JP Explorer ASA + EVA Windsurf Board 2017

£1199.00

They combine the stability a beginner needs with the sporty planing feel an advanced rider wants. Contrary to wide body beginner boards like the Funsters, the Explorers feature rather narrow and long hulls. As soon as you master the basics of windsurfing they lift up to a glide in light winds instantly offering that ‘Funboard feeling’. Once planing they feel fast, sporty and alive. They work great as beginner boards and shine with their enormous range of use, progressively unleashing their sporty potential the better you get! Play, learn, cruise, glide and have fun in all conditions. They cover it all – true all-round funboards.

Design details

This inflatable version of the Explorer offers the same basic concept like its hard board siblings but additionally has awesome handling advantages: It can be rolled up and fits into the backpack it comes with – no more need for a roof rack for transport and no big garage for storage. It is also considerably lighter than any hardboard of this size.

The high tech drop stitch technology makes it so stiff that you will easily get it gliding but the surface itself is so soft that you won’t get hurt when falling on it. Instead of a daggerboard the additional center fin provides directional stability to reduce side drift and helps to go upwind. Being longer than the normal Explorers also helps with going upwind due to its longer waterline length.

Our team riders could not believe how much fun this board is. It can also be used as a beginner SUP board and is therefore an ideal family toy.

Tech specs

Explorer & ExplorAIR Length
cm / inch
Width
cm / inch
Volume
liters
W. ASA+EVA
+/-8% KG / LBS
W. Inflatable
+/-6% KG / LBS
Fins Sails
145 270
8'10"
70
27.6"
145 11.5
25.4
Ride 38 PB
+ daggerboard
ideal: 4.5-9.0
rec.: <10.0
165 275
9'0"
75
29.5"
165 12.3
27.1
Ride 38 PB
+ daggerboard
ideal: 4.5-9.0
rec.: <10.0
195 280
9'2"
82.5
32.5"
195 13.7
30.2
Ride 38 PB
+ daggerboard
ideal: 4.5-9.0
rec.: <10.0
ExplorAIR 295 295
9'8"
85.0
33.5"
295 8.5
18.7
9.0" + 10.0" ideal: 4.5-6.0
rec.: 4.7-7.0
PB = Powerbox