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273

Adventure, Fishing & Family SUP With Dura-Lite™ Shell & Full Length Comfort Top™ Deck Pad!

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267

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273

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267

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201

Most Durable & Best Family Board

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558

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273

Adventure, Fishing & Family SUP With Dura-Lite™ Shell & Full Length Comfort Top™ Deck Pad!

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267

Best Adventure & Fishing Boards.
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$2,595 $2,195

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738

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312

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$2,595 $2,195

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210

Most Durable Touring Board
With Dura-LITE™ Shell

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$2,995 $2,395

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312

Best Value & Versatility

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Package Value: $1,245

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Most Durable Yoga Board

Take your yoga practice or studio to the water! Scratch and ding proof Dura-Shield ™ shell. With Premium Yoga Deck Pad, Bungees, Free Paddle & 2 Year Warranty

As Low As $71.29/Month*

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Based on the best selling Dura-Maxx. Loaded with extra features and stunning wood graphic. Combines bomber construction with stability, and great price. Extra inserts, EZ Grab™ lockable handle.

As Low As $82.83/Month*

738

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Light, stable, durable, fast, versatile & stunning clear wood/carbon construction. Premium quality Comfort Top deck pad, EZ Grab handle, 4 FCSII fins, deck bungees, Free Paddle & 2 Year Warranty

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210

Most Durable Touring Board With Dura-LITE Shell 

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$2,595 $2,195

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210

Most Durable Touring Board
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Stable, versatile shape and light, durable construction make it a great all around stand up paddle board. Comes with Full Length Yoga Deck Pad, Free Paddle & 2 Year Warranty

As Low As $78.21/Month*

Package Value: $1,245

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Most Durable Yoga Board

Take your yoga practice or studio to the water! Scratch and ding proof Dura-Shield ™ shell. With Premium Yoga Deck Pad, Bungees, Free Paddle & 2 Year Warranty

As Low As $71.29/Month*

Best Adventure & Fishing Boards.
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Based on the best selling Dura-Maxx. Loaded with extra features and stunning wood graphic. Combines bomber construction with stability, and great price. Extra inserts, EZ Grab™ lockable handle.

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389

Most Durable Yoga Board

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$2,595 $2,195

768

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389

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876

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389

Most Durable Yoga Board

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876

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389

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768

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389

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768

Best Yoga SUP Boards

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389

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Dura-LITE™ Polycarbonate Shell. With full length Comfort Top™ deck pad S, Bungees, EZ Grab handle, Free Paddle & 2 Year Warranty

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Customers Frequently Ask

WHAT ARE THE BEST FAMILY STAND UP PADDLE BOARDS?

The best family stand up paddle boards are durable, stable, versatile, and easy to learn on. At Paddleboard Direct we specialize in all of the above! Our professional staff will take the time to find out exactly where you will paddle board, who will use the SUP board, and then help you pick the best paddle board for maximum family fun. Families come in all shapes and sizes and stand up paddle boards are not one size fits all. The weight of the paddle boarders, as well as the conditions you be paddle boarding will make a huge difference in the paddle board we help you select.

You want your family stand up paddle board to stand up to regular use, and the best way to ensure that is to buy a high quality stand up paddle board. Forget about cheap inflatables paddle boards that are hard to inflate, or cheap fiberglass SUP boards that will only last a few months. Paddle boards like the Cruiser SUP Dura-Maxx, Xplorer, Fusion, Bliss, and Escape are top quality paddle boards your family will love for years to come. Cruiser SUP’s industry leading 2-year paddle board warranty highlights the quality, when compared to other brands offering only 180 days or less of warranty coverage.

WHAT IS THE MOST DURABLE STAND UP PADDLE BOARD?

Before talking about what are the most durable stand up paddle boards, often it is best to look at which paddle boards are not durable.

Generally speaking, cheap inflatable paddle boards are not durable. The materials they are made of are very thin. Inflatable stand up paddle boards are held together with glue, and often very cheap inflatable paddle boards will use very cheap glue, and very little of it. This cheap and sparsely applied glue will deteriorate quickly, and make your inflatable paddle board prone to air leaks and seam failure. We prefer rigid stand up paddle boards for many reasons that you can see at REGULAR PADDLE BOARDS ARE BETTER THAN INFLATABLE PADDLE BOARDS, however if you go the inflatable SUP route, please avoid very cheap inflatables paddle boards that are prevalent in the market place. A quality inflatable stand up paddle board can not be $249, $249, or even $449! A high quality inflatable paddle board will start about $700, and anything less will be very low in durability, quality, and warranty.

Very cheap soft top paddle boards, or single layer fiberglass paddle boards will also not be very durable. These boards simply do not have enough reinforcements in the construction process to make them durable. They will be prone to be damaged by impacts, as well, denting and compressing under your body weight. A quality rigid stand up paddle board can not be purchased for less than $600!

The most durable stand up paddle boards are boards that are built with polycarbonate shells or multi layer fiberglass constructions that also have wood veneer laminates as well as carbon. The Cruiser SUP Dura-Maxx and Explorer series are by far the most durable paddle boards you can get, and both have a polycarbonate shell over top of a fiberglass construction. They are incredibly durable, while still being very light weight! Models like the Fusion, Bliss, Escape, Blend, and All-Terrain are all fiberglass paddle boards that feature many layers of fiberglass as well as wood, carbon, or bamboo in the construction process. These models all carry a 2 year warranty, and are some of the most durable stand up paddle boards money can buy.

DO I NEED A TWO PADDLE BOARD PACKAGE?

If you want to go paddle boarding with your friends or family, more than one paddle board is essential. Paddleboard Direct exclusive 2 stand up paddle board packages are the way to buy 2 stand up paddle boards.

For your family, two paddle boards are the way to go. With only a single stand up paddle board, everyone has to take turns on the paddle board, and you can’t paddle together. With a 2 pack stand up paddle board package, you can be on the water with one of your kids, partner, or friend. Stand up paddle boarding is always better with someone else to share it with. No more sharing, no more kids fighting over who gets to take the SUP board out next!

Our 2 paddle board package deals come complete with everything you need including SUP board, fin, and adjustable paddle. We can help you buy the right sized paddle boards so that when they arrive you and your family can start stand up paddle boarding with ease!

WHAT IS THE BEST PADDLE BOARD 2 PACK?

At Paddleboard Direct we offer all our top rated stand up paddle boards in paddle board 2 pack deals. Not only do these two SUP board packages allow you to have fun paddle boarding with someone else, they also help you save money and get the best stand up paddle board deal. Each two SUP board package offers extra savings over just buying two paddle boards packages separately.

When picking the best stand up paddle board 2 pack, several things should be looked at. What are the weights of the users who will use the paddle boards? If you are buying two paddle boards for two specific people, like a husband and wife, best to size each paddle board specifically to each paddle boarders weight. However, if you are buying two paddle boards that anyone in the family can use, regardless of their weight, it is best to pick SUP boards that will suit the heaviest possible paddle boarder that could use them. This way, anyone lighter can also use either SUP board.

The Cruiser SUP Dura-Maxx 2 Board Package and the Cruiser SUP Fusion and Bliss 2 Board Package are by far our most popular 2 board package deals for families. These light weight stand up paddle boards offer great performance, high durability and are true all around paddle boards. The Cruiser SUP Blend and All Terrain Classic 2 Paddle Board Package are wildly popular for couples who want great performing all around stand up paddle boards that are not only great looking, but offer exceptional performance.

IS STAND UP PADDLE BOARDING HARD?

On the proper equipment, and in the right conditions, stand up paddle boarding is a very easy sport to learn. Like any sport, there are some basics to learn, however, most first time paddle boarders find that within a few minutes they are up and paddle boarding with ease.

Not having the proper sized stand up paddle board for your weight will make learning to paddle board harder than it needs to be. A SUP board that is too small will be unstable, making balancing on the paddle board very difficult. All too often we hear of people finding paddle boarding difficult, only to learn that the SUP board they tried on was sized for someone who was 100 pounds lighter than them!

Leaning to stand up paddle board should also be done in calm waters. Calm waters will let you focus on your balance and paddle stroke, while rougher waters will make balance difficult as your paddle board will be subject to the motion of the waves as well.

TOP 5 TIPS FOR STAND UP PADDLE BOARDING BEGINNERS and 5 NOVICE PADDLE BOARD MISTAKES YOU DON’T WANT TO MAKE will both help you ensure that learning to SUP is fun, safe, and easy!

ARE RIGID PADDLE BOARDS BETTER THAN INFLATABLE PADDLE BOARDS FOR MY FAMILY?

Yes! When it comes to buying stand up paddle boards for your family, safety should be a top concern. At Paddleboard Direct, we feel very strongly that rigid paddle boards (or epoxy stand up paddle boards) are without doubt safer than inflatable stand up paddle boards. Inflatable stand up paddle boards are full of air, and anything full of air can leak air. Picture watching your daughters leave the beach to go paddle boarding on inflatable SUP boards and paddle board to the middle of the lake. Suddenly the valve on one of the inflatable paddle boards fails, and the SUP board loses all air pressure. One of your daughters is now floundering in the cold water beside a deflated paddle board which is unable to support her weight as it is completely flat. This can turn dangerous quickly as she is now stuck in the water needing to be rescued. Hard paddle boards can never lose air pressure, and hard paddle boards can never leave you stranded. Hard paddle boards are safer!

Rigid stand up paddle boards are also much more convenient. Inflatable paddle boards are very hard to inflate. If you have younger kids, they won’t be able to do it themselves. They are also take about 15 minutes per paddle board to inflate. If you have a two inflatable paddle board package, you are going to have to spend 30 minutes to inflate them before your family can even enjoy them. Hard paddle boards are ready to go at a moments notice. Grab your paddle, put on your leash, and you are on the water instantly. No pumping, no problem!

If you want to read more about comparing rigid SUP boards to inflatable paddle boards you can read REGULAR PADDLE BOARDS ARE BETTER THAN INFLATABLE PADDLE BOARDS as well as RIGID VS INFLATABLE STAND UP PADDLE BOARDS - WHICH ARE SAFER?

WHAT IS AN ALL AROUND PADDLE BOARD?

All around stand up paddle boards are the most versatile of all SUP boards. A best all around stand up paddle boards can perform well in calm water, rougher waters, and even surf. If you ski or snowboard, you would be familiar with all around or all mountain skis and snow boards. Think of an all around paddle boards as the all mountain ski of paddle boards. They will let you paddle board in a huge variety of conditions, and are by far the most versatile paddle boards.

All around paddle boards generally are planing hulls, more commonly referred to as round nose paddle boards. While some models may have slightly more rounded noses, or more pointed noses, planing hull paddle boards look very different than displacement hull boards. All around paddle boards range in sizing from 9’5” through 11’6” and can vary in width between 31” and 34.5”. Sizing your all around stand up paddle board to suit your weight, and the weight of others that may use it is the key to enjoying stand up paddle boarding. Our staff of paddle boarding experts at Paddleboard Direct are ready to assist by live chat, phone, or email!

If you are looking to go paddle boarding in a wide variety of conditions, all around boards like the Cruiser SUP Blend, Fusion, All-Terrain, Bliss, Dura-Maxx, Xplorer, and Escape are the best all around paddle boards on the market!

WHAT SIZE PADDLE BOARD DO I NEED?

When helping you select the best stand up paddle board, we are going to ask you a few questions. The first we are going to ask is if you have tried stand up paddle boarding before or if you are just starting out. We take your paddle board experience into account as we look to size your perfect paddle board.

We are also going to ask your body weight, and the weight of any one else that might use the paddle boards. Stand up paddle boards are measured in volume, which indicates the body weight of paddle boarder the SUP board can offer stability and easy use to. A paddle board that has a volume that is too low will make paddle boarding harder than it needs to be as the paddle board will be unstable and tippy. If we are helping you select a SUP board to share with others, we will look at the weight of the largest user and size accordingly. The same applies if you will stand up paddle board with your dog, or a child on the board. We will again look your weight, but also the weight of your dog and/or kids that might ride along and help you select the most stable paddle board for your needs! A stable stand up paddle board will make learning to SUP fun and easy!

A couple of helpful blog posts about board sizing are WHAT SIZE PADDLE BOARD DO I NEED FOR MY WEIGHT and How to Choose a Stand Up Paddle Board.

WHERE TO STAND UP PADDLE BOARD NEAR ME?

You can go stand up paddle boarding anywhere there is water! Small ponds, lakes, rivers and oceans are all places people stand up paddle board. If you paddle board on pond, calm river, or lake an all around paddle board is your best bet. If you live and paddle board on the ocean, all around paddle boards are still great, however if you plan on SUP surfing, a model like the All-Terrain or Escape are great options to consider. These paddle boards are not only great in calmer waters, but also offer great performance in surf.   To learn more about the different paddle boarding conditions near you such as lakes, rivers, and oceans, a great blog post to read is Where To Go Stand Up Paddle Boarding Near Me?

WHAT ARE KIDS STAND UP PADDLE BOARDS?

When it comes to buying a two stand up paddle package, we get a lot of questions about how to buy paddle boards for kids. For the most versatility, it is best to actually not buy a kids specific stand up paddle board. Kids stand up paddle boards tend to be very small, and often are only suitable for paddle boarders under 80lbs. While this may sound great, it really doesn’t give your kids much room to grow, as well, adults who also want to paddle board can not use such a small SUP board. Instead, we prefer to suggest one of our smaller adult stand up paddle boards. A paddle board like the Fusion 10’ is great for adults up to 180lbs, and kids as small as 70 pounds can also still enjoy the SUP board.

As well, kids being kids tend to prefer smaller adult paddle boards. Many kids stand up paddle boards tend to look very much like they have been designed for kids with cartoon characters and similar graphics. Your kids want to paddle board on a cool looking board that looks like your paddle board, and not a kids board. If they like how the SUP board looks, they will want to spend a lot more time on the water!

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WHAT ARE THE BEST FAMILY STAND UP PADDLE BOARDS?

The best family stand up paddle boards are durable, stable, versatile, and easy to learn on. At Cruiser SUP we specialize in all of the above! Our professional staff will take the time to find out exactly where you will paddle board, who will use the SUP board, and then help you pick the best paddle board for maximum family fun. Families come in all shapes and sizes and stand up paddle boards are not one size fits all. The weight of the paddle boarders, as well as the conditions you be paddle boarding will make a huge difference in the paddle board we help you select.

You want your family stand up paddle board to stand up to regular use, and the best way to ensure that is to buy a high quality stand up paddle board. Forget about cheap inflatables paddle boards that are hard to inflate, or cheap fiberglass SUP boards that will only last a few months. Paddle boards like the Cruiser SUP Dura-Maxx, Xplorer, Fusion, Bliss, and Escape are top quality paddle boards your family will love for years to come. Cruiser SUP’s industry leading 2-year paddle board warranty highlights the quality, when compared to other brands offering only 180 days or less of warranty coverage.

WHAT IS THE MOST DURABLE STAND UP PADDLE BOARD?

Before talking about what are the most durable stand up paddle boards, often it is best to look at which paddle boards are not durable.

Generally speaking, cheap inflatable paddle boards are not durable. The materials they are made of are very thin. Inflatable stand up paddle boards are held together with glue, and often very cheap inflatable paddle boards will use very cheap glue, and very little of it. This cheap and sparsely applied glue will deteriorate quickly, and make your inflatable paddle board prone to air leaks and seam failure. We prefer rigid stand up paddle boards for many reasons that you can see at RIGID OR INFLATABLE STAND UP PADDLE BOARDS: WHICH ARE BETTER FOR YOU?, however if you go the inflatable SUP route, please avoid very cheap inflatables paddle boards that are prevalent in the market place. A quality inflatable stand up paddle board can not be $249, $249, or even $449! A high quality inflatable paddle board will start about $700, and anything less will be very low in durability, quality, and warranty.

Very cheap soft top paddle boards, or single layer fiberglass paddle boards will also not be very durable. These boards simply do not have enough reinforcements in the construction process to make them durable. They will be prone to be damaged by impacts, as well, denting and compressing under your body weight. A quality rigid stand up paddle board can not be purchased for less than $600!

The most durable stand up paddle boards are boards that are built with polycarbonate shells or multi layer fiberglass constructions that also have wood veneer laminates as well as carbon. The Cruiser SUP Dura-Maxx and Explorer series are by far the most durable paddle boards you can get, and both have a polycarbonate shell over top of a fiberglass construction. They are incredibly durable, while still being very light weight! Models like the Fusion, Bliss, Escape Classic, Blend, and All-Terrain are all fiberglass paddle boards that feature many layers of fiberglass as well as wood, carbon, or bamboo in the construction process. These models all carry a 2 year warranty, and are some of the most durable stand up paddle boards money can buy.

DO I NEED A TWO PADDLE BOARD PACKAGE?

If you want to go paddle boarding with your friends or family, more than one paddle board is essential. Our exclusive 2 stand up paddle board packages are the way to buy 2 stand up paddle boards.

For your family, two paddle boards are the way to go. With only a single stand up paddle board, everyone has to take turns on the paddle board, and you can’t paddle together. With a 2 pack stand up paddle board package, you can be on the water with one of your kids, partner, or friend. Stand up paddle boarding is always better with someone else to share it with. No more sharing, no more kids fighting over who gets to take the SUP board out next!

Our 2 paddle board package deals come complete with everything you need including SUP board, fin, and adjustable paddle. We can help you buy the right sized paddle boards so that when they arrive you and your family can start stand up paddle boarding with ease!

WHAT IS THE BEST PADDLE BOARD 2 PACK?

At Cruiser SUP we offer all our top rated stand up paddle boards in paddle board 2 pack deals. Not only do these two SUP board packages allow you to have fun paddle boarding with someone else, they also help you save money and get the best stand up paddle board deal. Each two SUP board package offers extra savings over just buying two paddle boards packages separately.

When picking the best stand up paddle board 2 pack, several things should be looked at. What are the weights of the users who will use the paddle boards? If you are buying two paddle boards for two specific people, like a husband and wife, best to size each paddle board specifically to each paddle boarders weight. However, if you are buying two paddle boards that anyone in the family can use, regardless of their weight, it is best to pick SUP boards that will suit the heaviest possible paddle boarder that could use them. This way, anyone lighter can also use either SUP board.

The Cruiser SUP Dura-Maxx 2 Board Package and the Cruiser SUP Fusion and Bliss 2 Board Package are by far our most popular 2 board package deals for families. These light weight stand up paddle boards offer great performance, high durability and are true all around paddle boards. The Cruiser SUP Blend and All Terrain Classic 2 Paddle Board Package are wildly popular for couples who want great performing all around stand up paddle boards that are not only great looking, but offer exceptional performance.

IS STAND UP PADDLE BOARDING HARD?

On the proper equipment, and in the right conditions, stand up paddle boarding is a very easy sport to learn. Like any sport, there are some basics to learn, however, most first time paddle boarders find that within a few minutes they are up and paddle boarding with ease.

Not having the proper sized stand up paddle board for your weight will make learning to paddle board harder than it needs to be. A SUP board that is too small will be unstable, making balancing on the paddle board very difficult. All too often we hear of people finding paddle boarding difficult, only to learn that the SUP board they tried on was sized for someone who was 100 pounds lighter than them!

Leaning to stand up paddle board should also be done in calm waters. Calm waters will let you focus on your balance and paddle stroke, while rougher waters will make balance difficult as your paddle board will be subject to the motion of the waves as well.

TOP 5 TIPS FOR STAND UP PADDLE BOARDING BEGINNERS and DON’T MAKES THESE MISTAKES WHEN BUYING A STAND UP PADDLE BOARD will both help you ensure that learning to SUP is fun, safe, and easy!

ARE RIGID PADDLE BOARDS BETTER THAN INFLATABLE PADDLE BOARDS FOR MY FAMILY?

Yes! When it comes to buying stand up paddle boards for your family, safety should be a top concern. At Cruiser SUP, we feel very strongly that rigid paddle boards (or epoxy stand up paddle boards) are without doubt safer than inflatable stand up paddle boards. Inflatable stand up paddle boards are full of air, and anything full of air can leak air. Picture watching your daughters leave the beach to go paddle boarding on inflatable SUP boards and paddle board to the middle of the lake. Suddenly the valve on one of the inflatable paddle boards fails, and the SUP board loses all air pressure. One of your daughters is now floundering in the cold water beside a deflated paddle board which is unable to support her weight as it is completely flat. This can turn dangerous quickly as she is now stuck in the water needing to be rescued. Hard paddle boards can never lose air pressure, and hard paddle boards can never leave you stranded. Hard paddle boards are safer!

Rigid stand up paddle boards are also much more convenient. Inflatable paddle boards are very hard to inflate. If you have younger kids, they won’t be able to do it themselves. They are also take about 15 minutes per paddle board to inflate. If you have a two inflatable paddle board package, you are going to have to spend 30 minutes to inflate them before your family can even enjoy them. Hard paddle boards are ready to go at a moments notice. Grab your paddle, put on your leash, and you are on the water instantly. No pumping, no problem!

If you want to read more about comparing rigid SUP boards to inflatable paddle boards you can read INFLATABLE PADDLE BOARDS - ARE THEY WORTH IT? as well as RIGID OR INFLATABLE STAND UP PADDLE BOARDS: WHICH ARE BETTER FOR YOU?

WHAT IS AN ALL AROUND PADDLE BOARD?

All around stand up paddle boards are the most versatile of all SUP boards. A best all around stand up paddle boards can perform well in calm water, rougher waters, and even surf. If you ski or snowboard, you would be familiar with all around or all mountain skis and snow boards. Think of an all around paddle boards as the all mountain ski of paddle boards. They will let you paddle board in a huge variety of conditions, and are by far the most versatile paddle boards.

All around paddle boards generally are planing hulls, more commonly referred to as round nose paddle boards. While some models may have slightly more rounded noses, or more pointed noses, planing hull paddle boards look very different than displacement hull boards. All around paddle boards range in sizing from 9’5” through 11’6” and can vary in width between 31” and 34.5”. Sizing your all around stand up paddle board to suit your weight, and the weight of others that may use it is the key to enjoying stand up paddle boarding. Our staff of paddle boarding experts at Cruiser SUP are ready to assist by live chat, phone, or email!

If you are looking to go paddle boarding in a wide variety of conditions, all around boards like the Cruiser SUP Blend, Fusion, All-Terrain, Bliss, Dura-Maxx, Xplorer, and Escape Classic are the best all around paddle boards on the market!

WHAT SIZE PADDLE BOARD DO I NEED?

When helping you select the best stand up paddle board, we are going to ask you a few questions. The first we are going to ask is if you have tried stand up paddle boarding before or if you are just starting out. We take your paddle board experience into account as we look to size your perfect paddle board.

We are also going to ask your body weight, and the weight of any one else that might use the paddle boards. Stand up paddle boards are measured in volume, which indicates the body weight of paddle boarder the SUP board can offer stability and easy use to. A paddle board that has a volume that is too low will make paddle boarding harder than it needs to be as the paddle board will be unstable and tippy. If we are helping you select a SUP board to share with others, we will look at the weight of the largest user and size accordingly. The same applies if you will stand up paddle board with your dog, or a child on the board. We will again look your weight, but also the weight of your dog and/or kids that might ride along and help you select the most stable paddle board for your needs! A stable stand up paddle board will make learning to SUP fun and easy!

A couple of helpful blog posts about board sizing are WHAT SIZE PADDLE BOARD DO I NEED FOR MY WEIGHT and TOP FAMILY STAND UP PADDLE BOARDS.

WHERE TO STAND UP PADDLE BOARD NEAR ME?

You can go stand up paddle boarding anywhere there is water! Small ponds, lakes, rivers and oceans are all places people stand up paddle board. If you paddle board on pond, calm river, or lake an all around paddle board is your best bet. If you live and paddle board on the ocean, all around paddle boards are still great, however if you plan on SUP surfing, a model like the All-Terrain or Escape Classic are great options to consider. These paddle boards are not only great in calmer waters, but also offer great performance in surf.  

WHAT ARE KIDS STAND UP PADDLE BOARDS?

When it comes to buying a two stand up paddle package, we get a lot of questions about how to buy paddle boards for kids. For the most versatility, it is best to actually not buy a kids specific stand up paddle board. Kids stand up paddle boards tend to be very small, and often are only suitable for paddle boarders under 80lbs. While this may sound great, it really doesn’t give your kids much room to grow, as well, adults who also want to paddle board can not use such a small SUP board. Instead, we prefer to suggest one of our smaller adult stand up paddle boards. A paddle board like the Fusion 10’ is great for adults up to 180lbs, and kids as small as 70 pounds can also still enjoy the SUP board.

As well, kids being kids tend to prefer smaller adult paddle boards. Many kids stand up paddle boards tend to look very much like they have been designed for kids with cartoon characters and similar graphics. Your kids want to paddle board on a cool looking board that looks like your paddle board, and not a kids board. If they like how the SUP board looks, they will want to spend a lot more time on the water!