Hello SUP’ers! This is Vie from the SUP Guide & Adventure Store in St Petersburg, FL. I would like to talk to you about one of my most favorite boards, the BOGA Deep 8.
According to BOGA, the BOGA Deep 8 is designed specifically for stand up paddle surfing. Having said that, this blog has nothing to do with surfing but has everything to do with flat water paddling — we have very little “surf” on the west coast of Florida. :-)
Those of you who know me, know that I am 5’1″ weighing in at 108 lbs which makes it very difficult for me to carry, tie down and maneuver a board 10’6″ or longer.
I have paddled numerous boards that range from 8’6″ to 14′. I have found that around 10’6″ is where a board starts becoming less fun for me to paddle, as it looses its responsiveness.What I love about the BOGA Deep 8 is that I always feel the board under my feet, if I relax too much I get reminded of that (I fall in :-) ). And yes, I can even practice yoga on this board. With a 10’6″ board, I can become lazy, loose focus and still be paddling. I don’t like that, it’s boring.
Keep in mind, that this is not a “never-paddled before, let’s go paddle” type of board. If you are already an experienced paddler, under 136 lbs looking for a new challenge, this is your board.
If you are a new paddler, under 136 lbs you should hire a good SUP Instructor to get you on this board. We have found, it takes less than 2 hrs for a new person to start enjoying the BOGA Deep 8.
Some of the main specs of this board:
- 8’6″ x 28.25″ x 4″ (small package)
- Weight — 16 lbs (love it!!)
- Volume — 105 liters (supports up to 136 lbs of experienced paddler on flat water, can take a bigger paddler in surf)
- 1.5 lbs of EPS Vacuum Bagged Bamboo; Epoxy Construction
- Maintenance free vent
- GoPro Camera mount — cool feature! Get your GoPro camera here: GoPro Camera
- Thruster set up for fins (Quad includes quad FUTURE boxes) — Overkill for flat water paddling, great for surf
The SUP Guide & Adventure Store’s primary goal is to introduce and educate people on how to get on the water and stand up paddle safely. We are primarily a SUP GUIDE and outfitter location. We paddle almost every day, we have no sales pitch, only great advice on paddling! We pour our time and energy into the water and stand up paddling. For us, this is a lot more than a business, it is a lifestyle. So, please check out our store on Madeira Beach or our online inventory at http://pinterest.com/supguidestore
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