THURSO SURF Waterwalker

I f you are a fitness enthusiast, you already know how important is to change a little bit your workout routine and diversify it with a variety of activities. As you have probably noticed, our topic today is about paddle boarding and SUPs. As such, if you are interested in finding an intense workout for a complete body workout, this is the right place to be.

Not only that it helps you stay steady and keep your equilibrium. It also works your arms, legs, shoulders and neck. It helps built strength and improves your endurance. Besides, it is a relaxing sport that can be practiced by anyone from kids to adults on any type of water, including lakes, rivers or oceans. However, all these aspects are strongly related to the type of SUP you already have. Therefore, for “first-timers” things are different.

There are several tips to know before standing up on a SUP. First of all, and the most important thing to consider is the type of paddleboard. Well, we already know that the market is filled with plenty of models and finding the right SUP for your needs could be an overwhelming task. To ease your work, we have tried to find a stable paddleboard that can accommodate both beginner and advanced paddlers alike.

THURSO SURF Waterwalker is our today’s model. It is a good-looking stand-up paddleboard made of high-quality and waterproof materials. However, for more detailed information, take a quick look below.


Design

Regarding the design, THURSO SURF Waterwalker looks great. It is available in three different versions, such as Waterwalker 120, 126 and 132. Each version corresponds to a color (orange, blue-green and white0 and a size. Today, we’ll talk about the first version that measures 10′ x 30” x 6” and weighs 24 lbs. It is designed to accommodate a wide range of riders, including beginner, intermediate and advanced paddlers alike. Also, it can be used by both kids and adults.

The only thing standing between you and this SUP is the maximum weight capacity of 260 lbs. Its all-around design makes it extremely stable in choppy waters not only in flat waters. Less but not least, we should talk about construction. It comes with a double layer finish with triple military-grade PVC coatings. The sides are reinforced with two PVC layers for added stability.

Glide performance

As previously mentioned, this is by far one of the most stable paddleboards available for sale, these days. The fact that it is built with beginner levels in mind, makes it an ideal SUP for less experienced riders that want to learn how to keep their balance on the water. We already told you that it comes with three fins that provide excellent stability. As such, there is one fixed fin and two removable fins.

However, if you are not thrilled with the idea of speed, then, it’s time to take down the removable fins and experience an adrenaline-filled course on the water. Since the SUP was built with ease of use in mind, due to the Quick-Lock technology, installing and removing the fins isn’t a difficult task. For more detailed information, please read the instruction manual.

Features

First of all, it should be mentioned that it comes equipped with an adjustable paddle. As compared to aluminum or fiberglass paddles, this one is made of carbon and it is by far more quality and lightweight. At just 2 lbs., it can be maneuvered with ease in the water. With a 3-piece construction, the paddle can be easily adjusted from 68’’ to 84’’. What we really like about this SUP is the fact that it can be used as a kayak.

The paddle comes with an extra blade made of nylon composite, and it can be converted to a kayak paddle. Also, there are 3 removable fins. Due to these fins, the board can be used in rough and choppy waters. For experienced riders who love high speed, the board has a central fin, specially designed for high speed and flat waters. Also, it comes with paddle holders and a rear bungee system with grab handles. Hence, if you want to lie down and relax for a couple of minutes, all you have to do is to secure the paddle with the holders.

Ease of use

There are no doubts about the ease of use of this SUP. It is lightweight, portable and extremely easy to carry in the water. Thanks to the adjustable paddle, it can be maneuvered with ease on the water. It is stable and comfortable. When you are so tired of paddling, you can lie down and rest for a couple of minutes. Don’t worry about your paddle as it can be secured with several holders.

Specifications

Activity type
All-Around
Skill level
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced riders
Dimensions
10′ x 30” x 6”
Weight
24 lbs.
Maximum weight capacity
260 lbs.
Material
Double layer construction with triple military grade PVC coatings
Paddle type
Carbon – it can be converted to kayak paddle
Adjustable paddle
Fin type
3-piece construction – 2 removable fins, one quick look fin
Warranty
2-year

Warranty

THURSO SURF Waterwalker comes with a 2-year warranty. It is a long warranty that guarantees durability and long-lasting life. This long warranty provides absolute confidence. As such, if you are not satisfied with this SUP’s quality, contact the manufacturer and it will surely help you solve any problems.

PROS

  • All-around SUP – ideal for all skill levels
  • It comes with a maximum capacity of 260 lbs.
  • Adjustable paddle – small and portable
  • Stable and safe
  • Its carbon paddle can be converted to a kayak paddle

CONS

  • High price
  • Paddle blade doesn’t feature a cant

Conclusion

If you are looking to purchase a good-quality paddleboard that can accommodate riders up to 260 lbs., then this might be exactly what you are looking for. With double-layer construction and a 3-piece construction fin, THURSO SURF Waterwalker tends to be by far one of the best SUPs out there when compared to similar model. Besides, it is very easy to use on the water and carry on land.

More than that, it allows you to relax and feel comfortable in the middle of the water. You shouldn’t worry about keeping your paddle in a certain position to not fall. The board features holders that keep your paddle secure while you are doing yoga or just relaxing.

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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