Reviews for Riviera 12'6" Voyager by Riviera Paddlesurf
Submitted by: Alaisa on 2015-03-28
Summary: This SUP just flies on the water! It makes navigation through calm waters extremelly pleasurable. It also can handle choppy waters with great stability. I paddle on Long Island, NY, and this SUP allows me to enjoy the beautiful coastal line while I get a full body workout. Watching bald eagles flying over the bay or lifting the paddle from the water to quietly watch schools of blue fish swiming near the surface are just two of the many awesome experiences I have had from my SUP! I also enjoy an awesome work out for my body. The workout I get from paddling has strengthened my whole body, starting from my feet. When I paddle, back pains and hip pain from a labrum tear simply disappear. It is both invigorating and relaxing, one of the best meditation experiences one can have! I believe it is almost impossible to fall off this board - this Riviera is the most stable SUP I ever used. I highly recommend this board, for your body and soul!
Pros: The Riviera Voyager simply glides through the water. It makes paddling seem effortless and its stability is paramount.
Cons: It is harder to manouver and make (left or right) turns. Also, it is a little bit heavy to be carried throught longer distances.
Usage: I use it for exercising and touring.
Submitted by: Grace on 2014-07-07
Summary: I' like that there is a lot of space for gear (and my dog). Coast was also a big factor-it's the cheapest cruiser at my hometown shop.
Pros: Cost was lower than the others, flat top good for yoga, gets good speed.
Cons: Appearance. I wish their were different designs and customization.
Usage: I exercise and tour on it.
Submitted by: Mateo on 2014-05-09
Summary: Great stable board that is primarily used for touring but can hold its own when used as a race board. Cuts through the chop with it's pointed nose and is comfortable throughout your entire ride.
Pros: I like that there is multiple tie downs on both nose and tail.
Cons: It felt that it was a little bulky and that I was high above the water instead of a lowered standing area. Still felt stable though.
Usage: Mostly touring, but enjoy an occasional local race.
Submitted by: J. Wood on 2014-04-28
Summary: I've had this board for a while now and I still love it. I've used it in the intercoastal, ocean, and rivers across the state. It's stable even with my eight year old child on with me. I'd buy one again.
Pros: It's very stable in any water condition and floats well with weight. The board is quiet and easy to use fishing.
Cons: If I had to have any negative about this board I would have to say it's the weight. But that's what you get for the stability and the 12'6" length.
Usage: Touring, fishing, sleeping, relaxation
Submitted by: TS on 2014-04-13
Summary: Perfect touring type board for all levels. Paddles and glides great. Great float volume so can handle all rider builds. Stable and tracks straight. Cuts right through chop.
Pros: stability , glide , float volume , tracking
Cons: stock fin, deck pad loose by hand hole
Usage: exercise 5 mile course in harbor