races. The race venues will include the Chattahoochee River, Lake Lanier, Savannah, Blue Ridge, Treasure Island, Fl, Chattanooga, St. Simons Island and the series finale in St. Pete as the Pacifico Paddle Challenge.

Saturday, June 23, the BOTE team headed up to Lake Lanier to take part in the second race of the series. There were 98 racers that competed in the Elite Division course which circumnavigated the Lake Lanier Islands for a distance of 7.75 miles, and the Recreational Division will be an out and back course of 3 miles.

BOTE Rider Ethan Luppert took first in the Men’s 12’6″ Elite on his 12’6″ Wraith SS, while newest team rider, Bernadette Leach took first in the Women’s 12’6″ Elite, also on a 12’6″ Wraith SS! Go team BOTE!!

Other placers on BOTE boards include, Pete Buzzelli taking 1st in his age category in the Men’s 14′ Elite on a 14′ Gonzo SS and Kim Moore taking 3rd in the Women’s 12’6″ Rec Race on a 12’6″ Wraith Tour! Y’all are awesome!

For complete results, click here! And for more information on the SUP Splash Series, you can visit their website at SUPSplashRace.com

Thank you to Paddle Destin, for all of the great pictures!

See y’all at the next race!! In the meantime, keep up with us on Facebook and Twitter!