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Triton networks with Viking SurfSUP on Apr. 1

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Date(s) - Apr 1, 2015
06:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Bahia Cabana Beach Resort & Marina


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Triton networks with Viking SurfSUP on Apr. 1. Event will be held at Bahia Cabana Beach Resort & Marina

3001 Harbor Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Toll Free – 800-323-2244 Local 954-524-1555

Many crew work with watersport equipment onboard and The Triton hosts networking with Viking SurfSUP in Ft. Lauderdale to learn what’s new. All yacht crew and industry professionals are invited to join our regular networking event on the first Wednesday of the month, this month on April 1.

Join us as Bahia Cabana Beach Resort Marina Restaurant and Bar so we can put a few things in the water and test them out. No RSVP is required; just bring business cards to the meet-and-greet from 6-8 p.m.

Until then, learn more about Viking SurfSUP from manager Darlan Lopes.

Q. Viking SurfSUP is a great name. Tell us about the company.

We are a surf and stand up paddleboard (SUP) retail store in Ft. Lauderdale in the 17th Street district. We cater to the surf, skate, kite, skim board and SUP sportsperson. We actually produce and manufacture our products and can custom make boards.

The history of the name came from our Fusion Viking and Danish Blood brands, which reflect the Danish background of the owner, Christian Wolthers. We originally made Viking boards and needed to add to our brand to reflect the growth in the SUP sport.

Q. What sets Viking apart?

Several things, but primarily the fact that we produce and test our own equipment. We have produced boards since 1974; that’s more than 40 years of experience. We constantly test our equipment in ocean and lake surf spots around the world. We strive to improve by producing boards with the highest quality in the market. We work closely with our talented champion team riders in different countries.

But our main goal is for excellent customer service.

Q. What can you do for yacht crew?

We make sure crew get the right product for the right price for their yacht’s program. We work with them, point by point, to help them get the best equipment that their owners and charter guests need. We can help crew tailor what the boat carries according to trips, guests and destinations.

Q. What products do crew like best for the yacht?

Paddleboards are the most popular.

Q. What products do crew like best for themselves?

Crew are very active and like paddleboards, surfboards, skateboards and beachwear. We have GoPro and JVC cameras and underwater camera housings and things like glasses, bathing suits, ding repair kits, sunscreen, lip balms and accessories like fins, bags, leashes, wax, deck beds (traction pads) and paddles.

Q. Tell us about personalizing products (putting yacht name or logo on boards).

We can customize paddleboards and surfboards. We can put the yacht name, logo, a boat photo or any number of things on a variety of products. These can be used onboard, given to guests or customized just for the owner. Just bring what you have in mind and we can work on it.

Q. Tell us about the “create your own custom surfboard” link.

That’s a link on our Web site where you can enter all your information to make a request and we will make it easy to build a board for you, especially if you are not in Ft. Lauderdale.

Q. On your Web site you have Viking TV. What can we see there?

You can see videos of our surfing trips, new products, recent networking events and hear from our experts.

Q. What is the “cat-bottom concept” for surfboards?

It is the same concept as the catamaran boat. The water comes in but goes out faster than when it came in. This gives the board a 10 to 15 percent faster reaction compared to a regular board. It works like a turbo, keeping the speed in the flat part of the wave. It’s our signature board designed by Wolthers, Viking’s head board-shaper.

Q. Tell us about your team riders, of which you are one.

Our team riders all have a great impact and collaborate in our growth within the communities where they live. They all carry championship titles. We have a local team rider and riders on our worldwide teams in Central America and South America.

Q. You host surf camps and parties for the up and coming generation?

Yes, we do surf camps, birthday parties and office parties. We can set different activities to make a great event for everyone.


The networking event will be held at Bahia Cabana Beach Resort Marina Restaurant and Bar on the beach just south of Bahia Mar, 3001 Harbor Drive, Ft. Lauderdale (33316). Viking SurfSUP shop is located at 1598 Cordova Rd, Unit 2 in Ft. Lauderdale, 33316. For more information connect at +1 954-321-9277, and and

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