ENCINITAS, CA -- “We are really excited to have chance to collaborate with Morrelli and Melvin in this venture” says Boardworks owner Mike Fox. “There really is no one more respected in the yachting world for designing really, really fast racing hulls. ” Their engineering has been part of the winning 2010 and 1988 America's Cup yachts, Round the World and Transatlantic records, numerous World and Continental championships, and multiple industry awards. “What they have to offer the SUP Race category will inspire the next generation of race board design.”
“ I must say that the board shape alone has caused a lot of interest,” commented Bob Rief. “The "wave penetrator" nose looks like it was downloaded from The America's Cup "Oracle". What is very unique about this design is that there is no deceleration when the nose hits oncoming waves; the bow slices right through the water and rises back up. See the interview with Pete Melvin on our website or the Morrelli and Melvin website….pretty amazing."
The M&M is already seeing some good race results. Shortly after receiving his new board, Chris Curry of Wrightsville NC captured a championship victory in the stock division at the East Coast Paddleboard Championships at Ponce Inlet, Florida on his new Morrelli and Melvin (M&M) 12'6" Zoom race board by Boardworks. This was his first event on his new M&M and it proved be a great success. Chris says, "The M&M's performance was seamless, very fast and fluid in the water and to be able to win my first race on it against some of the solid East Coast talent was just awesome." Chris finished 1st place with a time of 1:01:09 in the stock division and came in 3rd overall in SUP behind 1 Unlimited (15' board) paddler and 1 minute behind 14' paddler. Look for more great results to come for M&M and Boardworks team rider Chris Curry.
The M&M design team is currently working on Battle of the Paddle specific model to add to the lineup. The M&M boards are available now by special order through Boardworks Surf. The 12’6 sells for $2000 and the 14’0 is $2200. Contact us through the website www.boardworkssurf.com or call 760-722-8536 for more information.
About Boardworks SUP
Boardworks Surf manufactures and distributes over 100 models of surfboards, SUPs, and paddle boards designed by some of the world’s best shapers and brands including C4 Waterman, Morelli and Melvin, Paddle Surf Hawaii, Rusty, Bill Stewart, Mike Hynson, Ben Aipa, Dewey Weber, Kane Garden, Von Sol and many others. Boardworks offers the finest products in the Surf and Stand Up Paddle industries. Go to www.boardworkssurf.com to learn more.