Thursday, December 2, 2010

Whoa! Can't believe we haven't updated the blog since August. Our Bad! Our New Years Resolution, starting right now is to do a better job keeping the blog updated with all the cool stuff going on in the shop, and all the cool things everyone at the shop has been up to!

Random Shops from the November Hatteras Trip.
Le Spot
M ark Hand DragFred on the Dark Side

Bill G mid Jibe
Bill M Hang Time

Sarah smiling

Friday, August 13, 2010

August Update.



Just announced, East of Maui has a special locals only sale until the end of the month. Save $100 off any Stand Up package or surfboard, and Up to 50% on selected surf wear, sunglasses, and flips flops from all the best brands. New 2011 snowboards and snow gear is in stock and East of Maui even has preseason deals for locals on all snow stuff too! Just show us your Maryland or College ID and we will hook you up!


We've been busy with our SUP Clinics and Races. We've had a great turn out and made lots of new friends, and it had been fun going to the Boat Yard Bar & Grill afterward for food and Drink. We will keep paddling on Tuesday nights until the end of the month, and if there is enough interest on into September.

East of Maui is now an Authorized WORLD SAILS Dealer. World Sails offer great performance and an affordable price. Whether you are moving up from your first sail or looking to fill a hole in your quiver, you need to check these out.

The new 2011 gear is arriving daily. The new boards look sick. We can't believe how light the new Rome Anthem feels. Whether you ride rocker or camber, we have boards for everyone.

We are pleased to announce that OSPREY KITES Pro shop is now located within our shop.
When Bill isn't out on the water teaching, you will probably find him hanging out at East of Maui ready to take care of all your kite boarding needs.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Tueday June 1st SUP

Everyone scared away due to last nights forecast of severe storms.
No storms, turned into a beautiful no wind evening. Only Mark M and Mark S showed up. The two of them paddled from Eastport up the Severn River to the Rt. 50 Bridge and back. Nice two hour paddle.
Hopefully weather forecast will be better next week. Meet after the race at the Boatyard Bar & Grill for food, drinks, and surf videos.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Tue March 25th SUP RACE

East of Maui had our first race of the 2010 Naish SUP Championship Summer Series this past Tuesday.
We had nine people register , and we were treated to light winds and for the most part calm seas. The was a little bit of boat traffic left over from the Blue Angel Air Show earlier in the afternoon, but for the most part conditions were great.

We started the race off of a small public park in the Eastport section of Annapolis called Horn Point.The course took to us around the Horn Point Shoal marker and then around the Annapolis Harbor waterfront, back to a buoy near the starting area, back to the shoal post and then back to the beach for a total distance of 2.3 Miles. Our winner finished in about 35 minutes, most of us in about 45 minutes and we had everyone off the water in under an hour. Next week depending on the weather, we will probably and another leg to increase the distance to closer to 3 miles.

Afterward most of headed over to the Boat Yard Bar and Grill for food and drinks. Good time had by all.

Mark B
1. Mark Mc Culloh
2. Mike Dant
3. Geoff Ewenson
4. Mark Bandy
5. Patrick Donaldson
6. Bill Malachowski
7. Rob Knickerbocker
8 HarryLegum- DNF

1. Mary Ewenson

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Tuesday 5/18 Race Update

Due to the weather forecast for windy and rainy conditions, tonight's race has been canceled. See you next week.




2010 Naish Stand Up Paddle Championship

Series & Fun Paddle.

Races/Paddle will take place every Tuesday Night (weather permitting) beginning May 18th, 2010.

Registration 6-6:30 with Race/ Paddle starting at 6:45

The course will be between 45 minutes and an hour long.

Race/Paddle #1 will start at Horn Point Park at the end of Chesapeake Ave, in the Eastport section of Annapolis.

Possible alternative sites/locations TBA.

Fees: The events are free; however there may be a launch fee or donation required for use of the possible alternative sites.

Classes: The series will include both a men’s and women’s 12’6” and under class.

Scoring: Scoring for races will be restricted to boards 12’6” and under. Top male and

female finishers will receive an invitation to the Championship Final in Tahoe Ca in September. A cumulative points system will be used to determine qualifiers for the Championship. A minimum of six (6) races required to qualify.

PFD’s: All participants must have an approved PFD. They may either be worn or affixed to the boards.

Charter Boards Available: $10 per night. Reservations and payments must be made in advance.

After Paddle Party: Join us at the Boatyard Bar & Grill for food, drinks and surf video’s

For more info call East of Maui 410-573-9463

Friday, March 5, 2010

March Update

SPRING SWAP (New date)

SUNDAY, APRIL 18, 2010

We have changed the date of the SWAP to prevent a conflict with the BABA Race Calendar. Please help spread the word. (Originally scheduled for April 25th)

FYI: You may have heard rumors that we were moving or closing the store.

The truth is that we have been in lease renewal negations for over a year, and there was a real possibility that we going to have to move the store. At the time of this newsletter, we have finally worked out a lease and it looks like East of Maui will being staying in our current location in the Riva Festival Shopping Center in Annapolis.


In addition to our Tuesday night SUP Clinics we will be hosting a SUP race series in conjunction with the clinic. At this time we are still working out details, but in addition to the Tuesday night races there will be a couple of events on the weekends too. There will be a minimum of 6 races with points awarded in the 12’6” Class. Top points winners in both men’s and women’s classes will be invited to the Naish Championships later in the summer.

East of Maui has added even more to its SUP product lines this year and will have everything you need to get into this fast growing and exciting sport. To find out more stop by the shop or give us a call.


We are working with Annapolis Sailing Fitness to develop a Boardsports Fitness program based around SUP boards. In addition to many Olympic and Americas Cup sailors, Annapolis Saling Fitness has also worked with BABA member (and windsurfing rock star)Farah Hall. Stay tuned for more details, and be sure to check out

We guarantee being in better shape will make a difference in your windsurfing! We hope to post some windsurfing fitness tips on this site soon!


We should be seeing our first shipments of windsurfing gear towards the end of the month We will primarily be focusing on Ezzy, Naish, and Sailworks sails, and Bic, Exocet, Naish, Starboards for boards. Please remember, that just because you don’t see it on our sales floor doesn’t mean we can’t get it for you.

NEW CHINOOK BOOMS will be available towards the end of March or the 1st part of April. The Pro 1 Alloy booms have exceptional torsional rigidity and fit both standard and reduced diameter masts perfectly. The booms will sell for $225.

We still have a few of the Aluminum Triple Clamp booms available for $179. Once they are gone, they are gone.


Mark & Mark

East of Maui