Over the past 15 years our family has camped and scuba dived on Catalina Island, Ca. Renting kayaks was the norm for carrying our scuba gear and enjoying the island. About 5 years ago we started noticing the stand up paddle boards. We then began renting them not only on Catalina but anywhere we could find them. Our family enjoyed the paddle boards so much that we knew that purchasing one was the next step. In searching for one to buy we had a hard time finding one to match all of our requirements. It had to be portable, light weight, high quality and look good too. Since we couldn’t find one to fit these requirements we decided to make it ourselves. And NIXY was born.