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Interview with Iballa Ruano
Iballa Ruano, capitana de la Selección Española de SUP

For almost all of us who practice water sports, especially windsurfing or paddlesurf, the name of Iballa is quickly related to that smiling face that the Canarian often gives us, but also to the elite sport at the highest level.

Both, Iballa and her sister Daida, have an enviable sports career. Between them, or what is the same, MorenoTwins, already accumulate a whopping 28 world titles in Windsurf. If we focus on Iballa, in addition to its 10 individual titles in wind, the last cropped a few days ago, we are also talking about a top world competitor in the SUP surfing mode.

This week we were able to carry out an interview with Iballa, for the ISA World SUP and Paddleboard World Championship to be held at the end of November in Riyue Bay, at the Chinese island of Hainan, and one more year she will be the captain of the Spanish Stand Up Paddle and Paddleboard Team.
Review NSP Race 2019

Review NSP Race 2019

In HoeNalu we already have the first units of the NSP 2019 SUP Race boards including the new NSP Carolina, which joins the other models: Ninja, Sonic and Puma, resulting in a very complete range.

With an awesome performance and improvements compared to 2018, the NSP boards are positioned among the best race boards in the market, and this week we bring you this post in which we analyze each model, changes and improvements and the measures in which they are offered. Meet the new NSP 2019 race range.
Interview with Pablo Ania, new Spanish SUP Race Champion
Pablo Ania es el actual campeón de SUP race nacional

This week we interview Pablo Ania, the winner of the long distance race for the Spanish Stand Up Paddle Championship which was recently at Baiona bay in Galicia.

The rider from Castellon (Valencia) has an awesome career in windsurf, sport in which he has some National Championships, and bit more than a year competing in SUP Race too, becoming one of the top riders in Spain.

In a little time, Pablo has won some important races along this year and he is one of the members of the Spanish National Team of Stand Up Paddle and Paddleboard, who will take part in the ISA World Championship in China, between November ending and the begining of December.
Review Starboard Pro 2019
Gama Starboard Pro 2019

At HoeNalu we have already received some models of the new Starboard Pro 2019 range and we can assure you that they will not leave you indifferent.

This year we find very notable changes in the most surfing range of Starboard. Different sizes and a quite important renewal of the shape that affects most of the design, from the nose trimmed to the channels in the tail, through the reduced edges and by a flatter stance.

The Tiki brand, and its team of riders, therefore make a lot of improvements in the SUP Starboard Pro 2019 boards, in order to achieve even better performance in all types of waves. In this post we will give you a review of all the novelties offered by the range, and that we have been pleasantly surprised.
Review Fanatic Strike 2019
Arthur Arutkin con la nueva Strike 2019

The Stand Up Paddle racing environment, especially in the last two years, has evolved a lot. Athletes are increasingly better prepared, they do specific training to improve the technique of paddling and go faster than ever, demanding boards that respond to their demands in the water. No stranger to these questions, the Fanatic development team was working in collaboration with its top rider, the French Arthur Arutkin, until obtaining a new range of race boards that suits to the needs of all those SUPers who want a board that gives them the maximum performance in competition

In this way, the Austrian brand has created the new Blitz model, and has completely redesigned the Falcon and the Strike models. The first is designed as an easy board that adapts to any water condition, the Falcon is the board for downwinds and hard conditions, and finally the Strike is the option for flat water. The latter is the one we analyzed in this week's post, because the 2019 model has been a complete metamorphosis of this board if we compare it with its predecessor, and implies an evolution in the concept of flatwater boards, which can be used in any condition, increasing the speed considerably, thanks to its renewed design. 

Discover the new Fanatic Strike 2019 in its two sizes: 14'x21.5" and 14'x25" a very important option if you are thinking about changing your competition board or want to start in the SUP racing environment.
Black Project SUP fins
Connor Baxter utiliza quillas Black Project

If you are paddling since a few years maybe you hear about Black Project fins but if you are a new SUPer or you haven't hear about this brand, stay tunned to this post because you are going to discover the best fins for your paddle board to compete in the next level. If the board and the paddle are important, think about the performance of the fin, a very important part of the action.