Fanatic Stand Up Paddling Range 2020

Fanatic SUP International has announced their new 2020 SUP inflatable & composite collection accompanied by the launch of a new Fanatic logo representing the brand’s different worlds of SUP, windsurfing and foil where each piece of gear is designed for those „Addicted to Ride“. TotalSUP checks out the new Fanatic 2020 range and catches up with the UK’s Fanatic Rider, Jay Manning aka JSUP as he takes the Fly Eco for a spin.

Fanatic Team: Photo by John Carter

Fly with the Eco Friendliest Materials

With the ocean minded spirit and sustainability awareness being the brand’s driving force to create and innovate, Fanatic’s Fly Eco Edition premium boards – available in 9’6″ & 10’6″ lengths – with a unique layup of flax, cork and wood – bring the organisation one step closer to accomplishing an eco-friendly future.

“I look forward to this time of the year to see the kit as it’s always been exciting to see the boards ahead of the game. With the worldwide launch of the 2020 range, what I’m already getting from everyone who had a sneak peek, is just WOW,” commented Jay Manning, who’ll be soon travelling with the new collection across the country for Fanatic demo days and social SUP events. “The 2020 range is funky, fresh and modern which makes the boards stick out of the water even more. Thanks to innovative approach and tech, the Fly Eco board combines fresh, natural look, great feel and awesome eco values represented in the whole collection.”

Fanatic SUP 2020: Composite Collection

Fanatic SUP 2020: WAVE

The ProWave is Fanatic’s radical powerhouse design for carving fast turns in solid overhead conditions – no better board for advanced riders to charge hard on. When things are bit mellower, the AllWave is a versatile platform for Intermediates to catch wave after wave, even when it’s mushy and choppy. For an even looser slashier feel, the super compact Stubby excels when the waves are less than perfect, always creating speed and flow through it’s highly efficient parallel rail design. Finally, the Stylemaster is the daddy of them all, offering classic 10’ longboard style riding in a board that can catch even the smallest waves.

AIRton Cozzolino/ ProWave: Photo by John Carter

Fanatic SUP 2020: ALLROUND

From beginner to winner – whether flat water cruising or smooth wave riding in the surf – the versatile Fly can do it all with heaps of style. With various construction options – including the brand’s flagship, the stunning Fly Eco Edition – there is sure to be a Fly to suit riders’ needs. The Diamond ladies board completes the range as a ladies specific version, enhanced with a beautiful design.

Fanatic SUP 2020: TOURING

For those who like to cover distance, the Ray and Diamond Touring ranges are ready to take you on your next adventure! Designed to deliver maximum glide with minimal effort, these boards allow riders to explore further in total comfort – whether in swell or flat water. A redesigned shape for 2020 ensures the Ray and Diamond Touring is more stable, and performs even better in rough chop.

Valentin Illichmann, Klaas Voget and Paulina Herpel/SUPgirl/Ray BXF, Ray Pure & Diamond Touring: Photo by Sebastian Schöffel

Fanatic SUP 2020: RACE

Everything about Fanatic’s premium race boards is about acceleration, efficiency and speed, but even more than that – stability and control. Taking successful design cues from the brand’s flat-water speed machine – the Strike; for 2020 both the Blitz and Falcon have gained significant improvements in performance, thanks to changes to their outline, rocker line, deck profile and volume distribution.

Tom Auber and Arthur Arutkin/Strike & Blitz: Photo by John Carter

Fanatic SUP 2020: INFLATABLE COLLECTION

Paulina Herpel/SUPgirl and Valentin Illichmann/Ray Air & Ray Air Premium: Photo by Sebastian Schöffel

Fanatic SUP 2020: WAVE

Taking the fun on your travels has never been so easy! The Stubby Air is inspired by Fanatic’s most versatile, surf style Waveboard! Getting radical has never been so easy to transport!

Fanatic SUP 2020: ALLROUND

Fun, functional and fulfilling, the Fly Air range works for everyone! The ever-popular Fly Air comes in four fab sizes, as well as three quality constructions; Double Layer Light, and Pure technology. The Diamond Air is a female specific inflatable board and comes in  lightweight Stringer technology and two sizes. Ambitious groms can get their groove on with the Ripper Air – the perfect companion for all their future adventures.

Lisa Gertenbach and Julia Pasquale e229/ Fly Air & Fly Air Premium – Photo by John Carter

Fanatic SUP 2020: TOURING

The Ray Air is the cruiser that’s easy to paddle, fast and designed for your comfort. Choose from the lightweight and durable Stringer technology, as well as Premium or Pure constructions, all neatly packed in an easy to transport backpack. The Diamond Air Touring with its new look is a glamorous ride with all the performance features to enhance your paddling experience! The Ripper Air Touring kids edition is lighter and more durable than ever, with a windsurfing insert to boot. It’s stable, soft and everything they need in one neat kit bag!

Thomas Oschwald/ Ray Air: Photo by Bettina Marti

Fanatic SUP 2020: RACE

The Falcon Air comes in a ›ready to race‹ package built for speed. The new silicon rail edges provide better release and reduce drag, whilst our high-tech Double Layer Light technology make these boards premium racing machines.

Fanatic SUP 2020: FIT

Challenge yourself and take your workout to the water with our Fly Air Fit. Its fully loaded volume, extra large dimensions and super comfortable deck create the perfect platform for your training. Connect up to 8 boards to the Fly Air Fit Platform or with up to 10 boards to our new smaller Fly Air Fir Platform S. The Multiple high quality eyelets create a solid and secure connection when working out. Rounding off our ›workout on water‹ range is the Air Mat. With a compact length for smaller pools, it comes with plenty of straps and belts to progress your training.

SUP Yoga with Danique Al Dente, Theresa Brackmann, Dani Heiß, Gina Weber, SUP Yoga Austria, Yoga & Juliet, Driftwood by Danique and Pop Up Yoga München/ Fly Air Fir & Fly Air Fit Platform: Photo by Sebastian Schöffel

Fanatic SUP 2020: RIVER

Go with the flow and hit the river with our Rapid Air and Rapid Air Touring! These bulletproof designs are built for the exciting conditions encountered when heading downstream. From shallow streams to boiling white water rapids, the stable and streamlined outline, huge volume. For 2020 the smaller 9’6’’ model has been updated with a new outline and special scoop rocker line with higher nose and tail to effortlessly absorb waves and big rapids.

Paulina Herpel/SUPgirl and Valentin Illichmann/ Rapid Air & Rapid Air Touring: Photo: Ricardo Board

Fanatic SUP 2020: INFLATABLE WINDSURF/SUP

For the ultimate in versatility, the Viper Air or Ripper Air, inflatable Windsurf/SUPs are pure fun and the ideal watersports toys for the whole family, schools or clubs.
Super light and highly stable, they can be used anywhere you can find water – for windsurfing or SUPing – and even to ride small waves. All of this from boards that comes in backpacks!

Fanatic SUP 2020: BIG FUN

SUP lovers and Windsurf enthusiasts will get equal enjoyment out of our Tandem iSUP. Its ultra long outline provides good glide, great stability and flotation, as well as plenty of space for two people including two windsurfing rigs. Tested in the toughest waves of Hawaii and Australia, the Fly Air XL takes up to 7 people and can be used at your local break for super fun surf, or on flat water and for river tours. The Fly L is the XL’s younger brother and up to 5 people can hop on and enjoy the fun!

To find out more about Fanatic SUP Range 2020, visit www.fanatic.com

About the Author

Anna Nadolna

Anna is the Founder of SUPer Whale, a Cambridge(UK!)-based emerging watersports brand and a stand-up paddleboarding community. She is a certified SUP Flat Water Instructor accredited by International Surfing Association (ISA). Anna is also a digital marketing, storytelling aficionado and a growth hacking enthusiast.

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