Starboard Hyper Nut Review

Starboard Hyper Nut Surf SUP

If you have been on the hunt for a shorter board that can still provide you with the volume that you need and the stability that you crave on mushy surf days, then look no further than the hyper nut range from Starboard Stand Up Paddle Surfing.

New for 2016, we are super excited to have various sizes in stock for sale and also for demo in Cocoa Beach Florida. I personally ride the 7’4×30″ Carbon, while my husband rides the 7’2×28″ Carbon. He has more experience in the surf than I do at this point, so can handle the narrower width of the 7’2, while I find that the 30″ wide 7’4 suits me perfectly, even on choppy, sloppy days.

The hyper nut range has very little rocker, and ample volume in all the right places, so it outranks other boards in Starboard’s surf lineup, like the 7’4 and 7’10 Air Borns from 2014 and 2015, as well as the Pro series. What I can appreciate about the Hyper Nut personally is that I can ride a super short and super maneuverable board without swimming too much! I have found that the 7’4×30″ hyper nut is actually more stable than my 8’2 Starboard wide point in similar conditions. I still love my wide point, but the hyper nut has allowed me to get out on days when the conditions would be much too challenging on my wide point.

Starboard Hyper Nut Cocoa Beach
Svein Rasmussen, owner of Starboard International seen here unveiling the Hyper Nut at a demo event across from our shop in Cocoa Beach, FL.