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Bondi 8'3 & 9'5Updated 25 days ago

The Bondi has been designed to perform as close as possible to a fiberglass board. To achieve this there are some unique features that require care and attention.

Please read the unpacking and packing instructions carefully


Unpacking & Inflating your board

1. Unpack your board from its back and unroll onto a flat surface. Sand or grass is best. 

2. Check that the valve is in the upper position (closed). To check; push down on the valve and turn left or right. The valve can lock down or up. (valve pin down is open; valve pin up is closed)

3. Connect the pump hose by pushing down and twisting clockwise. It should lock into place. Note: this opens the valve automatically and should be able to pump air into the board.4. Pump until you reach the desired pressure. The recommended pressure range is 15-20PSI. We recommend aiming for 18PSI as the optimal pressure.

5. To release the pump hose, push down and turn the hose anti-clockwise. Note a small amount of air will release, but the valve should quickly close and lock the air automatically. 

6. Place back the dust-cap cover on the valve.


Fitting/Setup the fins

The fin system utilises a standard US box for the centre and a Futures- compatible propritary side fin system. key points to consider:

  1. If using the centre fin. Install that one first. 
  2. Side fins are installed with the curved side of the fin facing Out and the flat side facing in. The logo is on the curved side and should face out. 
  3. Do NOT over-tighten the side fin grub screws. Please tighten these securely, but only to the point where the fin cannot move. Think “snug” not tight. 

Packing the board away

You will notice that the valve is somewhat in the middle of the board. This unusual for an iSUP. We have done this to reduce the swing weight from the nose as much as possible. To pack the board away, do the following.

  1. Open the valve and lock open. letting as much air out as possible by standing on the board and flattening as much as possible. 
  2. Connect your pump on the ‘Deflate side’ and extract all the air out of the board. 
  3. Once all the air is out, remove the pump and quickly close the valve, minimizing how much air the board sucks back in. 
  4. Roll the board from the nose to the tail so that the tail rail edge is not rolled up to tightly. Packing the board away in this manner will extend the life of the board and keep you surfing for years. 

Board Care

Do not leave in direct sunlight
Damage resulting from heat is not covered by the manufactures warranty!! Never leave your paddleboard exposed to direct sunlight, when out of the water. Always keep in the shade when not in the water. If you must expose your board to direct sunlight when not in use depressurize the board to less than 10 PSI.

Recommended Pressures
Follow the recommended pressures for each board. Do not overinflate under any circumstance. Minimum pressures are suitable for most board use with the maximum pressures set to achieve the most performance. DO NOT EXCEED THE MAXIMUM PRESSURE.

BOARD MODELMINIMUMMAXIMUMNOT IN USE
Airlie15 PSI18 PSI<10 PSI
Bondi16 PSI20 PSI<10 PSI
Byron16 PSI20 PSI<10 PSI
Fairlight16 PSI20 PSI<10 PSI
Seaton16 PSI20 PSI<10PSI
Sorrento16 PSI20PSI<10PSI


Tips for transporting
This inflatable board is designed to be compact for convenient storage & travel. Due to a lack of weight when inflated, they should not be transported on the roof of a vehicle.

Board Maintenance
Sun, sand, and saltwater will degrade any man-made material over time. Rinse OFF sand and saltwater deposits from your paddleboard with freshwater and store them in a cool, dry environment after each use.


Release of liability, claim waiver, and assumption of risk agreement

Release and Waiver of Claims Agreement

In consideration of your use of this product, you hereby agree to the following, to the fullest extent permitted by law: 

1. To waive any and all claims that you have or may in the future have against Honu Board Co, or any of its subsidiaries or agents, resulting from the use of this product and any of its components; and

2. To release Honu Board Co, or any of its subsidiaries or agents from any and all liability from any loss, damage, injury, or expense that you or any users of this product may suffer, or that your next of kin may suffer, as a result of the use of this product, due to any cause whatsoever, including negligence or breach of contract on the part of Honu Board Co, or any of its subsidiaries or agents, in the design or manufacture of this product.


Arbitration

In further consideration of the sale to you of this product and any of its components, you hereby agree to submit to binding arbitration any and all claims, which you believe you may have against Honu Board Co, or any of its subsidiaries or agents, arising from the use of any of the Honu Board Co products. The arbitration shall be pursuant to the rules of the American Arbitration Association. 

Arbitration shall be commenced within one (1) year from the date on which any alleged claim first arose. Further, the arbitration shall be held in Maui, Hawaii unless otherwise mutually agreed to by all parties. The submission to the American Arbitration Association shall be limited and the arbitration award may be enforced by any court of competent jurisdiction.


Binding effect of agreement

In the event of your death or incapacity, this Agreement shall be effective and binding upon your heirs, next of kin, executors, administrators, assigns and representatives. 


Entire Agreement

In entering into this Agreement, you are not relying upon any oral or written representations other than what is set forth in this agreement and User’s Guide.


Assumption of risk

By purchasing, using and assembling this product, you are agreeing to: 

1. Be bound to the terms set forth below; and 

2. Require anyone using this product to be bound by such terms. 

If you are unwilling to be bound by these terms, return this product before use for a full refund. Use of this product and any of its components involves certain inherent risks, dangers and hazards, which can result in serious personal injury and death. In using this product you freely agree to assume and accept any and all known and unknown risks of injury while using this equipment. The risks inherent in the sport can be greatly reduced by abiding to the Warning and Safety Precautions listed in this User Guide and using common sense.


Warning and safety precautions

General Warnings:

In consideration of your use of this product, you hereby agree to the following, to the fullest extent permitted by law: 

  1. Stand-up Paddling is a dangerous sport. The use of this product exposes the user to unexpected risks, dangers, and hazards. 
  2. Always use extreme caution when using this product. Never act in a careless manner when using this product. Misuse of this product may result in serious injury or death. 
  3. Only use this product if you are in good physical health, and know how to swim. 
  4. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of others around you when using this product. 
  5. If you are under the age of 18, you must have a legal guardian read these warnings and safety precautions. Do not use this product without adult supervision. 
  6. Do not use this product if you are under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or medications.


Important Safety Rules:

  1. Before using this product, the user should take lessons from a certified school. This product should not be used by anyone who is not experienced with stand-up paddling. 
  2. Always wear a Coast Guard Approved personal flotation device when using this product. This product is not a personal flotation device. 
  3. Never use this product without a proper surf leash. A loose stand-up board in the water is extremely dangerous to you, and everyone around you. Failure to use a surf leash may result in serious injury or death. 
  4. Examine your surf leash after each use, and replace it if you see any sign of wear. 
  5. Always wear a helmet and booties when using this product. 
  6. Always paddle with an experienced partner when using this product 


Weather Condition & Location Warnings: 

  1. Always observe Coast Guard rules and regulations when using this product. 
  2. Never use this product in offshore wind conditions. 
  3. Never use this product in more than 10 knots of wind. Using this product in windy conditions may result in serious injury or death. 
  4. Use caution when carrying this product. Carrying the board in windy conditions may result in serious injury to yourself and others around you. 
  5. Never use this product in thunderstorms and lightning conditions. 
  6. Never use this product in conditions that are beyond your ability (such as, but not limited to, high surf, riptides, currents, or river rapids). 
  7. Never use this product near other boat traffic, or watercraft. 8. Never use this product near crowded beaches or waters.


Our Mission

At Honu, we strive to make some of the most technologically advanced products in the industry while reducing our environmental impact. We do this by creating boards that are both durable and minimize plastic, wherever possible. We hope that Honu products can be used and enjoyed by people of all ages, fitness levels, and abilities while protecting the environment we love.


Hope to see you out on the water soon,



Mark Travers

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