Which board should I choose?
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The formidable Hurley ApexTour Freedom 11’8 is now available exclusively from Aquaplanet. Premium pro-laminate fusion construction in a 32 inch wide and 11’8 cruising hull. The ApexTour shape is built for stability, control and with the payload and setup flexibility to take you on a wide range of adventures. With additional rear storage and longer waterline this board is ready for long range paddles.
This is the longest Hurley we’ve made and features a tougher reinforced rail edge and hull, three LockFast finboxes with removable, flexible fins to set your board up for any paddling conditions, kickpad for control and a forward cam mount to ensure you can record all your best paddle experiences.
Suitable for beginners through to more experienced paddlers heading out on multi-day trips, this board ticks all the boxes. The whole set includes everything you need to get on the water and all packs down into the stylish 140L Hurley drybag backpack provided.
Under your feet is a Hurley Logo grip EVA deck and kick pad for quick step turns and enhanced control.
The underside houses three removable, flexible LockFast fins (2 x 2.5” side fins and 1x 7” Centre Fin) allowing you to quickly swap your fins to suit the conditions or your paddling style.
Pro-laminate fusion construction technology and the reinforced PVC exoframe offers unrivalled rigidity and extra weight capacity. This is a stable board for beginners, intermediates & heavier paddleboarders up to 160kg.
Suitable for expedition touring, small surf and sea paddling and on lakes, rivers, and canals.
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Whatever your skill level, this section is designed to help you make informed decisions about your paddle boarding equipment and techniques.
If you don't find what you're looking for here, please don't hesitate to reach out to our knowledgeable team for personalised support.
Which board should I choose?
What do these paddle boarding terms mean?
What do all the terms mean? There are some useful things to know to help you choose the right board for you.
Stand up paddleboard
A board shape that has a rounded nose and is suitable for all types of paddling, suitable for beginners
A board shape / style designed for longer paddles. The nose is generally pointed so it can cut through waves
This helps with how the board moves through the water
This helps determine stability of a board
This has an impact on stiffness and how the board will move and sit in the water
The front of the board
The back of the board
The sides of the board
The foam mat that is on the top of the board
Kicktail / Kickpad
The raised edge at the rear of the deckpad (on some SUP models)
The plastic triangle that fits under the board. This helps keep the board in a straight line when you paddle
The part that you attach the pump to, to inflate your board
How easy it is to control the board
What comes in the kit?
We know that getting out on the water is all about the thrill of adventure, and we want to make sure you're equipped with everything you need to make a splash! That's why every package comes complete with all the essentials - from the board or kayak itself, to the pump, paddle, fin(s), and a handy carry bag to take it all on the go.
To ensure maximum safety and comfort, we also recommend investing in additional gear and clothing that's tailored to your unique needs and preferences. Whether it's a buoyancy aid, personal flotation device, or specialized clothing for your activity of choice, we've got you covered.
And the best part? Our selection of safety equipment and clothing is just as exciting as our boards and kayaks themselves! So why wait? Dive into the ultimate paddling adventure with Aquaplanet, and experience the rush of the open water like never before.
What safety equipment do I need?
At Aquaplanet, your safety is our top priority, and we're here to equip you with everything you need for a worry-free paddling experience! Every kit comes with an ankle leash to keep you safely tethered to your board if you happen to take an unexpected dip.
But that's just the beginning - we want you to feel confident and prepared for any conditions you may encounter on the water. For faster or obstacle-filled waters, we highly recommend our Quick Release Waist belt, which provides an extra level of security and peace of mind. And to ensure maximum safety and comfort, we also suggest using a Buoyancy Aid or Personal Flotation Device that's tailored to your swimming ability.
For a comprehensive guide to all things safety-related, be sure to check out our blog.
Is a warranty included?
At Aquaplanet, we stand by the quality of our products and believe in giving our customers peace of mind with a 1-year manufacturer's warranty. But that's not all - we're here to support you well beyond the warranty period. Our team is always ready to offer expert advice and assistance with any repairs or maintenance you may need to keep your board in top condition. So dive into your paddling adventures with confidence, knowing that we've got your back every step of the way!
How do I set up my board?
We don't just provide a user guide in the box with all our kits, we go above and beyond to ensure your experience is seamless! Check out our comprehensive guide here or dive right into your paddleboarding adventure with these easy steps:
Unpack and unroll your brand-new board, and inflate it to perfection using our handy instructions. The gauge may take a few minutes to register, so keep pumping with the dial set to '2' or dual action until it reaches 15-17 PSI (for our leisure range).
Once inflated, attach the fin and set up your paddle to the perfect height using the easy-to-use mid-section lever.
With your gear ready and safety checks complete, it's time to hit the water and experience the beauty of your new purchase firsthand!