The Burke 10'6" SUP/YAK combines the features of a stand-up paddleboard and a kayak in one versatile board. The addition of a KYPAD molded seat and footwells to this paddleboard lets it double as both a SUP and a kayak. The included paddle even comes with two sets of blades to help make the switch from paddleboard to kayak complete. If you're heading into the wind or just need a breather after a session of stand-up paddleboarding, you can switch out the paddle blades, sit down on the comfortable KYPAD EVA seat pad, put your feet in the footwells, and kayak your way back to shore!
The Burke SUP/YAK features 3 multi-layered laminated wood stringers coated with resin, high-density 100% waterproof EPS foam core, high-density polyethylene slick bottom, and durable IXPE/XPE deck. Fin box with 9" fiberglass-nylon fin. Molded-in nylon leash plug and molded SUP handle with finger grooves. Complete package includes surf leash, neoprene padded ankle strap, adjustable dual blade paddle, camera mount, fin, and instant padded roof racks. 10'6"L x 31"W x 5.25"H. Weighs 26.5 lbs. For riders up to 300 lbs.
Advances in technology and materials have greatly improved the construction of stand-up paddleboards. The methods and materials used will determine the weight of the SUP as well as its durability.
EPS Foam Core – Most SUPs start with a simple expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam core. EPS is very lightweight, but because there is air within the foam cells, water can seep in and deteriorate the core. Better than EPS is a fused-cell EPS core which is watertight and more durable. The SUP/YAK features an EPS foam core construction. Soft boards like the SUP/YAK are made with an EPS foam core, then stiffened with wood stringers. The board is then sealed to prevent water entry and finished with bumpers and pads. Soft SUPs are great for use in shallow water, and they're a little more forgiving when the rider takes a spill.
The body or hull of a stand-up paddleboard determines how it performs in the water. There are two types of SUP hulls – planing and displacement.
Planing Hull – The planing hull is found on all-around boards and is best for the paddler who wants just one board that can do it all. A planing hull is flat like a surfboard. It's designed to ride on top of the water and performs great in the ocean as well as flat water. A planing hull tends to be more stable, so it's best for beginners as well as recreational and surf paddling. The SUP/YAK features a planing hull for stability.