Our Favorite Inflatable Paddle Boards

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There are a ton of great reasons to choose an inflatable stand up paddle board:

  • They pack down into a backpack, which is great for situations where you need to hike or walk to access the water.  
  • Because of their portability, you won’t need to install a rack on your car to transport them. 
  • They don’t take up a lot of storage space in your home in the off-season. 
  • Inflatable paddle boards only take a few minutes to inflate and offer great stability on the water.

You may be tempted to buy a cheaper inflatable paddle board, but it’s better in the long run to spend a little more for a quality board. Flimsy construction and inferior technology often lead to tears, rendering your board unusable. A simple repair job often isn’t possible with cheap boards—which means you’ll have to pay to buy a replacement, even if the damage is minimal. 

A properly built inflatable board is durable enough to handle any conditions you’ll encounter on the water. A great board will also last long enough to grow with you as you develop your skills, from paddling on flat water to SUP yoga to surfing the waves! Boardworks inflatable boards are built to last, with a focus on durability, quality materials, and solid construction. 

Here are the inflatable stand up paddle boards that consistently get rave reviews from our experts: 

Best Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Boards

SHUBU Lūnr 10'4 - Inflatable Paddle Board

The SHUBU Lūnr is designed to get you on the water fast and affordably. A light weight, versatile board that loves to travel, the SHUBU Lūnr comes with our ultra-comfortable Honey Fomb heat embossed deck pad and neoprene carry handles for easy transport to and from the water.

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SHUBU Kanaloa 10'4 - Inflatable Paddle Board

Kanaloa_Inflatable SUP

The SHUBU Kanaloa is our brand-new high-end board designed with high quality DFL Construction. It benefits from the performance, durability, stability and rigidity without the added weight and ecological impact. This SUP has 10 anchor points with bungee cords and deck tie-downs to hold gear. It’s the perfect board for paddling adventures!

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Shubu Hydra

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The SHUBU Hydra is a giant inflatable board that holds 6-8 people. Designed with stability to promote efficient paddling in every condition, this board is perfect for getting the whole gang in on the SUP action.

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SHUBU Riptide 10'6  


The SHUBU Riptide is a stable and sturdy inflatable paddleboard made for the paddler on a budget.  This fun and travel-friendly recreational inflatable board gives you everything you need to get on the water and start paddling today. 

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SHUBU Kraken 10' and 11’  


This board works equally well for beginners and intermediate paddlers, and it's perfect for couples or families who want a “his-and-hers” board option. Available in two sizes – 10' and 11' – this inflatable SUP is built with exclusive technology that makes it stiffer and more durable than other inflatables. 

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SHUBU Raven 12'6  


This is the best inflatable paddle board for any trips where rivers, rocks, portages, and less-than-ideal conditions make it difficult to use a hard board. With its tapered bow and accentuated rocker, this board creates a stable and confidence-building platform, especially under load.  

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