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$2,099

 

possibly one of the funnest and easiest board you ever ride…

The skate is what you need if you don’t have the most radical waves. It’s designed with getting the most possible fun out of any small wave situation.
It was one of the first SUP shapes Bert designed and it used to be very popular then as well as now:

- its super stable, while still really turnable
- its is so fast that it gets easy in bad waves
- it can still handle larger waves if it gets a bit bigger
- it is a great girls board or whoever is in it for the fun but needs more stability

the skate is an exact “copy” of Bert’s famous moon tail fish surfboard. Bert calls this board the short boarders fish, because unlike standard tail fishes this one is still easy to be turned. The wave range is great and even in larger waves you still take control over the ability to throw this board into a turn (obviously that is a bit less so with the SUP version). There is a clear reason why this board is called skate. You will feel as if you are on a ramp. Its super fast…

 
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Product Description

 
Available Sizes:
 
8′ 0″ x 29 x 4 @ 105L |
8′ 3″ x 29 ¾ x 4 1/8 @ 115L |
8′ 6″ x 30 ¾ x 4 1/4 @ 124L |
8′ 10″ x 32 x 4 1/2 @ 143L |
9′ 2″ x 32 x 4 1/2 @ 148L |
 
Or as XL (wider) Version in:
 
8′ 2″ x 31 3/4 x 4 1/2 @ 125L |
8′ 8″ x 32 x 4 @ 135L |
 
(Length x Width x Thickness @ Volume Litres)
 
Any other sizes are possible upon request.
 
download the full SUP catalogue here:
 
Any other sizes are possible upon request.
 

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Size

8′ 0″ x 29 x 4 @ 105L, 8′ 3″ x 29 3/4 x 4 1/8 @ 115L, 8′ 6″ x 30 3/4 x 4 1/4 @ 124L, 8′ 10″ x 32 x 4 1/2 @ 143L, 9′ 2″ x 32 x 4 1/2 @ 148L, XL: 8′ 2″ x 31 3/4 x 4 1/2 @ 125L, XL: 8′ 8″ x 32 x 4 @ 135L,

4.00 out of 5

1 review for skate

  1. 4 out of 5

    :

    I picked up the Sunova Skate demo board from Surf FX on Fiday arvo. I took It out for a session on Sunday morning and these are my thoughts.

    Surf conditions:
    2-3 ft very full beach break with light off shore winds Me: 80 Kgs. 48 years old. SUP surfing since 2008. Non-competitive weekend warrior.

    The board:
    8.6 x 30 3/4 x 4 9/16 Pretty flat rocker with just bit of lift in the nose and not much at all in the tail. Looks like there might be a bit of concave through the nose on the bottom but pretty well flat through the rest of the bottom. It has a slightly domed deck. A thruster only setup, supplied with a set of very big fins and no centre box. The moon shaped tail is the biggest stand out feature of the plan shape, but otherwise it is a fishy/hybrid sort of shape. The other notable feature is the Lift-Sup handle you can see in the pics below.

    How did it go:
    The first thing I noticed was how stable it was. I normally ride an 8.10 x 28 1/2 Gerry Lopez but the sunovas stability is closer to my 10.6 Naish Nalu. It also has quite a large sweet spot for standing, considering its a fairly short board. So its very easy to paddle, pops over white water quite well, catches waves very easily and is easy to kick turn. It doesnt paddle as straight as my longer, narrower Lopez but a lot straighter than my 7.6 Hokua. The full waves were really more suited to my Nalu but for an 8.6, the Sunova handled them quite well. To give you an idea, most of the short boarders were sitting on the inside bank because the outside bank was too full for them. Only Sups and longboarders were on the outside bank. I was able to catch waves on the outside bank, link them through to the inside bank and ride through to the beach. The board turned a lot easier than I thought it would. On my Lopez, I need to have my back foot in the sweet spot for it to turn on a dime but I didnt seem to have to make any special effort to get my foot back on the Sunova and it turned quite effortlessly. Id like to try it in some faster waves and see how it goes. I couldnt really judge how fast it is or how it turns on a rail because the waves were just too fat and slow.

    I like:
    Very stable, catches waves easily, turned easily in the fat waves I surfed. The fins. Im a fan of big fins. I normally ride Gerry Lopez fins in both quad and thruster and while I havent measured them, I reckon the Sunova fins are at least as big as the GL1s. No centre fin box. Call me anal but I tape over the centre box when I run quads and even when you have a centre fin in it, there has to be some effect from the gutters either end of the fin.

    I don’t like:
    No tail block on the pad. Lift-Sup handle. The handle looks cheap and can be dangerous in the surf if you get your hand caught in it when a wave hits. It does have some advantages when picking the board up on dry land but Id much prefer a good ledge style handle any day.

    Verdict:
    A stable easy to ride short SUP that performs well in slow fat waves. It needs further testing in better waves though.

    Th0m0, QLD

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