The San O' paddleboard will paddle with the best of the contemporary unlimited class paddleboards and can be built from a kit for a fraction of the cost.
As long as there have been surfboards, there have been surfboard paddling competitions. It didn't take long for specialised ‘paddleboards’ to be developed and, of course, races for them. Lifeguards use paddleboards and race them competitively and in recent years paddleboard designs have evolved specifically for racing and exercise.
The San O' was developed by surfers Stewart May and Ed Wigglesworth of CLC with California paddleboard guru Larry Froley, who tested the prototypes and production models extensively in races.
The San O' 14 fits in the 14-foot paddleboard racing class and is as fast as any of the exotic (and exotically expensive) custom boards. We offer standard and low-volume versions of each hull to best fit your weight.
The build-it-yourself approach makes surfers nostalgic for the era of heavy wooden surfboards built from plans, but in fact the San O' 14 and 16 use modern stitch-and-glue techniques to keep the weight very low and the assembly is easy for first-time builders.