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Which inflatable SUP to buy?

If you’re asking yourself this question, congratulations, you’ve made a very good decision to become more active and have fun at the same time. Stand up paddle boarding, or SUP, has been booming the last couple of years thanks to it’s unique ability to bring together people from all backgrounds, to enjoy nature and keep people fit and happy.

Now, choosing which inflatable SUP to buy can be a little daunting at first. You’re new to the sport, not quite sure what to expect, how often you’ll paddle, etc. Never fear, everyone has the same questions.

So, it comes down to 4 factors:

  1. Your size and weight
  2. How you plan to use the board
  3. Transporting and storing the board
  4. And of course, price

Each factor is important but is variable in ‘importance’ for each buyer. Perhaps you live on the water’s edge and transportation and storage is not important. Perhaps you’re a gazillionaire and price is no object. Any way you slice it, a new board purchase is governed by the above 4 factors. Green Water Sports goes into more detail in their “Choosing a paddle board” article that you should read to understand each factor fully to make the right decision for you. See you on the water!