Flatwater Paddle Boards
Flatwater Paddle Board Gear Guide
A Flatwater Paddle Board is the perfect SUP for a lake, cottage, calm river, or any other type of flat water. Their emphasis is going to be around stability which makes them very beginner-friendly and suitable for paddlers of all ages and skill levels. Browse all of the latest and greatest flatwater paddle boards made available by brands like RAVE Sports, BIC Sport, and Thurso Surf. Read the complete flatwater paddle board buyers guide below or check out the hundreds of Flatwater Paddle Board Reviews as written by your fellow stand up paddlers to learn from their experience!
Flatwater Paddle Board Overview
Flat water SUPs can be inflatable or rigid boards, but most often, they'll have a wider platform. You'll see both displacement hulls and planing hulls, but think of these mostly as average length but wider SUPs.
How much should you expect to pay for a Flatwater Paddle Board?
This year, you can generally expect to pay anywhere from $700 to $1880 for a flatwater paddle board with your most common price points being around $1099. You can absolutely find them for more or less, but that gives you a pretty good baseline as you shop. The graph below shows the percentage of flatwater paddle boards that fall into each price range:
What is a good length for a Flatwater Paddle Board?
You'll find the length of flatwater paddle boards generally ranging from 9'6" to 14'0"with an average length of 11'0". Each length offers different trade offs and benefits, so the right length varies between stand up paddlers and your experience level, performance needs, and types of water you paddle. The graph below shows the percentage of flatwater paddle boards that fall into each length range:
How much does a Flatwater Paddle Board typically weigh?
Generally speaking, most flatwater paddle boards weigh between 21-35 pounds with an average weight around 26 pounds. Weight will be determined largely by material, size, and features. The graph below shows the percentage of flatwater paddle boards that fall into each weight range:
Flatwater Paddle Board Reviews
Paddling.com has been around and collecting product reviews from paddlers like you since 1998. With over 35,000 product reviews, there is no better expert than the largest paddlesports community! Of those reviews, there are 746 flatwater paddle board reviews and counting! Please be sure to submit a review and share your experience with the rest of us!
Here are the 10 flatwater paddle boards with the most reviews:
- 10' Inflatable by Xterra Boards (39 reviews)
- 10'6" Performer by BIC Sport (36 reviews)
- 11'6'' Performer by BIC Sport (32 reviews)
- Versa Board LL by Liquidlogic Kayaks (28 reviews)
- 10'6" Ride MSL by Red Paddle Co. (25 reviews)
- 10'0 Cross by BIC Sport (24 reviews)
- Namaste by Riot Kayaks (24 reviews)
- Blondie by Three Brothers Boards (17 reviews)
- Sportsstuff Tour by Sportsstuff (17 reviews)
- 12'6" Raven by Boardworks (16 reviews)
Flatwater Paddle Board Brands
To date, there are 62 flatwater paddle board brands like Thurso Surf, BIC Sport, and RAVE Sports. Below is but a snapshot of some of those brands, which you can click to view all of their products and product reviews.
- Advanced Elements
- Blue Planet Surf
- Body Glove
- BOTE Boards
- California Board Company
- Earth Sup
- Grey Duck
- Kaku Kayak
- Pau Hana Surf Supply
- Pelican International
- Point 65 Sweden
- Red Paddle Co.
- Salamander Paddle Gear
- Scott Burke
- Sea Eagle Inflatables
- SIC Maui
- Starboard SUP