Paddle Board Buyers Guide (2022)
Once considered a novelty in the SUP world, inflatable paddleboards have quickly become the new norm. Quality iSUPs, made from Military grade PVC, have proven over time to be much more durable than their hard board counterpart, plus they don’t hurt anywhere near as much if you were to fall on them!
PRACTICAL AND PORTABLE
The biggest advantage of choosing an inflatable iSUP for your water adventures, means once deflated, the board can be easily rolled up and packed away with all its accessories for travel by car or plane.
STRONG AND RIGID
Inflatable iSUP paddle boards gain their strength and rigidity as they inflate, the boards drop stitch construction provides both strength and stiffness as well as keeping the iSUP super lightweight for effortless paddling and carrying in and out of the water.
SUPERIOR COMFORT AND SUPPORT
Inflatable paddleboards are designed with a softer deck, to offer a more comfortable and relaxed experience for your feet, the cushioned support also has many benefits for your knees, back, and neck.
Our iSUP collections here at Wave are split into 5 key categories, covering beginners, kids and surfers, family friendly all-rounders, intermediate skill level boards and our Pro range of professional performance paddleboards.
Wave paddle boards come in a range of sizes to ensure optimal balance and performance across multiple water conditions. Sizes include 259cm (8 ft 6 inches), 76 cm / 30 inches wide (10ft board) and 84 cm / 33 inches wide (11ft board). For anyone over 6ft or 70kg / 154lbs + we suggest going for the 11ft iSUP for increased stability.
Fun and accessible entry-level paddleboards designed for newcomers. Available in both 10ft and 11ft, both collections come with everything you need to get out on the water.
Available in two sizes, 10ft and 11ft, and three vibrant colourways, the Tourer is our most popular all-rounder paddleboard. Family friendly, the Tourer is ideal for use on lakes, rivers, canals, and seas, suiting both newcomers and more experienced paddlers.
High spec and oozing with style, the Wave Woody comes with a realistic wood effect finish. Targeted at intermediate boarders, this lightweight, versatile board is ready to tackle multiple terrains.
The Wave Pro is our premium rough water performance iSUP, targeted at advanced boarders. Built for adventure, this tough, all weather paddleboard is loaded with features including Kayak Conversion Seat, Multiple Carry Handles and D-Rings, Carbon Shaft Paddle, Cargo Storage Net, Raised Kick Pad, Quick Lock Detachable Fin and Go-Pro Mount.
The Wave Wildcat is only 8 ft 6 inches (259cm) long, it’s designed to be easy to manoeuvre – either for smaller riders or those that want the option to surf on their iSUP.
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