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.


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

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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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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.

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!

The BOTE SUP Skiff- Stand Up Paddle Board Fishing

Bote SUP Skiff (fishing paddleboard)

We now offer many of our “add-ons” in a package that we call the “SUP Skiff”.  We believe that all these accessories combined together complement each other perfectly to create a Stand Up Paddle Skiff or SUP Skiff.  Although we have offered these accessories in the past, we now offer them in a package to reduce the overall cost of the gear. 

The SUP Skiff includes: the BOTE fishing post, deck mounted rod holder (with option inserts available), 35qt YETI cooler (with lid pad, strap down kit, 2 gimbal mount rod holders and paddle clip).

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BOTE at 2011 Miami International Boat Show!

Visit the 70th Miami International Boat Show & Strictly Sail Website!

Bote Paddleboards will be attending the 2011 Miami Internaltion Boat Show.  Please take the time to stop by and visit with us at the show.  We will have plenty of boards to see and to buy!  See ya there.

Feb 17-21 2011
Building: CONV. CTR. Booth: 4168

Bote Board with Yeti Cooler

Check out the Bote Board rigged with the 35QT Yeti Cooler ( ).  The cooler can be attached to the front of the board or moved up under the leaning post and turned into a seat.  Bote only uses the best materials so it would make sense that a Bote Board should be rigged with the best coolers!

The video shows how stable the board is rigged with the cooler…even in chop, the wind was also blowing about 15mph.  Stay tuned for more!