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Hold on! It's August already?? Where did the summer go?
If you've been as busy as we've been, many paddling gear items may have flown past you in a blink of an eye. We've put together a snapshot of 9 of them for your quick once-over. Who knows? One of them might catch your fancy... And the final item we tossed in just for some late summer "hanging out".

1. ElectraFin

by Current Drives

What Is It?

The ElectraFin® is an electric conversion kit for stand-up paddleboards that gives riders the power to go further with "Paddle Assist" technology. The compact motor mounts on any SUP and requires zero modifications. 

Why buy it?

If you are tired of fighting strong head winds and currents but want to explore more and stay out longer on your SUP, then the assistance of the ElectraFin® is what you're looking for. Just don't try to enter an organized SUP race with it...

How Do I Get One?

To turn your SUP into a human electric hybrid, visit www.currentdrives.com/

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2. Bay ST

by Oru Kayak

What is it?

The Bay is the original Oru Kayak, launched on Kickstarter and now in retailers around the world. The kayak folds up into it's own portable storage box and is stable enough for beginners, while the length and contouring make it fast and sporty for expert kayakers.

Why buy it?

The Bay is great for a variety of casual trips. Throw it in your car, check it on a plane, hike it into remote lakes. There's plenty of room in the assembled kayak to stash gear (or a picnic) for day trips and short camping excursions. Best of all, transforming The Bay kayak from box to boat takes just a few minutes.

How do I get one?

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3. Rio Grande

by Jarvis Boards

What is it?

The Rio Grande paddle board is a light weight wood SUP handcrafted in Austin, TX by Jarvis Boards. It features a displacement hull design making it a great paddleboard for fitness paddling, touring and racing.

Why buy it?

If you want to paddle American-made craftsmanship, then this is your next board. Like all Jarvis Boards, the Rio Grande is individually crafted in Austin, TX using recycled foam cores and real wood. The result is a board that is light weight at only 26 pounds and incredibly durable thanks to the wood construction.

How do I get one?

Order online directly from www.jarvisboards.com/

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4. PaddleCam Camera Mount

by Edgewater Innovation

What Is It?

PaddleCam is the only camera mount that lets you snap photos without fumbling for your camera and losing control of your boat. The unique design allows you to click the shutter while keeping your hand on your paddle. Have your camera within easy reach, yet never in your way.

Why buy it?

Never miss a paddling photo op again! Get great photos every time, even in adverse conditions! Engineered to be lightweight yet tough, it's not bulky and heavy like other mounts. Plus the quick-release feature leaves less than one ounce on your paddle when the camera's in your PFD pocket.

How do I get one?

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5. Rum Runner 12.5

by Point 65 Sweden

What is it?
The Rum Runner is a high-performance, modular, touring SUP with a displacement hull. The manageable sections are easy to carry and get back home in the back of your car. You can store them under your bed, in a closet or on the balcony of your condo.

Why buy it?
It's modular and super portable. Plus as a displacement hull SUP, it's especially suitable for touring as it is faster, has superior tracking capabilities and handles most paddling conditions a lot better than the standard flat hull SUP, which is good for riding waves, but not everyone wants to surf…

How do I get one?
Visit the Point 65 website: http://kayaks.point65.com/

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6. Kayak Lift & Launch

by The Dock Doctors

What is it?
This built-in ladder and launch platform raises and lowers up to 6 feet so you can safely and easily launch your kayak from your seawall. It also works great for paddleboards, canoes, and other small non-motorized crafts.

Why buy it?
If you live by a seawall or high dock, you know the balancing act and acrobatics it takes to get into your kayak. This launching device provides a smooth transition for you and your kayak to and from the top of your seawall or permanent dock system to the water.

How do I get one?
Go to their website: http://thedockdoctors.com/

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7. Tortuga

by Caribe SUP

What is it?
The Tortuga is one of the most rigid inflatable standup paddleboards out there!

Why buy it?
Convenience! The Tortuga SUP is extremely durable and it's lightweight (23 lbs) which makes it easy to transport. Plus can be easily folded and stored away when not in use.

How do I get one?
Order online at https://caribesup.com/

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8. 4 Place Kayak and Canoe Trailer

by Remackel Trailers

What is it?
A 4-place Canoe or Kayak Trailer that can easily convert to a utility trailer.

Why buy it?
It's the most multi-use trailer you will ever buy. You can haul 4 canoes or kayaks and remove the racks to haul up to 1700 lbs of brush, mulch and even a lawnmower or ATV!

How do I get one?
Go to their website: www.remackeltrailers.com

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And now, the giant-sized pinata, AKA: The TreePod


What is it?
Yes, in reality it is a treehouse that is easy to set up and take-down and is very tree-friendly (no nails!). But, and maybe it's just us, doesn't it look like a piñata party waiting to happen? Just fill with lots of candy...

Why buy it?
Watch this video to see how great it is to have a treehouse in the backyard!

The TreePod has a quick set up, without the hassle of building a permanent structure, that offers a ready-to-use hideaway even adults will adore... unless you do use it as a piñata.

How do I get one?
This piñata... ah... treehouse is available on Amazon and at select retail stores!

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