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JP Australia Surf 8’6” x 29” WE 2019/ £1449

In this weeks SUPboarder review we take a look at the new JP Australia Surf 8’6” x 29”. A brand new size for 2019.  We have tested this board over 6 different sessions in a variety of wave types. The JP Australia Surf is a great shaped, advanced surf SUP that’s easy to use. This board is going to get intermediate SUP surfers moving into more aggressive turns and faster waves with its more performance outline shape.

JP Australia Surf 8'6'' 2019 Review / Advanced surfBoard details:
  • Length        8′6”
  • Width         29″
  • Volume      113l
  • Fin set up  US box and 5.5′ M7 FCS side-fins
  • Weight       7.9 kg
  • Rider size   65-90kg (75-85kg Ideally)

Other sizes in board range;
7’2″ x 25”
7’6″ x 27”
8′1″ x 28”
8′10″ x 30”
9′2″ x 30”

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Read on for brand video, details and website www.jp-australia.com

TOP TO BOTTOM PERFECTION

The JP-Australia Surf range is designed for the “no-compromise”, top to bottom performance in the proper surf conditions for riders of all sizes. The whole Surf line has unique features; single to double concave flowing into a V tail, pulled in nose and tail, progressive rocker line and thin rails. All new for 2019 is the 8’6”x29”. Werner has slightly thinned out the rails and pulled in the nose and the tail, but the volume remains at 113L.

All of the PRO boards come with a 5 fin setup option and 3 fins. The smaller sizes from 7’2” through to 8’6” all come with 3 FCS plugs for the center fin position instead of the US box to keep the weight down to a minimum. The 3 plugs provide 2 center fin position options and the boards come with a RTM thruster fin set. The 8’10” and the 9’2” have the 5 fin option with the US box for the center fin to be able to accommodate a bigger fin. The Wood Edition come with standard – US box thruster set up.

The PRO layup of our SURF boards has no carbon as we believe that carbon makes the boards too stiff for the surf. We have kept a natural flex pattern with strategic dual density sandwich layup and optimized fiber direction. For 2019 we have developed rail construction with Innegra fiber on the PRO boards and Basalt fiber on the Wood Edition boards. No more paint chipping.

Innegra on the PRO boards adds the abrasion resistance but it doesn’t add stiffness as we didn’t want to alter the flex pattern of the boards. Basalt on the Wood Edition boards adds strength, stiffness and abrasion resistance. Basalt is 100% volcanic rock, a natural and sustainable fiber.

We have a ‘First Look’ at the JP Australia Foil board. This is one of the most radical shaped production foil boards on the market. We know that this type of board won’t be for the majority of paddlers around the world but it’s always good to see what the more cutting edge side of the sport has to offer.

Length 6’9”
Width 26”
Volume 96L

Remember these first look videos are not full SUPboarder reviews, they’re not even close! They are unedited, gut feeling videos showing what’s in the box and how they look for the first time.

With loads of new 2019 gear heading our way the first board up with a new style ‘First Look’ video is the JP Australia Surf 8’6”WE. This is a brand new board for 2019. At 113L the JP Australia Surf 8’6” could suit those mid/heavy weight paddlers with a real itch for a performance shape!

Length 8’6”
Width 29”
Volume 113L

Remember these first look videos are not full SUPboarder reviews, they’re not even close! They are unedited, gut feeling videos showing what’s in the box and how they look for the first time.

After the release of the Starboard Longboard review this week we thought that we’d take a look at 5 main brand SUP surf Longboards that are available all over the world. Don’t think that these are the only Longboards out there that are worth looking at. They’re just the ones that most of you have been asking about.

Please remember, if you’d like to know about another brand of Longboard or which board would best suit you, send us an email to pro@supboardermag.com . If you can include information such as your, size, ability, boards you have already used,  conditions you like to surf in and of course any particular brands you wish to know about, that would be useful. We haven’t used all the boards out there, but have probably seen it or have heard about it from other riders, so we can definitely give you an honest, independent opinion.

The new JP Australia SUP foil board has really caught our eye this year. This board has had some real input and shaping design from top waterman Keahi de Aboitiz. This brand new board really looks to be a great board to learn to foil on, as well as keep the more advanced foilers happy too.
Things like having the ability to add foot straps really helps new foilers find the right foot placement on the board. And its large EVA tail pad at the back of the board provides extra grip and back foot confidence by letting you know you are in the right place on the board. The bottom shape of the board is something like you would find on some of the worlds best custom foil board shapes… bevelled rails, good nose rocker and tail kick.

At a quick glance, overall we are very impressed and we can’t wait to give it a go!  

What JP Australia say…

For 2019 Werner has developed the dedicated Foil shapes with great input from Keahi. The boards are short for reduced swing weight during pumping and maneuvers. The extremely beveled rails help reduce the wetted surface at take-off and prevent the board from catching the water in the turns. The cut-out tail section on the bottom surface has the same purpose. The flat deck ensures stability. The pad features an increased arch line along the center so that you can feel the center of the board without even looking down. The pad tail kick is positioned perfectly for optimized foiling stance. The boards come with 2 foot-straps and foot-strap plugs.

The 2 track boxes for the plate mounted foils have a generous length of 33cm so you can also use the board for light wind windsurf foiling at the back position.

Foil Length
cm / inch
Width
cm / inch
Volume
liters
Thickness
CM / INCH
Weight
KG/LBS
PRO EDITION
PRO 6’8” x 26” 203
6’8”
66
26”
96 11.2
4.4”
t. b. a.
PRO 7’0” x 28” 213
7’0”
71
28”
115 11.2
4.4”
t. b. a.
WOOD EDITION
WE 6’8” x 26” 203
6’8”
66
26”
96 11.2
4.4”
t. b. a.
WE 7’0” x 28” 213
7’0”
71
28”
115 11.2
4.4”
t. b. a.

Read more on the JP Australia website

Featured image : T Indra

2018 JP Australia AllroundAir 10’6” WindSurf-SUP, Superior Edition / £1099

The JP Australia AllroundAir is an inflatable beginner board that really does it all. At 10’6”x 32” it’s the perfect size for most paddlers getting into SUP for the first time. This board is JP’s superior edition, so it has the strongest construction in the range, and it also comes with good quality fittings and a very comfortable backpack. All this makes the JP Australia AllroundAir a great all-round board for beginners. The icing on the cake is that you can windsurf it too… Epic!

Board details:
  • Length        10′6”
  • Width         32″
  • Thickness   5″
  • Volume      256l
  • Fin set up  2x US centre boxes (9’&10′ fins)
  • Weight       9 kg
  • Rider size   60-110kg

Other sizes in board range;
Superior Edition
10’6” x 32″ = 256L SE
10’6” x 32″ = 256L SE,WS
11’x 34″ = 285L SE

Light Edition
10’6” x 32″ = 256L LE
10’6” x 32″ = 256L LE
11’x 34″ = 285L LE,WS

Light Economy
10’6” x 32″ = 256L LEC

Read on for brand details, videos and website – JP Australia

ALL ROUND – FOR ALL

Narrower nose allows for minimal push of the water in the front, resulting in a faster glide with each paddle stroke. The parallel outline ensures great traction and less paddle-hand changes. This also brings another advantage – a wider tail that significantly improves stability of the board. The two sizes will cover the widest range of average paddler’s needs; from absolute beginners to those taking first white water runs, from beginner surfers to yoga enthusiasts. Choose one of the two models with the windsurfing option to double the potential of these great boards.
The AllroundAir 10’6” x 32” is also available in Light Economy. The WS models come with an additional 10” center fin and a windsurfing mast plug.

All the AllroundAirs feature a bungee rope on the nose

Mast plug to attach windsurfing rig, center fin and the center fin box only come with boards with windsurf option – WS.

The Superior Edition offers all the technical features of the Superior Stringer edition except for the stringer itself. The boards are therefore extremely durable, light and very stiff.

The 3 pre-laminated composite layers consist of 2 airtight PVC sheets bonded to a Polyester 1000D fabric to create one super strong shell. This shell is then machine laminated directly onto the 500D Polyester Drop Stitch fabric. The pre-lamination and the composite structure give you an unmatched weight/stiffness/durability ratio for inflatable SUPs.

  1. Layer #1: The first PVC layer makes sure your JP inflatable is 100% airtight.
  2. Layer #2: This Polyester 1000D fabric in combination with the layers 1 and 3 creates a super durable composite stretch-resistant structure.
  3. Layer #3: The top PVC layer locks the fabric for ultimate in durability and stiffness. Oh yes, and it gives your SUP its color.
  4. Rail Layer #1: This polyester fabric reinforced PVC rail band connects the top and bottom pre-laminated triple layers.
  5. Rail Layer #2: This additional polyester fabric reinforced PVC rail band makes sure that your SUP is 100% sealed and very durable.

 

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

Watch on SUPboarder Pro
If you want more information about this board check out the SUPboarder Pro video of this board where we compare this board to other equivalent boards on the market. Also with SUPboarder Pro you can ask us direct questions about the product and any other products, to guarantee you get the right advice to help you make the correct board choice. Find out more about SUPboarder Pro here : www.supboardermag.com/pro 
Find more SUPboarder Pro content here : SUPboarder Pro content page

A new refined shape and in a totally new size. The JP Australia Surf Slate has been a popular board range for over 2 years. But this year JP have made some changes, they’ve rounded the outline shape and thinned out the tail. We look forward to getting this bigger board on the water for its full review soon.

Length 8′10”
Width 31”
Volume 145L

Remember these first look videos are not full SUPboarder reviews, they’re not even close! They are unedited, gut feeling videos showing what’s in the box and how they look for the first time with not a brand catalog in sight!

Full review coming soon on SUPboarder.

For more information check out the JP Australia’s website: jp-australia.com/2018/

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

Watch on SUPboarder Pro
If you want more information about this board check out the SUPboarder Pro video of this board where we compare this board to other equivalent boards on the market. Also with SUPboarder Pro you can ask us direct questions about the product and any other products, to guarantee you get the right advice to help you make the correct board choice. Find out more about SUPboarder Pro here : www.supboardermag.com/pro 
Find more SUPboarder Pro content here : SUPboarder Pro content page

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

Watch on SUPboarder Pro
If you want more information about this board check out the SUPboarder Pro video of this board where we compare this board to other equivalent boards on the market. Also with SUPboarder Pro you can ask us direct questions about the product and any other products, to guarantee you get the right advice to help you make the correct board choice. Find out more about SUPboarder Pro here : www.supboardermag.com/pro 
Find more SUPboarder Pro content here : SUPboarder Pro content page

Great to hear feedback from the JP Australia race team Chase Kosterlitz, Kenny Kaneko, Vinnicius Martins and designer Werner Gnigler about the new 2018 race board range. Increasing their range from 2 boards in 2017 to 3 boards in 2018 by adding a specific downwind board.

Here’s what JP Australia have to say:
‘The Downwind Race shape has a full focus on the downwind performance. We have increased the scoop rocker line even more and added thickness to the tail. The Flatwater Race has a narrow nose that transforms smoothly into a single concave bottom extending all the way to the tail. The Allwater Race is the missing link between a Flatwater and a Downwind. This board you can take to most of the races where you don’t know for sure what conditions you can expect.’