The BISCAYNE 12’6 x 29’’ is designed for Touring & Exploration. Whether it be day trips or week long expeditions, these boards have exceptional glide to help you get Deep into Nature and far from civilization.
Ideal for medium to heavy riders (75-110 kg / 165- 240+lbs), the Biscayne’s unique chine and bottom contours keep it stable in all water conditions, even when loaded front and back with dry bags full of gear. Reinforced attachment points allow you to secure equipment and accessory items with ease. The rails are reinforced with flax fiber, known as ‘natures kevlar’, for added durability both on and off the water. A Cork deck pad provides exceptional comfort while being true to the sustainable EARTH SUP ethos.
Premium shape for touring & exploration
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.
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|12'6"||29"||305 L||28.65 lbs||240 lbs|
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.