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Race

Stand Up Surf Shop stock all types of race boards. You can use them as your first board, all the way through to proven race winning designs that can get you to first place.

 

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We've got great winter deals on SUP Race boards but our stock is limited. Be fast!
Jake Jensen makes SUP racing look easy as he catches a ride on the Fanatic Falcon
SUP Racing is a great way to keep fit and there's a great social side to the racing events as well.

SUP Race Board Sale

We've got major discounts on 2015 and 2016 SUP race boards. Prices start at just $1700 for the DC/NSP Ocean Race Elements - a perfect choice for an entry level SUP racer. 

And for those wanting an upgrade, we have the super fast Lahui Kai Manta and Ocean Race at just $1999. Also on sale is the world's most winning SUP race board - the SIC F-16 & X-Pro Lite and the leading global brands - Starboard All Star, Starboard Ace and Fanatic Falcon.   

Hurry in - it only lasts as long as the stock is there!

Flatwater Racing vs Downwinders

When choosing the right race board, there are some differences for flatwater racing versus downwinders. Good boards for downwind SUP racing tend to have more volume or rocker in the nose to pop over waves. Flatwater boards tend to have less rocker to maximise waterline length.

If you can only buy one SUP race board, there are some fast all water options. Good boards for both flat water and downwinders (like the Doctor) include the Starboard All Star, Fanatic Falcon, SUP ATX Lahui Kai or NSP/DC race boards.  

If you do want to get an edge over your competitors, the major brands do specialised boards for either flat water or downwinders. The fastest flatwater race boards are the Starboard Sprint or the SIC X Series. For downwinders, the Starboard Ace or SIC Unlimited will give you the best chance of crossing the line in first place. Just come in and have a chat and we’ll get you on the fastest board. 

SUP Race Board Design

We've got some of the fastest SUP race boards for Western Australia's conditions.  Fast SUP race boards are generally long, slender and light.  They look very different to other stand up paddle boards.   A narrower hull allows the paddle to pass closer to the center line of the board, making each stroke more efficient and more balanced.  And a slender hull produces less wave drag, which also makes you faster.  However, the narrower the board, the less stability and buoyancy so you do need some experience to use these boards.  

Cost

All the big brands like Starboard, NSP/DC, Fanatic and Naish make good value, non carbon versions of most of their race boards. This means you can get into the racing side without blowing your budget.

If you do want to go top end, the ultimate ride in terms of weight, speed and manouevrability will lead you to a specialised Carbon construction. This gives strength, lightness and stiffness.  

SUP Race Classes

12'6 and under: These boards are generally used for in and out of the surf style races known as Tech or Bop racing. This is a very limited class in WA due to our surf conditions.

12'6 - 14': The most popular class in Western Australia and internationally. This size board allows you to downwind, race on the flat and catch runners.

Unlimited: The ever growing category for people who just want to enjoy downwinding but don't want to upgrade their boards every year. Boards in this category are generally 16' or more and come with steering systems to allow you to link runners more easily. 

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