How to choose the right inflatable SUP?
1.What kind of stand up paddling you want to do.
If you are a beginner to intermediate SUPer or if you just want a basic board for a bit of fun. In general, the best all round SUP board should be large, thick and stiff enough to offer stability (especially for SUP yoga) but light, curved and thin enough to handle well over choppy water, light surf and waves.
2.You should select the right size based on your height and weight.
Tall, heavy adults will need a larger board for more stability, while small, light adults and kids will need a smaller board as they will struggle to control a large SUP.
As a general rule, if you are under 140 lbs you should choose a short 9’6” board; if you are between 140 lbs and 200 lbs you’ll need a board that around ten feet long; if you are heavier (or if you’ll be carrying extra passengers) you should look for a large SUP measuring 11 or 12 feet long.
However, there are slight variations between inflatable SUPs depending on how they are used. The best yoga inflatable SUP boards are long and wide, providing a large, stable surface area for trying out ambitious yoga positions. Surfing SUP boards, on the other hand, tend to be narrower to help them glide over the waves smoothly.
3.Thickness of board: Inflatable SUP boards range from four to six inches thick.
Thicker boards usually feel stiffer and more stable than thinner boards. However, these boards are so well made that when they are fully inflated, they feel just as solid as hard SUP boards, regardless of their thickness.