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.

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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.