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Great starter board for my entire family. We use the board every weekend in the summer. We also have a Bic Ace Tek as well. The Hobie (I believe is also made by Bic) has been used successfully to start wakesurfing, on flat calm water, fishing, in big waves on the Great Lakes, and simple paddling with the dog.
Stable, comfortable, and durable. We have had small children to first time seniors enjoy this board.
The board is very durable, but dents easily, and there is no way to repair. The textured padding was much more important for barefoot comfort than expected. Wearing some kind of water shoes is desirable.
Short touring (1-2 miles), general recreation, goofing off with the dog!
Great entry level board!...
Submitted by:Anonymouson 7/20/2014
Great entry level board!
Light, durable easy to learn entry SUP board.
Stable, comfortable all around board. Sturdy design is great for all ages and family use.
After advancing, this board could be a little bulky, slow for a more experienced paddler.
Recreational exercise, lake and river
My cruise ship company...
Submitted by:Anonymouson 4/21/2014
My cruise ship company used these as rental boards because of their buoyancy and durability. I'd instruct guests how to sup with this board. So it could take a beating. Overall the board is very similar to the Bic ACS sup line. I didn't care too much for the rounded nose (it made surfing more difficult but not impossible) It is on the heavy side, but that is to be expected with the construction material and size. Due to its size it is cumbersome.
Weight, pressure dings too easily.
Lakes, bay, ocean. great rental board for teaching and instruction.