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Inflatable or hard board?… that’s the usual question. But what about 2 piece boards? This video of James Casey playing around on a 2 piece Unlimited Sunova looks like fun. Having a board that splits in 2 pieces has to be a good idea doesn’t it?

But if we’re talking a 2 piece unlimited race board approx 17′ in length, that’s still 2 big bits of board to transport! And if you still can’t fit the 2 bits inside your van/car, then it’s probably still easier to tie 1 board on the roof rather than 2 separate bits!

We love the concept and think 2 piece smaller 9′ boards really could be interesting, as having something approx 5′ in length in the car or aeroplane really could be a game changer.

What are your thoughts on 2 piece boards? Have you used them or seen them?

Naish Hover Crossover 120L 7’6”x 30” / $2065 £1849
Naish Thrust Foil XL / $1290 £1199

In this SUPboarder review we look at another multi sport foil board. The Naish Hover Crossover is a board that can do it all… SUP surf, SUP foil and Windsurf foil all in one. And it can do it all well. But just because it’s sold as a foil board doesn’t mean it doesn’t work well without the foil too. This board is a very similar shape to the older Naish Raptor, and in small to mid size clean waves that board was a lot of fun, and this Hover is the same. But also because of it’s shorter 7’6” length it’s a great board to get into foiling with as not too much weight up front. The board comes as standard with footstraps, so in just 5 mins the Hover can be changed from a surf foil to a wind foil.

To go with the board Naish have designed their Thrust foil which is a development of their previous years foils. The one we’ve been using is an XL size and would be great for most paddlers getting into the foil sport.

Board details:
  • Length        7′6”
  • Width         30″
  • Thickness   4 5/8″ approx
  • Volume      120l
  • Fin set up  4 FCS fins 2×4.75′ 2×4′
  • Weight       9.5 kg / Compete 14.5kg
  • Rider size   max 90kg
Foil details:
  • Wing area    1572 cm2
  • Mast             55cm
  • Construction Carbon/aluminium
  • Rider size    max 100kg

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Read on for brand details and website www.Naishsurfing.com

Get more out of your investment with this 3-in-1, multi-sport crossover. Two, ten-inch US boxes create a bottom track system that makes it simple and convenient to switch between sports. To SUP-foil, simply set to the forward position. For windsurf-foiling, set to the backmost position and affix a sail to the mast track deck box and attach footstraps to a multitude of insert positions. Ready for an old-fashioned SUP-surfing session? Take advantage of the quad fin setup and compact shape of this mini simmons-inspired design and log some time on the waves. Hint: this shape is especially fun on small, mushy waves.

Short, wide and unbelievably stable, the Hover 120 is as accessible as it is versatile. Featuring a huge sweet spot for a board of its length, this board is a great choice for beginner foilers, while those more experienced can position the foil further back for greater maneuverability. Easily fitting riders of all sizes, the Hover 120 Surf/Windsurf foilboard is the ultimate choice for any waterman that loves to do it all. These boards come with standard FCS fins and are equipped with the FCS II Eco Fin System for riders who prefer to use tool-less fins from FCS.

You’re just about to go for a paddle and you spot a crack in your board. Maybe it was from a session before or even the session before that. The important thing to find out is if your board has previously taken on water or if it’s likely to take on water during your next paddle session. If the answer is yes then some further action is certainly required before you take to the water to prevent further damage. By doing this simple test you can quickly find out how bad the damage is and if repairs are needed to the board before you hit the water.

This is such a simple way to find out if your board is watertight. There’s nothing worse than going for a paddle already knowing or finding out when you’re out there that your board is taking on water.

If you want to find out more about fixing boards check out the SUPboarder Pro video series here : Repairing a SUP 

Shark SUP Nurse Shark 15’2” x 36” / £799 – $1089

We it comes to fun on the water multi person SUPs like the Shark SUP Nurse Shark are great for families and friends. The Shark SUP Nurse is great for the whole family, with a clear viewing window that keeps even the smallest passengers paddling!

Shark SUPs Nurse SharkBoard details:
  • Length        15′2”
  • Width         36″
  • Thickness   8″
  • Volume      650l
  • Fin set up  2+1 / PVC side fins and plastic slot box centre fin
  • Weight       14 kg
  • Paddlers   1-3 paddlers

Shark SUP Nurse Shark

For more information about the Shark SUPs Nurse Shark 15’2” check out the Shark SUPs website here.

Fanatic Stubby Foil 8’7”Foil edition / £1649 Board / £899 S1 Foil

One board that does it all?… It’s a hard thing to ask for from a board, but having a board you can SUP surf, SUP Foil and windsurf Foil definitely sounds like a value for money product.

When it comes to foiling, by using a good foil such as the Fanatic S1 you can surf on pretty much anything (as many youtube videos show us!) But the Stubby isn’t just anything! The Fanatic Stubby is an outstanding shaped board that surfs so well you will be happy to leave the foil on the beach until the waves crap out. The fact you can windsurf it as well just brings even more fun to a day at the beach!

Fanatic-SUP-foil-stubbyBoard details:
  • Length        8′7”
  • Width         29.25″
  • Thickness   4″ approx
  • Volume      120l
  • Fin set up  3 x Multi box (5” fins) / Double US box foil attachment
  • Weight       9.1 kg
  • Rider size   50-95kg
(All ratings/sliders are for board only)

Other sizes in board range;
7′10”  x 28.5” = 95L

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The new Stubby Foil Edition adds another dimension to our parallel rail shape. Fly above any ripple or dig your rails deep in a clean wall – you decide on the setup you ride.

Our Stubby Foil Edition comes in the same shape as our Stubby LTD and offers the same easy and controlled flow if you decide to ride your regular Thruster fins.
Once you change to Foil, our Stubby Foil Edition – available in 7’10” and 8’7” – creates a whole new dynamic. Catch waves of any size way before they hit the reef and ride them with new lines and a totally different approach. Our adjustable system with two longer tracks allows the use of different foils and finding their individual sweet spot. Additionally we equipped the Stubby Foil with strap inserts for optional Windsurf-Foiling. The greatest variety of multisport-use combined in one package.

2018 JP Australia Surf Slate 8’10” x 31” Wood Edition / £1449

The JP Australia Surf Slate is a completely new shape for 2018, and the 8’10” is the biggest board in their range. Offering 147L  in volume this board is stable and yet relatively fast for its size. The Surf Slate is going to offer intermediate surfers weighing 75-100kg easy surfing and lots of fun in small to moderate size waves.

Board details:
  • Length        8′10”
  • Width         31″
  • Thickness   4.5″
  • Volume      147l (or 145L as stated online!)
  • Fin set up  5 FCS boxes, can be used as a quad 4 or thruster 3 setup
  • Weight       9.6 kg
  • Rider size   75-100kg

Other sizes in board range;
7′4”  x 26.5” = 95L
7’8”   x 29″ = 111L
8’2”x 30″ = 128L
11’2”x 32″ = 198L

For more information on the JP Australia Surf Slate range visit JP’s website here : JP Australia

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Quroc All Water 12’6″ Touring iSUP package £749

After reviewing the Crossover 10’6” from Quroc last year we take a look at the new Quroc All Water 12’6”. The All Water is a great board for paddlers wanting to paddle faster or go exploring new locations with a bit more equipment on board. At £749 with a carbon 3 piece paddle, Gri pump and bag it’s great value from the up and coming brand Quroc.

Board details:
  • Length        12′6”
  • Width         31″
  • Thickness   6″
  • Volume      265l
  • Fin set up  US box FCS 9 Touring Fin
  • Weight       9.5 kg
  • Rider size   50-05kg + 20kg of bag/gear weight
  • Deflection  14mm

Quroc All WaterFor more information on the All Water visit Quroc’s website here : Qurocpaddleboards.co.uk

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JP Australia Allwater GT 12’6” WE Wood Edition / £1599

In this SUPboarder review we look at a brand new board for 2018 – the JP Australia Allwater GT. Using the same shape as their narrower Allwater raceboards the GT is the wider bodied board that comes as 12’6” and 14′. Larger paddlers who want to get into racing or fast touring should look at the new Allwater GT range. Stable but still shaped for performance.

JP Australia Allwater GT
Board details:
  • Length        12’6”
  • Width         28.5″
  • Thickness   9.8″
  • Volume      322l
  • Fin set up  US box and 8.4′ race fin
  • Weight       13 kg
  • Rider size   70-110kg

Other sizes in board range;
14″   x 27.5″ = 343L

JP Australia Allwater GT

For more information on the JP Australia Allwater GT range visit JP’s website here : JP Australia

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Red Paddle Co Voyager 12’6” £1049 / $1599

Red Paddle Co VoyagerThe Red Paddle Co Voyager 12’6” is a super stable inflatable SUP that can easily carry a rider up to 110kg plus 40kg kit. The 12’6” is happy to paddle anywhere in all kinds of conditions and is the perfect board to take you on mini adventures. With the twin cylinder Titan pump and excellent backpack it’s a great quality product.

Board details:
  • Length        12′6”
  • Width         32″
  • Thickness   5.9″
  • Volume      370l
  • Fin set up  US box FCS 9 Touring Fin
  • Weight       13 kg
  • Rider size   50-110kg + 40kg of bag/gear weight
  • Deflection  11mm

Check out the Geo SUP track of the short paddle test loop here : www.geosup.com/app/www/12’6”red

Red Paddle Co Voyager 13’2” £1049 / $1599

Red Paddle Co VoyagerThe Red Paddle Co Voyager 13’2” is an inflatable SUP that wants to go places and carry plenty of gear too. With great glide over the water the 13’2” will tick the box for riders wanting to find out what is around the next corner… and the corner after that!

Board details:
  • Length        13′2”
  • Width         30″
  • Thickness   5.9″
  • Volume      350l
  • Fin set up  US box FCS 9 Touring Fin
  • Weight       13 kg
  • Rider size   50-100kg + 40kg of bag/gear weight
  • Deflection  11mm
  • RRP £1049 / $1599

Check out the Geo SUP track of the short paddle test loop here : www.geosup.com/app/www/13’2”red

Red Paddle Co Voyager 15′ £1649 / $1999

We look forward to using the Voyager 15”. Look out for the Vblog/ review of the Red Paddle Co Tandem 15′ soon. We will be paddling it on a real world expedition to see what it’s really like.

For more information on the Voyager range visit Red Paddle Co’s website here : Red Paddle Co

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JP Australia Fusion 9’8” x 31” WE Wood Edition / £1399

In this SUPboarder review we look at a SUP that can be paddled on flatwater but loves getting in the waves too. Beginners weighing 65-85kg could ride this board as a first time board or intermediate riders weighing 65-100kg could use the JP Australia Fusion 9’8” as a great step down board from bigger longer boards. With its hard wearing rails the JP Fusion will last you well on and off the water.

Board details:
  • Length        9′8”
  • Width         31″
  • Thickness   4.2″
  • Volume      152l
  • Fin set up  US box Centre Fin & 2 FCS side fins
  • Weight       9.9 kg
  • Rider size   65-100kg

Other sizes in board range;
9’2″   x 30.5″ = 139L
10’2″ x  32″  =   170L
10’8″ x  34″  =   193L

For more information on the JP Australia Fusion range visit JP’s website here : JP Australia

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FatStick SUP Skate 8’x32” / £599

In this SUPboarder test we surf one of the newest boards from south coast UK based SUP company FatStick. Being 8′ long and 32” wide with its very square outline it offers something very different for mid to heavy weight riders. Fitted as standard in a 4 fin quad setup making this board fast for its size.

Board details:
  • Length        8′
  • Width         32″
  • Thickness   3.74″
  • Volume      130l
  • Fin set up  US box Centre Fin & 4 Futures boxes / can also be used as a quad or 2+1
  • Weight       14 kg
  • Rider size   78-100kg

Other sizes in board range;
9’5″  x 33″ = 155L

FatStick SUP Skate 8' review / Intermediate surfFor more information on the FatStick SUP Skate visit FatStick’s website here : FatStickboards

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This board from Fatstick is something very different from other boards on the market. The short and wide design looks like it would work well for heavier riders wanting a fun, manoeuvrable board to surf in small to mid size waves. We look forward to getting this board on the water. Full SUPboarder review coming soon.

Length 8′
Width 32”
Thickness 3.74″
Volume 130

More information check out the Fatstick website: fatstickboards.com