Headquartered in Irvine, CA, NIXY SPORTS is a company that is focused entirely on designing and manufacturing inflatable paddle boards. Unlike many other brands that offer both hard boards and iSUPs, NIXY specializes in inflatable SUPs and continually strives to improve their lineup with new features and improved construction technologies.
Avid travelers with a strong background in design and engineering, NIXY founders Nicolas and Ale Szczedrin are working to build a SUP company that’s known for top-shelf build quality and affordable price points. This husband and wife team fell in love with the sport of paddleboarding several years ago, and they’ve become extremely passionate about inflatables due to the incredible convenience and portability of iSUPs.
Currently, the NIXY SUP lineup consists of four models (and one special edition variant) ranging in size from 9’6″ to 12’6″. Unlike other brands that may also offer budget and premium lines, NIXY has a single range, because they’re committed to designing and selling “only the inflatable SUPs that we’d want to buy ourselves.”
All NIXY inflatable paddle boards are backed by a 2-year warranty, 30-day money back guarantee, and include a premium quality SUP backpack, dual-chamber triple-action pump, leash, adjustable travel paddle, and repair kit.
Where to Buy NIXY Inflatable SUPs
If you’re looking for the best price on one of NIXY’s inflatable paddle boards, we recommend placing your order directly through the company’s official website. NIXY offers the lowest prices, FREE shipping, no sales tax (unless you’re in California), and top-notch customer support.
NIXY will ship internationally on request, but the shipping can get quite expensive. They have started offering their SUPs and accessories in select regions via Amazon:
NIXY SUP Review Summaries
NIXY Huntington - Ultralight Travel iSUP
An exciting new addition to the company’s iSUP line is the NIXY Huntington. This ultra-compact inflatable paddle board is a total game-changer as it weighs in at only 17 pounds and packs down into about half the size of regular inflatable SUPs.
The ultimate platform for adventure travel, the Huntington measures 9’6″ x 32″ x 6″ and comes with a compact carrying bag, 4-piece paddle, powerful dual-chamber pump, and leash. Featuring a removable twin fin setup and offset hardware, the Huntington folds down the middle and then rolls up into an unbelievably small footprint for unparalleled packability. If you’re looking for a lightweight, super portable board that you can literally bring anywhere, the new NIXY Huntington is our top pick this season. Click here to read our full review.
NIXY Newport - All-Around iSUP
A fun all-around inflatable paddle board, NIXY’s Newport measures 10’6″ x 33″ x 6″ and it weighs in at a lightweight 20 pounds. SUP fitness, fishing, flat water paddling, whitewater, paddling around with your kiddos and pup — the NIXY Newport can do it all.
The Newport has been completely redesigned this season with several new premium features that we love. Featuring front and rear bungee storage areas, grab handles at the nose and tail, a rail mounted paddle holder, and comfortable new logo stamped deck pad, the Newport packs a ton of value.
For more info, be sure to read our in-depth NIXY Newport review.
NIXY Newport Palm - Limited Edition
A limited edition version of the regular Newport model, the NIXY Newport Palm is an inflatable paddle board that really turns heads. The tropical green foliage graphic is eye-grabbing when paired with the white board and brown traction pad, making this model a popular choice for those interested in a different look.
It should be noted that the Newport Palm weighs more than the standard Newport G3, since it doesn’t incorporate NIXY’s newer FusionTech construction. Otherwise, it offers the same excellent stability and versatile all-around performance of the Newport G3 in a variety of conditions.
If you’re looking for a stylish all-around inflatable SUP that’s well-constructed and comes with a great warranty, the Newport Palm definitely deserves a look. For more info, read our in-depth review of the regular NIXY Newport, which is otherwise comparable, other than the difference in graphic design and weight.
NIXY Venice - Fitness iSUP
A super stable platform that is designed primarily for SUP fitness and beginners, the NIXY Venice measures 10’6″ x 34″ x 6″ and it’s capable of supporting a maximum weight of 300 pounds. Like NIXY’s other inflatables, the Venice is very lightweight and incredibly easy to carry around.
Available in four attractive colors (aqua, blue, purple, and red), the Venice features a tri-fin configuration, dual bungee storage areas, D-rings for securing gear or NIXY’s optional kayak seat attachment, front and rear grab handles, and a convenient paddle holder along the rail.
To learn more, be sure to check out our full-length NIXY Venice review.
NIXY Manhattan - Touring iSUP
A touring board designed for performance and maximum speed, the NIXY Manhattan is a fast board that’s ideal for cruising lakes and paddling longer distances. Featuring NIXY’s lightweight dual-layer fusion construction, the Manhattan weighs in at only 22 pounds and it’s capable of supporting up to 300 pounds of weight.
This season, the Manhattan has been nicely upgraded into a much more feature-rich touring SUP. The dual-bungee storage areas give you plenty of onboard cargo capacity for your gear and the front and rear grab handles make it really easy to handle the board around the water.
If you’re looking for a fast paddling board that is super affordable and constructed with the latest technology, this is a great choice. Check out our full NIXY Manhattan review for more info.
NIXY SUP Accessories
NIXY offers a nice range of optional accessories that you’ll want to consider to add convenience or capability to their iSUPs.
NIXY offers a 30-day risk-free return policy. You pay return shipping which is common. (note: we always recommend keeping your packaging until you’re sure you’re keeping the board).
There is a 2-year limited warranty on all NIXY iSUPs, which is pretty standard for the mid-tier and premium iSUP companies. Included accessories receive a 90-day warranty which is good. The NIXY warranty page is also one of the most to-the-point warranties we’ve seen.
Visit the NIXY warranty page on their site for more details.
Read More About NIXY SPORTS
Several years have passed since NIXY SPORTS founders, Ale and Nicolas Szczedrin, turned a family passion for the outdoors into a new iSUP business. We check in with them in 2020 to see how their vision to offer high quality and affordable boards is going and how they’re navigating the COVID-19 crisis.
In this edition of SUP Company Spotlight, InflatableBoarder.com had the opportunity to interview NIXY Sports founders, Nicolas and Ale Szczedrin. Headquartered in Irvine, CA, NIXY Sports is a company that is focused entirely on the inflatable SUP market with four