Aqua Marina Breeze
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Paddle Board Highlights
Who is it for?
If you’re in search of a very affordable, very lightweight, smaller inflatable paddleboard, take a look at the Aqua Marina Breeze. This board is offered as a 9’10” so it’s going to be best suited for paddlers of smaller stature or youth. The Breeze is an all around paddleboard so it’s going to be suited for a little bit of everything. This paddleboard is going to be best for paddling shorter distances and flatwater conditions. The Breeze comes with everything you need to get started: the board, pump, paddle, leash, bag and fin. At $469 USD, this board is a great value.
In terms of aesthetics, the board showcases a captivating green color throughout, accentuated by subtle touches of red on the bungees, paddle, and leash. Its size is relatively compact compared to standard boards commonly found in the market, making it ideal for smaller paddlers. The reduced dimensions contribute to its remarkable lightweight nature, facilitating effortless transportation and maneuverability on the water. The accompanying bag provided with the Breeze is adequately spacious, offering additional room in case you wish to carry a towel or other small items. While paddling, the board provides a reasonably stable experience despite its smaller size. However, if you are a beginner who is taller or larger in build, you might find it slightly less stable. Regarding its technology, the Breeze incorporates Aqua Marina's Drop Stitch Lite Technology, which surprisingly demonstrates notable durability. The materials used in its construction convey a sense of quality and resilience, capable of withstanding frequent use. While the board itself does not boast an abundance of features, it does include a bungee system on the board's nose and a couple of D-rings on the tail, allowing for potential attachments. The included 3-piece adjustable paddle performs adequately for lightweight paddling. However, if you plan on engaging in longer paddling sessions, it may be worth considering an upgrade to a more premium option. In summary, Aqua Marina's package offers excellent value for its price point, particularly if you are seeking a product below the $500 range. Just keep in mind that it is best suited for smaller paddlers.
Primary UseAll Around
Paddle Boards fall into two broad categories, All-Around and Specialty boards, with all-around designed primarily for recreation while speciality boards for top performance in specific disciplines
Durability is largely a result of the board construction and shape, with more durable boards typically carrying more materials (added layers, PVC, etc) and as such adding to the weight.
Stability is a product of construction and shape, where boards w/ 30”+ wide and 200+ liters in volume offer plenty of stability for your AVG adult while a board under 26” wide is a challenge.
Glide is a result of board shape and construction, w/ boards weighing under 30lbs and designed for racing offering best glide while recreational boards normally being on the slow side.
Learn more on the Aqua Marina website.
Dimensions9'10" x 30" x 4.7"
Industry standard in board dimensions reads: L (length, from nose to tail) x W (width, from rail to rail at midpoint length), and H (height, from top to bottom of board at midpoint length).
Standup paddle boards tend to fall into 4 different weight classes: extremely lightweight (under 20 lbs), lightweight (20-28 lbs), average weight (28-35 lbs), heavy (above 35 lbs).
Volume is a key metric to determine how much weight a board can carry. Boards w/ 200+ liters offer most floatation with boards under 150 liters typically for high-performance surf.
Capacity is the max cargo weight a stand up paddle board can carry, considering not only the paddler’s weight but whatever else the paddler may choose to carry alongside him/her.
Add On'sBungee Nose, D Ring, Paddle Included, Leash Included
Add-on’s include bungee cords, a minimalist way to haul things; connexsup, which allows for all sorts of attachments, even fishing rods; and FCS II/Connect, for easy fin instal.
Handles directly affect carrying ease, with external grip handles (Liftsup & EZgrab) offering most comfort, Internal Ergo Grip the mid-tier comfort, and box handles as least comfortable.
Fishing rod holders and/or paddle holders can make paddling that much more pleasant, esp. when needing holders for the rod or having a safe place for the paddle during yoga.
|9 Feet 10 Inches||30 Inches||4.7 Inches||229 L|
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