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El Rey 12

by BOGA Paddleboards

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soooooo happy I purchased this board! Tracks awesome,is quick for a big…

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soooooo happy I purchased this board! Tracks awesome,is quick for a big board and is drop dead gorgeous! I was hesitant on the price but like anything you get what you pay for! This is my 4th board,the others being Naish and SIC,and while all are amazing and different this one does it all! My go to board Pros Tracks awesome,has great looks and is super quick!! Cons Nada!! None!!! Zip!!!! Usage Mainly flat water.....for now😎

I LOVE this board! Super floaty, tracks really well on flat water…

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I LOVE this board! Super floaty, tracks really well on flat water and on the ocean - even when she's super choppy! Paddles really fast for such a large board. I've been on other large boards and it's like trying to paddle and steer a coffee table. The El Rey is responsive and maneuverable for such a long board. Fun and stable to paddle on the open ocean, and big enough for me to put my kid(s) on it with me. I tried to surf it for the first time a couple of weekends ago in La Jolla - it was such a blast (my first time surfing any board)! But the board is a little too big for me to turn, so I need to get a smaller BOGA now! At 29#, it's pretty light for such a large board... the aforementioned large boards were well over 30#. I can carry this one around easily (a man stopped me last weekend in La Jolla to tell me it looked like I was carrying a piece of balsa wood with the way I was trucking down the beach), and while it can be a little unwieldy, I have no problems loading and unloading it on top of my Yukon XL. Pros Stable. Fun. Can use it with my kids. Versatile. For being 12 feet long, it's light compared to other boards (29#). Cons A little too big for me to surf on (I'm 5'6 Usage Mostly touring/exercise. Paddle in harbors, open ocean, lakes, reservoirs... if I'm allowed in it with my board, I'm there.