Featured Stand Up Paddle Boards
At 3.3 metres long this is a great board for beginners and more experienced riders alike and for almost any kind of wave.
The flat, wide deck gives great stability and allows for quite a turn of speed should you require it.
Maximum comfort and quickness for all skill levels, the VAPOR was developed as a perfect all-round stand up paddle board.
The standard package for this board includes a tripe fin set (1 large and 2 small), 23" hand pump for fast inflation, quality hard wearing carry bag, pressure gauge and repair kit.
Customise your SUP Package with optional paddle and leash upgrades.
It has a surf-inspired longboard shape to handle mid-size waves but with less curvature than a rocker board to glide on flatter waters.
The inflatable SUP comes with all of the equipment you need to carry it, inflate it and hit the open water, including a deluxe backpack, manual inflation pump and 2.15m adjustable aluminium oar.
As a complete package, it’s perfect if you’re looking to purchase your first paddleboard.
Specifications: L285cm x W76cm x D10cm (9’4” x 30” x 4”) / 75kg (165lbs) weight capacity / 178 litres (47 gallons) air volume.
Features: 3 modelled fins for directional stability / Drop-Stitch material for unparalleled strength and durability / Quick inflation and deflation valve / Non-slip traction pad / Elastic cord for storage / Convenient deck handle to help pick up and carry the SUP.
Each board is handmade and has a 3-year warranty.
These are the toughest, most durable inflatable SUP boards in the world.
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The boards are available in 3 different sizes and thicknesses - 9ft 9in x 4in, 10ft 6in x 5in and a 12ft x 6in (see other listings) All are very stable and responsive; the 12ft being the most stable and the 9ft being the most responsive.
These stable, high performance boards really help inspire the paddlers confidence, allowing beginners to hone their skills and become more accustomed to paddling standing up whilst enabling more experienced riders to paddle into waves and catch them with ease.
The boards feature a tri-fin set up with 2 small side bites and one larger, removable central fin.
Choosing the length of your iSUP: Shorter boards (under 10'): '9'9" is the world's most popular iSUP' - Great for riders with any previous experience in board sports or if wanting to have fun in the surf and fine for flat water.
Shorter boards are more manoeuvrable than long boards and therefore perform far better in the surf.
These are perfect boards for beginners (under max user weight) as they are much easier to control than a larger board - also great for younger paddlers.
Max weight around 95kg Medium boards (10' to 11'): Good for use on calm lakes, rivers and can also be used in the surf.
Their stability and versatility make these boards popular among first time riders as they can explore all aspects of the sport with the one board.
Max weight around 115kg Long boards (12 and over): Great for cruising and touring.
Long boards are faster than short and medium boards and they tend to track straighter.
They cover longer distance with relative ease and are more stable due to their higher volume.
Great for longer distances and bigger people.
Max weight around 160kg
The Stand Up Paddle Board Watersport has been around for a long time, but in recent years has become extremely popular mainly due to the aerobic nature of the sport and the amount of fun that it provides. We compare Stand Up Paddle Boards, Paddles, Wetsuits, Rash Vests, Accessories and more from leading Surfing Retailers to bring you the best prices for the top brands.
Stand up paddle Surfing, or Hoe he’e nalu in Hawaiian, is an up and coming sport that combines a Stand Up Paddle Board (sometimes abbreviated as SUP Board) with a stand up posture and a bladed paddle. Let’s take a closer look at this fascinating sport.
The History and Reemergence of the Paddle Board
It’s origination is Hawaiian and began as a way for Hawaiian surf instructors to maintain a better viewpoint of their students, as standing up gives better views of incoming waves. The term “Beach boy surfing” originated from Waikiki with surfers using these boards to get better viewpoints of tourists learning how to ride waves. The introduction of stand up paddle boarding into the modern scene is credited to the well known big wave surfers Dave Kalama and Laird Hamilton. Rick Thomas was the first of this generation’s surfers to use a stand up paddle board in the beaches of USA, taking a Munoz board with a Kinimaka paddle to California water in 2000.
SUP Surfing Advantages
This surfboard and surfing type has some tangible advantages:
- Surfers gain a better view of incoming waves, which means they are able to catch more of the waves to surf on.
- Paddle Surfing is great fun, and can provide many hours of enjoyment. Surfers don their wetsuits and paddle out for a great round a wave catching.
- Stand Up Paddle Boarding is known to give a great full body workout with an emphasis on the core muscles. As such, many cross trainers are beginning to favor the up and coming sport as a great way to maintain their physique and endurance.
The requirements for an enjoyable experience include a paddle board, paddle, chosen clothing, skin and eye sun protection, and a personal flotation device.
Paddle Board prices vary, we have a great selection on our Paddle Boards page, and the boards vary in size to suit the user’s experience level. The boards are usually longer than ordinary surf boards, being about 9 to 12 feet in length. Flatter, wider boards benefit the novice as they require a more stable ride on the water. Narrower boards are for those that have already been enjoying the sport for some time and don’t need as much assistance in balancing. Paddles should be chosen based on your height, with a standard one being 6 to 9 inches taller than the rider (although some manufacturers claim that 8 to 10 inches is a better decision).
Temperatures should be noted before venturing out on the water, as hypothermia can occur in colder climates. Consider a Wetsuit if these types of conditions could be present. In warmer climates anything that can respond to your movements and is comfortable when wet, such as a Rash Vest and Board Shorts or any standard swim wear would be suitable.
If surfing in the US it is of note that the US coast guard now maintains that SUPs are vessels. As such, those participating in this sport in US waters are required to wear floatation devices when at certain beaches.
If you’re looking for some new variety and maneuverability in surfing, stand up paddle boarding may be for you. This is a wonderful new addition to sport of surfing as a whole, and offers a kind of visibility and maneuverability that you are sure to enjoy. So go grab one of these boards, put on your wetsuit, and hit those waves!