If you’re looking for a versatile, all-around inflatable paddle board that still performs well in the speed department, the THURSO SURF Waterwalker 11′ is an iSUP that should be on your radar. Suitable for paddlers of all experience levels, this inflatable SUP is affordably priced and includes a great bundle of accessories.
The popular THURSO Waterwalker SUP is available in two different sizes: the THURSO Waterwalker 10’6″ and their longer 11′ version. In this review, we’ll focus specifically on the 11′ model. We’ll go over this board’s specs, features, construction, what’s in the box, the warranty, and where to buy it.
THURSO SURF Waterwalker 11′: Board Overview
The THURSO Waterwalker 11′ measures 11′ x 32″ x 6″ and weighs in at 26 pounds. This board has a maximum carrying capacity of 450 pounds, but the recommended weight limit is 330 pounds. The 11′ model is built to be the ideal cross between a touring board and an all-around model, delivering both versatility and speed. For those interested in a pure touring iSUP, we’d recommend checking out THURSO’s 11’6″ Expedition.
THURSO SURF’s design team didn’t take any shortcuts when designing this board. Featuring a stunning wooden appearance and long, sleek lines, the THURSO SURF Waterwalker 11′ definitely throws off an old school vintage vibe. We love the look of THURSO’s inflatable paddle boards, , which definitely stand out in a market that is filled with uninspiring designs.
THURSO’s Waterwalker 11′ is a durably constructed board that is built with tough drop-stitch and a double layer of PVC. The result is an inflatable that feels very much like a rigid board under the feet while giving you all the convenience and portability of an iSUP.
The top of the Waterwalker 11′ features a handsome traction pad with a sporty design that is both comfortable and provides excellent grip. There’s also a carry handle in the middle of the board that is very convenient when carrying the board under your arm.
The nose features a grab handle as well as a 4-point bungee cord storage area. This is a great spot to secure your shoes, bag, or water bottle while you’re out on the water. Whether you’re paddling or relaxing, it’s great to know that all of your gear is secure and within arm’s reach whenever you need it.
At the tail of the Waterwalker 11′, you’ll find a Halkey Roberts air valve which can be used with the included dual-action manual pump or any compatible electric pump.
The underside of this board features three removable fins which help to give it excellent tracking capabilities. This board also offers excellent stability and it performs well in choppy waters.
THURSO SURF Waterwalker 11' Rating
THURSO SURF is well-known for their high-value bundle of SUP accessories, and the Waterwalker 11′ comes with everything you need to start paddling (and then some). In the box, you’ll find:
- A carbon fiber shaft paddle that is adjustable from 68″ to 84’”
- Premium double swivel SUP leash
- Water-resistant cooler deck bag
- High-pressure dual-action pump
- Travel backpack
- Repair kit
As mentioned, the THURSO SURF Waterwalker 11′ is equipped not only with everything you need to get on the water, but it also includes a few extras like the insulated cooler bag and upgraded carbon shaft paddle.
Known for their high level of customer support, THURSO SURF is a company that stands behind their gear 100%. All of THURSO’s inflatable SUPs are backed by a 2-year warranty which covers manufacturer defects.
Where to Buy it
The THURSO Waterwalker 11′ can be purchased directly from the company’s official online store. In addition to the lowest price, you’ll also get free shipping.
In a market that is filled with lackluster inflatable SUP boards with poor performance, the THURSO SURF Waterwalker 11′ really stands out. This board looks amazing on the water and is a lot of fun to paddle — delivering the perfect blend of speed, versatility, and toughness.
In addition to the board’s great looks and padding performance, it’s also backed by a company that is passionate about what they make and willing to step up when issues arise. If you’re searching for a solid inflatable SUP that is affordably priced and tons of fun, the Waterwalker 11′ is one we’d recommend checking out.