The downwind game changer for choppy water and open-ocean conditions, the 12'6 x 25" Ace is also perfect for Waitemata Harbour course racing and downwind conditions.
The shorter length just seems to "fit" the bumps here in NZ, while the excellent handling in cross wind and chop makes it still unbeatable at the weekly Mission Bay Ray White Auckland PaddleFest.
"The 12'6 Ace is a favourite choice amongst the competitive womens division. Catching bumps on an Ace is easy and fun, you get to use the power of the ocean to go faster instead of just paddling all the time. On an Ace you'll often stay in parallel stance and not even have to shift your weight back and forth, so it's great if you're not yet confident moving around on your board or surfing, but you want to be competitive on the race course in all conditions. The board really helps you to learn how the bumps work, and you quickly become a master of the "secret" cross-bow Ace turn. I personally race in the 14' class in our local series, but often I'll choose the 12'6 Ace over a 14' All Star as the fastest and most fun board for the conditions and still come out on top" - Victoria Stuart, PaddleFit Pro Coach and SUP Racer.