The Hermosa is an all-around or hybrid shaped board that is great for flatwater paddling. The nose is a slightly pointed planning hull designed to provide maximum paddle power and to glide or plane over top of the water as opposed to cutting through. The Hermosa comes in several sizes to accommodate different riders as well as intended use. The Barranca is a beautiful light weight board that can accommodate just about anyone.
The Hermosa has an EPS foam core, 3 layers of fiberglass and epoxy resin. The wood grain looks on this board are not wood veneer but has the look of real wood. This classic retro wood look is for appeal and does not add the additional weight that a wood veneer would add. It comes with 3 removable fins, plenty of bungee tie downs for your gear, a deep center hand grip for an easy grab and carry, maintenance free vent plug and a camera mount on the nose to catch the action. Hermosa was named after Playa Hermosa in Costa Rica, which is a great surf spot just south of Jaco.
Slight color change in this years model.
Note: Darker colors get hot quickly in the sun. Be sure to get your board in the water or the shade.
Price and availability vary by size:
10' x 31" x 4.75" 23lbs
10'6" x 32" x 4.75" 24.6lbs
11' x 33" x 5" 25.4lbs
Note: boards are fiberglassed, sanded and polished by hand. Weights are approximate and can vary a little from board to board.
A more experienced paddler will want a smaller size, but a beginner or heavier person will want the larger size for increased stability.