Decided on this board...
Decided on this board after doing some research. I am 265lbs and did not want to have to lug around a 11'6" board and spend $1500.
For $600 cdn, the bundle is a good purchase. Gets us into the game and for all I know, may be enough going forward although the tendency seems to be "get better". For the few problems I read, not an issue, Costco good company, will take the unit back no questions asked. Board is nice looking to boot.
You have to pump it up but, its inflatable, get over it...
Used for recreation only on a reasonably calm lake.
A good sturdy board that...
A good sturdy board that turns well in water. Feels solidly made and will hold 15 psi but realistically you only need 12/13 psi. I am 88 kg and this board holds me up very well indeed. I have used others in the past and am very happy with this one. Would recommend.
Solid yet light. Good quality build. Good value.
Bought this at Costco for...
Bought this at Costco for the price and how it looked. New to paddle boarding. It was easy to unbox, inflate and get the hang of.
Lightweight. Can let some air out and fit it in the back of my vehicle. Price. Very easy to get the hang of.
No cons other than being an inflatable, it takes a little work when you arrive at your destination
I just use it for recreational use with my teenagers on flat water
This board is great. Very...
This board is great. Very buoyant and supportive for my husband and I (both beginners). We've taken it in the ocean the most, at Rockaway beach. It's eager to ride waves. We've also taken it out in lakes and bays. Easy to maneuver and learn on. What's more, it's so buoyant, my husband and I can both ride it, my husband and dog can both ride it, and once, all three of us sat on it like a kayak in a lake. Got funny looks from kayakers, but it was worth it!
Very buoyant. Very easy to transport because it deflates.
I wish I had two?
Ocean, bay, lake, with partner or alone
Everything you'd expect...
Everything you'd expect from a starter package. This board will get you on the water. I see some complaints about durability, weight, and speed. If these are important factors for you, you probably aren't shopping at Costco (or shouldn't be). This is an excellent all around board for recreational users.
It's a complete starter package.
Convenience of an inflatable board.
Accessories leave a little to be desired but, in general, they're enough to get you out and committed to paddling.
Picked up a second...
Picked up a second inflatable SUP to take on our annual Cuban vacation. It came with an aluminum paddle, pump, leash, and carrying bag. Tried the pump which I found slow to pressure up compared to the Starboard pump that was with my other inflatable. The paddle that came with the board was a little heavy but worked well . The board tracked well on flat water and handled the 2-3 ' waves well with a 200Ibs me on it. I compared the construction of this board with my Starboard Astro and could'nt see a difference in the quality . It was well used by our group over 5 days and it did'nt let us down. Good value for the price and is a good board for beginners.
Good pricing from Costco,
Stable and solid board
Tracks and handles waves well,
Handle and tie downs are well placed.
Good beginner board
Upgrade the air pump
Upgrade the paddle
Used it for exercise and touring