Here is another great find, and surprisingly it’s a WHITE rum again. Diplomatico Blanco reserve comes from the great rum brand that we all like very much “Diplomatico” from venezula. Drinking this Rum “straight” it’s silky smooth, with a nice vanilla sweetness upfront that finishes dry and a little warm. When enjoying it on the rocks, it just seemed to get watered down and not open up any more flavor, and of course this would make for a top shelf mixing rum for all mixed rum drinks. End result this bottle gets emptied way too fast! Definitely grab this rum if you can find it!

Liquid Crystal

Casey’s Blog:

Every year before the Lake starts to freeze and after the ice melts, The water gets so clear you think your in some tropical paradise. Until you put your toes into 40f water temp. That always snaps you out of it. This year it’s definitely the clearest I have ever seen it, just like liquid crystal. Here are a couple of neat shots from the other day that really shows the clarity.

The prop


Underwater sun rays


The wreck


Looks like bottom of a pool


No sharks below


Scary clear


Reef Warrior boards

Casey’s Blog:

Yup you read the title correct, and finally Da Reef will have custom boards to call her own. I have been chained up in the “Board room” all winter, Sipping rum and Mixing epoxy or maybe it’s the other way around? Either way I have completed 3 different Kitesurf models totaling 4 boards. My goal was to create high performance lightweight Kitesurf boards, as with any kind of board I am going to create. So far I am very happy with the results.
I have been riding Kitesurf boards for over 10 years now and I have never ever really been stoked with any board I tried or have owned in that category Kite/Surf/Wake/ect. Thus I had lots of ideas and inspirations floating around my head to make them perform better. Plus I wanted to start off building small instead of big projects like SUP boards, which is up next in the board room. Hint Hint.

Hard work Making these Rum sticks!


Lake Effect 5’4 x 20 ½” x 2 ¼” 5.4lb Bamboo/carbon construction. Target: Light to med wind/waves, do and shred everything board



Kite Stick 5’10 x 19 ½” x 2 5/16” 6.2lb Bamboo construction. Target: High wind/waves, Fast and snappy.


Speed Racer 5’ x 20 ½” x 2 ½” 6.2lb Carbon/S-glass construction. Target: Light wind/waves, cruzing and blasting fun board


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