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Gear Review: Rogue Stand Up Paddleboards' line of touring SUPs

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Touring boards by Rogue Stand Up Paddleboards


Located in San Clemente, California, Rogue SUP is a SUP only company with an industry leading lineup of touring boards in a range of lengths and colorful graphic designs. The lineage of Rouge’s touring boards can be traced to their championship winning race shapes. The boards feature a displacement hull, clean lines and are available in three sizes: 11’4” x 30”, 12’6” x 31” and 14’ x 29”.

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Rogue’s touring boards are extremely stable and suitable for a variety of conditions from the open ocean to lakes and rivers. Their displacement hull cuts through chop and gives the boards a great glide allowing paddlers to comfortably cruise and enjoy their time on the water. The boards work quite well in downwind conditions where their ample rocker enables them pick up bumps with ease. All three sizes feature self venting plugs, an easy grab neoprene handle and front and back tie downs for adventure minded paddlers. And while billed as a touring board, the shape – particularly the 11’4” model – lends itself to being an excellent race trainer.

The boards are noticeably lighter than other SUPs in their class with the 11’4” model weighing in at less than 24 lbs. In addition to the performance factors of Rogue’s touring line are the great graphics for which Rogue has become known. Three unique designs known as the Diva, Kelpie and North are sure to please. All three come with a beautifully inlaid wood deck which has been recessed to provide not only a stylistic edge, but also practicality by lowering a paddler’s center of gravity, thereby increasing stability. The displacement hull of these touring boards does make them tippier than a standard surf class SUP, however, first time paddlers should not have any difficulty mastering any of the boards in Rogue's touring line and quickly elevating their SUP experience.



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