Tower Paddle Boards

Tower Paddle Boards is a SUP (stand up paddle board) manufacturer who offers direct pricing on high quality stand up paddle boards, carbon fiber and wooden SUP paddles, flatwater paddleboarding accessories, stand up paddle surfing gear, and even inflatable SUP surfing boards. Shop online at their worldwide website or visit their San Diego store where you can learn how to stand up paddle board with lessons or paddle board rentals.

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In the summer of 2013, Tower Paddle Boards launched the Towers Skunkworks division, a state-of-the-art 5000 square foot San Diego based SUP factory. Towers US factory focuses on making cutting edge SUPs out of exotic, high-end materials. With an estimated 98% of stand up paddle board production being done overseas in Asia, this return to US manufacturing marks a unique move in the overseas-dominated SUP production industry. Because of Towers shaper direct business model, we can offer the highest quality US-made boards at almost unbelievable prices. You save from $500 to well over $1000!

Featured Item – SUP Race 12’6” Carbon Matrix

Towers SUP Race 12’6″ features cutting edge carbon matrix construction to create a stunning blend of form and function. The result is an aggressive racing SUP designed for any competitor that wants a lightning fast paddle board designed and built in the USA by one of the worlds premier racing SUP shapers at a fraction of retail racing SUP offerings. This board is hand crafted in Tower’s San Diego SUP factory.

Weight is 20 lbs. Dimensions are 12’6″ x 27.5″ x 4.5″

Description

The Tower SUP Race 12’6″ – an aggressive racing SUP made in the USA with the latest ultra stiff carbon matrix construction will satisfy the competitor in all of us… at over $700 off retail prices with our sharper direct business model.

Towers SUP Race 12’6″ features cutting edge carbon matrix construction to create a stunning blend of form and function. In elite racing, it’s all about having an ultra light board that is also ultra stiff. The carbon matrix construction serves both masters well as these boards only require a single 10oz layer of carbon matrix material that gets a speed finish. The white space in the mesh means we can lighten up the black color of solid weave carbon fiber without resorting to painting via a brushed carbon look (which adds weight). What’s more? The triangulation of the carbon matrix strands makes for a stiffer configuration than a cross hatched carbon fiber mesh. It’s the best of both worlds. The result is an aggressive racing SUP designed for any competitor that wants a lightning fast paddle board designed and built in the USA by one of the worlds premier racing SUP shapers at a fraction of retail racing SUP offerings. This board is hand crafted in Tower’s San Diego SUP factory.

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At only 27.5″ wide, this board is not for your everyday rider. It was designed with an elite SUP racer in mind, and thus features a displacement nose, a water-shedding front deck design, and the unparalelled stiffness/lightness combination afforded by the carbon matrix construction. The standing area drops down for a low center of gravity on this narrow racing shape. The combination of a flat bottom and the displacement nose makes this board surge horizontally forward and back, instead of inefficiently up and down as you paddle.

Tower’s SUP Race Series is a beautiful blend of technology and aesthetic design. The stylishly futuristic boards feature a 10 oz layer of carbon matrix material on top and bottom joined at a cut lap along the rail. This is the same carbon matrix material used in sails on elite racing sailboats because it’s the absolute latest and greatest technology at producing stiffness without the weight.

Benefits of Carbon Matrix Construction

Ultimate Stiffness – Compared to traditional epoxy and fiberglass construction, carbon matrix boards are substantially more rigid. In fact, they are even stiffer than boards made out of full carbon fiber mesh.

Less Susceptible to Overheating in the Sun – As EPS foam starts melting at 140 degrees Farenheit, having a black carbon fiber board lying on the beach has never been a great idea. Brushed carbon fiber boards were one answer, but that required adding a white/light paint layer and then sporadically wet sanding it off to “lighten” up the board color while also minimizing the added weight of the paint. Carbon matrix construction achieves the same “lighter” absolute color without any paint as the holes within the matrix let the lighter color of the board shine thru on a good percentage of the surface area.

Lighter – A solid carbon fiber mesh has always been thought to be the lightest way to get the stiff, strong shell benefits of carbon fiber in paddle boards. With our carbon matrix construction, that involves parallel strands of carbon fiber conjoined by thin triangulating strands, the benefits of the triangulation create more rigidity with less material. Add to that you don’t have to paint the boards to bring down the overall color valuation (overheating concerns of solid black), and weight is minimized thur design, not layered on paint, which adds weight.

Stylish design – The look of these boards really blows people away. The carbon matrix looks like nothing else on the market and gives the board a clean, stylish, and futuristic design.

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