So you want a board. More than that, you want the right one. You’re in the right place.
Welcome to the Mañana Board Guide. Here you’ll learn about boards in general, ours in particular, and how you might go about picking one to make a long-term companion of.
The surfboards most are familiar with follow a conventional construction pattern that uses an EPS or Polyurethane foam as the core shape of the board, which is then glassed over with an epoxy or polyester resin, and fiberglass cloth.
Manana boards are made differently. Instead of picking one stock type of foam core, we use three different types of foam to create the lightest possible core. We then vacuum bag that core with three types of composites, using epoxy resins. This technique is designed to evenly distribute the resin around the board core and ensure that excess resin is absorbed off of the board rather than left as extra resin weight. In addition to our better materials and technique, we glass our boards with the axis of fibers running at opposite angles, giving our boards both the strength and flex we want. It is the combination of these construction decisions that produce a board that is both lighter and more durable than other boards, while maintaining high performance capacity.