Stand up paddle boarding (SUP) is a different form of surfing in which the paddle boarders use a paddle to propel themselves along the water. The propelling is done like the butterfly swimming stroke. It is a flourishing sport that was founded in Africa but became popular only after the 1990’s. It was also listed as the most popular outdoor activity for first-timers.
As technology grows, the innovation in making paddle boards has increased as well. The boards are tailored in neatly and smartly for multi-purpose uses like surfing, snorkeling, and other water adventures.
The competition in a manufacturing of paddle boards has increased tremendously because of the increased usage and gaining popularity of the sport. Here we list the top 3 best stand up paddle boards. Before analyzing the top paddle boards, let us look at the top brands that manufacture paddle boards. They are Tower paddle boards, Starboard SUP, Fanatic SUP, BIC SUP, Red Paddle Co, Boga SUP, Yolo Board, SUP ATX, Naish SUP, Riviera SUP. The common uses of SUP boards are leisure time, yoga, SUP fishing, SUP surfing, and SUP racing.
The top 3 Stand up paddle boards in the market are:
1) Boardworks Kraken
This SUP is the Gear of the Year and it is the best SUP that is available in the market and this board is fun to ride. It is stable in all conditions and it is quick under various circumstances such as wind chop, glassy water or waves. It is 34-inch wider which makes it glide steadily. It has thinner rails and a light rocker in the nose and tail region. There is a bamboo layer attached to provide durability and attractive look to the paddle board. The SUP is priced at $1300. There is a bamboo layer attached to provide durability and attractive look to the paddle board. The SUP is priced at $1300.
2) Surftech Saber Blacktip
This SUP offers cool, comfort, and traction for a fun and worry-free ride. The safety feature in this paddle board is beyond expectation with fiberglass bottom and soft foam top deck. It is 29-inch wider and paddles smoothly under all conditions of the sea. This is mostly used by experienced paddle boarders and it is applauded for its deck which keeps the rider’s center of gravity lower to the water level. It is available for $1000 and it guarantees fun gliding with the Surftech Saber Blacktip.
3) Riviera Voyager Classic
If one needs a paddle board just for style, then Riviera is the one to get. The Voyager Classic is wooden-panelled deck and fiberglass single-fin bottom and looks stunning. It is 32-inches wide and it allows for easy balance especially for beginners in SUP. The Voyager is built using Eco Molded Blank which is a strong base material. It contains Kevlar rails that protect the board from bumps and the presence of conceptually designed neoprene helps in carrying the board that weighs 28 pounds. The price of the SUP is very costly at $1500. Though it is not worth its cost, it is the best fit for SUP beginners.