2018 Best Inflatable Paddle Boards

🏆 BLACKFIN Model X (extreme stability & durability)
🏆 BLACKFIN Model XL (extreme stability & durability)
🏆 iROCKER CRUISER (stable, durable, affordable)
🏆 iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11′ (versatile, kids' handles)
🏆 iROCKER ALL-AROUND 10′ (versatile, kids' handles)
🏆 NIXY Manhattan (fast, light, affordable)
🏆 NIXY Newport (stable, light, affordable)
🏆 THURSO Prodigy (best kids’ SUP)
🏆 Aqua Marina MEGA SUP (best affordable big SUP)


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For the vast majority of paddlers, we feel that iSUPs are a far better choice than rigid boards as inflatable paddle boards offer an unparalleled blend of portability, durability, and performance. Regardless of your experience level, budget, and paddling interests, we're here to help you find an inflatable stand up paddle board that is perfectly suited to your needs.


Latest Reviews


The NIXY Electric Paddle Board Pump is a fantastic option if you’re looking for a more convenient way to pump up your inflatable SUP. This well-built 12V DC iSUP pump will quickly inflate your inflatable paddle boards to the desired air pressure, and it’s capable of inflating boards all the way to 20 PSI. In addition to , Irvine, California-based NIXY Sports has a very nice range of affordable, high-quality inflatable paddle boards and other accessories. In this review of NIXY’s electric iSUP pump, we’ll take a look at its features, what’s included, how to use it, inflation speed, warranty, and more. Features & What’s Included The NIXY electric paddle board pump shares a similar design to several other pumps on the market, but NIXY […]

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If you want the very best for your four-legged paddling partner, the is the Rolls-Royce of dog life jackets. This doggy life vest is built incredibly well and is designed for maximum comfort and long-term durability. Many newcomers to the sport of stand up paddle boarding are unaware of the importance of using a dog life jacket for SUP pup safety. It is widely believed that dogs don’t need a PFD (personal flotation device) if they are good swimmers, but nothing could be further from the truth. There are basically three main reasons why it’s important to get a life jacket for your dog… The brightly-colored vest and reflective material help boaters to spot your dog in the water It will support your dog in […]

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The colorful HAWK SUP Copacabana 11′ is an affordably priced inflatable paddle board that is perfect for anyone who wants to have a ton of fun on the water without breaking the bank. In addition to the affordable price tag, this board comes with everything you need to start paddling which makes it a great choice for first time paddlers. A fresh name on the paddleboarding scene, Miami-based HAWK SUP is a family-owned company that currently has one inflatable model and a small lineup of SUP accessories. In this review of their 11′ Copacabana inflatable SUP, we’ll take a look at this board’s specs, features, build quality, paddling performance, included accessory bundle, warranty, pros and cons, and more. In a Hurry? Here’s a Quick Summary… […]

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A popular choice when it comes to midrange inflatable paddle boards, the is a stable board that glides well and is a lot of fun to paddle. Since this model’s introduction a few years ago, the company has made some nice improvements which we’ll cover in this review. Headquartered in Huntington Beach, CA, Atoll Board Co currently has one inflatable SUP model and a small line of paddle board accessories. In this review of Atoll’s 11′ inflatable SUP, we’ll cover this board’s features, specs, construction, paddling performance, what’s included in the SUP accessory bundle, and more. In a Hurry? Here’s a Quick Summary… Atoll 11′ Inflatable SUP Review: Board Overview One of the first things you’ll notice about Atoll’s 11′ SUP is the military-themed design, […]

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The 2018 iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11′ is a well-built, stable inflatable SUP that performs well in a wide variety of paddling conditions. Measuring 11′ x 32″ x 6″ and weighing in at 27 pounds, the ALL-AROUND 11′ is capable of supporting up to 435 pounds making it a great choice for larger paddlers. iROCKER SUP is a fairly new name on the paddle boarding scene, but the company has quickly amassed a very loyal following due to their high-quality construction and affordable pricing. The Jacksonville, FL-based company initially launched their inflatable SUP lineup with two models and they’ve now expanded the line to a total of six boards, including two from the new premium BLACKFIN SUP range that was launched in March 2018. In addition to inflatable paddle […]

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Launched in March 2018, the BLACKFIN Model XL is the largest inflatable paddle board in iROCKER SUP’s new range of premium inflatables. Since introducing their initial iSUP models a few years back, Jacksonville’s iROCKER has quickly built a reputation for providing ultra-durable and dependable inflatable SUPs at super affordable price points. The new BLACKFIN SUP line takes everything up a notch, with premium features and a high-end accessory bundle that is nicer than many boards costing twice as much. Currently, there are two models in the BLACKFIN range: the 10’6″ BLACKFIN Model X, and the 11’6″ Model XL. With talk of more models to come, we’re certainly excited to see how things develop down the line. iROCKER founders Steve Elder and Dave Erwin are extremely […]

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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 – 2018 Top Picks Sea Eagle FishSUP 126 The Sea Eagle FishSUP 126 is the largest inflatable fishing SUP in our list. Measuring 12’6″x40″x6″, the FS126 is a super stable board that is […]

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The brand new 2018 Aqua Marina RAPID is a tough and extremely maneuverable board that is perfect for whitewater river SUP and surfing. The first Aqua Marina board that can be inflated all the way to 18 PSI, the durable RAPID is a more advanced model that was designed to withstand the heavy abuse that river SUP can dish out. Aqua Marina has done a nice job with their expanded 2018 SUP lineup, introducing several exciting new models that we expect will be quite popular. The current Aqua Marina SUP line is quite diverse and features 18 models ranging in size from 8’7″ to 18’1″ in length (be sure to check out our Aqua Marina SUP review page for more info on their full lineup). In […]

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The brand new 2018 iROCKER ALL-AROUND 10′ is a fantastic all-purpose inflatable SUP that features some really nice improvements over last year’s model. This stable, well-built iSUP is suitable for a wide variety of paddling activities and conditions, and we love the super affordable price point. While iROCKER is a relative newcomer to the SUP world, the company has wasted no time in establishing itself as a maker of high-quality boards at super affordable price points. Based out of Jacksonville, FL, iROCKER currently has 6 inflatable SUP models in their lineup as well as a nice range of paddling accessories. In this hands-on iROCKER ALL-AROUND 10′ review, we’ll take an in-depth look at this board’s pros and cons, features, construction, included accessories, how it compares with last year’s […]

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The new and improved 2018 iROCKER CRUISER 10’6″ is an affordable and versatile inflatable SUP that’s a lot of fun to paddle. The CRUISER is an all-purpose board that is a bit wider than the iROCKER ALL-AROUND 10′ and ALL-AROUND 11′ models, making this a great choice if stability is your primary concern. iROCKER is a fairly new name in the SUP world, but the Florida-based company has quickly built a loyal following due to their high-quality gear and affordable price points. They’ve got a good customer service track record, and are well-known for standing behind their gear. In this 2018 iROCKER CRUISER review, we’ll cover the specs of this newly updated model, the pros and cons, the best features, what’s included, how it compares with last year’s model, […]

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