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.
Perfect. Lightweight yet strong and very stable in the water. Built in handle makes it easy to transport up and down my stairs from cabin to river. Tracks wonderfully and I easily get 10 paddle stokes per side without even trying. Paddle comfortable. Worth every penny! Love it love it
I'm super happy with my new Loon. I've been out on it one time and it tracked really well and was just the right stability.
Great boards, great service
We have loved the Loon boards and everyone gave them a try at the lake. The boards are beautiful to look at and very stable. We actually will be exchanging the one 11’6” board for another 12 footer as it is more stable for flyfishing and carrying multiple toddlers. Everyone felt the 12 footer was very maneuverable and the additional weight wasn’t a drawback. Very happy with our purchase.
Board of my Dreams
The Loon is great - I’ve been wanting to add a fiberglass board to my fleet for a while and finally took the plunge. Have already been on it several times and Maya is a big fan too!
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.