Duo Boards has announced the launch of a half-inflatable, half-rigid windsurfing board.
The inventor of the world's first hard tail, inflatable stand-up paddleboard has decided to step up his game and came up with a new concept for the windsurfing market.
The Duo Windsurf Freeride boards combine the rigidity and stiffness of a traditional sailboard with the advantages and benefits of a portable inflatable windsurfer.
"One morning, drinking my coffee and looking at my hardboards and SUPs, and trying to decide the one to take to the beach, the idea suddenly came to me: if I could combine a fiberglass hardtail and an inflatable nose, it would be incredible!" explains Mat Pendle, the man behind Duo Boards.
"Before building the first board, I refined the idea by writing a patent and the potential folded out from paddle boards to windsurf boards and surfboards."
Pendle teamed up with Cesare Cantagalli from NoveNove, and the idea became a product.
The new Duo Windsurf Freeride range includes a 129-liter and 140-liter board. They feature foot straps and a powerbox integrated into the fiberglass section.