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Inflatable Paddle Boards

Inflatable paddle boards and hard paddle boards offer different advantages and disadvantages to their users. Inflatable paddle boards (iSUPs) are inflatable versions of traditional paddle boards that are lightweight and easy to store. Because they can be deflated and rolled up, inflatables are great for storing in small spaces or on trips, such as camping or boating trips. They’re also very affordable compared to hard paddle boards. On the other hand, inflatable paddle boards tend to be slower than hard counterparts due to their soft material construction. They also require more maintenance, as they need to be periodically aired up or else risk becoming damaged from lack of air pressure.

Hard paddle boards are the traditional type of paddle board used by surfers and water sport enthusiasts. Hard paddle boards maintain their shape regardless of what conditions you use them in, and thus provide a better performance experience than inflatables do in terms of speed and maneuverability. Hard paddle boards are typically more expensive than inflatables, but offer greater durability and higher quality craftsmanship due to their solid construction. Some hard paddle board designs come with fins that can help improve tracking and stability while paddling.

In general, inflatable paddle boards provide a great option for those looking for a cheap way to get into the sport of stand-up paddling without sacrificing too much performance quality. Hard paddle boards on the other hand are best suited for experienced riders who have already tested out inflatable options and wish to push themselves further with higher performance capabilities that harder materials can provide.

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Inflatable Paddle Board


The Explorer is our classic paddle board that has been a favorite for fitness, yoga, long distance paddling, light surfing, fishing or just floating in the sun. The sleek design of the Explorer Series effortlessly streams across the water while remaining nimble enough to navigate tight areas. Its deck pad is a little longer so it has plenty of space to move around when getting extra active or to take along your four-legged furry friend. The four D-rings around the boards EVA foam deck allows for connection of the kayak seat and connecting extra items with a carabiner. The Explorer boards have cargo bungees in the front of the board to allow you to stow the essentials while paddling. The EVA form deck is comfortable on your feet for those cool yoga poses or a long day of paddling. The Explorer series boards come in different colors (currently Pink, Blue, Black, Navy and Green) and are 10’ tall, 32 inches wide with a weight capacity of 350 pounds.

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Scout Series

The Scout is constructed for your next big adventure. The wider profile gives the Scout board added stability at the heart of the board. The four D-rings around the board's EVA foam pad allow for the connection of one of the kayak seats for those who like to have the option to sit down as though they were on a kayak, but also have the versatility to kneel or stand up of course as well. The non-slip EVA deck pad is the ideal base so you can worry more about meeting your fitness goals and less about taking an unintentional swim. The Scout is also pet friendly so you never have to paddle alone, you can take your furry companion with you on your next adventure. These boards come is different color variation ( currently Ocean, Charcoal, Aqua, and Desert) and are 10’ tall, 33 inches wide and 6 inches thick with a weight capacity of 350 pounds.