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. 


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

NEW Dealer: Strike Zone Fishing Jacksonville, Florida


Strike Zone, Jacksonville is the newest Bote Dealer.  In addition to Bote Paddleboards, Strike Zone offers everything that you need for your fishing needs.  Strike-Zone is Jacksonville’s premier outdoor store!!! 

If you have questions about their current stock, please call 1-855-253-ZONE.

Strike-Zone is located at:

11702 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32246

Precision Paddleboards: Ft. Lauderdale

Precision Paddleboards is South Florida’s SUP speciality store and they now carry BOTE boards. They have the Gator Belly Model and the SUP Skiff in stock. They are located right across from the water and have a large stock of SUP boards in stock and offer demos and lessons. You can contact Josh Vajda at if you have any questions.

They are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 AM to 6 PM. They available on Mondays and evenings by appt.

They are located at:
3305 N Ocean Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

Phone: 877-954-4787

Precision Paddleboards has one of the best staffs on board to help you make the right choice when it comes to SUP, their staff is knowledgable and will be able to teach you the correct way to SUP (and SUP fish), you’ll be a pro in no time!

EVENT: The Destin Fishing Rodeo-Paddleboard Division

We are proud to announce that we will be sponsoring the 2011 Destin Fishing Rodeo.  The rodeo will be adding a paddle board fishing division for the first time ever!  The BOTE Paddle board fishing category will feature 2 prizes. 

1St Place- Largest Species caught from a Paddleboard, PRIZE: Fully Rigged BOTE Board

2nd Place- Second Largest Species caught from a Paddle Board, PRIZE: Yeti Cooler

The Destin Fishing Rodeo is an annual event that takes place during the Month of October in Destin, FL.  

Established in 1948, The Destin Fishing Rodeo is the ultimate fishing tournament for saltwater anglers of all ages.

  • Open Everyday – October 1st through October 31st.
  • The Rodeo is FREE to angler’s fishing aboard a registered boat in the Rodeo.
  • Weigh-ins everyday on the docks at A.J.’s Seafood & Oyster Bar from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.
  • Open to Private and Charter Boats.
  • Fishing on pier bridge jetty is free for anglers 14 years and younger.  A $25 fee is required for anglers 15 and over.
  • Over 30,000 anglers compete throughout the month of October.
  • Over $100,000 awarded in cash and prizes.
  • Daily, weekly and overall prizes.
  • Junior, Teen, Ladies and Senior Divisions.
  • Virtually every gamefish is recognized with awards during the Rodeo. Whether you’re trolling inshore for King Mackerel, offshore for Marlin and Sailfish, or fishing the deep bottoms for Red Snapper and Grouper, you’ll be in the running for prizes.

For more rodeo info check out


Any angler fishing from a paddle board will be eligible for the rodeo.  As of now, there will be no entrance fee for those who enter their paddle boards into the rodeo.  The increasing popularity of paddle boarding in the area should make for a great turn-out at the rodeo!

NEW PRODUCT: The Gator Belly

Gator Belly
We will soon be offering a new product…a board that is nearly indestructible. We have decided to call the beast the “Gator Belly”.  The board has the same dimensions as our 12′ BOTE Board. The Gator Belly series features several unique features that are definitely industry firsts.

The most notable is the poly-urethane rubber coated rails and bottom.  You can literally drag the board across the concrete without damaging or scratching it (video to come). It adds about 4lbs of weight to the board.  The board also features and gator scale textured 8mm thick pad…the pad is truly awesome.

Pad and liner 


DEMO: Join Us at Joe’s Bayou

BOTE and Destin Athletic Club

Beginning this Saturday and continuing the first Saturday of every month, Bote and Destin Athletic Club will be doing a joint Paddle Class/Demo at various locations around the Destin Area.  This Saturday we will be at Joe’s Bayou near the Joe’s Bayou boat ramp.  Two time slots are available, 9:00 and 10:00 am.

The demo will consist of a short introduction to Stand Up Paddle Boarding accompanied with a 40 minute paddle session.  Any one is welcome to join us, the experience level will consist of first timers all the way to advanced trainers.  Stop by Destin Athletic Club (DAC) www.dacfitness.comnext to Innerlight surf shop in Destin to sign up, or email