Hala! What are we up to?
We are raising money to help achieve higher volumes for the launch of our 2013 line. We need YOUR help to raise money, and you'll get sweet gifts, things that might have wanted anyway, as a thank you for your help!
Our bomber inflatable paddleboards and the mind-blowing, patent-pending "Butterknife" paddle. It's the "I've always wanted a paddle like this!" standup paddle. Thank you for your help in bringing our 2013 designs to life and spreading the word!
UPDATE: the $45 level will now get TWO bottles!
Check out PRODUCT DETAILS at the end of this post!
A Hala Inflatable Paddleboard for:
- Any body of water!
- Comes in a backpack, easy storage in the house/apartment
- Exercise and freedom on the water
- You’ve always wanted a paddle board, now’s a perfect time!
Who is Hala?
Hala is a standup paddleboard company based in Steamboat Springs, CO. We manufacture paddles and inflatable SUP’s. We have chosen to focus on growing the business in a grassroots fashion with the support of local retail shops, local NPO’s, paddler athletes, rental hubs, outfitters, and YOU! Our products are designed with the input of Colorado paddlers (but work well on all water), and while each model caters to different paddling uses, all boards are fun for you and the whole family!
New for 2013
After spending Spring 2012 rolling out our first line of gear, we spent summer and fall prototyping new shapes and improving design. Our 2013 boards are an average of 6lbs. lighter than 2012, they are easier to roll up, and are made from even better materials. The 2013 Butterknife has an improved shaft design, and is ready for anything. We are driven by our mantra - Design. Adventure. Better.
Which board is for me?
Our boards appeal to everyone from the river rapid charger (the Hala Atcha), the family with kiddos out on the lake (the Straight Up or Hoss BT), the fisherman (the Hoss BT), or the fitness, race, or touring athlete in you (the Hala Nass).
SUP Therapy – Help Sportainability grow their SUP outreach!
Last season we worked with "FOB Summit County," a non-profit that works with veterans and soldiers recently back from combat, and Sportainability, a Boulder non-profit that integrates SUP's in to its programs to help veterans and civilians overcome physical, cognitive or other challenges in their lives. There is a donation level that goes directly to Sportainability’s programs. You can donate as little as $10, and as much as you want to help them. This donation level is tax-deductible!
We believe in the inclusive nature of the sport and feel that its greatest appeal is its universality. We design and manufacture boards with this in mind.
What we are seeking in Funding
We are seeking $25,000.00 in capital to help Hala grow.
How those funds are going to be used
We need to ramp up our production in order to create a sustainable business model. We launched last year, and now we need to spread the word and get more people out on our gear!
In addition to achieving higher volumes, we will also use the money for R&D – we would like to bring a plastic version of the paddle to the market. This plastic version of the paddle would help push the Butterknife concept to more surf schools and rental hubs that might not spring for the higher-end version of the paddle.
Helping a Small Business Make It
As a small business that is still carving its niche, we stand confidently on our core values of Quality, Durability, Versatility and Transportability. With your help, we will catapult ourselves into the local, national and international SUP arenas. We’ve got it all on the line, and are excited to see Hala grow every day.
We would like to thank you ahead of time for your support. On the right, we have outlined the various levels of participation in our campaign. For each level of support, you will receive the indicated perk. Your contribution does not have to be financial. Please, help us spread the word. You know hundreds of people that you could share our story and campaign with. Any and all shameless exposure is not only needed but greatly appreciated.
We ask that you join and support our company and movement. However cliché it may sound, it is undeniable that our movement starts with you. We are not a subsidiary of a large surfing company or a start-up with millions in backing. We are launching everything grass roots and just want to get people of all ages and abilities out on the water. We are passionate about the sport, we believe unflinchingly in the products we make, and we have put every resource we have available on the line to make something of value. We share that possibility, and whatever it may mean, with all of you.
Other ways to contribute
If the time isn’t right to contribute to our campaign, you can still help by spreading the word! We need your help to get people stoked on Hala!
Thank you for your support and helping small business grow… Hala!!