The 10’9” Sportsman and the 8’ Day Trip Air are perfect for fishing, diving, river running, camping, and access into remote locations. They feature Hobie’s new Triple Air Chamber (T.A.C) construction. A multi chambered construction that offers increased stability, versatility and function, while remaining compact enough to carry on planes, cars, boats and RVs. The unique design also provides excellent platforms for exercise-yoga, Pilates and cross training.
The two new boards both feature Hobie’s proven S3 Stand Up Stability System. The S3 system integrates rigid plates strategically placed under the deck pad in standing areas. This maximizes a paddler’s overall footprint there by maximizing stability and rigidity while not interfering with board packing and storage.
“The Sportsman and the Day Trip Air were designed to do everything you can think of doing on the water and to go everywhere” mentioned Mark Johnson, head of Hobie’s stand up paddle development team. “We wanted to create a paddling platform that would work in a variety of conditions for a variety of uses. We wanted to explore and gain access to remote water with an emphasis portability and easy storage.”
In addition, each board also comes complete with Hobie’s 3 Piece Adjustable Traveler Paddle, a heavy-duty back pack style carrying bag, high pressure hand pump with gauge and repair kit. The boards can also can be outfitted with multiple sport specific accessories.
Anticipated availability of the Sportsman and Day Trip Air is September 2014.
10-9 Sportsman MSRP: $1399
8-0 Day Trip Air MSRP: $1299
Hobie has been an industry leader in board manufacturing for over 64 years. With established production facilities in Dana Point California, Hobie Stand up Paddleboards has been on the forefront front in leading design and developmental of the standup paddle industry since its early beginnings in 2006.