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Pau Hana Endurance

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Category: Touring

Who is it for?

If you’re looking for a stable, non-inflatable touring board to paddle mid to long-range distances then the Endurance from Pau Hana is worth a look. This stand up paddle (SUP) board comes in the Ricochet construction which is extremely durable and the board has its ups and downs. Due to its width of 30 inches the board is stable and has 2.61 lbs per foot, weighing 31.3 lbs total, which is moderately heavy for a 12 ft board. Its shape makes the Endurance a touring board that can be used by intermediate paddlers for recreational purposes. Its construction and shape combined best fit this board for mid to long-range distance paddling up to 10 miles and beyond. Retailing at $1,599, the board is in the high-tier price point market but comes with the best that the brand has to offer.

First Impressions

On first impressions, the graphics and color are stunning, the shape design is quite thoughtful and the construction strikes as rugged. The Endurance looks beautiful, coming with an exceptionally striking play on colors and graphics. The shape design is unique for boards in these categories, offering features tailored primarily for recreation and touring. The construction appears very strong, as something that can survive heavy use. This paddle board is difficult to carry since it weighs over 31 lbs and the glide feels average. The front and rear handles are helpful for carrying the board and the 36 sea mounts which help you hold on to your gear. And once you put it all together, the Endurance is a stable board that almost everyone should be able to easily stand on and paddle away.

Benefits

  • Primary Use

    Touring Use

    Paddle Boards fall into two broad categories, All-Around and Specialty boards, with all-around designed primarily for recreation while speciality boards for top performance in specific disciplines

  • Durability

    Very Strong

    Durability is largely a result of the board construction and shape, with more durable boards typically carrying more materials (added layers, PVC, etc) and as such adding to the weight.

  • Carrying

    Difficult

    Carrying ease is determined by board weight and handle type, where a board weighing under 20lbs with a Liftsup handle is extremely easy to carry while a 35+lbs board quite difficult.

  • Stability

    Very Stable

    Stability is a product of construction and shape, where boards w/ 30”+ wide and 200+ liters in volume offer plenty of stability for your AVG adult while a board under 26” wide is a challenge.

  • Glide

    Average

    Glide is a result of board shape and construction, w/ boards weighing under 30lbs and designed for racing offering best glide while recreational boards normally being on the slow side.

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Learn more on the Pau Hana website.

Features

  • Dimensions

    12' x 30" x 6.5"

    Industry standard in board dimensions reads: L (length, from nose to tail) x W (width, from rail to rail at midpoint length), and H (height, from top to bottom of board at midpoint length).

  • Weight

    31.3 lbs

    Standup paddle boards tend to fall into 4 different weight classes: extremely lightweight (under 20 lbs), lightweight (20-28 lbs), average weight (28-35 lbs), heavy (above 35 lbs).

  • Volume

    238L

    Volume is a key metric to determine how much weight a board can carry. Boards w/ 200+ liters offer most floatation with boards under 150 liters typically for high-performance surf.

  • Capacity

    Unknown

    Capacity is the max cargo weight a stand up paddle board can carry, considering not only the paddler’s weight but whatever else the paddler may choose to carry alongside him/her.

  • Add On's

    Front Rear Handles/36 Sea Mounts/ABS Nose Guard/Expedition Cargo Netting/Poly Carb Tail Dual Skag Guard

    Add-on’s include bungee cords, a minimalist way to haul things; Connexsup, which allows for all sorts of attachments, even fishing rods; and FCS II/Connect, for easy fin instal.

  • Handle

    Internal Ergo Grip

    Handles directly affect carrying ease, with external grip handles (Liftsup & EZgrab) offering most comfort, Internal Ergo Grip the mid-tier comfort, and box handles as least comfortable.

  • Holders

    No

    Fishing rod holders and/or paddle holders can make paddling that much more pleasant, esp. when needing holders for the rod or having a safe place for the paddle during yoga.

Sizes Available

LengthWidthThicknessVolume
12 Feet 30 Inches 6.5 Inches 238 L

 

Learn more on the Pau Hana website.

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