With all the rooftop rides and rocky shorelines in the life of a paddleboard you're going to want a board that can take the abuse and the Starboard ASAP Converse SUP Paddleboard gives you a durable soft top SUP that still performs. Lightweight EPS foam core construction has a composite stringer and combines high density thermoformed rails with a wood half deck, making this stand up paddleboard on of the most sturdy on the water. A full length EVA deck pad is grooved underfoot for added traction and with an EVA tail block this board will keep you safe as you test your skills.
Key Features of the Starboard Asap Converse SUP Paddleboard 9ft x 30in:
Great board for the surfer who wants something to do in between surf sessions. Light, nimble board but plenty stable in chop. The well pronounced rocker, surf-style tail, and 3 fin boxes make it a clear choice for paddling into waves, and not just longboard style. Starboard is one of the top brands in the industry so you'll enjoy a quality, respected board (and no, I don't work for them!).
The 9' x 30", 137 liter board floats my 155 pounds standing still with the board on top of the water. Some smaller surf-oriented SUP boards leave you with a couple inches of water above the board and around your ankles. Not this one.
I live in the San Francisco Bay Area where the waves are usually less than perfect and flat water opportunities abound. When conditions are clean at the beach (and even sometimes when it's mushy), the Starboard comes with me. When I just want to get out on the flat water, the Starboard comes with me on adventures down rivers and exploring bays and inlets. Sometimes I take it out for an hour, sometimes I pack food and drink and make a day of it.
The bomb-proof ASAP construction definitely brings peace of mind. SUP boards take a beating from waves, roof racks, shallows, the inevitable bump on something when you're carrying a 9' board around, and of course from your paddle along the sides while you're paddling. This thing is solid and frees my mind to focus on the waves, the scenery, and friends. Just toss it on your roof racks and take it anywhere, anytime.