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Paddle Away: Choosing The Right Inflatable Paddle Board For You

If you’re looking to take your water adventures to the next level, you may be considering an inflatable paddle board. After all, these lightweight and easy-to-transport boards offer more convenience than traditional paddle boards. But with so many options on the market, how do you choose the right one for you? Never fear—we’ve got a few tips to help you make the right choice.

The first thing to consider when shopping for an inflatable paddle board is the material it is made of. Most boards are made of either PVC or drop stitch materials. PVC is cheaper but not as durable as drop stitch, making it a great option for occasional paddlers or those who are on a budget. Drop stitch is more expensive but much more durable and offers greater stability, making it ideal for more experienced paddlers or those who plan to use their board often.

Size & Weight Capacity

The second factor to consider when choosing your inflatable paddle board is size and weight capacity. Most boards range in length from 10 feet to 14 feet, with shorter boards being better suited for smaller riders and shorter paddles while longer boards typically offer greater speed and stability. When it comes to weight capacity, look at both the maximum weight of the rider and their gear combined; this will help ensure that you don’t exceed the board’s limits while still allowing enough room for your accessories such as coolers or fishing poles.


Finally, don’t forget to consider any extras that come with your board such as a pump, fins, leash, etc., which can add value to your purchase if they are included. Additionally, some companies offer warranties on their products which can give you peace of mind in case anything goes wrong in the future.

With all these tips in mind, you should have no trouble finding an inflatable paddle board that fits all your needs—whether it’s riding waves at sunset or casting lines at sunrise! So get out there and see what kind of adventure awaits! And don’t forget to take plenty of pictures! Happy paddling!

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Step-by-Step Guide to Inflating Your Stand Up Paddle Board

So, you’ve just purchased a brand new stand up paddle board and are ready to hit the water. But before you can do that, you’ll need to inflate your SUP. Don’t worry—inflating a SUP is much easier than it looks! Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to get your SUP ready for the water in no time. 

Step 1: Get Your Gear Ready 

Before you start inflating your SUP, make sure you have all of the necessary gear. You’ll need an electric or manual pump (depending on type of board), pressure gauge, and any other items that came with your particular SUP model. It’s also helpful to have a towel nearby in case of any unexpected spills. Once everything is gathered, it’s time to begin inflating! 

Step 2: Plug in the Pump 

If you have an electric pump, plug it into an outlet and attach the hose from the pump to the valve on your board. If you are using a manual pump, connect one end of the hose to the nozzle of the pump and attach the other end to valve on your board. If you are using an electric pump with an adapter kit, be sure that all pieces are connected properly before beginning inflation process.  

Step 3: Start Inflating 

Now it’s time for some serious pumping! Turn on your electric pump (or begin manually pumping) until the pressure gauge reads between 15-22 PSI (depending on your board). This will ensure that your board is properly inflated and won’t be over inflate or under inflated. Note: The maximum PSI recommended by most manufacturers is listed on the board, so make sure not go over that number when inflating your board!  

Step 4: Check for Leaks 

Once your SUP has been inflated, check for leaks by pressing down gently all around the edges of your board. If any air is escaping from around edges or seams, use a patch kit included with many models to patch up holes and prevent further leaking from occurring.  

In just four easy steps, you can now confidently inflate and enjoy your inflatable stand up paddleboard! Make sure you always read manufacturer’s instructions closely before starting this process as every model may vary slightly depending on its construction materials and shape. Now all that’s left is for you to grab some sunscreen and enjoy some fun out on the water! Happy paddling!

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The perfect adventure and touring inflatable SUP

The Red Paddle Co 12’6″ Voyager inflatable SUP board is an incredible exploring and cruising inflatable paddle board. We especially enjoy it for touring our local river and fishing from it. We’ve even fished with crab pots the deck is so large and convenient. Updated in 2021 with the revolutionary V-Hull, the sculpted bottom of the board breaks the surface tension of the water increasing glide and helping the board track even better than before. We find it works great on flat water, and up to medium chop. Even if loaded down with kids, it cut’s through the water smoothly and doesn’t push a lot of water like a normal iSUP with nose rocker does.

The 12’6″ Voyager inflatable paddle board is for those who want to know what is around the next bend in the river or in the next bay.

We got ours from Green Water Sports, the leading inflatable SUP shop.