Stand Up Paddle Surfing uk / Stand Up Paddle Boarding in Swansea & Gower, Wales. UK
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Written by matt on Saturday 7 Jan 2012
A growing market!
Stand up paddle boarding does not have to be ‘just for adults’. Children can have just as much fun stand up paddle boarding and paddle surfing as the grown ups albeit on the right SUP board.
Most of the high end brands have smaller boards that are easier to carry and manage in the surf making them suitable for kids and smaller people. However, looking for the right board within these brands can be expensive.
Here is a list of STAND UP PADDLE BOARDS which we feel could be suitable for kids and Women, helping you make the right decision for a SUP board for your younger/ smaller ones this summer!
(All of these boards are not specific to Kids and can be ridden by anyone – big kids included i.e. over 30!)
A high end brand which produces a great range of boards in a couple of constructions with some unique innovative features.
The SUP Boards from Naish which would be suitable for kids would be as follows.
Designed for the next generation of watermen, the Keiki series offers kids killer surf and flatwater shapes of their own in a safe, durable construction. The Keiki series will cover the needs of any grom, whether they’re paddling on the river or riding waves in the surf.
This short, wide and easy to maneuver board sets the standard for juniors looking to take their stand up surfing to the next level. The Keiki 6’6″ is built in soft top construction, with an EVA nose and special rail protection for safety, but features a hard bottom for more advanced riding. It can be set up as either a thruster or a quad, and kids up to 130 lbs will find it a great match for their size in surf conditions.(sold without bag)
Naish 6’6 Keiki Kids STAND UP PADDLEBOARD
Dimensions- 6’6ft x 24 1/4 x 3 1/2″ – 80 litres (rider weight 55kg and below)
PRICE – £649
The Keiki 9’0″ is an easy-to-ride board that allows kids to take their first steps into stand up paddling, while delivering enough glide for fun play in flatwater. Safety is a priority when learning to paddle, so the Keiki 9’0″ is built in soft top construction with a soft bottom and flexible fins to avoid bumps and bruises. The board features an EVA nose and special rail protection that not only safeguards riders against injuries, but shields the board from impact damage. The longboard-style design is perfect for stand up paddlers up to 130 lbs and doubles as a soft top surfboard for riders up to 170 lbs.(sold without bag)
Naish 9’0 Keiki kids STAND UP PADDLE BOARD
Dimensions- 9’0ft x 26 1/4 x 4″ – 120 litres (rider weight 60kg and below)
PRICE – £749
or for more performance &
More info NAISH HOKUA range 7’3 , 7’8
PRICE – £1149
Coreban are a brand which specialize in designing QUALITY Stand Up Paddling gear.There boards feature many of the same features and innovations as Naish products as they are made in the same factory,however there prices are a little lower ;)
COREBAN HYPER KIDS SUP
Dimensions – 7’0 x 29 1/2 x 5′ – 115 litres rider weights 85kg and below
PRICE – £ Unknown
GONG SUP- a french brand produces one the biggest line of short stand up paddle boards on the market, these shapes although performance orientated are perfect for budding young paddlers who can enjoy the versatility of paddle boarding and surfing on their small, transportable boards.
Take a look at their line of boards
GONG SUP PADDLE BOARDS
5’9 x 31 1/2 x 5 – 105 litres ‘FINCH’ (rider weight 95kg and below)
6’4 x 29 1/2 x 5 – 101 litres ‘ANGEL’ (rider weight 90kg and below)
6’8 x 31 1/2 x 5 – 120 lites ‘MIAPOLIS’(rider weight 115kg and below)
PRICE – £ ALL MODELS £649
GONG SUP KIDS PADDLE BOARDS
6’11 x 30 x 4 7/8 – 115 litres ‘FAKING’ (rider weight 100kg and below)
7’2 x 30 x 4 7/8 – 115 litres ‘OD’ (rider weight 105kg and below)
7’4 x 32 x 5 – 130 litres ‘SHAKE’(rider weight 120kg and below)
GONGSUP’s answer to a performance board aimed at lighter weight riders, children and kids into paddle surfing would be the 7’6 ‘DARK’ model
Dimensions 7’6 x 28 3/4 x 4 3/8 – 95 Litres (rider weight 85kg and below)
PRICE – £649
GSI – 7S
7s A brand name associated with Global surf industries produces a line of SUP boards , one of which is suitable for kids.
Uber Smooth 7’10 x 31 1/2″ – 128 litres (rider weight 95kg and below)
CALL US IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING A SUP BOARD FOR YOUR YOUNG ONE, WE CAN PROVIDE ALL OF THESE MODELS AND OFFER A GENEROUS DISCOUNT !!! 01792 367453 / 07799 062447
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