Aqua Marina is well-known in the stand up paddle board world for their super affordable pricing, and their 2018 inflatable SUP line features 18 boards ranging in size from 8’7″ to 18’1″. In addition to inflatable stand up paddle boards, Aqua Marina also has a range of SUP paddles and accessories, canoes, kayaks, sport boats, fishing boats, and more.
The Aqua Marina iSUP lineup has plenty of variety. They currently offer boards for beginners, children, advanced paddlers, SUP fitness, tandem and multi-person paddling, cruising, SUP fishing, racing, sailing, and all-purpose recreational use.
In this Aqua Marina SUP review, we’ll take a look at the various inflatable paddle boards in the new 2018 Aqua Marina lineup. In addition to a brief review of each model, we’re including a comprehensive comparison chart that makes it easy to compare all of the 2018 Aqua Marina iSUP boards side by side.
2018 Aqua Marina SUP Review Comparison Chart
|Aqua Marina BEAST||10'6"x32"x6"||20.5 lbs||315 lbs|
|Aqua Marina ECHO||10'6"x32"x4"||20 lbs||254 lbs|
|Aqua Marina RAPID||9'6"x33"x6"||22 lbs||287 lbs|
|Aqua Marina MAGMA||10'10"x30"x6"||20 lbs||308 lbs|
|Aqua Marina MEGA||18'1"x60"x8"||76 lbs||1,433 lbs|
|Aqua Marina THRIVE||9'9"x30"x6"||16.5 lbs||198 lbs|
|Aqua Marina PEACE||9'9"x39"x6"||24 lbs||375 lbs|
|Aqua Marina BLADE||10'10"x31.5"x6"||24 lbs||220 lbs|
|Aqua Marina Breeze||9'9"x30"x4"||18 lbs||209 lbs|
|Aqua Marina Fusion||10'10"x30"x6"||21 lbs||308 lbs|
|Aqua Marina Monster||12'x32"x6"||24 lbs||352 lbs|
|Aqua Marina Perspective||9'9"x38"x4"||22 lbs||220 lbs|
|Aqua Marina Vapor||10'10"x30"x4"||21 lbs||253 lbs|
|Aqua Marina Vibrant||8'7"x30"x4"||15 lbs||154 lbs|
|Aqua Marina Super Trip||12'2"x34"x6"||27 lbs||463 lbs|
|Aqua Marina Flow||9'9"x32"x6"||20 lbs||264 lbs|
|Aqua Marina Race||14'x28"x6"||24 lbs||352 lbs|
|Aqua Marina Drift||10'10"x38"x6"||27 lbs||287 lbs|
|Aqua Marina Champion||9'9"x30"x6"||24 lbs||265 lbs|
Aqua Marina Paddle Board Reviews
Aqua Marina BEAST 10’6″
Brand new for 2018, the Aqua Marina BEAST is a stable and extremely fun all-around inflatable paddle board that performs well in a variety of conditions. The BEAST measures 10’6″ x 32″ x 6″ and offers good rigidity.
We really like the design of this board and it’s a super affordable option for people that need a versatile inflatable SUP for everything from flatwater paddling to SUP fitness. For more information on this new 2018 model, be sure to check out our in-depth Aqua Marina BEAST review.
Aqua Marina ECHO 10’6″
A thinner version of the 6″ thick BEAST model, the Aqua Marina ECHO is an even more affordable option that works well for smaller, lighter paddlers. Measuring 10’6″ x 32″ x 4″, the ECHO weighs in at 20 pounds and is capable of supporting up to 254 pounds of weight.
We really like the raised kick tail and GoPro camera mount on this new model, and predict it will be a popular seller for the company going forward due to this board’s super affordable price point and overall versatility.
Aqua Marina RAPID 9’6″
The new 2018 Aqua Marina RAPID is a whitewater SUP model that is also a lot of fun for surfing. This board measures 9’6″ x 33″ x 6″ and it incorporates the company’s new dual stringer technology. We really like the multiple grab handles and raised kick tail on this board — a feature that really comes in handy when paddling with a sideway stance.
A durable board that is designed to withstand abuse, the stable and super rigid Aqua Marina RAPID can be inflated all the way to 18 PSI.
Aqua Marina MAGMA 10’10”
Measuring 10’10 x 30″ x 6″, the Aqua Marina MAGMA is a great choice for flatwater cruising and surfing moderately sized waves. This board weighs in at 20 pounds and can support a maximum weight of 308 pounds.
If you’re looking for a well-priced inflatable paddle board that is geared a bit more towards performance vs. stability, the 2018 MAGMA from Aqua Marina is definitely one to consider.
Aqua Marina MEGA SUP 18’1″
Affectionately referred to around here as “The Mother Ship”, the 2018 Aqua Marina MEGA SUP is a massive multi-paddler board that is an absolute blast on the water. Measuring 18’1″ x 60″ x 8″ and weighing in at 76 pounds, the MEGA is capable of carrying up to 7 paddlers.
When it comes to big SUP boards, the Aqua Marina MEGA SUP is our top pick for 2018 if you want to have serious fun without breaking the bank. For more info, be sure to read our full Aqua Marina MEGA SUP review.
Aqua Marina THRIVE 9’9″
A good option for smaller paddlers, the Aqua Marina THRIVE is a versatile and fun all-around inflatable SUP that features good rigidity and an eye-catching design. Weighing just 16.5 pounds, Aqua Marina’s THRIVE is capable of supporting a maximum weight of 198 pounds.
If you’re a smaller paddler who is looking for a durable and affordably priced inflatable paddle board, the 6″ thick Aqua Marina THRIVE is a good option.
Aqua Marina PEACE 9’9″
A brand new iSUP model for 2018, the Aqua Marina PEACE is a board that is designed for SUP fitness. Offering extreme stability, the PEACE measures 9’9″ x 39″ x 6″ and weighs 24 pounds. The max weight capacity of this board is 375 pounds, and it’s loaded with great features that SUP fitness enthusiasts are sure to love.
If you’re serious about SUP fitness and don’t mind sacrificing versatility when it comes to board design, the PEACE is a board to check out.
Aqua Marina BLADE 10’10”
Measuring 10’10” x 31.5″ x 6″, the Aqua Marina BLADE is an inflatable WindSUP model that can also be used for all-around cruising. The BLADE is a fun option for light to moderate wind conditions, and it comes with a sail, 4-piece mast, sport boom, 1-bolt tendon mast base, alloy extension, and up haul.
If you’ve always wanted a WindSUP rig but had concerns about the high cost, the budget-priced Aqua Marina BLADE is an affordable option.
Aqua Marina Breeze 9’9″
The Aqua Marina Breeze is an all-purpose stand up paddle board that’s best for lightweight riders. Measuring 9’9″ x 30″ x 4″ and weighing in at just under 18 pounds, the Breeze is a good choice for SUP fitness and recreational paddling.
Featuring a removable tri-fin configuration and versatile shape, the Aqua Marina Breeze is board that can be used in a variety of conditions.
Aqua Marina Fusion 10’10”
Measuring 10’10” x 30″ x 6″ and weighing 21 pounds, the Aqua Marina Fusion SUP was designed for flat-water cruising, SUP fitness, and general all-around recreational paddling.
The Fusion features a double-wall drop stitch core, a large removable rear fin, and a nice honeycomb groove EVA foam traction pad.
Aqua Marina Monster 12′
The ultra-stable Aqua Marina Monster SUP measures 12′ x 32″ x 6″ and weighs in at just under 24 pounds. The Monster is a good board for larger riders who want a bigger, all-around SUP that is versatile and capable of performing in a wide variety of conditions.
A board that is decent for beginners and advanced paddlers alike, the Aqua Marina Monster features a single removable fin design.
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Aqua Marina Perspective 9’9″
Measuring 9’9″ x 38″ x 4″ and weighing 22 pounds, the Aqua Marina Perspective SUP is a decent board for beginners and intermediate paddlers.
The Perspective features a unique independent side chamber design that gives it added stability, which is helpful for newcomers to the sport who are working on building their paddling confidence
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Aqua Marina Vapor 10’10”
The Aqua Marina Vapor SUP measures 10’10” x 30″ x 4″ and weighs 21 pounds. It is an all-around board that is ideal for beginners who are learning, small wave surfing, and recreational paddling.
Featuring three removable fins, the Aqua Marina Vapor is a versatile stand up paddle board that is both fun and affordable.
Aqua Marina Vibrant 8’7″
A perfect inflatable paddle board for children and lightweight adults, the Aqua Marina Vibrant measures 8’7″ x 30″ x 4″ and has a weight of 15 pounds.
The Vibrant has a single fin design, a bungee cord storage area at the board’s nose, and a mid carry handle. Like Aqua Marina’s other inflatable stand up paddle boards, the Vibrant features durable double-wall drop stitch construction.
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Aqua Marina Super Trip 12’2″
Measuring 12’2″ x 34″ x 6″ and weighing just under 27 pounds, the stable Aqua Marina Super Trip SUP is the perfect board for family fun and tandem paddling.
The Super Trip features a full length EVA foam traction pad, convenient grab handles located at the board’s nose, tail, and rails, and a versatile three fin setup for excellent tracking.
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Aqua Marina Flow 9’9″
The Aqua Marina Flow SUP is a board that is designed solely for SUP fitness. It measures 9’9″ x 32″ x 6″ and weighs in at 20 pounds.
Stability is one of the highlights of the Aqua Marina Flow, and the full-length EVA foam deck pad provides plenty of grip for performing stretches and exercises. On the flip side, the Flow features a removable tri-fin setup.
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Aqua Marina Race 14′
The Aqua Marina Race is the sole racing SUP in the lineup. Weighing in at 24 pounds and measuring 14′ x 28″ x 6″, the sleek design of this board makes it easy to paddle long distances quickly.
The narrower dimensions of the Race means that it is not as stable as some of Aqua Marina’s other inflatable paddle boards, but this board has a much more performance-oriented design.
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Aqua Marina Drift 10’10”
The Drift is Aqua Marina’s inflatable fishing paddle board. Measuring 10’10” x 38″ x 6″ and weighing in at 27 pounds, the Aqua Marina Drift SUP is super stable and absolutely ideal if you are in the market for an affordable SUP fishing rig.
Included with the Drift is a fishing cooler with high back seat and bait well, a removable single fin, and built-in fishing rod holders.
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Aqua Marina Champion 9’9″
If you’re looking for a inflatable windsurf SUP, the Aqua Marina Champion is a board that should be on your radar. The versatile Champion weighs in at 24 pounds and measures 9’9″ x 30″ x 6″.
Included with the Champion is a collapsable mast, boom, and sail. This hybrid SUP quickly converts from an inflatable stand up paddle board to an inflatable windsurfing board in just a few seconds.
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