THURSO SURF – Paddle Board Reviews 2021

2020 Top Picks Award Winner

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

United States

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 also available in 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 SUP Lineup Comparison Chart

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
11'6"x34x6" 33 lbs 370 lbs

THURSO SURF SUP Review Summaries

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 SUP board review.

11'6" THURSO Expedition

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′ SUP board 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 SURF Waterwalker 10’6″ SUP board review for more details.

10'6" THURSO Waterwalker

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 SURF Waterwalker 10′ SUP board review for more info.

10' THURSO SURF Waterwalker

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 board review to learn more about this great youth model.

7'6" THURSO Prodigy

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.


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 SURF Max SUP board review.

11'6" THURSO Max

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.

THURSO SURF Warranty Information

Thurso Surf offers a 30-day money-back policy so you can try the SUP and if you aren’t satisfied you will get a full refund.  They do not cover return shipping costs.  On the other hand – THURSO SURF covers the shipping for a return on a defective board – almost unheard of.  But you will have to provide all of the documentation required before they give you a shipping label. 

They have a 2-year limited warranty for defects in workmanship which is just about average. Paddles, leashes and pumps have a 60-day warranty and bags get 1 year.

Their website was easy to navigate and find their support information.  The warranty is well-written and simple to understand. As we expected, THURSO SURF stands behind their product.

Visit the company’s site to read their warranty in full.

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