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Freestyle your way down the local river, catching every wave along the way. A smaller version of the Atcha, the 86 is great for those wanting to surf in tighter pockets and is a perfect fit for smaller riders. This innovative design is exceptionally agile and persistent in whitewater. The patented Stompbox fin system allows for running the shallowest of rivers year-round. Hop on an Atcha 86. You'll be amazed at how an 8'6x 34" x 6" board IS enough.
- Patented Stompbox Fin System
- On-the-fly River Surfer
- Core Construction
- Responsive Board Shape
- River Rocker
- 6 Soft and Centralized Rigging Points
- 2 Webbing Side Handles
- Bottom D-Ring For Towing
- Diamond Groove 4mm EVA Deck Pad
- 1.5" Raised Stomp Pad
- 4 Removable Gummy Side Bite Click Fins
- Backcountry Rolling Backpack
- Industry-leading 3-Year Warranty
Best board yet
Very sturdy but at the same time nimble
We love the 86! Thanks for your review, Tyler.
Sportscar of SUPs
This is a great that turns on a dime and will take your whitewater paddling to the next level. Its rocker design drives over waves or through holes with ease. Its stompbox spring loaded fin will get you out of a lot of last minute trouble. It rolls up easy and stores and travels in the travel luggage it comes with. I take this board on river trips out of state by checking it on a plane, their is enough room in the travel bag for a paddle, wetsuit, and other gear while all staying under the airlines 50 pound limit too!
Whitewater and river surf all in one
This board is my all time favorite out of about 10-12 river specific boards I’ve owned. Others boards could surf pretty well or were really good at downriver whitewater, but none were great at both until I tried the atcha 86. It’s size is perfect for maneuverability and stability, it’s rocker profile makes it surf river waves batter than other boards. Specifically, the tail rocker makes it surf easier without washing out of the wave. Stay away from anything that doesn’t have pronounced tail rocker if you want to surf natural river waves. Also the stomp box retractable fin is a life saver in shallow rocky water. The construction is bomber. 10 psi on a hala feels like 15 psi on some of the other boards I’ve owned. I’m about 200lbs and this thing works great for me. I also have an atcha 96, which I love, but I’d say the 86 is better at surfing, while the 96 is a bit more stable and better for carrying gear on a multi day. The 86 is my go-to board most of the time.
Best Whitewater Board, hands-down
The Hala Atcha 86 and its big sister, the Hala Atcha, are stellar boards capable of keeping you engaged on the river for years to come. Nimble and playful, this board's 6" deck means that you don't have to sacrifice stability to get responsiveness. it'll navigate tight channels and turn on a dime if you need to change course. It catches waves and tracks easily. It's also incredibly durable construction, which means if you do miss your line and smash a rock or beach yourself on a sandbar, your board is rugged enough to handle that! There are several handles, which makes lugging it to and from weird put-ins and take-outs a lot easier. I have to admit that looks matter to me, and I LOVE the gorgeous, bold colors and spruce-tree graphic that makes this board stand out from the crowd! And all those pretty colors are on an amazingly cushy decking that reduces foot fatigue when you're dancing all over that board. It's easy to lift up and put on your car, easy to roll up and stuff in the back seat, easy to dry up and fold away for the season. Comes with a nice rugged rolling backpack that's great for travel and storage as well. Makes whitewater SUP FUN!!
Hala Atcha 8'6
I've taken this board on lakes, rivers, and whitewater. Surfing and overnight trips I choose this board! Perfect for busting through waves, hitting a surf, or just a lazy float. The 8'6 will fit your needs!