With the explosive growth of an easy entry sport like Stand Up Paddle, these things must be terrifying to a surfing purist. When Hobie first release the Mirage Eclipse it was immediately met with backlash from the surfing community as another gimmick that will crowd the ocean with floating jerrys and create havoc on water. As you can see by the hashtags, people are none to happy about photos popping up like this:
Here is the promo video for the product:
While we support people getting into all different kinds of sports and at all different skill levels, we sympathize with the surfing purists that may have their sacred surf spots infiltrated by Paddle Board Elliptical Machines.