Published on February 25th, 2018 | by Matt Dumoulin
Atlantis Mano surf SUP ft Jarod Batza
« Atlantis is extremely excited about the launch of Jason Momoa’s new « Mano » SUP.
Jason (AKA Aquaman) has tapped into his prominent Hawaiian heritage and named this extravagant board after the Hawaiian word for shark “Mano”. Jason’s trademark Mano Tattoos had a huge influence in the final design concepts for his board. This is by far the most intricate board design we have ever been challenged with and the results are astounding.
The shape of this board differs a lot in comparison with most of the Atlantis range. Notable features are the 4 prominent Channels which have been designed to add extra drive and traction through turns. Jason installed a flyer above the fin area which increases manoeuvrability when turning off the tail. This mixed with a rolled vee through the channel area also creates better rail to rail transition. The Mano offers heightened entry rocker to allow for steeper take offs and also a high tail rocker to also help manoeuvrability.
The Mano has been constructed out of high quality materials sourced from the best suppliers from around the globe. Reinforced Innegra/carbon bi-axle rails provide additional strength while providing striking aesthetics that everyone loves. A PVC reinforced, moulded EPS blank will help to prolong this masterpiece of a SUP and ensure it’s longevity if cared for correctly. Most EVA deck grips are kept simple… not the Mano! The Mano SUP boasts a 12 piece grip that features over 200 cut-outs that resemble Jason’s Mano Tattoo. A perfectly balanced removable 4 + 1 fin system allows you to run 3 different fin configurations. This gives the rider multiple choices for differing water/wave conditions. The fin plugs have been expertly installed into PVC/Divinicell High density foam block that have been impregnated and then shaped into the blank. Customised dual leash plugs keep the board safe and all Mano boards are fitted with the Atlantis signature ergonomic handle.
All Mano Boards come with a complimentary set of fins.
Jason requested that the dimensions of his smaller sizes (9’2 and under) were tailored for performance surfers. The rails are a bit lower, the width and thickness are also refined. However the 9’8 and 10’4 are very much geared to the “all rounder” and boast widths above 32 inches and more volume throughout the shape. Jason explains this as a “family orientated” decision and focused on the time he spends at the beach with his family and considers these sizes as boards anyone can paddle or surf.
At Jason’s request $100 from each Mano sold will be donated equally to Surfaid and The Mauli Ola Foundation. »