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Bay Sports Wood Look Original Series

Price: $799 Build: Inflatable
Skill: Beginner Use: Tour
Weight: 22.7 lbs Sizes: 10'6", 11'6"

Who is this for: If you’re on the market for an affordable, inflatable touring paddle board that comes in a complete package, the Bay Sports Wood Look Original Series is one to take into consideration. At $799, the Wood Look sits just above the low price tier and is best-suited for touring paddling but does well for all around paddling too . At 32 inches wide, the board is very stable and user-friendly to all paddlers, no matter age, skill, or size. It is also fairly lightweight, weighing only 20 lbs making nice and easy to carry. The Wood Look does include everything you need to get on the water right out of the gate including a paddle, leash, fin and the board itself also has a solid amount of add on’s that you’ll typically see come with other touring paddle boards.Read more HERE.

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Bay Sports Mandala Series

Price: $999 Build: Inflatable
Skill: Beginner Use: Yoga
Weight:  26.3 lbs Sizes: 11'

About the board:If you’re looking for an inflatable paddle board great for beginners that suits all around paddling and yoga, take a look at the Mandala series inflatable SUP by Bay Sports. This board is best suited for paddling shorter distances, up to a couple miles at most, and will do best in calmer waters, either on a lake or near the shoreline. The board weighs roughly 22 lbs so carrying it should be quite manageable for most paddlers. Retailing at $999 this board comes with everything you need (paddle, pump, backpack, leash) to get on the water and is a really nice package for less than $1,000 USD. Read more HERE.

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Bay Sports Cruise

Price: $599 Build: Inflatable
Skill: Beginner Use: All Around
Weight: 16.86 lbs Sizes: 9'6"

Who is this for: Looking for a very lightweight, affordable inflatable stand up paddle board that’s best suited for paddlers on the smaller side? Check out Bay Sports’ Cruise Signature Series SUP. The Cruise comes fully loaded with all the tools needed to get on the water. Pump? Check. Leash? Check. Paddle? Check. Fin? Check. This board is designed for beginner paddlers and all around paddling near the shore or dock for shorter distances, up to a mile or two. It also comes in a few different colorways so there are options to choose from to suit your style. Priced at $599, this is a pretty good value for all that comes with it.Read more HERE.

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Bay Sports Explore

Price: $699 Build: Inflatable
Skill: Beginner Use: All Around
Weight: 17.52 lbs Sizes: 10'6"

Who is this for: If you’re looking for a beginner-friendly, lightweight SUP that doesn’t break the bank check out the Explore Signature Series from Bay Sports. The Explore is best suited for all around paddling and short distances. It is very versatile and can be used for family fun, catching small waves, even a bit of yoga. As with all of Bay Sports’ boards, the package comes with everything you need. Paddle, leash, pump and fin are all included in the package making it nice and easy to get on the water. Priced at $699, this board sits in the popular mid-tier market in terms of affordability.Read more HERE.

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Bay Sports Seek

Price: $499 Build: Inflatable
Skill: Beginner Use: All Around
Weight: 23.12 lbs Sizes: 10'8"

Who is this for: If you’re looking for a paddle board that’s under $500 check out the Bay Sports Seek inflatable SUP. This paddle board comes in at $499 which is one of the most affordable boards that you’ll be able to find on the market. It comes fully loaded with the board, pump, paddle, leash, fin, and repair kit all included which is a ton of value at this price point. The Seek is a very stable board and is great for all around, short distance paddling, great for beginners. The board is also lightweight and easy to carry weighing just under 20 lbs.Read more HERE.

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Bay Sports Tour

Price: $799 Build: Inflatable
Skill: Beginner Use: Touring
Weight: 19.62 lbs Sizes: 11'6"

Who is this for: If you’re looking for an affordable, inflatable paddle board that is designed for touring check out the Tour Signature Series from Bay Sports. This paddle board comes in a few different color ways so you have a few options there to choose what you like best. This board works well in mid to long range distances, anywhere from 3-7 miles plus. The Tour is stable at 32 inches thick and quite durable as well. Priced at $799, the Tour sits in the in the popular mid-tier market in terms of affordability.Read more HERE.

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Surftech Beachcraft

Price: $970 Build: Inflatable
Skill: Beginner Use: All-Around
Weight: 23.15 lbs Sizes: 10'8"

About the board:If you’re looking for an inflatable paddle board that’s affordable yet made with quality materials check out the Surftech Beachcraft. This inflatable standup paddle board comes in one size, a 10’8” and is great for beginners and all around paddling. The board is lightweight and easy to carry and is a pretty stable board so paddlers of any skill level should be able to paddle this without issue. The Beachcraft is best suited for short-distance paddling, around the beach or dock. At $970 the Beachcraft sits in the popular mid-tier market in terms of affordability. Read more HERE.

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Hala Gear Carbon Hoss

Price: $1,399 Build: Inflatable
Skill: Beginner Use: All Around / River
Weight: 22.5 lbs Sizes: 11'

About the board:Looking for an incredibly durable inflatable paddle board? Look no further...check out the Carbon Hoss Kit from Hala Gear. This board comes in one size, 11’ x 33” x 6” and is tough as nails. It’s great for all around paddling but really shines in whitewater paddling where you need a board that’s sturdy and durable. It is great for paddlers of all sizes and skill levels and can hold up to 275 lbs. The board also comes with everything you need to get on the water and have fun. A paddle, pump, rolling backpack, fins and repair kit are all included in its $1,399 price point. Read more HERE.

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Surftech Monarch

Price: $960 Build: Inflatable
Skill: Beginner Use: All-Around
Weight: 25.8lbs Sizes: 10'2

About the board:Looking for an inflatable standup paddle board that was designed with the female paddler in mind? The Surftech Monarch might be just what you’re looking for! This standup paddle board comes in one size, a 10’2, and is a good fit for paddlers on the smaller to mid-size. The Monarch is best for all around paddling but can also be used for SUP yoga and is ideal for shorter distances close to shore and around the dock. The board is easy to carry and hovers around the 25lb mark. This board is great for paddlers of all skill levels and is nice and stable. With the graphics, quality, and price point combined, the Surftech Monarch definitely deserves an A-grade. Read more HERE.

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Body Glove Performer

Price: $999 Build: Inflatable
Skill: Beginner Use: All-Around
Weight: 24.15 lbs Sizes: 11'

Who is this for: If you’re looking for a very stable, inflatable, all-around/touring paddle board that is at an affordable price point of less than $1,000 then the Performer 11 from Body Glove is worth a look. Due to its width of 34 inches the board is very stable and weighed in at 22.5 lbs, which is fairly lightweight and easy to carry. Its shape makes the Performer a board that can be used by everyone, no matter the age or skill level, and is designed primarily for recreation. Its construction and shape combined best fit this board for short distance paddling, around the beach and dock or on the river. Retailing at $999, the board fits in the affordable mid-tier market.

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Tahe SUP-Yak

Price: $529 Build: Inflatable
Skill: Beginner Use: All-Around/Kayak Hybrid
Weight: 19.6 lbs Sizes: 10'6", 11'6"

About the board:Looking for an inflatable standup paddle board that can convert into a kayak? Check the Tahe SUP-Yak. The SUP-Yak is priced starting at $530 and is among the most affordable paddle boards of quality that you can find. The SUP-Yak is great for beginner and experienced paddlers alike, is stable and very easy to carry. The SUP-Yak is offered in two sizes: a 10’6” and 11’6”. The 10’6” works for one paddler but the 11’6” can hold two paddlers so keep size in mind when you’re checking out this board. The board is best for short distance paddling, up to one or two miles max. Read more HERE.

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Body Glove Tandem

Price: $1,499 Build: Inflatable
Skill: Beginner Use: Touring/Kayak Hybrid
Weight: 38.2 lbs Sizes: 15'

About the board:If you’re looking for a two-person SUP/Kayak hybrid inflatable board that is affordable and durable and stylish, the Body Glove Tandem is worth checking out. This standup paddle board is 15 feet long and comes fully loaded with everything you need to get on the water. Board, paddle, pump, leash, kayak seats and more are all included here which make this package a great value. The board is a bit on the heavier side and weighs 38 lbs so it is tougher than most boards to carry solo, but if you’re carrying it with another person it should be relatively easy. The shape of the board makes the Tandem best suited for touring-style paddling. Retailing at $1,499 this board does sit in the popular mid-tier market in terms of affordability however, Costco offers this package at just $599 making it an incredibly affordable package with great value. Read more HERE.

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