The Next boards are designed around entry level. The Soft Surf Technology allows for a friendly first experience into board sports. The 10'8" comes in two versions. The Windsurf version has a mast box on the deck and a removable center fin. The 31" width and high volume make it ideal to learn to windsurf and SUP on. The SUP version get you out on the water for minimal dollars. The Soft Surf Technology is the perfect board for kids getting into the sport. These surfboards have a wood stringer so it is soft on the outside but still stiff enough to perform.