FunWater Tiki Cruiser

A s stand up paddleboarding has recently gained a lot of attention, many are eager to try this fun yet complex sport. Therefore, FunWater lent a helping hand, providing the beginners with a stable, and balanced unit – the Tiki Cruiser. Since it is inflatable, it provides hassle-free transportation and storage, allowing you to take it on trips wherever you go. Even more, it comes with all the accessories you need to start your fun right away included in the package, so you won’t have to buy them separately.


Construction and Design

It is available in 2 different colors – blue and pink, providing you with an easy-to-pick color choice according to your preference. When it is inflated, it measures 10.6 feet in length, 33 inches in width and 6 inches in thickness, and it is lighter than other units as it weighs only 17.6 pounds. Don’t let its light weight fool you, as it is capable of supporting up to 330 pounds, therefore allowing you versatility in taking several items with you.

Inflatable, therefore extremely easy to move around, it requires only 15 PSI to be fully operational. The Tiki Cruiser is made from a dual-layer of DWF seamlessly blended with drop stick material, for increased sturdiness and durability. Even more, it features scrapping resistance, so you don’t need to worry if you bump into rocks. The anti-UV and anti-aging coat will secure the board’s life span, as it won’t lose its color or its sturdiness when exposed to the sun for a prolonged time.

Stability

Extremely versatile, as it is an excellent choice for cruising, fitness, fishing or exploring. Thanks to its non-slip EVA deck, there’s no possibility for you to slip, while its wide construction and square tail provide enhanced stability, so you don’t have to worry about taking it to the ocean or the river. The nose rocker will ensure there’s no wave you can’t tackle, ensuring a smooth glide, while the additional balance is given by its flat bottom. Additionally, depending on what type of water body you decide to paddle, you can adjust its fins to your needs.

Accessories

The accessories it comes with will ensure there’s nothing you lack when you plan on venturing on the water.

  • Paddle
    The 3-piece vadjustable, aluminum paddle can be folded, so you can easily pack it with you. While it is made of metal, so it will provide you with lengthy use, it has in its composition Styrofoam, which provides you with the ability to float. Therefore, regardless if you happen to drop it in water, you’ll be able to recover it without a struggle.
  • Pump
    Thanks to its dual-action, high-pressure pump, you’ll be able to set it up in no time, and it requires no electricity as it is manual. Thus, you can take it and use it anywhere you go. It comes with a built-in pressure gauge, thus you won’t have to guess anymore, providing you with efficiency and speed.
  • Removable Fins
    Regardless of what type of body water you plan on using the board on, ocean or river, calm water or rapids, you’ll be able to customize its fins. It features 2 side fins and a center-placed one, so it will cut through the water smoothly. They feature a click & go design, which provides you with a hassle-free setup.
  • Backpack
    You won’t have to keep the accessories in different places, as it comes with a large backpack carry bag. It is heavy-duty, so it won’t tear regardless of how often you’re using it, and it provides you with plenty of space to store the entire equipment inside, and still have some remaining space for additional items.
  • Ankle Leash
    It will make sure your board won’t float away from you if you happen to fall off of it. The wire has a coiled design, so it won’t impede your paddling.
  • Repair Kit
    Even if the board is sturdy and durable, a repair kit can be a lifesaver in need. It contains two pieces of PVC material, a spanner – to help you tighten the valve, as well as a tube of glue. Therefore, it provides you with all the necessary tools to patch up your board if the need arises.
  • Waterproof Phone Bag
    If you’ve always wished to take your phone with you while venturing on the ocean or the river, yet you’ve been too afraid to do so, Tiki Cruiser offers you the change you were waiting for. The waterproof phone case it comes with is made from lanyard, and it can be secured on your arm once you’ve attached the armband. Even more, it allows you to take underwater photos, as it is touch-friendly, while its secure lock seal will keep your phone safe from any water, snow or dust.

Specifications

Type Inflatable
Weight 17.6 lbs.
Length 10.6 feet
Width 33”
Thickness 6”
Supported Weight 330 lbs.
Material Dual layer of DWF and drop stick
Paddle Included
Paddle Material Aluminum and Styrofoam
Number of Fins 3
Carry Bag Included
Pump Type Dual action high-pressure manual
Other Accessories Ankle leash, repair kit, waterproof phone bag, manual
Warranty 1 year

Additional Features

While it might not have as many D-rings as other boards, it features a free, stainless steel one at the back, allowing you to tow behind another board, add other items according to your needs, or secure the ankle leash. To offer you hands-free storage, your luggage can be placed, securely, on the front, as the nose bungee cord system will prevent your items from moving. When not in use, the bungee cord can be taken off, providing you with 6 more D-rings for adding even more items.

Warranty

The board and all its accessories are covered by a limited 1-year warranty from the moment of your purchase. Even more, it comes with a 60-day guarantee as well as a risk-free return within 30 days starting from the moment of your acquisition, meaning that you can easily return the item to the producer if you’re not satisfied with it.

PROS

  • 3 removable fins
  • Foldable paddle
  • Excellent stability
  • Anti-slip EVA deck
  • Large storage area
  • Back pack included
  • Waterproof phone bag

CONS

  • There were some complaints about the durability of the pump
  • Some complained about the sturdiness of the fins

Conclusion

FunWater’s Tiki Cruise provides you with all the necessary equipment for you to start your paddleboarding adventure. While the board is perfect for beginners, it also provides satisfaction to professionals thanks to its versatile and sturdy design. The bag it comes with will provide you with hands-free storage, while the included pump will provide a hassle-free setup.

Even more, it offers you the ability to take underwater pictures, thanks to its waterproof phone bag. Thanks to the board’s design, you can take it anywhere you’d like, from the ocean to calm water to rapids, as it will offer increased stability and balance seen in top-rated iSUPs.

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