Surftech started making paddle boards more than 25 years ago in the coastal town of Santa Cruz, California, quickly becoming a world-renowned brand in the industry. They manufacture surf boards and every surf-related accessory that any rider could possibly need. Ask any experienced standup paddleboarding enthusiast about Surftech and they’ll tell you about the high-quality and cleverly designed paddle boards they are known to manufacture.
Surftech has been known to employ some pretty interesting technologies when building their paddle boards. Their AST technology, for instance, focuses on structural reinforcement by pushing multiple layers of fiberglass, unidirectional glass, and wood close together. They also build boards with Blacktips which are specifically designed to provide a soft, safe surface for beginners.
Surftech Paddle Boards Reviews
Surftech Universal Sup Paddle Surfboard
Type: Surfing / All Around Paddle Board
Size: 9’6 x 31 x 4.64
Weight: 25 lbs
Weight Limit: 200 lbs
Designed to accommodate larger riders who might have difficulties maintaining balance, the Universal Sup Paddle Surfboard from Surftech is perfect for beginners as well. It utilizes an ASA construction featuring Surftech’s water tight Fused Cell EPS Core technology. This makes it not only more durable than other boards in its class, but also more stable and easy to maneuver. Also, its full-length EVA deck pad makes it easier to control when faced with powerful waves.
Know that Surftech Universal Sup Paddle Surfboard comes equipped with a center handle that makes it easy to carry around. In addition to its responsive and easily maneuverable design, this particular board also features an integrated Softop EVA deck for wax-free traction when paddling in a kneeling or standing position.
As for its use, the Universal board can be used without any restrictions, either for surfing, touring, or as an all around paddle board.
Surftech 1106 Balboa Paddle Board
Type: Surfing / All Around Paddle Board
Size: 11’6 x 33.5 x 5
Weight: 29 lbs
Weight Limit: 210 lbs
Surftech’s 1106 Balboa Paddle Board features an original design with added nose width to improve its overall stability when surfing or when riding it on flat water. It is constructed using composite materials and bamboo, which is a renewable and resilient natural material. This board has a squash tail that provides greater directional stability and a single fin that makes turning easy under any circumstances.
- Durable yet light AST construction makes it easy to maintain and carry around.
- Its soft EVA pad provides comfort during long paddle sessions while its sturdy build makes it virtually indestructible.
- The board’s leash plug on its tail allows you to secure it quickly during transport, or to secure it to a boat when taking it out into the open water.
Surftech Marisa Miller Stand Up Paddle Board
Type: Touring / Fitness / All Around Paddle Board
Size: 10 x 30 x 4.25
Weight: 24 lbs
Weight Limit: 180
Great for women due to their light weight, Marisa Miller Stand Up Paddle Boards from Surftech can also be used for fitness or yoga as well. It features a full deck pad, added volume in the rails for stability, and an overall light construction for easier transport and use.
It also benefits from an AST construction that makes it quite sturdy, despite it being designed to be used on flat water. This being said, the board has no structural limitations to prevent you from using it for touring should you wish to.
Perfect for touring or casual paddling, this board can also be used for Yoga or fitness if necessary. As a matter of fact, the board was designed by Randy French and supermodel Marisa Miller who is also a fitness enthusiast. She realized that standup paddling was a very good alternative to working out at the gym, which is why the board has such a sporty design to begin with.
It also has to be said that you are unlikely to find a more versatile paddle board in this price range, especially one built by such a reputable manufacturer.
Surftech paddle boards are built with Coretech and HDE technologies, Coretech being a popular style of combining fiberglass and wood reinforcements to increase the board’s lifespan, while HDE is a durable HD-Epoxy construction style that has the purpose of increasing the board’s stability.
Surftech boards are also known for boasting technologies like PowerFlex, pro-Elite, TekEFX, TLPC, Tuflite, and Ultraflex, technologies that make Surftech boards quite popular among experienced riders and newcomers to the sport at the same time.