In this 2017 inflatable SUP buyer’s guide, we’ll list our top picks for this year’s best paddle boards. We’ve broken our guide down into four main categories: Best inflatable paddle boards over $1,000 Best inflatable SUPs under $1,000 Best iSUPs under $750 Best inflatable stand up paddle boards under $500 Although it has only been a mainstream sport for a short time, stand up paddleboarding (SUP) is quickly becoming more and more popular around the world. Until recently, traditional rigid SUP boards meant that the sport was still dependent on roof racks, expensive trailers, and the inconvenience of having to drag a heavy board to your paddling destination. Thankfully, with the development of new technology, a new breed of inflatable paddle boards is bringing some much-needed convenience to our sport. The latest generation of iSUP boards […]

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The NRS Heron 11′ inflatable fishing SUP is the perfect board for all of your fishing adventures. This is a great fishing platform that is super convenient and provides top-shelf stability and durability. NRS has been around since 1972 and has an impressive lineup of inflatable paddle boards, although most of their boards are not geared toward fishing like the Heron. Because this board is inflatable, it’s extremely easy to transport and inflate once you reach the perfect spot. Also, it can hold up to 300 lbs and includes many useful features and accessories that make it a great choice. If you’re looking for a sturdy, reliable, and customizable fishing platform for your next fishing trip, read on to learn more about this high-quality inflatable […]

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The is an incredibly well-built, stable board that is perfect for whitewater and river surfing. The board is sturdy and thick, yet incredibly responsive and maneuverable. It’s rare to find a board that combines such stability and easy maneuverability. The Atcha is a great inflatable SUP for non-inflatable loyalists looking to branch out, for whitewater beginners looking to get started, and for veterans who want a more agile and stable board. The entire length of the Hala Atcha’s deck is covered with a super nice traction pad which provides the grip you need for SUP fitness and whitewater action. We really like the raised stomp pad which helps when you’re trying to find your footing. The Atcha is made out of super durable PVC drop-stitch material which is nearly […]

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There’s no shortage of companies who are putting out great inflatable SUP boards these days — so what’s the best inflatable stand up paddle board on the market right now? The answer to this commonly asked question is not a simple one, as there are many factors which need to be taken into consideration, such as: Paddler size Paddling experience Intended use Budget Included accessories Fin setup Shape Warranty Are you a newcomer to the SUP world and looking for the best SUP for beginners? Looking to catch some waves and want to find an excellent inflatable SUP for surfing? Maybe you’re an angler and are looking for an iSUP that is great for fishing… The truth is, no one can say that there is a […]

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In this post, we are going to share our list of the best stand up paddle boarding books for 2017. Every SUP enthusiast should have some books about paddle boarding in their personal library, and the books listed below are a great starting point! Whether you are a beginner or advanced paddler, there is something for everyone in this list. These books are also great gift ideas for the paddle boarder in your life. So without further ado, let’s get to it… Best Paddle Boarding Books – 2017

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Best SUP Board Leash – 2017 Top Picks Do You Really Need a SUP Leash? When it comes to must-have paddle boarding accessories, a leash undoubtedly belongs at the top of the list. Without a leash, even the most experienced paddle boarder is at great risk of being separated from their board and drowning. If you’re out for a paddle without a leash and happen to fall off your board, wind and currents can quickly separate you from your board. It goes without saying that this can be life-threatening in many situations, and it simply isn’t worth taking the risk — be sure to always wear a leash! How to Choose the Best Paddle Board Leash When it comes to SUP leashes, there are a […]

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SUP fishing is a great way to get out and catch some fish, and an inflatable paddle board makes a perfect fishing platform. There are several well-built inflatable SUPs on the market that are extremely durable, portable, and super stable — making them an ideal option for anglers. In this post, we’re going to list our top picks for this year’s best inflatable fishing SUP. While the paddle boards listed vary in price and features, they’re all worthy contenders and make outstanding platforms for SUP fishing… Best Inflatable Paddle Board for Fishing – 2017 Top Picks NRS Heron 11′ Fishing SUP The NRS Heron 11′ inflatable SUP is a solidly-built board that is perfect for fishing. The Heron features two 7″ side chambers that make […]

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Inflatable paddle boards are incredibly convenient and offer a lot of advantages when it comes to portability, but finding one that performs well in surf can be a challenge. When it comes to surfing, traditional hard boards typically outperform inflatable stand up paddle boards, but that gap continues to narrow as inflatable technology and construction techniques continue to advance. In this post, we’re going to share our top picks for this year’s best inflatable surf SUP. If you’re willing to sacrifice some surf performance in return for the many advantages offered by an iSUP, this post will hopefully help you find a board that is right for you… Best Inflatable Paddle Board for Surfing – 2017 Top Picks Sea Eagle LongBoard 11 The Sea Eagle […]

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Hala SUP Boards Rigidity Test

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The Hala lineup of inflatable SUP boards is known for being extremely rigid and super durable… With Hala’s composite carbon and fiberglass inflatable paddle boards, the performance gap between traditional hard boards and iSUPs continues to dwindle. Each of Hala’s inflatable paddle boards is constructed of the finest PVC drop stitch material, an unbreakable universal fin box, flexible fins, and a rocker stiffening stringer. In addition to their overall toughness, each Hala SUP is backed by one of the best inflatable paddle board warranties in the business today (a full 3 years). If you’re looking for an insanely well-made inflatable board that is super stiff and backed by a company that truly cares about their customers, Hala Gear is a SUP company to consider.

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In an effort to bring awareness to the massive problem of plastic waste pollution on our waterways, stand up paddle boarder Lizzie Carr decided to put some of that plastic to use… With some help from her boyfriend, Carr collected 900 plastic bottles from UK canals and built a fully-functional raft out of all the trash. So what’s the big deal with plastic, you might ask? It takes 450 years for a single plastic bottle to break down The average individual goes through 200 plastic bottles in a year The UK alone produces waste of 13 billion plastic bottles per year If each of us does our part, we can make a difference.

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