THURSO SURF ReviewA relative newcomer to the SUP industry, THURSO SURF, established in 2016, is a company that wasted no time in establishing a name for itself. The THURSO SUP brand was initially launched with the company’s popular 11′ all-around model and has since grown to a total of 7 iSUP models including three Waterwalker all-around boards, the Prodigy kids’ board, the Tranquility Yoga/SUP fitness model, the Expedition touring SUP and the Max, a larger all-around multi-purpose board with kids, dogs, and added passengers in mind. THURSO SURF has rapidly evolved into a legitimate and respectable iSUP brand and we expect them to continue offering models with both quality and design.

In the 2020 lineup, several of THURSO’s inflatable paddle boards have a woodgrain appearance on the top deck. All of the boards have a nice design and classic look to them so they really stand out from the pack. 

Another interesting thing about THURSO that sets them apart from many other iSUPS on the market is the fact that the company’s founder has a background in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD).  An expert in understanding flow and optimizing designs, he has carefully designed the enter THURSO SURF lineup to achieve lower drags.

In addition to their beautiful designs and excellent paddling performance, THURSO SURF is also known for providing great value and placing a high value on customer service. These are all very encouraging things to see in a new SUP startup, and we’re excited to see what the future holds for this young company.

THURSO SURF SUP Comparison Chart

THURSO Prodigy (Kids)THURSO SURF Prodigy iSUP7'6"30"4"150 L19 lbs165 lbs
10'6" THURSO WaterwalkerTHURSO Waterwalker 10'6" iSUP10'6"31"6"250 L24 lbs280 lbs
11' THURSO WaterwalkerTHURSO Waterwalker 11' iSUP11'32"6"300 L26 lbs330 lbs
11'6" THURSO ExpeditionTHURSO Expedition 11'6" iSUP11'6"30"6"300 L27 lbs330 lbs
11'6" THURSO TranquilityTHURSO Tranquility 10'8" iSUP10'8"34"6"320 L29 lbs350 lbs

THURSO SUP Accessory Packages

THURSO SURF does a nice job packaging their SUPs with a 3-piece carbon shaft paddle, a 2+1 removable quick-lock toolless fin set, a storage and carry roller backpack, and a 10 ft. double swivel coiled leash.  All of the packages come with an inflate/deflate double action pump with the exception of the Waterwalker boards which have a dual-chamber triple action pump included.  The Prodigy package is different in that it does not include a pump and has 3 removable quick lock toolless fins and a travel-friendly storage duffle bag.

THURSO Inflatable Paddle Board Reviews

THURSO SURF Expedition

11’6″ Touring SUP

The largest inflatable SUP in the company’s lineup, the 11’6″ THURSO Expedition is a long and sleek touring board that paddles fast and is great for paddling long distances. This board delivers excellent tracking performance and shares the same basic