The Equinox 14′ has won many a great race, including the Air France race in Tahiti and holds the record time for on one of South Africa’s famous downwind runs. For smaller confused or choppy waters, the Equinox excels like few others. Taking its name from the change of seasons which generates strong winds to certain parts of the world, downwind, this board is fast in moderate sized bumps (up to 3′) and responsive. Upwind it’s comfortable in handling chop and makes the perfect racing board over waters which demand more of both paddler and board. The board is designed to blend beautifully with the nuances of choppy waters and for chasing ‘runners’. The added volume keeps you moving without stalling, the rounded nose keeps the ride smooth at all times and water run off is super smooth and clean. There’s no sharp edges, which means there are no nasty surprises, making the board highly predictable. Not just quick on rougher waters, it’s quick over flatter waters.