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Carbon Playa

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


Ocean Surf / Touring

10’11” x 30” x 4.75”

The Hala Playa is a SUP ocean surfers dream. A high-performance surfboard with Carbon Construction™ that rolls up and travels with you. The Playa is packed full of surprises. It allows you to catch a wave while it’s still just an idea and ride it all the way into the beach.

You can to paddle out to that island on the horizon and shred its secluded break, or simply pack a lunch and set out for the day with no plans, knowing the adventure is coming your way. The dynamic Hala Playa is a fun and versatile ocean surfer to shred and tour on.

  • Redesigned For 2017
  • Carbon Construction™
  • Full Rocker
  • Dynamic Shape
  • 4 Soft Rigging Points
  • 4.75” Low Volume Rails
  • 2 Removable, Gummy, Side-Bite Click Fins
  • 8” Center Flex Fin
  • Backcountry Rolling Backpack
  • Industry-leading 3-Year Warranty

“It’s a great inflatable Surf SUP that is perfect for the ocean life.”  Natali Zollinger

Available on backorder

Product Description

The 10’11” Hala Playa uses our rigid Carbon Construction™ to create an insanely rigid board for elite performance and a hardboard-feel. The full rocker lets you surf from anywhere on the board as the 4.75” low volume rails carve into the face of the wave.

The Playa doubles as a touring board with its length speed. Rig up extra gear for the day with the 4 soft rigging points and head out to the sandbar to shred. But the best part? Roll up and roll out at the end of the day with a travel-ready board.

Explore the freedom and own any surf, anywhere, with the Hala Playa.

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


Full Rocker 
The full rocker is responsive and snappy whether you’re carving from the back or walking to the nose. Catch waves from way outside with the speed of the Playa. Learn more about Hala’s rockers.
Carbon Construction™
You get an elite board that performs like a hardboard with the portability and durability of an inflatable. This is not your run of the mill stringer technology. These boards have measured up to three times more rigid in flex testing than your standard inflatable. Unidirectional Carbon + Fusion Drop Stitch is combined with aramid fibers and compressed at 200,000lbs by an extremely high end machine in California. But don’t just take our word for it, get on a board and feel the difference! Learn more about Hala’s board construction.
Sleek New Outline
This year we’ve streamlined the Playa to be a ridiculously fun blend of longboard surf with touring mixed in. Paddle the miles to your favorite secluded break! Learn more about Hala’s board Outlines..
10’11” Touring Board Length
The 10’11” length of this board gives riders the opportunity for crossover use as a touring board, whether you’re paddling to an island for lunch or headed around the point to your favorite break.
4.75” Low Volume Rails
With the slimmest rails, you can dig into the wave and ride the rail all the way down your line.
4 Soft & Centralized Rigging Points
Soft rigging gives you the durability of our triple reinforced metal D-Rings without knuckle busting. Centralized rigging moves the rigging points closer to the deck pad and can be safer due to reduced space between rigging straps and loaded gear.
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.
One Front and One Back Rubber Handles
Carry this board easily with the help of a friend to and from the water while all your gear stays secured.
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 the 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. 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


10’11” / 305 cm


30″ / 76 cm


4.75″ / 12 cm


27 lbs / 12 kg


243 L

Rider Capacity

Up to 350 LB | 159 KG

Best for


Drop Stitch

Carbon + Fusion Drop Stitch™

Stiffening Tech

Extended Coverage Carbon Stringer

Center fin

8″ Flex

Side Bite Fins

2x – 4.5″ Side Bite Click Fins


Soft rigging

Deck Pad

Diamond Groove

Stomp Pad + Foot Index

Stomp Pad + Foot Index


Backcountry Rolling Backpack










3 Year Warranty

What's In The Bag?

5 reviews for Carbon Playa

  1. 5 out of 5


    It’s a great inflatable Surf Sup that is perfect for the ocean life…from catching waves to paddle sprints out passed the break, it’s an amazing board for the salty mermaid!

  2. 5 out of 5


    This is my first review on any item I have ever purchased. After seeing only 1 review on the Playa I thought adding mine would help others in their quest for an awesome Hala ISUP. I am a true novice when it comes to SUP. As many, my 1st experience was a fiberglass board and I immediately became an enthusiast. The concept of riding an “air mattress” did not seem appealing but my need to have a travel capable board was priority. Like you, I did as much research as possible before spending some serious hard earned money on something unseen or tried. Thanks to Hala’s website Rating system, made the decision, contacted Hala, purchased Playa and the Grafik travel paddle, had 2 boxes on my door step, unboxed, repacked the Hala Backpack in an oversized army duffle bag and hand carried the paddle & hand pump onto an airplane bound for ST Thomas, USVI.

    For my situation the Playa has exceeded my expectations. I am 5’11” at 195 lbs. I paddle in Caribbean bays and open water. I needed an ISUP that was designed more for open waters. The Playa has increased my confidence in the sport and has standard features not easily found on many other ISUPs. I won’t list them here as they are on the website but I am very impressed with Hala and my Playa.

    I did have a question about “learn how to prime your hand pump prior to first use” and emailed Hala. To my surprise, I did get an immediate response from Pavla who was awesome! Thank You! Answer was my pump did not need to be primed.

    I think the question for Hala is if they are looking to make a sale or create a deeper customer loyalty driving more sales from delighted owners talking to curious strangers. In my time on STT there were many people interested in the world of ISUPs.
    I have an expression I now enjoy using when people on the beach have a conversation about my Playa, “Hala-lujah!”

  3. 5 out of 5


    Actually picked this up about a week after I bought a Hoss. I wanted a board that could still get some speed on flat water while also being able to carry gear. I’ve done a handful of ocean/downriver trips and love it!

  4. 5 out of 5


    The Carbon Playa is leaps and bounds from the originally Playa. Love the ease of the under 50 lbs board, Grafik travel paddle and durable roll-bag combo for air travel when fling from Mountains to the playa. Found it easy to surf mellow waves, super stable and tracked amazing beyond the break.

  5. 5 out of 5


    Hala Fun! Kayaked for years but gotta be honest this carbon playa is very versatile……makes me not want to kayak ever again. I am 5’4″ 120 lbs and have great stability and speed on this board. Tracking is impressive. Mine did not come with a paddle as previous reviewer said but that’s all right I bought one I wanted that breaks down for travel and is also light weight. The roll bag is terrific it includes back pack straps as well for hikes in to rivers. Looking forward to many outings with my new inflatable.

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