Covewater SUP Santa Cruz Stand Up Paddle

12'6" Surftech Bark Competitor

12'6" Surftech Bark Competitor

The Surftech Bark Competitor has been the most dominant 12'6" race board for more than five years!  Super fast and stable for all conditions, the Competitor is not only a fantastic race board, but a fun and quick everyday board for your flat water paddles. 

Legendary paddleboard shaper Joe Bark teamed up with surf and paddle industry leader Surftech to produce a line of boards constructed utilizing their unrivaled Tuflite technology- the ultimate in performance and durability. Joes designs, coupled with Surftechs advanced composite sandwich fabrication, yield boards that are not only light and durable, but are also proven performers.

Joe's 12'6 answer to the needs of Hawaiians Guy Pere and Aaron Napoleon when they were invited to race the Rainbow Sandals Battle of the Paddle, this specialized competition board has quickly become a favorite of California paddlers for all circumstance training and downwind runs. The displacement entry into a planing hull provides the efficiency needed for sprint paddling in all wind and water conditions. 

The Competitor is also available in both Surftech's durable "AST" construciton, as well as their "Pro Elite" construction - Surftech's premiere light weigh performance construction. Several pounds lighter than the Surftech's conventional construction, the Pro Elite will allow you to propel this board even faster than before.

Come demo a Competitor here at Covewater - we've always got one or two available to take out and paddle!

Construction      Price 
 AST  $ 1,649  
 Pro-Elite  $ 2,249

Additional Info

  • Length: 12'6"
  • Width: 29"
  • Thickness: 6.5"
  • Volume: 233 liters
  • Fin Setup: Single
  • Board Function: Race, All Around, Downwind
  • Price: $1995
  • Cost: $1995


Learn about Joe Bark's history and designs

Covewater Paddle Surf
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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