A popular choice when it comes to midrange inflatable paddle boards, the Atoll Board Co 11′ SUP 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. We’ll also share a special coupon code promotion at the end of this review that’ll save you a ton of money on the board. […]

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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 big 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 who need an easy way to get to the best fishing spots. 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 SUP fishing rigs for everything from fly fishing to bass hunting… Best Inflatable Paddle Board for Fishing – 2018 Top Picks Sea Eagle FishSUP 126 The Sea Eagle FishSUP 126 […]

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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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Brand new for 2018, the THURSO SURF Expedition 11’6″ is a fast inflatable touring SUP that is super affordable and packs a ton of value. The latest edition in the company’s growing line of iSUPs, this board is the perfect choice for paddling long distances and embarking on multi-day paddling expeditions. A relative newcomer to the SUP world, THURSO SURF has quickly built a reputation for their beautiful board designs, durable construction, and outstanding overall value. Currently, the THURSO SUP line consists of 5 models which range in size from 7’6″ to 11’6″. In this review of the 2018 THURSO SURF Expedition 11’6″ SUP, we’ll go over the board’s specs, features, paddling performance, included accessories, and more. In a Hurry? Here’s a Quick Summary… THURSO […]

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Looking for the biggest, baddest SUP boards on the planet? Our big SUP board showdown for this year features 5 of the most insane inflatable SUP boards ever made—all designed to provide you with year after year of intense fun and enjoyment. Whether you and your crew are out surfing, exploring, or just hanging loose on the water together, these big SUP boards were designed to handle it all. Best Big Paddle Boards for 2018 iROCKER SUP BIG BLUE 13’6″ The latest oversized inflatable SUP introduced this season is the impressive new iROCKER BIG BLUE. This massive paddle board measures 13’6″x50″x8″ and it can comfortably support 5 paddlers. Loaded with tons of grab handles, a generously-sized bungee storage area, and iROCKER’s bombproof quad layer PVC […]

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Brand new for 2018, the Aqua Marina Premium Wheely Backpack is a great option for those who need a more substantial carrying bag than the company’s standard Magic Backpack. The Magic Backpack is currently the backpack that comes with most of this year’s Aqua Marina SUPs, and while it definitely does the job, it’s quite basic and isn’t an ideal solution if you’re planning to do some serious traveling with your board. Aqua Marina Wheeled SUP Backpack Review: Bag Overview Featuring twin roller wheels and a durable build, Aqua Marina’s Premium Wheely SUP Backpack makes it so easy to transport your board. This eye-catching SUP carrying bag has a super accessible clamshell design that opens up nice and wide, giving you the ability to easily […]

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New for 2018 is the Aqua Marina MEGA SUP — a giant, 18′ multi-person inflatable paddle board that packs enough fun for the entire family. Despite the fact that the MEGA is one seriously massive board, it doesn’t come with a massive price tag as it’s currently the most affordably priced big SUP on the market.Aqua Marina is really stepping things up with their 2018 line of inflatables, and the company has recently introduced several impressive new models such as the stable, all-around Aqua Marina BEAST and their RAPID river/surfing SUP. Well-known for making fun and super affordable inflatable paddle boards, the company’s growing range of iSUPs now offers something for every type of paddler. In this review of Aqua Marina’s 18′ MEGA SUP, we’ll […]

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The 60L OverBoard Waterproof Dry Tube Backpack is a generously-sized bag that is perfect for SUP touring and expeditions, camping, and multi-day outdoor adventures where maintaining dry gear is a top priority. We’re big fans of OverBoard dry bags, and while a bag of this size is not suitable for everyone, it’s a solid choice if you’re looking for an oversized dry bag with a ton of carrying capacity. OverBoard dry bags are well-known for being durable, dependable, and feature-rich. The company has an impressive range of waterproof bags, and they put all of their designs through a demanding set of rigorous tests to ensure that their gear is suitable for serious use. In this review of the 60L OverBoard Dry Tube Backpack, we’ll discuss […]

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Despite the efforts of Chris Burkard, Kepa Acero, and Shane Dorian, surfing has never quite been accepted by the greater adventure sports community. With #vanlife on the rise, you’d think that surfers may soon be accepted by dirtbags everywhere, but it seems that the surf community is a bit too much Jeff Spikoli and not enough Jack Kerouac… It’s not that surfing lacks a sense of adventure. Surfers, climbers, skiers, and explorers share a common lingo, culture, and stoke. As Yvon Choinard, founder of Patagonia and author of  so aptly stated, “if it wasn’t for climbing, we’d all be surfers.” Yet for whatever reason, surfers are too often left aside from the adventure sports community. It begs the question, what do these other activities have […]

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