*10.6' and 12' Loons are now in stock.
*11.6' Loons preorder for early June
It all started with the Loon, our flagship board that carefully blends speed with stabilization. Known in the market as a true "hybrid", the Loon is a great board for families, cabins, SUP-Yoga, lake and river cruising.
Available in three sizes: 10.6', 11.6', 12'
Increase Strokes Per Side (SPS):
Tracking straight and increasing strokes per side (SPS) is a key performance factor for anyone paddling Lakes and Rivers. Where most boards average 1-4 SPS, the Loon can achieve 15-25 SPS. This allows paddlers to build up more speed and achieve a much more rhythmic paddling experience.
The Bamboo Advantage:
Bamboo has the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any natural fiber. This allows for an extremely durable, yet lightweight board construction. Paddle North bamboo boards, made with real bamboo, weigh at least 15% less than boards made only from fiberglass, 25%+ less than wood strip boards and 50%+ less than plastic boards of comparable size. This makes it easy to transport the board on and off vehicles, as well as down to the water.
Will this board work for me?
Yes, but let's pair you to the right size. We make this board in three different sizes: 10.6', 11.6', 12'.
A good rule of thumb: Always plan for the heaviest paddler that will regularly be on your SUP board. A lightweight person can easily move up in size (but a heavier person won't be able to balance on a small board).
The 10'6'' Loon is made for paddlers up to 200 lbs. This is a conservative weight limit, in which anyone below 200 lbs will feel very balanced and focus primarily on paddling. Paddlers over 200 lbs may have trouble balancing.
Dimensions: 10'6'' x 32'' x 4.75''
Carry weight: 26 Lbs
The 11'6'' Loon is made for paddlers up to 250 lbs. This is a conservative weight limit, in which anyone below 250 lbs will feel very balanced and focus primarily on paddling. Paddlers over 250 lbs may have trouble balancing.
Dimensions: 11'6'' x 32'' x 5''
Carry weight: 28 lbs
The 12' Loon is made for paddlers up to 400 lbs. This is a big board. Anyone below 400 lbs will feel very balanced and focus primarily on paddling. Paddlers over 400 lbs may have trouble balancing. Take into account any gear or accessories that you may be using on your paddle trip.
Dimensions: 12' x 35'' x 6''
Carry weight: 32 lbs
Bringing a furry friend? -- No problem! But be sure to account for your dogs weight in your board selection.
Features: Round point nose, square tail, tri-fin tracking, 8-piece EVA deck pad, 4-point bungee system.
Material: EPS core, real bamboo with fiberglass finish for extra durability.
Great boards and better service.
We purchased the boards this spring and the service we received was awesome! They were willing to meet us outside of working hours to pick up the boards since we life 3.5 hours away. The quality of the boards are outstanding we couldn’t be more pleased!
So stoked to get out on the lakes and rivers on my New Loon!
I have had my Loon for over a year now and I absolutely love it! There is nothing quite as peaceful as paddling on the lake with you just you, your board, and the sound of the paddle stroking the water. It has been so beneficial for my mental health over the past few years. I even bought a wetsuit I am so addicted to paddling and Lucy (you gotta name your board)! Compared to the only other board that I have ridden for an extended period of time (Body Glove *Inflatable), The Loon is much more balanced and sturdy, but at the same time has much more give and play which makes it handle great when turning and cutting through waves/headwind with ease. It also travels a ton straighter and glides better. I would have to switch sides paddling like every 2-4 times on my old board compared to 10-15 times before switching sides on the loon. I purchased the board storage bag and roof rack and have been pleased with those as well. There was a minor issue on the logo with the first board I received but the team was awesome to deal with in immediately getting me a new board.
What could be better??
I started paddling last year with my new Loon Paddle North Board. What a gift. What a beautiful gift. I never imagined how fun it would be and how much I enjoyed being on my board. The Loon is so easy to transport. I am small framed and I can easily boost it up onto my Mazda. I have carried it some distances and the way the hand grip is made makes it easy to carry without fear of dropping it, even when wet. The board navigates beautifully too - so that I can paddle for some time on one side before switching over. It can handle some pretty good sized waves too. We went on White Bear Lake with it one day and it was just fine. Love my board!
Easy to carry
I love my love my Loon Paddleboard! I am a petite woman and the off centered grip is genius! I can handle this board on my own. I gave away my heavier board that I had a hard time getting in and out of the water. It is beautifully made!