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NEW 2016 Fanatic Standup paddle board – THE STUBBY

The Fanatic Stubby represents a new approach to wave board design. Inspired by modern surfing concepts with a compact outline and more parallel rails.
The Fanatic Stubby combines good stability and ease of use of a bigger board, but with speed and radical responsiveness of a smaller board.
A new sensation that will give you a blast!
THE CONCEPT –
Fanatic Stubby -The wide nose enables a longer and cleaner rail line, which gives loads of hold on the wave face and through the turns even though the board is quite short 

The wide nose and tail enables the rider to select a slightly smaller board in terms of length and volume (as an example, the Stubby 8’2″ is comparable to an 8’9″ ProWave).
The extra stability allows for less volume and a slightly narrower centre.
Straighter, more parallel outline for a cleaner waterline and reduced dragShort and wide “Stubby-Nose” – reduced to the boards effective lengths […]

North Sails 2016 Wave/ Freestyle preview

 

Fanatic Stubby

Stepping on the Stubby for the first time instantly removes any doubts  about the board design.

The wide double diamond tail features a channel for extra grip and drive, the large MFC Tri Fin set supports tight turning and offers incredible lift and upwind performance.
While the tail and nose sections are extremely wide, the centre of the board is narrower, giving a clean water flow and reduced drag.
The combination of the V bottom with slight double concaves, makes the Stubby  extremely fast and controlled.
Once on your first wave, the longer effective rail line comes into play and gives you a new sensation of stability in the bottom turn. Having the stance far back on the wide tail allows for fast and tight reactions and turns.
Due to a rocker line, that is adapted to the boards length and it’s trim, the wide nose always recovers, even after a steep re-entry.
With its speed and control […]

C W A Prize giving for 2015 season

Summer Is Finally Here

We have wind ! take the week off !
Good wind advisory.
Monday : Northeast rising to 15 knots in the morning and to easterly 20 knots for a time in the afternoon. Sea becoming moderate for a time in the afternoon. Fine.

Outlook
Tuesday : Northeast 15 knots. Fine.
Wednesday : Northeast rising to 25 knots. Cloud increasing.
Thursday : Northeast 25 knots easing to 15 knots.
PLUS – Good afternoon tides !

Windy week ahead

We have wind ! take the week off !
Strong wind advisory.
Sept 29 Monday : Northeast 15 knots developing this morning, rising to 25 knots gusting 35 knots this afternoon. Sea becoming rough this afternoon. Fine.
Outlook – TIDE HI – 9:33 LO 15:53
Sept 30 Tuesday : Northeast easing to 15 knots in the morning, rising to 20 knots in the evening. Mostly fine.TIDE HI – 10:24 LO 16:49
Oct 1 Wednesday : Northeast rising to 25 knots. Fine spells.
Oct 2 Thursday : Easing to variable 5 knots. Long fine spells.

North Sails 2015

North Kiteboarding 2015

Fanatic SUP 2015

Severne Sails 2015

Severne have released their 2015 range of sails …
The big news is the new Blade Pro…Lighter & stronger thanks to HyperSpider membrane technology.

It has all the familiar characteristics of the Blade that everyone loves, the stable balanced power feeling between the hands, low down power and drive, but then there’s this added responsiveness and reactivity.
It’s light, but there’s an extra element of precision and control when hitting the lip, and how quickly everything is responding. An instantaneousness about everything.
The Blade Pro’s truly are exceptional.

Severne has a created a great range of sails , head over to the Severne website to see the whole range.

We will be updating with the info on the Severne range as summer draws closer ! Check out picks below .!