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Beneath the Surface Podcast: Stand Apart, Together

Beneath the Surface Podcast: Stand Apart, Together

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Episode 67 //Stand Apart, together Welcome to the sixty-seventh installment of BOTE’s Beneath The Surface podcast. In this episode, Wil Beaucher, BOTE’s Film Director, sits down with Daniel Koval and Kristin Kuba, two top American freediving athletes based in Hawaii. They’re deep divers heading to the top of their game with a bright future ahead of them in the competitive arena. So sit back, press play, and enjoy. Coming at you direct, from the middle of nowhere, to the center of everywhere. Shop the Podcast Rover Aero Micro Skiff Classic Teak Shop Rover Aero Inflatable Dock 7 Classic Shop Docks...

SUP History: Hawaiian Roots

SUP History: Hawaiian Roots

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The History of Stand Up Paddle Boarding If you’ve been to a lake, river, or ocean in the past decade or so, chances are you stumbled across a rental shop for SUPs. Stand up paddle boarding has become quite a craze in recent years, and for good reason. You can SUP in just about any body of water and it’s much more user-friendly than its not-so-distant cousin, the surfboard. But what, exactly, is the paddle board origin story? And how has it become what it is today? Going all the way back to B.C. time and following SUP-like boards across...

BOTE Presents // Ohana

BOTE Presents // Ohana

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BOTE Presents //Ohana Photography: Sean Murphy Videography: Tyler Trant The Big Island of Hawaii spans 93 miles wide and encompasses beautiful colored-sand beaches and lush rainforests. There lives Leilani Kaiawe-LaCuesta. A true Hawaiian whose lineage dates back to the 1700s. She lives and breathes her heritage and respects all that have paved the way for her. Leilani spends her time doing what makes her happy. She crafts traditional Hawaiian goods and gifts them to those she feels are worthy and who will truly represent her work. After taking us through her life and day-to-day on the island, Leilani reminds us...

Taloa

Taloa

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BOTE Presents //taloa Story: amber scheelPhotography: Sean Murphy Videography: COLORBLIND MEDIA From growing up surfing daily to becoming a Hollywood artist turned family man - Chris Taloa's deep appreciation for his homeland of Hawaii and mentality of always remaining pure of heart has shaped his life and how he shares it with the world. He embodies the true spirit of Hawaii from the culture to the sport of surfing, his love for all things water, and the spiritual vibe that brings people from all over the world. He believes the mix of people it attracts is one of the best...

Tennessee's Grand Canyon • Tennessee River - SUP the State Part 4

Tennessee's Grand Canyon • Tennessee River - SUP the State Part 4

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Tennessee’s Grand Canyon - SUP the State - Part 4 Paddling the Tennessee River means towering limestone cliffs, dramatic mountain views and the 26-mile section through the Tennessee River Gorge, known as the Little Grand Canyon. There’s remarkable beauty in any season. In the spring and summer, bald eagle and osprey sightings are common. In the fall the mountains seemingly glow from the changing leaves, and the winter offers a quiet serenity. The most popular spot to launch a paddle board is in downtown Chattanooga, which offers city skyline views and the city’s iconic “four bridges” perched a dizzying 140...

How To: Install Your Aero Sandspear Sheath

How To: Install Your Aero Sandspear Sheath

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BOTE Employee Zack explains how to install your Sandspear Sheath.
Beneath the Surface Podcast: Kentucky Road Trip

Beneath the Surface Podcast: Kentucky Road Trip

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Episode 66 //Kentucky Road Trip Welcome to the sixty-sixth installment of BOTE’s Beneath The Surface podcast. In this episode, Corey and crew sit down to recount their recent trip north to the Kentucky Adventure Trail. 4 guys. 4 bikes. 5 days. 12 total hours of sleep. 800 miles. 14 inches of rain, hail and snow. In other words, it was a "dumpster fire" as Corey recalls. So sit back, press play, and enjoy. Coming at you direct, from the middle of nowhere, to the center of everywhere. Shop the Podcast Zeppelin Aero 12′6″ Inflatable Kayak Verge Camo Shop Zeppelin Kayaks...

Oktoberfest: BOTE Beer Edition

Oktoberfest: BOTE Beer Edition

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With Oktoberfest—otherwise known as beer festival season in the U.S.—upon us, we’re taking a look back at our namesake collaborations with Destin Brewery and what makes each beer so damned delicious.
Choosing a SUP or Kayak for Expedition

Choosing a SUP or Kayak for Expedition

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Choosing a SUP or Kayak for Multi-Day Paddling Trips & Expeditions Hiking to remote campsites and overland camping are classic means of transportation for accessing off-the-beaten-path campsites with minimal water access, but you just can’t beat a multi-day paddling trip. The most unique destinations often call for water travel and with the growing popularity of paddle boarding, it’s no wonder that outdoor enthusiasts have leaned into incorporating SUPs into their camping trips. Whether it’s an overnight outing, a weekend warrior escape, or a multi-week adventure, SUP and kayak camping is a pretty epic option to create an equally epic camping...