Whether you are looking for a board to race, or cruise down the coast and catch some open ocean bumps or just explore your favorite lake or river, the Laird 12'6 is an excellent choice. The Laird Race Series is the result of legendary waterman Laird Hamilton working with master paddle board shaper Joe Bark to create the absolute best touring and racing paddle boards available anywhere. The Laird Race 12'6 shown is in Surftech's super-durable "Tuflite" construction. The 12'6" Laird also is available in Surftech's Pro-Eilte construction (known as the 12'6" Slice) with partial carbon fiber for the ultimate in lightweight high performance.
Here's what Laird had to say about his line of Laird/Bark boards: "My new "Laird" collection (12'6" and 14" foot) designed with Joe Bark, comes in Surftech's Tuflite construction, which is extremely durable. In addition, theLaird/Barks are available in a "Pro Elite" model, which is lighter and faster, and thus more fragile; and geared for performance. Joe Bark is the foremost shaper in fast touring boards that are great in all conditions, both flat-water and the boards can ride waves, in open-ocean swells which is unique. Currently, Joe designs the fastest paddleboards in the world and this is an evolution of our collaborative work together."