The Surftech Gerry Lopez 12ft 6in Manu Kai Stand Up Paddleboard is a race board that incorporates a lot of displacement hull features to help navigate choppy water. With a wider nose than most race boards and a full displacement bow, this SUP is a great choice for downwind conditions or in a surf race. It was built for the Battle of the Paddle Elite race, which features a lot of in and out through the surf. This SUP is a great flat water paddler, and will float a big guy easily. Pro Elite construction means this board is made using Surftech's proprietary fused cell foam core,which is the lightest, most durable core on the market. Tight bonds arecreated between the fused cells to create a water resistant core that can withstand dents and dings. The core is then pressure molded using high quality carbon and fiberglass with a PVC reinforced standing area resulting in a light, strong, rigid board.