We have been thinking about making a Soft top for a few years now, and finally found a material and construction that we are happy with. The Riviera Select Soft Tops are extremely Durable combining Carbon Fiber, Fiberglass, Bamboo, and Riviera's Proprietary Material SYNTEK. They are also very Light at around 15Lbs for the kids 8', and 23 Lbs for the 10'6". Pair these boards with a Riviera Aluminum Paddle for an affordable SUP Package.... Great for kids, beginners, and rental fleets.
For 2013 we are launching our Riviera Select Series, and Riviera Select Soft Tops. With Riviera Select Construction, we have found the balance between
lightweight and unmatched durability. RSC is a combination of Carbon
Fiber, Fiberglass, Bamboo, and a layer of Riviera’s proprietary material
SYNTEK. These materials are then bonded with epoxy resin in a
SYNTEK is what gives these boards incredible impact ressistance, and longterm durability.
What sets this board apart from a traditional SUP is it's Durability, Size, and Weight.
The Riviera Inflatable is the board of choice for River paddlers and Boaters where bouncing of rocks is mandatory. This go anywhere cruiser comes in at 21Lbs & 28Lbs in backpack with Pump and Repair Kit, making it perfect for travel.
Check out this video of Thomas making quick work of the 1.8 Mile ride up to Angora Lake with his inflatable SUP and Paddle.