A newcomer for 2012 is the Mini Malibu 7’0″. Ideal for learning all the basics of strapless riding. Designed for the kite world, it has proven to be also an excellent board for pure paddle surfing. Cruising or on soft waves, its length of 7’0″ with a long submerged rail means the Malibu is a natural up-winder. Its pin-tail with thruster fins setup allows tight turns without the need to move back and forth on the board.