Have you always wanted to get into stand up paddle boarding but never had the space or money to buy your own board? Long inflatable paddle boards (12.6′ to 14′) are fast paddling and usually used for touring and racing. Together with the package you'll get fins, a pump, leash, paddle repair kit and waterproof backpack. Most shorter boards don't have a high weight capacity but the Peak paddle board, at just 10' 6”, can carry a max weight of up to 300 Lbs.
It's a phenomenal board if you live in Southern California, or in a place with a bit softer surf wherever you are but is a great all around board that can also pump a bit more aggressively in faster surf. Adding length to a board also increases its surface area, so longer boards are generally more buoyant and can handle some extra weight and cargo.
When deciding on a paddle board size, it is important to consider where and how you're going to be using it. Short inflatable paddle boards (less than 9′) are easier to maneuver than long boards, and are good for surfing. It's lightweight, so our 8-yr-old tester had no problem carrying it to the water's edge and the egg shape and 5in thickness (ideal for a child's weight) ensures good stability once up and paddling.
There are just about as many variables when it comes to paddles as there are with boards, so do your research. Shorter and lower-volume boards are great for inflatable stand up paddle board kids and smaller adults (increased weight requires increased volume and width). All-around boards are the best way to start exploring the sport on flat water.
Stand up paddle boards have grown in popularity, due to their mix of fun and fitness, which is an appealing option for those who are looking for the best of both worlds. The Aqua Marina Monster is a lightweight inflatable paddleboard that you can carry everywhere.
We've used surfing-quality EVA foam, which provides more comfort and grip. An inflatable stand up paddleboard is a fun, low-impact way of exploring local waterways. These boards aren't the fastest, but they're stable and can handle almost any condition. It comes with a pump, a paddle, a fin, and a carry pack.
The first step in choosing the best inflatable an inflatable SUP is to decide what kind of stand up paddling you want to do. It promises to be just as rigid as non-inflatable standup paddle boards. ISUP boards in this range are equally capable of handling calm lakes, rivers, and raging surf.
The best SUP boards for surfing are expensive pieces of kit, so take good care of them to make sure you get your money's worth. Airhead SUP also offers a wide range of paddles that will help you make the most of your board and SUP accessories, suiting your unique needs whether you're looking for performance or something affordable.
This offers a level of flexibility and freedom which is simply impossible with hard boards - perfect for free spirits and travel junkies. With a relatively short length at 9' 8” and a wide stance at 35.5” this board offers great stability in the water, plus a very large platform for exercising, stretching, and posing.
Move aside surfing, windsurfing, bodyboarding and all the rest: stand-up paddle boarding has arrived. Medium-sized inflatable SUP boards (from 9′ to 12′) are the most popular length, and are a great choice for all-around, all-purpose use. When you are buying an inflatable SUP look for a main brand and if you can't afford to buy their boards from new, then second hand is a great option.