Tuga SUP Yellow Tail 11’6″ SUP Review
The Yellow Tail 11’6″ is the ideal planing-style board for flat-water paddling, and is the bigger brother to the smaller Yellow Tail 10’6″. If we had to pick one word to describe the board it would have to be versatile as it accommodates every member of the family. Not only does it suit a variety of paddler sizes & weights, but it is also great for first time riders as well as experienced paddlers.
The Yellow Tail 11’6″ is a stable, easy to maneuver paddleboard perfect for those new to the sport. Likewise, the design of the board is optimized to provide better glide for the more advanced paddler – the three Futures Fins setup also offers that extra grip needed for those who want to play on the waves.
As the longer board in the series, the Yellow Tail 11’6″ has a slightly higher degree of tracking (ability to go straight) with very little sacrifice in respect to playfulness and maneuverability. Furthermore, the added length also gives you the heavier weight capacity of 300 lbs compared to the smaller sibling board. This means virtually anyone can paddle this board, no matter how big or small, or you can even bring a friend out with you!
Simply put, the Yellow Tail 11’6″ is a great all-around board with maximized stability, user-friendliness, and surprising efficiency for a planing-style SUP – it’s hard to wipe the smile off your face after paddling one!
An EPS foam complete with centre, balsa stringer is used as the core of the board which is then wrapped in fiberglass with an added layer of bamboo. Between each layer, TugaTech resin is applied for stiffness and unwavering bondage.
The board is then completed with a matte finish and a nature bamboo deck for beautiful aesthetics and the industry’s best strength / weight ratio. Incorporating bamboo into the build is a natural way to reinforce the deck while making the board more eco-friendly as a synthetic layer of fibreglass is replaced with a natural component.
- Single Centre Fin + Two Thruster Fins for improved stability and ‘grip’
- Paddle Bungee – an industry first!
- Nose Bungees for gear storage
- FCS GoPro Mount at the nose to capture your paddling adventures
- Ergonomic Centre Handhold for easy carrying
- Vent Plug for depressurizing when not in use
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