On June 1st a basalt fiber SUP surfboard was successfully tested in waters of the Moscow River in the Small Strogino Gulf.
The prototype is a rigid sport SUP-surfboard, with fast outlines and a pointed nose, made in traditions of the best global producers. With a length of 12’6 feet and a width of about 54 cm, it weighs less than 11 kg.
It is the basalt fiber with its excellent strength and a low specific gravity that allowed for such performance. Basalt composite material is resistant to corrosion, and having a similar matrix, it is more lightweight than a glass composite, while costs cheaper than that made of carbon.
The SUP-surfboard characteristics are scheduled to be field-tested during the Race Board Moscow competitions, with the first stage to be held on June 12 in Strogino. Everyone can watch a 200 meter sprint in the Olympic system, and the entrance to the event is free.
SUP is the abbreviation for Stand Up Paddle. This kind of sport is gaining a stunning popularity in the world, since it is available to everyone, irrespective of age and sports training. Russia has also recognized SUP surfing, and takes place in a number of exciting competitions.
This SUP surfboard project was backed by Basalt Projects Group, the organizers of the International Basalt Forum 2018, and a partner of participants taking part in the upcoming competitions in Strogino.
The registration for the Forum is open, you can register for the participation or choose a required cooperation form on the event website.