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The Rapid

Earlier this year, I had the chance to co-design this amazing Race Standup Board piece of art with Lee Kline.  I had not designed an SUP board in years, it felt good to get back into the saddle.

The Brief

The weekend racer is made with carbon fibre and Macassar ebony wood. Its length, shape, piercing nose design and flat bottom makes this board ultra fast and justifies its name. The Rapid. Also named after the lake bearing its name on the western shore of Cabonga Reservoir in the Outaouais region of Quebec. All paddleboard purchases come with a free travel bag. It’s our way of saying thank you for caring for your board.

  • Length 14′ 
  • Width 26″ 
  • Thickness 8.5″
  • Volume 281L 
  • Weight 26.4lbs / 12kgs

GRRRRrrrrrrr... One of the coldest day of the winter, Vincent Bergeron and I tested and shot the Rapid for the first time, in -35° Celcius on the St-Lawrence river.

Julien Fillion

Special thanks to my long time friend Corran Addison, who taught me lots about Standup Up Race boards design.