Like nearly all affordable paddleboard designed for intermediates and beginners, the Wavestorm SUP is made of top density EPS foam.
This is the same stuff they make warm tub covers out of.
Features Wavestorm Expedition SUP Stand Up Paddle Board
Making the paddleboard out of this top density foam has benefits as well as drawbacks.
Probably the largest benefit of the foam construction is the durability of the board.
You do not need to hesitate about destroying the function of your board like you would if it were made of fiberglass.
This board can be kicked, dropped, bumped into river rock and tossed on the concrete floor of your garage.
It may present some cosmetic damage but as long as it is in a single piece, it will forever float.
Another benefit of the foam, or “soft top”, construction.
There is no need to hesitate about children falling and knocking their teeth out on this board.
Also, the soft top is simple on your knees, feet, elbows, or tailbone if you pick to do some sit-down paddle boarding.
Probably the final advantage of the foam is the board is lightweight.
At twenty-five pounds, the Wavesstorm paddleboard is simple to carry, mainly with the carrying handle that is built right into the board.
The Wavestorm paddleboard is less rigid and flexible than fiberglass SUPs.
The board has 3 marines, wood stringers that include stiffness to the foam but it still cannot match a hardtop.
This means that it is not quite simple to paddle as a rigid board. It also means that it is a bit less stable and has a lower moving capacity.
The paddleboard has a single fix box, a plastic fin, al east to strap around your storage and ankle strap.
The strap can be used to tie down a life jacket or dry bag packed with your valuable gear.
- EPS Foam Core with 3 Stringers with WBS (Water Barrier Skin) top deck
- Textured deck traction on the top deck
- Storage accessory straps
- Collapsing and removable footrests and adjustable seat
- HDPE Slick Bottom Skin
- AGIT Global patented Graphic Film Technology [#6,106,345 & #6,988,920]
- Collapsing and removable footrests
- Adjustable length and interchangeable end and One handle piece and one paddle piece included
- It is more durable than the fiberglass SUPs
- The foam makes the SUP extremely safe mainly for beginners
- Has a light density which makes it float extremely easily
- More durable than the fiberglass SUPs
- Cost-friendly and easily accessible at Amazon or Costco.
- It is also difficult to paddle on matched to the fiberglass SUP
- Less rigid matched to the fiberglass SUPs, which makes it difficult to control the waves.
- It can only support 250lbs.
Wavestorm pioneered the surface of the foam.
Matched to the hard and heavy fiberglass board or epoxy board, a foam surface is more starter friendly.
This is because they do not hurt should the waves deliver them crashing against you.
They are also more strong, experience less wear and tear, and can withstand water currents and waves quite well.
The top is soft without being slippery, which provides your feet a perfect grip.
It is designed to raise the comfortability and balance of the surfer, which I am sure you would agree, would suit a starter well.
Wavestorm 9ft6 SUP Kayak Hybrid 2-pack
Wavestorm, creators of the No.1 soft surfboard worldwide, presents a completely fine-tuned and fun 9 foot 6 inches stand up paddleboard-kayak hybrid board with included adjustable paddle.
Enjoy both entry-level SUP surfing activity and leisure kayaking with this interchanging board nicknamed the SUPYAK.
Featuring a strong water-resistant core and a slick bottom for strength and buoyancy covered with soft Graphic Deck skin. The graphic skin won’t fade or rub away.
Includes all the features of a well-rounded SUP with Adjustable and removable 9” flat water fin, accessory storage strap, soft handle grip, pre-installed leash plug with a removable ankle leash, and adjustable length paddle that also changes into a double-ended kayak paddle.
A built-in collapsible seat has two height settings and also lays flat so the board can be switched to a light workload kayak.
The Supyak can be used on lakes, rivers, and light ocean conditions all the while easily switching from one option to the other.
Length: 9ft. 6in. (290cm)
Width: 33in. (84cm)
Thickness: 4.5” (11.5cm)
Volume: 195 ltrs.
Weight: 35.1lbs (15.9kg)
Collapsing and adjustable seat
Collapsing and removable footrests
Adjustable and removable flat water fin on each board
Adjustable length and interchangeable end
One handle piece and one paddle piece included