The Hokua 8’0” has become the benchmark for progressive SUP waveriding and light riders. With this board, the next generation (led by World Champion Kai Lenny) is taking the sport to a whole new level.
Unchanged for 2012, the Javelin continues to one of the fastest 14’s on the water. Primarily a flat water board, the Javelin is best suited for fairly skilled paddlers. This is the board Big Winds GM, Steve Gates, has raced for the past year and a half all over the west coast with excellent results. As Steve says, “It’s tippy, but it’s fast!” Available for testing at the Big Winds Beach Center!
The 8’0″ has an aggressive rocker from tip-to-tail that delivers vertical snap off the lip and tight turning in the pocket. For lighter riders, this board adapts to big or small surf, and anything in between. The Hokua 8’0″ is a proven World Champion design with not one, but two World titles, and can be ridden as a thruster or a quad.
The MANA 11’0″ SOFT TOP is a safe, stable, all round board for paddlers of any size and weight that are learning the basics of stand up paddling and like to take there skills to the next level. It features a full EVA deck, ultra high density EVA rails and hard bottom construction. Because of the wider outline and flatter rocker, the board is extremely stable and easy to paddle. The new soft top technology is not only safe but also more resilient to paddle scuffs, while the hard bottom provides improved gliding performance. The MANA 11’0″ SOFT TOP is a large sized board, making it an ideal choice for new paddlers of any size who like to cruise, as well as schools and rental centres. The board is 228 liter, ideal for riders up to 127 kg.
“The board for everybody: the whole family at once (including the dog).”
What was already a very agile board for its grandiose dimensions, has become even more nimble with modifications to its bottom shape. Mirroring the improvements to its stable-mate “the Whopper”, the Avanti developed a heavier V with double concave through the middle of the board enhancing rail-to-rail reactivity and straight line speed. This feeds into a mono-concave tail to accelerate water for increased speed, while also enhancing turning from the back of the board.
Even more so than before, the new Avanti is the ultimate big boy’s board for getting out into the waves with easier fun to be had.