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MORRELLI & MELVIN SUP

12’6”

DESIGN NOTES

The next generation in SUP race board design. The hull shape is optimized for speed. Featuring a unique bow design that penetrates through waves allowing the board to drive and accelerate without pitching the bow and losing forward energy. The peaked deck design functions to shed water for smooth recovery. The tail is designed to minimize wetted surface area and drag, release water cleanly and to perform well while riding waves. Available in sizes 12'6 and 14'0.

Production Boards: 1.5 EPS core with stringer, carbon, wood veneer and fiberglass laminations. Machine shaped, hand finished and painted.

The nose: The nose is a development based on our work with racing catamarans. We call it a wave-piercing bow. The idea is to cut cleanly through the chop without adding a lot of drag. Essentially less water is pushed around as the bow penetrates through he wave and less of your paddling energy is used to propel the board forward.

Tail: The tail is designed to minimize wetted surface and drag, release water cleanly, and to perform well when riding waves. We went for a wider tail than the zoom model so that the board surfs better and has more dynamic stability for open-ocean and surfing conditions like those encountered at the Battle of the Paddle.

Rocker: The rocker line is a result of integrating the various shape details that make up the three dimensional shape of the board. We start out with certain shape parameters that are defined in order to maximize speed while maintaining the stability that is desired. We don’t start out with a particular rocker line in mind but let it evolve as we optimize the shape. All that said, the rocker line is a fairly smooth organic curve with maximum depth just behind the mid point of the board.

Deck: The forward part of the deck is designed to shed water and is an extension of the wave piercing style nose. The standing area is fairly flat to allow excellent mobility while paddling and surfing waves. The standing area is recessed a bit to lower the paddler’s center of gravity.

DIMENSIONS

Height: 12'6"
Width: 28.75"
Thickness: 5.5"
Fins: Single Box, 9" Box Fin

VOLUME

Liters: 197




Designers and Engineers of World Class Yachts and Commercial Vessels and now Racing SUPs for Boardworks

World renowned multi-hull sailboat designers Morrelli and Melvin have stepped into the world of SUP race board design. Utilizing their many years of experience designing record breaking multi-hulls, they are now applying their expertise to a new line of science based race boards that they are building with Boardworks, unlike any other race board design.

Morrelli & Melvin Design & Engineering is located in Huntington Beach, California. What's not to like about Huntington Beach? We have sun, beautiful beaches and surf. Our offices are up the road from the beach and Pete can ride his electric motorcycle to work on surface streets, while Kathy can run along the wetlands. We're just north of Newport Beach and Costa Mesa and just south of Long Beach, so when there's a Southern California regatta to get to, a client to meet or a boat or SUP race board to test, we're close by.

The atmosphere is casual at Morrelli & Melvin. We have big screens on our desks and surfboards and spare spars stacked up in the corner. We can build anything and everything in our warehouse. It's loaded with A Cats, moths and revolutionary designs that we are working on in our spare time. believe that the hands-on experience enables our team to not only design products that can be built efficiently and economically, but also leads to innovation in materials and construction methods.

Recently Morelli & Melvin was approached by Mike Fox of Boardworks to work on a new project – designing racing SUPs. The result has been some very sleek, fast and sexy SUP boards with very different performance characteristics than any other SUP race boards. Boardworks is proud to offer elite race boards created by the world renown Morrelli & Melvin design team.

$2199