The 2018 Rival Playa is a glide-oriented touring board that is best suited for the enthusiast looking for an edge in performance. Great as a first SUP, this shape will turn beginners into confident paddlers quickly with its stable 32” width, maneuverable 11’ length, and glide rocker to help combat headwinds.
Hala's Fusion Construction means that this board has had a lot of weight trimmed out through a sophisticated assembly process that is normally offered at a much higher price than Hala's Rival Series. These boards feature the same construction quality and durability as Hala's top of the line Carbon boards! What’s more? We include our Rival Aluminum Travel Paddle as an additional item with all straight-to-water packages.
This kit has everything you need to get out on the water right out of the box!Hala Rival Playa Features:
- Fusion Construction
- All-Around, Touring-focused Board Shape
- Glide Rocker
- Floating Oval-Shaft Aluminum Travel Paddle Included
- 4 Soft Rigging points
- Diamond Groove 4mm EVA Deck Pad
- 1.5" Raised Stomp Pad
- 2 Fixed, Unbreakable, Side Fins
- One 8" Flex Center Fin
- Travel-tough Rolling Backpack
- Industry-leading 3-Year Warranty
- Hand Pump
- 12V Car Pump
- Repair Kit
Hala Rival Playa Specs:
- Length: 11'
- Width: 32"
- Thickness: 6"
- Weight: 22 LB
- Volume: 322 L
- Rider Capacity: Up to 250 LB
Whether it’s poking your way through a maze of mangroves, exploring a hidden island lagoon, or cruising around the lake as dawn lights the scenery around you, the Rival Playa is your ticket to adventure on flat water. Born from the SUP ocean surfer’s dream board, Hala’s Carbon Playa, the dimensions of this board are the perfect balance of glide performance and stability, making it the ideal SUP for long days of exploring out on the water. Did the tide go out exposing a long sandbar? Got a quarter-mile of bushwhacking to the next lake? No problem! This setup is one of our lightest at only 22lbs. Effortlessly toss it up on your roof at the end of the day, or roll it up and get your hike on with the included travel backpack. Take this straight-to-water package on your next adventure!
The construction of the board is super solid. Bottom line - it’s still head and shoulders above all the other inflatables that have flooded the market.
–Maria, SUP with PUP Instructor