Sunday Morning Paper Surfboard
Sunday Morning Paper (S.M.P) - Ocean Surf
Sunday morning slippers, flannel PJ's, hot coffee, morning sun breaking through the window and you're reading the paper. Relaxed! ...getting ride after ride on this board in shoulder high waves. Relaxed! ...ah, now you get it!
This longboard is smooth! ...the outline is sleek and sexy, perfectly proportioned and it does it all well. The rails are a split in between high-performance and warm butter. It can make tight turns and sic longboard style cutbacks but you will absolutely fall in love with the Cadillac style carves. Bottom contours: Single concave to flat. Rail Profile: Soft easy going front to performance longboard tail. Rocker Profile: Not too much, not too little - wanted to keep this board as fast as possible in order to make catching and staying in waves longer a breeze - but position your weight back and you can cut, turn and dance like a pro.
It's a great longboard that a rookie could learn on - a Huntington Beach ripper would love to impress the crowds with and a leather skinned San Onofre veteran would love as the "Ace" in their stringer.
USA Hand Made in Eagle Idaho. Proprietary Armalight™ Composite Construction with an Ultra Lightweight Fused EPS Foam Core
*All Armalight boards are lovingly hand-made in the USA. Including cure times each board can take up to 30 days from shaping the foam to applying our signature matte finish. So, a slight variance in weight and appearance is natural, i.e., each board has its very own "personality." Individual board weights may vary +/- 3lbs. This variance will not affect performance. However, boards on the heavier end will be quite a bit more durable and may carry speed better in between paddle strokes.
According to studies, a slightly textured surface relieves surface tension caused by the viscosity and cohesive nature of water molecules, allowing an object to move through more freely. Our matte finish is devised to emulate high-tech military watercraft and to be the fastest surface texture possible. Plus, you must agree it looks cool!
Nothing is indestructible. Armalight boards are just better. We could make an Armalight board bulletproof, but it would be far too heavy. We aim for the perfect balance of durability and weight depending on the boards' purpose and the riders preference. We can incorporate a certain mixture or formulation to make a boards outer shell thinner which in turn produces an extra lightweight board. Or, we can prioritize durability and thicken the Armalight shell like we would for our hardcore downriver boards that end up bouncing off rocks.
The most dangerous threats to any SUP include; kids jumping on boards on dry land, inexperienced users tightening hold-down straps way too tight and too much heat without a Heat Shield Board Cover.
There may come a time when you crash into a rock or dock, or a kid jumps on your board while it's sitting on a sharp rock - we speak from experience. You may end up having to perform a repair. Unlike plastic, glass or carbon fiber Armalight repairs are not that difficult. If you are a DIY type of person, you may even enjoy the process. If you are inexperienced with repairs or a repair virgin, please contact us, and we will ever so gently guide you through your first.
Like all foam core boards, you need to be aware of too much heat. EPS foam has a softening point of around 190F Degrees which is a temperature that can be reached if your board is left to "bake" in the sun uncovered. Radiant heat from the top of a car, RV, the side of a metal building or asphalt road top can be especially dangerous.
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. 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!!!
The only way you are going to get to truly appreciate the love and care we put into our products is to try them out for yourself!
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 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.
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.
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Armalight Care and Tips
All Armalight boards are lovingly hand-made by us right here in the USA. So, a slight variance in weight and appearance is natural; i.e., each board has its very own "personality". Individual board weights may vary +/-3lbs. This variance will not affect performance. Boards on the heavier side will be quite a bit more durable and may carry speed better in between paddle strokes.
Nothing is indestructable. Armalight boards are just better. We could make a board bulletproof but it would be far too heavy. We aim for a balance of durability and weight depending on the boards' purpose and the rider's preference.
A slightly textured surface relieves surface tension caused by the viscosity of water, allowing an object to move through more freely. Our matte finish emulates high-tech watercraft to have the fastest surface texture possible.
Threats to any SUP include; standing on boards while on dry land, over-tightening hold-down straps and too much heat without a board cover.
Repairs to Armalight can be easier that repairing fiberglass or plastic. Contact us, and we will be happy to guide you through your first.
Like all high-quality foam core boards, you need to be aware of too much heat. EPS foam has a softening point of around 190F Degrees. This temperature can be reached if your board is left to "bake" in the sun uncovered. Too much radiant heat from the top of a vehicle can be especially dangerous. Be aware of reflected and radiant heat.
We highly recommend one of our Heat Shield Board Covers. Insulated board bags are okay. We do not reommend board socks.