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Starboard Launch New Website

  • Starboard’s New Website Launch: Introduction of Starboard’s direct-to-consumer website for inflatable paddle boards (Starboard Inflatable Paddle Boards).
  • Why Choose Starboard: Emphasis on Starboard’s reputation for innovation and quality in water sports.
  • Direct Purchase Convenience: The ease of buying premium inflatable paddle boards online, bypassing traditional retail hassles.
  • Wide Range of Products: Offering boards for various activities like racing, touring, yoga, and options for kids and pets.
  • Quality and Innovation: Focus on durable, high-performance, and sustainable manufacturing practices.
  • Ease of Use: Highlighting the portability, easy storage, and setup of inflatable paddle boards.
  • Environmental Commitment: Starboard’s dedication to eco-friendly practices in the production of their paddle boards.
  • Customer Support and Community: Extensive customer service and a thriving community for shared experiences and tips.
  • Product Selection Guide: Online guidance for choosing the right board based on individual needs.
  • Competitive Pricing: Affordable pricing due to the direct-to-consumer sales model.
  • Simple Ordering Process: User-friendly website for easy selection, customization, and purchase.
  • Efficient Delivery and Setup: Quick and safe delivery with easy setup instructions.
  • Maintenance and Care Tips: Advice for keeping the paddle board in optimal condition.
  • Community Events and Participation: Opportunities to join events, races, and social gatherings organized by Starboard.
  • Customer Testimonials: Real stories and reviews from satisfied Starboard customers.
  • Conclusion: Joining Starboard for a quality, innovative, and sustainable paddle boarding experience.
  • FAQs: Answers to common questions about product uniqueness, suitability for beginners, board selection, lifespan, and community events.

Explore the full range of Starboard’s inflatable paddle boards at Starboard Inflatable Paddle Boards.

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Top 5 beaches of the Dominican Republic

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The Dominican Republic is a Caribbean nation known for its stunning beaches and crystal-clear waters. From its turquoise bays and white sandy shores to its hidden coves and secluded beaches, there is no shortage of amazing places to soak up the sun and relax in the sand. Here are the top five beaches of the Dominican Republic:

  1. Bavaro Beach: Located in the Punta Cana region on the eastern coast of the Dominican Republic, Bavaro Beach is a popular destination for travelers. The beach stretches for more than 20 kilometers and is known for its white sandy shores and crystal-clear waters. In addition to its beautiful beaches, the Punta Cana region is also home to a number of luxury resorts and world-class golf courses.
  2. Macao Beach: Located just a short drive from Bavaro Beach, Macao Beach is another popular destination for travelers. The beach is known for its turquoise waters and white sandy shores, as well as its laid-back atmosphere. In addition to swimming and sunbathing, visitors can also enjoy activities such as horseback riding and ATV tours.
  3. Playa Rincon: Located on the Samana Peninsula on the northeastern coast of the Dominican Republic, Playa Rincon is a secluded and unspoiled beach known for its natural beauty. The beach is located in a protected area and is surrounded by lush vegetation, making it a great place to escape the crowds and relax in peace. In addition to its beautiful beaches, the Samana Peninsula is also home to a number of other natural attractions, including the El Limon Waterfall and the Los Haitises National Park.
  4. Bozo Beach: Located in the town of Cabarete on the north coast of the Dominican Republic, Bozo Beach is a popular destination for water sports enthusiasts. The beach is known for its strong and consistent trade winds, which make it an ideal place for activities such as kiteboarding and windsurfing. In addition to its water sports scene, Bozo Beach is also home to a number of restaurants and cafes, making it a great place to relax and unwind after a day on the water.
  5. Playa Caleton: Located in the Cap Cana region on the eastern coast of the Dominican Republic, Playa Caleton is a secluded and exclusive beach known for its luxury resorts and private villas. The beach is surrounded by lush vegetation and is only accessible by boat, making it a great place to escape the crowds and enjoy some privacy. In addition to its beautiful beaches, the Cap Cana region is also home to a number of other attractions, including the Punta Espada Golf Course and the Scape Park eco-adventure park.

Need more beaches to visit? See the Top 10 Dominican Republic beaches as decided by CNN. In conclusion, the Dominican Republic is home to a wide range of amazing beaches, each with its own unique character and charm. From its white sandy shores and crystal-clear waters to its hidden coves and secluded beaches, there is no shortage of amazing places to relax and soak up the sun in this Caribbean nation.

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Best 5 places to visit in the Dominican Republic

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The Dominican Republic is a beautiful Caribbean nation known for its stunning beaches, rich history, and vibrant culture. From its turquoise waters and white sandy beaches to its lush forests and stunning mountain ranges, there is no shortage of amazing places to visit in the Dominican Republic. Here are the top five places to put on your list:

  1. Punta Cana: Located on the eastern coast of the Dominican Republic, Punta Cana is a popular destination for beach lovers. The region is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, including Bavaro Beach and Macao Beach. In addition to its stunning beaches, Punta Cana is also known for its luxury resorts and world-class golf courses.
  2. Santo Domingo: As the capital and largest city in the Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo is a must-visit destination for any traveler. The city is home to the oldest cathedral in the Americas, the Catedral Primada de America, as well as a number of other historic landmarks, including the Alcazar de Colon and the Fortaleza Ozama. In addition to its rich history, Santo Domingo is also home to a vibrant nightlife scene and a variety of cultural attractions.
  3. Samana Peninsula: Located on the northeastern coast of the Dominican Republic, the Samana Peninsula is a paradise for nature lovers. The region is home to the El Limon Waterfall, one of the tallest waterfalls in the Caribbean, as well as a number of other natural attractions, including the Los Haitises National Park and the Salto El Limon waterfall. The peninsula is also home to a number of secluded beaches and coves, making it a great place to escape the crowds and relax in peace.
  4. Jarabacoa: Nestled in the heart of the Cordillera Central mountain range, Jarabacoa is a beautiful mountain town known for its stunning natural surroundings. The region is home to a number of waterfalls, including the Salto de Jimenoa and the Salto de Baiguate, as well as a number of hiking and mountain biking trails. In addition to its natural attractions, Jarabacoa is also home to a number of charming restaurants and cafes, making it a great place to relax and unwind.
  5. Cabarete: Located on the north coast of the Dominican Republic, Cabarete is a popular destination for water sports enthusiasts. The town is known for its strong and consistent trade winds, which make it an ideal place for activities such as kiteboarding and windsurfing. In addition to its water sports scene, Cabarete is also home to a number of beautiful beaches, including Kite Beach and Bozo Beach, as well as a vibrant nightlife scene.

In conclusion, the Dominican Republic is a beautiful and diverse country with a wide range of amazing places to visit. Whether you are looking for stunning beaches, rich history, or breathtaking natural beauty, there is something for everyone in this Caribbean nation.

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The inflatable SUP that really does it all, almost

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It’s one board that does it all. But, you can get it in 2 colors, so technically it’s two boards…?

Anyway, the one board that does it all is the Red Paddle Co 10’6″ Ride. A legend of inflatable paddle boards. It’s 10’6″ long and 32″ wide. The perfect shape and size for pretty much every paddler and their paddling adventure. We’ve had 3 versions over the years, and we have loved every minute of paddling them.

Green Water Sports recently reviewed the 10’6″, and summed it up best with: “Put simply, this is the most complete and best all round inflatable stand up paddle board on the market.”

That about sums it up for us too! Read their full review here: Review of Red Paddle Ride 10’6″.

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Keeping active with stand up paddle boarding

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Cross training is all the rage and stand up paddle boarding is what keeps our bodies and minds fit and healthy when the winds are light.

It feels like you’re just standing there, but stand up paddle boarding is quite the workout. Legs and core engaged in balancing, ie. not falling off, and your back and shoulders are engaged in the paddle strokes and bracing.

In an article written by Green Water Sports, they cover which muscles are used while paddle boarding and how it works the whole body without impact.

Several key benefits of SUP:

  • Full body workout from head to toe
  • Balance, strength, endurance, co-ordination, flexibility, and core stability
  • Cardiovascular workout
  • Low impact
  • Outdoors
  • Above all, it’s a fun workout!

“It feels like you’re standing on an exercise ball, swimming and cycling at the same time!”

So, when the winds are back and you can kitesurf or windsurf, paddle boarding has been keeping you fit and healthy, and above all sane!

When you’re ready to hit the water to keep your fitness and sanity between windy sessions, we suggest the Red Paddle Co inflatable stand up paddle boards. We have had one for almost 5 years and loved every minute of it! The make all sorts of all round, touring and race boards and are known as the industry leaders in inflatable stand up paddle boards.

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Our favorite Red Paddle Co inflatable paddle board

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When the wind is light, we still like to get out on the water. We enjoy paddle boarding the Red Paddle Co 10’6″ Ride. It is a great all round paddle board that is stable enough for beginners, yet manoeuvrable enough for intermediate and advanced paddlers to continue using for years to come. We’ve been paddling for almost 10 years and our go-to family SUP is the 10’6″ Ride by Red Paddle Co.

Sure, we’ve had it for a while and it’s a bit dirty, but the board has stood up to all sorts of use and abuse for a long time. My 5 year old and 7 year old enjoy paddling it in the pool, and we enjoy paddling it together out the front of our apartment in Cabarete Bay and in the local river, La Boca.

If the waves are small, too small for my wave SUP and the wind is super light, I’ll also paddle it out to the reef to catch a few rollers.

The Ride 10’6″ packs down nice and tight thanks to the MSL Fusion construction. It is tough, durable and kid friendly! We thoroughly recommend this board for those who want a convenient to store, transport, and above all, excellent to paddle SUP.

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7 helpful tips to care for your inflatable stand up paddle board

As with all premium products, caring for them is vital to their prolonged service. Inflatable stand up paddles boards are no exception. Despite their extreme durability and resistance to impact, a huge bonus over regular hard SUPs, inflatable SUPs still need some general care. Starboard have created this cool infographic with a few tips.

1. Cleaning

Clean the board after each use with fresh water and mild soap.

2. Avoid direct sunlight

If you need to leave the board inflated in direct sunlight, deflate it to at least 10 PSI, although direct sunlight should be avoided where possible.

3. Don’t use an air compressor

You can easily over inflate the board by using air compressor and void the warranty.

4. No dragging

Sharp debris can puncture your board, it is best not to drag it.

5. Use it frequently

Long-term storage can cause glue bonds to disintegrate. (Less of an issue as fusion and welding technologies evolve.)

6. Store at room temperature

Keep the boards sheltered away from extreme high and low temperatures, and excessive humidity.

7. Keep it dry

Dry the board off after each use and before storing to avoid mold damage.

So whether you are in the market for a Starboard inflatable paddle board, a Red Paddle Co inflatable SUP or a Fanatic inflatable paddle board, these 7 tips to looking after and caring for your board are very handy.

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Memorial Day SALE – Red Paddle Co 15% off

Hold onto your hats, Red Paddle Co inflatable paddle boards are going on sale. Starting May 17 and ending at 11:59pm on May 27 (Memorial Day), all Red Paddle Co SUPs and paddles will be 15% off. Save up to $375 per board!

If’ you’ve been waiting for closeout discounts, but the boards carry over from 2018, this is your chance. Next time the boards will be discounted is well after Summer has finished.

Be quick to secure the board you want. We have limited stock of some models, but ample of others. Plenty of Red Paddle Co Ride 10’6″ in stock. All the Red Paddle Co boards come with a FREE 3 piece carbon paddle valued at $199. On top of this, there is free shipping in the mainland USA. Get your board now to be ready for the Summer paddle season coming soon.

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The world’ smallest inflatable stand up paddle board

The Red Paddle Co Compact 9’6″ is, quite simply, a revolutionary board. Built with the patented PACT Technology by Red Paddle Co, the inflatable paddle board market leaders, the 9’6″ Compact is half the size of standard inflatable paddler boards.

The Red Paddle Co 9’6″ Compact achieves it’s compact size buy utilising a living hinge and folding the board in half before rolling. It’s an ingenious way to pack down the board into what is basically a regular size back pack.

For more information about the Red Paddle Compact 9’6″, head over to America’s #1 inflatable board retailer Green Water Sports and read their article about the 9’6″ Compact inflatable paddle board.

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Cabarete as a SUP vacation destination

Cabarete is fast becoming a hot spot for al things watersport. In the early days, windsurfing was king, then kiteboarding came on board about 15 years ago. Then surfing had a resurgence a few years back. Now, with the rise in stand up paddle boarding, you can usually spot a paddler out in the bay, at kite beach or at Encuentro each morning.

While there are many local outfits that will rent you a board, why not bring your own! Inflatable stand up paddle boards by SUP brands such as Red Paddle Co, Naish and Starboard, are quickly making inroads into the surf breaks, rivers, lakes and waterways of your local area. Being able to simply roll up your paddle board, wheel it through the airport and check it onto the plan with no headaches of oversize luggage whatsoever, is a huge plus. There is nothing quite like riding your own gear in a new spot to ensure you have fun from the first to the last minute of your vacation.

Take a look over at Green Water Sports and check out what they have in stock for inflatable stand up paddle boards. The leaders in the industry right now are Red Paddle inflatable paddle boards, but Starboard inflatable SUPs and the Naish Air Series are hot on their heels with quality products as well. Roll up your SUP, jump on a plane and we’ll see you on the water!

And don’t forget, if you need a place to stay, check out the Cabarete condo rentals we have available. 2, 3 and 4 bedroom options right on kite beach, Cabarete.