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Apr 14, 2011
Outside Magazine
Naish Glide AST board and Kialoa Shaka Puu paddle

Naish Glide AST and Kialoa Shaka Puu

Looking for a flatwater workout? Itching to explore the coastline? Opt for a sleek, efficient board like Naish's 12-foot Glide AST. It's light and streamlined enough to move easily on the water—outpacing other boards its length in our head-to-head tests—but at 5.5 inches thick and almost 30 inches wide, it doesn't sacrifice stability, making it a superb entry-level racing or touring SUP. $1,450; PAIR IT WITH: The Kialoa Shaka Puu, a versatile, surf-ready carbon-fiber paddle that's light enough (1.4 pounds) for long-distance forays. $340;

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