The 2016 Naish SUP Boards are here! Read this comprehensive guide to find the Naish board that’s right for you. We’ll cover the constructions for 2016, the different board series and their functions.
The 2016 Naish Inflatables include five board designs and a variety of sizes. The board types include the One, Glide, Nalu, Mana and Alana. All inflatables come with a carry pack and a pump.
The Naish One comes in one size: 12’6″. The longest of the bunch, it’s designed for racing and all-around cruising. The One is known for stability and speed. It also features a number guide on the deck pad to help the rider keep a correct stance.
The Glide Inflatable comes in one size: 12’0″. It’s perfect as a general SUP board for those who just want to get out on the water. It’s great for long distances and all-around cruising. Due to its larger volume it can hold heavier loads without losing its maneuverability.
The Nalu Inflatable comes in two sizes: 11’0″ and 10’2″. The 11’0″ is designed for heavier riders looking for a board with directional gliding, touring and longboard abilities. The thickness of the board adds to its stability for directional gliding, while its rocker line allows it to catch waves with ease. The 10’2″ has similar capabilities as the 11’0″ but for a lighter rider. The 10’2″ is narrower than the 11’0″, thinner and has a more progressive rocker line allowing it the same directional stability and longboard surfing abilities as its longer counterpart.
The Alana Inflatable comes in two sizes: 11’6″ and 10’6″. The taller of the boards was made for stability and performs well cruising and touring. The board features a width of 32 inches and a thickness of 6 inches. The board’s extra volume allows for carrying heavier gear while still being simple to maneuver. The 10’6″ is a great all-around board, but also boasts surfing capabilities. The board performs well in small surf and flatwater for all-around cruising. The board’s rocker gives it great maneuverability, while it’s thin profile allows for easy handling to and from the water.
The Naish Crossover Inflatable Series features boards that can be used for both stand up paddling and windsurfing. All the boards in the series have a universal insert for attaching a windsurfing rig. They also feature a slide-in dagger fin for upwind performance no matter the wind conditions. The boards are perfect for both cruising and longboard style windsurfing due to their low rocker and additional thickness.
The Crossover Inflatable’s feature: Two 10.0 slide in fins, a carry handle, EVA deckpad, a canvas carry paso, high pressure gauge pump and a crossover rig.
The Naish Nalu Series comes in two different constructions: GTW and GS. Their 10’0″ board comes in the LE construction. The boards feature: FCS side fins, an EVA deckpad, ledge handle and a M8 insert for GTW constructions.
The only Nalu to come in the LE construction, the 10’0″ is made for high performance and longboard surfing. The design allows for nose-riding and gives the option of riding as a thruster or quad.
The Nalu 10’6″ was designed for cruising and all levels of surfing. The board’s width makes it stable for its wide range of uses.
The 10’10″s length and width keeps it from performing in all levels of surf like it’s counterparts, but still performs in small surf conditions. It’s designed for tandem paddling and touring, including eight insert holes for a bungee cord to carry coolers and other needed gear. Despite it’s length and width, the board features a multi-concave bottom that channels water from nose to tail allowing it to glide with precision.
The 11’0″ was designed for longboard surfing, touring and all-around cruising. It’s easy to maneuver and it’s width gives added stability. The 11’0″ has the best performance in terms of longboard surfing of the Nalu Series.
The 11’4″ performs as an all-around and longboard. It’s thinner than the taller 11’6″ and has a more progressive rocker. The board was designed for versatility and has become a fan favorite.
The largest of the Nalu series the 11’6″ does it all. It’s made for beginners, cruisers and surfers. It’s a perfect fit for every style of paddleboarder in your family.
The Mana Series features boards in three types of constructions and six sizes. The boards feature: FCS side fins, EVA deckpads, and a ledge handle.
The Mana 8’5″ is the perfect board for light to average sized surfers looking for a stable board to carve up the surf.
The 8’10” is designed for lighter riders in need of a board to fit in compact spaces such as a station wagon or minivan. The board performs well in everyday wave conditions with stability and maneuvers with ease.
Designed for small to medium surf, the Mana 9’5″ has an exaggerated tail rocker for easy maneuverability. Ideal for lighter riders in small surf or larger riders looking for more stability in a short surf SUP board.
Perfect for riders of any size, the 10’10” is made for stability in small surf. It turns with ease and is ideal for those learning to surf. Available in soft top construction.
Available exclusively in the soft-top construction the Mana 11’0″ is best suited for SUP beginners due to it’s stability and ease to paddle.
The Mana 11’6″ is only available in the soft-top construction and made for beginning stand up paddlers of any size looking to carry heavier loads through water with ease.
The Odysseus Series comes in two constructions and features an EVA deckpad, bungee cord inserts, and ledge handle.
The boards are designed for cruising and touring, beginners and small wave riders. The width of the boards make them stable and quad-concave bottom channels made for precision gliding. The 11’2″ features an M8 universal insert allowing it to be used for windsurfing too.
The Naish Glide Series comes in two constructions and five board sizes. The series features an EVA deckpad, FCS side, and ledge handle.
The shortest boards of the series are quick and easy to paddle. The boards are slightly wider than the rest of the series for added stability. The board’s displacement bow cuts through choppy water with ease. A bungee storage unit may be attached to the boards to carry gear.
The next size up in the Glide series is as wide as the 12’0″ keeping a similar degree of stability. The board is designed for touring, downwind ocean runs, recreational racing and fitness training. The board performs in both flatwater and open ocean. Despite it’s length the board is easier to maneuver than most performance race boards.
The 14’0″ x 29″ board is ideal for long distances and fitness training. Despite it’s thin width the board features an ultra fast rocker line for increased stability. The recessed deck in the stance area also helps provide more stability by lowering the rider’s center of effort.
The largest and widest of the Glide series, the 14’0″ x 30″ performs in long distance touring, downwind ocean runs, recreational racing and fitness training. The board’s width and thickness helps stabilize it while the rocker and nose make for high gliding performance. The board performs well in flatwater and open ocean.
The Alana series is designed for women, being lightweight and easy to carry. The series features five sizes of boards. They feature FCS side fins, EVA deckpads, and ledge handles.
The smallest board in the series, the 8’10” is designed for everyday surf conditions. The rocker and wide platform allow for stability and high maneuverability in the surf. The design is compact and can fit in minivans, station wagons, and sport utility vehicles.
The 9’5″ is designed for surf, cruising and like the 8’10” is easy to transport. The board does well in small surf for lighter riders and is perfect for larger riders looking for stability in a short SUP surf board. It’s easy to maneuver and its compact design allows it to fit in anything from minivans to station wagons.
The 10’6″ is perfect for those looking to cruise, cross train, or longboard surf. It has a wider range of use than the smaller boards in the series and is adaptable from flatwater paddling to surfing.
The 10’10” is made for cross training, long distances and small surf. It glides with precision due to it’s multi-concave bottom. A bungee accessory for storage can be attached to carry coolers or other gear.
The Alana Touring is the shortest possible board for cruising and touring with ease. It’s stable for beginners and glides smoothly thanks to its displacement bow.
The Javelin Series boards come in the carbon construction except for the Maliko version which has an LE construction.
The Javelin Carbon boards come in six different sizes: 12’6″ x 24″, 12’6″ x 26″, 12’6″ x 28″, 14’0″ x 24″, 14’0″ x 26″, and 14’0″ x 28″. The boards are designed for competitive racing. They’re developed to be as quick as possible through the water and their construction reflects that. The carbon construction makes them lightweight, but as durable as a wood decked board. The stance area is recessed and the new shape brings a rider’s center of effort lower for increased stability.
The Javelin Maliko boards come in the LE construction rather than the carbon of their counterparts. They too are designed for competetive racing. The boards have a new deck and bottom shape that was designed for open ocean and downwinders. The rocker on the Maliko boards are designed to enable the rider to catch glides (even in rough conditions) with minimal trim adjustment.
The Hokua x 32 Series comes in five different board sizes and two constructions.
The boards were designed as a middle ground between the Hokua and Mana series. The boards feature the Hokua’s speed and wave-turning abilities as well as the Mana’s stability and easy wave catching. The boards perform best in small and medium wave conditions. Their shape and rocker make them optimal for close interval waves, beach breaks and getting the most out of less powerful waves. The boards can be ridden as a thruster or a quad.
The boards are perfect for intermediate and advanced riders looking for surf. The boards were made in collaboration with surfboard creator Gerry Lopez to create SUP boards with smooth carving. The board boasts speed, responsive down-the-line surfing and an effortless take-off. The boards are a middle ground between the Hokua LE Series and the Hokua x 32 Series. The boards can be ridden as a thruster or quad.
The Series is made for small wave SUP surfing and designed for the utmost speed and quick turns. The boards features a large “sweet spot” that allows riders to use such a short board. The boards’ small size allow them to fit in most compact cars.
The Hokua Keiki LE comes in three different board sizes: 6″2′. 6’8″ and 6’10”.
The series was created to give youth stand-up paddlers the same level of performance as the Hokua LE Series, but in a size proportional to them. The boards are lightweight and easy to carry. Since they are modeled after the Hokua LE series which is designed for pros, these boards are recommended for intermediate to advanced riders.