Paddle boards can be a fun hobby to share with the whole family. But if you are looking to get started, finding the best paddle boards for beginners can be a little overwhelming. So we took the guesswork out by researching and reviewing all of the blow-up paddle boards we could find, sifting through until we found our top ten favorites. We used a few stats to help us pick out the best stand up paddleboards (or SUPs for short). Here are those helpful stats to help get you to the right board for you:
Length: How long is the board? The bigger the board is, the more stable it will be on the water. So if you are a beginner, look for a nice long board with a lot of surface area.
Width: How wide it is can also be important. The wider the board, the easier it will be to keep your balance and learn to ride. So choose a board that’s the right size for you.
Thickness: Classic SUPs are 4 inches thick. Thicker boards are stiffer when filled to the same PSI as smaller boards. So look for a thicker board for beginners.
Anti Slip Pad: Does the SUP come with an anti-slip grip for your feet? Boards can be slippery when wet, so make sure you can keep a grip on your new board if things get wet.
Weight: How much does the board weigh? Carrying a board out to the water can be a heavy task, so make sure you find the right board at the right weight for you.
Warranty: Warranties usually covering manufacturing defects and problems with the original materials. Warranties will almost always be measured in years.
And here’s our top ten! If you are in a hurry and looking for a quick link to our favorites, check out the top two listings. The first review will be our number one, pick-of-the-litter Top Pick, and the second will be our Budget Pick if you are looking to save a little cash. Now, let’s get to those inflatable stand up paddle board reviews!