SUP Surfing The Wittering On The Navigator

SUP Surfing The Wittering On The Navigator

The Surf was pumping and the sun was out what more could you want on a February weekend. This weekend was one of the best swells we have seen on the south coast all winter and was an absolute score for waves with 17 second swell period ad 2-3 foot it was perfect conditions to take out the Navigator 11’6 and catch some waves .

Loving on the south coast in west Sussex and being a paddle boarder means having a lot of patience for swells and also getting fully gimped out to go Stand up paddling in the winter. we are pretty lucky as we have the wittering right n our door step with a variety of breaks to chose from the car park at Bracklesham to the dotted peaks at east wittering all the way down to the sandy beaches of west wittering with its outer sand bars for catching long mellow rides perfect for bigger boards. Stand up paddle boarding has taken of around the Chichester area with more  and more local people using local water ways and canals to get out and sup, No where is this more evident when we get a decent swell and the whole world descend to a 2 mile stretch of coast and the wittering becomes a sup mecca for the day.

 

On this February Sunday afternoon it was no different solid swell perfect for paddle boarding all along the wittering mean it was the perfect time to get a few clip of Ben on the 11’6 Navigator. Ben chose this shape because of the wave size as well and the swell period of the day, the 11’6 navigator mean Ben could paddle the board out through the waves easily catch waves earlier and quicker than most other paddlers and with its width and outline shape  makes it super stable and relay easy to turn on the wave meaning more waves and more fun on the Navigator SUP

 

Navigator 

The Navigator is a great SUP for paddler looking for a first time sup or for some one looking to catch some waves on a sup. living on the south coast we designed the navigator with the south coast wittering waves in mind. a board you can use of flatter days to paddle long distances and cruise around but when the waves are pumping you can use it to surf for hours of fun 

 

The Navigator has most of its volume in the centre and with its allaround outline helping to keep you stable this board is so easy to paddle. catching waves at the wittering was a doddle as you can see in the video a few paddles and it was planning and cruising along and because of its length and volume  the 11’6 navigator s a great option for the larger paddler who still looking to catch a lot of waves  the Navigator can still catch even smaller waves 

Navigator Points

  • All round design – (Flat water – Waves)
  • Very stable & easy to paddle
  • 2+1 Fin set up for waves or flat water
  • Medium rocker for surfing waves
  • Can take up to 105 kg rider
  • Extra strong Bamboo reinforced Deck
  • Thinner tail and rails to help with turns
  • Ideal Beginner SUP -intermediate paddle board for flat water  or Surfing

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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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Unleash Ultimate Performance on any Wave SUP

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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 looking for a board to take them to that next level of performance.

It’s Versatile 

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. We have combined its precision shaped CNC cut EPS core with extra reinforcement under the deck nose & tail to ensure the board has incredible impact resistance & strength giving it rigidity and durability for when the surf gets rough. This board comes as standard with a fully grooved EVA Deck pad with an integrated Ledged handle.

Design 

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’s outline 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

 

Surf Sup Performance 

The War Bird has a 5-fin set up usually ridden as a quad or thruster with the ability to switch out fins for more hollow or gradual waves. This board is going to perform great in waist high to well overhead surf and really excel in more powerful waves. If you’re a paddler looking for a real performance sup for wave surfing, then look no further. A great performance waves SUP for anyone who wants to make the most out of their waves.

 

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1 Design

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.

2 Construction 

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EPS core bonded to a wood veneer outer shell using fibreglass and the finest epoxy resins. Resulting in stand up paddle boards with amazing strength to weight ratio and excellent flex and rebound characteristics.

3 Whats it good for?

Fast & loose and so much fun this board is going to be great for novice’s, child stand up paddlers or intermediate to advanced wave riders, we guarantee you’ll take to it quickly and easily. This board is going to perform great in small to medium-sized waves and really excel in more powerful waves. A great wave rider for anyone looking to get the most out of the waves they get.

Has a Quad/thruster 5 fin set up usually ridden as a quad but the great ability to change to a thruster for more hollow waves?

 

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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.

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Out Ultimate Flat Water Racer Stad Up Paddleboard

The Long Bow is the ultimate race developed at the hight level, with only podium placed in sight

1 Who is it For

If your a seasoned sup paddler who likes distance or speed this caters for both of those, a full 3k carbon fibre shell with a matte finish on the bottom to reduce drag. the longbow is out a weapon of the seas. designed with our team rider Narcy in the canary islands to be fast in chop open ocean and even surf, used island to island and in multiple competitions on the EU circuit, this board is not to be underestimated.

2 Not Sure, Come and Demo

if you have some SUP training under your belt and are looking for that edge or just want to get some distance and efficient paddling in the longbow will certainly help with that, 

if you would like to give this board a try let us know at info@sbsboards.com

3 Speed and Performace under £1000

A full carbon 12’6 SUP with reiforced decking rails, wrap up the incredable deign in with wit the package you also get the protective carry bag, leash, fin and not forgetting an ultra light 450g 3k Carbon paddle. when you think all of this at under £1000 its a steal

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