SOL Paddleboards- SOLshine Paddleboard- A catalyst for awesome water adventures

Solshine Paddleboard

Based out of Telluride, CO, SOL Paddleboards is making waves in the paddleboard industry. The company was founded on the goal of providing high quality, affordable boards to those who want to spend time on the water. $1099
SOL Paddleboards SOLshine Board

Paddleboard fun on the lake

They are dedicated to their small-town feel and customers and prove it by hand making every board. SOL Paddleboards is a company worth trusting. 
SOL Paddleboards SOLshine Board

More paddleboard fun on the lake!

SOLShine paddleboard – stable

The SOLShine paddleboard has exceptional stability making it the ideal whitewater board. It had me feeling confident as I progressed through the sport. The 6” of front rocker and 3” of rear rocker makes it a great board for hard-charging through rapids or even ocean surfing. Its versatility is what impressed me the most.
SOL Paddleboards SOLshine Board

Top of SOLshine board with gear tie-downs and handles for easy carrying.

I took it on both white and flat water and was excited to find that its 36” width kept me from wobbling my way downstream. Because of its supreme stability, it’s also a great board for yoga.
SOL Paddleboards SOLshine Board Bottom of paddleboard.

Bottom of the paddleboard.

Channel your inner zen and master those paddleboard headstands with the SOLshine. However, if you’re looking to exclusively do yoga on the water, I would recommend the SOLshiva which is made specifically for that.
SOL Paddleboards SOLshine Board Valve with attached cap.

Valve with the attached cap.

The 3 removable fins help it track well and responsive to different paddle strokes. There are a 4.6” flex center fin and two 4” side fins that easily pop in and out to make it easier to roll up for storage at the end of the day.
SOL Paddleboards SOLshine Board Removable 4” side fin.

Removable 4” side fin.

The system is really well designed so that you aren’t wrestling with the fins but I still feel confident that they weren’t going to loosen on you while in the water.
SOL Paddleboards SOLshine Board 4.6” removable center fin.

4.6” removable center fin.

The sidewall-specific PVC adds flexibility furthering the ease of rolling up the board. This specialty material also adds to the durability of the board. The only moving part of the board, the valve, has a lifetime warranty.
SOL Paddleboards SOLshine Board addleboard next to Eliza for size reference. She is 5’8”.

paddleboard next to Eliza for size reference. She is 5’8”.

The board also features a raised kick on the back to shift your weight onto to turn quickly and efficiently. I was really pleased with how this board performed and how comfortable it made me feel on the water.
SOL Paddleboards SOLshine Board It all fits in this travel friendly storage bag!

It all fits in this travel-friendly storage bag!

 

Even better, your purchase comes with an all-you-need kit. Not only are you buying a paddleboard, but you also get a travel-friendly storage bag with wheels, a high-pressure pump, a 3 piece, adjustable, collapsable paddle, an electric inflator, 4 nylon gear tie-downs, and a repair kit.  The board has a 3-year warranty.
If you’re on the hunt for a catalyst of on-water adventure and fun, look no further. The SOLshine paddleboard can help you develop your whitewater skills, take you across the lake or into a wave.  Grab one here $1099

 


Eliza Lockhart

Eliza Lockhart

Eliza Lockhart

Growing up snowboarding and hiking in the bitter cold winters and humid summers of northern Vermont, Eliza learned how to beat up gear and quickly became infatuated with new technologies. After moving to Colorado in 2015 to pursue a degree in recreation and outdoor education at Western Colorado University, her passion for the outdoors grew exponentially. Soon after, she picked up rock climbing, telemark skiing, backpacking, canyoneering, and is slowly learning to love rafting. Through these learning processes, Eliza began to understand the importance of the right gear and hopes to share her experiences and knowledge with others through Engearment.

Eliza Lockhart in water

Now working for Beacon Guidebooks as the ‘Wearer of Many Hats’ (yes, that is her official title), Eliza has learned the ins and outs of the outdoor industry. She has also worked on marketing teams, as a photographer, media coordinator, outdoor instructor and as a wrangler. She is especially excited to encourage other women in the outdoors and is an advocate for diversity and inclusion.

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