Rigged for Adventure
Hala Gear, born on the banks of the Yampa River, started with a vision to create gear for whitewater stand up paddling and has emerged to lead the way in the design of inflatable boards. This vision has since spread beyond the river to offer incredible SUPs and accessories in every segment of the sport.
Launched in 2011 by Steamboat Springs athlete and schoolteacher Peter Hall, Hala Gear designs and produces a line up of stand-up paddleboards and accessories that deliver performance, durability, innovation, and quality.
Through the years, Hala has led the charge in whitewater SUP and inflatable technology, with multiple patents and designs that define categories, Hala's boards ignite unique adventures and are used worldwide to push the limits of SUP.
Steamboat Springs, CO has proven to be the perfect grounds for growth since the beginning, where a dedicated crew of local paddlers keep the brand reaching for the next level.
When searching for a way to be stoked about paddling year round, the crew saw New Zealand, with bountiful whitewater, surf and touring, as the perfect place to go next to continue to grow the sport and the enthusiasm around SUP adventure. Hala Gear quickly decided on an Aukland warehouse location and began shipping Hala Gear from New Zealand in Nov. 2018.