Barracuda - River Performance Paddleboard – Hydrus Board Tech

My Cart


Barracuda - River Performance Paddleboard

Sold Out

High-performance River Paddleboard 

Designers and Shapers:   Jason Zawadzki and Barry Kennon

Barry Kennon, World Champion Whitewater Paddler-

"I’m So stoked right now! This is a new design I collaborated on with Hydrus Board Tech. It’s a classic longboard style shape that is whitewater specific...Longboards remind me of whitewater slalom boat shapes....smooth clean lines...I think the classic longboard shape is the place to start for slalom SUP and river running SUP designs. This board is 10’6 x 31" x 4.25" and 210 L.

I’ve been testing it for the last week and it’s blowing my mind how user-friendly it is in whitewater. The secondary stability is really’s easy to use the rails and lean on pivots and peel outs. The tail is 14 inches wide and a squash tail for stability and for surfing smaller waves...The accentuated continuous rocker and 210 L volume really make it not bog down and jump up on top of waves and other features...The added volume of the tail makes for optimal“inertial buoyancy” and easy to carry speed through the pivot...It’s a super stable platform in the choppy stuff which translates to more performance. The channel in the bottom acts like another fin makes it track better and insets the fin for more clearance on rocks the channel also feels like it makes it more stable.m. I am absolutely tickled about this SUP!! We are coming out with a 9”6’ version soon as well, and boards can be customized for weight and size of the rider by adding or subtracting volume and width of the individual board."

Our Story and Pricing

A hidden gem. Started in 2013, by two brothers a few close friends, and the dream to build small batches of premium boards with fresh ideas, responsible manufacturing, and a customer-friendly approach.  


We are a local co. just outside of Boise, Idaho, a city surrounded by beautiful lakes and rivers. Hydrus is quickly becoming known for personal service, extreme durability, new ideas, clean looks and our premium products.  


“Great boards, great service, good pricing and a company with a conscience! Awesome! Thanks, Hydrus crew!" -Tim M.  Owner of a JoyRideX Inflatable.


“After constantly repairing my carbon/glass boards I made the switch to Hydrus. These boards are so strong and look awesome!”  - Eric G.    


“Hydrus is the best! Amazing quality! I have 3 boards now and wouldn't even consider buying anything else! Hydrus rocks!!!” - Greg H.  -Owner of two Hydrus iSUP’s and an Armalight Board.
“River surfing is hard on equipment, and this board has hit rocks a ton of times. Its durability is unmatched. My buddies' boards from other manufacturers get beat up, dinged, and punched through with significantly less force. It's a tough board and a load of fun.” -Derek D.  Owner of a Revo SUP and ToughBlade Paddle



In typical Hydrus fashion, we take a new approach to sales.  A Community Direct approach. We promote all that make our sport and community stronger. Referrals are the most authentic sales.   We spend very little on marketing but instead rely on word-of-mouth and the quality of our products.  Then, we give back to those who support us by way of the best service possible.


Over the last few years, we've invented Armalight Construction, CrossBoards, composite re-inforced iSUP’s, Tough Blade Paddles and boards with a Lifetime Warranty.


From the beginning we’ve had a different mission for Hydrus.   We are all about supporting the sports we love and our community!  Our boards may be some of the most expensive to build in the world but we find ways to make sure our prices are more than reasonable.   Straight forward with no gimmicks, no overblown marketing budget, responsible manufacturing with almost zero waste, nearly everything done in-house and our main source of sales is referrals then we pass the savings on to you.   

We do a lot of R&D, design 100% of every product ourselves, and we maintain quality that’s far superior.

Thank you for the support!!!







30-Day Guarantee

Please try it out! 

If your buy one of our boards or other gear and it doesn't noticably make your life better in some way or if you aren't completely satisfied with the craftsmanship and performance, we will help you to ship it back and give you 100% of your money back - just a thanks for giving it a shot! 

So long as the item purchased doesn't show abnormal signs of wear and tear, and it's within 30-days of your purchase receipt and/or delievery reciept, we will offer you the choice of a 100% refund or 110% in-store credit towards a different product of your choice.

Buy and Try for 30 days, and Pay Later with Blispay, + 2% Cash Back on purchase. Learn More

Outside of the United States and certain territories of Canada, we are unable to cover return shipping due to prohibitive costs.  Hydrus will always work with customers in any region to ensure that the board they recieve is free of defect and shipping damage.  

*Custom boards and other products may not apply.  *See terms or contact us for full details.  



Buy Now. Pay Later. PayPal

Buy Now, Pay Later with PayPal Credit

PayPal makes shopping at Hydrus even easier. It's the only payment option that gives you:

6 Months to Pay

No Payments, No Interest on purchases over $99 if paid in full in 6 months.

*Hydrus is an approved PayPal Credit Merchant. Check out with PayPal and choose the credit option.

Adventures Wanted

Be the first to hear about new boards, events, athletes, private sales and Hydrus Adventures.


Powered by Top Rated Local®