Our 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 moulds 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 fibre, while the nose, tail & side rails of the board are reinforced in Kelvar.
Every SUP board crafted by POP is hand-finished; ensuring each board we shape receives a great deal of attention and soul. Our 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 our signature colour blocked designs and polished by hand for a sleek and glossy finish. Using these handmade techniques consistently enhances the build quality and integrity of our paddleboards.
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 our 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.
POP Paddleboards is a company conceived by three riders with three different ideas about what it takes to make a great paddleboard. With backgrounds in surfing, long-distance paddling, and racing, the O3 Science combines these three different perspectives to carefully R&D every product before external testing is conducted. Using three heads instead of one ensures a final product that caters to a variety of different SUP backgrounds, riders, and riding styles. The O3 science is why POP boards are among the most well-rounded SUP boards in the industry.
Futures: The 10’6 Classico used Futures Thruster (2+1) fin setup. Thruster setups are specifically used for SUP surfing and allow you to adjust your fins to dial in speed, thrust, and manoeuvrability 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 10’6 your way.
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 harbour or dropping in on an overhead wave, our trademark pad will allow you to seamlessly pull off the most critical manoeuvres. There’s no blaming your next wipeout on traction-pad-slippage with POP’s diamond 360° traction pad.
POP uses a one-way military grade vent plug to release heat pressure buildup from the inside of our boards, without letting water in. The materials used in making most paddleboards can expand when exposed to high heat for extended periods of time. This can cause internal warping of the foam core and fibreglass, causing delamination between the bonding layers of the board. For best results loosen the vent plug when racking your board on a hot day or setting it dockside under the hot sun.
How do you make something that weighs 25lbs feel like 5lbs? Put a good handle on it. POP SUP boards feature our 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. We carefully position the handles on the centre of our boards to give riders optimal balance, making our boards feel weightless carrying them to and from the water.