Finding SUP reviews is an important step in the process of buying a paddle board. You wouldn't buy a car without doing a little research. And you wouldn't just go with what the manufacturer has to say, either—clearly, they have a vested interest in selling you a car. The same thing goes for buying a paddle board. Reviews by enthusiasts and especially professionals—people who know boards and have taken a few out for a walk on the waves—offer an insider assessment of the boards out there. So let your keyboard do the walking, and read up before you hit the shops!
Here is your one-stop-shop for stand up paddle board reviews, product comparisons, and insights into the boards out there in the marketplace: construction, shape, performance, and other considerations so you can weigh the options based on value, suitability for your skill level, and whether you'll be flat-water cruising or riding waves and currents.
These stand up paddle board review links are listed because the sites that are well organized, easy to navigate, or just plain interesting—and we’ll keep the list current. So dive in—read up, narrow the field, get some demos, and find the board that's right for you.
Be sure to view the video below for board reviews. See both hard board and inflatable video reviews below.
PRO: Easy to move through website, various categories of SUPs, add your own review
SOURCE: From Stand Up Paddleboard Reviews Headquarters
PRO: excellent way to see shapes and understand what each board has to offer. Good full reviews and the ability to compare prices.
SOURCE: From: Find The Best boards
PRO: Plenty of details / specifications including name of shaper, intended use and ability level
CON: Needs more actual reviews
SOURCE: Paddleboard Reviews
PRO: personal SUP reviews
CON: reviews mixed with interesting articles
BOARD: Samoa inflatable
SOURCE: Costco: Samoa Inflatable
PRO: Personal reviews
SOURCE: Inflatable SUP SHOP
PRO: Good reviews by board owners. The whole site it good.
SOURCE: Paddleboard Canada
PRO - You get reviews by board owners - interesting write-up
LINK: - http://paddleboardcanada.com/
PRO: You get reviews by board owners
CON: It takes a little bit of searching
From Supboarder Magazine
SOURCE: Reviews for everything SUP
PRO: plenty of interesting stuff to read
CON: might get stuck here for awhile
BOARD: inflatable or hard
SOURCE: From SUP Boarder Mag
PRO: This is an insightful article on hard board versus inflatable board
2018 Hard Boards
2018 Starboard All Star
2018 Starboard All Sprint
2018 Naish Maliko Carbon, Race, All-Water
2018 Naish Glide GTW
2018 BOTE Traveller
2018 Inflatable Boards
2017 Naish Javelin SUP Race Board
2017 Naish Maliko SUP Board
2017 Naish Quest 9’6” All-around Wave SUP Board
2017 Naish Quest 12’0” Touring SUP Board
2017 Naish Glide GTW/GS SUP
2017 Starboard All Star
New SUP touring board, 2017 Pau Hana
2017 JP Race Allwater
JP SUP - Action 2017
Stonker SUP Stubby/Wahine Series 2017 SUP boards
2017 Inflatable Boards
Fanatic Air Premium SUP Review 2017
2017 Red Paddle Co - Explorer
2017 Red Paddle Co Forward Flex Control Race inflatable
2017 Red Paddle Co 14' Race inflatable
2017 Red Paddle Co 11'3" Sport inflatable
2017 Red Paddle Co - Windsurfing rigs
Larry Froley of Grey Whale Paddle reviews (video above) the Sea Eagle needlenose inflatable (click below for find out more details).
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