The Flood is BOTE’s entry level board, featuring the latest innovations, packed into an extremely stable, easy to carry and even easier to paddle platform that is perfectly suited for almost anything you want to do.
Available in 10’6 Gatorshell Classic, 10’6 Gatorshell Native, and 11′ Aero Native (inflatable). Paddle included.
The lowest priced board in BOTE’s fleet and worth every penny. Legendary BOTE innovation and quality make the Flood the best value of any board on the market.
TAKE THE EASY ROUTE
Low price and ease of use make the Flood a favorite among new and experienced paddlers alike. Especially since there’s no sacrifice for features or quality.
LIKE A ROCK
Thick rails and flat deck make the Flood an extremely stable platform. Regardless of your skill level or balance, you’ll appreciate the rock-solid foundation the Flood provides in almost any water conditions.
Incredibly strong and stunningly beautiful, BOTE’s new line of Gatorshell boards are the toughest they’ve ever made.
For years they’ve experimented with advanced materials and came to recognized the benefits of producing a board from advanced plastics – lightweight, strength and durability. For BOTE’s team, simple plastic is, well… ugly. If they were going to develop a board from advanced plastics, it needed to have character and soul like the rest of their line-up. With their new proprietary Gatorshell technology, they’ve created an advanced plastics board with the look and feel of their classic construction, resulting in another stunningly beautiful BOTE board.
A challenge they faced while building boards from advanced plastic was fusing the upper and lower halves of the board without leaving unsightly seams. Most manufacturers simply accept this as the way it has to be. It doesn’t. With their Gatorshell boards, BOTE has achieved seamless construction by combining all new materials with ballistics grade composites. The result, a no compromise outer shell that is smooth, solid, and tough…very tough.
6 X TOUGHER
The goal of utilizing advanced plastics is to create a tougher product with increased impact resistance. According to energy impact comparisons, the Gatorshell board achieved 6x tougher construction vs. the handcrafted epoxy boards. They conducted extensive tests within the Darkroom lab, not only with their own products, but also products from other manufacturers to ensure that Gatorshell outperformed anything it came up against. 6x force was the maximum the equipment was able to measure, which resulted in zero damage to the Gatorshell boards.
Because plastic is less dense than epoxy, the Gatorshell boards are more buoyant as compared to their epoxy equivalent. This makes them float higher in the water for a more comfortable paddle, while also adding increased capacity.
An abrasion resistant out shell means you don’t have to sweat the small stuff, like that time you got too close to that dock.
BEAUTIFUL FIT & FINISH
Gatorshell BOTEs are constructed to the highest standards in the industry and feature uniquely beautiful designs on par with their hand-crafted epoxy boards.
BOTE’s proprietary process allows for seamless construction. No cheap looking rubber gaskets or unsightly fissures down the sides of the Gatorshell boards.
GATORSKIN TEXTURED DECK PAD
High-quality, heat-sealed multi-textured deck pads feature a unique gatorskin embossed texture only found on Gatorshell models.
INNOVATIVE FEATURE SET
Gatorshell BOTEs feature all the innovative features found on the hand-crafted epoxy boards, so you can outfit them the way you want, for the things you like to do.
Gatorshell construction is 6x tougher than BOTE’S hand-crafted epoxy boards giving you the freedom to be, well, yourself.
The advanced plastics they use to build Gatorshell BOTEs are made from partially reclaimed material. As if that wasn’t good enough, excess material from its construction is again repurposed, meaning less waste, and that’s good for all of us.
“The Flood is a very stable board great for cruising, fishing, or catching small waves that all paddlers no matter their skill set should be able to enjoy.”
BUNGEE STRAPS – Adjustable Bungee Straps provide quick and easy storage of extra gear and are available on all board models.
STASHPOD – The Stashpod is a convenient storage container with an integrated bottle opener. It’s the best place to “stash” your keys or hold your beer.
BVA DECK PAD – The BVA multi-textured deck pad is heat sealed to shed water and provides plenty of cushion to reduce fatigue and anti-slip traction.
PADDLE STRAP – An integrated channel on the side of Core Style boards with accompanying bungee straps that allow for quick and easy storage of your paddle when not in use.
GRAB HANDLE – Redesigned to be the most comfortable Grab Handle found on any paddleboard. No more numb fingers or weak leverage while transporting your board.
COOLER TIE DOWNS – Tie down points on the deck of the board, perfect for lashing down a cooler (or other gear).
TRAVELINK™ – Travelink™ SUP Carry System Compatible to transport your BOTE hands-free over long distances safely and ergonomically with ease.
RAC COMPATIBLE – Compatible with Tackle and Bucket Rac attachments which provide additional storage for gear and fishing rods.
FCS 5 FIN SYSTEM – Attach additional fins (sold separately) using the FCS 5 fin boxes by simply snapping the fins into place.
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