NSP’s Jeramie Vaine continues his rolling (and paddling) demo tour of Florida and the southern east coast of the US!
The amount of high fives, hugs and stories exchanged over the past few weeks has been at an all time high while wrapping up a quick trip to the Caribbean, which rolled right into Surf Expo and the Neptunalia Paddle Race and a stay at the Kalama Camp.
Starting the race season off in the Caribbean was the perfect way to get the cob webs dusted off, while fueling the fun and excitement that racing provides.
The Sunday after Surf Expo hosted the Neptunalia race in Melbourne, FL. with Surf Expo wrapping up there’s always a strong industry showing. And this year followed suit.
The weather delivered some fun and challenging conditions. And the distances provided a bit of everything for people to enjoy. But the highlight was arriving back to the docks with an endless supply of home cooked food and coolers filled with ice cold beers and waters.
There were racers from all over in attendance, some traveling from the west coast of Florida, while others, like John Beausang of Distressed Mullet and Paddle Monster and Jim Terrell of Quickblade making the trip from a bit further out.
There were a host of paddle craft in the race from prones to surfskis, to outrigger canoes and stand up paddle boards.
This event closely mirrored the Hano Hano which was happening at the same time on the west coast in San Diego. Having attended both, the vibes shared that any one is warmly welcome here and will be sure to bring me back to these events time and time again.
What’s next on the the tour…
With the stand up paddleboard season (or preseason for some) kicking off, the calendar is packed with a lot of amazing events.
This year I’ll be attending races and hosting demos with our various NSP shops together with my good friend and Florida sales rep AJ DeFilippis. Below is a list of where we will be next, and where we look forward to seeing you all soon!
Come by say to hello and test the boards from our vast and amazing quiver!
Sunday February 4th at 9 am – Miami Yacht Club with Sandy Point Progressive Sports
Saturday February 10th – Red Bull Privateers – Cape Romano, FL
Saturday February 10th – Palm Beach Paddlefest – Jupiter, FL
Saturday Februay 17th – East Coast Paddleboard Championships – Hollywood, FL
Tuesday February 20th – Tuesday Night Race League – Blueline Surf & Paddle – Jupiter, FL
Saturday February 24th – Ohana Surf Shop – Stuart, FL
Saturday March 24th – Escape from Coffin Island – Ponce Puerto Rico
Saturday April 14th – Shark Bite Challenge – Dunedin, FL
Saturday April 21st – Carolina Cup – Wrightsville Beach, NC
Saturday April 28th – Key West Classic – Key West, FL