SUPs for Boating
Stand up paddle boards for boating need to be easy to store and resistant to damage. Inflatable SUPs and soft top paddle boards are our recommendation for the onboard environment.
Inflatable SUPs and soft top paddle boards are strong, easy to store and are less likely to chip or damage your boat.
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What better way to enjoy your day out at Rotto, Garden Island or on the Swan River than by going for a SUP. It’s a beautiful way to explore and appreciate your surrounding – at whatever pace you choose. And it’s an easy tender to get to and from the shore.
With over 75,000 boats registered in Perth, boating presents a unique set of circumstances when it comes to stand up paddling.
You want a board that is easy to store and resistant to damage. And this is where inflatable SUPs and soft top paddle boards hold a strong advantage over the traditional hard boards.
Suitable stand up paddle boards for boating include inflatable SUP boards and soft top stand up paddle boards with strong construction.
Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Boards
Nine out of ten SUP boards sold in Europe are inflatables, and there’s significant growth in Australia now. So designers are putting major effort into making these boards work well.
What once was considered inferior cousins to a hard board, inflatables have come a long way in the last decade. Leading the charge is Red Paddle Co, who have having been solely focused on inflatable SUPs for 10 years. With such a strong focus on development, the top inflatables now feel comparable to a hard board in many ways. And there’s great pumps to make the inflation fast and easy.
Inflatable SUP’s are ideal for those who are short on space, but still want to get out on the water. With the advantage they are less likely to damage your boat than a hard board.
They’re good for travelling, boating and small space storage. Easy for cruising around on flat water or as a tender to get to shore.
For both your board and your boat protection is important. We have a range of bags to fit most sizes of board to keep everything safe while traveling and from the harsh UV we get in WA.
Soft Top Stand Up Paddle Boards
If storage is not an issue, a Soft Top is a great option.
A soft top is a normal Epoxy board with a full later of EVA coating the top and rails of the board, meaning no chipping, dinging or marking either your boat or your board. In recent years, there’s been a big improvement in construction.
The Starboard ASAP (As Strong As Possible) is a perfect board to throw on the boat. It handles our harsh sun better than most. It won’t dent or scratch your boat when you’re going over choppy seas and it’s safer for kids.
You can also use it as a low cost tender to get to and from the shore. And if there’s a little wave at Transits, you can go and have fun!