I started stand up paddling in 2009 in Newport Beach with a 12’ Laird. I quickly discovered that walking 100-yards to the beach on a windy day could be quite an adventure. I began looking for a solution for transporting the board and realized there was nothing out there that really worked for a 12’ SUP.
I began working with a solution minded bike shop mechanic in Newport Beach and we made the first few prototypes (which are still in use). The design has continued to morph over the years with improvements and adjustments being made. Some designs which engineers made look good on paper but were not realistic or functional. So I specifically designed a trailer/wagon that works and that is easy and practical for the user.
The construction and workmanship is done in Newport Beach, CA by artisans that have an attention to detail and functionality.
I use my Boardwagon several times per week on both short rides and long haul (10-miles) to the river jetty to surf. The beauty is I pass people on my bike that are circling looking in vain for a parking place while I can pull right in and start surfing. I have the option of connecting my trailer to my electric bike for the longer hauls or just connect to my tandem for the short trips – and I never carry my board anymore.