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The Honu inflatable paddleboard range has been updated for the 2023 season with various improvements, including one unique technology update + one brand new compact SUP. The newly developed bungee anchors on the Fairlight and Byron models allow for a larger cargo areas, thanks to their wider footprint. Additionally, we have collaborated with Air-7 to create a new split finbox system that allows for any standard fin to be fitted while still enabling the board to be rolled up tightly for storage and transportation.
The Honu Evolution Series of Inflatable stand-up paddleboards has been available for three years now. These paddleboards are designed to provide top-notch performance and stylish design. Each board in the series has a distinctive shape, size, construction, and materials that serve a specific purpose. The main objective is to give you the best possible experience while you're on the water. Whether you're planning a multi-day tour, surfing at a local beach, or starting your day with yoga, Honu iSUPs are the perfect choice for you.
Our Honu inflatable paddleboards are designed with our exclusive X-woven and Fused drop-stitch material, which is custom-made for us. The result is a lightweight iSUP that is roughly 2Kg's (4.4lbs) lighter than MSL Double-layer alternatives, yet more rigid. Our woven thread reinforces the plastic, providing higher performance compared to knitted-patterned standard double layer boards. The X-woven material features a carbon weave-like appearance and is more resistant to flex and stretch. It also has less space for plastic, making it much lighter. It's a win-win situation!
Product design is the never-ending pursuit of perfection. And it is through this drive that Honu continues to set new benchmarks. Welded carbon rails is one such technology that has produced one of the stiffest iSUP boards ever tested.
The Honu Sorrento is a favourite the world over.
New for 2023 - Seaton 10'8 Compact SUP
Introducing the Seaton - a versatile and compact SUP that combines the renowned performance of the Byron with a compact design. Measuring at 10'8 x 32.5", it's a size that can accommodate almost anyone, and its small backpack, that is ~40% smaller than a full-size bag, it's easy to transport & store anywhere. Whether you have limited storage space or planning an exciting road trip, the Seaton is perfect for your needs.
The Seaton is a complete package that includes a 4-piece Evolution Carbon paddle and a carry case that matches the board bag, making it easy to hit the water. The Bravo Double Mini Pump is designed to quickly and powerfully inflate paddleboards, ensuring you're ready to go in no time. These features make the Seaton the best compact SUP in terms of quality and performance.
Check it out here: Honu Seaton
Why Customers Love Honu Inflatable Boards
Our Honu boards are well-loved by paddlers for their lightweight design, even when fully loaded with paddles and pumps in the carrying bag. Compared to other popular brands, a Honu board can weigh up to 5 Kg or 12 lbs less, making it much easier to transport to the water. Once on the water, you'll be impressed by how similar Honu boards feel and look compared to fibreglass boards. They are highly responsive and rigid, which enhances your overall experience.
Why Does Honu Only Make Inflatable Paddleboards?
This is a great question that requires a measured answer. Unlike many SUP brands that pop up here, there, and everywhere, Honu has been making paddleboards for 20 years. And until 2020, fiberglass boards were our primary business. Along with surfboards and malibu surfboards. The decision was made after careful consideration and weighing up of all the pros and cons. But in the end, we decided to focus all our energy and resources on making the best possible inflatable paddleboards. And we meant the best. We wanted to take the Honu brand from mediocre and OK straight to the top. We believed, and still do, that inflatable technology has the most opportunity in terms of reach and accessibility which is why we wanted to be a leader in that market. We believe that a high-quality iSUP can give folks an amazing experience out on the water and open up all kinds of unique opportunities that traditional glass boards can't and so that is why we decided to go all in.
Why We Don't Include a Paddle or Pump in your SUP Package
Honu is one of the few brands that does not provide a paddle or pump by default in their package. This was a strategic decision that was carefully considered. While there is an expectation for a paddle to be included in low to mid-level quality products, Honu chose not to include one for two main reasons.
Firstly, we are committed to providing our customers with the best possible experience on the water by offering them options that suit their needs. With that in mind, we are reluctant to include a paddle that may not be the right choice for many. We are considering two options. First, we can include a high-end paddle, but this would increase the price and may not be desirable for budget-conscious customers. Alternatively, we can offer a basic entry-level paddle, which is a common choice among other brands.
So no matter how you look at it, and by our calculations, we would only get it right around 30% of the time. This is why we leave it to you to bundle in the right paddle for you.
Secondly, the Honu pumps are of a quality that you only need one per household. If you are ordering two or more SUP's you are wasting money on a second pump you really don't need. We also give our customers the choice of electric or hand pump.
Ultimately, The choice is yours.