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Bay Sports Wood Look Original Series

Price: $649 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 $649, 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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Starboard Touring

Price: $1,499 Build: Non-inflatable
Skill: Beginner/Intermediate Use: Touring/Race
Weight: 34.15 lbs Sizes:12'6, 14'

Who is this for: If you’re looking for a durable, quality touring board with an eco-angle, check out the Touring from Starboard. The Touring comes in three different constructions, the Lite Tech, Starlite and Carbon Top, both great options but the Carbon Top is the more premium option. This board is great for touring and longer distances and performs best in flatwater conditions. Priced between $1,499 and $2,399, this board sits between the affordable mid-price point tier and premium tier, depending on the construction you choose, and is one of the best flat water touring boards currently on the market.

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Starboard Generation

Price: $2,299 Build: Non-inflatable
Skill: Intermediate Use: Touring
Weight: 27.15 lbs Sizes:12'6, 14'

Who is this for: The Starboard Generation is a non-inflatable SUP that is designed for multi-use paddling. It can be used as a touring board, an all around board, a beginner race board and even does well in the surf. The Generation range has 6 different sizes available so there should be a size that accommodates just about all riders’ weight and skill levels. Additionally, the board has 3 different constructions to choose from so the options here are pretty versatile. Priced at $2,299, this board sits in the premium price point tier but comes with the best the brand has to offer. If you’re looking for a board that can do it all, the Starboard Generation is a great choice.

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Aztron Neptune

Price: $579 Build: Inflatable
Skill: Beginner Use: Touring
Weight: 22.6 lbs Sizes: 12'6"

Who is this for: If you’re looking for an entry-level inflatable touring board that comes with everything you need to get on the water, take a look at Aztron’s Neptune SUP. Priced at $579 this board comes equipped with a bag, paddle, pump, fin and leash which is essentially everything you need right out of the gates. Due to its shape, this board is well suited for paddlers of all skill levels and is designed for paddling longer distances, able to handle some light chop. Read more HERE.

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Aztron Terra

Price: $539 Build: Inflatable
Skill: Beginner Use: Touring
Weight: 21.12 lbs Sizes: 10'6"

Who is this for: If you’re looking for an inflatable touring SUP that’s best suited for female and light-weight beginner paddlers, take a look here at the Aztron Terra. The Terra is a smaller-sized touring inflatable that is 10’6”, lightweight and easy to carry. Because of its shape, its well suited for touring and adventuring and can paddle up to a few miles. The board comes with everything you need - paddle, pump, leash and fin - and sits in the mid-tier price point in terms of affordability with an MSRP of $539. Read more HERE.

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Bay Sports Tour

Price: $599 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 $599, the Tour sits in the in the popular mid-tier market in terms of affordability.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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Surftech Hercules

Price: $1,399 Build: Inflatable
Skill: Beginner Use: Touring/Kayak Hybrid
Weight: 37.8 lbs Sizes: 13'1"

About the board:If you’re on the lookout for an inflatable paddleboard that can be converted into a kayak and fit up to two persons, you need to check out the Hercules by Surftech. The Hercules is a very versatile board that allows for multiple paddlers as well as uses for the board. Going on an expedition? The board can lug a ton of gear, no problem. Want to standup paddle with a buddy and try the group SUP route? This board can do it. Want to convert it to a two-person kayak? Say no more. The board suits paddlers of all skills, age and size and is fairly affordable considering all that it can do. Read more HERE.

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Thurso Surf Expedition

Price: $749 Build: Inflatable
Skill: Intermediate Use: Touring
Weight: 25 lbs Sizes: 11'6"

Who is this for: If you’re looking for an inflatable, touring-specific paddle board that is under $1,000, the ThursoSurf Expedition might be what you’re looking for. The Expedition is designed for just that: going on expeditions, hauling gear, and paddling with longer distances in mind. This board is on the edge of being something that beginner paddlers are able to use since it’s width is 30 inches. If you’re looking for something that is very stable you might want to look for something with a bit more width. At 25 pounds the board is manageable and comes in at an average weight.

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SIC Maui Tao Tour

Price: $679.95 Build: Inflatable
Skill: Beginner Use: Touring
Weight: 22.6 lbs Sizes: 11'

Who is this for: If you’re looking for an inflatable touring board at a very affordable price, the SIC Maui Air Glide TaoTour is one worth checking out. Utilizing SIC Maui’s Support Stringer Tech (SST) construction the board has added durability and stiffness, which is a great feature, especially at this price point. It’s also fairly lightweight weighing just 22.6 pounds and is easy to carry around. As the name suggests, the Air Glide Tao Tour was designed for paddlers looking for an inflatable touring board that is stable and can handle mid-range distances of up to 5 miles without any problem. Priced at just $679.95, the SIC Maui Air Glide Tao Tour is a solid option for paddlers looking for something affordable and good quality.

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Red Paddle Co Voyager

Price: $1,599 Build: Inflatable
Skill: Intermediate Use: Touring
Weight:  25.3 lbs Sizes: 12'6", 13'2", 15'

About the board:The Voyager from Red Paddle Co is an inflatable touring board best suited for intermediate paddlers. At 25.3 lbs, the Voyager is lightweight and relatively easy to carry, despite its size. The Voyager is offered in three sizes (12’6”, 13’2”, 15’), giving paddlers a nice range to choose from. The board also utilizes Red Paddle Co’s MSL technology which makes the boards very rigid and durable, ideal for an inflatable SUP. Starting at $1,599, the Voyager does sit in the premium-tier market in terms of affordability but does offer free shipping and a 2-year warranty. Read more HERE.

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SIC Maui Okeanos

Price: $1,499.95 Build: Non-Inflatable
Skill: Intermediate Use: Touring
Weight:  31lbs Sizes: 11', 12'6", 14'

About the board:If you’re looking for a non-inflatable touring board that looks and feels good under your feet, check out the Okeanos from SIC Maui. Starting at $1,499, the Okeanos sits in the mid-tier price point and is a solid board for its price. The board is 29 in. wide and is best for intermediate-level paddlers looking for mid-range to long-distance paddling. The board is offered in four sizes (11’, 12’6” x 27”, 12’6” x 29”, 14’) and has two different color variations to choose from. Read more HERE.

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