The Phantom 12’6 combines stiffness, liveliness and light weight effortlessly in an elegant hydrodynamic hull. Built in Surftech’s hollow Quantum Carbon construction, with a self-breathing Goretex valve for performance and peace of mind. Are you ready for it?
The Bark Phantom built in Quantum Carbon Construction is stable, sleek and forgiving on stretches of rough water, yet fast; accelerating and maintains speed extremely well, making the most of every paddle stroke.
Phantom riders paddle hard and fast, relishing every minute they can keep the competition in their wake. These athletes spend hours on their boards, often in the brutal heat or chilling cold and wind, turning out every ounce of energy they can muster on their way to a new level of fitness, ability, and endurance.
That is why they demand complete performance: the Phantom’s combination of stiffness, liveliness and light weight with a hydrodynamic hull designed by Joe Bark–the most copied designer in race board history.
Did we mention the Phantom is the most durable race board in its class?
Only Joe Bark could design the Phantom Series.
Only Surftech could offer Quantum Carbon technology.Includes carbon race fin and custom fitted board bag!!
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Gore-Tex Breathable Vent Plug GORE™ Protective Vents allows EPS core boards to pass air back and forth between the core and the exterior of the board while preventing water from entering. This is due because EPS surfboard materials are affected by extreme temperature changes. There is a double membrane of “Gore-Tex” either side of a rubber O-ring. This membrane is waterproof this allows the vent to works by allowing air and other gases to pass through the membrane freely but stops liquids from entering the enclosure.
The Gore-Tex membrane does not require any adjustment.
What are Gore Breathable Vents for boards and watercraft? Gore membrane vents allow the pass of air and other gases both ways while blocking the flow of liquid water. The technology behind the vent's breathability lies in the ePTFE materials. Gore microporous ePTFE membrane prevents pressure build up by constantly equalizing the difference in pressure between the inside of the enclosure and its immediate environment. This constant exchange reduces the pressure on the seals. The vent works by allowing air and other gases to pass through the membrane freely but stops liquids from entering the enclosure. The membrane offers varying flow rates and liquid protection.
Joe Bark does not tire easily. The Palos Verdes shaper / firefighter /
freediver / spearfisher / father / surfer / paddler / boardbuilder /
husband / harbor patrolman is a study in fusing work and life and
passion into one all-day marathon of doing what you love. And what Joe
Bark loves is the ocean. Everything flows from there.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, a place teeming with surf and ocean
history, Joe took his cues from surfing's "Greatest Generation" of
boardbuilders, paddlers and shapers, salt-of-the-earth pioneer types
from the '50s and '60s who cut the example the rest of us should follow.
In 1983, intrigued by a small group of paddlers bent on resurrecting
the then-defunct Catalina Classic (which had been dormant for 20 years),
Joe paddled the race, and hasn't missed a crossing since. He won the
event twice, in 1988 and 1989.
But to focus on the crossings is to miss most of the Joe Bark story. He
made himself his first paddleboard in 1976, and today, Bark Paddleboards is widely recognized as the leading brand in the burgeoning
ocean endurance community. He has a long and storied history as a
surfer, riding big days at coveted and historic spots in Los Angeles,
and when he's not paddling or surfing, he's diving for lobster,
spearfishing off Catalina, doing Harbor Patrols in King Harbor, and
raising his own children to embrace the waterman ethos he's been so
integral in establishing in Southern California.
For Joe, it's not work, it's a life. His daily routine has him up at three (that's a.m., to the rest of us), heading to
his shop in Los Angeles, crafting some of the finest paddleboards, the
most versatile surfboards, and the most cutting edge, long distance
stand-up paddleboards on the planet. And then he's on the water all day,
doing what he loves.