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The Best Stand Up Paddle Boards for Women

When it comes to buying a paddle board, there are a lot of options on the market. When making a purchase, women have to be careful in picking a board that fits their needs beyond the water.

Size, weight, and overall versatility of a board are important factors to consider. With this in mind, I’ve rounded up the top six boards that are the best options for women looking to buy.

Consider the options below and be sure to read the reviews on each of their sites to make sure you think they’re just as great as I do.

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thurso surf yoga board package

The Tranquility Yoga SUP by Thurso Surf is the best inflatable paddle board on the market for women looking to take their yoga practice off-shore.

It is unmatched in its ability to keep you stable while going through your morning flow.

This paddle board was built extra wide, so you have all the spaced you need to stretch. It also has a built-in grippy deck-pad, ensuring you don’t risk slipping in any position.

They also built this model with all of the handles off to the side, so there’s nothing in the way of your yoga practice.

If you’re using paddle boarding to diversify your exercise or to take your routine on the water, this is the best board option for you.

It also comes with a 2-year warranty after purchase for those interested in buying.

Pros of this board

  • It’s built to be super sturdy being built with double-layer materials
  • It comes with removable fins and a carbon paddle, so everything can be customized to your needs
  • Easy storage & travel in the provided rolling backpack with every purchase

Cons of this option

  • This is a big board. It weighs 29 lbs so it may be on large size for more petite women
isle soft top sup

The Isle Cruiser is ideal for women that want a versatile paddle board.

If you're a woman who has a beach or lake house, is on a budget, or has kids that will want to "borrow" your paddle board, the Cruiser is a great option because soft tops are such forgiving SUPs.

The Isle Cruiser is simply the best selling soft top stand up paddle board on the market, and it has been for at least four years now.

The Isle Cruiser package is a combination of quality materials, user friendly design, reasonable price, and complete ready-to-go package that is massively popular.  

The soft top construction means it is user friendly, it can take a few bumps, and you can bring along your canine pals as well.

The Cruiser is built around an epoxy core, which makes this a rigid paddle board, but it is wrapped soft outer textured croc skin padding, creating versatile, all around performance.

The Cruiser is an easy to carry board due to the well thought out center handle which pops out when needed, and lays flush when not in use.

The 6-point bungee system in the front give you plenty of room to secure a dry bag or other accessories you might need for longer tours.

Everything you need to get on the water is included in the package.  More experienced paddlers will also appreciate the carbon adjustable paddle that is included, because on longer rides, the lighter carbon means your arms don't get tired so quickly.

If you're looking for a complete package, especially if you want a board that you can have at a beach or lake house, where lots of different guests, from kids to adults will want to take turns paddling, you'll won't find a better option than the Isle Cruiser Soft Top.

Pros of this board

  • Composite Soft Technology with textured padding
  • Hard foam lighter and easier to handle than traditional epoxy board
  • Pet friendly and Yoga compatible

Cons of this option

  • Does not compact down into a small area like an inflatable paddle board
atoll aquamarine isup

The ATOLL paddleboard company focuses exclusively on inflatable stand up paddle boards.

While this AquaMarine iSUP package is not exclusively designed for women, we still thinks it's a good fit for female paddlers due to the lightweight and value.

Whether you are cruising on flatwater, paddling with the family, or doing your best attempts at paddleboard yoga (it's harder than it looks!), the Atoll AquaMarine iSUP will be there for you.

This package comes with everything you need to quickly transition from an easy-to-carry backpack, to fully inflatable and water ready in just a few minutes.

Atoll paddleboards are built tough, and you don't have to worry about your kids borrowing and damaging the board.

They famously have a video of an SUV driving over a fully inflated Atoll paddleboard, with zero damage.

Pros of this board

  • Sleek, minimalist design
  • It’s only 21 lbs despite being a full 11′ long, which makes this board easy to manuever
  • Dual Action high pressure hand pump for easy, quick inflation

Cons of this option

  • Not specifically designed for women
Bluefin Aura womens yoga sup
Bluefin Aura Fit womens yoga paddleboard

The Bluefin Aura Fit - fitness and yoga stand up paddleboard kit is a compelling package for a women's paddleboard

The length of the board is at a sweet spot of 10'8" long. This makes it short enough to easily maneuver, and long enough that there is decent volume for stability.

The Bluefin Aura Fit has a 36 inch wide deck that is performs great as a fitness and yoga platform.  The non-slip croco-diamond deck pad makes it super comfy underfoot while giving ample grip for water based fitness.

But the Aura Fit isn't just a yoga and fitness platform on the water.  First and foremost it is a durable all around paddleboard.




The Bluefin Aura FIT is built with a super reinforced composite dropstitch.  Now you may be wondering, what does that mean in English?  

It means that the Aura FIT is densest stitch pattern on the market.  They use more stitches per legnth of board to make it super durable and unusual rigid for an inflatable paddleboard.

The Aura FIT also has a kickpad built into the deck on the back of board that give you extra leverage to make sharp and carving turns quickly. 

The Kit is a complete ready-to-go iSUP package that consists of a light weight adjustable paddle, leash, pump, and backpack to easily carry your paddleboard in.  Bluefin even thought to include a water proof phone case and a SUP repair kit.

You can even travel with this backpack on a plane for vacation.  How great would it be to have your own high quality board on your beach vacation, than renting some beat up from a rental shop?

Something that is often overlooked when comparing stand up paddleboard is the warranty.  Bluefin SUP has one of the absolute best in the business.  Bluefin stands behind their quality products with a 5 year manufacturer warranty to cover any manufacturing faults.  

They also stand behind the quality of their products with great customer service (at least, that has been our experience with Bluefin).

If you're looking for a fun paddleboard that is designed for a woman, that is also a quality product backed by a strong warranty, then you should consider purchasing the Bluefin Aura FIT.

Pros of this board

  • Action camera (GoPro) mount built into front of the board
  • Possibly the best, most comfortable deck pad on the market
  • 3-Fin setup + removable smart lock system that's quick and easy to use

Cons of this option

  • Sometimes this product is unavailable for purchase depending on the season
Isle Scout Coral color

The Isle SUP company makes a second appearance on this list, this time with an inflatable SUP.

The Scout Inflatable Paddle Board is the best inflatable option for family adventures. With all the perks of a wooden board, but the travel perks of a smaller counterpart.

Like other boards mentioned on this list, ISLE built a board that can do it all. It has a full-length deck pad with an improved traction grip, meaning passengers can feel secure riding on the nose of the board or you can feel secure in a yoga flow.

The Scout board comes in two different colors, both being bright and giving summer vibes.

With the total package coming with a board, paddle, fins, leash, bag, and hand-pump the price point on this option simply cannot be beaten.

Pros of this board

  • This board keeps you high of the water, being 6″ in height when fully inflated
  • It’s only 21 lbs despite being a full 11′ long, making it great for taller women as well
  • The materials are extra tough PVC, meaning the board is also pet friendly with no risk of paws popping the inflatable board

Cons of this option

  • Even though it is inflatable, it’s still a bit large when in its storage bag. For those traveling or living with little storage, there are more compact options on the market

#6. Tower Mermaid – SUP Women’s Paddle Board-10’4″ (iSUP Package)

tower womens sup package

Coming in near the top of the list is the Tower Mermaid – SUP Women’s Paddle Board. It’s cute, it’s lightweight, and it’s designed with women in mind ensuring that it’s easy to carry off to any adventure.

This board comes with a 2-year warranty when purchased through an authorized seller and comes in a summery teal colorway. Being inflatable, it’s easy to store too. They’re made to be soft and manageable at any skill level, so it’s also a great choice for beginners looking for their first paddle board.

Tower built this model to make paddle boarding accessible to all and this board meets that challenge. It also has a 400 lb weight capacity, being just as sturdy as a fiberglass comparison for paddlers of all sizes.

Pros of this board

  • Comes with accessories such as a paddle and hand-pump so you can buy everything you need in one kit 
  • It’s much more affordable than a non-inflatable paddleboard
  • Quick & easy to assemble when ready to use

Cons of this option

  • Being an inflatable board, if you’re planning to paddle in more challenging or choppy waters the board can be more difficult to manage

#7. PAIWEN Stand Up Paddle board for Women PACKAGE

Paiwen womens sup package

This bamboo paddle board is the first non-inflatable option on my list. The PAIWEN SUP package offered for women is a simple package with options for either a 9′ or 10′ board.

These boards are beautiful and there are elegant details in all of the accessories of the board. The fins, the paddle, even the coil leash are made to match the board’s aesthetic.

While looks aren’t always the most important choice, having a product that looks just as beautiful as the nature around you helps to make for a great memory on the water.

PAIWEN is a women-founded, woman-owned, woman-run business. If you’re interested in buying a solid board designed by women for women, this is the perfect choice for you.

Pros of this board

  • It’s responsibly built using bamboo materials so it’s both ethical as well as beautiful
  • These boards are extremely lightweight coming in at only 19 lbs for the 9′ option
  • Built for all levels of skill from beginner to experienced paddleboarders

Cons of this option

  • Since this board doesn’t inflate, it takes up space. While it does come with a bag to store and carry your board, it’s less convenient than other options on the market

#8. CRUISER SUP® BLISS Paddle Board Package

Cruisersup Bliss for women

The Cruiser brand makes a lot of paddle boards. One of their best options for women is the BLISS package, which comes in multiple colorways.

These boards are lightweight, super simple, and are great for activity-focused paddlers.

Each package comes with an alloy paddle, as well as the fins for the board. While this package is leaner than others mentioned, it also comes at a lower price point than comparable wood and carbon boards.

All in all, Cruiser is a reputable brand that makes a quality product at this price point. If you’ve been paddling for a while and are looking to add another board to your collection, this is the best fit for more experienced riders.

Pros of this board

  • Simple board without the bells and whistles of other packages
  • Great for families due to size and two-year warranty. These boards are long enough to have children or pets ride along at 11’6″ in length
  • The deck pad on this board is full-length, allowing multiple people to stand or sit comfortably

Cons of this option

  • This package doesn’t come with an ankle strap or carrying case. So if you’re planning to travel often you may need to purchase separate accessories

#9. High Society - Wolf package (all conditions)

Wolf SUP package

Rounding out this list is the Wolf Package from High Society. This board is a unisex board, designed for serious adventurers. It’s not for beginners, but it is a serious contender for women who take on challenges while paddling.

The Wolf Package comes with a big board, bag, as well as the necessary fins and paddle so you can ride as soon as it arrives. It is less traditionally pretty than other options on this list but is designed for versatility on the water. Unlike others on the list as well, it has a 3-year warranty versus the 2-year option offered by other brands.

The Wolf Package is a fantastic option for those looking to share a board with their partner or want to test their endurance.

Pros of this board

  • It’s a 10’6″ board that also manages to be 32″ wide, making it stable on the water
  • Made from military-grade materials, it can stand up to any water conditions you put to the test
  • High Society is a small, premium brand so the quality and customer service are held to an industry-leading standard

Cons of this option

  • The company was founded to build snowboards, and this unisex board reflects that culture in its appearance

Final Thoughts

There are so many great paddle boards on the market. As more people get interested in the sport, this list will only continue to grow. Be sure to consider your options and pick a board that fits your skill right now.


The best times on the water are spent on boards that fit their rider’s preferences. With luck one of the boards above will be perfect for you too.