Posted by: Taylor Rambo
A few weeks ago my brother Brandon and I, along with Will Taylor from SUP Magazine made the trip out to Lake powell to do some paddling and explore all that the area has to offer... We loaded up the Subaru with 12'6" Voyagers, a Coastal Cruiser, all the gear, and headed inland in search of water! It was definetly a great place to paddle, with nothing but calm water, and incredible scenery as far as the eye can see.
Subaru hooked us up with a Car for the weekend, and documented the Journey... Thanks guys!
Below we go over the 12'6" Voyager, Riviera Line of SUP's (8' Nugget, 9'2 NUGG, 10'6, & 11'6), as well as the Riviera 10'6" Inflatable... Stay tuned for reviews of the 2013 Riviera Paddles.
The US SUP Tour invaded HB last weekend for some SUP racing and SUP Surf Competition. After our sucess at the Santa Cruz Shootout, we couldn't pass up another SUP Surf Contest. We had almost the whole team enter including Karl Ring, Tommy Lloy, Joe Aaron, Matthew Hughes, Drew Brophy, and Mike Baker... Even Christian Fletcher did the comp on his custom T. Patterson Rising Sun.
The comp saw good waves and some stacked competition. Our guys did well with Mike Baker winning the open division, and Tommy Lloy taking 3rd... Both on the T. Patterson Rising sun! Check out the video highlights and photos below!
Here are some video highlights of our trip to Santa Cruz. Surfing by Riviera,T. Patterson team rider Tommy Lloy, and Riviera Sales Manager Brandon Rambo.
We are proud to announce the newest members to the Riviera Family, The Brother team "Joe Aaron" and "Jordan Thomas" known as the "JOJO BROS". The JOJO Bros are accomplished Longboarders, Artists, Designers, and the list goes on... Check out their team page HERE, and for more info on their art and other ventures check out JOJOBROS.com
Here is a short clip they put together riding the 2013 Riviera 9'2" NUGG. The redesigned NUGG is becoming the board of choice for our team riders because it is great for nose riding.
Drew Brophy isn't afraid of huge waves or long drives, so we weren't surprised when he made the trip up to Oregon for the Nelscott Reef Challenge. Below are some photos and video from his trip, with captions by Drew.
Drew on a bomb... Nelscott Reef, video by Bruce Topp. (Drew riding the Ron House 10'6" Gun.)
What sets this board apart from a traditional SUP is it's Durability, Size, and Weight.
The Riviera Inflatable is the board of choice for River paddlers and Boaters where bouncing of rocks is mandatory. This go anywhere cruiser comes in at 21Lbs & 28Lbs in backpack with Pump and Repair Kit, making it perfect for travel.
Check out this video of Thomas making quick work of the 1.8 Mile ride up to Angora Lake with his inflatable SUP and Paddle.