BOTE is spicing things up this summer by hosting a monthly Taco Tuesday at our Gulf Breeze location! It will be held the second Tuesday of each month and will entail fun races, which lengthen throughout the summer, sprint relays, and TACOS!

Summer is here and listed is the remaining schedule:

Time: 6PM with Fun Race starting at 6:45 and sprint relays to follow!
Cost $5

July 10- 2 mile fun race, sprint relay, TACOS.
August 14- 3 mile fun race, sprint relay, TACOS.
September 11- 4 mile fun race, sprint relay, TACOS.

So head on over after work; paddle, mingle, and enjoy tacos from Tijuana Flats in Pensacola!

Click HERE for directions!

Don’t have a board, or have never tried stand up paddling before? We will have demo boards available!

Water will be provided by Kentwood Springs, and you are welcome to a cold beer from our in-store tap, otherwise it’s BYOB!

If you have any questions, you can contact Tiffany Clemons at tiffany@boteboard.com or visit our Facebook event!

Check out some pictures from our first event! Thanks to various photographers for snapping them!

Thanks to everyone who came out, and thanks again to Tijuana Flats in Pensacola for the awesome food!

See y’all at the next one! In the meantime, find us on Facebook and Twitter!

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 (www.saltyshores.com) and Leslie Kolovich (www.supradioshow.com) for taking the time to interview BOTE at the Surf Expo Show in Orlando. 


Be sure to check www.saltyshores.com 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

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




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!!

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 www.martywilson.com.

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 at the GUSU paddleboard race this Saturday, September 17

Come hang out with us at the 3rd race of the series.  The race is located behind Pompano Joe’s and will start around 10:30 a.m.  Come say what’s up to us at the BOTE tent and try out some of the latest additions to our arsenal including our latest 12’6″ Wraith.

The new 12'6" Wraith. "Oooh, she's nice!", says Matt.

New nose design.

New handles!

JULY 30th: DEMO Day

 BOTE will be holding a Demo Day from 8 am until 1 pm on Saturday July 30th.  We will have the 12′ Bote, 12′ Gator Belly, 10’6 Flood, 12’6″ Wraith available for Demos (including the full fishing setup with Bote Rack and YETI cooler).   It is not necessary to have prior expierence in paddling to demo.  We will have staff available to teach basic paddling technique on site. 

The Demo will take place at the foot of the West End of the Marler Bridge in Destin.  Parking is available.

All ages are welcome, for any questions please call the BOTE Store in Destin @ 850-424-5010.  Also if you already own a paddleboard, please stop by for some tips on paddling technique.

***Demos will be available on a first come first serve basis, however if you call the BOTE store prior to Saturday and reserve a spot you will be given priority.



 From Destin, Head towards Ft Walton Beach, just after exiting off of Marler Bridge (Destin Bridge) take a left into parking located at the foot of the bridge.  From Ft. Walton Beach, just prior to entering Marler Bridge take a right into parking located at foot of bridge.