Carrie Kropfl, an entrepreneur from San Clemente, California, invented the Streetubez concept as a way of "yard surfing" that anyone could enjoy with a skateboard. Kropfl developed Streetubez after her children became involved with tarp surfing, a street sport that simulated tube surfing on water. “From a Mom’s perspective, the tarps were a total nightmare. But the kids loved the experience of surfing in the streets, so I was determined to develop something that gave the kids this experience, without all the headaches. That’s how I came up with Streetubez."
Streetubez is made of ripstop material similar to that used in parachutes for durability and amazing wave action. Sandbags mount the device to the street, and there is a handle so that users can create their own waves. Everything compacts to store in a small bag.
Now, Kropfl has the backing of some important business investors to create and market this unique "barrel" that allows skaters to combine the greatest experience of surfing with traditional skateboarding in a safe environment. These backers have helped Kropfl launch a Kickstarter campaign to fund the production and marketing of Streetubez at:
As seen on Kropfl's website at http://www.streetubez.com/#!press/c21o4, surf icon Peter "PT" Townend tried out Streetubez himself. Townend noted, "You know, getting tubed is the ultimate for surfing. Getting tubed was part of my professional career. And now, you can get tubed in the streets with Streetubez!"
Besides the endorsement of Townend, Kropfl has also attracted the attention of Wing Lam, co-founder of Wahoo’s Fish Taco; Mike Reola, co-founder of Lost Enterprises; and Robert Graff, founder of Graffy, Inc. Each of these business owners are also sponsoring Streetubez’s Kickstarter project.
With Streetubez, riders can experience the fun of surfing right in their own front yards, no matter where they live. This skateboard accessory is intended to bring the California surf experience to the streets of America. Kropfl has a patent pending on the prototype and a manufacturer ready to start production with a minimum order of 500 Streetubez.
The first 200 people to pledge on Kickstarter will be given the opportunity to purchase a Streetubez for $75 plus shipping, a savings of 50 percent over retail. With 15 reward levels, anyone can make a Kickstarter pledge for this project of between $1 and $1,000 dollars.
Streetubez is a unique skateboard accessory designed to allow users to experience the fun of tube surfing by skateboard in their own front yards.
Company Name: Streetubez, LLC.
Contact Person: Carrie Kropfl
Address:310 West Avenida Gaviota, 92672
City: San Clemente
Country: United States