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Hala Atcha 86

5 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)


Smaller Whitewater / Downriver Playboard

8’6” x 36” x 6”

Freestyle your way down the local river, playing in pockets and holes along the way. A smaller version of the Atcha, the 86 is great for those wanting to surf in tighter pockets (like a playboat) and is a perfect fit for our smaller riders.

This innovative design is exceptionally agile and persistent in whitewater. The patent-pending Stompbox™ fin system retracts inside the board upon contact with unanticipated rocks allowing for running the shallowest of rivers year-round. So hop on an Atcha 86. You’ll be amazed at how an 8’6”x 34” board IS enough. Go with the company that is leading the charge in whitewater SUP and inflatable technology.  Like the price? Good.

After obsessive prototyping, the 2017 Atcha satisfies our desire to make the best even better.

  • Core Construction™
  • Responsive Board Shape
  • Full Rocker
  • 6 Soft Rigging Points
  • 2 Cloth Side Handles
  • Sharp Outline Swallowtail
  • Bottom D-Ring For Towing
  • Diamond Groove 4mm EVA Deck Pad
  • 1.5” Raised Stomp Pad
  • 4 Removable Gummy Side Bite Click Fins
  • Patent Pending Stompbox™ Retractable Fin Built In
  • Backcountry Rolling Backpack
  • Industry leading 3-Year Warranty




Paddle the revamped 2017 Atcha, updated from the board that won the
2016 SUP Connect Gear of the Year award.

“I am in LOVE the Hala Atcha! It’s nuts how compact and stable this board is.”
– Jacky Dustin

Product Description

A design so good, we had to make two!  

The Atcha 86 is the smaller version of the 9’6” Atcha giving you the option to ride a board tailored specific to you and your adventure. Just like the 9’6″ Atcha, the 8’6″ is designed to intuitively correct itself when your line is thrown. How? The 2017 Atcha 86 condenses its center of control with a unique outline and precise balance point.  

The Full Rocker gives you punchy playtime without nose diving. And with one simple step, sharp lines of the swallowtail have you surfing from the back. Bring along gear without compromising performance with our 6 rigging points that are now soft and centralized and give you the choice of gear location. And your run can go undisturbed with the Hala patent pending retractable Stompbox™ center fin.

This board is full of design surprises to make your adventure better.

Board Tech Details – We’re obsessed to deliver the best!


Full Rocker
The full rocker that curves from tip-to-tail combines with the short platform of the 86 for a punchy board in whitewater while fitting into pockets to surf on the fly. And it is ridiculously responsive regardless of where you stand on the board. Punch big holes, surf small pockets, and hop eddy fences like a pro. Learn more about Hala’s rockers
Core Construction™
These board can take a serious beating and you can keep on cruising with our burly Double-Layer Drop Stitch material. How do we make our boards so rugged? A second layer of thick, liquid PVC is poured over the raw drop stitch material for the best abrasion resistance available. Burly material for a burly board on your burly adventure. Learn more about Hala’s board.

Smaller Board Size
Though small, it is mighty! The 86 fits into the smallest surf pockets but still has enough volume and stability to support the 350 lb rider. Learn more about Hala’s board sizes.
Unique Outline
This gives you one precise center of control when combined with the rocker. The outline tapers from the nose to the widepoint, allowing for reduced leverage on the front of your board. Smaller shoulders create more directional control and prevent you from pearling.  And the tail steps down aggressively so the board stays agile and easy to sink and rise — no “tank ass”!Learn more about Hala’s outlines.

Precise Balance Point
A board that intuitively corrects itself. The widest point of the outline, near the back, meets the rocker’s natural balance point for an exact center of control. It makes the board extremely responsive and allows you to surf the tail with one quick, easy step back.

Sharp Outline Swallowtail
Gives you two balance points in the tail, instead of one, so the board resists tipping. It also gives a bit of more bite to your turns while surfing from the back. Learn more about Hala’s Shapes

Patent Pending Stompbox™ Retractable Fin
unanticipated rocks for an undisturbed run, allowing you to paddle the shallowest rivers and creekiest lines, year round. To see the Stompbox™ in action.
6 Soft & Centralized Rigging Points
Rig your gear closer to you on the deck pad for heavier loads or choose to place lighter loads near the front.
Soft rigging gives you the durability of our triple reinforced metal d-rings without knuckle busting.
Centralized rigging moves the rigging point closer to the deck pad and can be safer due to reduced space between rigging straps and loaded gear. 

D-Ring Rigging Point Under The Nose
Tow your board from the d-ring rigging point located under the nose. This pushes the force and weight up to make towing easier and faster.

Leash D-Ring
A triple reinforced D ring is located on the back of the board to attach your leash onto.  But remember, using a leash properly requires knowledge and attention.

Side Cloth Handles
Quickly grab your board and get back on when you swim.

Foot index
Located just before the stomp pad is raised EVA on your deck pad. It is a small, centralized rectangle so you can easily step your foot back to the center of the board without ever taking your eyes off water.

Stomp Pad
A 1.5” stomp pad allows for precise control and maneuverability of your board.

Travel Ready Board
A board that can go anywhere, this board packs up and rolls out with you. Combined with any of our travel paddles, you’ll have the ultimate, portable setup for adventure.

3-Year Warranty
The best in the business. We’re confident about the capability and durability of our boards. That’s why we’re willing to back it with an industry-leading 3-year warranty. So you can trust, we’ve got your back.
Designed in Steamboat Springs, CO
All of our products are designed right here in the Yampa Valley. To learn more about the Hala Headquarters and our awesome employees check out our page.

Additional Information


8’6″ / 259 cm


34″ / 86 cm


6″ / 15 cm


26 lbs / 12 kg


269 L

Best for

Whitewater / Downriver Playboard

Drop Stitch

Double-Layer Drop Stitch

Stiffening Tech

PVC Stringer

Center fin

4″ Retractable StompFin™

Side Bite Fins

4x – 4.5″ Side Bite Click Fins


Soft & Centralized

Deck Pad

Diamond Groove

Stomp Pad + Foot Index

Stomp Pad + Foot Index


Backcountry Rolling Backpack










3 Year Warranty

Rider Capacity

up to 250 lbs

2 reviews for Hala Atcha 86

  1. 5 out of 5


    I am in LOVE the Hala Atcha! It’s nuts how compact and stable this board is. The deck pad has such a great grip, but is still so comfy on bare feet. Not to mention that awesome flip towards the back that makes you pivot turn like a boss!

    Because it’s so easy to travel with, I took the ATCHA with me to Chile last October. I’m so comfortable on this board, I was doing handstands on glacial water in 50 degrees, no fear. What an experience! Halas are the best inflatables out there–they got the market on lock, y’all! #halaback

  2. 5 out of 5


    There is nothing this board cant handle. I can white water clean lines that a narrower board never. The rocker profile and nose shape let this board cut through everything the river throws at you. The stability is next level, and the length make it extremely maneuverable. The raised deck pad make pivot turns easy and smooth. Even though its a white water board it is great in mellower and even flat water, just tweak your fin setup and you are ready to tour.

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