Inflatable SUP Reviews Archive

Brand new for 2018, the Aqua Marina BEAST inflatable SUP is a stable, all-around board that measures 10’6″ x 32″ x 6″. Weighing in at 20.5 pounds and capable of supporting up to 315 pounds, this colorful board is a good choice for a wide variety of activities and conditions, and it comes with some really nice features. The Aqua Marina SUP lineup continues to grow, and the company is launching some exciting new models and accessories for this year. Known for their colorful designs and super affordable price points, Aqua Marina also has a nice range of inflatable kayaks, canoes, and boats. In this Aqua Marina BEAST review, we’ll take a look at this new 2018 model’s features, design, specs, performance, pros and cons, […]

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The brand new NIXY Newport 10’6″ is a great all-around inflatable paddle board that is lightweight and extremely stable. Measuring 10’6″ x 33″ x 6″ and weighing in at only 17 pounds, the Newport is a super versatile board that is an excellent option for paddlers of all skill levels. NIXY’s inflatable paddle boards have been reworked for 2018 and feature the latest in cutting-edge fusion technology. These boards are much lighter than the company’s previous models and can be inflated all the way to 20 PSI for incredible rigidity. Founded by Nicolas and Ale Szczedrin and headquartered in Irvine, CA, NIXY Sports is a company that is entirely focused on designing high-quality inflatable SUPs at affordable price points. NIXY has a manufacturer-direct marketing model that […]

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A slightly smaller version of THURSO’s popular 11′ SUP model, the new Waterwalker 10’6″ measures 31″ wide, 6″ thick, and it weighs in at 24 pounds. This board shares the same shape and looks of its bigger brother, but is designed for small to medium-sized paddlers who don’t necessarily need an 11′ board. Founded in 2016, THURSO SURF is an up-and-coming SUP company that’s currently in the process of expanding their lineup of inflatable paddle boards. The THURSO brand was initially launched with a single model and they’ve since released several new boards. We really love the fact that this young company is so attentive to customer feedback, eager to add requested features, and intently focused on delivering top-notch customer support — these are all […]

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The new THURSO SURF Prodigy paddle board is a great-looking iSUP for kids that comes with a nice package of SUP accessories. Measuring 7’6″ x 30″ x 4″ and weighing in at 19 pounds, THURSO’s Prodigy youth paddle board is absolutely perfect for small paddlers and it can support a maximum weight of up to 165 pounds. THURSO is a new name on the paddleboarding scene, and the company is working hard to build upon the success of their first model, the THURSO SURF 11′ SUP. In addition to the 7’6″ Prodigy, THURSO also has several other exciting new inflatable SUP models in the works. In this review, we’re going to cover the features and construction of the board, what we like about it, what […]

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The all-new NIXY 12’6″ Manhattan touring SUP is a long, fast inflatable paddle board that is a lot of fun to paddle. Measuring 12’6″ x 30″ x 6″ and weighing in at only 19 pounds, this is a very well-constructed iSUP that is loaded with great features. NIXY Sports is a fairly new name on the SUP scene, and the Irvine, CA-based company is focused entirely on the iSUP market. In addition to NIXY’s inflatable SUP lineup, the company also has a growing range of paddle board accessories. NIXY SUP boards are known for their great value and very affordable price points, and the latest models have only gotten better. In this review of the brand new NIXY 12’6″ Manhattan iSUP, we’ll take a look […]

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If you’re searching for a super stable, ultra-durable inflatable paddle board that can pretty much handle it all, the Hala Rival Hoss is a board that should be on your radar. Built like a tank and packed with great features, this is a top-shelf iSUP that will definitely put a smile on your face. Hala Gear has been designing some of the industry’s best inflatable paddle boards since 2011, and the company is headquartered in beautiful Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Hala is a company that is made of of die-hard paddling enthusiasts who use (and abuse) the gear they make on a daily basis, and they’re constantly pushing the envelope when it comes to cutting edge inflatable SUP design. In this review of the Hala Rival […]

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The Earth River SUP 10-7 SKYLAKE is an extremely well-made inflatable paddle board that ticks all of the boxes when it comes to high-quality construction, features, and all-around performance. Measuring 10’7″ x 32″ x 5″, this iSUP is a great choice for paddlers who need a lightweight, durable board that can pretty much handle it all. Earth River SUP is a company that’s still flying under the radar of most, but the company has a top-shelf lineup of inflatable paddle boards and SUP accessories. Founded in 2012, the Maryland-based SUP company remains fully dedicated to their mission of producing the industry’s best line of inflatables, and their boards are currently in use at paddleboarding schools throughout the United States. Over the past few years, Earth […]

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The THURSO SURF 11′ inflatable SUP is a brand new board for 2017 by an up-and-coming company on the paddleboarding scene. Measuring 11′ x 32″ x 6″ and weighing in at 26 pounds, this is a nice all-around iSUP that is stable and great for a variety of water conditions and paddling activities. THURSO SURF was founded in 2016 and while this is their only model at the moment, the company has several new boards in the works including a 10’6″ all-around board, a 12’6″ cruising iSUP, and an inflatable paddle board for kids. The company’s goal is to provide extremely high value at affordable price points, and with the release of their 11′ iSUP, they’re doing just that. In this THURSO SURF 11′ inflatable […]

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The Hala Carbon Hoss is a new model for 2017 that features some pretty exciting technology. This is an extremely stable, all-around board that is versatile and suited for a wide range of SUP activities. Founded in 2011 by Peter Hall and headquartered in Steamboat Springs, CO, Hala Gear is a company that is continually pushing the envelope when it comes to inflatable paddle board design. New for 2017 is Hala’s Carbon Construction technology which further narrows the gap between iSUP and rigid board feel and performance. By incorporating their Carbon + Fusion Drop Stitch material, Hala has been able to increase overall rigidity by about 300%. In this Hala Carbon Hoss review, we’ll be discussing this board’s standout features, build quality, pros and cons, […]

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The new inflatable SUP is a well-built, stable board that performs well in a wide variety of paddling conditions. Measuring 11′ x 32″ x 6″ and weighing in at 24 pounds, the ALL-AROUND 11′ is capable of supporting up to 385 pounds and is a great choice for larger paddlers. iRocker is a fairly new name on the paddle boarding scene, but the company has quickly amassed a very loyal following due to their high-quality construction and affordable pricing. The Jacksonville, FL-based company initially launched their inflatable SUP lineup with two models, and they’ve now expanded the line to five boards. In addition to inflatable paddle boards, iRocker also sells a nice range of SUP accessories. In this iRocker ALL-AROUND 11′ review we’ll cover the pros […]

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