Composite Sandwich Construction Wave SUP

9’0″ x 31.5″ x 4.25″

Seeing the trend of wave SUP’s going down in size… I decided to also experiment with producing my Custom SUP’s using a light-weight /super-strong construction method. I made this 9’0″ the same way I have been building light and strong sailboards for many years.. via composite or sandwich construction.

Starting with super light low density 1 lb core, I hot wired my rocker to the exact thickness I needed. The board was then templated and the bottom shaped in. A high density PVC skin was vacuum bagged onto the bottom with a layer of 4 oz. cloth. The board then had the rails shaped and another PVC foam skin was vacuumed to the deck with another layer of cloth and a carbon patch in the stance area.. It was then tuned up again in the shaping room to crisp the vee and tune the rail tuck… the resulting super-strong blank was then glassed in normal fashion

This particular board has a red opaque, single 6 oz bottom and a single 6 oz deck lamination. In retrospect… for the next one I will laminate the outside with 4 oz and make it even lighter….

Surfing characteristics of the board were impressive with the lightness and the responsiveness.

I would be interested in getting some feedback on   the value of this technology in the market of Custom Wave SUP’s. The board is on display and available for test-ride and purchase at Foote-Surfboards Maui Retail and Rental outlet … 808 Boards Lahaina, Maui  www.808boards.com

 

 

 

Plumeria inspiration Wave SUP for Barb

In Australia we call Plumeria’s – Frangipani. It is one of my favorite flowers! They posess a subtle, yet fresh and uplifting scent… reminiscent of springtime. The colours of my board were inspired by this flower with its’ transition of bright to pastel hues.

This is the second Wave Sup which Bill Foote has designed for me since I began the sport around 2 years ago. My previous wave SUP measured 9’3″ x 31″ x 4 1/4″ … with this one coming in at 9’1″ x 29 1/4″ x 4″. It is the perfect step up for me, and I am feeling my skills improving to match the increased performance of the board within just a couple of rides. Mahalo Bill