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Whether you're catching surf at the beach or playing in your favorite river the Big Sur is the perfect board. Deflate to transport then inflate at the water's edge.
  • The Big Sur's heavy duty urethane inner bladder and high volume fill valve give you unparalleled tautness.
  • The top is covered with neoprene for a soft comfortable surface.
  • Two raised size fins on the top give you amazing control and help keep you on the top of the board.
  • Super-slick, abrasion resistant urethane material protects the bottom of the board.
  • Two sturdy rubberized handles give you a great grip.
  • The mesh tail end ensures water drainage and the zippered opening makes it easy to access the bladder.

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  • Materials:  
  • Urethane inner bladder
  • Neoprene top
  • Nylon sides
  • Dimensions: 27.5"W x 50"L x 7"H
  • Weight: 5.8 lbs
  • Inflation: 2.5 psi
  • Valve: Leafield C7
  • Two rubberized handles
  • 160 lbs flotation (Flotation estimate is not certified or UL approved)

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  • NRS Big Sur River Board - Closeout

    Q:

    How much weight does the big sur support? I'm 250 pounds
    Asked on 7/28/2013 by Jordan

    7 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The answer to "how much weight does it support?" is kind of a relative
      answer. In a nutshell, if it helps you get a good idea, I'm about 240 and
      it performs just as effectively for me as it does for my girlfriend who (I
      would guess) weighs somewhere around 130. You have to consider what a
      river board is designed to be used for; how it is designed to be used.
      This is NOT designed to hold your body above water in the same way that an
      inner tube or a raft would. This is designed to be used as an aid to the
      swimmer who swims behind it, similar to the way a kick-board is used in a
      pool. Whatever you weigh on the scale is irrelevant in the water, for the
      most part, because in the water you should be concerned more about
      buoyancy. Regardless of how much you weigh, a human body can range
      anywhere from 5lbs positive buoyancy to 15lbs negative buoyancy. The
      question you should really be concerned about is how much ADDED buoyancy
      does the "big SUR" provide. The answer (very rough estimate) is around
      100lbs of additional buoyancy, which is more than enough lift to keep
      anyone afloat.
      hope this answer helps! have fun

      Answered on 7/30/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I'm around 235-240 and it supports me just fine. Hope this helps

      Answered on 7/29/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I'm the same weight, and it holds me perfectly.

      Answered on 7/29/2013 by Jason from Eagle, Colorado
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Hi Jordan,
      Wish I could be more help. I only used it once and I am 150 pounds. It was a blast! The next time on the river, I am lending it to my brother who is 6'4" and about 270 pounds. I will post a review after that. I am thinking it will be fine since it seemed very sturdy and able to support weight.

      Answered on 7/29/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I'm 260 and it dose just fine

      Answered on 7/28/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I would think 250-300 lbs as its only your chest that is supported by the board and the board itself is really firm when inflated properly. I'm 150 and my husband is 200 and it supports us equally in class 2 white water. FYI it doesn't come with the pump or adapter so we had to go to a place that sells inflatable zbec river boats to get one.
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 7/28/2013 by red heads have more fun from sherwood park, ab canada
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Look at the specs

      Answered on 7/28/2013 by Anonymous
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    Q:

    Can one just by the inner bladder for replacement?
    Asked on 7/18/2013 by Erin from Idaho

    2 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Im not sure if you can, I know mine came with a repair kit though. Hope this helps

      Answered on 7/20/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Yes, Erin, you can. It's Item # 86112.01.100. Cost is $55.00.

      Answered on 7/19/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Big Sur River Board - Closeout

    Q:

    What is the warrenty for this board? Is it durable enough to last multiple seasons in class 3-4 water or should I just invest in a solid board?
    Asked on 5/19/2013 by Jules

    4 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      When I received the boards and looked at them I immediately sent them back. I was not impressed with the quality of them. I did not feel comfortable with the quality of them. I will be buying the hard boards this spring.
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 5/20/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Unfortunately, it only lasted me a few uses until the glue holding some
      seams inside came unglued. I had to throw it away. Also, it is about as
      manueverable as an 18 foot oar rig. :( not stiff either.

      Answered on 5/20/2013 by DirtyDevil from Utah
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Jules, I do not know what the warranty is of this board. I do know mine
      appears durable from the materials to the construction. I've only had it
      one season used it well and it shows no wear. I would think that it will
      last several seasons similar to inflatable kayaks in the materials and
      construction and I've had an AIR for 15 years.... or more. I'd be surprise
      if it does not last your expected multiple seasons. And it works well,
      becomes very stiff/firm.

      Answered on 5/20/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Hi Jules - Keep in mind that this is an inflatable device. The cover
      seems relatively durable but if you make a habit of running over exposed
      rocks, tree limbs and gravel, expect it to wear down faster than if you
      avoid contact with same. As far as being able to withstand standing
      waves, ripples and other WATERY obstacles? No problem. The fact that
      it is inflatable will allow it to flex and rebound off anything you put
      it through. I've used mine in the ocean in fairly rough surf and it has
      performed admirably.

      Answered on 5/19/2013 by Anonymous
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    Q:

    Will a pump used to inflate a tube (one pulled behind a motor boat) be able to inflate this river board
    Asked on 4/11/2013 by Kyle from Charlotte, NC

    2 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes I have used one that plugs into the dash board of my truck to inflate

      Answered on 4/11/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Kyle, you want to put about 2.5 psi air pressure in the board for good performance. Not knowing what kind of pump you have, I can't say how it will work for the Big Sur. An economical hand pump that will work very well is the Wonder Pump 6, Item # 1701.

      Answered on 4/11/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Big Sur River Board - Closeout

    Q:

    What other gear do i need other than a pump and fins.
    Asked on 4/7/2013 by Kyle from Charllotte, NC

    8 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Depends on the water temperature if you need a wet suit, other than that nothing.

      Answered on 4/8/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Kyle, you'll certainly want a helmet. Our elbow pads are also a good safety accessory. And, since you're always immersed in the water, you'll want to dress for the water temperature. If you're boating in cold water, neoprene garments can offer some impact protection. Boat Safe!

      Answered on 4/7/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Fin socks or booties that will allow protection from fin rash. wetsuit? helmet? gloves?
      It depends on water temperature and terrain... I.E. rocks, boulders, logs?

      Answered on 4/7/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      A wet suit would be essential, other than that I would suggest a paddle
      leash or rope to keep you and the river board together in the event of a
      spill or walking about in the river.

      Answered on 4/7/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      You're on the water with that. I also got, in order of priority, helmet,
      knee pads, elbow pads, webbed gloves. You're going to have a great season!

      Answered on 4/7/2013 by Jason from Eagle, Colorado
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I would consider a helmet and pfd for river play.
      Other than that, nothing.
      The board comes with a really nice bag.

      Answered on 4/7/2013 by tom ozark video from Arkansas
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      You need a wetsuit, helmet, neoprene swimmer gloves. In my opinion the
      fins can be replaced by a sturdy pair of neoprene booties when you not
      running bigwater. Infact, my experiance was that the fins were dangerous
      and came off easily on small rocky rivers. On those rivers you might also
      consider padded contact sporting gear to wear as well, especially to
      protect the knees, outside of the thighs and shins, and fore-arms. This
      board is not very maneaverable or stiff. I only used it for only a few
      times before the glue holding the internal bladder's shape came undone
      renduring it useless. In my opinion, this is the worst product NRS ever
      created. Get a plastic riverboard.

      Answered on 4/8/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Depends on the river, That's all you "need." We put leashes on our boards
      and fins. We've got wetsuits for rivers, even if they aren't cold, your
      knees will hit rocks in shallow rapids. We also wear helments in rivers,
      but not in the ocean. And a good paddling pfd is always a must.

      Answered on 4/8/2013 by The Freshman from Portland, OR
  • NRS Big Sur River Board - Closeout

    Q:

    dealers in germany ???

    greetings catsurfer
    Asked on 1/21/2013 by catsurfer from germany near kassel

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      I have forwarded your inquiry to our International Team. They will contact you soon.

      Answered on 1/21/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Big Sur River Board - Closeout

    Q:

    Does the pump come with the board?
    If not, how much and where can I get it?
    Asked on 1/7/2013 by wade from newport news, va

    1 answer

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    Q:

    How big is the NRS Big Sur River Board when it is deflated?

    Is there a carrying bag that will fit the NRS Big Sur River Board when it is deflated?

    Thank You

    Paol Kinslow
    Asked on 8/28/2012 by Long time river rat from Scottsdale

    4 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Its about 2 ft x 3ft and it comes with the bag. If you deflate using the pump you can easily fit your flippers and pump not to mention your shin guards and neoprene suit. Small enough to fit in the cockpit of a kayak if struggling for space. Its a great investment and ultra durable. Fyi does not come with the pump but most inflatable specialty stores can get or make you one. Make sure you get the c7 valve.
      Sent from my HTC

      Answered on 8/28/2012 by red heads have more fun from sherwood park, ab canada
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The carrying bag is about 22" long and 18" deep and 4" wide and it fits in easily when deflated. Mike

      Answered on 8/28/2012 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Packaged here on the shelf the deflated board measures 13" x 21" x 4". The carry bag that comes with it is very generously sized so it'll accommodate a less tightly folded board. There's also a big outer zippered pocket, a hand carry handle and a shoulder carry strap.

      Answered on 8/29/2012 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Sorry to be so long answering...
      Mine came with a bag
      Board is about 21"X12" rolled up...depends on how dedicated you are to getting it tightly rolled up.
      I'm not that dedicated.
      Hope this helps!

      Answered on 9/8/2012 by Anonymous
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  • Reliable (6)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Compact (4)

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    4.0

    Good, affordable intro board

    By telemon

    from nw montana

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Affordable
    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about NRS Big Sur River Board - Closeout:

        Bought this for my teenage son for river wave surfing and general goofing around

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        Great for beginners!

        By Chalo_CRC

        from San José, Costa Rica

        About Me Beginner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Cleans Easily
        • Dries Easily
        • Good Waterproofing
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Day Trips
          • Rivers

          Comments about NRS Big Sur River Board - Closeout:

          My video say more than a words...

          Service and delivery comments:

          Fast shipping

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Enjoy these enough to own six

          By MSHMovie

          from New City, NY

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Quick To Learn
          • Reliable
          • Suited To Low High Flow

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Personal Watercraft
            • Whitewater On Hot Days
            • Youth

            Comments about NRS Big Sur River Board - Closeout:

            We mostly use these on The Esopus Creek for both dam release weekends as well as lower flow days; they're versatile and a nice alternative to kayaks.

            With fins (I prefer Churchill or the rubber ones NRS sells), you can navigate with ease and surf waves too.

            The ROI on the price of entry is well worth it.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            This river board helps me run the stouts

            By Stout Runner USA

            from Bryson City, NC

            About Me Professional

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use
            • Reliable
            • Waterproof

            Cons

            • Bulky

            Best Uses

            • Personal Watercraft
            • Youth

            Comments about NRS Big Sur River Board - Closeout:

            I like this board because I can run big stuff like class 3-4 and not be scared. I am 13 years old and I love this river board. This was the first river board I got. Out of the 4 river boards I have use this one the most.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            NRS Big Sur

            By paddler

            from Minnesota

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Plenty Of Flotation
            • Reliable
            • Stable

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

              Comments about NRS Big Sur River Board - Closeout:

              First time using this product. Did what it was supposed to do in class I-II water.

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