The Sea Eagle LongBoard 11 SUP is an extremely high-quality, all-around inflatable paddle board that can handle everything from moderate surf to SUP fitness. The LB11’s 6″ thickness and drop stitch PVC construction give it great overall rigidity and durability.
When it comes to making inflatable watercraft, Sea Eagle is as experienced as they come. Founded in 1968, Sea Eagle is a family owned and operated company that has been making top-shelf inflatable boats, kayaks, and paddle boards for about 50 years. Every board in the Sea Eagle SUP lineup is built like a tank and backed by an industry-leading 3 year warranty. The company also offers an unheard of 180 day risk-free trial period on all of their stuff.
The smaller of the two Sea Eagle LongBoards, the LB11 weighs in at 25 pounds and is best for paddlers who weigh 200 pounds and less. Larger paddlers will definitely want to opt for the larger Sea Eagle LongBoard 126 which adds an extra foot and a half of length and 50 pounds of additional capacity.
As it goes with the rest of Sea Eagle SUP line, the LongBoard 11 is very well-made and constructed of the best available materials. The hardware is all top-notch, and the board has a solid design with a nice set of features.
In this Sea Eagle LongBoard 11 review, we’ll take a look at the board’s best features, its construction, specs, included SUP accessories, optional configurations, and more. If you’re looking for a highly versatile iSUP that will hold up for many years to come, the LB11 is definitely a board worth considering.
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Sea Eagle LongBoard 11 Review: SUP Overview
The Sea Eagle LongBoard 11 is a solid choice for newcomers to the SUP world as well as more advanced paddlers. It’s a board that will work well in a wide variety of situations and water conditions.
In addition to flat water paddling, you can surf moderately-sized waves with the LB11. Due to the board’s good stability, it will even make a good SUP fitness or fishing platform if that’s your thing.
Due to the fact that the LongBoard 11 isn’t the fastest board in the water, it’s obviously not the best choice for racing. If you’re really looking for a racing and touring board, we recommend checking out Sea Eagle’s fast NeedleNose 14 SUP.
Construction and Design
The LongBoard 11 features ultra-durable PVC drop stitch construction. The board’s 6″ thickness gives it excellent rigidity, and it feels nearly as stiff as a hard board when fully inflated to 15 psi.
Sea Eagle’s drop stitch material consists of thousands of extremely high-strength threads which connect the top and bottom layers of the board’s fabric. This essentially acts like thousands of tiny I-beam supports, increasing the LB11’s rigidity and allowing it to be inflated to a higher pressure than many other inflatable SUPs.
The LB11’s nose has a 4″ rocker which improves the board’s wave entry when surfing, and the board has a subtle board rocker through the center with a 2″ rocker at the tail.
Up top, the Sea Eagle LongBoard 11 features a nice EVA foam diamond deck pad which provides excellent traction. It’s super comfortable to stand on, and has a nice kick tail which helps when performing advanced maneuvers.
Mid-board is a convenient carrying handle which makes it easy to carry the board when it is fully inflated. The middle area of the board also features four stainless steel D-rings for attaching a kayak seat or tying down gear.
In addition to the carry handle at the center of the board, there are also two grab handles located at the board’s nose and tail. These are really handy for pulling the board out of the water.
There are four more D-rings and a bungee cord storage area at the LB11’s nose for securing gear. This is great for stashing your flip flops, dry bag, backpack, or other valuables. Under the bungee cord area, Sea Eagle has also added a SUP Paddle Pocket which allows you to slide in your paddle and secure it to your board.
Located at the very tip of the board’s nose is the air valve. Sea Eagle used a deluxe recessed Halkey Roberts style air valve on the LongBoard 11, and the quality is top-notch.
Last but not least, there’s one additional D-ring located at the board’s tail for attaching a SUP leash.
LB11 Fin Setup
Like many inflatable paddle boards, the Sea Eagle LongBoard 11 features the popular and highly versatile 2+1 fin setup. The two smaller side fins are fixed, while the large center skeg is removable. The center fin has a locking clip and it can be taken on and off the board regardless of whether or not the board is inflated.
The tri-fin setup on the LB11 is nice because it really gives you a lot of options. Paddling in shallow water? Just pop off the large center skeg for additional clearance. If you’re paddling in deeper water and want super straight tracking, just pop it back on.
Sea Eagle LongBoard 11 Rating
|Max Capacity||200 pounds|
Included SUP Accessories
The basic LB11 configuration is referred to as the Sea Eagle LongBoard 11 Start Up package.
The LB11 Start Up bundle includes the following:
- The newly-redesigned Sea Eagle SUP backpack
- Adjustable SUP paddle
- Manual SUP pump with inline pressure gauge
- Inflatable paddle board repair kit
Of course, the LongBoard 11 also comes with Sea Eagle’s industry-best 3 year warranty which covers materials and manufacturer defects. The company also offers a 180 day risk-free trial period — if you don’t absolutely love the board, you can send it back.
In addition to the LongBoard 11 Start Up package, Sea Eagle also offers 4 additional configurations for this board…
How long does it take to fully inflate the LB11?
It takes approximately 5 minutes to pump up the LongBoard 11.
Can I fly with the Sea Eagle LongBoard 11?
Absolutely. Just throw the LB11 into the included backpack and check it with your checked luggage — people fly all over the world with their Sea Eagle SUPs.
What is the best way to store this board during the off-season?
You can easily stash the board under your bed or in a closet. If you opt for garage or shed storage, it’s a good idea to throw your board in a large plastic bin and seal the top. This will keep any curious critters from snacking on your SUP.
Is the Sea Eagle LB11 a good board for paddling my dog around?
Definitely! Sea Eagle uses a super tough outer PVC skin on their boards, so you don’t have to worry about damaging your board with your dog’s nails. Whenever you do bring your pup along for a paddle, just remember to use a dog life jacket!
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We’re really impressed with the Sea Eagle LongBoard 11 SUP and feel that it’s one of the best inflatable SUP boards available under $750. We recommend this board for small to mid-sized paddlers who need a solid, all-around board that will stand the test of time. Like all Sea Eagle inflatable paddle boards, the LB11 is well-made and backed by an experienced, family-owned company that truly cares about the quality of gear they produce.
The LB11 comes with some really nice features, such as the SUP Paddle Pocket, twin grab handles, and additional D-ring attachment points. The included SUP accessories are solid, and it’s nice to have some additional configuration options for further customization.
Lastly, we really like the fact that Sea Eagle goes above and beyond what other SUP companies offer in the way of warranty coverage. Buying a Sea Eagle SUP gives you added peace of mind, as your board will be covered for 3 full years against any manufacturing or material defects. Sea Eagle even goes one step further by offering a 180 day risk-free guarantee.
The bottom line: If you’re looking for a super fun, well-designed board that is built to last, you can’t go wrong with the Sea Eagle LongBoard 11 iSUP.