New Matuli Inflatable Paddleboards for 2016!

Matuli  now have a high performance durable inflatable option for our Spring 2016 board lineup.  Inflatable SUP’s are perfect for rivers and for those who want the flexibility of not using a roof rack.   The boards are lightweight and can fit into a large backpack, when deflated.  Each board comes with a high pressure pump.

We have 2 designs a surf shape 10.6 and a displacement racing 12.6 design.
Matuli Inflatable 12.6-30 flat

 

 

2016 Quiet Water Symposium

We had a great day at the Quiet Water Symposium in East Lansing , Michigan today!  What a great opportunity to connect with other water enthusiasts and reveal our 2016 Paddleboard and surfboard line.

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Matuli SUP at #NAIAS Detroit 2016

Detroit Auto Show
Photo by Allison Richards

The North American Auto Show was very exciting this year.  A lot of auto manufactures were using action/adventure sports to help showcase their new designs.   We were really excited to be a part of Ford’s  display.   Ford used the Matuli  Fresh 10.6 paddleboards as a backdrop for the Ford Explorer.

Detroit #naias SUPautoshow

Kids Paddle Boad

Our new Kids SUP was designed for boarders under 95 lbs.  This board features EVA foam bumpers around the board rails.   A wide square tail was added to increased stability.  Our kids board is 9 feet long and 25.5 inches wide. Kids SUP

Winter Paddle Board Session in Lake Michigan

Karol Garrison and Seth Haley teamed up to get some amazing footage at the St. Joseph pier,  Lake Michigan, on a Matuli 10.6 paddleboard.   Lake Ice can never be assumed to be safe.   For more information about ice safety check Tom Gill’s article in the Huffington Post

Great Lakes Surf Photo Contest

Surfing Contest

LAKE SURFING PHOTO CONTEST! Contest starts Oct 31st and ends December 1st. Photos will be judged on a number of factors like wave hight, wave quality, surfers style, and quality of photo. Email photos to joe@matulipaddlesurf.com or post on the Matuli page. All photos must be taken within he Great Lakes Region. Please provide date photo was taken, location (if you can share, and any other details.) More info to follow. Have fun and be safe.

Seeking Surf In Lake Michigan

ClifSurfTuesday, August 12th there was a North West wind and I wanted to find a new spot to surf.  The wind is everything when surfing the lakes.  I was looking for a spot that was protected from the wind but still had swell.  Usually the best to

clean up waves to to surf on the leeward side of a pier.  The waves will be a little smaller but cleaner. 

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I was in Northern Michigan so I drove west towards Lake Michigan looking for some fresh water waves.   The first spot I found had good size and power but the longshore current was running very quickly from North to South.  I got a few rides but it was a hike back to where I started.   I kept looking, and found some cleaner lines closer to the Pier.

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Photo: Eric Sagonowsky
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Photo: Eric Sagonowsky

Northern Michigan SUP Adventures

It seems like every time we visit Northern Michigan,  I am always are amazed with its endless adventure possibilities and I want to return as soon as possible.

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Camping, Paddling, and Hiking first come to mind with I think of the UP.  When you are up there the weather can change fast so you need to be ready for anything.

Pictured Rocks National

The water is cold in lake Superior but the views from the cliffs or from a SUP are amazing.

pictured rocks Paddle

Kitch-Iti-Kipi is a spring that features cold clear water all year long. It is in a state park and there is a glass bottom raft.  You can travel out over the water to see all the fish and the bubbling bottom.

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It is always fun to see what Island life is like.  Bois Blanc Island is next to round island in Lake Huron.  We found a few beaches with calm clear water perfect for paddle boarding to round Island.

Bois Blanc Island

 

Paddle it! Stand Up and Catch the Wave