Choosing the Right Board

Choosing the Right Paddle Board

Surftech builds standup paddleboards for all paddlers. Choosing the right standup paddleboard is a fundamental key to success in SUP.

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Surftech SUP designs paddle boards for the following activities though not limited to these categories as many paddle boards can be considered all around boards that serve multiple use cases.


Surftech Bark Expedition 14'0"Touring boards are designed for fun and stability while gliding long distances across open water.  The Joe Bark designed 14’0″ Surftech Expedition in Tuflite technology is the premier expedition touring paddle board on the market and excels in flat water or choppy great lakes conditions and ocean waves.


Surftech Universal Paddle BoardFitness boards provide wide and stable platforms that allow you to more easily perform on-water fitness exercises and SUP Yoga.  The Surftech Universal is the best all around paddle board for fitness and yoga because of it’s stable platform and excellent paddling and tracking performance on the water.


Surftech Laird Paddle Board

Surf SUP boards are designed by world-class surfboard shapers and excel in waves.  The Bob Pearson designed Surftech Laird Tuflite Paddle Board excels in light surf.





Surftech Generator Paddle Board

Surftech Generator performs well in whitewater because of it’s sleek design that is easy to shift and maneuver through rapids and obstructions.





Surftech Pro Elite Jamie Mitchell Latitude 12'6"Race hulls are designed for maximum speed and distance per stroke.  The Adrian Birse designed Surftech Latitude 12’6″ Pro-Elite is one of the premier SUP race boards on the market today and is the board that has won the Molakai race 10 times by Surftech racer Jamie Mitchell.


We offer prospective buyers the Try Before You Buy option.  Contact Jim Lawhead at (440) 935-9291 or Contact us via email to arrange for SUP paddle board demo at our waterfront SUP Shop in Lorain’s Harborwalk and experience for yourself which paddle board best suits your needs.