425pro was born in Tahiti and proudly experienced from generations to generations into paddle sports. All our projects are based on this cultural heritage. We never give up and always try to improve and get closer to perfection.
Why 425pro ?
We decided to choose 425pro as our "brand name" from our slogan “Addicted 2 Sup” and by changing the initials (A2S) into 425. Jerry has a 30 years experience in paddling and shaping outrigger canoes. He was introduced to stand up paddling and has been ADDICTED TO SUP ever since.
As soon as the ADDICTION took hold Jerry started to develop stand up paddles, inflatable and composite boards. The results were so amazing that everyone around him wanted to be part of the project.
Prior to his introduction to SUP, Jerry spent most of his life practicing the sport of outrigger canoeing; a very popular sport in both Tahiti and Hawaii. During his 30+ years practicing outrigger at a very high level, he became passionate about his equipment and built a reputation as a renowned shaper for outrigger paddles and canoes.
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
If you can build a canoe out of it, Jerry’s worked with it.
As a shaper, Jerry has worked with almost every type of material imaginable: wood, fiberglass, innegra, kevlar, polyester, vinyl ester, epoxy, foams, all kinds of carbon, and all the latest composite materials. He took his extensive knowledge of building superior equipment and translated it into stand up paddling.
In his quest to improve SUP technology, Jerry has become well versed in every technique used to build an amazing watercraft; designing, creating, hand shaping, machine shaping, fluid technology, vacuuming, and many other techniques have been employed to build near perfect paddles and boards.
All of our boards are shaped and designed by real professional riders and developers driven by the owner, Jerry Mihimana, through his years of experience in shaping. We decided to have all our products manufactured in USA, from the best factories, which ensures the highest quality and unbeatable performance.
We are honored to have some of the best international paddlers as part of the 425pro Team, and our riders are extremely happy with their 425pro equipment.
Jerry works closely with all the team riders. They work together and exchange ideas to fine tune paddle and board designs. All of our athletes push themselves to create better and better results, and it makes sense to find tune designs to help give them a little extra edge. 425pro is always looking to create what’s best for the team so that the benefits can be enjoyed by everyone; friends, family… YOU!
425pro IS A COLLABORATIVE EFFORT
The Tahitian brand is now manufactured in the U.S. and is also represented in countries around the world. You’ll find 425pro in countries like France, Germany, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Tahiti, California and Florida.
Check our section "Where to buy?" to find your nearest dealer.
If your area is not on the list, contact us. We are very open to consider new dealers who are ADDICTED 2 SUP and want to represent the 425pro brand. Contact us today and we’ll get you started.
Our doors are always open to new members.
We would love to welcome you to join the ADDICTED 2 SUP family through memberships, blog post, multimedia sharing, and social media. However you want to connect, let us know.
See you on the water!
And remember, you must live your dreams as deeply as possible.