The perfect package for micro adventures
The 11’4 Go Explore is a step up from our Go Anywhere all round iSUP boards. It’s the perfect entry touring paddleboard for those who want to progress from an all round board. Designed as the ultimate balance for paddlers who want a bit more speed and performance in choppy waters, but who want to retain some of the manoeuvrability of an all round board. It’s the transition between water and air where a mundane iSUP Board becomes a great board, and this board has a long waterline for it’s length, and a rocker that cuts you through the water, and without creating too much wind resistance.
Like all of our Go Explore range, this board has a crocodile skin deckpad that offers just the right mix between grip and comfort.
The 11’4 is 31.5″ wide, just a tad narrower than our Go Anywhere all round boards. Couple this with the square tail and long fin (which reduce side to side rolling), this is a very stable board, and ideal for larger riders who struggle with smaller all round boards.
The board comes with either a double action pump, which takes about 10 minutes to inflate the board to 15PSI. Or you can choose from the the new triple Action HP6 pump, and you can be on the water at 20PSI in about 5 minutes. Or choose our eCheat 20PSI electric car pump, and save all your calories for paddling!
The board comes with a 2 + 1 fin system, with single 8″ semi flexible fin for the centre fin box, which is secured with a universal fin bolt (included). The fin box is a full length universal US fin box, so will take any of the shorter river or longer race fins that we sell, or you can even use your favourite FCS or blackproject fin! Removable 5″ fins are also supplied, although you wont need them unless you want to surf.
When you’re done, the board deflates and rolls up in a few minutes into our rugged SUP bag.
Comes with premium SUP bag, premium coiled leash (10ft) and HF buddy quick release belt as standard, repair kit and semi flexi fin. Choose the rest of your accessories from the bundled products.
- Length: 11’4
- Width: 31.5′
- Depth: 6′
- Weight: 10kg
- Fin box: 1 x Air7 full length US Centre box, 2 x side Kumano click fit
- GoPro compatible mount on the nose
- Front and rear stowage
- Stomp pad to rear of deckpad
- Guaranteed to 25PSI
What else might you need?
Choose from our standard 3 piece 10% carbon shaft, glass/nylon blade paddle. Perfect for beginners and families – indestructible stiff blade, adjustable so the whole family can use it, yet less than 1kg in weight – 40% lighter than the standard cheap paddles included with most iSUP packages. Or you can go for a higher performance carbon paddle. Read this article to find out why choosing the right paddle is just as important as choosing the right board
Connect to a compressor | Valve adaptor
This little tool allows you to connect your inflatable paddleboard to a shrader (car tyre) type pump. Please note that most car tyre pumps are not designed to provide enough volume to inflate a SUP. Therefore using your car tyre inflator could damage the pump. And the use of a very high volume compressor could damage your SUP board – so be careful!
Inflating with ease | Triple action pump
Why not upgrade to the HP6 double chamber triple action pump. This pump makes your pre-paddle routine a doddle, inflating an all round board to 18 PSI in less than 5 minutes, without breaking your back. Upgrade for only £50 extra.
Inflating the cheat’s way | Electric eCheat pump
If you want something else to do the hard work for you, look no further than our eCheat pump. This pump connects to the 12v socket, or the car battery terminals, and will inflate to 20PSI in about 15-20 minutes without you flexing a single muscle. Perfect for those who don’t want a full workout off the water before starting your on the water one! £100 when purchased with a SUP package.
You’re not what you wear, but…
Looking good without costing the planet | Casual SUPwear
We’ve got a large range of organic and sustainable t-shirts and hoodies. From bright and colourful to stylish and subtle, every garment is 100% organic or recycled, printed to order using a small UK company, and delivered within 10 days, but often as quick as 3 days. Kids, ladies and unisex available
Protect the seas and your body | Rash vests
Not just a rash vest, but one made from recycled plastic waste. Here’s what a happy customer had to say…
“It is very comfy. Easily the comfiest one I’ve had. Better than my current Billabong one. I wasn’t expecting it to be long sleeved. If I’d have been looking to buy another one, I’d have gone for short sleeve. But now I’ve tried your long sleeve one on, I’m sold on it. In the hot weather this Saturday at the Torbay air show, it was lovely and cooling on and stopped me getting burned when wearing it on its own with shorts. When I went for a swim, I put my wetsuit top on over the top of it and it kept me nice and warm. When I took the wetsuit top off, your rash vest dried pretty quickly in the sun.”
No snags | river fin
Shallow rivers are a drag (literally), particularly for those riders with fixed fins. Luckily, McConks don’t do fixed fins, and a river fin pack allows you to use shorter fins for shallower waters like the River Wye.
Harder, straighter, faster | Race fins
If you want better tracking, then these race fins will improve your tracking and your speed through the water. With a weed shedding profile they will also significantly reduce drag in weedy waters.
Have fun, be safe | SUP safety
Leashes and Quick release belts
It goes without saying you should nearly always use a leash. If you’re on flat water, then a coiled leash with waist belt (supplied as standard most of our boards) is your perfect leash. If you want to surf SUP, then a straight leash is advised to reduce the risk of recoil.
If you paddle flowing water (moderate or fast flowing rivers or tidal rivers/estuaries), you should always use a quick release (QR) safety belt. Without a QR belt, there is a risk that you could be pinned down by the current with your board one side of an object, and you the other. And this nearly always results in death.
We recommend three quick release belts. The HF SUP buddy is a no frills QR belt with manual quick release, and emergency resistance release supplied as standard with all our boards from 2021. So even if you can’t manually release the belt, it will release under enough stress. The next step up HF Synergy , or is a premium piece of kit that fully complies with British Canoeing’s guidance on SUP Safety on whitewater. It is comfortably padded, has a much cleaner emergency release that has a much reduced risk of entanglement and entrapment, and allows for the attachment of a Restube PFD and a throwline. The belts have an added advantage of keeping the leash out from under your feet, making step back turns much less of a tangle.
For those of you who don’t like the velcro quick release, we also sell the rather awesome Whetman Water Belt that has two manual cam releases. This product is both designed and made in the UK – in Devon to be precise.
When you’re paddling you need shades that protect your eyes against reflected blue light, and that are polarised. Most eyewear manufacturers neglect the blue wavelength protection as it is not specified in international standards. All of our eyewear gives additional blue spectrum protection, our mirror blue lenses provide the greatest protection for paddling. With frames hand made from sustainable materials, and made to float, our shades protect your wallet, the environment, and your eyes.
Keeping you gear safe on the water is an important element of SUP safety. What good is your mobile phone if it’s at the bottom of the sea? Our dry bags keep your gear dry, and have inflatable external bladders to ensure they float. And they’re made from recycled plastic waste.
Making memories | RAM camera mount
This mount from RAM mounts is a totally bulletproof piece of kit. Originally designed for use on high speed motorbikes, they have a bombproof construction, and are up to anything the natural environment can throw at them. So it will keep your camera safe and sound and let you capture the memory for ever. And also prevent your camera causing heavy metal pollution from leaching batteries, and plastic pollution. And there are attachments for waterproof phones, tablets, speakers, lamps, fishing rods, and much more – it’s not just a camera mount
Schools, clubs or companies
We work with a number of charities, schools, clubs and companies providing bespoke or standard McConks kit. To give you a flavour of the kinds of companies that are turning to McConks because of our value and quality, we are an approved supplier to the Princes Trust, Brigantes, a number of councils including Essex Council, Walsall Council, Carmathenshire Council and Beyond Boundaries East Lothian amongst others. Many instructors use our gear as part of their BCU paddlesports leader courses and recommend our gear to their customers (see our facebook profile and GoInspire initiative to find out more).