Bright Blue 10’6″

S tand-up paddleboarding is the most amazing water activities, these days. It is a water sport that can be enjoyed by your whole family, including kids. At first glance it doesn’t seem to be a safe activity, however, don’t worry, several tips will help you stay safe on the paddleboard.

Besides relaxation and feeling good, it also provides a plethora of health benefits. For example, it helps you built strong bones and muscles. Plus, paddleboarding is a cardio workout that helps you lose weight. There are many advantages to practicing this sport, but before that, you will need quality SUP. With the market filled with dozens of models, finding the right SUP can be a complicated task.

However, we are here to help you find a stand-up paddleboard suitable for your needs. That’s why we are glad to introduce to you one of the most popular models available for sale, these days.

Bright Blue 10’6″ is our option for today and a model worth taking into consideration when making a purchase. Therefore, if you are interested in knowing more about this incredible stable and safe SUP, keep on reading the following lines.


Design

At first glance, Bright Blue 10’6″ might look like a big SUP that weights a lot and cannot be carried without support. The truth is that it’s not as large as you might think. It is 10’6″ long, 32″ wide and 6″thick. It has less than 30 pounds. Plus, it is made of military-grade PVC material thanks to which it is more lightweight and fast.

The board has a white finish with orange and black pattern. It is elegant and looks pretty good on the water. For some people, the design is not an important feature, but according to most reviewers, a stand-up paddleboard should have a nice design and an appealing finish.

Glide performance

This 10’6″ is among the most stable boards out there. Its adjustable paddle and high-quality drop-stitch technology make it stable and safe on the water. Although it is a large board, it still has a maximum weight capacity of 300 lbs. The recommended pressure for this board is a maximum of 15 PSI. When fully inflated, it is similar to a hard board. As you have probably noticed we chose to review only boards with an increased level of stability.

Despite its cheap price that can make you change your mind regarding its performance, this SUP really is a quality board and a great companion on the water. Its single fin makes it ideal for flat water, lakes and seashore. As compared to THURSO SURF Waterwalker, Bright Blue 10’6″ is not recommended for rivers and choppy waters.

Features

What we really like about this SUP is the fact that it comes equipped with a wide array of accessories. Besides its adjustable aluminum paddle, inside the package, you will also find a coil leash, detachable center fin, valve wrench, carry bag and repair kit. All these accessories will help you have a nice trip on the water.

Each one of these elements has its purpose. For example, the adjustable paddle that can be adjusted to accommodate your height will help you keep your balance and equilibrium on the water. Moreover, the detachable center fin and coil leash are for added stability. It is also worth mentioning that it comes with a hand pump for easy inflation.

Ease of use

When inflated, the board is tough and hard but when deflated, it takes the size of a sleeping bag. It is small, lightweight and easy to carry. Don’t worry, also when inflated, it is easy to transport from your track all way down to the beach.

Remember that it is made with a single layer PVC. Due to its ultra-light construction, it can be anything but easy. Like any other reviewed SUP, this one is not only for intense paddle boarding. It is also for relaxing, fishing, doing yoga or whatever makes you happy on the water.

Specifications

Activity type
All-Round
Skill level
Ideal for novices, intermediate and expert riders alike
Dimensions
It is 10’6″ long x 32″ wide x 6″thick
Weight
It weighs less than 30 lbs.
Maximum weight capacity
300 lbs.
Material
Military grade PVC
Paddle type
Aluminum
Adjustable paddle
Inflation
Fully inflated to 15 PSI Max.
Warranty
2-year

Warranty

In terms of the warranty, the manufacturer provides you with a 2-year warranty from any workmanship and material defects. However, keep in mind that the warranty cannot be applied to included accessories, including paddle. Besides, there is friendly customer support that will gladly answer all your requirements and questions.

PROS

  • Ideal for flat waters, lakes and sea shore
  • Lightweight and easy to carry
  • Adjustable paddle – it helps you keep your balance on the water
  • It comes with a hand pump for easy inflation

CONS

  • Not recommended for rivers and choppy waters
  • Some customers complained about the pump’s quality

Conclusion

There are countless types of SUPs on the market, but few are as stable as the Bright Blue 10’6″ inflatable board. With a drop-stitch construction technology with military-grade PVC material, it tends to be one of the most lightweight yet stable boards out there.

In spite of its lightweight feature, it is tough, stable and provides maximum safety on the water. It has been designed for users up to 300 lbs. Also, it comes equipped with an adjustable aluminum paddle that helps you stay safe and maintain a good balance on the water.

Hannah Boyd
Hannah Boyd
I grew up in San Diego, California and have always taken an interest in beach life. I worked at a surfboard and SUP rental for 2 years and gathered knowledge about what makes a quality board. I am passionate about writing as well and want to combine my experience with watersports with my writing talent to help others have the best experience possible when they paddleboard.

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