Stand Up Paddle Board Reviews

Stand up paddle boarding, or SUP as it is often called, is considered to be one of the fastest growing recreational outdoor sports in the world today. The increase in popularity of paddleboarding has been nothing short of phenomenal. Although its roots date back as far as the 1960’s, it has seen significant growth since 2010 and it is now enjoyed by millions of people every year.

Here at Water Sports Planet we thought we would take a closer look at how and why stand up paddle boarding has become so popular. We will of course be looking at which are the best stand up paddle boards available on the market today and which ones deliver the best value.

Stand Up Paddle Board Reviews

The Birth of Stand Up Paddle Boards

Although the roots of SUP can be traced back to Hawaii in the 1960’s, it was really 2003 which saw the start of SUP being adopted into the mainstream when it was added to a contest at Makahana Beach. In 2004 Rick Thomas is credited with bringing paddle boarding to California.

2007 saw the first stores dedicated to paddle boarding in North America and it wasn’t long after, in 2008, that the United Stated Coast Guard classified SUP Boards as vessels. Jump forward to 2013 and it has attracted the most first time participants of any outdoor activity within the United States.

Why is SUP So Popular?

Stand Up Paddle Boarding gained its popularity for two main reasons. Firstly, it is due to its versatility as you can paddleboard on lakes, rivers and oceans. This means that it is widely accessible for a lot of people when compared to other outdoor sports.

Secondly, it is down to the fitness benefits which can be gained as it provides a full body workout. It improves your balance, it improves your cardio fitness, it improves your flexibility and it also improves your core body strength. All this while also being classed as low impact on your body.

Even though you get all of those benefits, you don’t need to be a tower of strength to go paddleboarding. It is more about technique and we all know that technique is all about how you do it rather than how hard you do it. This makes it both accessible and appealing to men, women and children of all ages.

For those that wish to immerse themselves even more in to the sport, the World Paddle Association has details of races, meets and events which generally cover most of the year.

The Basics of Paddle Boarding

Well it would be much of a help if we didn’t cover the basic equipment you need to stand up go stand up paddle boarding, so here goes. The minimum you will need is a stand up paddle board, a SUP paddle and a life jacket to keep you safe. We would also recommend a paddle board leash as this will ensure the board doesn’t float away from you if you find yourself falling into the water. There are other paddle board accessories available but this is all you need to get started.

There are many variations of SUP boards and SUP paddles available but we can cover that later as some of them are specific to how and where you will paddle board. However, you will need to ensure you buy the right equipment. Buying the wrong equipment, such as a board which is too small for you, can put you off as it will cause you to be unstable and make it difficult to paddle.

How to Stand Up on a Board

It’s kind of an important part of stand up paddle boarding so let’s take a look at how to stand up on your paddle board.

  1. We recommend you start in calm, flat water. Take the board out into in water so the fin is free from hitting the bottom and you have clear water around you. Consider going with a friend so they can hold the board while you learn the technique.
  2. Place your paddle across the deck of the paddle board. Climb onto the board and get into a kneeling position in the middle of the board. Take hold of the board on either side and take some time to get a feel for the balance point. Neither the front not the back should be out of the water.
  3. Slowly stand up with one foot at a time and stay in the middle of the board with your feet shoulder width apart.
  4. Keep a slight bend in the knees, with your back straight and your core centred over the board. Well done, you are now standing up.

The Basic Paddling Stroke

To master the basic technique you must use your paddle as a lever, placing one hand on the top of the paddle while the other will hold it in the middle of the shaft.

  1. The arm holding the shaft (bottom arm) needs to be kept straight and mostly still.
  2. The arm holding the top of the paddle (top arm) must be pulled toward your body which will extend the paddle forward – your bottom arm will act as a pivot point.
  3. Rotate your top shoulder forward and extend your reach
  4. Insert the paddle into the water as far forward as possible and bury the paddle into the water
  5. Rather than pulling you paddle through the water, think about pulling past your paddle. The result should be that your body moves forward, past your paddle
  6. Take a few stokes on one side then switch to a few strokes on the other. Always remember to switch the position of your hands when your paddle changes sides – simply swap your hands over

How to Turn a Paddle Board in the Water

  1. When you want to turn your board to the left, place the paddle in the water on the right side. At the same time you need to turn your torso to the left side.
  2. While keeping a low stance, pull to the right, towards the tail with the paddle, while twisting and leaning to the left with your torso. You’ll feel the board turn to the left.
  3. When you want to turn to the right, place the paddle near the back (tail) and pull toward the front (nose) of the board, shifting your torso to the right. This will spin your board’s nose to the right hand side and the more you bend your knees, the easier the board will turn.

Different Types of Stand Up Paddle Boards

All Round or Touring Stand Up Paddle Board

Classed as multipurpose SUP’s, these are usually a lot wider, longer and thicker than other boards. This gives them a larger space to stand on which therefore makes them a lot more stable. They typically have a pointed front end. They are a great choice for beginners due to the added stability you get. Some All Round SUP’s also have the ability to mount a windsurfing rig on them.

Do not be put off by the ‘touring’ label, these boards are not just for SUP touring. These are mostly used for flat water paddling such as lakes or calm rivers as they are designed to give improved glide. Essentially this makes them more efficient when moving through the water. The pointed nose (also referred to as a displacement hull) also helps them be more efficient as it cuts through water (which is particularly helpful if the water is a little bit choppy).

As these boards are usually longer, they are great for storing gear and that's why they are used for SUP touring should you wish to give it a try.

Our Choice of the Best All Round Touring SUP Boards

All Round Stand Up Paddle Board

All Round Touring SUP


Surf SUP

You might guess what we are going to say here. As with all paddle boards, the type of Surf SUP you choose should be tailored to your experience and skill level. Get it wrong and be prepared to build your muscles by climbing back on your board again and again.

You will also need to decide which style of SUP surfing you intend to do – long board or short board. Long boards are built for speed and flying down the line – these boards are also good for flat water paddling so you get a bit more flexibility for your money. Short boards are built for quick turning and fast movement, allowing you to really move around on the surf – these are less stable so don’t go getting an 8 foot short board as your first board. Get a longer, wider board and as your skills improve you can look at whether you want change your board.

Our Choice of the Best Surf SUP Boards

Surf SUP

Surf SUP


Race SUP

Dedicated Racing Paddleboards are designed to keep you cutting through water as fast as possible and they are ideal for keeping you on your course. These boards are considerably longer, considerably narrower and have a very long fin. You will typically have 2 choices of board length, a 12 ft 6 inch board or a 14 ft board. The 12 foot 6 inch boards are typically used by women and smaller men while the 14 foot boards are typically used by men and larger women.

The width of the board will be governed by your experience and ability. If you are new to paddle boarding then we recommend going for a wider board to give you additional stability. The more experienced you are the narrower the board can be. The smaller the width to length ratio, the faster the board will be on the water but don’t be tempted to go for the fastest board, go for the one which best suits your ability. You can always trade up once you gain experience and improve your skills.

Another characteristic of a race sup is the pointy nose or displacement nose. The displacement nose cuts through the water which allows you to track straighter through the water and go faster. The tail shape is your final consideration – a wider tail will be more stable where as a narrower tail will be less stable but will help you move through the water.

Should you want to enter any competitions then this type of board is for you. Alternatively, if you just want to further improve your core body strength then this is also the ideal paddle board.

Our Choice of the Race SUP Boards

Race Paddle Boards

Race SUP


SUP Yoga Paddle Board

It seems that it didn’t take long before someone had the idea of doing Yoga on a stand up paddle board. The first SUP Yoga classes are credited as being started in 2008 and since then the activity has gone from strength to strength. If you don’t know about the health benefits of yoga then you can check it out at www.yogajournal.com.

The additional benefit of SUP yoga is that you work your core even harder. This achieves a better balance due to having less stability than you do when you do it on dry land. You will also refine you technique a lot faster as you get instant feedback from the board. If you are not balanced then you will feel the board shift, get it right and the board will be stable. People generally comment that it is also more calming due to the floating sensation combined with the natural surroundings.

The usual advice when buying a SUP Yoga board is to get one which is longer and wider than standard boards. Our advice is that ‘longer’ is relative to your height, someone who is 5 ft tall won’t necessarily need the same size board as someone who is 6 ft tall. Bear in mind the longer the board, the more difficult is can be to transport or carry. An inflatable SUP can be a good choice for yoga as they are inherently softer than hard boards and you also get the benefit of them being easy to transport.

Wider is definitely where you want to be though. Look at boards which are at least 30 inches wide as this will give you the stability you need. Consider something with a soft surface to help with comfort and you might want to get a board places to attach things like resistance bands and other exercise equipment. You have the option to anchor your board which is useful if you are with a friend or a group as it will stop you drifting away and having to paddle back.

Our Choice of the Best Yoga SUP Boards

Paddle Board Yoga

SUP Yoga Board


Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board

The real upside to an inflatable SUP is the flexibility it gives you. You can use these in locations which are hard to access by car. If you live in an apartment then you don’t have an issue with storing it. Maybe you would struggle to transport a solid board – this would fit into your trunk, making it much easier to transport.

The trade off is that you have to spend time inflating and deflating your paddle board when you get to your location. You are normally looking at around 15 minutes to inflate a board which we think isn’t a bad trade for all the added flexibility you get.

Inflatable SUP’s are getting more popular ever year as people are realising that, in addition to the benefits mentioned above, they are lighter and therefore easier to carry – typically ranging between 15 lbs and 35 lbs. The vast majority come as a package so you get a paddle, a carry bag, a pump and other accessories such as a leash or waterproof bags.

If you are thinking that inflatable boards are not as good as solid boards then think again. They look like solid boards and they perform like solid boards. When inflated to the correct psi, they are very rigid and strong with many of them being virtually indestructible or ‘ding’ proof.

The traction pads tend to be a bit softer which is great if you kneel regularly on your board or if you need a little extra cushioning for yoga.

Our Choice of the Best Inflatable SUP Boards

Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board

Inflatable SUP



Different Types of SUP Paddles

The paddle is made up of three main parts, the handle, the shaft and the blade. You can get SUP paddles with different length shafts and different shaped blades. The paddle you choose should be based on your height and the specific type of paddle boarding you are going participate in.

The Handle - SUP paddle handles come in two types as standard, a typical T bar shaped handle or an ergonomically designed handle. The ergonomically designed SUP handles are the most popular as they are more comfortable but some people do prefer the typical T bar shape. As with a lot of things, it is down to personal preference.SUP Paddle

The Shaft - The shaft is constructed from four main materials, aluminium, glass fibre, carbon, and kevlar. Each type of material will change how the paddle performs so this is still an important part of your decision making.

Carbon paddles are the most common as it provides the paddle with stiffness and memory.

Glass fibre paddles are considered a lower budget material as it tends to bend more, resulting in the paddle having a softer stroke.

Aluminium paddles tend to be heavier as it is quite a rigid material.

Kevlar paddles perform in a similar manner to carbon paddles but have the added benefit of being made from a high impact resistant material.

Blades - SUP blades come in different sizes but they are usually categorized into small, medium and large. Large blades will offer more power and help you move forward more quickly. The downside is that they are more difficult to paddle, especially for beginners and women. Therefore they tend to be used by strong paddlers and those people who surf paddle. Smaller and medium blades are easier to paddle and make it easier to manoeuvre your board around. They tend to be used for touring and recreational users – they are a good choice for beginners.

Paddle Length – The length of your paddle will have an impact on how comfortable you are while paddling so make sure you get the correct size. The general rule of thumb is that the paddle should be between 6 and 12 inches taller than you.

Getting more specific, you should buy a paddle length which is suited to your SUP activity. Surf SUP paddles are usually 6 to 8 inches taller than you, Flatwater SUP paddles are usually 8 to 10 inches taller than you and Racing SUP paddles are usually 10 to 12 inches taller than you.

Adjustable Paddles - You can also get adjustable paddles which are great if you are using your stand up paddle board in different situations or if you need to store it away, as you do with the inflatable SUP boards.

How to Carry Your Stand Up Paddle Board

You will obviously see that SUP boards are quite large and therefore can be somewhat awkward to carry around. Here are some helpful tips on how you can carry your paddle board.

Handle Carry – all SUP boards have a carry handle built into the side of the board. It is located at the centre point of the board. Simply tip the board onto its side, grab the carry handle then lift and off you go.

Head Carry – Carrying your board on your head can be easier as it spreads the weight rather than having to carry it using one arm (with the built in handle). The hardest part is getting it up and onto your head in the first place. It isn’t as difficult as it sounds, it just takes a little practice.

This how it is done – lift the tail of the board and move your hands along the sides of the board until your head is near the centre. Then grab both sides of the board and tilt it until it is balanced on your head. With a little practice you will be able to do this while also holding your paddle in one hand.

Paddle Board Carrier – you can buy a paddle board carry strap which makes it easier to carry. It is an adjustable strap and padded shoulder straps. Some will also have a place for your paddle as well.

How to Transport your SUP

Car Racks – Transporting your paddle board can be done quite easily with a car rack. If you already have a car rack then you can simply throw a towel on the rack, as this will help protect your board, and strap your board to it. You can get racks with built in locks which will stop your board from being stolen. Always strap your board down flat with the fin pointing up. If the board is on its edge then it will act like a sail when hit by wind which could cause you to lose control of your car.

Air Travel – It is much easier to get your board on to an airplane if you put it in a travel bag. SUP travel bags are padded to give added protection to your board. However, it is always worth adding some padding of your own by using bubble wrap or towels to go around your board. We recommend using towels as you will be taking towels with you anyway and this will free up space in your luggage bag.

Handy Hints and Tips to Help You Get the Most Out of Paddle Boarding

Use a Leash – we might as well tackle this now, you are going to fall into the water. I don’t know a paddle boarder that hasn’t. A SUP leash will make sure your board doesn’t float away into the horizon with you swimming after it. You can get back on your board quickly and then go get your paddle.

Wear a Life Jacket – Did we mention you were going to fall into the water at some point? When you do you want to make sure you are safe and the best way to this is by wearing a life jacket. We read too many news stories where people have found themselves in danger and they weren’t wearing life jacket.

Make Sure Your Paddle is the Right Way – I know, you’re thinking that it’s obvious but believe me it’s easy to use it the wrong way. Beginners normally think the paddle blade should be used with the scoop facing towards the rear of the board however that is not correct. The scoop should face the front of the board as this makes is easier and smoother to move the paddle through the water. Try it.

Know Your Front from Your Back – It’s always worth checking that you know which end is the front and which end is the back of your board. Be sure you know where the fins are on your board. If you try using your paddleboard with the fins are at the front you will find that your board will not go straight and will be difficult to steer.

Use Your Core – your core is the strongest part of your body and therefore it is better to use this to paddle. If you just use your arms to paddle then you will find that you get tired more quickly. You should turn your body as you paddle rather than just pulling the paddle with your arms. Using your core is one of the 4 Golden Rules of Paddle Boarding.

Don’t Look Down – when you are first learning, it is easy to think that looking down at your board is the best way to see what is going on but that will inevitably cause you to be less stable. Keep your back straight and your head up. Look forward at the horizon and in your direction of travel.

Know Your Ability – Mother Nature has a way of teaching us lessons when we overstep the mark and push beyond our limits. Make sure that you only go paddle boarding in locations which you are comfortable with and that you can handle. You should build up your skills and experience as this will make for a more enjoyable time on the water.

Take Care of Your Equipment – I am a believer that if you look after your equipment then your equipment will look after you. Take care when transporting, carrying and storing your board. Clean your equipment regularly and you will get more use out of it. This will also save you money as you will not need to replace your equipment quite so often.

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Best Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Boards


The PEAK 10’6 Inflatable Paddle Board is built from the highest quality military grade PVC and drop stitch material. The end result is a lighter, stiffer, more durable iSUP board without any of the extra weight. The 6” Thickness makes it much more stable and rigid versus the typically 4” thick models and the non slip grip ensures a stable steady ride.

The perfect iSUP board to fit all skill levels and an excellent choice for Sup Yoga Enthusiasts, SUP Fishing, Recreational Paddlers, Kids or carrying extra passengers or furry friends!

Includes 3 Piece Aluminium Adjustable Travel Paddle, Coil Ankle Leash, Carry Back Pack, High Pressure Dual Action Pump with Pressure Gauge (Inflates to 15 PSI), Removable Travel Fin (No Tool Required) and Repair Kit. Other Colors Available.

The Tower Adventurer 2 Stand Up Paddle Board is the sequel to one of the most popular inflatable paddle boards worldwide  (the Tower Adventurer). It's a little longer so it floats a little more weight and goes a little faster. It also adds an extra handle on the nose and tail for easy carrying, as well as a cargo net upfront for securing a load while paddling.

Great looking plus smart design and at a great price.

The Atoll Cruiser Deluxe 11 foot inflatable SUP package has everything you need to paddle that same day. Fusion Light Construction which makes it 30% lighter than comparable models. Manufactured with a built in state of the art H3 valve. It comes with a the industry leading Bravo dual action hand pump. Replaceable, reliable and airtight 2nd generation detachable fin which is compatible with Universal Fin boxes, no screws required.

Fully wrapped with second layer of patented material on the top and bottom, creating a stiff, rigid and sturdy iSUP. EVA foam on the topwhich prevents the rider from slipping and losing their balance. Pressure ranges up to 15 psi with Korean style drop stitching technology, it provides for an extremely rigid inflatable paddle board. It also comes with a new sleek 3 piece light weight aluminium paddle, nylon blade and super strength velcro leash. 11 foot x 36 inches x 6 inches.

The Solstice Bali Stand Up Paddleboard is a 10' 8" inflatable board which delivers a lot of value for a great price. It has a sleek, lightweight design while also being extremely rigid and strong.

It has large nonslip traction top which offers excellent grip and comfort. The multi-layer construction reduces flex. The Bali has 3 fins - the center fin is removable while the 2 side fins are fixed - which gives you stability and maneuverability. To help with storing your gear, it has 4 stainless steel tie-downs.

The package comes complete with a carry bag and a high pressure pump & gauge.

Not all paddle boards are created equal. The iRocker Sport is at the very top in quality paddle boards in the industry. You can buy a cheaper paddle board but not a better one. iRocker uses only the highest quality military grade PVC in their inflatable paddle boards.

The internal 6 inch triple layer drop stitch core make the iRocker boards more stable than the common 4 inch boards on the market. Increased thickness equals increased stability and buoyancy for the rider. The non slip EVA diamond groove deck traction pad keeps you on your feet and in position while riding. They can be stored in the closet or trunk of your car and easily checked at the airport when travelling.

Package includes paddle board, adjustable paddle, dual action hand pump and carry backpack.

Fully inflated dimensions: 11 foot x 30 inches x 6 inches.

Ten Toes inflatable stand up paddle boards are just as rigid, robust, and reliable as a traditional hard epoxy board. However, Ten Toes boards are better because they’re deflate-able, roll-up-able, store-able, and travel-able. Keep them hidden away in attics and garages until the snow thaws and the sun shines, then take them, unwrap them, unroll them, and inflate them for another glorious season of paddle boarding.

Made from the same material as inflatable kayaks (military grade PVC) which means they perform better than traditional hard epoxy boards in rocky conditions.

You can choose from 3 sizes: -

The Ten Toes Nano Board - 8 ft x 30 inches x 4 inches - max weight 120lbs

The Ten Toes Weekender Board -  10 ft x 30 inches x 6 inches - max weight 250lbs

The Ten Toes Globetrotter Board - 12 ft x 30 inches x 6 inches - max weight 250lbs

Bundle consists of paddle board, 3 piece adjustable paddle, 3 removable fins, manual pump and repair kit.

The Pathfinder Inflatable SUP is a perfect all-around SUP board. This versatile and durable board is 9'9" long x 5" thick. So portable and easy to store. When fully inflated, it feels very similar to a hard board (inflate to 15 PSI). Great for all day family fun wherever the next water adventure takes you. A large deck pad built for comfort and grip.

The complete package includes SUP board, high pressure air pump, removable center tracking fin, bungee tie-down, adjustable aluminum paddle, valve wrench, and a carry bag with shoulder straps.

Max weight 240 lbs

The ISLE Airtech Inflatable 11' Explorer Paddle Board is designed for those who seek adventure on the water. Equipped with 14 individual D-Rings, Durable Nose, Tail Carry Handles and Bungee Systems. It gives you plenty of room to stash all your gear for those long-haul paddles and the capability to attach a cooler.

Revolutionary iSUP technology is now 30% lighter than comparable inflatable paddle boards without compromising quality. ISLE utilize a unique high end manufacturing process which machine coats the drop stitch with a special seal and bonding layer, followed by a machine-laminated, higher-density PVC layer.The result is a lighter, stiffer, more durable iSUP board without any of the extra weight.

iSUP Bundle includes paddle board, paddle, carry backpack and high pressure pump. Board size is 11' x 32" x 6"

The Sportstuff 1030 Adventure Inflatable Paddleboard provides exceptional performance, convenience, durability and value. The adventure is a 10'6" long, 30" wide and 4" thick SUP that is a great all-around paddleboard. It has large anti-skid EVA pads to give you a secure footing.

It comes with an adjustable paddle, mesh backpack, removable seat, high pressure hand pump, pressure gauge, board leash, stainless steel tow rings and valve wrench.

Board weighs just 27 lbs, but will carry a paddler and gear weighing up to 250 lbs.

The Xterra Inflatable 10' Stand Up Paddle Board Premium SUP Bundle can be rolled up and fits into a backpack (which is supplied in the bundle) or in the back of your car.  It rolls up to about 1 1/2 feet in diameter, and 32" wide.  The boards are ideal for storage in your boat or car, and we've even gone to the beach on our bike with the board on our back.

The paddle board rolls up near the size of a sleeping bag and comes complete with Roller Bag Backpack, Mini Dry Bag, Pump and Gauge, 3 Fins, Paddle, Leash, and Repair Kit.

Xterra boards are designed in San Diego, California. They are tested in salt water, fresh water, on rivers, lakes, streams and oceans.Where ever your adventures take you, your Xterra Paddle Board can go too!


Best All Round and Touring Stand Up Paddle Boards


The ISLE Classic Soft Top Stand Up Paddle Board has a soft top deck that is constructed with an EPS core embedded with triple wood stringers which make it rigid and firm. The deck has a layer of polyurethane foam for comfort and cushioning. The ISLE Classic is great for beginners and families due to the added with when compared to a standard SUP as the 9'6" board is 33 inches wide and the 10'8" board is 31 inches wide. If you like to do additional fitness activities on your SUP board, such as yoga, then width of these boards will also serve you well. Overall it is a very flexible board.

The ISLE Airtech 12’6” Touring Inflatable Paddle Board is the ultimate touring sup. It is designed for long distance cruising on the flat water or open ocean. Comes equipped with nose mounted handle and bungee system which gives you plenty of room to stash all your gear. The bow shaped nose entry helps it cut across chop with ease.

Revolutionary iSUP technology is now 30% lighter than comparable inflatable paddle boards without compromising quality. We utilize a unique high end manufacturing process which machine coats the drop stitch with a special seal and bonding layer, followed by a machine-laminated, higher-density PVC layer. The result is a lighter, stiffer, more durable iSUP board without any of the extra weight.

Includes 3 Piece Aluminum Adjustable Travel Paddle, Carry Backpack, High Pressure Pump with Pressure Gauge (Inflates to 15 PSI), and Removable Travel Fin.

The ISLE Versa Epoxy 10'52 iSUP is a great all round stand up paddle board. Shaped for beginner and intermediate riders, sup yoga, surfing and sup fishing. Plenty of glide in the flatwater but versatile enough to ride small waves.

With the Versa Epoxy, ISLE have designed a board which offers a generous width and thickness in a classic longboard shape. It really is a one board solution for paddlers wanting stability and versatility in both flat water and small to medium surf. This board is both durable and lightweight, so it’s very easy to transport and manoeuvre.

Package includes board, adjustable paddle with carbon shaft and removable centre travel fin/ Plastic Blade Paddle.

Board size is 10 Feet 5 Inches x 32 Inches x 4.5 Inches
Supported Rider(s) Weight: Up to 275 Pounds

The iRocker Cruiser iSUP is the perfect all round paddle board. Whether you are out for a relaxing day on the water or tracking miles down the coast, up the river, or across the lake, the iRocker Cruiser is the perfect all around SUP.

The deck pad has been extended all the way to the tail of the board for those interested in Paddle Board Yoga, Fishing from your SUP, or you would like to take a cruise with your significant other.

The expanded front bungee area gives 3.3 square feet of storage space, enough room to secure all your gear. The D-Rings also allow you to strap your gear down so go ahead, pack your lunch box with dinner and catch a perfect sunset out on the water.
The bottom of the board has a tri-fin set up with 2 side fins permanently fixed to the board and one larger removable center fin. The tri-fin set up allows for straight tracking while paddling to keep the side to side paddle motion to a minimum.

This board boasts 10'6" in length, 33" in width, and a 6" thickness. The 33" width and extra wide tail makes the iRocker Cruiser as stable as an inflatable board comes in any water conditions, whether you are in choppy or flat water.


Best Surf Stand Up Paddle Boards


The CBC Classic SUP is made from 3 multi-layered laminated wood stringers coated with waterproof resin. It has a heat laminated high denisty 100% waterproof EPS core and high density polyethylene slick bottom (heat laminated). High density durable IXPE/XPE deck (heat laminated) with graphic. Molded-in nylon leash plug, molded nylon SUP handle with finger grooves. It has  traction pad on the deck to aid balance and a bungee at the nose to secure your gear. It also includes a camera mount.

If your are after a good entry level stand up paddle board that delivers value without sacrificing on quality and style then this is a board you should consider.

Although the California Board Company Ten Six Classic Surf SUP is positioned as an all round paddle board, it is actually a great choice if you want to surf sup due to it's rocker shape and shorter length. It is also a good choice for larger people as it holds up to 350 lbs while only weighing 25 lbs, making it easy to carry to the beach..

it has a custom molded shape with a 100% waterproof EPS foam core and durable, heat laminated HDPE wood grain graphic deck & slick skinned bottom. Molded and secured handle, fin box and leash plug. Lightweight, fully adjustable paddle with Edge Guard blade protector. Also comes with a 9’ PU Surf Leash with padded ankle strap

Board size is 10'6" x 31" x 5.25"

The Greco Surf Soft Performance Surfboard Paddleboard is made by a team of creative designers that have an acute love for building and innovating the modern day foam surfboard. Made from Double reinforced hand chosen, treated and cured wood stringers 6oz top and bottom internal epoxy core with built-in elastic tie down straps.

High density lightweight IXPE deck and HDPE reinforced plastic bottom Closed cell EPS foam core. Three fin set up - 2 thruster 4” side fins and 9” center. This gives you the flexibility to have a 2+1 fin setup or single fin configuration. Rounded edges for safety and made of durable nylon/fiberglass for more rigidity and thrust. Also include an 11 inch high end leash.

Board size is 11' x 31" x 5.1"

The Surftech 1106 Balboa Paddle Board represents Surftech quality and engineering at a great price. Wide standing area (33.5 inches) for stable paddling platform. Pulled in squash tail maintains stability and allows for easy turning while the added width on the nose allows for greater stability.

It's durable and light AST construction makes for long lasting low maintenance fun as well as making it easy to carry around. The Soft EVA pad provides comfort for any length paddle session. A leash plug at tail allows you to secure PFD, leash or dock tether.

Board Size: 11' 6" x 33.5" x 5"

Weight Limit: 210 lbs


Best Yoga Stand Up Paddle Boards


The ISLE Airtech 10’4” Yoga Inflatable Paddle Board is packed with features for the yoga enthusiast. The wide nose and tail outline offers a large stable platform for yoga as well as being great fro a leisurely cruise.

This board is also equipped with a rail and deck mounted bungee system to ensure all your equipment is within arm’s reach! All these features and a stylish design for a low price, that’s hard to beat. Board size 10'4" x 31" x 6"

Includes 3 Piece Aluminium Adjustable Travel Paddle, Carry Backpack, High Pressure Pump with Pressure Gauge (Inflates to 15 PSI), and Removable Travel Fin.

The Lotus YSUP Inflatable Yoga SUP Board by Advanced Elements is perfectly sized for a stable ride and a balanced yoga session. 10 feet long, 32 inches wide and utilizing 6 inch drop-stitch material.

The Lotus features a convenient removable shoulder carry strap which eliminates the need for a bulky carry handle in the middle of the board. This provides a clear deck surface and a large, extra wide traction foam area for improved grip and comfort. The YSUP is simple, light and compact, perfect for travel anywhere. Don't let the lack of the perfect SUP board keep you from experiencing nirvana, make sure you have the Lotus YSUP Inflatable SUP Board by Advanced Elements.

Comes with high pressure pump and storage/carry bag.

The Driftsun Balance 11 Yoga SUP is the ultimate water experience for those looking to improve their fitness and flexibility while having fun. This package combines the highest quality materials, workmanship and top notch accessories at an unbeatable price. Driftsun paddle boards were born on the lakes and rivers of Northern California. Thoughtfully designed, constructed and tested by a team that lives to paddle.

Driftsun Balance provides superior stability, maneuverability and a little extra room for practicing Yoga and acrobatics. Extremely rigid and durable design - when fully inflated rivals a hard board but much lighter. It is constructed from tough and rugged military grade PVC and drop stitch material (The same material white water rafts are made from). No need to be gentle with this board, it can handle any adventure.

EFFORTLESS TRANSPORTATION & STORAGE
Once your adventure winds down, simply deflate, roll up and store your board for the next one. This lighter, stiffer and more durable iSUP packs down neatly with all accessories into the included deluxe travel backpack. When deflated the Driftsun Balance measures 11 x 36 and weighs only 28 lbs. for ultimate portability.

This package includes paddle board, deluxe travel bag with backpack straps and rolling wheels, dual action high pressure pump, lightweight collapsible aluminium paddle, coil ankle leash, removable fin and repair kit.

Board Dimensions 11' x 33" x 6"
Rider Weight: Up to 400lbs.

The BOARDWORKS Joyride Flow Yoga Stand Up Paddleboard helps bring yoga to the water with a buoyant and stable SUP. The Joyride Flow features a bamboo deck which is strong and durable with beautiful graphics that help make this board shine. The Yoga Mat style pad provides traction and is made of comfortable, Non-Chaffing Soft Croc Skin EVA which will help you stay stable on top the SUP when you're shifting and holding different poses.

You'll also have multiple Connex Deck Plugs so you can transport gear or anchor down. Gracefully glide to the right position and feel the ease of performing yoga on the new Boardworks Surf Joyride Flow is 10 ft long, 33 inches wide and 4.75 inches thick.


Best Race Stand Up Paddle Boards


The Tower Xplorer 14" Stand Up Paddle Board is a great inflatable racing or touring board.  At 14' long and 8" thick, the Tower is a revolutionary inflatable design. Originally designed for the jet-setting SUP-racing crowd, the Tower Xplorer inflatable SUP package is also ideal for anyone that just wants a crazy fast flat-water touring board.

Once again, Tower manage to deliver a great value SUP package without compromising on quality. Includes a 3-PC adjustable fiberglass SUP paddle and a high-pressure hand pump.

This Vilano 12' Inflatable Touring Race SUP is made from the highest grade PVC using Korean drop-stitch for the ultimate in durability. The touring style is designed for maximum speed over flat water for long distance paddling. The board is 12' long by 31" wide and 6" thick, it supports a max load of 350 lbs. Deflated, the board rolls to 1 foot diameter by 36" and is easy to carry with the included strap.

RIGID & FAST: It feels very similar to a hard board. Touring style is designed for long distance paddling and offers maximum speed over flat water.
DURABLE: The board is made of the highest grade PVC material with Korean Drop-Stitch construction, it's built to last.
ULTRA PORTABLE: Deflated it's only 1 foot in diameter by 36" and easy to transport with the included strap. Inflated size: 12' x 31" x 6" (Thick)
DECK: Comfort diamond groove traction for grip and 4 Stainless D-Rings and bungee on front deck for storage
COMPLETE PACKAGE: Board, Pump with Integrated pressure guage, Paddle, Removable fin, and Carry bag

BIC Sport C-TEC Tracer Stand up Paddleboard is BIC SUP's new TRACER series which excels as both a performance race board and an all-purpose touring board. Designed for riders who want speed and glide as well as comfort and stability. These new shapes are heavily influenced by the RACE-PRO series of high performance racing machines and the award winning WING Touring series (lauded for their stability and ease of use).

Utilizing epoxy resin and Innegra-Carbon weave fabric throughout the board results in high durability as well as light weight and exceptional stiffness. Features include a recessed 'dished' ergonomic paddling deck, Multiple deck attachment points to add deck-bungee for securing gear and an included premium 9" Fiberglass Touring fin.

Available in 3 sizes:

12'6 x 27" for paddlers up to 165lbs

12'6 x 29" for paddlers up to 210lbs

14' x 28" for paddlers up to 240lbs.