Founded in 1979, Haiku, Hawaii-based Naish is a well-known company in the world of boardsports. With a diverse range of stand up paddle boards and gear for windsurfing, kiteboarding, and foiling, Naish has firmly established itself as a worldwide watersports leader.
Naish’s 2019 SUP line consists of a wide range of composite boards, iSUPs, paddles, and other accessories. Their inflatable SUP range has made some big strides this year with the introduction of new construction technologies. The result is stiffer, faster inflatables that are delivering overall performance that’s very comparable to rigid SUPs.
This season, there are 12 Naish iSUP models ranging in size from 10’6″ to 14′ in length. All of Naish’s inflatable SUPs can be inflated to 21 PSI and are backed by the company’s 1-year warranty which covers manufacturer defects.
Naish Paddle Board Comparison Chart
|Naish ONE 12’6″||12’6″x30″x6″||24 lbs||230 lbs|
|Naish ONE Alana 12’6″||12’6″x30″x6″||24 lbs||230 lbs|
|Naish Nalu 10’6″||10’6″x32″x6″||20.5 lbs||220 lbs|
|Naish Nalu 11’6″||11’6″x34″x6″||22 lbs||265 lbs|
|Naish Alana 10’6″||10’6″x32″x5″||19 lbs||190 lbs|
|Naish Alana 11’6″||11’6″x32″x6″||23.5 lbs||190 lbs|
|Naish Glide 12′||12′x34″x6″||24 lbs||265 lbs|
|Naish Glide 12’6″||12’6″x32″x6″||23 lbs||265 lbs|
|Naish Glide 14′||14′x30″x6″||25 lbs||265 lbs|
|Naish Maliko 14′ x 25″||14′x25″x6″||27 lbs||220 lbs|
|Naish Maliko 14′ x 27″||14′x27″x6″||28 lbs||240 lbs|
|Naish Crossover 12′||12′x34″x6″||24 lbs||230 lbs|
Naish's 2019 iSUP Technology (Video Overview)
Naish Inflatable SUP Reviews (2019)
Naish ONE Inflatable 12'6"
The Naish ONE Inflatable 12’6″ is a great board for anyone who is looking to go fast or paddle longer distances. Featuring X-Weave drop-stitch construction, a wide single stringer, and double layer rails for increased stiffness, the Naish ONE inflatable paddle board is built with performance and durability in mind.
This model measures 12’6″ x 30″ x 6″ and it weighs in at 24 pounds. The ONE also has a 230-pound max capacity and a Naish standardized stiffness rating of 3.8.
Lastly, the Naish ONE Inflatable 12’6″ also features a convenient number guide integrated into the traction pad for stance reference.
Naish ONE Alana Inflatable 12'6"
The Naish ONE Alana Inflatable 12’6″ offers the same specs, construction, and features as the company’s regular ONE inflatable in a more female-friendly colorway. This board has a beautiful blue and pink design that really stands out and the matching iSUP backpack is a nice touch.
Like the standard ONE iSUP model, the ONE Alana comes with a numbered stance reference guide integrated into the EVA foam deck pad, double layer rails, stringer, and tough X-Weave drop-stitch construction.
The sleek design of this board makes it ideal for cruising lakes and it can even hold its own when it comes to SUP racing.
Naish Nalu Inflatable 10'6" X32
The versatile Naish Nalu Inflatable 10’6″ x32 is an all-around iSUP that can be used for everything from flatwater paddling to having fun in small surf. This lightweight board measures 10’6″ x 32″ x 6″ and it weighs in at just over 20 pounds.
Offering excellent stability and respectable performance in a wide variety of paddling conditions, the Nalu 10’6″ inflatable is a solid choice for beginners through advanced paddlers. With a volume of 270L and a maximum weight capacity of 220 pounds, it’ll handle a child passenger, dog, and additional gear.
This model features a Naish standardized stiffness rating of 5.4 and it comes with double layer rails and a double stringer for added rigidity. Click here for more info on this board.
Naish Nalu Inflatable 11'6" X34
The big brother of the company’s smaller 10’6″ version, the Naish Nalu Inflatable 11’6″ X34 is a longer, wider iSUP that provides added stability and additional capacity for larger paddlers. This is a super stable board that offers outstanding versatility and it’s slightly stiffer than the smaller version with a Naish standardized stiffness rating of 5.5.
The Naish Nalu Inflatable 11’6″ is 34″ wide, 6″ thick, and weighs only 22 pounds. It packs a total volume of 314 L and can support up to 265 pounds of weight.
If you like the looks of the smaller 10’6″ model but prefer something a bit bigger, this board is a good choice.
Naish Alana Inflatable 10'6" X32
The Naish Alana Inflatable 10’6″ X32 is an all-around women’s model that is slightly thinner and lighter than the popular Nalu Inflatable 10’6″. Measuring 10’6″ x 32″ x 5″ and weighing in at just 19 pounds, the Alana Inflatable 10’6″ features an eye-catching blue, pink, and purple design that female paddlers are sure to appreciate.
The board’s 4-point bungee storage system at the nose is handy for stashing a PFD, dry bag, or backpack, and the front and rear grab handles are extremely convenient for pulling the SUP in and out of the water.
As you’d expect, the thinner Alana Inflatable 10’6″ isn’t quite as stiff as the Nalu, coming in at 3.2 on Naish’s standardized stiffness scale. For more details on this iSUP, click here.
Naish Alana Inflatable 11'6" X34 Fusion
Constructed from a high-quality fusion drop-stitch material, the lightweight Naish Alana Inflatable 11’6″ X34 Fusion is an excellent all-around inflatable SUP for women paddlers of all experience levels. Offering outstanding stability and the ability to handle a wide range of conditions, the Alana Inflatable 11’6″ measures 34″ wide, 6″ thick, and it weighs in at 23.5 pounds.
This model features a stiffness rating of 6.2 which makes it a much better choice than the smaller 10’6″ for larger paddlers, and the 6-point front bungee cargo area provides increased storage capacity. There are also front, rear, and side grab handles as well as Hydroslick edges for additional speed and improved paddling efficiency.
Naish Glide Inflatable 12' X34 Fusion
The Naish Glide Inflatable 12′ X34 Fusion is touring SUP that’s designed for overnight paddling trips and cruising long distances. This model measures 12′ x 34″ x 6″ and it weighs in at a lightweight 24 pounds.
With a total volume of 319L and a maximum weight rating of 265 pounds, the Glide Inflatable 12′ can handle extra gear, your dog, or small children.
Like the Alana Inflatable 11’6″, this board features Hydroslick edges for increased speed and paddling efficiency and the 34″ width offers plenty of stability, making this board fun for paddlers of all skill levels.
The Glide Inflatable 12′ features a stiffness rating of 6.2 and also comes with a handy accessory mount for attaching your GoPro camera.
Naish Glide Inflatable 12'6" X32 Fusion
The mid-sized model in the company’s Glide range, the Naish Glide Inflatable 12’6″ X32 Fusion offers a nice blend of speed, glide, and stability. This inflatable touring SUP delivers the same features as the smaller 12′ model in a faster package, making it an excellent choice for paddlers who don’t mind sacrificing a slight amount of stability for increased speed.
The 12’6″ version comes in with a Naish stiffness rating of 6.0 and it packs 323 L of total volume. Like the smaller Glide model, there are bungee storage areas at the nose and tail of the board for securing your gear, an accessory mount for attaching your GoPro camera, front/rear/side grab handles, and Hydroslick edges for improved overall performance.
Naish Glide Inflatable 14' X30 Fusion
The longest and fastest board in the company’s inflatable Glide line, the Naish Glide Inflatable 14′ X30 Fusion is the best choice for experienced paddlers who want to maximize speed at the expense of stability. Measuring 14′ x 30″ x 6″ and weighing 25 pounds, the Glide Inflatable 14′ packs a total volume of 327 L and is capable of supporting up to 265 pounds of weight.
Like the other Glide inflatables, the 14′ model is constructed from quality fusion drop-stitch material and it features double layer rails and Hydroslick edges. There are also front and rear bungee storage areas for increased onboard cargo capacity as well as an accessory mount and variety of grab handles.
Lastly, the Glide Inflatable 14′ has a 5.8 stiffness rating. See our Glide 14’0″ X30 Fusion reviews page for more info on this new model.
Naish Maliko Inflatable 14' X25 Fusion Carbon
Part of the company’s high-performance iSUP racing line, the Naish Maliko Inflatable 14′ X25 Fusion Carbon is an incredibly fast board that was designed with the company’s most advanced materials and technology. With an impressive stiffness rating of 9.5, the Maliko Inflatable 14′ x 25″ offers incredible rigidity and the speed needed to win competitive races.
This lightweight racing SUP weighs in at only 22 pounds and it features double carbon stringers, dual layer rails, premium fusion drop-stitch construction, and Hydroslick edges.
It’s quite a feat to construct an inflatable racing SUP that’s capable of delivering top-shelf performance, but Naish has done just that with their impressive new Maliko iSUP range.
Naish Maliko Inflatable 14' X27 Fusion Carbon
The widest model in the company’s inflatable racing SUP line, the Naish Maliko Inflatable 14′ X27 Fusion Carbon offers a bit more stability and the highest stiffness rating of any Naish inflatable paddle board, coming in at 11.0.
As with the narrower 25″ model, the Maliko Inflatable 14′ x 27″ features double carbon stringers on the top and bottom of the board, dual layer reinforced rails, Hydroslick edges, and premium grade drop-stitch PVC construction.
Both Maliko inflatable racing SUPs come with a single removable fin, 4-point front bungee storage area, and side grab handles for convenient handling in and around the water.
Naish Crossover Inflatable 12' X34 Fusion
Last but not least, the versatile Naish Crossover Inflatable 12′ X34 Fusion is very similar to the Glide Inflatable 12′ but it offers the added ability to attach a windsurfing rig for serious sailing fun. This board measures 12′ x 34″ x 6″, weighs 24 pounds, and is capable of supporting up to 230 pounds of weight.
In addition to the board’s windsurf mast insert, the Naish Crossover Inflatable 12′ also features twin fins plus a center fin for outstanding tracking performance in windy conditions.
As with the Glide inflatables, this model is made from premium drop-stitch construction and comes with Hydroslick edges and double layer rails for added durability.