SUP Surf Reviews

SUP Reviews - F-One SUP Papenoo Pro Convertible 7'7 2017
SUP Reviews - F-One SUP Papenoo Pro Convertible 7'7 2017
F-One SUP Papenoo Pro Convertible

This board is bang on trend as to where SUP surfing is going for a lot of people. Parallel rails are really the thing of the moment, and this board is straight out of that way of thinking. Lots of brands are now making short, wide nose and wide tailed boards like this. However, what caught my eye about the…

Surf
2017
SUP Reviews - RRD C.O.T.A.N. Classic 7'11 2017
SUP Reviews - RRD C.O.T.A.N. Classic 7'11 2017
RRD C.O.T.A.N. Classic

C.O.T.A.N. stands for Cut Off Nose And Tail, and what we have here is a modern breed of SUP that does away with the traditional surf shape in favour of a stubby nose and tail with parallel rails. The parallel rails are the key to these modern designs, as the rails don’t have to taper to a traditional nose area…

Surf
2017
SUP Reviews - Sunova Style 9'6 2017
SUP Reviews - Sunova Style 9'6 2017
Sunova Style

This board has a super interesting shape. For me, it was reminiscent of a Donald Takayama style performance nose rider longboard. It has a huge squared off spoon like nose with loads of bottom shape, straight parallel rails with lovely rounded tops into a sharper edge, going down to super pinched-in, performance looking pintail. In terms of finish, it looks…

Surf
2017
SUP Reviews - F-One SUP Madeiro Pro 8'3 2016
SUP Reviews - F-One SUP Madeiro Pro 8'3 2016
F-One SUP Madeiro Pro

The Madeiro range from F-One signifies their high-end performance line of boards. Available in two guises, a double bamboo version and the “Pro” carbon version we have here. The Pro construction saves around 500 grams in weight and offers a stronger overall construction. F-One also use High-Density Foam in their construction, which is far more resistant to damage than just…

Surf
2016
SUP Reviews - Starboard SUP Pro Performance 8'5 2016
SUP Reviews - Starboard SUP Pro Performance 8'5 2016
Starboard SUP Pro Performance

The Pro Performance from Starboard sits neatly in the classic surf category within the brand's line-up. It’s a traditional shape with a modern twist and sits towards the larger end of the range of Pro Performance boards on offer this year. Regarding build and construction, this comes from Starboard’s factory in Thailand; these guys have been in the business of…

Surf
2016
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