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6 Reasons Why I Love My Inflatable Paddle Board

Posted on August 16, 2018 by Douglas Robichaud

We love talking about the things we love. It’s enjoyable. It gets our hearts racing. It lets us relive memories that we will remember for the rest of our lives. Today, we are going to tell you how much we love inflatable paddle boards. These are no blow-up pool toys folks. Similar to how we confess our love to our office dog Noodles, we are going to tell you why we love inflatable paddle boards so much.


Inflatable paddle boards are super durable. If you drop an inflatable SUP on the concrete, drive over it with a truck or drag it along a rocky coastline, it will not be damaged. In the last couple of years, inflatable paddle board technology has improved immensely. These boards are now constructed with two layers of military grade PVC. Once inflated, you will be surprised at how how rigid these boards feel. Learn more about the different constructions here.



When deflated, an inflatable paddle board rolls up and fits inside a backpack along with your paddle, pump, leash and fin. This means you can travel anywhere with your paddle board. Take your SUP the path less traveled to get to a secret secluded lake. Fly with it – bring it as a carry on or check it with your favorite airline. Being able to go on vacation with your SUP is a game changer. Learn more tips about traveling with your inflatable here.


Everyone doesn’t have a truck, garage or big enough house to store a 11 foot paddle board. With an inflatable SUP, you don’t need a lot of extra room to store it. Toss it in your closet, it will fit just fine. When it’s time to go paddle boarding, all you have to do is throw it in the backseat of your car or trunk and you’re ready to cruise. Sounds easy enough to us.


Inflatable paddle boards are perfect for learning the basics on. Our inflatables rise 6 inches above the water which increases stability when standing up. Inflatable SUPs have a wide outline which gives you more room to find your balance. Looking for the perfect beginner paddle board? Look no further.



Paddle boarding is better together. Cheesy, but true. An inflatable is typically wide and long enough to bring a friend, lover or family member on board with you. People typically have one paddler towards the tail and another person sitting on the deck towards the nose. Depending on your situation, this could be romantic way to woo your partner. Also, there are inflatables that can fit up to 7 people on it at once (cough…the Megalodon).


Inflatable paddle boards are great for bringing your dog along for the ride. Not only is the traction pad great for your dog to chill on, but the decks PVC material also offers fantastic grip for your dog’s paws. Teaching your dog how to paddle board is simple.



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Douglas Robichaud -

Doug is a content writer at ISLE Surf & SUP who has been surfing and paddle boarding for over 10 years. With a degree in English/Journalism, Doug has been an outdoor adventure content writer for over four years. Since joining the ISLE team, he has become a paddle board expert in all topics ranging from products, basic tutorials, tips and tricks, SUP safety, and new trends.


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