5’7″ BWS Drifter Kiteboard 2.0
The BWS Drifter Kiteboard 2.0 has been with us since 2012 and has proven to be one of our most timeless designs. It has undergone multiple facelifts, been crafted from different materials by different shapers, yet has always embodied the classic BWSURF mantra, “surf in the morning. Kite in the afternoon.” In 2018, the Drifter has evolved yet to incorporate the latest in kitesurfing.
BWSurf Drifter 2.0 retains the magic ingredients we love and continues to excel in those mushy waves and smaller conditions nearly all of us ride nearly all of the time. Sure, we’d all like to kite peeling perfection in strong winds but let’s be real, that doesn’t happen very often. We need something that makes going upwind a breeze, a board that can handle heavy landings and loves to slide out and make sloshy conditions fun. With its flat rocker and wide nose, the Drifter 2.0 will get you in the water more and keep you there longer. The Drifter 2.0 excels as an all-rounder for everyday use.
“The 2.0’s shape and construction sits in a league of its own and I believe we’ve found the optimal balance between strength and flexion; it feels alive yet has the strength to resist dings and damage. I’ve also noticed the new model with its wide tail channel helps me hold an even harder, longer and more drawn-out rail meaning that in faster, critical sections I don’t need to worry about the board at all, I can just lay into it. The Drifter 2.0 also has a shorter, narrower nose with less drag that translates to more speed in the pocket and allows the board to plough through chop comfortably.” – Ben.
This shape is tried and tested and has been a part of our board lineup for years. This season we have added the FCSII and Futures fin system as per personal preference and are manufacturing at Apple Tree, a factory renowned for quality and sustainability.
BWS Drifter Kiteboard Specs: 5’7 x 18.4” x 2.3” – 26L
Fins: FCSII Fin Boxes in a thruster configuration