We get a short preview of the Makai Softop 11 Ft Stand Up Paddle Surfboard from the guys at Wet Feet. As we see on the video, the board has a soft deck ideally for people who are concerned about landing on the board hard or want something that is family and user-friendly.
The performance is manageable for a board of this type. I think this is good as an entry-level board.
Wet Feet: This board is an 11-foot soft top, designed by Craig Hollingsworth in California. It’s called the Makai stand up, soft-top board; very user-friendly, good for folks who aren’t used to dealing with surfboards perhaps concerned about landing on the board hard or they want a board that is family and user-friendly.
Evan: What’s the response on something like this?
Wet Feet: More forgiving. It has been great. It’s a really good entry-level board. Craig Hollingsworth has done something interesting too with his finset up and then it’s a quad, which will help loosen it up. It’s not really a performance board but that will help in the performance.
Evan: Is it pretty stable?
Wet Feet: Yes, it is. The width really gives it some good stability.
Evan: So it’s just kind of a sheet – like a body board-type, not really a hard foam.
Wet Feet: Right. Sleek bottom like a body board. It actually has four stringers in it. Four PVC stringers so that adds…
Evan: Try to keep it from getting mushy.
Wet Feet: Right.
Evan: Kind of got a lot of nose rocker.
Wet Feet: Yeah, it has got some good kick in the nose.
Evan: Kind of cool.
Makai Softop 11 Ft Stand Up Paddle Surfboard at Wet Feet Hawaii [1:21m]: Download