2019 Best Sups

2019 Best Sups

WHATS COMING IN 2019

In 2019 sbsboards are bringing you the very best in our stand up paddle board range with new construction, new designs and new sizes as well as our classic favourite designs that we know you have come to love. our goal for our SUP range in 2019 is to bring more variety as well as more options for advanced and professional riders right to the other end of the spectrum with more choice for beginners.

Our 2019 board are tougher and stronger than ever before using a variety of new construction techniques as well as new materials to make our sups last longer and lighter with better performance. Take a look at our 2019 range below and let us know if you have any questions about any of our sups in the question box below 

SURF SUPS

THE WIDOW MAKER

The widow maker is our performance surf SUP designed for high-end performance wave riding. It has a short overall length compared with most other SUPS which allows it to fit perfectly in the pocket of the wave with ease. It’s thinned out nose and tail give it a lighter high-performance feel, whilst the wider width and lower rocker line help generate a lot of speed, enabling the rider to make smooth, controlled, rail-to-rail transitions with minimal effort.

It’s so reactive you will forget you’re on a sup. The foiled out tail adds manoeuvrability in the turns, combined with an increase in stability when riding waves from the wider tail template, giving you the float needed to catch waves without sacrificing performance.

FEATURES

  • Hight Volume Surf SUP

  • Highly manoeuvrable, 

  • Wide centre point for stability and paddling 

  • Great for intermediate to advanced Stand-Up paddlers

  • Ideal in 2-8 foot waves

THE WAR BIRD

The War Bird The War Bird is a dedicated wave SUP for when the surf is pumping. This board is everything you want in a wave SUP, precision turning, easy wave catching and great fun to paddle. It’s designed for paddlers who can already surf in waves and be looking for a board to take them to that next level of performance.

It comes as standard with our hybrid carbon technology consisting of a carbon fibre and fibreglass epoxy sandwich construction for the perfect ratio of lightweight ease of use, to great strength and durability. The design of the War Bird is set up for experienced riders who want to surf in the pocket and on the open face. It outlines design and bottom contours allow for a smooth entry into the wave, whilst its performance rocker gives an instantaneous response to rail transitions with no lag, giving you a responsive feeling and connection to the wave. It has a thinned-out nose & tail to minimise swing weight and improve control. Its tail has been thinned out and foiled to give you the maximum control when turning even in the most critical part of the wave.

FEATURES

  • Lower Volume Surf SUP

  • Highly performance

  • Incredibly manoeuvrable

  • Light and very responsive

  • Great for intermediate to advanced Stand-Up paddlers

  • Ideal in 3-10 foot waves

ALL ROUND SUPS

THE BIG ROCKET

The Big Rocket is our all-round cruiser and waves SUP perfect for a first time paddler or recreational users as well as intermediates looking for a SUP for the waves. This board offers the best combination of speed, stability and wave performance in one board. The Big Rocket is exactly that a great all round board great for any supping activity whether it be flat water paddling in the lakes or sea or hitting the surf in the open ocean it’s got you covered.

The design has been shaped to give optimal stability and comfort for the first time or competent paddlers. Its width and thickness give it great volume and float in the centre whilst the outline allows for smooth easy paddling.

If you wanted to take to the surf, this board is a perfect starting point with its smooth longboard contours, finely-tuned rocker outline and decreased volume in the nose and tail makes it an extremely responsive board without sacrificing stability. The Big Rocket is perfect for hitting the waves with its specifically designed concave and tail template. The concave gets you up plaining quicker this allows for faster paddling and an easy takeoff, whilst the tail gives a great connection to the wave through rail transitions allowing effortless glide and control over the wave.

FEATURES

  • A wide stable base for beginner-intermediate surfers
  • Medium to low volume 
  • More rocker to help with surfing waves
  • Great for turning and catching waves
  • Very manoeuvrable 
  • Ideal for beginner to advanced paddlers 

THE NAVIGATOR 

Our Navigator Sup is our all-around Stand-Up Paddleboard for flat water and small waves really popular with family’s, beginners and wave surfers.   It’s got an EPS  foam core combined with epoxy shell making this board super durable and lightweight (10KG) for a board of this size. The shape of the board provides perfect volume displacement when on the flats, making this board super stable and really forgiving in any conditions. Whilst the outline gives it tonnes of drive when on the waves.  

The slightly wider and thicker rails are going to provide a stable platform when paddling and trying to catch waves whilst a foiled out tail is going to keep the board nice and responsive when performing manoeuvres.

 

FEATURES 

  • Ideal for beginner-to-intermediate paddlers

  • Easy and stable to paddle

  • Grip deck for extra traction 

  • Ideal length and volume fo paddler under 110 kg 

  • Great beginner -intermediate sup for surfing  1-5 foot waves

  • Perfect for flatwater and surfing 

TOURING SUPS

THE DON 

The Don is our big board for big distances, great for touring, fitness, and racing.Its all-around streamline design is perfect for flat-water performance, recreational users as well as open ocean long distance competitors looking for a board with great, speed and glide. The Don is designed for great performance with low energy expenditure.

The generous volume and width provide great stability, ideal for larger paddlers as well as the addition of smaller children or extra luggage. The volume helps to maintain high-speed & and smooth glide when paddling whilst its outline makes it extremely stable and fast, for phenomenal acceleration and speed. It has been designed with a hybrid combination of an ultra-fast rocker line and modern bottom contours that provide added stability for touring, long distance & exploring.

It works great in all conditions, flat water, small waves and open ocean swells, this is due to its hybrid streamline design providing perfect water displacement, whilst also gliding perfectly with its wave-piercing bow. The outline and lower rocker help the board to track, whilst the efficient rocker profile keeps you in the power zone of any swell. The Don has a smooth to flat transition in the rocker-line underneath your paddling position to give great stability and perfect glide between strokes. This intern helps to maintain great planning speed without sacrificing any manoeuvrability.

The Don is going to be perfect for anyone looking to start out in standup paddling as well as intermediate to advanced paddlers looking for a long distance board as well as a great recreational open ocean or downwind board.

FEATURES

  • Bow displacement nose

  • Very stable

  • Easy to paddle

  • Great for fitness or long distance paddling

  • Light only 11.6 KG

RACE SUPS

THE LONG BOW

We designed the Long Bow for advanced to elite level paddlers, as a stand-up paddle race competitor. We know having the right equipment is crucial for your success and having a board that can deal with anything from massive chop to side wind conditions is hugely important.

This board has some incredible features to help it glide through the water, firstly its modified rolled nose and hull help provide lift and get you up to planning speed, its bottom contours feature a concave in the centre opening up into a slight V shape in the tail to help better release and maximize stability when paddling even in the harshest conditions. This will give you all the comfort & stability of paddling a much wider board but without the extra width. The tail width and outline help to provide float and a stable surface to control in turns as well as make rail transfers in downwind sessions or on waves a piece of cake.

If you’re looking for the ideal board for speed in the open ocean, whether it’s flat water speed racing, downwind cruising or riding waves in the surf this board does it all. It’s our pro race board with outstanding features for elite level performance.

FEATURES

  • Carbon fibre construction 

  • Sleek design to accelerate through the water with ease

  • Dropped deck for better stability and cadence

  • High volume to help propel you forward and minimise drag 

  • Race handles positioned perfectly for water entry and exit

  • Open ocean rocker to help catch waves downwind

  • Concaves to help funnel water towards the tail

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Why Is Sup Volume Important

Why Is Sup Volume Important

Why Is Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Volume important? Well before we get into that you have to know a few things…

  • Your weight
  • Your height
  • Your Stand-Up Paddleboarding ability
  • The conditions you want to use it in
  1. – Your weight is important when it comes to standing up paddle boarding volume because it has a direct effect on your control and performance on flat water and waves.
  2. Your height has effects the size of the paddleboard that is best suited to you.
  3. Your ability will massively affect the volume required as it is a key element in performance in flat water racing as well as surf SUP. 
  4. conditions is also an important aspect when choosing a SUP as you need to know what conditions you plan on using it in, if its flat water paddling and leisure use compared to downwind and racing you will need differing levels of volume. This applies for waves as your ability and conditions you want to surf it in will crucial in getting the right volume for your SUP 

Like most paddleboards, SBS Sups Have their Dimensions written on the underside of the board this will state the Length, width, and thickness of the board this a standard in the industry but especially when buying a sup it’s important to know your ideal volume.

Knowing your ideal paddleboard volume is just as important in surfing and they are both measured in the same way. The volume of a board is “the amount of space any given object occupies”, this includes the entirety of the board and the volume will be given in litres. This is a basic principle for paddlers to get as if you know the correct volume for yourself I will help to choose the right size and model of the paddleboard. A general rule of thumb is that the more litres of volume a Stand-Up paddleboard has, the more weight it can carry whilst in motion.

  • It makes sense because if you have a 2 different people, one 70kg and the other 100kg they will require a different amount of buoyancy and volume to keep them afloat and paddling along without sinking

But for beginner be weary more volume doesn’t always mean more stability as you can see from the 2 boards below one is an elite level race sup that has 245 Litres and the other is an all-around sup designed for beginners with 217 litres. The race sup would be very difficult for a beginner to paddle because of its small width and rail and rocker contours as well as its outline shape makes the board tricky, to begin with, the board stores is Hight volume in 5 or 6 inch rails allowing for more volume than a regular beginner or cruising board, the navigator has more width and more stable shape so would be better for a beginner

Where is the volume

Just like we mentioned previously the placement of the volume is crucial to the stability and the performance for the board as well as its intended usage. Keeping the majority of the volume in the centre makes it great for paddling whilst thinner nose and tail mean it can turn easier in waves or flat water beginner all around stand up paddleboards are like this as they are great for learning the basics  were as Touring or race paddleboards tend to have bowl displacement noses storing a lot of their volume to power through waves and keep speed, touring boards tend to be very stable compared to race boards. The touring board’s volume will be spread more equally throughout the length of the board with a slight taper toward the tail to help in turns. Touring boards like our DON Sup are designed to be comfortable to paddle long distances or excursions or even for fitness.

 

WHAT SHOULD I GET

That’s why we recommend our Don and Navigator models for those paddlers just starting out as they would be looking the easiest and most comfortable, stable board to start learning on. These boards also provide plenty of volume and width to help carry extra weight and create a stable platform.

The higher and wider the board the better for beginners these boards should sit higher on the water making them easier to paddle compared to boards with lower volumes that sink very easy or are too small for the paddler. These boards will be a lot less stable to paddle but easier to manoeuvre in the surf and on waves.

A SUP with high volume will help carry your weight and sit high on the water. When a paddleboard sinks down into the water under your weight it will become less stable. The more volume the more it resists sinking down when you stand on it then it will be more stable.

To Get Your perfect volume you can use our Sup Volume calculator to help chose the right sized SUP to match the board’s volume to your size and ability.

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This information from our calculator is designed mostly for Beginner to intermediate paddler as a rough guide to help you chose the correct board but if you are more advanced or looking to get a SUP for Surfing then you would be looking for a smaller SUP with less volume

You can get a rough idea of the minimum amount of volume you will need as a beginner by doing this calculation. Start of by checking your weight if you checked it in “stones” and “LBS” pounds then convert your weight to kilograms by dividing it by 2.2, once you have your weight in kilograms then multiply that figure by 2. So if you weigh 180 pounds you ideal minimum sup volume would be 162 litres :

180 / 2.2 = 81kg, 81kg x 2 = 162L

As an 81kg / 180 pound beginner you want to make sure that you start looking for paddle boards with a minimum of 162 litres volume preferably closer to 20-40 more litres to really help with extra stability, going lower would not be recommended as you will find paddling a lot more challenging as a beginner stand up paddleboarder.

Feel free to contact u with any questions on sup volume or any specific request about the right SUP for you

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SUP MAG UK (SBS Don Review)

SUP MAG UK (SBS Don Review)

The Don Touring Stand Up Paddleboard has been in our sup quiver since 2014 its be reshaped and improved with little tweaks into our ultimate touring board that you see before you. The Don is a great entry level board for the most paddler looking to get some distance under their belt and is perfect for paddlers looking for a stable ride that can go the miles with ease. 

We gave our legendary touring Sup to Tez the editor and one of the founders of SUP MAG. Tez had the Don for over 2 weeks and was able to paddle it in a variety of conditions, to really test it to its full potential and give us his feedback on what he thought. Tez has been in the water sports industry testing kit for over 20 years. He’s tested 100s of wind surfboards to hundreds of sups and will give anything a go once. If you have seen sup in a magazine or online there’s a pretty good change Tez has tested it or reviewed it. He a mans who’s opinion it greatly sort after accepted and revered as he knows what he talking about. 

What Tez Had To Say About The Don

“The Snell Brothers Don 12.6ft is a good all terrain SUP vehicle that delivers on many fronts.

It’s not the quickest, so perhaps entry-level racers should look elsewhere.

For the majority of paddlers, and the conditions they find themselves in, however, the Don is a worthy consideration. And beginners shouldn’t be put off by the pointy nose.

The Don is a perfectly applicable learning platform with oodles of performance to grow into” 

 “The Don comes with typical Snell Bros livery – bamboo finishing with black rails make the board look super sexy”

 “At 29” wide it’s not the widest of sticks on paper yet even our beginner paddler found it to be incredibly stable”   

 

“Where The Don really excelled – in fact much more so than anticipated – was when heading downwind”

The Don glides efficiently and it’s a great intro board for this type of SUPing” 

“Paddlers will need to be proactive around the deck to stop the nose pearling but it’s a fun and rewarding board that’s great for those looking at getting into open ocean sweeping”

The Don Features 

  • Bow displacement nose

  • Very stable

  • Easy to paddle

  • Great for fitness or long distance paddling

  • Light only 11.6 KG

  • Ideal touring SUP For Beginner -Intermediate

  • Great for long distance & flat water

  • Ideal for open ocean & Downwinding

  • Strong robust design 

  • Ideal paddlers up to 90 kg

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