Founded in 2016, THURSO SURF wasted no time in establishing itself as a go-to SUP company for durable, affordable, and value-packed inflatable paddle boards. This season, the company has expanded its iSUP line to 7 impressive models ranging in size from 7’6″ to 11’6″ in length.
In addition to THURSO’s popular lineup of inflatable SUPs, they also have a growing range of accessories including paddles, a kayak seat, electric iSUP pump, apparel, and more.
All of THURSO SURF’s inflatable SUPs are covered by a rock-solid 2-year warranty and the young company has quickly earned an excellent reputation for providing amazing value and a high level of customer service. Unlike some other companies who disappear after a sale is made, THURSO truly stands behind all of the gear they make and they’ll replace or refund any board with a manufacturing defect within the first 24 months of ownership.
Where to Buy THURSO Inflatable Paddle Boards
If you’re looking for the best price on THURSO SURF’s inflatable SUPs and paddling accessories, we highly recommend purchasing your board directly from the company through their official online store. In addition to their outstanding customer support, you’ll always get the lowest price and THURSO doesn’t charge shipping or sales tax.
THURSO inflatable paddle boards are now available in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Europe (France, Spain, and Italy), and Japan. To order a THURSO SUP, click here and you’ll be automatically sent to the THURSO’s official online store for your country.
THURSO SURF Inflatable SUP Comparison Chart
|BOARD||DIMENSIONS||WEIGHT||CAPACITY||PRICE|| THURSO Expedition ||11'6"x30"x6"||28 lbs||330 lbs|
| THURSO Waterwalker 11' ||11'x32"x6"||29 lbs||300 lbs|
| THURSO Waterwalker 10'6" ||10'6"x31"x6"||26 lbs||300 lbs|
| THURSO Waterwalker 10' ||10'x30"x6"||24 lbs||240 lbs|
| THURSO Prodigy ||7'6"x30"x4"||19 lbs||165 lbs|
| THURSO Tranquility ||10'8"x34x6"||29 lbs||350 lbs|
| THURSO Max ||11'6"x34x6"||33 lbs||370 lbs|
THURSO SURF SUP Reviews
THURSO SURF 11'6" Expedition
The THURSO SURF 11’6″ Expedition was introduced last season and it’s been dramatically improved this year. This board is a touring model that measures 11’6″ x 30″ x 6″ and it weighs in at 28 pounds. The THURSO SURF Expedition is a fast iSUP that tracks extremely well and is perfect for paddling longer distances. It’s capable of supporting up to 330 pounds of weight.
To get more details on this new model, check out our updated THURSO SURF 11’6″ Expedition review.
THURSO SURF Waterwalker 11'
The THURSO SURF 11′ Waterwalker is the first board that was launched by the company. It measures 11′ x 32″ x 6″ and weighs in at 25 pounds. Although billed as an all-around model, this board definitely features more of a touring shape. The board’s top deck has a beautiful woodgrain appearance and is covered by a handsome two-piece ribbed traction pad. There’s also a bungee storage area at the nose, along with an additional D-ring for towing.
For more info, be sure to read our in-depth THURSO SURF Waterwalker 11′ review.
THURSO SURF Waterwalker 10'6"
A slightly smaller version of the company’s first model, the THURSO Waterwalker 10’6″ SUP measures 10’6″ x 31″ x 6″. This model features the same shape and look as the 11′ model, but THURSO has incorporated a new grab handle at the board’s nose.
A fun board that is versatile and absolutely perfect for smaller paddlers who don’t need a larger 11′ iSUP, the 10’6″ offers a nice blend of stability and maneuverability. Check out our freshly updated THURSO Waterwalker 10’6″ review for more details.
THURSO SURF Waterwalker 10'
The smallest member of the Waterwalker family, the 10′ Waterwalker is a nimble all-around iSUP that’s a lot of fun on the water. Offering all of the features of THURSO’s 10’6″ and 11′ Waterwalker SUPs in a more compact 10′ x 30″ x 6″ package, the WW120 is an ideal choice for smaller paddlers.
We love the bold orange colorway of the Waterwalker 120 and it looks great on the water. While not designed primarily with speed in mind, this is a surprisingly quick little board that is incredibly easy to maneuver. Read our THURSO Waterwalker 10′ review for more info.
THURSO SURF Prodigy 7'6" Junior Board
THURSO SURF’s Prodigy paddle board is a junior model that measures 7’6″ x 30″ x 4″. This great-looking kids’ SUP board weighs 19 pounds and is capable of supporting up to 165 pounds. Included with the Prodigy is a great package of accessories, and this board’s build quality, attractive design, and affordability are major reasons why it’s one of our top picks when it comes to inflatable paddle boards for children.
Check out our THURSO SURF Prodigy SUP review to learn more about this great youth model.
THURSO SURF Tranquility 10'8"
The THURSO SURF Tranquility is an ultra-stable SUP fitness platform that is designed for yoga and pilates workouts. This board measures 10’8″ x 34″ x 6″ and it comes loaded with features that every SUP fitness enthusiast is sure to appreciate. Despite the fact that this board was built specifically with SUP fitness in mind, it is also a lot of fun for all-around paddling and the board’s outstanding stability makes it a good option for paddlers who are just starting out.
In addition to the outstanding stability offered by the THURSO Tranquility, we also love the visual design of this board.
THURSO SURF Max 11'6"
A brand new addition to the company’s inflatable SUP lineup, the THURSO SURF Max is a larger all-around board that is designed with versatility and stability in mind. The Max measures 11’6″ x 34″ x 6″ and it comes loaded with dual bungee storages areas, front and rear grab handles, paddle holder, and more.
If you’re looking for a large and unbelievably stable paddling platform that can handle your kids, dog, or even another adult, this is a really fun board to consider and the full-length EVA foam traction pad provides added grip for passengers. For more info, check out our detailed THURSO Max review.
Frequent THURSO SURF Questions
Yes, THURSO SURF expanded their reach this past year and their iSUPs are now available in the U.S., UK, Canada, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, and Japan. Just click here to be redirected to the online store nearest you.
Pumping up one of THURSO SURF's inflatable paddle boards is a very straightforward process. After attaching the inflation hose to the pump and removing the valve cover at the tail of the board, just secure the hose to the valve, flip the pump's setting selector to double action, and begin pumping. Once things get difficult, flip the switch to single action mode and continue inflating the board until the pressure gauge reads 15 PSI.
To deflate your THURSO paddle board, unscrew the plastic cap that covers the valve, push down on the valve stem until you hear a loud gush of air, and then give it a 1/4 turn to the left. This will lock the stem into the open position, allowing air to escape from the board. Once most of the air has been released from your THURSO SUP, fold the board from the nose to push out any remaining air and then turn the valve stem a 1/4 turn to the right to close it. Next, screw the plastic valve cover back on and then fold the board up from the tail to the nose. To begin, fold the tail over itself so the fin boxes are facing up. Next, fold the section with the center fin over top of the section with the smaller side fins and then fold everything up together. Once the board is rolled up, you can wrap the nylon webbed compression strap around it to keep things tight.
There are a variety of options that will work just fine but we recommend Clifton Urethane Adhesive.
THURSO inflatable SUPs weigh between 19 and 33 pounds, depending on the model.
All of THURSO's boards are designed in Toronto, Canada and manufactured in China.
The answer to this question will depend entirely on how well you care for your board. If you avoid leaving the board out in direct sunlight for many hours, rinse it off with fresh water after each use, and ensure that it's completely dry before storing it away, your THURSO SUP should last for many years. Also, keep in mind that every THURSO board is backed by the company's 2-year warranty which covers you in the event of a manufacturing defect.
History of THURSO SURF's Brand: A Timeline
The Launch of THURSO SURF
The THURSO brand is officially launched and their first inflatable SUP model is released, the 11′ Waterwalker 132.
THURSO Releases WW126
In November of 2017, THURSO SURF announced the release of their second inflatable SUP, the popular 10’6″ Waterwalker 126.
Launch of the THURSO Prodigy
THURSO SURF releases the THURSO Prodigy iSUP for kids.
THURSO Tranquility is Announced
THURSO continues to expand their inflatable paddle board range with the launch of the THURSO SURF Tranquility, a stable board designed for on-the-water SUP fitness workouts.
THURSO Releases the Expedition
In March of 2018, THURSO released another new inflatable SUP model, the 11’6″ Expedition touring board.
THURSO Max is Launched
THURSO releases their large all-around Max model, an ultra-stable board that’s perfect for fitness, paddling around dogs and small children, and general paddling fun.
The 10′ Waterwalker 120 is Announced
In June of 2019, THURSO SURF completed their all-around range with the launch of the 10′ Waterwalker 120.