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The Best Stand Up Paddle Boards For Beginners

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This article showcases our top picks for the Best Stand Up Paddle Boards For Beginners. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below). We are keen to hear your feedback on all of our content and our comment section is a moderated space to express your thoughts and feelings related (or not) to this article This list is in no particular order.

Red Paddle Co 10’6″ x 32″ Ride Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board

This product was recommended by Julian Kidd from Green Water Sports

If you could only ever have one board, the 2022 Red Paddle Co 10’6″ x 32″ Ride inflatable paddle board is the one we’d tell you to get. The 10’6″ Ride is already the world’s most popular inflatable SUP and continues to win numerous consumer and industry awards. Its popularity is down to its versatility. It’s designed to float and glide easily on flat water, and it has just the right amount of curve in the plan shape so it rides smoothly and predictably in surf, no matter what kind of rider you are. And it’s 120mm/4.7” thick, which increases stiffness while not affecting ride and performance. Cargo tie-downs complete an iconic package.

FEATH-R-LITE Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board

This product was recommended by Michael Jan Baldicana from bidetsPLUS

The FEATH-R-LITE Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board is a versatile and lightweight paddleboard, perfect for beginners. It has a wide and stable base, which makes it easy to stand on the board and get started. The board also has a lightweight inflatable paddleboard that makes it easy to carry around.

Yajun SUP Set Paddle Board

This product was recommended by Veronica Thompson from Everyday Power

This material is best known for its long-lasting durability, owing mainly to the superior and durable PVC material that it is made of. It can accommodate up to 130kg and is equipped with an anti-slip deck pad, ensuring your safety while in use of the board. The set comes with a paddle, hand pump, removable fin, leash, backpack, and a repair kit.

SURFTORRENT Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board

This product was recommended by Thomas Wright from The Lipo Group

The SURFTORRENT inflatable stand up paddle board is a perfect option for beginners and youth. It is an affordable and durable paddle board that can be used in various water conditions. It’s a great paddle board that is easy to use and has a lot of features that make it the perfect choice for beginner paddlers.

SIC Tao Fit 11’ Tough-Tec

This product was recommended by Alison Chang from Shoreline Lake

The large volume and full-length deck pad make it great for adults; however, kids tend to have more difficulty controlling such a large board. At 34” wide and a volume of 260 L (compared to 195 L for the 10’ Breeze Cross — our other recommendation, noted below), these boards provide a relatively stable platform and are suitable for paddlers up to a maximum of 285 lbs. These features make it better for SUP Yoga than a smaller board, or those with a deck pad that doesn’t extend the full length of the board (resulting in a hard surface towards the front end). The Tough-Tec construction, while heavier than other technologies, provides a durable board suited to frequent use. This type of construction uses a heavy-duty, single-layer shell which provides better puncture or impact resistance than many other types of board (often comprised of several layers of lighter materials).

TAHE 10’ Breeze Cross Ace-Tec

This product was recommended by Alison Chang from Shoreline Lake

These boards provide a balanced option for both kids and adults (riders up to 220 lbs), and are also very stable. Lighter than Tough-Tec, the Ace-Tec construction makes the board more kid-friendly, while still providing a durable board suitable for use with rentals and introductory classes. (TAHE and SIC both use the same Ace-Tec and Tough-Tec technologies in constructing their boards, detailed on each of their websites: links below.) As a comparison, the 10’ Breeze Cross Ace-Tec weighs 28 lbs, while the similarly sized 10′ Beach Cross Tough-Tec comes in at 32 lbs, and the larger Tao Fit 11’ Tough-Tec 39 lbs.

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