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COVID-19 Specific Post For The ‘Atoll’ iSUP Blog — That I Co-Wrote With Atoll’s Own Wiley Wise.

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access the Atoll blog with this COVID-19 post.

Click to ENLARGE. The first 3 paras. You might relate. SMILE.


This is my 3rd or 4th post on this blog. As some of you know I became a very proud & satisfied Atoll iSUP owner and paddler last year.

I, as is often the case, LUCKED out in getting to know ‘Wiley Wise‘, the co-founder of Atoll. He invited me to write some posts along with him. It has been fun.

This post is worth reading.

iSUP paddle boarding is a sure way to beat the quarantine blues and stay/get FIT at the same time.

Think about it.

Fresh air. The gentle lap of the water. Tranquility. Serenity. You can’t beat it. Beats running.

Read it. I elaborate. No point going over all of it again. SMILE. Thanks.


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by Anura Guruge

Inspirational & Cute Holiday Greetings … With YouTube Video … From Atoll iSUP Boards.

by Anura Guruge




Great iSUP board. I am both an owner of an Atoll iSUP and a BIG FAN. Great bunch of folks. Salt of the Earth. Will do anything to help you out. SMILE.

Check them out. SMILE.

Merry Christmas.


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‘Atoll’ Publishes An Article By I, On Their Blog, On Using An Electric Pump To Inflate My iSUP.

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access my article, with pictures of me using the pump, on the ‘Atoll Board’ blog.


I am always game to write about products or things I like, I use with relish or I care about. This electric pump, for my 11′ Atoll iSUP definitely fell into that category. It made using the iSUP that much easier and faster. I can’t imagine inflating my iSUP without this pump. So, I wanted to make sure others heard about my v. positive experience and how I felt.

Luckily the (very friendly) Atoll team were more than happy to indulge I. So, here it is. Yes, there are pictures on this blog of me using the pump. But, now you can see them in a different setting. Enjoy. SMILE.


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by Anura Guruge

Showing Off My 2nd ‘Atoll’ Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Boards (iSUPs) Sweatshirt — This One With The SHARK.

by Anura Guruge


The ‘Atoll’ SHARK sweatshirt.


The ‘Atoll’ Buffalo sweatshirt.

Anura Guruge December 4 2019 Atoll iSup Sweatshirt


Click to access the ‘Atoll’ apparel page. Some GREAT buys. SMILE.


Click to access my post.


Living in a house with three females means that ANY of my clothes that will fit them stand a chance of getting STOLEN. No. No. Not borrowed. Stolen. That is what happened to this sweatshirt. It disappeared before I got to even wear it ONCE. But, she (and we will not mention names) didn’t really like the SHARK. She wanted something more subtle. So, I got her another and managed to get this one back. Took over a month.

But now I, luckily, have two ‘Atoll’ sweatshirts — the BUFFALO & the SHARK. I think I might be able to hold onto these. SMILE.


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by Anura Guruge

Proudly Wearing My New ‘Atoll’ Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Boards (iSUPs) Sweatshirt With The Iconic Buffalo Riding A Board.

by Anura Guruge


Anura Guruge December 4 2019 Atoll iSup Sweatshirt


Click to access the ‘Atoll’ apparel page. Some GREAT buys. SMILE.


Click to access my post.


Got this yesterday. I really wanted the ‘buffalo’ sweatshirt, so, as is the wont around here when it comes to I, it was an EARLY Christmas present. I like it.

I am a BIG fan of Atoll Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Boards (iSups). And when I love a product I am happy to endorse it and sing its praises — cf. Garmin. SMILE.

Check these out. Make great Christmas presents.


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‘Atoll’ 11′ Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Boards (iSUPs) On ‘Loch Lomond’.

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access the ‘Atoll’ Blog with the ‘Loch Lomond’ story.


Click to access my post.


No, no, NOT that ‘Loch Lomond’ — this one is high-up, in the Rockies in Colorado. No roads running around it. You have to hike up to it. And they did carrying their 11′  Atoll 11′ stand up paddle boards (iSUPs), the same type as I have.

Good, inspiring story. Have a look.

They, i.e., Atoll, also have some great deals for the holidays. Check them out.


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by Anura Guruge

I With My New ‘Atoll’ 11′ Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board (iSUP) — June 17, 2019 (2nd Ride).

by Anura Guruge


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11' Atoll iSUP Anura Guruge




The 2nd ride on the Atoll 11′ stand up paddle board (iSUP) that I got on Saturday. Couldn’t use it on Sunday (Father’s Day) because we were in Boston all day (plus it was not a nice day in terms of weather).

Again a bit too windy for my liking BUT I am getting the hang of it — quite literally. Only fell in once and I was on the board for 40 minutes paddling. Compared to my old Coleman Banshee the Atoll, 19 pounds when inflated, is feather-light. That is what I need to get used to. But, I will. Board feels great. Tracks well. I am pleased.


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Inflating My ‘Atoll’ 11′ Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board (iSUP) With A ‘Driftsun’ High-Pressure Pump & Setting It Up.

by Anura Guruge


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Driftsun high pressure pump with Atoll iSUP Anura Guruge



I got a Driftsun High Pressure, High Volume Dual Inflate/Deflate Stage Bravo Electric Pump to go with my Atoll 11′ stand up paddle board (iSUP). The Driftsun seemed identical to the one that Atoll markets from their Website — but as I already mentioned I was placing my order through Amazon to avail myself to the great zero-interest financing I get from Amazon.

I have used the Atoll twice so far, bot with great success and each time I inflated it with the Driftsun. The Driftsun does come with a Halkey-Roberts (HR) high pressure air valve adapter — and that is the fitting that Atoll expects. Works fine so far. The Driftsun only goes up to 14.5psi but Atoll and others have claimed that that is fine and plenty. I, however, did not go that far up since it was just going to be I with all of my 158 pounds. So, I stopped at 13.5psi. Seems OK.

Getting up to 13.5psi only takes about 5 minutes. Yes, it gets loud. Towards the end I end up holding down the valve just to be on the safe side.

So far, so good. I am pleased.

Atoll 11' stand up paddle board (iSUP) Anura Guruge


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by Anura Guruge

Kudos To ‘Atoll’ For The Very Fine (Double-Boxed) Packaging Of Their Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Boards.

by Anura Guruge


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I was very happy with how my 11′ Atoll Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board arrived in the mail today.

For a start it was DOUBLE-BOXED. Kudos. The outside box had a ding on it and I had vision of a punctured board. Nothing to worry about. The second box (the white one) was untouched. So, everything inside was pristine. I am so glad.

Very well packed. Everything in its place and easy to take out.

Everything as promised.

I was glad. Nothing worse that having to try and get missing parts.

So far, Atoll really has surpassed expectations. I hope to keep it that way.

Wish me luck.


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by Anura Guruge

My ‘Atoll’ 11′ Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board (iSUP) Surpassed Expectations.

by Anura Guruge


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A short YouTube video
(with a thumb in the middle).


My 11′ Atoll Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board arrived today.

It was beautifully packaged. Work of art.

It has surpassed my expectations. Very well made. You can feel the quality.

Using a ‘Driftsun High Pressure, High Volume Dual Inflate/Deflate‘ pump I pumped it up to 13psi. It was plenty rigid then. Next time I will go higher.

It was stable. As you can see from the video it was WINDY and this was my first time up on a board in probably 3-years (and I had knee surgery 3-months ago). I still did OK.

I was impressed. I had fun. I think this board and I will become great companions.

Next week is going to be COLD and windy. But, I am sure I can find a day to take it out again. Hopefully it will not be as windy.


Check out Atoll’s friendly and information-packed Website. Just click.


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by Anura Guruge