Batten Down the Hatches!

The great white whale has surfaced and we call it THE AHAB. A 14′ fishing platform with a racing pedigree; THE AHAB is the ultimate combination of stability, speed, and versatility. THE AHAB combines a racing style hull for speed with a large flat deck and is outfitted with multiple tackle rac receivers, cooler tie downs, bungee tie downs and through holes for a stake-out pole. Ye best be ready for the adventure of ye life with the captain of all paddle boards!!!


- 14 Feet Long
- 34 Inches Wide
- 8 Inch Variable Thickness
- 39 lbs.
- Displacement Race Hull
- “V” Nose Entry
- EPS Foam Core
- Four Layer Fiberglass Construction


1. Front Bungee Net
2. Gortex© Vent System
3. Raised Platform Rail
4. Through Holes (For Stake Pole)
5. Cooler Cleats
6. Tackle Rac Recievers
7. Tail Bungee Net
8. Deep “V” Nose Entry
9. Double Concave Hull
10. Single Fin Box


Max-Weight: 500 lbs.
Age Group: 16+ Years
Speed: Fast*
Stability: Excellent*

*Compared to boards of Similar Sizes

Check out the AHAB in action, featuring Captain Linda Cavitt!

BOTE Ahab 14′ Fishing Paddle Board from BOTE Paddleboards on Vimeo.

THE AHAB is now available for PRE-ORDER*:

*With VERY limited quantities, full payment is required with pre-order.

Email  your order today!

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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

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!





GUSU Panhandle SUP Classic Race Series: Race 1 Recap!

The GUSU Race series has begun! BOTE is a proud sponsor this year, and couldn’t be more excited to participate.

The kickoff race was hosted in Niceville, FL at the Northlight Marina. The conditions were sunny and still! Perfect for a race!

BOTE racers took 1st in a number of divisions! BOTE’s Magda Cooper took 1st in the 4 mile 12’6″ Women’s Elite on her Matte White Wraith SS, while Corey took 3rd in the 14′ Men’s Elite on a Gonzo SS. Pete Buzzelli took 1st and Jamie Fedorka took 2nd in the 14′ Men’s Elite, both on Matte Black Gonzo SS boards. BOTE also took 1st in the 12’6″ Men’s division with Ethan Luppert on a Matte Black Wraith SS.

There were a number of BOTE boards out there, and BOTE couldn’t be happier about the growing number of BOTE racers at each race!

Congrats to all of the racers out there! Below are the official results:

Race results from Race 1 of PSUP Classic:

Race 1 of Panhandle Stand Up Paddleboard Classic

4 Mile
14′ Mens Elite
1 Pete Buzzelli 0:46:46
2 Jamie Fedorka 0:48:17
3 Corey Cooper 0:48:40
4 Dave Meadows 0:48:51
5 David Leach 0:49:10
6 Scott Kennedy 0:51:10
7 Zach Retting 0:51:12
8 Phil Summers 0:52:05
9 Edward Rudzki 0:52:40
10 Jeff Hood 0:53:20
11 Rick Moore 0:53:42
12 Dave Vail 0:55:10
13 Jeff Troy 0:57:25
14 Kent Sutton 0:58:12
15 Mark Chrisman 0:59:32
16 Jim Cunningham 1:11:20
12’6 Mens Elite
1 Ethan 0:48:20
2 Trapper Chechak 0:49:50
3 Jack Archer 0:51:27
4 Jeremy Cerone 0:52:28
5 Noal Smith 0:53:20
6 James Mcphee 0:53:50
7 David Simmons 0:56:40
8 Dr. Danger 1:02:20
9 Doug Adams 1:05:37
10 Chris Akon 1:10:20
12’6 Womens Elite
1 Magda Cooper 0:49:00
2 Jessica Delao 0:51:31
3 Bernadette Leach 0:51:43
4 MJ 0:58:37
5 Gina Seton 0:58:57
6 Donna Bandy 1:00:07
7 Joan Vinoit 1:03:35
8 Beata kundra DNF
12’6 Mens Rec
1 Jake Williams 0:54:00
2 Stefan 0:54:58
3 Scott Calaman 0:57:37
4 Tanner 0:58:30
5 Josh Chrisman 0:58:50
6 Ron Newby 0:59:48
7 Michael Carpenter 1:01:20
8 Jeff Zimmerman 1:01:58
9 Dale Ringler 1:04:20
10 Scott Bisjolie 1:07:08
11 Jason Folley 1:12:00
12’6 Womens Rec
1 Theresa Woodley 0:58:59
2 Regina 1:02:15
3 Misty 1:02:20
4 Stacy Troy 1:03:31
5 Caitlyn Sweney 1:04:37
6 Kim Moore 1:05:03
7 Rachel 1:06:10
8 Lon Mahileck 1:06:22
9 Ashly Chrisman 1:06:44
10 Jamie Hord DNF
1 mile
1 Mario Jara 0:12:17
2 Chris Ibsen 0:12:40
3 Norbet Neberz 0:13:59
4 Bill Weldon 0:14:20
5 Dr. Danger 0:14:30
6 Bob Diehl 0:14:30
7 Matthew Anders 0:15:30
8 Kim Hill 0:15:41
9 Greg Anders 0:15:58
10 Tina Suton 0:16:11
11 Joe Nedoroscik 0:16:13
12 Linda Cunningham 0:16:15
13 Andy Becker 0:16:39
14 0:16:49
15 Matthew Smith 0:16:50
16 Chris St. John 0:17:00
17 Kristina Rowe 0:17:31
18 Heather Anders 0:18:15
19 Amber Smith 0:18:25
20 Jennifer Ostan 0:19:35
21 Kobe Babin 0:20:00
22 Allison Snow 0:20:11
23 Cameron 0:22:30
24 Savana hill 0:24:10
25 Jimmie Bisjolie 0:24:15

Thank you to Helendall Photography and Steve Luppert for the photos! Check’em out!


This weekend is the 15th Annual Key West Paddleboard Classic!

For all race info, please visit See y’all there!!

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FREE DEMOS… Everyday!!

BOTE knows that not everyone has tried stand up paddling before and wants to encourage everyone to give it a shot! That is why BOTE offers FREE DEMOS everyday during business hours at both the Destin and Gulf Breeze location!

Since the Gulf Breeze location happens to be directly on the water, BOTE decided to have an impromptu Demo Day to bring friends, old and new, together with one thing in common… paddling!

Thank you to Paddle Destin for coming out to paddle, and for taking some photos!

It was a fun and beautiful day for paddling, and BOTE wants everyone to come and try out a board, so be sure to visit either location for a free demo!

BOTE Boards: Destin
383 Harbor Boulevard (HWY 98)
Destin, FL 32541

BOTE Boards: Gulf Breeze
47A Gulf Breeze Parkway
Gulf Breeze, FL 32561

Salty Shores Interview: Surf Expo 2012

Thanks to Sam Root ( and Leslie Kolovich ( for taking the time to interview BOTE at the Surf Expo Show in Orlando. 


Be sure to check often to get a glimpse of the latest and greatest in the industry. 

And tune in and listen to SUP Radio Show (www.supradioshow) where you can learn about the latest news in the SUP world.

BOTE at The Mayor’s SUP Cup @New Smyrna Beach

BOTE headed over to New Smyrna beach for the Mayor’s SUP Cup on November 19, 2011.  The event was a 2 day event, Saturday there was a 6 mile Elite course and 2 mile Rec Course.  Sunday a SUP surf competition was held. 

Congrats to Magda Cooper for her 2nd Place finish in the Womens 12’6″ Elite Class, Magda was riding a WRAITH.

 We’d also like to congratulate all other racers (Rick Moore, Corey Cooper, Andrew Bowden, Joey McGeoy, and Terry Perkins) that were aboard a BOTE, for some it was their first race, all of these individuals have made improvements and are moving their way up the ladder quickly!

Thanks to Paddleboard New Smyrna Beach for putting together a great Race, we will be sure to put it on our calendars for next year!!!


Mens 14’ Elite

1.Packet Casey-1:11.00
2.Chris Stephan- 1:13.28
3.Brad Ward-1:15.16
4.Ty Miller-1:16.27
5.Chip Bock-1:18.24
6.Chris Taylor-1:19.52
7.Andrew White-1:21.08
8.Justin Cook-1:21.40
9.Brent Brown-1:23.33
10.Corey Cooper-1:23.41
11.Sandy Deeley-1:24.20
12.Adam Cain-1:27.41
13.Conrad Garcia-1:29.22
14.Rick Moore-1:30.03
15.Dave Meadows-1:30.45
16.Jay Boggess-1:32.02
17.Alex DeShazer-1:41.05
18.Charlie Mucciolo-1:42.28
19.Alan Mackenzie-1:45.24
Mens 12’6” Elite

1.Mark Athanacio-1:14.54
2.Reid Nelson-1:18.18
3.Matt Wise-1:20.00
4.Pete Buzzelli-1:21.51
5.Martin Burzyaski-1:22.23
6.Andrew Gaucho-1:23.12
7.Jim Higgins-1:23.22
8.Frankie Abbruzziuo-1:24.16
9.Tony Ferreri-1:24.24
10.Richard Schwartz-1:24.30
11.Brandon Rahe-1:25.56
12.Chuck Hardin-1:26.15
13.Jason Meehan-1:26.20
14.David Dean-1:27.57
15.Raymond “Chip” King-1:28.40
16Andrew Bowden-1:29.40
17.Rob Alfieri-1:31.55
18.Jim Ruggiero-1:32.40
19.Boram Thompson-1:33.04
20.Barry Josepher-1:41.08
21.Evan Magee-1:42.37
22.Joe McGeoy-1:43.25

Womens 12’6” Elite

1.Helga Goebel-1:20.05
2.Magda Coope-1:22.16
3.Mary Anne Boyer-1:23.15
4.Mini Cunha-1:24.40
5.Allison Shirley-1:30.00
6.Katie Holt-1:40.30

Womens Junior Elite

1.Bailey Rosen-1:32.50
2.Annette Garcia-1:43.20
Mens 50+ Elite

1.Pete Bruzzelli-1:21.51
2.Jim Higgins-1:23.22
3.Richard Schwartz-1:24.30
4.David Rush-1:36.23

Men’s Junior Elite

1.Matt Wise-1:20.00
2.Jack Archer-1:28.55

Mens Elite OC-1

1.Gary Wise-1:01.02

Mens Prone Elite

1.Ricky Gehris-1:21.50

Mens Rec Race Stock Board

Lance Deciur-39.08
Brian Frepor-41.00
Kevin Barber-43.00
Terry Perkins-44.36
Mark Dean-48.49
Ty Keen-50.28
Micah Barber-1:10.25

Mens Rec 12’6” Race Board

 Zach Roery-38.21
Frank Tranchilla-38.26
Jeff Tobin-42.07
Conrad Jr. Garcia-47.03

Womens Rec Stock Board

Heather Wilcox-41.35
Jen Hayes-43.55
Cheryl Baker-44.39
Jennifer Steff-45.25
Alystra Lockard-50.02
Candice Accola-56.53
Sherry Bechtel-59.51

Womens Rec 12’6” Race Board

Sarah Langdon-41.08
Lori Hurley-42.04
Ann Dean-43.49
Jessica Cichra-44.29
Heather Hill-46.33
Ana Garcia-48.51

Special Rates for Battle On The Bayou, brought to you by RESORT QUEST


We would like to thank Resort Quest for their support of The Battle On the Bayou race which is just around the corner, taking place on December 10th at Scully’s on the Bayou in Fort Walton Beach.  Resort Quest is offering discounted prices at three of their locations.  Choose to stay in Fort Walton Beach or in Destin.

To book rates at the discounted ratres below guests can call the 24 hour Reservations Line at 800-380-4808 and refer to “Battle on The Bayou” group code #A1177.  If the below condos dont suit your needs, Resort Quest has multiple locations throughout the Beaches of the Emerald Coast so be sure to call their reservations specialists.

Waterscape Resort in Fort Walton Beach -          One Bedroom Condos sleeping 4-6 guests $105-$120 per night Two Bedroom Condos sleeping 6-8 guests $125-$160 per night Three Bedroom Condos sleeping 8-10 guests $170-$215 per night 

Island Echoes Resort in Fort Walton Beach -           One Bedroom Condos sleeping 4 guests $95 per night Two Bedroom Condos sleeping 6-8 guests $105 per night Three Bedroom Condos sleeping 8 guests $145-$170 per night

  Sundestin Resort in Destin One Bedroom Condos sleeping 4-6 guests $70-$90 per night Two Bedroom Condos sleeping 6 guests $100-$135 per night Three Bedroom Condos sleeping 8 guests $180 per night


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!!

PACIFICO Paddle Challenge, St. Pete Beach

BOTE Racers Magda Cooper and Matt Lantrip headed down to St. Pete to participate in the Pacifico Paddle Challenge.  The course was 3 laps with short beach runs inbetween each lap. 

Matt charged from the start and was in the lead for the 14′ Men’s Division from the start.  Matt was riding the 14′ Gonzo. 

Magda was riding the 12’6″ Wraith and finished 2nd for the women’s 12’6″ Division. 

We will post results from the race as soon as they are up.  Congrats to Matt and Magda for some great racing down in St. Pete. 

Thank You to and Pacifico Beer for a great day of racing, food, and fun!  We look forward to your future events!