Yes, THURSO SURF expanded their reach this past year and their iSUPs are now available in the U.S., UK, Canada, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, and Japan. Just click here to be redirected to the online store nearest you.
Pumping up one of THURSO SURF’s inflatable paddle boards is a very straightforward process. After attaching the inflation hose to the pump and removing the valve cover at the tail of the board, just secure the hose to the valve, flip the pump’s setting selector to double action, and begin pumping. Once things get difficult, flip the switch to single action mode and continue inflating the board until the pressure gauge reads 15 PSI.
To deflate your THURSO paddle board, unscrew the plastic cap that covers the valve, push down on the valve stem until you hear a loud gush of air, and then give it a 1/4 turn to the left. This will lock the stem into the open position, allowing air to escape from the board. Once most of the air has been released from your THURSO SUP, fold the board from the nose to push out any remaining air and then turn the valve stem a 1/4 turn to the right to close it. Next, screw the plastic valve cover back on and then fold the board up from the tail to the nose. To begin, fold the tail over itself so the fin boxes are facing up. Next, fold the section with the center fin over top of the section with the smaller side fins and then fold everything up together. Once the board is rolled up, you can wrap the nylon webbed compression strap around it to keep things tight.
There are a variety of options that will work just fine but we recommend Clifton Urethane Adhesive.
THURSO inflatable SUPs weigh between 19 and 33 pounds, depending on the model.
All of THURSO’s boards are designed in Toronto, Canada and manufactured in China.
The answer to this question will depend entirely on how well you care for your board. If you avoid leaving the board out in direct sunlight for many hours, rinse it off with fresh water after each use, and ensure that it’s completely dry before storing it away, your THURSO SUP should last for many years. Also, keep in mind that every THURSO board is backed by the company’s 2-year warranty which covers you in the event of a manufacturing defect.