Estimated Arrival: Between Apr 03 and Apr 06. *ETA to the USA Only
Charge swells with The 8’6 Guru, POP Paddleboard’s surf-inspired SUP board.
This nimble paddleboard is shaped for surfers by surfers, offering riders an unmatched combination of balance and responsiveness. After months of tinkering, POP Board Co managed to shape a killer 8’6” that rips like a 6’0”. Double concave, squash tail, Futures 4+1 Quade Fin system. From Groms to Veterans this SUP can hold its own on the biggest and best of days. We’re so excited about this board that we’re convinced you’ll be frothing after your first drop-in.
Vacuum packed technology is used with Nature-Tech during our board construction process. Once glassed our boards are inserted into a plastic sleeve and vacuum packed to suck all the air out during the bonding process. This successfully reduces the overall weight of their SUP boards while increasing strength and durability. Using this premium construction method, riders can expect a POP board to weigh between 20-30lbs depending on the model selected.
Every SUP board crafted by POP is hand-finished; ensuring each board they shape receives a great deal of attention and soul. Their hand laid glassing fortifies the bonding between each layer, resulting in an evenly structured and lightweight paddle-board. Once dry, each board is hand-painted with their signature color-blocked designs and polished by hand for a sleek and glossy finish. Using these handmade techniques consistently enhances the build quality and integrity of their paddleboards.
Their line-up of all-around boards is designed with our most innovative process using Vice Construction. The foam core is created from our proprietary, high compression molds making these models ultralight and durable. A layer of bamboo encases the foam to improve impact resistance. The standing area is further supported with carbon fiber, while the nose, tail & side rails of the board are reinforced in Kelvar.
360 Diamond Traction
POP Paddleboards’ 360° diamond traction connects riders to their paddleboards with an ultra-tacky grip that’s firm and forgiving. The recessed diamond ridge design provides 360° of grip that keeps riders glued to our boards. Whether you are circling the buoys around the harbor or dropping in on an overhead wave, our trademark pad will allow you to seamlessly pull off the most critical maneuvers. There’s no blaming your next wipeout on traction-pad-slippage with POP’s diamond 360° traction pad.
Futures Fin System
The 8’6 Guru used Futures Quad (4+1) fin setup. Quad setups are specifically used for SUP surfing and allow you to adjust your fins to dial in speed, thrust, and maneuverability for your local break. Futures is based in Huntington Beach, California, and offers a wide variety of adjustable and removable fin systems used by world champions to make quick adjustments while on the go. You can spend less time tuning your board and more time paddle surfing the 8’6 your way.
The internal layers can expand when a board is exposed to heat. POP uses a one-way military grade vent plug that automatically releases the inside pressure that can buildup.
How do you make something that weighs 25lbs feel like 5lbs? Put a good handle on it. POP SUP boards feature their very own ergonomically recessed handles with ribbed finger grips for extra carrying comfort. No more finger cramping, the handle is designed to transfer the weight of the board from your fingertips to your hand and arm. They carefully position the handles on the center of our boards to give riders optimal balance, making our boards feel weightless carrying them to and from the water.
Rider Weight: 75-195 lbs
Product Dimension: 8’6″ X 29″ X 4½″
Board Weight: 20 lbs
Board Volume: 133L
Skill Level: Expert
Inspect for damage before accepting delivery!
If damaged and refused, a replacement will be shipped. If accepting with damage a refund of $150 will be provided for boards that have damage, and damages are recorded on the delivery receipt. If the item is accepted and the damage is noted later compensation cannot be provided.