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The Best SUP Boards – Guidebook

The Best SUP Boards – Guidebook

Using SUP boards is huge fun for many people. However, for smooth water fun, you should consider a few things and choose the right board.

In the following checklist you will find the most important purchase criteria so that your day on the water runs as planned. Further down you will also find specific product recommendations. Here you will surely find the right SUP board!

Checklist For SUP Boards

Dimensions
  • The dimensions of your SUP board determine whether it is suitable for touring on calm waters or for wave surfing .
  • Short and narrow boards are more maneuverable – perfect for wave surfing.
  • Long and wide boards are more stable in the water, hold the track better and offer space for your touring gear.
  • SUP boards for surfing are 2.5 m long or shorter and a maximum of 75 cm wide.
  • For touring and racing, SUP boards with lengths from 3 m upwards are used. The width is 75-80 cm or higher.
  • Beginners best choose medium length and wide all-round boards (length between 2.75 and 3.5 m, width from 80 cm).
Volume
  • The higher the volume, the more buoyancy the board has. You will find volumes between 110 and 350 l.
  • The volume is chosen depending on skill and body weight.
  • For beginners it should be at least twice the body weight.
  • Experienced paddlers can also manage with lower volumes.
Inflatable or Hardboard
  • Inflatables are inflatable boards that can be transported in a backpack to save space.
  • Hardboards are solid boards (e.g. made of carbon, wood or plastic). Due to their high stiffness, they show better riding characteristics than iSUPs.
  • Inflatables only reach a stiffness equal to hardboards from 15 cm thickness.
Paddle
  • You can find paddles made of wood, aluminum, fiberglass or carbon.
  • If you are going on longer tours, choose a paddlethat is as lightas possible.
  • Aluminum paddles are inexpensive, sturdy and well suited for beginners. However, they are heavier than fiberglass or carbon paddles.
  • For the length of the paddle applies: body height plus 20-25 cm.
Accessories
  • Inflatables are often offered in a set with backpack, air pump, paddle, leash and repair kit.
  • In addition, you can equip your board with kayak seator different types of fins.

We have compiled the best and most interesting SUP boards for you. You can find the list with our product recommendations here.

Inflatable SUP Boards For Beginners (“Inflatables” or “iSUPs”)

Touring SUP Boards

Bluefin SUP Stand Up Inflatable Paddle Board | 14' Sprint Model | Touring/Race Model | Complete with All Accessories
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  • SPRINT DOES SPEED & GLIDE LIKE NO OTHER - Explore the world on an inflatable paddle board designed to travel farther, faster, more efficiently. Angled nose for steady cruising & plenty of space for cargo on an incredibly stable deck. 427 cm x 71 cm x 15 cm
  • DURABLE TRAVEL BACKPACK & LIGHTWEIGHT FIBREGLASS PADDLE - The most comfortable paddle board backpack available with loads of extra padding & super wide straps. Our 2 piece paddle has an ergonomic fibreglass shaft weighing almost 45% less than standard SUP paddles. No-flutter polyurethane composite blade is impossible to chip or damage. Both float!
  • SMART LOCK FIN & DOUBLE ACTION PUMP - Our versatile 8” centre fin with optimised rake provides ultimate glide for your SUP and versatility for long-haul paddling. No metal parts to lose, clip it in securely in seconds. Double action pump inflates your paddle board on both the UP & DOWN portion of every pump.

Yoga SUP Boards

Stemax Wild Dog 11'0 SUP Standup Paddel Board aufblasbar INKL Coil-Leash, Yoga, Fitness, Hund, Wild Wasser, Stand up Paddle
  • Stemax Wild Dog 11'0 SUP Standup Paddel Board aufblasbar inkl Coil-Leash, Yoga, Fitness, Hund, Wild Wasser, Stand up Paddle

Fixed SUP Boards (“hardboards”)

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The Best Sellers Of SUP Boards

In our bestseller list we have compiled the most popular UP boards for you.

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Current Offers Of SUP Boards

You can find the best current offers on SUP boards in this list.

SaleBestseller Nr. 1
Roc Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Boards with Premium SUP Paddle Board Accessories, Wide Stable Design, Non-Slip Comfort Deck for Youth & Adults (Aqua, 10 FT)
Roc Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Boards with Premium SUP Paddle Board Accessories, Wide Stable Design, Non-Slip Comfort Deck for Youth & Adults (Aqua, 10 FT)
All boards come complete with premium accessories that are superior to other board packs; Roc is proud to provide an industry leading 2 Year manufacturer’s warranty
$599.99 −61% Amazon Prime

FAQ For SUB Boards

SUP Board which size?

What size SUP board you should choose depends on what you want to do. Someone who wants to ride waves should make a different choice than a person who is out in calm waters. SUP experience also plays a role.
Beginners are best to choose an all-around board. Advanced paddlers should prefer shorter and narrower boards. You can find the exact dimensions and many other helpful recommendations in our clear checklist.

SUP Board which length?

The right length of your SUP board depends on where you want to paddle. For surfing, for example, you need a shorter board than for long and quiet tours. All-rounder boards are especially suitable for beginners. You can find the exact measurements and many other helpful tips in our free product guide. There we have listed specific product recommendations for you and provided a comprehensive checklist on the subject of SUP boards

What is a SUP Board?

Stand-up paddling is a water sport where you stand on a board (SUP board) and move with a paddle. The SUP lies on the water and its shape strongly resembles a surfboard

UP board how many fins?

So-called fins help paddling to keep the track and not constantly turn around itself. Depending on where the fins are located and how many are present, differences arise. As a rule, SUP boards have three fins. Some of these are removable.

What does a SUP board cost?

The cost of a SUP board varies depending on the supplier and product type. Usable inflatable variants can be purchased from about 265 EUR. However, there are also variants that cost over 600 EUR. In order not to save at the wrong end, but also not to spend too much money or even to choose the wrong board, you are welcome to take a look at our product guide. There you will find concrete product recommendations and a clear checklist with all important information, e.g. dimensions.

What does SUP mean?

SUP is an abbreviation for Stand-Up-Paddling. However, the abbreviation is also used by some people in messages or chat. Then it stands for “What’s up” – which in German means something like: “Was geht” or a bit more formally expressed: “Was gibt es Neues/Was machst Du?”,

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