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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...

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...

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...

BOTE Beer: The Last Cowboy - A Banquet Beer

BOTE Beer: The Last Cowboy - A Banquet Beer

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Introducing The Last Cowboy - our banquet beer. This premium American-style lager has a classic flavor profile that’s an oldie but a goodie, with a few twists and turns (we can’t help ourselves). And boy, it does not disappoint.
Beginner’s Guide to SUP & Kayak Trips

Beginner’s Guide to SUP & Kayak Trips

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Beginner’s Guide to SUP & Kayak Trips If going off the grid for a couple of days to enjoy the great outdoors sounds equally exciting and daunting, you’ve come to the right place. At BOTE, we firmly believe getting outside isn’t just good for the soul; it’s essential. But the first multi-day or overnight trip can seem slightly overwhelming and for good reason. It’s easy enough to pack up everything you could possibly need for an overnight SUP/kayak trip, but it’s a different story when it’s time to load those items onto your SUP or kayak and lug it back...

72 Hours in Destin, Florida

72 Hours in Destin, Florida

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72 Hours in Destin, Florida Coined as the “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village”, Destin, Florida, is known for its white sand beaches and easy access to deep sea fishing. But locals think of it as a once small fishing village that morphed into a tourist hot spot over the course of the last few decades. If you’re anything like us, there’s no better way to experience a new destination than to do as the locals do. Well, we can tell you, most locals don’t spend three back-to-back days alternating between slamming cold ones on the beach and napping through sunburns. As...

Party Island on Lady Bird Lake

Party Island on Lady Bird Lake

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Even if it weren’t a weekend-long stand up paddle boarding party on a lake, this event would have us hooked from the getgo. The name is epic: Party Island on Lady Bird Lake. Sign us up. The cherry on top is that it is, in fact, a collection of SUP-lovers looking to have a good time with fellow water mongers like themselves.
The Only Labor Day Gear Guide You’ll Need

The Only Labor Day Gear Guide You’ll Need

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Labor Day is right around the corner, and it's one of our favorite holidays for getting outside and enjoying the last stretch of summer. We've put together this definitive guide for your Labor Day outings, including our top gear picks for paddlers, kayakers, and loungers of all levels.