2022 Wrapped: What a Year!
As 2022 winds to a close, we are taking a moment to reflect. This year was unpredictable, but we are finding a lot to be grateful for. We are overwhelmed with the support you've provided our small team and are looking forward to everything that 2023 has to offer.
It was a blur....
Boat shows were back! After nearly two years of no shows, our team put in countless hours across the Midwest (shoutout to Minneapolis, Cleveland, Detroit, and Grand Rapids). Thanks to everyone that showed up. We have more shows across more states in 2023. Stay tuned...
We moved! New Brighton, MN is now our home. We're getting settled and look forward to many years in this space.
We launched some new products. Highlights include the Play inflatable paddle board and the Karve Kayak 3.0, along with our Superior Suit wetsuit line (spring is right around the corner).
- Supply chain and shipping continued to be unpredictable and occasionally frustrating. We have appreciated your support, patience, and understanding.
Our beloved box truck, Boxanne, was stolen over Thanksgiving weekend. Thanks to those keeping an eye out, it was returned to us. See the saga unfold here: Watch Part 1 + Part 2.
- We are grateful to have helped 10,000+ people get active and on the water with paddle boards, kayaks, utility docks, and wake surf boards. At the same time, we converted apparel and small goods packaging to recyclable shipping material, and continued the process of eliminating plastic packaging materials from our inflatable products. While we're proud of our progress, it's just the beginning.
What we're looking forward to...
- We may have launched some exciting products in 2022, but we've got more product surprises for 2023. Be on the lookout for those announcements in the coming months.
- If you're interested in paddling in 2023, we do recommend planning ahead! We're hopeful we'll have inventory to support our growing community this year, but the past 2.5 years have taught us to expect the unexpected.
From all of us at Paddle North, thank you again for standing with us. We can't wait for 2023.