Reviewing new gear, and particularly new boards, is at core to what we do here at SUP magazine. We take pride in providing objective, useful input to you, our readers, and seeing as our staff is comprised primarily of gear geeks, board junkies and paddle fanatics, we’re pretty much the perfect guys to do it.

Board reviews give us an excuse to get out on the water on the most relevant gear around, from state-of-the-art touring boards, to high-performance surf shapes, to the fastest race boards in show. We run them through the gamut of testing and come out the other side with honest, thorough, helpful insight to assist you with your next purchase. And we call this “work.”

Click the following links for our takes on four boards from our Fall 2015 issue.

SIC Maui Air-Glide Recon – 11.4

The Recon 11.4 Air-Glide has a huge range, for riders nearly any weight.

Riviera Paddlesurf Whirling Dervish

The ultimate Performance SUP Surfboard that performs well in any condition.

Advanced Elements Lotus YSUP

The Lotus YSUP utilizes six-inch thick drop-stitch material making it perfectly sized for a stable ride and a balanced yoga session.

POP Paddleboards Huckleberry

The POP Huckleberry is one of those great all-around sticks anyone can enjoy on almost any type of water.

This review originally ran in the Fall 2015 issue.

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