A Growing Market for Paddle Boards
There are two main body types, or hulls:
Planing Hull: Boards of this type look like over-sized surf boards. They have a flat, rounded nose that’s designed to push water down in order to make the board “plane” on top of the water. Most recreational paddle boards will have a planing hull. This style of board is a great choice for beginners and can be used in all types of water, including the ocean. Boards of this type are best suited for:
- Beginners whose main concerns are stability and maneuverability.
- Anyone who desires a versatile paddle board that will perform well on both flat water and the ocean.
Year after year Yolo produces some of the lightest and most attractive recreational paddle boards on the market, and Billy Lush is an authorized dealer! Schedule an appointment today to demo any of our Yolo paddle boards!
Displacement Hull: Paddleboards with a displacement hull are usually referred to as Racing or Touring boards. The nose of a board with a displacement hull designs to cut smoothly through the water. By pushing water out of the way instead of down, resulting in a longer glide from each stroke. Displacement hull boards are generally longer and narrower than boards with a planing hull. But, they are still adequately stable. We recommend this style of board for anyone who’s interest is covering longer distances on flat waters. Also, it values speed and efficiency over stability and versatility.