STAND UP PADDLEBOARDS
All boards are outfitted with a deck pad, pressure relief valve and inserts for leash loops and tie downs. All of these boards can be built in 12’, 12’6”, 14’, 16’ and 18foot lengths, according to the class that they need to fit into!
The Surfengines Open Ocean race boards, set out to incorporate a flowing blend of curves and energy in thickness flow dedicated to achieve the ultimate in flat out paddling speed. Consideration for ergonomics, paddling stance and efficiency of stroke dynamics is at the fore front of the design. This is a race board that incorporates a bottom surface designed to travel across the surface of the water with the least resistance to wind and water currents.
Here is a family of race designs that take full advantage of their length in each racing class.
Notable aspects of the design include a dedicated higher adjustment to nose rocker dynamics as defined by the swells in the ocean as opposed to a flat water style of nose entry.
A centerline spine, which stretches from tip to tail, allows the paddler the maximum ability to hold a line toward a point in the race. Bottom surface dynamics include a fine entry, with a small plum bow leading the flow into the entry rocker. A smooth transition through slight double concaves flowing under the paddler’s stance and blending back past wings, to a “Vee” plane square tail.
The bottom also includes a set of chine panels along the outline on each side of the concaves allowing the paddler a secondary stability and a forgiving transition from one rail edge to the other edge during and through a turn, around a race course buoy and or riding a wave when necessary.
The rail chines follow the outline and blend away at the corners of the wings, leaving the trailing edges of the outline to the corners of the tail sharp for a clean quiet water release.
The outline begins with the penetrating measurements of the nose width back into the wide point and is defined by the down rail efficiency of a beveled rail edge to and through the wide point. The outline then tapers back to dedicated wings and a hard edge through the tail section and across the back of the corners of the square tail.
These new “original” designs incorporate dedicated wings in the outline that primarily allow subtle directional adjustments while racing with the face of the swells in a downwind leg of the racecourse. The wings are sculpted into the shape of the board, such that water from following seas will push the board faster forward as does the sheared surface shape of the tail block, giving these race boards a distinct advantage in these conditions.
The graduating thickness flow from the nose at the centerline to the front of the deck swale and the foiling taper to the tail, dictate the volume of the board’s thickness at the wide point of the outline, and throughout the transitions of thickness along the centerline and the rails.
The thickness flow of the rails develops from the nose and transitions back through the wide point, to a slow and subtle reduction of thickness to the tail, while retaining enough floatation volume to help maintain the proper racing paddling plane.
Included is a slightly crowned deck contoured to direct water off and away from the deck and the paddlers stance, as well as a slightly increased thickness flow in front of and over the fin location in order to offer the paddler maximum leverage through a pivot turn with ergonomic comfort.
These new models incorporate an advanced low-profile rail contour which includes an upper rail edge with a soft curve into the deck to spill a side wind and allow a paddler the angle of the paddling stroke that requires the least amount of leverage with the paddle shaft over the edge of the board.
These rail contours blend from tip to tail with a flowing transition of thickness flow allowing the water to pass around the board with a minimum amount of surface resistance. The profile contours of the tail complete the shape, with the sculpted sophistication of a craft that slips through the water with a quiet exit.
The deck design is no less thoughtful then the rest of the shapes that it compliments. The deck surface from the nose is split into two angled planes sloped into the edges of the upper rail contours.
This creates a watershed peak thickness along the centerline of the board to the beginning of the deck swale. This shape from the nose sheds the foredeck of any excess water weight that might splash on board.
T he deck swale is designed to offer the paddler a low center of gravity and an ergonomically efficient platform for ultimate leverage and comfort through the paddling stroke. The swale shape continues back to the tail throughout the flow of the board and is designed to spill any excesses of water on out of the tail area reducing the accumulation of water puddling underfoot.
T he latest racing fin designs will locate perfectly in the designated position of the fin box in the bottom of these race boards.
T hese race boards are complete with a vent plug, a balanced comfortable heavy duty strap handle, a nylon strap leash loop, and all fastened with stainless steel hardware.
This new family of race boards, represent the culmination of over 40 years of developing watercraft designs. The new 2015 Surfengines Open Ocean Raceboard series, incorporates the most recent theory and application of racing hydrodynamics as applied to Stand-up Paddleboard Racing design. Enjoy !