The Sumatra is our mid range sized Tribe board and as such falls into a category of being highly versatile and convenient as a family sized board suiting most adults and junior ages. 10’6 remains one of the most popular fun sizes of boards on the market; combine with a striking orange for high visibility and you’ll certainly stand out on the water.
Tribe entry and school
- 7,8 kg
Entry level boards require certain design features in order to provide the best possible, first time learner experience and there is a tendency to want to create for entry level paddlers, overly wide boards and simple elliptical shapes, which ultimately lack character and any real functionality, accept stability.
We’ve pulled the nose in tight to make up-wind paddling smoother and the board streamlined from the paddler’s perspective when on board. A wide tail adds huge gains in stability and the longer extended parallel side rails adds to the boards ability to hold a straight line when required, with relatively limited extra steering strokes.
In speaking with may instructors, the feedback was that the board should have a nose section which can handle chop upwind and be shaped to promote speed and stability. A wide rear section provides the stability, while the narrowing toward the nose, gives a pleasant, streamlined feel to the board, the first time paddler appreciates. A cargo net and a D-ring for towing and securing, front and back, plus the addition of a nose grab handle, all come together to make for an exceptional entry level board for all-comers.
Mostly our Tribe boards represent fun and versatily and when combined with Mistral’s Fusion Layer Technology (FLT) the boards are super light and easy to live with in, in carrying to the waters edge and when paddling and enjoying.
Incorporates Mistral Fusion Layer Technology (FLT) utilising Liquid Polyester Infusion technology (LPI), Cross-Woven Polyfibre (CWP) and Tri-Rail Layering (QRL)
Stainless steel leash D-ring
Nose and tail stainless D-ring for towing and anchoring
Nose grab handle
Centre carry handle
Easy slide in fin secured with push-in pin, no tools required
Bow cargo net
Wave piercing bow shape
Brushed EVA and diamond EVA combo
Super light and rigid
2 wheeled super durable cordura water proof travel bag
Single / double action pump with gauge