Vortex

Mistral Vortex sup harboard

The 14′ VORTEX XL is an “Extra Large” (XL) version of our regular Vortex, designed for paddlers over 85kgs, for those who expressed that they want the same shape to suit their heavier body mass. However many paddlers from 75kg and upwards have also had a lot of success and improved performances with the XL.

Race 14'0

Key Features

Pro Level
Stability
Agility
Speed
Size
  • 14'0x24"x9"
  • 269 ltr
  • 11.9 kg

How and where to add volume to this larger Vortex model, was an interesting challenge and it was concluded that the side walls should be increased in height by a further 3cm compared to the regular Vortex. This does a number of things; notably, it keeps the deck-well area drier and increases the boards secondary buoyancy so as the ‘righting moment’ is more noticeable and more effective – the ‘moment’ at which the board meets resistance as it rolls, in this case as it rolls onto the flat side of the wall.

The sturgeon nose shape (dolphin nose) works beautifully in lessening the creation of a bow wave, throwing the wave backwards not forwards, therefore eliminating a bow wave over which to climb. Water forming over the bow is not a concern and takes getting used to, but you will notice how smoothly the water passes over, with minimal drag. We also noticed the Vortex XL shape, makes it very efficient when wake riding in competition.

  • Single Carbon + PVC foam core
  • Side grab handles and central carry handle
  • 10” US Fin Box (fin not supplied)
  • Dual set of scuppers (4 x drain holes)
  • Dual leash points (Front / back)
  • FCS deck insert for GPS mount

Video

Mistral Mistral adventurist 14'0 hardboard

Adventurist

14'x28
Mistral

Sunburst

9'6x31 1/2x4 3/8
Mistral Mistral Interceptor SUP hardboard

Interceptor

17'6" x 24.3" x 363L
Mistral Mistral Stealth sup hardboard

Stealth

17'6" x 24" x 307L
Mistral Mistral Malia 12'6 sup hardboard

Malia 12’6

12’6 x 28” x 7.5”
Mistral Mistral Vortex SD1 sup hardboard

Vortex SD1

14'0x21,5"
Mistral

Vanquish 14.0

14'0x24,0"x7.1"
Mistral

Vortex

14'0x24"x9"
Mistral Mistral Equinox 12.6 sup hardboard

Equinox 12’6

12'6X25''
Mistral Mistral Equinox 14 sup hardboard

Equinox 14

14'0x24,6"x10'3
Mistral

Slipstream 12’6 flatwater

12'6x23,3"x7,5"
Mistral

Levuka wave rider cruiser

11'2x32,2"x4'6"
Mistral Mistral Squab new wave sup hardboard

Squab New Wave

7'2, 7'6, 7'10
Mistral Mistral Cloud Boards sup surf hardboard

Cloud Boards

8'2, 8'6 ,9'2
Mistral

Levu & Fiji

12'x33"x4,5"