Close

Login

Close

Register

Close

Lost Password

Sup 14' Boards From BlueFin
Sup 14' Boards From BlueFin

Tambo 10.5 Paddle Board Review

In-depth Tambo 10.5 Paddleboard review

Our Rating

Tambo 10.5 Sup Review

Today we are going to be taking a look at the Tambo 10.5” Core. This is a versatile recreational stand up paddle board that can handle flat water and small waves. Let’s get started with the specs of this board. This Review is independent! I have no attachment to Tambo SUP. This review is based on my personal experience on the board. 

After paddling a variety of boards I had accepted that you could have a board that likes to turn and play but lacks directional drive or get one that goes in a straight line down any rapid with speed but is sluggish and not all that fun on the eddy lines. It didn’t really seem like there was much of a middle-ground for catering for all of these features. Then one weekend, Louise Royal from the Tambo UK team let me have a go on her 10’5” Core board, I had found the middle-ground! 
 
Tamboo Core 10'5" Wow Paddle Board Review

What is the Tamboo Core 10'5" Paddleboard?

The Tamboo Core 10’5″ Paddleboard is a brand new whitewater paddleboard. A brand new design and material, that is stiffer and much lighter than ever before. It is also the first board of its kind to be made in the Czech Republic! This board is a part of the new Tambo WOW paddleboards line!

It is a great choice for those looking to explore rivers, lakes, or any other water body but also want a versatile SUP suitable for both beginners and waves and white water for advanced riders. The Tamboo paddleboard starts at CZK 23,900 ($1,059 USD). 

The Pros and Cons

  • The board is so light! Running a rapid, picking up your board and running back up to the top to do the section again has never been easier.
  • Quick Inflation time.
  • Due to its “middle ground” length it is able to turn on demand as well as maintaining its line whilst putting the power down on rapids.
  • In my experience, beginners have found this board to be a good starting board, despite its narrow and responsive design. I put this down to the board's ability to hold a straight line whilst being able to turn with ease.
  • At 4.8” thick this board is super easy to climb back onto after falling off.
  • Generous bungee cord space for storing equipment.
  • Diamond grove EVA pad with extra grip details to maximum connection.
  • Thruster fin set up consisting of 3 moulded fins. This means less chance of breaking the fins (this style can be a disadvantage, will discuss further down).
  • Super responsive.
  • No grab handle at the front, difficult to pull the board forward if you are in-front of it (I just grab the bungee).
  • Deflating and folding the board away was slow, the board felt stiff and hard to fold into the position I wanted. This may be due to there new stiffer material used to make the board more rigid when inflated, if this is the case then I think its a price it's worth paying as it was more of an inconvenience.
  • No grab handle at the front, difficult to pull the board forward if you are in-front of it (I just grab the bungee).
Tamboo Paddle Board Review
Tom Westaway taking the Tamboo paddle board down some white water waves!

Tamboo 10.5 Paddle Board Specs & Features

Measurements

The Tamboo 10.5 Paddle Board is an all-around board for riders of all sizes and abilities, making it the ideal choice for families. It’s easy to transport, easy to store ( Tips on how to store an inflatable paddle board ), and best of all – easy to ride! The layered construction makes this model durable and lightweight. Just like your other Tamboo boards!

Here are some more details:

  • Length: 10.5′
  • Width: 32”
  • Thickness: 4.8”
  • Weight: 7.8 kg ( 17 lbs )
  • Recommended inflation: 15-18 psi
  • Rider Weight: 40 – 110 kg ( 88 – 242 lbs )

What's Included with the Tamboo Paddleboard?

When you purchase the tamboo 10.5 core paddleboard, you’ll receive the following:

  • tamboo 10.5 core paddleboard
  • double-action pump
  • carrying backpack with wheels
  • repair kit

Warranty of the Tamboo Core 10'5" Wow Paddle Board

The warranty for the Tamboo Core 10’5″ paddleboard is 2 years! This warranty covers any manufacturing defect in your board. For instance, if there’s a problem with the way it was made, they’ll fix it. It’s pretty simple, and it gives you peace of mind!

My Final Thoughts on the Tamboo 10.5 Core Paddleboard

I’ve been a big fan of the White Water SUPs from Tamboo, and I think they’ve really out done themselves with the 10.5 Core. The board can be purchased by checking out their Paddleboard shop here!

All in all, this is now my White Water SUP of choice. I love the versatility of the board, being able to switch my line half way down a section, cross over eddylines with speed, feel connected to the board and keep me on my toes with its responsive style.

I’d recommend this board to anyone looking for a quality White Water SUP that can handle most conditions. Check out our other blog content and paddleboard reviews like our in-depth look at the bluefin cruise paddle board review blog.

Guest Author – Tom Westaway

Hey folks! I’m Tom Westaway, and I am an avid whitewater paddle boarder. I live in the beautiful city of Exeter, Devon. Feel free to contact me at tomwestaway37@gmail.com

5
Our Summary
All in all, this is now my White Water SUP of choice. I love the versatility of the board, being able to switch my line halfway down a section, cross over eddylines with speed, feel connected to the board and keep me on my toes with its responsive style.
I am a Paddle Board enthusiast that fell in love with paddleboards when I rented one in the Dominican Republic! Since then my biggest accomplishment was a 6 day through paddle of a 70 mile river!

Share This Post

Like This Post

1

Related Posts

0
0

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    Thanks for submitting your rating!
    Please give a rating.

    Thanks for submitting your comment!

    Table Of Contents

    Review Written By:

    I am a Paddle Board enthusiast that fell in love with paddleboards when I rented one in the Dominican Republic! Since then my biggest accomplishment was a 6 day through paddle of a 70 mile river!