Paddle Board Outfitters exists to sell a product that delivers performance & emphasizes style. We design, enginer & produce our own paddle boards & paddles & offer free delivery to all our Rentals. We supply rentals to Whitefish, Kalispell, Bigfork, Somers & Lakeside Montana.
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We design & engineer our own paddle boards right here on Flathead Lake. Our mission is to provide our customer with a product that performs as good as it looks. Our paddle boards range in sizes from a 6' Kid Sup to a 14' Racer. All of them carrying a distinct purpose for every kind of body of water. We make & design 5 styles of paddle boards, from a shorty, a Cruiser, 2 styles of Racers and Inflatables. Each one of them has a distinct shape and specific purpose. So make sure and demo our boards and let us know what you are wanting to do with your paddle board. So we can sell you the board that fits your needs.
They are engineered and put to the test to excel on all conditions. All boards are Epoxy with a foam core. We aim to sell a great product at a very competitive price. Please visit us in Somers, Montana at our outdoor store to demo our boards. We have a lot of different designs, so the first step is to find the board that fits your needs and then it just comes down to picking out colors and design. Not all of our boards are listed in our store. Our inventory is constantly changing. Our inflatables start at $600 and come with paddle, back pack, pump and repair kit. All of our rigid boards start at $100/foot and come with an adjustable paddle.
If you are visiting the Flathead Valley make sure to stop in at our dock in Somers Bay. We enjoy spending time with people passing through. Our employees are amazing and are extremely helpful! We take pride in providing the best service this valley has to offer. Just look at our reviews on Google, Yelp, Trip Advisor & our Facebook page. We also highly recommend making reservations ahead of time.
Our Flathead Racer with it's patented fin design was put to the test against competition against another fast Racer. We went down wind surfing across Flathead Lake. All boards float, and they might even look good, but not all boards perform. This is why we do both - Style & Performance.
There are 4 important steps to making a great board
SHAPE - It determines how it travels through choppy water, calm water & swells. Proper shape equates to speed & ease of travel through all of these water conditions. Beauty and color on a board is nice but it only takes you as far a beautiful sports car that has no engine. It has to have functionality.
DISPLACEMENT - is what the board does when traveling through the water. Nose shape is what leads the travel of the board. The Hull determines how the water travels under the board creating the least amount of drag. The Tail is extremely important in the travel of the board. Our Flathead Racer has a thin, square tail which provides just enough push from swells giving you a longer swell ride which equates to a lot of fun as you will see in the video. The tail provides stability in the ride along with the width of the board.
VOLUME - is what the board can handle in weight.
WEIGHT - of board is also very important. Just like every other sport. You want your product as light as possible. For both transporting and performance. A light board increases your take off speed and allows you to maneuver your board to your destination easier.