Tuga SUP La Turista 11’6″ SUP Review
The shape of the La Turista 11’6″ is the innovative offspring of a flatwater board combined with a racing board. The result is a displacement hull board with a touch more of width and a double concave bottom to increase its stability. The tail of the board has a unique shape that transfers the double concave hull into a single concave – this design improves glide and reduces drag as the displaced water is funneled out at the tail of the boat. The narrow nose section cuts through the water while its rails and hull design give it incredible user-friendliness!
This board caters to the more experienced paddler or aspiring beginner as its speedy yet stable design invites you to take those longer, more daring paddles. Doing so will push your envelope every time you paddle encouraging skill development and efficient technique!
The La Turista 11’6″ offers the best glide we’ve seen in a long time, even though it is the shorter board in series. And the board itself looks just as good as it paddles. A beautiful board with an unparalleled paddling experience!
The shorter length of the La Turista 11’6″ makes it a more maneuverable board than the longer La Turista 12’6″ – it’s the perfect board to be comfortably used for touring. However, there is a very slight sacrifice to maneuverability and playfulness due to the increased waterline.
The La Turista 12’6″ is manufactured using an EPS foam core that includes a centre balsa wood stringer for rigidity. The core is wrapped with fiberglass and reinforced with a bamboo veneer to improve strength. Tuga SUP’s own TugaTech resin is saturated between each layer of fiberglass/bamboo with board being finished with a marine grade pain and graphic tape.
- Single Extra Long Fin to reduce the drag and aid stability
- Paddle Bungee – an industry first!
- Nose and Tail Cargo Bungees for gear storage
- FCS GoPro Mount at the nose
- Vent Plug for depressurizing when not in use
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