SUP Technology


Product design is the never-ending pursuit of perfection. We strive to deliver engineered performance and create beautifully designed products while always seeking to minimise our impact. 

Woven Drop Stitch

Woven drop stitch is the next evolution of inflatable paddle board materials. The woven element is made of polyester threads that run through the vinyl in a criss-cross pattern, similar to carbon fiber. This reinforcing technology produces a substrate with higher resistance to stretch and bend. With this increase in strength comes a reduction in plastic that results in the material being >20% lighter. You end up with a paddleboard that is stronger, lighter, and ultimately has better performance.

Multi Layer Fusion

Fusing the outer layer of vinyl to the inner space cloth layer happens during the material manufacturing process and creates an inseparable bond between the layers of material. A combination of heat and pressure is used with a bonding agent to create a double thickness vinyl material that is stronger, lighter, and stiffer than standard double-layer construction. This technology, combined with X-woven material, is the most advanced iSUP construction available.

Stacked Stringers

Both the Performance and Carbon-X construction methods adopt the stacked-stringer design feature. The stringers that run nose to tail further improve board rigidity, such that performance is on par with most high-end composite boards. For the Bondi, this translates to responsive turns and rigid feel when riding through waves. For the Sorrento, it produces straight-line speed and stability.

Pre-Preg Carbon

Results in 35% less resin, which reduces carbon brittleness. Stronger and more repeatable than hand lamination.

High Density PVC Core

Each paddle starts with a high density PVC foam core that is CNC machined ready for lamination.

Anti-twist Clamp

A perfectly matched groove in the handle shaft ensures the handle and blade remain squarely aligned in any conditions.

Honu Evolution Series
The further into the design process we went, the more we realised that a complete top to bottom change was needed. As we started to look at every product through our lens of Engineered Performance, Timeless Style, and Eco Friendly, we knew we had to go deeper. New materials, new manufacturing partners, and even new distribution was needed.

Welcome to the Evolution of Honu