Always wanted to paddle with dolphins? Our recent excursion got to!

Look how happy everyone was after paddling with dolphins!

Look how happy everyone was after paddling with dolphins!

What do you think of when you think of paradise? Sun. Beaches. Waves.

Paddling with dolphins? Well, maybe you should!

One of our recent excursion groups got the awesome opportunity to paddle with dolphins in Hawaii. How cool is that?!?

As they were calmly paddling out of the cove and further out to sea, someone yelled something excitedly. We could not tell what they had said, but once we turned our heads to see where they were pointing, it was pretty easy to guess what they might have been yelling about.

There was a huge group of dolphins playfully swimming along beside our group. There must have been between 10-50 dolphins! (it was a bit tough to tell as they were moving around so much...) 

Check out the video below!

We definitely cannot guarantee dolphins on every excursion.... No matter how much we wish we could... But you never know unless you try it!

 

The World Of SUP Loses An Eco-Hero

Bob Purdy passed away after a life spent fighting for the preservation of our planet. (Photo Credit: SoWal/ World Paddle for the Planet

Bob Purdy passed away after a life spent fighting for the preservation of our planet. (Photo Credit: SoWal/ World Paddle for the Planet

Last month our world lost an inspiring and heroic man. Bob Burdy, who founded World Paddle For The Planet Day and Paddle For The Planet, passed away in January at the age of 64 after a long fight with cancer.

Purdy, who starred in the film "The Paddler", dedicated his life to raising awareness of the environment. His passion for saving the planet stemmed from his love for standup paddling. 

From 2011 to 2016, Purdy dedicated himself to paddle for two thousand days in a row; raising awareness for the environment and constantly striving for "changing the way we love on the planet".

Purdy, who lived in Ucluelet, BC, Canada, with his wife Sharon, leaves behind a better world for his efforts and many mournful community members and activists inspired by his work.

Take some time to check out his initiatives: Paddle for the Planet and World Paddle for the Planet Day

SUP'ing never sounded so Good.

As if the outdoors, exercise, adventure, and paddling were not amazing enough Fusion Entertainment (LINK) has just released a new lifestyle watersports sound system to underscore your adventure with your own soundtrack. 

With amazing features that allow for streaming and a dry safe box for your digital device and valuables you can now be as connected or unconnected from technology as you desire. 

The best part is that each Fusion device integrates seamlessly with your FO Boards. 

Thanks @fusion_marine_entertainment for enhancing the experience, its time to #liveinsidethepostcard with a soundtrack.

It's been 100 years of Bliss

The US National parks service just launched it's 100 year celebration last week. 

It's hard to imagine a world without national parks. The raw and awe inspiring beauty of these preserves has captivated every visitor and they each are a monument to the majesty of mother nature. 

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it seems that no matter what immense advancements we make nothing will top the beauty of our parks. Also, in our darkest hours and through the greatest travesties of humanity the parks remain a vigil to something greater, something more pure than we are. 

So, in this first week of celebration we join the nation in our reverence of the best our world offers us and we invite everyone everywhere to explore the majesty of these parks from a FO Board.

click to learn more: https://www.nps.gov/subjects/centennial/index.htm

Passion in to Profession - Launching a SUP Company

Me, and entrepreneur?

One of the most common things we hear from people who rent our boards is, "man, how rad is it that this is your job?!" or something to that effect. Well, the short answer is that it's awesome. So awesome that we feel compelled to make this lifestyle available to other passionate individuals who want to take back control of their life.

Check out these stats done by monster.com and reported by smartplanet.com :

Ok, so Canada is awesome. We know. But, seriously what kind of an answer is "yeah, I like it well enough"?. This is something that you will be doing for 1/3 of your life. Why not love your whole life?

Another thing we've heard a lot of is, "I wish I could do what you do, but I could never make a living and it probably a huge investment". No. We've got you covered.

Our simple all-inclusive business model provides you with all of the software, HR, accounting, inventory, systems, and facility! The FO Box is a modified shipping container that can be delivered and moved to and from any ideal location. You simply pop it open and you have just launched your own fully stocked rental/sales shop in your ideal location. It's off the grid, the software, booking systems, payment systems are all fully ready for you to do what you love and help you make money doing it.

Sound plausible?  Well, it get's a bit better. We have also designed it to fit almost any passionate individual's budget. The average fast food franchise runs you $250k-$1M before you even open your doors. A FO BOX runs less than 1/10th of that range. 

You, and entrepreneur? Why not?

Give us a shout out at info@fouroceanspaddle.com to learn more. 

What do Steph Curry and a FO Box have in common?

Over 1 Million hours are spent each month by people around the world watching YouTube videos of Stephen Curry, the NBA’s current MVP and the star of the Golden State Warriors (wish we could have added current world champ to that stat line, sorry DubNation).  This officially makes Steph the most watched Athlete in the world!

 
 

So how does a 28 year old 6 foot 3, pretty athletic, and very polite guy eclipse the god-like monster athletes, egos, and persona's from every other sport around the world?

If you are not a basketball fan and are asking where this is all going, hang in there, this is where SUP is about to come in to play. 

Steph is not the best athlete in the world. He can't jump the highest, run the fastest, or tweet like a Kardashian. What he is though is relatable, understandable, exciting, and inspiring. 

The Outdoor Foundation in 2013 released a report that "SUP has the most first-time participants of any sport in the USA". From here the sport has continued its climb in to the global spotlight.  The sport has established itself as a lasting sport. Why?

Just like Steph, markets and users can relate and connect with Paddle Boarding. Let's face it, most of us are not 6 foot 10 with 45 inch verticals and most of us will never wake up in our multi-million dollar Hawaiian beach front home to drop in on a 45 foot bomb at Waimea Bay. But, we can all enjoy the open water, paddling, and catching waves on a stable and functional Four Oceans board. Just as Steph is proving, we can all excel in sport. 

The sport is continuing to evolve and adapt with it's users. While the median age of users is 28 its appeal is capturing all ages and is expanding to all bodies of water from oceans to seas to lakes to pools to rivers, and even dry-land applications.

There has never been a better time to be involved in the business of SUP. But, isn't starting a business for superstars? I mean, how would you source the boards, get a location, set up accounting, work payroll, carry inventory, develop policies and procedures, etc.? Don't worry Steph Curry, Four Oceans has you covered with the FO Box. 

Steph in his own words, "I'm 6-3 and 185 pounds on a good day, so I probably relate more to the casual fan who watches the game and is not super athletic, not this crazy monster of physical stature... maybe a lot of people are out there thinking, 'Look at how he's out there playing. I can do the same thing'."

Likewise, the FO Box is a simple all-inclusive business in a box. Literally. The FO Box is a self-contained retail/rental location that comes with all the boards, gear, swag, systems, protocols, processes, and even power you need to run a successful SUP business. All you need a location and a passion. You can do the same thing!

We encourage you to get off the sidelines and become your own MVP.  Visit our Indigogo campagin to learn how you can catch the wave and start your own SUP company this summer!

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