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Next up – Country Music Star Kenny Chesney

Next up – Country Music Star Kenny Chesney

"These boards are unique because they are completely custom and hollow," Davis said.   "We do not use any foam on the insides of the board."Next up – Country music star Kenny Chesney and Trading Places star Ty Pennington. The two international celebrities are...

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Michigan Home & Lifestyle

Michigan Home & Lifestyle

Thanks to Candie Conat for featuring us in Michigan Home & Lifestyle!WRITER | CANDIE CONATPHOTOS | LITTLE BAY BOARDS Jason Thelen, the owner of Little Bay Boards, had no idea that by building his daughter one wooden paddleboard, he would end up launching a...

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Sterling Heights woodworking class making waves…

Sterling Heights woodworking class making waves…

A couple years ago we “threw a rock” now we get to watch all the ripples! Sterling Heights woodworking class making waves with celebrities, breaking stereotypes “What does billionaire Sir Richard Branson, actor Amy Smart, and Spanx founder Sara Blakely have in common?...

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Woodworkers make board for billionaire Branson

Woodworkers make board for billionaire Branson

Henry Ford II High School woodworking teacher Christopher Davis and his students present the paddleboard they are making for billionaire Richard Branson.By: Eric Czarnik | Sterling Heights Sentry | Published November 15, 2019 Student Sydney Szymanski works on the...

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Northern Express – LITTLE BAY BOARDS: WHO WANTS IN?

Northern Express – LITTLE BAY BOARDS: WHO WANTS IN?

Thanks to Ross Boissoneau for this great write up on Little Bay Boards…What dad hasn’t wanted to do something special for his child? Jason Thelen loved being on his standup paddleboard, so when his nine-year-old daughter asked for one too, he was happy to oblige. One...

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Board Stories

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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Beards Brewery Board

Beards Brewery Board

In an unheard of collaboration between brewers and board artists…“It takes a tribe to invent something never done before by us. A countless amount of thanks goes out to our valuable team players in this piece. First and foremost, thanks to Adam and Robyn of Exodus...

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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

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 First Board

The First Board

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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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

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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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

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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Wife gives husband surprise gift

These two wives and mothers wanted to show their appreciation for their wonderful husbands.  They decided it would be fun to surprise the man in their life with a surprise paddleboard gift.  Jason loves doing these surprise gift givings!Turns out these gifts provided...

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