SUPs from Surf Expo

by • January 26, 2015 • Outlaw Blog, Press Releases, SUP Angling, SUP ReviewsComments (0)2962

Surf Expo is an amazing trade show which takes place twice a year in Orlando, Florida. There’s always several SUP manufacturers in attendance showing off the latest in Stand Up Paddleboards.One thing at Surf Expo that will never disappoint is the amount of SUPs being shown.  At first glance, you’d almost be amazed at how many different manufacturers there actually are while attending Surf Expo.  We stopped by and checked out a few of some SUPs which caught our eyes.

Bounce SUP

Bounce SUP was one of the first SUPs we first checked out at Surf Expo this year.  Designed for maximum durability and stability, this is a solid US made Stand Up Paddleboard.  We focused on the 11′ Multipurpose SUP for anglers looking for an entry level SUP.  Made with Thermal Composite Technology, Bounce SUP wanted to make Stand Up Paddleboards that can withstand some abuse on the water, whether it be rocks on your favorite river or oyster mounds on your favorite saltwater flat.

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11′ Multipurpose Bounce SUP

11′ Multipurpose

  • Length: 11ft
  • Width: 34in.
  • Thickness: 4.5in.
  • Weight: 32lbs
  • Capacity: 275lbs
  • MSRP: $1199

 

Hobie SUP

The Hobie name has always been synonymous with peddle driven kayaks, but they also boast a great assortment of SUPs as well.  We spoke with Hobie marketing director, Sean Douglas, and checked out several SUPs from Hobie.

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Hobie ATRII Series SUP

ATRII 11-0

The ATRII 11-0 is a beautiful SUP featuring Hobie’s 2-way venting system, leash plug, Hobie handle, and 3/4 length EVA pad for comfort. Available in red/bamboo and aqua/bamboo, this SUP was beautiful.  The ATR series of SUPs are designed for all conditions, whether it be on a lake, fishing the saltwater flats, or surfing.  Multiple attachment points make the ATRII Series perfect for any accessories an angler would want to employ. The ATRII Series  of SUPs are available in 3 sizes: 10ft, 11ft, 12ft 2in.

  • Length: 11ft
  • Width: 31.5 in.
  • Thickness: 4.98 in.
  • Volume: 206lbs
  • Weight: 26lbs
  • MSRP: $$1350 – $1550

 

BIC SUP

We really first learned about BIC SUP at last year’s Surf Expo convention and we really liked the quality and price points.  BIC provides high quality SUPs for newcomers to the sport of SUP angling, but without the enlarged prices.  We focused on an entry level SUP with a great price point, the 11’4″ Dura-Tec Original.

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11’4″ Dura-Tec Original

11’4″ Dura-Tec

  • Length” 11’4″
  • Width: 32″
  • Weight: 41lbs
  • Capacity: 210lbs
  • MSRP: $749

 

Waters Edge SUP

The Waters Edge SUP company is based in Florida and makes some amazing SUPs.  One model which really caught our eye is the Mako Fishing Model. This SUP was designed with the fisherman in mind with a tri-hull nose design that leads into a quad concave through the tail, making the SUP track straight while keeping stealth.

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Mako Fishing Model

Mako Fishing Model

  • Length: 11ft
  • Width: 34in.
  • Thickness: 5in.
  • Volume: 257.8L
  • MSRP: $1895

 

Kaku Kayak & SUP

There was a lot of buzz prior to Surf Expo with Kaku Kayaks new Kaku Kahuna SUP, and we were excited to finally lay eyes on it ourselves.  The buzz was definitely justified! The Kaku Kahuna is an amazing looking fishing SUP, designed perfectly for fishing enthusiasts with a dry hatch, bungee, threaded inserts for mounting tracks, tie downs, and a Power Pole Micro integrated mount.  What makes the Kaku Kahuna even more appealing is the great price point!

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Kaku Kahuna SUP

Kaku Kahuna

  • Length: 12ft
  • Width: 34″
  • Weight: 60lbs
  • Capacity: 280lbs
  • MSRP: $799

 

 

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