| Submitted by: Doug on 2014-08-05
Summary: Good for surfing and bay cruising -
Pros: quick maneuvers. stable
Cons: Fin box ripped out after 2 sessions of surfing. I've had a Hobie for 7 years and its bomb proof. Two days in the ocean on a Riviera and the fin box was cracked all around. Whats worse is the dealer and manufacturer wont honor the 3 month warranty. These boards are NOT durable, and the wont stand by them!
Usage: Bay cruiser -
Submitted by: Candy on 2014-06-27
Summary: Love my board! I surf it, race it, and pretty much use it for any type of water. Plus it's stable enough that everyone can play on it and get bitten the SUP bug! :)
Pros: Love the length and width, and the way it surfs
Cons: It's very heavy
Usage: All of the above, racing, surfing, touring, playing around on the river and ocean.
Submitted by: Ellen on 2014-06-26
Summary: This is my first SUP. I chose the Riviera after trying out several different boards by several different manufacturers. Being in my 40's and not in the greatest shape, I found it easy to use, carry and throw on top of my large SUV.
Pros: weight, stability, price.
Submitted by: B M L on 2014-06-13
Summary: I just started boarding, and from my knowledge this is a solid beginner board. It has a soft pad, and is overall very stable. Good for flatwater and surfing.
Pros: Stable board, the pad goes all the way to the back which helps the pivoting while surfing.
Usage: Surfing, exercising, and touring.
Submitted by: scott on 2013-09-01
Summary: Great board!! My favorite of the two I have.
Pros: Perfect for beginner and above.
Usage: Exercise and surf
Submitted by: WM_RoadRunner on 2012-10-26
Summary: Not a beginner board, but easy to learn. Not a lot of extra features like cut outs for tie down systems, coolers, etc, but 3/4 padded. Comfortable on feet and for doing yoga.
Pros: 3/4 pad included. 3 fins, not one. Not a fast board, but maneuvers easily. Priced well.
Cons: No cut outs for tie downs for a dry pack or cooler.
Usage: Leisure weekend excursions.
Submitted by: rpr on 2012-07-08
Summary: Good surf.paddle board and works well for a bigger guy. Supports my 230# size well. Not too many waves caught due to lack of ability to get out to where there arecreal waves but the few I have.caught were fun.
Pros: Very stable. Nice look and finish. Durable.
Cons: Tracking is poor but what do you expect on a 10'6" meant for surfing.
Usage: Exercise, surf.