Flood 10'6"

10' 6"
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Flood 10'6" Description

The Flood 10'6" is a sup brought to you by BOTE Boards. Read Flood 10'6" reviews or submit your own review to share with the paddling community. Check out a few other sup recommendations below or explore all sups to find the perfect one for you!

Flood 10'6" Specs and Features

  • Structure: Rigid / Hard Shell
  • Seating Configuration: Solo
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Smaller Adult/Child, Average Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Smaller Adult/Child, Average Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

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Flood 10'6" Reviews

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If you are acclimated to…

Submitted by: paddler1630609 on 8/9/2021

If you are acclimated to water sports you will love SUP paddleboarding. I am on the older end of the paddleboard spectrum since I am in my 50's. I was a surfer on the East Coast of Florida growing up, water skiied, rowed crew in college, and most importantly(for paddle board purposes) rowed for an outrigger canoe club (Na Kai Ewalu) on the island of Maui in the '90s. The transition from these prior water sports to a paddleboard was not an automatic one, but the learning curve is quite quick and I was able to stand up during the first outing. On the second outing, I could stand up in the ocean with boat-wake coming in, for an hour at a time.

I purchased the Flood and my wife purchased the Breeze (hard versions). If you appreciate craftsmanship and details that only a water-loving human could understand BOTE boards are it and they are next level, they are extremely well crafted and also beautiful. The padded top is made for your bare feet, the included paddle is rigid and feels good in the hand and when you crank it there is no flex. There is much thought that went into this board shape and overall SUP set-up and it shows.

Even in a calm sea with a small wake coming in my Flood hardboard will pick right up and surf (smile included) and that is exactly what I was looking for -just like outrigger canoeing in a following sea between Maui and Molokai, lol.

I'm pushing the 10" 7" Flood board to its weight limits since I am 6 ft tall and weigh 208+ - but once underway the board is steady and manageable and fast (it planes). It is not "a dock" that you paddle it is an expertly crated tool made for water sports. Overall the Flood has nice predictable characteristics, it is nimble, fast, and solid feeling. The Breeze is a bit wider. lighter and a little more stable and where the Flood is narrower and turns quicker the Breeze is lax on the turns, but both are very stable in SUP mode. The weight difference is minimal for carrying, but there is a difference the Flood is heavier (8 lbs or so?) but manageable. We transport from home on roof racks to the beach and carry downstairs to the beach all doable and we are able to load and unload the car fine.

My hat is off to the workmanship of these Bote boards and from what I have seen to date the Bote boards are far superior to the others and also always sold out. With regular surfing long-boards pushing 1K in price these Bote boards also seem like a bargain in comparison. My teen daughter also approves - she stood right up and was off paddling in the ocean. Anyway, these have my vote for a perfect Pandemic sport in beautiful South Florida - if you want to surf easily get the HARD SUP - they are more work to transport maybe, but to my mind worth it.


Very durable with the…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 3/31/2021

Very durable with the Gatorshell technology but very heavy at 35 lbs. and 10'6" it makes it difficult to carry for the average person.


I've got the 10.5 ft Bote…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 9/3/2019

I've got the 10.5 ft Bote "Flood" with the (Gatorshell) technology. This new coating makes it 6x more durable than their epoxy version of this model. Its fast, its sexy, its light.


Beautiful design but not great quality for price

Submitted by: paddler378601 on 8/3/2017

I surfed short boards for years and a buddy got me into paddle boarding in May 2017. I got major SUP fever and had to have my own board. I bought the 10'6" Flood Classic in July 2017. I've taken it out 12 times in 3 weeks.

The good: It paddles well. I've been on boards from 8 different manufacturers, and The Flood is my favorite. The double hull construction definitely makes a difference. It's super stable and handled well while paddling against the wind and in a rip current (true story). Also, surprisingly easy to catch some longboard action on the waves thanks to the rocker.

More good: Aesthetically, it's utter eye candy with all the features and options that whispers sweet adventure to its owner. It's the sexiest board I've owned - the supermodel in my collection.

The bad: Unfortunately, just like a supermodel, it's more fragile than it looks and lacks shine in person. Right out of the shipping crate I was surprised the board wasn't protected with a gloss coat or at least a polished hot coat. This left the board super porous. Now I get the need to reduce the whole skin-friction-drag, but it's so porous that simply gripping my board with clean hands leaves handprints all over the rails. The cosmetic issues don't end there. After two uses, the BOTE logo on the rails is rubbing off, the wood inlays seem to be drying out, and it dings like a DeLorean. The smallest bump on my SUV car rack or tap on the rack in my house leaves a permanent scuff or ding.

Since it seems to be the most fragile (and most expensive) of all the boards I've ever owned, I am worried about how long my Flood Classic will last. If not for its fragility, I would have given it 5 stars instead of 2.5. I want to give it a 5. I really do, but for all the board's beauty and bells and whistles, it needs to be tougher and able to withstand normal handling.


Overall I was thoroughly…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 9/5/2016
Overall I was thoroughly disappointed in the 12'6 Flood board and in Bote. I retuned the board, and got my $1,600 dollars back, after I used it twice and it got dinged from normal usage. The board was poorly constructed, and would create pressure dings on its rails/top and bottom decks from me simply picking it up! In a board sock too! The board was beautiful, but very poorly constructed. I returned it after the board got a crack in it from my foot hitting it too hard, while surfing. Total joke. I highly suggest buying a Cruiser SUP board, look them up. I bought a Kona Durashield and I love it; lighter, stronger, and more versatile than any piece of crap Bote board. Pros It would have been good for fishing and surfing if the board didn't get dinged like an egg shell cracking. Cons Inexcusably low durability on a $1,600 board. It is heavier and less versatile compared to other SUP boards (I recommend the Kona Durashiled from Cruiser SUP if you want a comparable board to the Bote). The customer service was also crap, and made me fend for myself on the return, wouldn't recognize their board shapers have an elementary level of workmanship and quality. Usage Surfing, touring, fishing

I have both the 12' flood and…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 6/24/2016
I have both the 12' flood and 10'6 flood. I prefer the stability and nice glide of the 12' and is long enough to safely strap my cooler and fishing gear and i can still lay on the board when i want to just enjoy the sunshine. The 10'6 is a great board with 3 fins which u can remive if u prefer one. Its light enough to lift and is my go to when i am ready to paddle without all my gear. Pros Great all around board. Stable, wide, light, handle, integrated cup holder, place to strap gear for straps, bungees INCLUDED on front and back of boards, epoxy...superior board! Cons Nothing Usage Exercise, fishing, leisure, dancing😎

I love this recreational…

Submitted by: Rose505bud on 8/26/2015
I love this recreational board. The only downside is it becomes weighted down easily if I try to strap gear or a cooler to it to assist for longer trips. It certainly helps to have a current! Pros Super stable Cons Weighed down easily. I'm only 120 lbs so you'd think I could easily glide with extra gear, but, no. Usage Excersize. Recreational pursuits. Floating springs and lkazy rivers

Have the 12' Flood Native…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 6/29/2015
Have the 12' Flood Native .Really enjoy the board. Using on the flooded lakes in North Texas. Plan to take it home to Florida gulf area in near future. HEAVY THOUGH! Pros Stable, good flotation with my dogs, easy to paddle. Cons Adv weight on various web sites is 30-31 lbs. Actual is 37-38 lbs. May not seem like a big deal until you are lifting on and off your vehicle. Im over 60 so it matters to me. Usage LAKE TOURING, SMALL SURF

This is a very nice SUP and…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 3/29/2015
This is a very nice SUP and it was great going into the waves, very stable. Fishing of this was a breeze and I did not have any trouble with balance. Pros Stability and performance Cons Nothing yet Usage Fishing

This is an amazing board!…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 3/3/2015
This is an amazing board! loved from beginning when I put it In the water. Board is real stable in any type of condition, chop or when its flat. Ive used a few of the bote products before and Ive always had good results with them. Pros Color and look, performance Cons Nothing Usage touring

Great beginner board but out…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 3/28/2014
Great beginner board but out grew if after 6 months and was ready for something lighter and faster. Also, had an issue with paint chipping and pealing. Pros Good stable board. Cons Heavy. Was too slow to race even in the surf class. Usage Exercise and racing.

bought this board for my 4…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 8/5/2013
bought this board for my 4 kids at Christmas 2012 and after 2 times out the tail end started flaking and the shell seemed really soft and spongy in some spots. My foot actually caused the bamboo looking area under the elastic strap to cave in Pros Only used twice but manageable size and different look Cons Seems defective in that the exterior is flaking off and cracks easily - we have had tons of surf boards as we live at the jersey shore so we understand that these things can be fragile and need to be handled with care but this paddle board seems defective it should not be cracking and caving in on the top where you are standing - really weird Usage lake and ocean