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Insider's Look: The coveted new Paddle Surf Hawaii popout quiver PDF Print E-mail
By: Stand Up Paddle Surfing Magazine   
Saturday, 24 May 2008
Image Paddle Surf Hawaii has an impressive quiver of some of the most advanced stand up paddle surfboards available today. We got an inside look at the latest PSH equipment. The PSH molded boards are light, strong, and extremely durable. They feature FCS side fins and high-strength one-piece center fin boxes able to withstand the heavy torque that high performance surfing demands. In this article you’ll find a no-nonsense review of the latest PSH popout production quiver.

9’3” Ripper (9’3” x 28 3/8” x 4 ¼”): “This board is a ripper. That’s what it’s for,” says the shaper himself. The pulled in nose and double barrel concave leading to a diamond tail, combined with more pronounced rocker, makes this board a truly advanced piece of equipment. Can it handle bigger surf? PSH rider Stewart Ferriman has picked this as his board of choice. At 190 lbs., he has been seen charging solid 8-10’ (15-20’ faces) waves on Oahu’s North Shore. You may be taking off “under the hook,” but late take-offs are what comes with a smaller board if you’re charging big waves.

9’6” (9’6” x 28 ¼” x 4 ¼”): This board is a stellar shape for those who want loose performance shape and a rabid noserider. Quick turns, snaps off the top, and nose rides are part of the package that comes with the 9’6”. The latest word feedback we’ve received on this board is, “The board is a freak…insane all around.”

PSH Austin and the 9'3
10’0” (10’ x 28 1/4” x 4 ¼”): Trim, carve, and charge into a variety of conditions. “Snaps, turns, and a super good noserider,” says the PSH staff about the 10’0”. Although this board is an excellent choice for those transitioning from an 11 or 12 footer, the board is in no way a stepping stone. This has quickly become the board of choice for many surfers who refuse to compromise on performance.

10’3” All-Arounder (10’3” x 28 3/8” x 4 5/8”): This board is a one-stick-quiver stable enough to learn on and aggressive enough to carry you through big wave grinders. Performance rails, a slightly fuller nose and more relaxed rocker means extended tip-time and deep cutbacks. A signature mark of the 10’3” and all PSH surfboards is their phenomenal carving ability. This board will keep you in the pocket from knee-high to double-overhead waves

10’6” (10’6” x 28 3/8” x 4 5/8”): From ankle-high waves to some of the tallest wave faces we’ve seen yet, this board has proved worthy of them all. “That board can handle some bombs,” said shaper, Blane Chambers, who charged in the Ku Ikaika and the recent Outer Reef Reconnaissance waves on this very board. Along with the big waves, we learned that he caught the longest toes-over-the-nose noseride of this life on this stick…and it surfs like magic off the tail.

Paddle Surf Hawaii production models racked to the roof.
For additional photos and information about the Paddle Surf Hawaii lineup, visit or stop in and check them out in person at the Wahiawa PSH showroom at 1034 Kilani Ave #105 in Wahiawa, HI. You can also call them at (808) 222-4663. They are open M-F 10:30am - 5:30pm and Saturday 10:30am to 5:00pm. Tell them Stand Up Paddle Surfing Magazine sent you, and they’ll hook you up.
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May 26, 2008

I need one of the 10'6"s!!!

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