AQSS KIA ORA Made in Australia
The Kia Ora is the newest additions to the signature series for Beau Young. The Kia Ora is a replica of the performance shape that Beau Young rode to win his world titles in 2000 and 2003 which were specifically designed for competitive longboarding.
They were designed to be fast, manoeuvrable, and responsive to allow Beau to perform advanced manoeuvres with precision and control. These boards have a thinner profile than traditional longboards, which reduced their weight and allows them to glide through the water more easily. They also had a rounded nose and a small squash tail, which helps to reduce drag and increase speed. The rails have been designed to be more responsive, and engaging which allowed Beau to make quick turns and perform advanced manoeuvres with ease.
Overall, these boards were the go-to choice for competitive longboarding because of their superior performance and handling. They were specifically designed to meet the demands of high-level competition and allowed Beau to showcase his skills and win two world championships.
The 2+1 fin setup on the Kia Ora was a crucial element in his success in the longboard competitions. This configuration allowed for better manoeuvrability and increased control of the board, making it easier to execute tight turns and quick adjustments in the wave.
Beau Young's particular preference for the 2+1 setup was due to its versatility in a variety of wave conditions. The side fins provide stability and control, while the centre fin offers increased speed and drive. Overall, the 2+1 fin setup was a significant factor in Beau Young's success in the longboard competitions, and his board's replication is a great choice for those looking to improve their performance in the water.
The AQSS Kia Ora is ideal for intermediate to advanced longboard surfers who are looking for a high-performance longboard that can handle a variety of wave conditions. The 2+1 fin setup provides versatility and allows for easy manoeuvrability, making it ideal for surfers who want to ride different types of waves from points, hollow beachies and mellow runners. This shape benefits surfers who want to improve their skills and push their limits. This board is a great choice for surfers who want a reliable and high-performing longboard that can keep up with the progression in the sport.
The Kia Ora by Beau Young & AQSS has been crafted locally on the Gold Coast. This model is best suited for intermediate to Experienced users who want a lightweight yet performance orientated longboard to take their rides to the next level.
LENGTH WIDTH THICKNESS VOLUME 8'6 22 1/4" 2 13/16" 56.4L 9'1 22 5/8" 2 3/4" 64.6L 9'4 22 7/8" 2 7/8" 71.70L
SPECIFICATION DESCRIPTION CONSTRUCTION
PU foam core / DECK: 4oz + 4oz BOTTOM: 6oz Bottom
ROCKER Low entry CONCAVE Nose Concave to double Vee SKILL LEVEL Intermediate - Advanced RAIL TYPE Soft 40/60 FIN CONFIGURATION 2+1 Fin Configuration
Box Single + Twin Tab
TAIL TYPE Squash CARE INSTRUCTIONS View a copy of our Product Care Manual BOARD ADVICE Learn more about Board Types, Construction and Specifications here