The easy, dynamic and solid Race/Cruising and Fitness Board.
The Sherpa FSP Pro is our Cruising / Fitness and even Race Board.
The range is composed of 4 shapes for all sizes and for different programs.
The 10’6 and the 12’6 x 30 are ideal riding companions. They are spacious, stable, very easy to access and have very good gliding qualities.
The 12’6 x 27 is a more “racy” shape. The reduced width allows performances very close to Full Carbon Race Boards thanks to the dynamic FSP Pro technology. It is a perfect Board for training, fitness and competition under the feet of the most experienced riders, who will appreciate its very solid top of the range construction.
The 14’0 x 26 is cut for long rides and long-distance competitions. Its main feature is a high average speed, easy to maintain. This is essential when it comes to rowing for long hours on mythical herculean events. But it’s also great on cool rides with friends.
In short: it’s the Board that everyone can use for amateur rides and competitions.
These Boards are equipped with an innovative technology called FSP Pro for the best possible dynamism. The gain in performance is striking. As is the gain in strength with a full carbon sandwich on both sides and rails. The resistance to bending is phenomenal and your EPS foam is fully protected by a high-density PVC Foam Shell. Everything covered with a layer of 3K Carbon on top and a light grey brush. Strong, light and resolutely top of the range.
The Sherpa FSP Pro is equipped with the 3D Function Pad 2020 which is more resistant and provides great comfort and maximum grip. Moreover, we offer them with a US Center Box. The standard for Fin Boxes on the market. You can assemble your single Fins according to your wishes and your rowing style by accessing an almost infinite catalogue of top-of-the-range Fins. The “full grip” carrying handle is designed for large Boards and has a net at the front and back to carry gear or a snack, a Leash Plug in front of the feet and at the back, nothing is missing.
Rocker : very low with a very marked bow, this Board is made to go fast.
Rails : moderate behind and clear in front for a smooth ride even in chop.
Volume : big enough to be stable, fast rowing and have strong accelerations in the swell.
Outline : Sharp for speed but wide enough in the middle for comfort.
Deck : big bowl under the feet.
Bottom : bow to flat to channel.
Tail : diamond cut for boosting in the swell, for stability and for surfing small waves.
Nose : point nose for maximum speed and super glide in chop.
Innovation is at the core of our Boards
Technology FSP PRO SUP :
3D Shape on modeling software.
Preshape by numerical control for total reliability.
Shape control by traditional templates, finishing off the last mm 100% by hand.
100% Epoxy board and EPS Foam Blank: solid and lightweight.
Deck, hull, and rails in Vacuumed PVC Sandwich: incomparable strength and incredible dynamism.
Deck: full PVC/Fiberglass and Carbon Sandwich composed of a high-density PVC Foam core and 1 layer of 4oz fiberglass and 1 layer of 6oz Carbon fiber, fiberglass reinforcements on sensitive areas.
Hull: integral PVC/Fiberglass and Carbon Sandwich composed of a high-density PVC Foam core and 1 layer of 6oz carbon fiber, fiberglass reinforcements on sensitive areas.
Rails: the PVC Sandwich structure completely covers the rails: increased structural strength, very good shock resistance (paddle strokes).
Carry Handle integrated into the PVC sandwich top: limits settling, avoid breakage in the surroundings.
Hot coat Integrated Tinted Resin: nobility of the process, weight reduction and solidity of the finish.
Matt custom finish, hand-made, for weight reduction and better glide.
The FSP PRO Technology is easily repairable when new in case of Dings or accidents. The PVC Foam of the Sandwich is waterproof and prevents water from entering on everyday shocks.
This technology offers, at an affordable price for Carbon, the incomparable strength/lightness ratio of a full vacuum PVC sandwich.
Lovers of walks and nature, of course.
No need to be in great shape, just take a comfortable width.
The rowing technique is simple; a beginner can quite simply start, and fully enjoy, a Sherpa.
What is it for?
Cruising, fitness, discovering spots and even a bit of surfing in the long undulations that arise.
An energetic person will line up for amateur competitions without blushing because the potential for serious glide is there.
The 10’6 is great for its handling on land as well as on the water. It’s the uncomplicated Sherpa.
The 12’6 x 27 » has a racing feel to it, so either you like racing or you like a typical Board.
The 12’6 x 30 » is the absolute easyrider: super easy, fast, soft, lots of buoyancy.
The 14′ is the ultimate Board for long rides, DW and amateur racing.
Which Quiver Partners?
The Sherpa goes with any Quiver, as long as you like to paddle.
Only that with this Board you will really satisfy your desire for escape.
Coupled with a surfboard, it’s the assurance of being on the water 365 days a year. The choice is up to you.
It’s also the ideal friend for a surfer who wants to keep in shape on flat days. What could be better than going rowing in the middle of nature just a stone’s throw from home. Combined with a good skateboarding session, it’s the best.
What Fin Set-up?
The US single assembly allows you to use all the Fins on the market. The choice is infinite but 80% of it will be cosmetic.
Yes, some touring/race Fin shapes make a real difference with their counterparts, but that’s on the fringe on a touring program.
How long should my Paddle be?
Between +15cm and +20cm for a ride. A little shorter in race.
Which Leash ?
Use a Coiled Race Leash, 10′ will do. A reduced diameter (6mm) will give you a lot of speed. Above a wind force and a wave size, you must have a 7mm minimum.
Check its condition before each session and change it every year. This is your lifejacket.
1 center Fin, US Race 9,5″ GONG.
1 box central US.
4 parts 5mm Pad.
Double laced Bungee cord attached to 6 deck mounts on the nose permitting secure travel for your wet sack and paddle.
Double laced Bungee cord attached to 4 deck mounts on the tail permitting secure travel for your wet sack and paddle.
Leash plug Concrete Fixed in front of the feet to never lose your board.
Specific carry handle for large board.
GONG SUP SHERPA FSP PRO: from 1249 €
We make quality products. We are not “low cost”.
We sell simply without an intermediary thanks to the internet : direct from shaper to surfer.
If we sold this board in a surfshop, it would cost 2499€ (taking into account traditional margins that we should offer to distributers and stores).
The dates of availability of all our products are written on each product page, in the size and colour of the product concerned.
These dates are valid at the moment you consult the site and/or place an order. It is possible that this product may be ordered a few seconds after your consultation. It then becomes unavailable. If you have placed an order, this change does not concern you: the product you order is still available on the date indicated at the time of your order.
We sell several thousand products per week. The stocks are therefore very evolutionary. But our management always shows you the real availability live.
If it’s available online: it’s available 😉
Some articles are proposed in pre-order during their routing to our premises. You can buy this article which will arrive at our place in a few weeks. This method avoids the fair to grab upon receipt of the lot and the disappointed ones who would not order within the hour.
Upon receipt, we will ship it to you as a regular order.
The times indicated on the pre-orders are 95% reliable. First of all, because we only pre-sell finished products that are arriving to us after Customs, and therefore shipped right after. And also, because we add decent margins with concern to the dates announced by the shipping companies or railways.
However, a Worker Strike, a breakdown, an overbooking, can unfortunately happen. In the case of a delay, you will be notified by email (check your spam). It is generally less than a week and totally independent of our good will.
As soon as we receive the container in La Baule, we ship your order within three working days. Then the carrier takes over: delivery time and tracking numbers are under their responsibility.
It is possible that the date displayed on the online for the pre-order of the item you have ordered and paid for may change for two reasons:
All quantities of the batch are sold (most common reason). In this case, orders placed for the first container will be delivered as scheduled.
The container is late and we have to shift the date by a few days. (Strikes, breakdowns, overbooking, can unfortunately happen). You will be notified by email.
We never change the delivery dates of a container without notifying customers.
The dates that we announce are shipping deadlines, which GONG has in stock and available here physically.
We usually give a shipping time within 3 days, but in most cases, we ship within 24/48 hours. Normally morning orders leave in the afternoon for example.
Then the transport service takes over. The variables are then important between the customer being delivered to France (very fast) or Bulgaria (a good week) or to a forwarding agent or to Asia or the USA… You understand that each location has its own type of delay.
We work with serious and well-known carriers. They do their utmost to make you happy even if a snafu can happen. In any case, we are there to make things easier and to arrange our customers.
Contrary to others, we do not hide shipping costs in the price of our products. At GONG everyone knows exactly what he pays. The transport is charged at its strictest value, and the person who comes to pick up his products does not pay hidden transport fees.
Shipping costs are calculated according to the weight and volume of each package, and your delivery address. To this is added a labour time of order preparation.
The invoicing of the shipping costs is identical in continental France and in the bordering European countries. A surcharge is automatically invoiced for deliveries to the most distant European countries and all European islands.
For a shipment in French overseas departments and territories or outside Europe, our logistics department will contact you before the payment stage to give you an estimate of the shipping costs. You will be able to accept this estimate and pay your order, or refuse it and cancel your order.
We answer you within 24 hours by email. But 95% of your questions are answered on the site. Try to use our contact form which will guide you to all these answers.
Don’t forget to read the Forum, where thousands of users exchange information and experiences.
In any case, don’t panic. If you don’t get an answer during the weekend, it’s normal: the team is resting 😉
We are passionate and professional in our job. Our only goal is to make you happy, as much as possible 😉
Preserving the environment is a top priority. That’s why we are doing everything possible to reduce our environmental footprint.
The first thing is to sell quality products that will last, be repairable and will please you for a long time.
The second thing is to sell for less. Most of the pollution coming from a Board is in its use (the km driven to use it) and in the countless environmental damages you have to do to pay for it. Each euro spent is a sum of damage related to your life quite simply: eating, working hard etc… By reducing the price of our products, we significantly reduce your ecological footprint on this item.
For our shipments we use:
Flexi-Hex: ecological packaging of very high resistance.
Paper Craft Scotch Tape.
Final packaging made of high-end cardboard.
All this for:
Reusable and recyclable packaging.
An almost total reduction of single-use plastic.
Maximum protection and impact resistance thanks to the innovative design of Flexi-Hex honeycomb (35mm thick).
Tracking of your parcels :
The tracking of deliveries is directly ensured by the carriers to whom we have entrusted your parcels. They will contact you by email or SMS to allow you to choose the delivery methods and to follow the route of your package.
If you ask us for this tracking, we will have to do as you do: we will go see on the carrier’s app because they are the ones who manage and are responsible for this job.
We collaborate with the best transport providers to deliver you everywhere in Europe and in the world in very short delays.
We have chosen them for their quality of service and their respect of deadlines. 80% of your orders reach their destination in less than 48 hours of processing in metropolitan and continental France.
For Europe, the delays vary from 3 to 6 days depending on the country of destination.
For the rest of the world, delays can be up to 15 days.
Please note that the transport time is added to the preparation/shipping time. Two companies work on your order (GONG and the carrier). Each one controls its activity and commits itself to optimize its delays so that you are delivered as soon as possible, in good condition and at a reasonable price.
Reception of your Board:
Upon delivery, simply open and inspect the condition of your Board in the presence of the carrier. A complete email explaining the procedure to follow will be sent to you when your order is shipped.
In spite of our requirements and all the care we take in packaging and protecting your Board, transportation hazards may occur. Even if it concerns less than 2% of everything we ship around the world, a Board can suffer a more or less important transportation shock.
But in any case, don’t worry, just refuse it, and a new Board will be shipped back to you.
You can choose to return your products if:
You are not satisfied (14 days right of retraction).
You want to change an item.
You have refused your package.
For each situation, contact us by our contact form to help you.