Northeast dwellers currently whimpering through this nasty cold snap may take solace in dreams of Three Brothers Paddle Boards ($1,200+). How can anyone not feel warm and fuzzy while imagining a calming upright cruise through warm coastal waters? Based out of Daytona Beach, Florida, Three Brothers hand shapes some of the best paddle boards — essentially oversized surfboards that you stand on vertically and scull to your heart’s content — in the business. The sport has especially taken off in recent years, and for good reason; it’s a great way to explore, fish and even surf, and once you get the hang of it, your only concerns should be sharks and a sunburn. 10’6″, 11’4″ and 12′ offerings in three different styles are both handsome and well crafted, working beautifully in both flat and choppy water due to 2+1 fin format and rocker profiling. Just remember: avoid sharks. Even if you aren’t eaten, people will see your legs a-tremblin’, and who wants that?
Sick paddlin, brah