The 2017 Naish SUP collection is on its way and we can’t wait to see what these new boards can do in the water. Take a look at the 2017 Naish Surf, Inflatable, and Foil boards:
2017 Naish Surf
The 2017 Naish Surf collection consists of the Raptor Barebones, Hokua, and Mad Dog series as well as the Nalu 10’0″ Carbon Pro. The surf SUP boards come in Barebones, Carbon Pro, or GTW constructions depending on the board. The new Barebones construction is the perfect combination between performance and savings, offering up a classic, surf-style flex pattern that’s easy on the wallet.
The Raptor boards consist of the Raptor 95 Barebones (7’0″ x 28″), Raptor 115 Barebones (7’0″ x 31″), and Raptor 128 Barebones (7’0″ x 33″). The Raptors take small wave SUP-surfing to the next level. Designed for maximum speed and snappy turns in small, slow waves, these compact boards absolutely tear small-to-medium sized surf to shreds. The compact outline, slab nose, V-bottom shape, relatively sharp rails and quad fin setup allow for unparalleled acceleration directly from take-off while maintaining speed through turns. A V-bottom on the nose delivers forgiving rail-to-rail turning and disperses water along the sides of the board for a smoother ride when paddling through waves or when hitting chop. Wide entry and release create a large “sweet spot”, letting the rider use a much shorter board then he/she is used to, while also creating surprising “float” and stability for boards of their volume. Fitting nicely into the trough of even the smallest of waves, the short length enables riders to pump, trim, slash and carve like never before—not to mention the added benefit of fitting inside a normal compact car!
The favorite Hokua series can be broken down by Hokua Carbon Pros, Hokua GTW, and Hokua x 32 GTW boards. The Hokua Carbon Pros come in 7’3″, 7’8″, 8’0″, 8’3″, and 8’10” sizes. The Carbon Pros were tested and perfected in some of the most notable surf spots in the world, these expert level wave designs are shaped for highly advanced riding and professional competition. Developed alongside such elite riders as SUP World Champion Kai Lenny, Bernd Roediger and Kody Kerbox, this range of ultra-high performance wave boards are constantly evolving as the sport progresses. Lightweight and stiff, the new Carbon Pro construction delivers the most direct feel than any other board in the range, for a crisp and responsive riding experience.
The Hokua GTW series is ideal for intermediate-to-advanced waveriders, the Hokua GTW Series allows riders to make the most of every wave. Our collaboration with Gerry Lopez focuses on predictable, easy-to-ride designs that deliver super-smooth carving. The rocker design creates a large sweetspot, which results in effortless take-off, quick acceleration and responsive down-the-line surfing. Situated between our high-performance Hokua Carbon Pros and our most stable Hokua X32 Series, the GTWs come in three sizes (8’6”, 9’0” and 9’6”) accommodating up to 180 lbs., 190 lbs. and 220 lbs. respectively. For added flexibility, all boards in the GTW range can be ridden as a thruster or quad, granting riders the option to adapt the board to their riding style and conditions.
The more stable Hokua x 32 GTW boards come in 7’10”, 8’3″, 8’8″, 9’1″, and 9’6″ sizes. All extremely accessible at 32” wide, Hokua X32 GTW boards offer a balanced blend of responsive turning, superb acceleration, stability and wave-catching ease. Amazingly easy to ride, these boards rip small-to-medium-sized waves to shreds. The bottom shape has a single-concave nose, a slight V in the center section and an accelerated V in the tail for looser rail-to-rail performance and acceleration in low-to-moderate wave speeds. The amplified outline curve and rocker make them perfect for close interval waves, beach breaks and for getting the absolute most out of less powerful waves. For added flexibility, all boards in the Hokua X32 GTW range can be ridden as a thruster or quad, granting riders the option to adapt the board to their riding style and conditions.
Positioned between the slimline Hokua and wider Hokua X32 series, Mad Dog boards are characterized by their significant volume and low profile rails. At 29” wide, these high-performance wave boards strike an excellent balance between stability and responsiveness and appeal to riders looking for heightened performance in a more accessible format. The boards come in both Carbon Pro and Barebones constructions and include 7’10”, 8’1″, and 8’6″ sizes.
The Nalu 10’0” Carbon Pro is a high-performance, longboard-style SUP. Designed for riders seeking optimal responsiveness, direct feel and enhanced nose-riding ability, the refined foiling allows for maximum drive with minimal effort. The narrow outline—combined with the option to ride as a thruster or quad—grants the freedom and flexibility to enjoy this design in waves knee-high to double overhead.
2017 Naish Inflatables
The 2017 Naish inflatable collection includes the One, Mana 9’10”, Nalu 10’6″ x 32″, Alana 10’6″, Nalu 11’0″, Alana 11’6″, Glide 12’0″ and the Crossover series in sizes 9’10”, 11’0″ and 12’0″.
The ONE 12’6” is hands down, the best-selling inflatable SUP around the world for all-around cruising, long distance touring and N1SCO one design racing. It features a sleek race outline, 30 inches of width and 6 inches of thickness for incredible rigidity, stability and speed. It also has an integrated number guide on the deck pad for referencing proper stance position. N1SCO stands for “Naish International SUP Class Organization” which is a one design racing class where all riders compete exclusively on the ONE 12’6”. N1SCO competitions include sprint, intermediate distance and long distance racing, as well as team relays that are accessible for any level rider. They are competitive, fun events that are easy to follow, thrilling to watch and a great social experience for the whole family.
The Mana Inflatable 9’10” is an incredibly stable, 34” widebody design that is ideal for learning, touring and small wave riding. It features a smoothed out, progressive rocker that provides easy turning maneuverability and outstanding all-around performance in flatwater.
The Nalu Inflatable 10’6″ X32 features a classic longboard design with an extended width of 32” wide for added stability. A great all-around choice, this versatile board accommodates riders of all sizes and shines in longboard style wave riding, directional gliding and touring and longboard style wave riding. At 6” thick with a proven rocker line, the Nalu Inflatable 10’6” X32 is the perfect balance between comfortable riding and maneuverability.
The Alana Inflatable 10’6″ features a smaller-scale design for women wanting a rigid, all-around board for flatwater and catching small surf. This board offers outstanding directional stability in a variety of conditions thanks to its low center-of-effort. It features a proven rocker line for easy maneuverability and a thinner profile for effortless transport to and from the water.
The Nalu Inflatable 11’0″ features a world-renowned Nalu design for any rider wanting a single board that offers directional gliding, touring and longboard wave riding capabilities. It has a long, narrow outline and added thickness for paddling comfort and directional stability while its proven rocker line provides longboard maneuverability for the surf.
The Alana Inflatable 11’6” features a significantly more stable design for women wanting a versatile, user-friendly board for all-around cruising, touring and family fun. It features 32 inches of width and 6 inches of thickness for incredible rigidity, significant stability and smooth gliding. Thanks to its added volume and tail width, this model performs effortlessly while carrying larger loads (like kids) through flatwater and chop while still allowing easy maneuverability.
The Glide Inflatable 12’0” is designed for paddlers wanting a versatile, user-friendly board for allaround cruising, long distance touring and family fun. It features 34 inches of width and 6 inches of thickness for incredible rigidity, significant stability and smooth gliding. Thanks to its added volume and tail width, it performs effortlessly while carrying larger loads through flatwater and chop while still allowing easy maneuverability.
The Crossover Inflatables are incredibly versatile inflatable boards for both windsurfing and stand up paddling. They feature an M8 universal insert for attaching a windsurfing rig and offer outstanding sailing performance in light to moderate wind conditions. They also have a slide-in dagger fin for upwind performance regardless of wind strength. For stand up paddling, the Crossovers are designed with a low rocker and added thickness for directional stability and long glides. This makes them the ideal boards for fun flatwater cruising and longboard style windsurfing.
2017 Naish Foil
The 2017 Naish Foil series includes the Malolo 10’4″ SUP foilboard and the Malolo hydrofoil. The foilboard was developed with Kai Lenny for downwind or open ocean swell-foiling, the Malolo Foilboard fits any foil setup with a deep Tuttle box. Featuring an additional US box for non-foil use, this multi-purpose board can also be used for downwinders and touring. Made with our Carbon Elite construction, the Malolo features a lightweight full carbon wrap with a wood-reinforced stance area for added strength and improved load spread. The full PVC bottom and carbon-reinforced rail apex provide extra durability for superior long-lasting performance.
Designed to develop lift at low speed with minimal effort, the Malolo SUP Hydrofoil is a great fit for waveriding, cruising or racing. This low speed, high-lift foil set features an extra long fuselage for a sizeable sweet spot and great stability. Tremendously versatile, the medium-seized extruded alloy mast can be retrofitted to any style box system and all stores neatly in the included, premium padded carry case.
If you missed a look at Naish’s 2017 All Around, Touring and Race boards check them out for a full look at Naish’s 2017 SUP line. Keep an eye out for more sneak peeks from Starboard’s 2017 SUP line as well.