If you live and paddle (or want to start paddling) in northern Nevada or any of the other Western states, you’re familiar with a little something called the four seasons. Here in Reno-Tahoe, our paddling season begins in May (maybe a few weeks early for the truly diehard types decked out in head-to-toe neoprene) and it’s over by October. If you’re in the market for a stand-up paddleboard, your best bet for scoring the sweetest deal around here is sometime in late August and September. And here’s why.
• Crazy SUP Sales
Everyone is clearing out this year’s inventory to make room for next year’s boards. From demo boards to the brand new SUPs that just haven’t sold yet, manufacturers are looking to offload what they can – and they’re slashing prices to do it.
• Surprisingly decent selection
SUP manufacturers demo all kinds of boards to showcase their line-up, and when the season is coming to a close, a lot of them are up for sale. If you’ve been eyeballing a particular board, like LPC’s fan favorites, the Sunset Cuiser and Betty Board, now is the time to strike. These demo boards are in fantastic shape and offered at a steep discount. If you’re interested in snagging one, call Sean or Mike at 775.852.9100. But don’t wait – we know from experience these things fly off the shelves at this time of year.
• Winter paddling
The upside to fall, winter and early spring paddling is the solitude. A serious lack of motorized boats and empty beaches make the experience on the water radically different than it is during the busy summer months. Take advantage of the slow (or no) season – sales are sluggish and manufacturers are far more likely to dangle low prices.
How do you find the best SUP deals when the time is right? Check out the social media accounts – Facebook, Instagram , and Twitter are a great start – of your favorite board manufacturer and see what they’re offering. When the SUP season is coming to an end, all you have to do is sit back and wait for the deals.