The Big Kahuna…

Orange Board Company

WOAHHHHHH!!! Get ready…get your sea legs and get gliding along the “RAD” waterways of the village.

We’re anglin’ to tell you about these “totally sweet” custom-made boards the peeps at Tampa Bay SUP are selling.

The Orange Board Company,started by our good friend, Kumpa, and his business partner, Chad , make Stand Up Paddleboards that are truly awesome to look at, but once you climb aboard one of these bad boys, you’ll feel the difference of how smoothly it cuts through the water. The boards come in lengths from 10.6 to 12 feet with weights that range from 29 to 32 pounds. Special touches–such as the displacement bow that helps the board track more efficiently, and a “most righteous” pearlized paint job that is second to none–is what we like call “hot-dogging”…but you’ll call it skilled artistry.

Pictured here is Kim Ward, of Tampa Bay SUP along with Chad Fisher, of Orange Board Company with their first customer…none other than former Safety Harbor city commissioner, Debbie White. She’s been paddleboarding for a little over a month and loving ever minute of it.

Soooo, head on down to Philippe Park in Safety Harbor and visit Tampa Bay SUP. They have rentals available so you can take a test paddle on the “Big Kahuna”, and experience a “gnarly” ride on these “most excellent” paddleboards that are locally made.

Tampa Bay SUP

(Want to read more about stand up paddling?? Check out our archives from September 2012…What’ssssSUP!?!?!?!?!?)

Photography–Terrie Dahl-Thomas

We hope you enjoyed the surf lingo!!! AND…a big MAHALO for taking the time to read this post.

This is Safety Harbor, Florida and this is our village…


Pikasso…in the Village…

Practically PikassoWant to find your inner Picasso?!?!?!

Who doesn’t.

Luckily for our villagers, there’s a place to choose and paint your very own masterpiece. It’s then glazed and fired, and in a week’s time, it’s ready to be displayed on your mantle. You will be the talk of the town with your creation…your personal vision…your piece of you!!!

We would like to welcome to the village, Practically Pikasso–an eclectic art studio that provides creative fun in a variety of art mediums. It has everything you need to create your own personal artwork…a place to elevate your imagination and explore your artsy side.

AND…here’s how it works!!!
Choose your piece of unfinished pottery.
Choose your colors and paint your design.
It’s glazed and fired by the staff, and ready for pick up in one week.


Feeling the party urge coming on????????? What a great way to celebrate birthdays, bridal showers, divorce parties…whatever party mode you are in, Practically Pikasso can help you celebrate. AND…you may even experience the therapeutic benefits gained from painting your own pottery…aaahhh…

Whatever you need to say…say it with pottery.

Our picture is of Lynn, one of the owners of Practically Pikasso. “We were looking for a second location and kept coming back here. It’s a warm arts friendly community that promotes small independent businesses, and it seemed like the perfect place for us,” Lynn explained.

Go by and visit and unleash your innner Picasso!!!!!!

I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.

Practically Pikasso
500 Main Street, Unit 1
Safety Harbor, FL 34695

Photography-Terrie Dahl-Thomas

This is Safety Harbor, Florida and this is our village…