Badfish sup boards were born and raised in Salida, Colorado on the Arkansas River. Two whitewater kayaking guides, instructors, and competitors, Zack and Mike, were bored with sitting down while surfing river waves. Zack believed that he could rip the river waves on the Arkansas River like he did as a kid in San Diego if only he had the right tool. After four years of brainstorming, prototyping and discovering SUP paddling, Zack and Mike created SUP boards that make stand up paddling on rivers and lakes more fun. Together, Zack and Mike diverse skills in design, engineering and construction with years of surfing and whitewater kayaking experience into revolutionary Badfish shapes.