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5 Best Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Boards (SUP) For 2020 

What Makes This Paddle Board Stand Out

  • 3 different size options
  • 3 piece carbon fiber adjustable paddle
  • travel backpack equipped with rollers
  • front and rear bungee storage system
  • 2 +1 detachable Quick Lock fins

The Thurso Waterwalker is designed in the classic touring shape which makes it good for all around paddling activities and most water conditions, while also allowing the comfort for longer paddle tours.

The Waterwalker breaks the iSUP mold and actually looks cool. It look more like a rigid paddle board or even a surfboard with it faux wood print. And added benefit to this package is that it comes with a repair kit, should you need it.

It comes with a great EVA foam padding making for solid comfort and traction. This pad is also great for yoga sessions. And if yoga is your thing, you’ll really like this board because Thurso thought of all the details down to creating Velcro straps on the side rails of the paddle board to hold your paddle, so it doesn’t float away.

The Waterwalker is fully optioned with 3 grab handles, front, center, and rear. A 6 point bungee front and 4 point bungee in the rear for carrying all manner of equipment. As well as 4 D-rings which would allow you to securely attach a cooler if you wanted.

What Makes This Paddle Board Stand Out

  • large deck pad and rear storage area
  • easy installation Flip Lock Center Fin
  • carry backpack has rollers also
  • fishing rack compatible
  • 2 year factory warranty & 60 day return period

The Blackfin Model X Inflatable SUP is simply one of the best, most versatile paddle boards on the market.

Its durable construction using both the strongest and lightest materials around and consists of a 3 layer composite PVC with a carbon fiber rail system which is almost unheard of on an iSUP.

Due to this rock solid construction the Blackfin Model X can hold up to 450 lbs, which is more than any reasonable person will need.

The EVO deck pad is comfortable while providing good traction. It can even be used as a yoga mat, if you want to take a SUP yoga class.

The Blackfin Model X comes fully loaded with an ankle leash and key pocket, carbon blended adjustable paddle, carrying backpack (with wheels!), an ultra fast twin chamber hand pump, and 3 fins for super stability on the rough water.

This iSUP performs well in most water conditions, can handle 2 people (and a dog), and is a good fit for all skill levels.

Atoll inflatable stand up paddleboard complete package in army green

What Makes This Paddle Board Stand Out

  • Available in 4 different color combinations
  • Discounts available for Military, 1st Responders, and Healthcare Workers
  • travel backpack
  • 11 feet length, 32 inches wide
  • Ready for lakes, rivers, oceans, fishing, relaxing, and SUP yoga

The Atoll paddleboard company hails from southern California.  The have taken a simple and direct approach to paddleboards.  Atoll focuses on building the strongest and lightest iSUP around, with this board weighing only 21 pounds.

Why is the Atoll Army Green SUP good for beginners?  Because it's an inflatable, and there that means it's forgiving.  If you bump into a dock, a boat, another paddler, or even a swimmer, they will not be hurt.  

It's a reasonably priced complete package - you don't need to spend an arm and a leg on your first paddleboard.

This Atoll SUP can handle a variety of conditions from flat water, to touring, to rivers and small waves.  

And this SUP is tough.  A beginner won't have to worry about damaging it.  You can even drive an SUV over it.

The Atoll iSUP Package comes with everything you need to quickly get on the water.  The pump is a dual-action pump which means it inflates when you pull the handle up, and when you push down, cutting your inflating time in half.

A coil leash, removable center fin, and carrying and storage backpack are included.  The backpack is built with heavy duty nylon and big enough to hold everything your need, including the pump.  

So if you are an adventurous paddler, that like to hike to hard-to-get-to lakes and have a SUP to explore on, then this package is for you.

This iSUP package comes with fiberglass paddle, but if you want to reduce weight even more you can opt for the 100% carbon fiber paddle for an additional cost.

Here at PaddleboardSurf we really like it when we see a strong warranty.  That means the manufacturer is confident in their product.  Atoll stands behind their iSUP with a 2 Year Manufacturer's Warranty.

 And it's not surprising.  Atoll boards are built so tough that they can drive an SUV over their fully inflated board, with no damage!  Check out the video below.

Bluefin Cruise SUP

What Makes This Paddle Board Stand Out

  • 3 different size options
  • exclusive kayak conversion kit
  • travel backpack
  • fiber-glass adjustable paddle
  • integrated GoPro mount on board nose

You can actually get the Bluefin Cruise in 3 different sizes: 10’8”, 12’, and the massive 15’. The Cruise is great because it is one of the best values in inflatable paddle boards. It does everything you need it to for a reasonable price.

You name it this board can do it, from converting to a kayak (the seat is included) to white water, to just cruising, the Cruise is great for all SUP activities.

This is more of a no frills paddle board, but nothing is lacking, except a high price. It comes with a removable center fin, a leash, paddle, pump, a kayak seat, and durable backpack for transport. Even though this package is cheaper, it still maintains a high level of quality in materials an build.

If you want a complete package that travels light, with ample stability, and the ability to handle a whole family with different skill levels, the Bluefin Cruise is for you.

What Makes This Paddle Board Stand Out

  • non-slip deck
  • single bottom fin for better maneuverability
  • 6” Thick Military-Grade PVC
  • 2 year factory warranty
  • 3 piece fiberglass paddle

Tower Paddle Boards were one of the first to start creating thicker boards for better stability. The standard was 4 inch thick boards, but Tower found that their 6 inch thick boards didn’t sag as much as the competition, making their inflatables act more like a rigid board.

This is why the board is as rigid as a piece of plywood, when fully inflated.

The Adventurer 2 is built from the same tough materials that Zodiac boats are made out of, so this board can take a beating. This extra thickness and rigidity makes this paddle board ideal for tandem paddling or even taking on light white water on rivers.

With a width of 33 inches the Adventurer 2 can comfortably hold up to 350 lbs.

This board comes with a simple 4 point bungee system up front, high pressure hand pump, and a removable center fin.

The only gripe with this board is that it doesn’t come with a good carrying case or backpack. You have to buy the backpack separately.