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 design elements as the company’s other boards. The board measures 11’6 x 30” x 6”, weighs 28 lbs. and holds up to 330 lbs.

Read our THURSO Expedition review for more details.

Thurso Surf Expedition and Accessories


10′ and 10′ 6″ and 11′ All-Around SUP

The Waterwalker line of SUPS are great for all skill levels and water conditions, including surfing. In order to create a board that is versatile, stable and provides speed, they combined the features of a touring board and all-around board. You can also add a kayak seat to this board using the side D rings. All of the boards feature a double-layer construction with triple/quad military-grade PVC coatings on the deck and side. This makes for a rigid board more similar to a hard board design.

The 10′ Waterwalker measures 10’ x 30” x 6”, weighs 25 lbs. and holds up to 260 lbs. The 10’6 length will hold up to 300 lbs., weighs 28 lbs. and its dimensions are 10’6 x 31” x 6”. The 11′ board is 11′ x 32” x 6”, weighs 30 lbs., and holds up to 330 lbs.

The 10′ SUP is a fun board and ideal for smaller paddlers due to easy maneuverability but this board does well on lakes, rivers and oceans. It’s size and versatility make it a good SUP for beginners.

The 10’6″ medium sized Waterwalker has more of a touring shape than the 10′ board and delivers excellent paddling performance for all skill levels and water conditions.

Read our THURSO 10’6″ Waterwalker review

The longest of the THURSO Waterwalker boards, the 11′ board shares the same shape and overall design but adds 6″ to the length and an extra inch in width. This is a beautiful looking board that provides a nice blend of stability and overall performance.

Read our THURSO 11′ Waterwalker review.

Thurso Surf Waterwalk 120 SUP and Accessories

THURSO SURF Waterwalker 126 Inflatable SUP and Accessories

Thurso Surf Waterwalker 132 SUP and Accessories

THURSO SURF Tranquility

10 8″ Yoga/Fitness SUP

The THURSO Tranquility was specifically designed for the yoga/SUP fitness crowd and measuring in at 10’8 x 34” x 6” the THURSO Tranquility provides a stable paddling platform that is perfect for on-the-water workouts but it also works well for general paddling activities. The large deck pad is similar to having a Yoga mat. The board weighs 29 lbs and holds up to 350 lbs.

THURSO SURF Tranquility SUP and Accessories


11’6 All-Around Multi-Purpose SUP

The Max is a multi-purpose SUP that measures 11’6 x 34” x 6”. Because of its size, the Max will accomodate multiple riders and is a great family choice if you want to take the kids and dogs along. The board weighs 33 lbs. and will hold up to 370 lbs. The deck is completely covered with a traction pad. Using different fin set-ups you will have either better maneuvering in rough waters or speed in flat water conditions. The 4-point D-ring and bungee cord system on the tail provides extra storage allowing for longer trips.

THURSO SURF Max SUP and Accessories


7’6″ All-Around Kids SUP

One of the best inflatable youth SUP boards on the market, the THURSO Prodigy kids’ model is an attractive looking board that is stable and tons of fun on the water. The Prodigy measures 7’6″ x 30″ x 4″ and comes with the same bundle of accessories that THURSO’s regular models include, making this youth model a fantastic value overall.

THURSO SURF Prodigy inflatable SUP and Accessories


Thurso Surf offers a 30-day money-back policy and a 2-year limited warranty for defects in workmanship. Paddles, leashes and pumps have a 60-day warranty and bags get 1 year.

Where to Buy

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 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 THURSO’s official online store for your country.

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