Over the years the SipaBoards team has travelled all over the world for a bunch of different reasons. We’ve had meetings about construction abroad, tested our boards at dedicated facilities, scoured the land for great rivers and lakes to SUP on, and, of course, showed off the smartest and hottest SUP on the water to curious paddlers everywhere we went. This is somehow fitting, given the fact that we’re constantly promoting SipaBoards with the tagline “Taking you further”, as well as the fact that the idea for SipaBoards came not at home, but while travelling in neighboring Croatia.
Let’s take a look at some of the amazing waters that SipaBoards have taken us to. SipaBoards launched in after a KickStarter campaign in 2014. Team members were on the ground in the USA to gather support and spread the word. Waters were paddled in Florida’s Miami, the Outer Banks in North Carolina, and the Potomac River right in the heart of the nation’s capital DC.
Inside our home country, Slovenia, there probably isn’t a lake or stream we haven’t tried to paddle on. Nonetheless, we have some favorite spots. As far as scenery goes it’s hard to beat Lakes Bled and Bohinj, and when we want some white water thrills we sometimes even try traversing the river that nearly connects the two lakes.
Weekend-long meetings and conferences are another great opportunity for the SipaBoards team to check out some awesome SUP spots in other countries. One of our first partners lived on Lake Ägeri in Switzerland and some of our first trips to contact potential retailers and SUP clubs were made with him.
Conferences and trade fairs like Paddle Expo or Outdoor Retailer have seen us paddle Silbersee in Nuremberg or Lake Tahoe in Utah, while ISPO in Munich even had SipaBoards showing off in a slightly different water: an indoor pool!
The Sipa team has certainly enjoyed, if you’ll pardon the pun, going with the flow. That’s only logical, of course, as self-inflating boards certainly make it a breeze to just pull over and hit the water whenever we drive past a lake or river. But SipaBoards themselves have an even bigger reach than the team itself, with customers sending us in awesome pics from their sessions on a regular basis.