The Catalina 12.6 and 14.0 are the big brothers to Blu Wave’s Catalina 11.4. With that same beauty and ruggedness, the 12.6 and 14.0 are designed for flat water cruising, training, touring and recreational racing. Moderate nose and tail rocker will keep the nose up in choppy conditions or larger waves. Constructed with Blu Wave’s EBS construction, our bamboo veneer provides strength, in a beautiful exterior that will be the envy of paddlers on your local lake or river. Kevlar re-inforced rails increases durability where it is need most. Our recessed deck provides a lower centre of gravity and optimal paddling position and our slightly convex deck towards the nose, will shed water and keep your deck area dry.
Shapers notes: Moderate rocker in the nose and tail provides lift and glide even in choppy conditions. Softer rails in the front, progressing too harder rails in the tail assist in glide and release of water on the flats. Our wider tail profile and maximum width provides ample stability for beginner stand-up paddlers wanting to jump directly into a touring board made for speed. Suited to beginners up to 230 lbs and advanced paddlers up to 250 lbs.
Thickness: 5.75″ (at nose)