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The DarkRoom

“We choose the name "DarkRoom" as an ode to the photographers of the past who had to physically ‘develop’ their work. We felt it to be an apt title in the sense that we are doing exactly the same development, only our craft is SUP.” says Corey Cooper, CEO and Lead Designer at BOTE. “The program is going to expand beyond our walls and into the customers hands through 'Competition Rewards' programs, special collaborations and small batch developmental boards. We will be connecting the dots between the end user and product development to speed up time to market with killer new design. We can run through 3 design iterations or changes in less than a week and have actual data to support our reasoning.”

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Surviving the Everglades

Describing this adventure is not easy. There are so many layers. Can I just write a super long run on sentence? I don't consider myself a writer even a little bit. Come to think of it, I didn't think of myself of a paddle boarder either, but I just paddled a little under a hundred miles in the Everglades in four days.

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Destin Fishing Rodeo

Today, October 1st, Marks the beginning of the 66th annual Destin Fishing Rodeo and more importantly the 4th year of BOTE's sponsorship of the SUP fishing division. We dreamed up the division out of pure desire to see anglers and SUPers show their skills during the month long fishing rodeo. Since day one, the participation has been intense. Everyday people battle over who can bring in the heaviest fish.

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