An inflatable SUP startup that came onto the scene in 2018, GILI Sports initially launched their brand with an affordably priced 10’6″ all-around model. Building on their success last season with the 10’6″ AIR, the company has now rolled out their second board — a higher-end 11′ iSUP with MSL fusion construction and a host of additional features.
GILI Sports is owned and operated by entrepreneur and world traveler, Jay Regan. Jay’s primary goal with his SUP company startup is to provide unbeatable value and a first-class customer service experience. From what we’ve seen thus far, GILI seems to be a brand with a bright future ahead of it. The company listens well to feedback and has a good track record of taking care of their customers — we’re looking forward to seeing how this new company develops as it continues to expand with the introduction of new models.
GILI 10'6" AIR
GILI’s first model, the GILI 10’6″ AIR is an extremely affordable, entry-level board that is perfect for beginners. The versatile 10’6″ AIR is 31″ wide and 6″ thick, and it’s a board that offers excellent overall stability.
One of our concerns with this board was the tracking due to its single fin configuration, but the company quickly responded by adding two additional side fins which have improved performance. If you’re looking for a fun all-around inflatable paddle board that is priced incredibly well, GILI’s 10’6″ AIR is an excellent choice. For more info, be sure to read our GILI 10’6″ AIR review.
GILI Adventure 11'
A brand new addition to the company’s lineup for 2019, the 11′ GILI Adventure is a higher-end inflatable that glides well and is loaded with great features.
Measuring 11′ x 32″ x 6″, the Adventure is an all-around board that has a more aggressive shape than the AIR, delivering nice improvements in terms of speed and tracking capability. This board is also built with lightweight MSL fusion construction and comes with an upgraded carbon fiber shaft travel paddle. Check our our in-depth GILI Adventure 11′ review for more details on this brand new 2019 model.