Surftech 11'6" Balboa Reviews
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Great entry board for...
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.
very versatile and stabile, good all around family board
a little slow going up wind in chop
I purchase one for my wife...
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
Touring and exercise
Good board. Sturdy and...
Good board. Sturdy and quick on flat water. So so on waves. Great consruction and feel
Too big for cartop
Great company, good board...
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.
Surftech is a great make
I purchased this board for...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
Stable, easy ride.
Large, perhaps not for a 'seasoned rider' looking to go fast or be challenged.
Exercise, recreational touring, leisurely cruising in rivers and lakes in Wisconsin.
My daughter recently...
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.
Lightweight and stability. Great looking and seems like it is well constructed.
I thought it was great. No cons for an older guy like myself.
Rivers and inshore mangroves and barrier islands.
I bought this paddle board...
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.
Looks like a piece of art. Smooth stable ride in flat water and on the ocean.
Used for exercise and just touring along the shoreline in CT
Overall a great board,...
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.
Great fit for my size, seemed fast enough and was very stable.
Probably not the best board for an intermediate rider or a smaller rider.
Exercise/flat water fun