The Barra wasn’t supposed to be a shortboard. 100% of the design focus was on creating a standup that distributed volume such that it could be surfed. I made a 6.1 standup for my son and it looked great. So, I started surfing it at times. It worked. I built one for one of an incredible surfer in Nosara to get his take.
He loved it.
The same principles that allow larger boards to be surfed like smaller boards, allow smaller shapes have more volume while not losing performance which gives extra speed. This isn’t a normal shortboard, it’s more like a high performance retro.
Why make a shortboard? I’m a surfer, and I think the goal of everyone should be to be a surfer. With or without a paddle. The Barra as a shortboard allows you to ride a shape you’ll know which will provide an easy transition between paddling and surfing.
Contact us to ask about a discount when purchasing both a SUP Barra and shortboard Barra.