THE PASS 11’6 x 31’’ is first and foremost designed as a longboard style surf SUP for lighter riders (75-110 kg / 165-240 lbs).
Fortunately this style of board lends itself to all-purpose flat-water cruising and is stable enough for new paddlers to gain confidence and progress. Given its all-round shape and versatility, THE PASS is a ‘one board quiver’, ideal if your looking for just one board for travelling and exploring off the radar surf spots as well as quiet coves.
Surf-Inspired Longboard Shapes for stable flat water cruising and wave surfing performance
More natural materials: Paulownia wood & Flax fiber
Cork deck pad for exceptional comfort and natural grip
Reinforced attachment points - Leash plug at nose and tail + four attachment points in the front and in the back of the standing area for securing gear and accessories
Woodcore Touring fin included
Core : Low density EPS Foam, 15 kg/m3
Rail Lamination : Uni-Directional 300 gr/m² natural Flax fiber
Deck + Hull Lamination : 100 g/m² natural Flax Fiber with Paulownia Wood
Whole Board Lamination : 200 g/m² fiberglass
Epoxy Resin with 30% bio-sourced materials
Cork deck pad
1 - CORK Cork is widely used in the shoe industry because of its natural comfort and shock absorbing properties. Our EARTH SUP Deck Pads feature this renewable resource for the same reasons.
2 - PAULOWNIA WOOD Paulowina is fast-growing, lightweight, warp-resistant and strong. The deck of all boards features this exceptionally durable, beautiful and renewable wood. It is also used on the bottom of some SUP boards.
3 - FLAX FIBER Flax fiber is a naturally sourced material that has very similar properties to fiberglass. It has similar flex and tensile strength, but is more durable, and is often referred to as “nature’s Kevlar”. Flax fiber is used on the rails and/or bottom of all EARTH SURF & SUP boards.
VARNISH-FREE No varnish and minimal paint is used for the graphics, decoration or finishing, as these products tend to be toxic and also are hazardous for to work with.
MINIMAL FIBERGLASS The only fiberglass that is used is for the finishing of the board, and the quantity of this man-made mineral fiber is kept to a minimum.
Paddling out to the peak at dawn, hiking through the forest in search of a new break, gliding silently across the surface of a glassy lake, exploring new waterways, reminiscing about the session around a campfire at sunset… EARTH SURF & SUP is an outdoor lifestyle closely connected with nature where exploration and adventure prevail. It’s taking you back to the essence of free surfing, adventure paddling, life on the water. Escape from the world on an adventure Deep into Nature for an afternoon, a week-end, a lifetime.
At EARTH SURF & SUP our mantra, Deep into Nature, is as much about the equipment we use as the places we go. The boards are the tools we use to engage and interact with our surroundings. We feel the same principles that guide us in our daily lives should be applied to the equipment we build and use. EARTH SURF & SUP is a full range of products which, wherever possible and feasible, aim to build and source our gear with construction techniques and materials that respect the environment in which they are used:
A focus on bio-sourced, renewable materials.
A production process that is more respectful of sustainable development, limiting waste by minimizing the use of fossil fuels, painting & toxic resins.
A commitment to ongoing research and development to further our commitment to these principals.
Unfortunately it is simply not possible today to build a board with zero impact on the environment. For example, at the core of every EARTH SURF & SUP board is an EPS (Expanded PolyStyrene) core, as no other feasible alternative exists. However, with EARTH we’ve made the pledge to be better, and to continually develop the range of products so that wherever possible, we will make changes that make a difference.
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We have carefully selected materials which are bio-sourced and also have the necessary technical properties to ensure solid construction and performance. Flax fiber, Paulownia wood and Cork wood have been tested and proven in other industries and they now play a key role in the sourcing and production of EARTH SURF & SUP boards. Looking towards the future, potential areas of ongoing development include the sourcing of materials for the foam core, the resins used in EARTH SURF & SUP boards, and the packaging. We currently use polystyrene foam for the core of EARTH SURF & SUP boards. While this foam is recyclable it is nonetheless a petroleum derivative. Research of alternative materials continues and we plan to transition to a bio-sourced material as soon as feasible. The same is true of bio-resins. For now we continue to use epoxy resin due to the limitations in performance of currently available bio-resins. We will move to a new resin as soon as an acceptable alternative is found. Finally, we plan to optimize the packaging of EARTH SURF & SUP boards as soon as a feasible and a practical solution has been found.
An ancient technology stronger than fiberglass
In Western Europe flax is cultivated along a coastal band stretching across southern Normandy to Northern France. Modern growers have by and large kept to the ancient methods in producing the high quality flax that now serves as the base for developing tough, durable fibers for industrial applications. The excellence of their product stems from a unique combination of damp ocean climate, rich soil and a highly prized understanding of historic techniques handed down through the generations. Flax is leading the way in the quest for clean, high-performance materials. Growing flax requires neither irrigation nor defoliant chemicals and also is a carbon sink. Useful right down to its roots, flax produces no waste. Researchers have achieved considerable progress in adapting the long flax fibers to production of high performance composites.
Naturally durable, lightweight and beautiful
Paulownia is a tropical tree that is ideal for those looking to source a renewable, natural material for production. Fast-growing, it re-crops quickly, has a dense root structure to help stabilize soil and reduce erosion and grows well in fire-damaged forest zones. Its large, dense leaves rapidly create a rich floor loam after leaf drop. Its light, straight structure and resistance to water or resin absorption makes it a favorite among airplane and boat builders. These characteristics make it an ecologically sound and material with ideal mechanical properties for the production of light weight, highly durable SURF & SUP boards.
Comfortable, natural, renewable
Cork comes from the Cork Oak Tree which grows in the Mediterranean basin. “Cork” is actually the bark of the tree, formed by build-up of dead plant cells that protect the living tree trunk and branches. It takes 8 years for the bark to grow sufficiently for harvest. Its high rotresistance and waterproof qualities make it a much-used material in modern eco-homes. A soft, supple feel under foot, non-slip properties and beautiful aesthetic help explain why we’ve chosen to use this material in the deck pads of all EARTH SUP boards.