Hobie Elite Race SUP Board
Hobie Elite Race SUP Board (Courtesy of Hobie)

Hobie Elite Race Standup Paddleboard

Hobie Elite Race SUP Board
Mark Anders

If speed and distance are your thing, the Hobie Elite Race is your SUP. This carbon-fiber-and-glass 14-footer has good initial stability with tremendous glide. Thanks to its single concave bottom, which tapers into a speedy flat tail, the Elite accelerates quickly and holds its speed. This is a solid choice for a touring or expedition board, but she’s meant to race—and win. 12’6″ and 14′.