Duke 7'0" Softboard
7'0" X 22 1/4" X 3 1/4"
The Softlite Duke's are a bit of a beefed-up version on our Koolite Model.
This board was originally created with surf schools in mind, so is an ideal beginner board.
They use a rounded Mal shape for some extra surface area, and we've given them some extra thickness to bump up the volume further. This makes the Duke paddle fast and extremely stable, so it's ideal for the early stages of learning.
Extra Features New to this Model:
ROLLED PARABOLIC PE RAILS: Each board is wrapped with 4 crosslink rails. These rails are then hand shaped, allowing softer rails near the nose tapering down to a sharp, harder-edged rail at the tail. While we originally designed this to increase performance on our high-performance shapes, we've found it has also made a lot of the beginner shapes a lot more user friendly to ride. Similar to a regular shortboard, it allows if to be forgiving and not catch rails up front, but more performance and easier to turn off the tail. Similar to a stringer, this also provides extra stiffness in the board which helps to increase the boards durability as well.
CARRY HANDLE: When you're learning and you need to ride a bigger board, we understand that half the battle can be getting the board to the beach! On the Duke, we've added a Carry handle so you shouldn't have that problem again.
We'd recommend the Duke 7'0 for a Beginner surfer weighing 50-75kg.
On a recent overseas trip, we wanted to find some beginner waves to show how easy this board is to surf, but unfortunately, we couldn't find any. So instead you should probably watch Dan Brown aka Mullet Lord ripping on the Koolite 7'0 in the clip above. While the waves were good, conditions were super tough, and the extra paddle power came in handy!
For more info on sizes, check out our Size Recommendations page.
Core:100% Waterproof Moulded EPS Core
Deck: 8lb PE Deck
Slick: Xtra Duralinx Slick
Reinforcements: Double Bamboo Stringer Re-inforced with Fibreglass Taping
Features: Edge Trim System, Exoskeletal Strength Membrane, Leash PlugFins: Thruster Fin Set Up with Bones and Shanks Fin System. - Fins Included with Every Board
The boards are constructed using exclusive Softlite Moulds - This ensures that every board comes out identical with no imperfections. It also creates a harder shell of EPS foam on the outside making Nalu boards stiffer and more durable than competitors who use similar cores.
Bones and Shanks Fin System - Easy to install and remove fins. Compatible with other fin two tab systems, allowing you to change your fins to suit conditions or alter board performance.
Fins Included with Every Board
Bamboo Stringer System - This is re-enforced with fibreglass sheeting and epoxy resin to give the perfect amount of flex. Since implementing this stringer system we have had had barely any boards snap!