Surftech 11'6" Balboa

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I am 6’5 245lbs. Flat water,…

Submitted by: paddler852143 on 8/14/2020
I am 6’5 245lbs. Flat water, plenty stable and got the hang of it quickly. Moved on to surf. This is a hybrid board so understanding that, left it at 5 stars. The flat nose, lack of rocker, means it wants to bury the nose so I learned to hop to the front to get into the wave, and hop to the back to keep the nose from torpedoing into the water. If you don’t get the front half of the board out of the water, extremely difficult to turn so you have to watch out for that. Generally I get it turned and head down the line. You can get a bottom turn, but big and sweepy and for me somewhat accidental. It is stable in choppy water and catches waves well but not very maneuverable. The construction is super tough. Fell on some rocks and it got score scratches but only cosmetic. The closed cell construction will last forever. I would say don’t get one for surfing regularly.

Great entry board for…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 5/4/2016
Great entry board for flatwater. Excellent stability and the deck pad is comfortable and has a good grip. This board paddles straight and is perfect for yoga,pushups, planks and stability workouts. Pros very versatile and stabile, good all around family board Cons a little slow going up wind in chop Usage touring, workouts

I purchase one for my wife…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 11/11/2015
I purchase one for my wife last summer. The board is light enough that she can pick it up and load on the vehicle. Very stable in water, not built for racing, but a great touring board. My wife enjoys the board and would recommend it to others Pros Lightweight, stable Cons Very Slow Usage Touring and exercise

Good board. Sturdy and quick…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 10/2/2015
Good board. Sturdy and quick on flat water. So so on waves. Great consruction and feel Pros Controlablility Cons Too big for cartop Usage Touring, recreational

Great company, good board but…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 9/11/2015
Great company, good board but a bit too big for me. Nice smooth ride on flat water. Not great in the surf due to length. Pros Surftech is a great make Cons None Usage Touring

I purchased this board for my…

Submitted by: Bockc2001 on 8/22/2015
I purchased this board for my wife for Christmas. She waited relatively patiently for summer. This was our first experience with SUPing but after a dozen hours or so on it we're starting to get the hang of it. I'm a little bit heavier than probably optimal for the board but it's still got plenty of buoyancy. Pros The board really gets up and goes when you put some force into it. The standing area is very large and pretty tacky even when very wet. It is very easy to get back on when you face plant. It is ite weight / easy to toss up on the roof of the car. Cons I'm a bit big for the board but I'm pushing 280 so... Sometimes the tacky is a bit too much it makes it hard to move around on the board sliding your feet. Usage We are a paddling family, in addition to the wife's SUP, we have two kids 6/3 with sit on top kayaks, 2 14' canoes (camping), 2 all around / fishing kayaks and a Jefe Grande. This one is mostly just for goofing around.

I bought this as my first…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 7/10/2015
I bought this as my first board after I got hooked using a few rental boards. At first the board seemed very big to maneuver by myself in and out of the house, on top of and off the car. But, once I figured it out it has been great. Very smooth, stable, easy board to ride. I would highly recommend for a beginner/recreational paddler. My brothers and I have also put our dogs (springer/lab/bernese mountain dog) on the board while paddling with success. Plenty of room for the pooches. Pros Stable, easy ride. Cons Large, perhaps not for a 'seasoned rider' looking to go fast or be challenged. Usage Exercise, recreational touring, leisurely cruising in rivers and lakes in Wisconsin.

My daughter recently…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 12/29/2014
My daughter recently purchased this board. I have had a chance to use it a few times in the river and inshore mangrove areas. It is very stable and easy to maneuver. I had myself convinced that I wanted an inflatable SUP but the ease of use and light weight makes sense to buy a board of this quality. We are so close to the water that transportation is not an issue. Pros Lightweight and stability. Great looking and seems like it is well constructed. Cons I thought it was great. No cons for an older guy like myself. Usage Rivers and inshore mangroves and barrier islands.

I bought this paddle board…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 7/19/2014
I bought this paddle board after doing a demo ride. I was able to ride about seven boards and found that this was the best suited for my needs. Found it on Amazon for $200 less than Paddleworks in Clinton, CT and they would not match the price. Amazon sent it and it arrived within three days in perfect condition. Pros Looks like a piece of art. Smooth stable ride in flat water and on the ocean. Cons heavy Usage Used for exercise and just touring along the shoreline in CT

Overall a great board,…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 4/5/2014
Overall a great board, especially for flat water and beginners. I've only been on 3 SUP boards but this one was by far the easiest for me which made it the funnest. I'm new to SUP and am 6ft tall 210 lbs so I liked the larger board for now. It seemed like a decently fast board as well. Pros Great fit for my size, seemed fast enough and was very stable. Cons Probably not the best board for an intermediate rider or a smaller rider. Usage Exercise/flat water fun