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 product, great service.
Called at 11, purchased at noon, on the lake at 2 p.m. Bought a second LOON the next day. Superior to our other two SUPs.
Loving my Loon!
I love my new Loon SUP. It tracks great, just as described on the website. It is very stable. Best of all, this 60 year-old Grandma can hoist this board on top of her car and secure it to go anywhere, from Lake Superior to the BWCA and Hayward, WI. Great purchase!
The Loon 12’ and carbon fiber paddle
Amazing board and wonderful service. I would recommend their products.
Love at First Paddle
My wife and just got into paddle boarding and initially purchased inflatable SUPs of a different brand. After taking one of the boards back due to an air leak we began looking for hard SUPs and came across Paddle North Boards. After research we purchased two of the Loons from Paddle North and had them shipped to us. They were prompt, packaged extremely well, and arrived with no damage. When we put them in the lake for the first time it was love at first paddle. These boards are absolutely beautiful, they are stable and they track so well in the water. We could not be happier with this purchase. If you are in the market for SUPs look no further than the Loon, you will not regret it!
Awesome board and great company
Love the 12 foot loon. Incredible board. Great experience communicating with the company. Very friendly and helpful staff. Shipping was an easy process and the board was packaged up very nicely.