Thurso Surf sprang from two friends reconnecting over paddleboarding. We’d both gone our separate ways after middle school but when we met again 15 years later, my childhood friend Yu, who’d been working for a major SUP manufacturer, introduced me to his new favorite sport. Paddleboarding is easy to pick up and a ton of fun. Learning a new sport sparked that sense of play I remembered from running around together as kids. Just like that, we were hooked!
As we learned and progressed, we quickly began to outgrow our gear. We thought up modifications that we could make to our boards and paddles to improve their performance, stability, glide, comfort, and overall experience. We learned what we needed and what we didn’t. When we went searching for alternatives on the market, we discovered that the gear and accessories we were looking for didn’t exist… yet. Instead of taking “no” for an answer and just living with the gear we had, we started tinkering. Once designs and ideas were flying back and forth there was no turning back.
Thurso Surf is here to jolt you out of your daily routine and help you get in touch with nature and a sense of play on the water. We’re constantly chasing the highest quality gear and tech at an affordable price so that everyone can experience the thrill of paddling. We want you to have everything you need to hit the water from day one, including thoughtful upgrades like a carbon-shaft paddle, roller backpack, and dual-chamber pump. To assemble the best SUP packages at the best price, we aren’t afraid to put our lab coats on. Our materials, shapes and designs are refined by a high-tech, experiment-driven approach that incorporates cutting-edge engineering procedures and modern technologies. That’s why you can trust us to always stand behind our products 100%.
Our team is made up of a group of young people who aren’t afraid to push boundaries and explore beyond – beyond the places we’ve been, beyond typical materials, design, and engineering techniques as we develop new gear, and beyond our personal limits. We can’t wait to paddle out together!
Shenglong You | Co-founder