Blair 2011 Stand Up Paddle Surfing Boards – Video Interview

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Here are some new SUP stand up paddle surfing boards from Joe Blair. He showed me 3 new models that are now in production. These are the latest generation of Joe’s signature easy to ride big boy short boards. Joe’s 8′11″ was the first “small” board I rode a few years ago and it definitely helped my SUP surfing learning curve. Hear from Joe about his new boards by clicking the video below.


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blair-2011-stand-up-paddle-surfing-boards-22 8′11″ x 30″ x 4 5/8″

blair-2011-stand-up-paddle-surfing-boards-12 8′10″ x 31 1/2″ x 4 5/8″

blair-2011-stand-up-paddle-surfing-boards-05 9′7″ x 32″ x 4 5/8″

All boards above are running a 3 fin setup:

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6 Responses to “Blair 2011 Stand Up Paddle Surfing Boards – Video Interview”


  1. Jeff 1Jeff

    Evan,
    Have you tried out the 8/10 and the 9/6 yet?

  2. Evan Leong 2evan

    @Jeff – I’ve ridden the 8′11″ (yellow one) quite a bit but not the 8′10″. Joe’s boards have been so popular that he’s currently out of stock until next month. I have a number of boards in the 9′7″ range so I didn’t try that one yet either.

    The 8′11″ is an awesome board. It’s a big improvement over the first 8′11″ Blair he made for me a few years ago. This board has really good paddle power for a small board, yaw’s way less when paddling, surfs better and is more stable. It’s been a while since I enjoyed riding boards under 9′7″ because I really missed the paddle power but this one is much better than I expected. As with all Blair boards, it turns really easy, especially on smaller, rolling type waves on our South Shore.

  3. Jeff 3Jeff

    yep, joe says that he is out of stock for a few weeks.
    i am going to wait it out and order that 9/6

  4. Erik 4Erik

    Out of stock?

    Does he not shape them himself?

    Erik

  5. Evan Leong 5evan

    Erik – He shapes customs and has some production models made in China.

  6. Doug 6Doug

    Hi Evan
    Whats the weight and lites of the 8′10″x31 1/2and the 9′7″x32 sup boards
    Regards
    Doug

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