Eco-Progressive iSUP: Sea Lion Boards Commits to 1% for the Planet

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We are so proud of our friends at Sea Lion iSUP.  The integrity within their brand is practiced and shows true effort towards sustainability. Sea Lion Boards are gorgeous and they make every effort to protect the planet.  Check this out:

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Neoprene free boards & leashes reduces CO2 footprint and puts energy back into the environment they’re made to function in. Plus, Bloom Foam deck technology looks & feels great! Photo by: @sup.la.vie

Sea Lion Boards:  Eco-Progressive Inflatable SUPs

Sea Lion Boards launches one of the most deeply impressive eco-progressive lines of inflatable stand up paddle boards, paddles and accessories the world has yet to see. This brand is designed and manufactured with both the planet and paddler in mind.

“We are crazy about every aspect of stand up paddle boarding and have a serious crush
on the environment.”

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Seeking fellow water lovers! Sea Lion board are growing their tribe for riders who believe we are accountable for the environment we SUP in. Photo by: @sup.la.vie

How do Sea Lion Boards protect the environment?

NEOPRENE FREE & YULEX:  At Sea Lion Boards, every paddle board, bag and leash is neoprene free and grab handles and ankle cuffs made out of durable, comfortable Yulex, an FCS certified natural rubber from Guatemala.  This well-crafted design reduces CO2 emitted in the manufacturing product by 80% when compared to conventional neoprene. That’s amazing!

Sea Lion’s Mission:  Inspire Adventure on Water and create a
closer connection to the very places we paddle.
Why? Because they
need to be protected.

Sea Lion iSUP Yulex Leash
Yulex cuffs & grab handles made from certified rubber from Guatemala makes every detail on these boards sustainable. Photo by: @sup.la.vie

BLOOM FOAM DECK PADS:  Each board results in over 2,000 liters of fresh water being returned to its environment as well as 200 balloons of CO2 kept from entering the atmosphere through Sea Lion’s Bloom Foam deck pads. By using Bloom Foam technology, the brand seeks to keep natural ecologies in balance and offset the use of petroleum used in traditional deck pads throughout the industry.

ECO-PADDLES:  Sea Lion designed a lineup of eco-paddles using FCS balsa wood cores with authentic wood veneers, plant based resins and environmental flax/carbon for the perfect combo of power, flex and durability.  Not to mention, each paddle is unique and drop-dead gorgeous.

Sea Lion stand up paddles
Balsa core paddles with authentic wood veneers make every paddle unique with an eco-progressive punch. Photo by: @sup.la.vie

Board Designs for Every Paddler: Catch the Wave on Sustainability

From a fun-filled family day on the water, to an overnight camping adventure, Sea Lion Boards manufactures inflatable paddle boards for every type of paddler. Check it out:

Tasman:  Ultimate Touring
12’6 x 32″ x 6″

Otago:  All In One
10’6 x 33″ x 6″

Rapoka:  Quiver Killer
11′ x 32″ x 6″

You can check out the FULL lineup of boards HERE:
https://www.sealionboards.com/collections/frontpage

Sea Lion ISUP
From board to bag, accessories and paddle, this line up is one you can feel good about on your next adventure on the water. Photo by: @sup.la.vie

With an iSUP bag made from recycled water bottles, the Sea Lion SUP bag is carefully constructed to carry everything a paddler needs both on and off the water, including 3-piece paddle, board, pump, fin and quick-fix kit. Wheels, for easy transfer through the airport or carry it on your back or in the trunk of your car.

Each board comes with an eco-leash including a Yulex cuff and recycled PET water bottle webbing.  You will always be connected to the environment with your Sea Lion iSUP.

Sea Lion iSUP paddle boards
Congrats to Sea Lion for joining the tribe at 1% for the Planet with a commitment of profit to the preservation of our environment! Photo by: @sup.la.vie

Sea Lion’s Commitment:  1% for the Planet

Sea Lion’s team consists of three individuals from different sides of our planet connected by a common goal of inspiring people to paddle and adventure. At the same time, they are showing the SUP community that things can be done differently in the manufacturing process.

Every product Sea Lion develops uses the most sustainable inputs available on the market and is manufactured for purpose to withstand the environment we play in.  Oh yes, and they give back to that same environment through 1% for the Planet.  Sea Lion Boards is proud to be growing a tribe of paddlers who support the lifestyle that we not only paddle but help to protect our waters as well.

Call for North American Ambassadors!

Want to be a part of the tribe?  Sea Lion Boards are looking for a healthy, committed, passionate band of paddlers to represent the North American tribe.  If you feel like YOU could bring more power to their commitment, or passion to their product, contact Sea Lion through their Instagram Page or Website. See below.  Let’s get to paddling!

To learn more about Sea Lion Boards:
Check out their Website
Follow their Facebook Page
or Instagram account.

Bravo, Sea Lion!  We salute you for your sustainable practices!  Aloha.

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Evelyn O’Doherty
Evelyn O'Doherty, owner & publisher of the new Standup Journal 2.0, worked her way up the ranks in the world of stand up paddling. A former surfer gone rogue, Evelyn stepped onto a SUP for the first time in 2009 when a plaguing neck injury kept her out of the water from surfing. Discovering the core benefits and expanded perspective on the water that stand up paddling brings, Ev immediately was hooked. She became a strong SUP racer in the North East and a year-round SUP surfer, gathering multiple top brand sponsorships including becoming a team rider for Starboard SUP and a national ambassador for Kialoa, as well as celebrating all aspects of the sport with additional brand ambassadorships including lululemon athletica, Clif Bar, Cobian, Kaenon & Indo Board. Her love of watersports and commitment to advocacy in preserving our marine environments led to a short film made with The Nature Conservancy as part of their Clean Water initiatives on Long Island, NY, called "A New Perspective". Evelyn just keeps paddling. Today, she's stepped up to take over the helm at Standup Journal after having worked for the magazine for 2 years as senior online editor. Her dedication and belief in the power of print to immerse readers in the watersports they love even if they don't have access to the water in a daily existence plus a powerful desire to spotlight the amazing people doing rad sh*t on the water is what drives her vision for Standup Journal 2.0. Evelyn welcomes the conversation about how to make the magazine benefit as many people as possible and encourages feedback, letters to the editor and communication at editor@standupjournal.com . Now, as owner/publisher for Standup Journal., Evelyn continues to live in East Hampton NY where she has daily access to the water. When the swell is working, you can find her in Montauk rattling around in her Ford Ranger surfboards hanging out the back headed for points East.