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Published on November 9th, 2023 | by Supworldmagazine

Foil Sports Award | Indiana SUP & Surf Downwinder | Product of the Year Awards 2024

In the Foil Sports category we saw Indiana win Product of the Year Award for their Downwinder board. A board bringing an unseen bottom shaped board taken from traits of Kite-Foil and SUP Race.

Photo courtesy of Raoul Getraud

The Indiana Downwind/Flatwater Foil Boards were designed to combine maximum glide and early release.

« Our goal was to create a board that will generate early lift on flat water and small bumps to make the downwind foil experience much more enjoyable and exciting.
Our shaper Gunnar Biniasch took elements from his surf, wind and kite-foil board designs and combined them with elements from SUP Race boards. He came up with a unique bottom shape specific to the sport of downwind SUP Foiling. »

The concave rails tapering to the tail creates two boards in one: 
 1. The thin keel in the tail allows the rider to get an early glide and an easy release from the water. 
2. The wider deck section above the keel gives stability for paddling in calm water when getting out into the bumps. 
The bottom shape is round underneath the front foot, which releases the board from the water instantly allowing a quick acceleration. The narrow outline and small width allow the board to cut through the water with ease for an effortless acceleration. 
Indiana boards are produced in a small factory in Latvia with the goal in mind to be as light as possible without compromising durability. The embossed “Crocodile Skin Deck Pad” offers an amazing grip without creating skin rash during take off and paddling on your knees and feet. 

Photo courtesy of Raoul Getraud


Length:  7’6 » – 228.6 cm 
Width:  20″ – 50.8 cm 
Thickness:  5 5/8″ – 14.3 cm 
Volume:  112.5 L 
Weight: 6,0 kg 
Recommended Rider Weight: 50-85 kg 

For more info on the Indiana Sup & Surf Downwinder Foil Board, go to: www.indiana-paddlesurf.com 

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