Some paddlers like racing, some love cruising flat water, and some love surfing, but Surftech's Robert August Stand Up Paddleboard is designed for paddlers who like to mix it up. Its rounded shape keeps it stable when the waters get choppy and winds pick up, and the relatively short length of 9. 5 feet keeps it nimble when you're in tight spots or surfing small waves. A board that can't take a hit is about as useful as a boat with a hole in it, so Surftech made the August using its Tuflite construction, which utilizes a tough epoxy sandwich deck and fused cell EPS foam core to provide plenty of durability and buoyancy. The August is relatively thin, at just 4. 25 inches, which keeps it playful when you're dabbling in smaller surf or exploring the shoreline. and it has a 34 length EVA deck gripper to help you keep your footing. It also comes with a FCS 21 fin system for mobility and tracking and a molded center carry handle to help you lug it from the car to the water.