4 Years Total Care
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Stand Up Paddleboards
Our stand-up paddleboard range has drawn inspiration from the Australian environment by paying homage to some of its most famous beaches. With over 10,000 beaches, Australia's unique geography is known for vibrant coral, colourful beach boxes, and glowing sunsets.
The Honu Evolution series prioritizes simplicity, while still using the most advanced materials and construction methods available today.
Our X-woven and Fused drop-stitch material is around 20% lighter than comparable double-layer boards while being more rigid and higher performing. You can see some of our boards tested by media outlets such as SUP Boarder Mag, where our boards measure as being the lightest and stiffest in their class. In fact, the Sorrento is one of the lightest boards ever tested with just one SUP testing a tiny bit better, however, that board weight 3KG (6.6lbs) more, making the Sorrento the lightest & stiffest SUP ever tested. Something we are very proud of. Honu Sorrento
About Honu Stand Up Paddleboards
Although we may appear new to some of our recent customers, Honu is actually a brand that has been around for over 20 years. In 2019, new leadership caused the company to revert to a startup status. This led to the development of all products from scratch, using new materials, designs, and construction. Even the existing distribution partners were scrapped. Despite the brand's age, Honu in 2023 and beyond is a scrappy upstart in the paddleboard market, pushing boundaries in quality and performance. What you are currently seeing is the outcome of our re-launch. We made a deliberate choice to prioritize performance and produce high-quality products that have a longer lifespan, reducing waste in landfills. The basic principle is, if we can make it better, we do.
What Customers Love about Honu Paddleboards
The new range of high performance, lightweight boards have connected well with our customers. We want to highlight that the weight of our boards is something we take pride in. Honu boards are the lightest in their respective categories, which makes them easy to paddle, maneuver, and even transport on car racks. Despite their lightweight nature, our boards don't compromise on performance, which sets them apart from others in the market. Not only are they the lightest, but in nearly every case, they are also the stiffest or equal with the most rigid available. And this is achieved while being 4.7 inches thick, not the standard 6 inches. (Excluding the Sorrento) So a Honu SUP:
- Is Light
- Is High Performing
- Is thinner than most
Why is 4.7" Better than 6"?
Many people ask us why our paddleboards are thinner than most on the market. The reason is simple: thinner boards provide better balance and stability because the rider is closer to the point of movement, i.e. the water level. While most paddleboards are 6" thick, we believe that a thinner board is advantageous and beneficial for our customers, and we are able to craft our boards thinner, while maintaining a hardboard like feel.
So why are most boards 6 inches?
Simply because of the cheaper material and construction used. The thicker a board is, the lower the pressure is needed to keep it stiff in the water which is why most boards need to go with the standard 6 inches depth. Because of our X-woven material and triple-bonded rails, we are able to use the thinner material depth. Honu, along with a few other high-end brands, offers this level of performance.
Why Doesn't Honu iSuP Package Include a Paddle?
By not including a default paddle in our SUP package, we don't risk anyone paying for something they don't want. No matter what style or quality level we chose, around 30% of people wouldn't want what was included, another 30% of people would use it, even though it isn't quite right, or what they wanted, with around 40% of people feeling like the paddle is perfect for them. And we don't like that. We want Honu people to love every bit of kit they purchase from us and that is why you get to choose your preferred paddle.
- Already have a paddle you love... Great, don't add in a paddle and just grab the board with the bag, pump, and accessories.
- Want to keep the package price down with something good but affordable? Grab an Element Paddle.
- Appreciate high performance and low weight... Go for an Evolution series paddle.
By giving our paddlers a choice, they can choose what they want and not risk paying for something they don't need.
Our Most Popular SUP- Honu Byron
The Byron 10'6 has become loved worldwide for its lightweight, rigid feel and confidence-inspiring stability on the water. The Byron has been updated for 2023 and now includes a better backpack with a soft padded waist belt for longer walks to secluded paddleboarding spots. Additionally, the board has a split fin-box system that enhances its ability to roll up. With these improvements, the Byron is the ideal paddleboard for various conditions.
Our inflatable SUPs are only 4.7" thick, making it more responsive to the water's movements compared to a standard 6" board. It is made with our advanced X-Woven & Fused drop-stitch material and has triple-bonded rails for durability. Stay connected to the water with this top-quality board.
If you're planning to go on a flatwater cruise with your furry friend or engage in SUP yoga and a calming paddle, the Byron is the perfect choice for you. And if you're eager to catch some nearby waves, you can definitely count on the Byron. Check out the Honu Byron