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Matt and Patti Breiner’s decision to start Neverboard in 2012 was the result of a journey that began several years ago when visiting with friends on the north shore of Oahu. Every morning, their friend James was on his Tropical Blends “Welo” stand up paddle board surfing the break at Gas Chambers. At that time, stand up was almost unknown outside of Hawaii, so seeing James ripping on the stand up was a real novelty.
His wife Dena invited Patti to Haliewa to give stand up paddle boarding a try starting near Puena Point. They would paddle across the bay and up river under the bridge to sightsee. Patti fell in love with the versatility of stand up. There were turtles, schools of tilapia, and the nicest people you could ever meet all stand up paddle boarding.
Several years went by, and every time Matt and Patti visited the islands, Matt would go out diving, and Dena and Patti would go stand up paddle boarding. Dena and James would ask “so when are you going to get one of your own?”
Patti spent hours flat water paddling back home in Ventura County, California in Channel Islands and Ventura Harbors, and like a Pied Piper, took her friends with her so they could enjoy the experience as much as she did. The time spent on the water was easy, fun, built stamina, strength, and coordination. Of course, one of the people she brought along was her husband Matt.
Everywhere Matt and Patti went with their Tropical Blends SUPs, people would stop them and comment on the beautiful design, shape and lightness of the boards and paddles and would ask where they could get them. Patti and Matt loved the sport, and the Tropical Blends boards and products, but they could not understand why the Tropical Blends products were not on the mainland. Both Matt and Patti appreciated the innovation, design, performance of the products, and integrity of Jim Hayes, the owner of Tropical Blends, so they took a leap of faith that others would love them too, and they do.
Neverboard Inc. began distribution of Tropical Blends products the mainland of the United States in 2012. Just starting our first year, there are now retailers carrying Tropical Blends SUPs from Capitola, CA to Ocean Beach, CA. New Tropical Blends owners are enjoying and embracing the experience of stand up paddle boarding with their friends.
Stand up paddle boarding is a great sport that can provide fun and challenge no matter what your skill level. It can be enjoyed by the casual or first-time rider to the most experienced surfers. First-time riders can become comfortable paddling in calm waters usually in a single lesson. Experienced surfers can get a new thrill by learning a new skill while still enjoying the experience of being on the water, and the level of challenge you can experience is only limited by your own skill and daring. Flat water racing, fitness, yoga, or surf, inland lakes, rivers, or riding the ocean’s breaks, there is an SUP experience that is right for everyone.
Stand up paddle has become a joy to us, and we want to share the joy with everyone who wants to give it a try. We want to bring the best products to market because we know that the experience is so much better when your equipment helps you to have a good time, rather than getting in your way. We will always look to bring the best value, high quality products to the consumer. If Neverboard is selling it, you can be sure we endorse the product.
WHO ARE WE?
Patti has always been an entrepreneur and athlete. Patti has always been active in the sports industry. She successfully rode and showed horses earning top national honors in the U.S. and Canada. She was a licensed official with the United States Equestrian Federation for 34 years. She recently retired from the horse industry and began stand up paddle boarding because of the positive daily experience it provides. For most of her business life, Patti has been a licensed California real estate broker. Patti is a graduate of Redlands University. She is President of Neverboard.
Matt is the Vice President of Neverboard Inc. His business experience has been as an executive in the building industry for over 25 years, building and renovating new home communities and multi-family apartments throughout Southern California and across the nation. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame.