Unlike many inflatable SUP boards, the Airhead AHSUP-1 Stand Up Paddle Board is constructed with high quality materials and proven manufacturing techniques that ensure it won’t tear or deflate upon collision.
The Airhead AHSUP-1 Stand Up Paddle board measures 10 feet, 6 inches long and weighs 38.5 lbs when fully inflated. The Airhead AHSUP is a little heavier than most inflatable paddle boards, but this provides performance more similar to a rigid board.
The Airhead has immense buoyancy, so riders need not worry about sagging in the middle – a common flaw found amongst inflatables.
The standout feature of the Tower Adventurer is the 6 inch thickness. Unlike most of the inflatable stand up paddle boards on the market, which are usually 4 inches thick, the Tower Adventurer’s added thickness prevents sagging in the middle.
The increased buoyancy and rigidity provides less drag in the water, providing a more comfortable ride coupled with improved performance.
The Tower Adventurer 9’10″ Inflatable SUP (6″ Thick) is 32 inches wide in contrast to many of the inflatable boards on the market, which max out at 30 inches. The added width and thickness of the Tower Adventurer contribute to greater rigidity, which increases speed and maneuverability. The greater platform surface area and increased stability also helps prevent falling off of the board, especially in the presence of lateral currents.
The Sevylor Samoa Stand Up Inflatable Paddle Board is one of the most unique and practical paddle boards available on the market. Because it’s an inflatable board, it’s automatically a great choice for beginners trying to get the hang of stand-up paddleboarding.
Inflatable paddleboards come with a whole set of pros and cons that are wholly different from the solid-state SUPs. We’ll discuss all that later.
A starting advantage to this board is you won’t have to strap a huge board to the roof of your car. The Sevylor Samoa can easily fit in your trunk while deflated. In fact, it’s so small and compact when fully deflated that you can even check it into your luggage for airplane trips! In other words, you will be able to carry the Sevylor board with you at all times, no matter where your travels may lead.
The C4 Waterman iSUP 10’6″ Inflatable is yet another great SUP for the beginner.
This board is inflatable, making it very easy to travel with and maintain.
The C4 Waterman is one of Waterman’s most popular SUPs. Though great for flat water, this board is built to catch waves.
I’ve used this board quite often. I inflated it and pretty much have left it inflated in my garage. It really does not seem to loose a lot of air pressure over time.
I weigh 175 lbs (80 kg) and have had no issues with it flexing or bending. Hopefully, this gives you an idea of how well the C4 Waterman is made. Obviously, if you’re a heavier rider, I would exercise some caution with its temperament – but I have absolutely no reason to believe it would operate significantly different.