Try Them All
Purchasing a stand up paddle board can be a big decision.
Before you drop the cash on a new SUP board come on out to demo day and take each model for a spin. This is a great opportunity to test each board to discover the one that works best for you and your unique riding style, body type, and personal needs.
2020 Demo Dates are not scheduled. If you would like to test out a board before purchasing, please give us a call and we will be happy to set up a demo time for you at your leisure.
Current Bote models available for demo:
- 12' Rackham (hardshell)
- 12' HD (hardshell)
- Flood Aero (11')
- HD Aero (11'6")
- Breeze Aero (10'8")
What to Expect
Demo Day is an open and free event for anyone that is interested in paddle boarding. It doesn't matter if you already own a board or you're new to the sport you are welcome to come try out the BOTE demo fleet. We typically have all BOTE models on the water - ready to test drive. The event is relaxed and laid back with Kat there to answer any questions and gurus to handle your gear. This is the perfect way to unwind after a busy week and get outside.
We recommend bringing flip flops, chacos, or booties for wear to and from our launch site. You may get wet so dress accordingly and bring a towel. All skill levels welcome. Demo day is kid and pet friendly. Kiddos less than 12 years of age must be on a craft with parent or guardian. Parents, please be aware we are located on a running river - there may be dates where the river current is too strong for beginner paddlers.
2020 Demo Days are not scheduled. We can usually throw a demo together pretty fast with a few days notice. Mention what types of boards you're looking to try and we can set something up!
Why, our new shop in Coolidge, that's where! We have parking surrounding Sushi Nabe restaurant and the entirety of Coolidge Park, which is free after 6pm and all day Sundays.
L2 Outside Storefront / BOTE Chattanooga Showroom
131 River Street
Chattanooga, TN 37405
All those interested in demo'ing will first watch our safety video & sign a safety waiver - arriving in store before heading towards the water.
18+: PLEASE BRING YOUR ID WITH YOU FOR YOUR FIRST VISIT. All waivers are kept on file for the remainder of the season after your first visit. All subsequent rentals/tours/demo days will require getting your appropriate wristband only before heading to the water.
Demo Day takes place on the TN River, accessible through Coolidge Park, just a 2 minute walk from our new storefront. The river current experienced via our launch point under John Ross Bridge (also commonly known as Market Street Bridge) is typically lazy and perfect for a good time on the water. Be aware that Demo Days in downtown may be pushed to another date due to bad weather or occasional swift current. Please feel free to call our shop (423-531-7873) with any concerns.
Demo Day Photos of Years Past