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Surftech High Seas

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Overview:

Paddle Board Highlights

Who is it for?

If you’re looking for an inflatable paddle board that is great for paddlers of all skill levels and ages you’ll definitely want to take a look at the Surftech High Seas. This board is pretty affordable, priced at just $999 and has some nice graphics to go along with it. It’s got dual-layer drop stitch construction making it something that should be quite durable. At 25lbs the High Seas is at an average weight and isn’t difficult to carry, especially with the extra handles on the nose and tail of the board. This board is perfect for cruising around the shoreline and is a great option for a family board that everyone can use and enjoy.

First Impressions

The Surftech High Seas is a very user-friendly board. It’s one board that can work for the entire family and easy to put aside and store. It has a gorgeous design, is very well-built and is surprisingly stiff at a low PSI. We pumped it up to about 9 PSI (recommended is 15 PSI) and it still felt really rigid. The matching paddle that is complementary to this board retails at $199, which is a very low price point for a carbon paddle and for a 2-piece paddle it felt very stiff, which is great. If you want something that’s hitting the sweet spot between the low price point range and the very high-end boards as an entry-level board, this is a great value. And, as an added perk, the bag that the board comes with has been upgraded to have ruggidized wheels on the bottom making transportation all the easier.

Benefits

  • Primary Use

    All-Around

    Paddle Boards fall into two broad categories, All-Around and Specialty boards, with all-around designed primarily for recreation while speciality boards for top performance in specific disciplines

  • Durability

    Above Average

    Durability is largely a result of the board construction and shape, with more durable boards typically carrying more materials (added layers, PVC, etc) and as such adding to the weight.

  • Carrying

    Easy

    Carrying ease is determined by board weight and handle type, where a board weighing under 20lbs with a Liftsup handle is extremely easy to carry while a 35+lbs board quite difficult.

  • Stability

    Very Stable

    Stability is a product of construction and shape, where boards w/ 30”+ wide and 200+ liters in volume offer plenty of stability for your AVG adult while a board under 26” wide is a challenge.

  • Glide

    Average

    Glide is a result of board shape and construction, w/ boards weighing under 30lbs and designed for racing offering best glide while recreational boards normally being on the slow side.

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  • Surftech High Seas Paddle Board Review 2020
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  • Surftech High Seas Paddle Board Review 2020
  • Surftech High Seas Paddle Board Review 2020
  • Surftech High Seas Paddle Board Review 2020
  • Surftech High Seas Paddle Board Review 2020
  • Surftech High Seas Paddle Board Review 2020
  • Surftech High Seas Paddle Board Review 2020
  • Surftech High Seas Paddle Board Review 2020
  • Surftech High Seas Paddle Board Review 2020
  • Surftech High Seas Paddle Board Review 2020
  • Surftech High Seas Paddle Board Review 2020
  • Surftech High Seas Paddle Board Review 2020
  • Surftech High Seas Paddle Board Review 2020

 

Learn more on the Surftech website.

Features

  • Dimensions

    11' x 32" x 6"

    Industry standard in board dimensions reads: L (length, from nose to tail) x W (width, from rail to rail at midpoint length), and H (height, from top to bottom of board at midpoint length).

  • Weight

    25.11 lbs

    Standup paddle boards tend to fall into 4 different weight classes: extremely lightweight (under 20 lbs), lightweight (20-28 lbs), average weight (28-35 lbs), heavy (above 35 lbs).

  • Volume

    322 L

    Volume is a key metric to determine how much weight a board can carry. Boards w/ 200+ liters offer most floatation with boards under 150 liters typically for high-performance surf.

  • Capacity

    unknown

    Capacity is the max cargo weight a stand up paddle board can carry, considering not only the paddler’s weight but whatever else the paddler may choose to carry alongside him/her.

  • Add On's

    Bungee Nose, D Ring, Handle on nose and tail of the board

    Add-on’s include bungee cords, a minimalist way to haul things; Connexsup, which allows for all sorts of attachments, even fishing rods; and FCS II/Connect, for easy fin install.

  • Handle

    Strap

    Handles directly affect carrying ease, with external grip handles (Liftsup & EZgrab) offering most comfort, Internal Ergo Grip the mid-tier comfort, and box handles as least comfortable.

  • Holders

    No

    Fishing rod holders and/or paddle holders can make paddling that much more pleasant, esp. when needing holders for the rod or having a safe place for the paddle during yoga.

Sizes Available

LengthWidthThicknessVolume
11 Feet 0 Inches 32 Inches 6 Inches 322 L

 

Learn more on the Surftech website.

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