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Women

Women are taking up stand up paddle boarding by storm. At long last, the manufacturers are responding and have some great boards designed just for women.

 

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Companies like Naish do a specialised women's board (image courtesy Naish - MSchweiger)
Starboard team rider Anne Marie Reichmann has often visited WA

Weight, Size & Shape

Women tend to be lighter than men, so they also don’t necessarily need a Stand Up Paddle (SUP) board that is as long or as thick or even as wide.  

Women can often ride SUP boards in the surf with a bit more tail rocker than a heavier guy.  This makes the board looser and easier to turn (and she might just start showing up the guys!).

A good value entry level board just for cruising on the river or calm ocean is the Deep Six 9'6 x 31". 

If you're after a entry level board for using on the river with the option of one day catching a few small waves in the ocean, there's some perfect options designed primarily for girls. These include the Fanatic Diamond, Fanatic Fly 9'6", Sunova Surf 9'5 x 32", Naish Mana and SMIK Leilani.

The Fanatic Diamond is one of our favourites and our biggest seller to women. It looks great. It paddles really easily, giving the board great glide and a really comfortable feel. The board is easy to learn to catch waves and user friendly in the surf.   

If you love the timber look, it's definitely worth checking out the Sunova XXX range or the Naish Mana GTW.

Handling

Be careful about buying the older SUP boards, as some are much heavier than todays light-weight boards and not all have the grab handle (the little slot in the middle of the board to fit your hand).  Because they are so wide, stand up paddle boards without the grab handle are more difficult to carry.  Luckily, all modern SUP boards do come with this as a default (even the guys like them!).

Looks

If you're a guy buying a board for a girl, know whether she's the type to hate the 'girly' looking boards, or the type who would love a more feminine design. There are some really attractive, feminine looking boards out there. One of our faves are the Fanatic Diamond - and it performs as good as it looks. You can check it out below.

His and Her Boards

Stand up paddle boarding is really fun to do with your partner or friends. We offer discounts or value adds for multple board purchases.

The benefits of getting a his and her board from the same brand is that the boards will feel and perform similarly, but they have size differences to accomodate the differences between you both. Our favourite options include:

        •    SMIK E-Sea Rider and Leilani. 
    This board suits the entry level couple who mainly want to cruise around the river. The boards come in two colour options and three different sizes to cater for differences in weight and height. The construction is excellent for the price.
        •    Starboard Whopper - 9'5" x 33 and 10'0 x 34".
The Whopper is a long time best seller and suits a couple who want to play around in the waves and/or throw the kids on for a paddle. Various construction options are also available to suit your price range.
    •    Naish Mana and Naish Nalu.
This combination provides a perfect balance for the couple who want to do a mix of flat water cruising and small wave riding. 

Choosing The Right SUP Board

There are a lot of boards out there and a girl's lighter weight does make a difference. To help narrow your choice, you can use our Recommend a Board tool.  Just select your weight, level and interest and review what boards best suit you.

Or just come into the shop - we're always happy to have a chat and a coffee to help you work out what will suit you best.  

We also have over 30 different Stand Up Paddle boards that you can demo. That's by far the biggest demo range in Western Australia. You just need to come in, grab the board and give it a go where and when you want.  If it's not quite right, demo a few until you find the perfect one for you and where you want to SUP. We understand it's an investment for you and we're committed to making sure you get the board that is absolutely right for you. 

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  • FANATIC Diamond 9'6" Pure

    FANATIC Diamond 9'6" Pure

    Beginner, Intermediate

    All Rounder/Cruise, Surf (Beginner/Intermediate), Family, Womens, Fitness

    $1,550.00
    The ideal women's board for river cruising and small waves.
  • 2017 Fanatic Diamond Pure

    FANATIC Diamond 9'6" Pure 2017

    Beginner, Intermediate

    All Rounder/Cruise, Surf (Beginner/Intermediate), Family, Womens, Fitness

    $1,700.00
    The ideal women's board for river cruising and small waves.
  • Fanatic Fly Pure 9'6

    FANATIC Fly 9'6" Pure

    Beginner, Intermediate

    All Rounder/Cruise, Surf (Beginner/Intermediate), Family, Womens, Fitness

    Regular Price: $1,400.00

    Special Price: $1,200.00

    The ideal board for river cruising and small waves for a lighter rider.
  • Fanatic Diamond Air Inflatable SUP 2017

    FANATIC Diamond Air 9'8 Inflatable 2017

    Beginner, Intermediate

    All Rounder/Cruise, Surf (Beginner/Intermediate), Family, Womens

    $1,430.00
    The perfect inflatable SUP for women
  • Sunova One 9'5 Eco

    Sunova One 9'5 Eco

    Beginner, Intermediate

    All Rounder/Cruise, Surf (Beginner/Intermediate), Womens

    $1,600.00
    A versatile, easy paddling, entry level surf SUP
  • Sunova Flow 8'4 xxx

    Sunova Flow 8'4 XXX

    Intermediate, Advanced

    Surf (Intermediate/Advanced)

    $1,999.00
    A high performance surf SUP for for the newly advanced rider who wants a shorter board with stability
  • SMIK 9'7 x 32 E-Sea-Rider

    SMIK 9'7 x 32 E-Sea-Rider

    Beginner, Intermediate

    All Rounder/Cruise, Surf (Beginner/Intermediate), Womens

    $1,450.00
    An great entry level board for girls and lighter weight guys
  • Sunova Flow 87 xxx

    Sunova Flow 8'7 XXX

    Intermediate, Advanced

    Surf (Intermediate/Advanced)

    $1,999.00
    A high performance surf SUP for for the newly advanced rider who wants a shorter board with stability
  • Sunova Flow 8'10 xxx

    Sunova Flow 8'10 XXX

    Intermediate, Advanced

    Surf (Intermediate/Advanced)

    $1,999.00
    A high performance surf SUP for for the newly advanced rider who wants a shorter board with stability

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