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Three Takeaways: Little Bay Boards

Three Takeaways: Little Bay Boards

Thanks to the Michigan Economic Development Corporation for putting this awesome video and article together for us! Three Takeaways: Little Bay Boards Courtney Overbey | Friday, December 3, 2021 Petoskey craftsman Jason Thelen of Little Bay Boards shares his “bottom...

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Michigan Economic Development – Success Stories

Michigan Economic Development – Success Stories

Thanks to the Michigan Economic Development Corporation for putting this awesome video and article together for us! Little Bay Boards Petoskey-Based Entrepreneur Showcases Michigan’s Unequaled Economy and Quality of Living Jason Thelen knows the value of his home,...

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Board Stories

Bears and Bolts

Bears and Bolts

Some Grateful Dead Standup Paddleboard art... Bear and Bolts Constructed in late summer 2020, these Grateful Dead inspired Stand Up Paddle Boards were designed and cut in pieces before we got our big laser. And a little Steal Your Face...

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Custom Paddleboard for VW Project: Dirty Waves

Custom Paddleboard for VW Project: Dirty Waves

Classic footage from our old shop!  Check out this video of the Dirty Rides build...Built by Matthew Powell & Jason Thelen at Little Bay Boards with inspiration from the crew at Dirty Rides Music: One Hand Clap by Distant StarsThe Story In 1970 Emerson DeLaney...

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Always Forward Board

Always Forward Board

This design came to us from an old friend. Her mother was, and is, her idol in life and had always told her as a child and now as a grown woman, that, Life hands you difficult situations all the time. The key is to “Always move forward.” The arrows were copied from...

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The Latvian Boards

The Latvian Boards

These two boards are great examples of Little Bay Boards’ ability to customize a wooden paddle board’s size and shape to its owner’s preferred body of water and riding style.

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The First Board

The First Board

This First Board, the one that started it all, was built for Jason’s daughter (who was 9 years old at the time) who requested an eco-friendly paddleboard.

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Snow and Skate

Snow and Skate

Petoskey’s own Little Bay Boards recently upgraded its workspace following a move into the old Kilwins candy factory, allowing the paddle board manufacturer to produce even more boards.

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The Chest Plate Board

The Chest Plate Board

Weight: 6 lbs

 

A 48” classic shape Wake board. Truly an allrounder shape for performance.

Its name comes from its looks, reminding Jason of the Native American Warrior chest plates made from bones.

This board was designed and built using 100% salvaged woods from under our tables, where we store scrap wood at the shop.

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Stateside Interview, Michigan NPR: Floating works of art: the hobby to profession journey of a Petoskey-based custom paddleboard maker

The River Runs Through It Board

This “river” paddleboard has gotten world notoriety since its invention at the end of 2018. Based off the ideas of river tables that have become a popular furniture piece these last couple of years, Jason wanted to be the first real wood company to make a river board. After 6 months of designing the custom framing necessary to accommodate a river running through it, Jason made it happen.

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