8'6" x 34" x 6"
Jib your way down your local river and catch surf on the fly. The Hala Atcha 86 is a great SUP for those who want to maintain stability and don’t want to compromise between a downriver SUP and surf performance.
The Atcha 86 features innovative SUP design that is agile and persistent in whitewater, serving up maneuverability to style rapids and SUP rocker to surf steeper holes along the way.
This smaller version of the Hala Atcha 96 is great for whitewater paddlers who are smaller or want something sporty that is still built with stability in mind. After obsessively prototyping, testing (by pros, ambassadors, our team and enthusiasts), re-prototyping and re-testing (over 50 prototypes since 2012), the 2021 Atcha SUPs are the highest performing and most durable Whitewater River SUP ever made.
The long fin in the StompBox 2 brings speed and precision to this high-rocker stomp and surf SUP. Our patented Stompbox™ 2 fin system allows for running the shallowest (or bouldery-ist) rivers year-round.
Nobody even knew how fun a traditional surf fin would be on the river because they were too scared of supermanning off of their board when it snagged on a rock or the river bottom. Feel the speed and drive of the StompBox 2 as you paddle up a boiling eddy and catch one last surf before you catch back up to your friends.
On the Atcha 8’6”, you’ll see that a 8’6”x 34” x 6” board IS enough.
Atcha 96, Atcha 86, or Atcha 711 - Which is the right call?!
|The Atcha 711 wants you to jib, surf and weave. It has Stompbox-2-drive, but there's a bit less speed and a bit more spin, splat, ollie, and swerve. [7'11" x 34" x 6"]|
|The Atcha 86 hits a stability-meets-surf sweet spot. It wants you to stomp, spin, play and drive. [8'6" x 34" x 6"]|
|The Atcha 96 is our most stability-driven yet maneuverable and stout yet playful Atcha for charging whitewater, punching big holes and running higher volume rivers. It's the original whitewater SUP board that will get you stoked and full of confidence and stomp. [9'6" x 36" x 6"]|
- Included with SUP: Backcountry Rolling Backpack, Fins, Hand Pump, Repair Kit
- Backpack Dimensions: Large (12" x 18" x 40")
- Fin Boxes: US Patented StompBox 2.0™, 2 Click Fin Boxes
- Fins: US Patented StompBox 2.0™ Fin System with 9” StompBox Center Retractable Fin, 2 Removable 4.5" Green Gummy Click Fins
- Board Shape: All-Around Dynamic, Responsive Shape with River Rocker and Swallow Tail
- Board Construction: Thick Fusion Dropstitch Construction™ with Welded Seams and PVC Stringer
- Rigging Options: 6 Soft Rigging Points with Nose Bungee
- D-Rings: Tail D-Ring and Bottom Nose D-Ring
- Handles: Rubberized and Reinforced Nose and Tail Handles, Center Step-Flat Soft Handle, 2 Cloth Side Handles
- Deckpad: Diamond Groove EVA Deckpad with 1.5" Raised StompPad and Rear Foot Index
- Board Warranty: Industry-Leading 5-Year Warranty
- Included Accessory Warranty: 1-Year Warranty
Just when I thought this board couldn’t get any better… it did! The changes in the shape have made this board more stable without sacrificing any of the mobility.
|Rider Capacity||250 lbs|
|Board Weight||22.5 lbs|
|Board Volume||269 L|
Ideal scenario is that the board is stored inflated at roughly half pressure (4-6 PSI) in a cool place that does not have exposure to large temperature changes or direct sunlight. The boards are least susceptible to damage when the air pressure inside of the chamber is greater than the air pressure on the outside of the board.
If you don’t have the luxury of enough space to store the board inflated, the next ideal scenario is to deflate the board and store it loosely rolled with the valve pin up and cap on.
By “loosely rolled” we mean that there is enough space in between each layer of the board roll that you can fit your arm in between. This will make sure that you aren’t over-flexing/creasing the sidewall material and possibly creating weak points in the seams.
The boards are more susceptible to damage when deflated. Dragging, even the slightest bit on semi-abrasive surfaces like concrete or asphalt, can cause major damage to sidewalls where the material is folded. This isn’t an issue when the board is inflated.