As soon as people moved inland with SUP, they started to explore rivers. Today this is an
exciting alternative to whitewater kayaking, and that’s why we created the Rapidfire.
A radical departure from surf shapes, it’s optimized to make class 2 whitewater easy, and class 5 possible.
The generous rocker, and high volume center help you run through almost anything–even waterfalls and slides.
The Imagine Surf Rapidfire SUP is best for Whitewater rivers (class 2 - 5),
general surfing, whitewater surfing, general recreation and always a good time.
Imagine Surf Rapidfire
Dimensions: 9'9" X 36" X 6"
Weight: 47 lbs
Max Load: 330 lbs
Made From: Blow Molded Plastic
Founded in 2002 by Olympic kayaker Corran Addison, Imagine established itself as the go-to brand for wildly innovative, bleeding-edge whitewater kayak design. But Corran’s passion for surfing drew his creative eye to surfboard design and performance and, by 2004, the company’s focus was squarely on surfboards, which already accounted for most of its business. Just two years later, Imagine had an international distribution network in place, crafting high-end boards for individuals and Importers worldwide.
Corran, a native of South Africa and sometimes dubbed “the father of modern kayak design”, attributes this small Canadian company’s success to a culture of audacious innovation and a “new think” mentality. Imagine pioneered the technology used today to make ecologically-friendly “green” surfboards, reducing carbon emissions from traditional manufacturing methods by nearly 50%. The company has developed unique and interesting “intelligent flex” technology in its boards and has also experimented with asymmetric board designs that exploit the natural asymmetry of the body’s lateral stance on a board.
In 2006 Imagine made its entrance into stand up paddling, a promising new sport that offered intriguing creative challenges for board designers. The first “SUP” board Imagine produced was a 7’11″–this when anything in the SUP field under 10’ was considered short. Within a year Corran had applied his experience designing sprint kayaks to SUP and created some of the first fast displacement-hulled paddleboards. In the spring of 2008 Imagine launched the first plastic rotomolded SUP on the market, aimed at migrating recreational kayakers to the new sport of stand up paddling. A year later the company was producing three plastic designs and over a dozen high-end epoxy models.
Innovative designs and superior construction techniques have made Imagine grow from a small, pioneering company into the most prolific stand up brand in the world today. From entry-level beginner surfing SUPs to the fastest race boards in the world, Imagine has put together an international distribution network second to none, so no matter where you are, you too can get one.