THE CREEK received its name from our good friend Mr. Rick Weeks aka SUPthecreek. Over the last 6 years, Rick has become somewhat of our master tester and approver of our SUP surf range. With his intensive knowledge of other boards on the market and his never effected time for constant testing, his judgment is very much appreciated.
Over the last years, he really understood better than almost anyone including ourselves, our range and what each board really does and where it belongs. So it was only a matter of time before Rick asked Bert.
How would it be if I wanted: The outline of the SKATE, the performance of the FLOW, the rocker of the ACID, and most important the tail of the SPEEED.
Well… A lot of people asked that same question and this is the result.
GENERAL GOAL | THEME OF THE BOARD
A high performance board with “stability tools” built in. Designed to handle challenging conditions and still deliver maximum performance.
WAVE TYPE | SIZE IT’S WORKING BEST
All conditions. Stable in chop, rips in everything. From just under waist high up to head and a half.
MANEUVERS IT DOES BEST
Power carves and tight back foot hacks.
SKILL LEVEL IT’S BEST FOR
Novice to Pro, Select the volume you need and this board will deliver.
DIRECTIONAL CONTROL: Good
OVER WHITE WATER: With the fuller nose, its great.
WAVE CATCHING ABILITY: Good
WHAT YOU THOUGHT OF WHEN YOU DESIGNED IT?
Luckily I didn’t have to think about anything when I designed this board Rick Weeks (AKA Sup the Creek) gave me an exact idea of what he wanted, by taking his favorite aspects from a bunch of his favorite Sunova’s, here is what Rick was thinking.
“Simply put, I wanted a board with the stability of the Skate with the performance of the Acid. Add to that, the magic of the Speeed tail and you have a full on ripper that is stable enough for adverse conditions or larger riders”. The nose is wider than most high performance boards to give added lift and stability when paddling hard into a wave, and comfort when waiting for a set.
The rail line has enough curve to allow mid board turns and fast down the line pumping. What really makes this board special is combining a curvy rail line with the Speeed tail and high performance rocker. The distinct “bend” in the rail line at the side bites, coupled with deep channels and tail rocker, give this board a spectacular ability to snap a tight, carving turn, and do it without scrubbing off speed.
The result is a high performance board that is easy to use and works from 1’ to well overhead.
About the Board
WHAT IT POSSIBLY COMPROMISES ON THEN?
The performance rocker needs a bit of juice to really shine. While it does ok in flatter waves, a rider may prefer to ride the Skate or Shroom to maximize mushy conditions.