I know it goes without saying that times are weird, so I'll get right to the point. We are experiencing unprecedented demand and inbound freight delays that are causing us to be shorter on inventory than we'd like to be, at least at Grey Duck HQ in Minneapolis.
In the beginning of our small business journey, we made the decision to build our business in partnership with independent specialty retail stores primarily in the Midwest. We would be their trusted source of high quality SUP boards with a goal of keeping 'Main Street Vibrant', and they would be our partners in sharing our products and good vibes with those in their community. So far, it's been a beautiful thing. We remain committed to that goal, so you will see that all of our boards listed for direct purchase on our website are now 'SOLD OUT'.
This does not mean that our boards are unavailable for purchase, but rather that our dealer base has ordered our full production for stock in their stores and boards should be purchased through them. They are receiving inventory from us as quickly as we can get it to them, and they will be receiving more in the coming weeks.
Many of our dealers have experienced delays in receiving SUP/Kayak/Canoe/etc inventory from other manufacturers, so the items they have in stock will likely move quickly.
As for the team at Grey Duck, we're doing our best to get our boards and canoes into the hands of our dealers as quickly as possible. We are in the middle of distributing a good number of our high end epoxy boards to dealers over the next three weeks, with additional boards arriving in early June that will be headed out to dealers upon arrival (more of our high end epoxy boards, plus some additional thermo-formed boards like our Coasts and Journey TF).
If you have questions on availability, what board models the dealers near you will be getting in for stock, or just a general question, please feel free to text me (763-218-0480) and I'll do my best to get back to you as quickly as possible. Please include your name, email and specific question and I'll turn around answers within the day.
Thanks for your continued patience and support. We appreciate you and your business.
Owner - Grey Duck Outdoor