Fennel’s 2015 14′ Raceboard

My latest board building project was for myself, specifically to race Chattajack this year. I wanted a faster board with more adaptive ability to emulate the flow of water and that looked sick too! I chose to build a sleek 14′ by 24″ wide board with a little more rocker than is found in a lot of flat water boards. Not only did I want the board to emulate the flow of water structurally but I wanted it to do so in its appearance as well. I chose blue, green, and purple as my color palette which I mixed right into the resin. This technique is trickier to work with but creates a beautiful abstract pattern that would be difficult to achieve with paint. And it saves weight since there is no need to apply paint. I created the incredible shine with an environmentally and user friendly wipe on clear coat that totally rocks! The board turned out super light at around 22 lbs. and it performed very well on the flats while riding up and over chop and boat wakes with ease. I ended up beating my 2014 time on my 12’6″ board by 36 minutes. It was a great day on the water!


December 18, 2015


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