The Thurso Surf Waterwalker All-Around SUP is a SUP suitable for multiple types of paddlers. This all-around board has upgraded its performance since the last year and is ready to present you with an unmatchable paddling experience. The board confers great versatility owing to its hybrid shape and offers hardboard like efficiency.
The board is partnered with appropriate accessories that will make your journey more fun in the waters. So, let’s check out in detail this feature-loaded SUP board.
- 1 Thurso surf Waterwalker review: Stability
- 2 Thurso Surf Waterwalker Review: Quality
- 3 Thurso surf Waterwalker review: Portability
- 4 Thurso surf Waterwalker review: Accessories
- 5 Thurso Surf WaterWalker Review Verdict
Thurso surf Waterwalker review: Stability
The Thurso Surf Waterwalker is a board for all-starting from beginners to advanced paddlers. Hence, when it comes to stability, this board stands unrivaled. For optimum stability, the model 132 comes with dimensions of 11′ by 32″ by 6″.
The other models, 120 and 126, have a narrower deck, 30″ and 31″ respectively, but are significantly suited for advanced paddlers who seek mediocre stability but greater speed. The 132 model also comes along with carbon rails, the adds to its firmness and makes it easy to stand on the board.
The volume of 300L accompanying model 132 is another reason for the highly stable performance. With more buoyancy, it becomes easy to balance on a SUP board, which is ideal for beginners. The volume of model 120 is 240L, and that of model 126 is 270L.
Thurso Surf Waterwalker Review: Quality
Thurso Surf is known for the strongest iSUP structure in the market. With a drop-stitch core, Waterwalker is also from the same team. It stands as an extremely durable board owing to its double-layer construction.
The use of TRIPLE/QUAD Military Grade PVC coatings on the deck and side along with PVC reinforced rails prevents delamination while keeping the board lightweight. The recent carbon reinforcement in the rails adds to the board’s rigidity. Waterwalker also features a UV coating that takes down sun damage.
The board comes along with equally long-lasting accessories like the Snap-lock nylon fins that resist infrequent drops or crash.
Thurso Surf Waterwalker offers a 2-year warranty covering all manufacturing defects, which is quite low owing to its high resistance and durability.
Thurso surf Waterwalker review: Portability
Waterwalker weighs a meager 25-30LB based on the model and its volume. This lightweight board can thus be easily ported from one location to another. The presence of three handles at the front, center, and back of the board makes the job easier. The neoprene handles eliminate the discomfort arising from wet or cold hands.
Thurso surf Waterwalker review: Accessories
Thurso Surf Waterwalker Paddle:
Thurso surf All-Around SUP Waterwalker comes paired with carbon shaft paddles, which are one of the lightest in the market. A weight of 33 oz is easy to carry and is suitable for long rowing hours without fatigue and blisters.
This paddle is equally efficient like fiberglass or aluminum paddles when it comes to fast but smooth paddling and pushing off edges. The matte finish of the paddle gives it an excellent look along with a good grip in hand. With a second blade addition, you can transform this into a kayak paddle as well.
The Waterwalker paddle can be segregated into 3 parts that let it fit in smaller spaces, hence enhancing portability. This also enables you to adjust its height according to your preference for a speedy or slow paddling trip.
Thurso Surf Waterwalker Pump:
Thurso Surg Waterwalker is accompanied by an all-new Chimera dual-chamber triple action pump, which is an upgrade to its previous single-chamber version. The dual-chamber pump is easier to use and can be mastered within few tries. The board can be inflated in less than 15 minutes.
The pump also features a nozzle for deflation, which is an advantage compared to the manual pumps. The pressure gauge on the top ideally narrates the pressure level and helps you control it as and when needed.
You can also toggle between the single and double-action mode. When in double-action mode, both upward and downward strokes result in inflation. The dual-chamber pump is slightly larger compared to the single-chambered one, and we are hoping for this to be replaced by the lighter and more efficient electric pumps soon.
Thurso Surf Waterwalker Leash:
A 10-inch leash with Thurso Surf Waterwalker can be fitted with the D-rings and your ankle. It will not let your board float away from you in case you fall in the water. The ankle cuff is made of neoprene in order to confer optimum comfort and softness. The coiled leash makes sure that it does not consume much deck space and saves itself from getting caught by any obstacle while paddling.
Thurso Surf Waterwalker Backpack:
The Thurso Surf team always delivers a fantastic backpack with their boards. The Waterwalker is partnered with a stiff nylon covered backpack that stands strong against wear and tear. It is fully waterproof and resistant to coarse elements like sand. With roller wheels, it makes it easy to port even when heavy. The padded shoulder and waist straps ensure that you are never stressed on your journey of paddling. They are efficient in equalizing the weights.
The presence of heavy-duty handles on the top, bottom, and sides of this bag help in easy pull-out of it from the car. The bag features a large zippered storage pocket in front, along with a see-through pouch. Mesh pockets on the sides make it easy to keep little things.
Thurso Surf Waterwalker repair kit and user manual:
This SUP board comes along with a repair kit containing an adhesive brush, replacement fin clips, some PVC repair patches for sealing holes, and a valve wrench for tightening the Halkey-Roberts inflation valve.
Thurso Surf WaterWalker Review Verdict
Thurso Surf Waterwalker is an All-Around board that comes in different models to suit the need of different paddlers at the same time. As per your requirement, you may get yourself a paddleboard and enjoy your journey in the waters. This spacious board will let you enjoy yourself with your pet as well as do SUP yoga and sports without having to think twice