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Best All-Around Paddle Boards of 2022

From inflatables to hard boards, the gamut of All-Around Paddle Boards being offered in 2022 is remarkably complete. But how do you evaluate all of these SUPs and select the right choice for you, your experience, and planned paddling? Fortunately, your paddling friends have been hard at work. Here's the best all-around SUPs as paddled, tested, and reviewed by you!

So how do you evaluate your options and make a decision in 2022? To begin, you need to understand that an All-Around SUP is named appropriately. That is, an All-Around SUP is designed and intended to be used for all water types. Whereas other categories of SUP might be optimally designed for a specific water type or duration, all-around boards balance speed, stability, and tracking. If versatility and ease of use are your priorities, then an All-Around SUP is perfect for you.

Fortunately, the ever-growing SUP community has been paddling along and sharing their experiences through All-Around SUP reviews. By leveraging the reviews and experience that's been shared by thousands of your fellow paddlers, they've helped narrow the remarkable gamut of options down to the best of the best.

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Considerations When Buying An All-Around SUP

An all-around board, generally speaking, is a great choice in SUP especially for those who are new to the sport or see themselves paddling mostly flat water. They're wider, thicker, and typically longer than a Surf SUP. But they're shorter and wider than a Touring SUP. They're designed to be the most versatile, all-purpose board which makes them the best choice if you're just getting into the sport because you can do everything with this one SUP.

Before you start evaluating All-Around SUP models and the many options, you need to consider a few different factors:

  1. Volume & Board Size - The most overlooked, but also one of the most important, factors is your size in relation to the board. Volume is a great way to think about a board size. There's a certain amount of volume inside any board. That volume is what floats you. So you need a board with a certain amount of volume so that you'll be comfortable out there and you won't be unstable.
  2. Width - Width is a big factor as it relates to SUP stability. As the board gets wider, you can expect it to be more stable. But as the board gets skinnier, it'll track straighter and faster. So you'll want to find a width that matches your preference for stability vs. speed and tracking.
  3. Length - Board length is important not only for the type of water you see yourself paddling (Flat water? Ocean? River?), but also for your planned distances and duration. The longer the board, the more glide you can expect and you can get more distance and cover more distance. But the shorter the board, the more conducive to that surf-style performance you can expect.
  4. Thickness - Board thickness is also often overlooked and misunderstood. The ideal thickness will depend on board material and whether you are looking for an inflatable SUP or a hard, rigid SUP. In general, you'll see and want your inflatables to be thicker than your hard, rigid board. Especially for inflatables, you want to make sure that the thickness and rigidity when inflated will be durable and perform for your entire duration.

Below we'll lay out a few of the absolute best All-Around SUPs to choose from. Rather than a single opinion, we've compiled this list using SUP reviews and experiences from thousands of paddlers just like you. So use this list as a starting point. Get some ideas, read some reviews, look through the entire All-Around SUP Gear Guide, maybe browse the message boards, talk to your local paddlesports retailer or paddling groups, and get out and try it before you buy it!

And, of course, when you're done, be sure to help the next paddler in their search by submitting a review!

Best All-Around SUPs of 2022

10'6" Beach Performer

by TAHE
10' 6"
Length
31.5"
Width (in)
32
Weight (lb)
$849.95
MSRP

If you’re looking for a board to be equally at home surfing a wave as is relaxing on the local lake, look no further than the Performer series. If you want a slightly longer board, the 11'6" Beach Performer is another paddler favorite.

TAHE has blended surf-inspired longboard outlines for solid wave performance with confidence-inspiring stability and a moderate rocker profile for versatility in flat-water conditions. Join the thousands of riders who’ve made the Performer series an international best-seller.

  • Structure: Rigid / Hard Shell
  • Seating Configuration: Solo
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Smaller Adult/Child, Average Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Smaller Adult/Child, Average Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Additional Attributes

  • Surf-Inspired longboard surf shapes
  • Attachment points and bungee on deck
  • Ergo-Grip carry handle
  • Moderate rocker profile and tapered rails
  • Tough-Tec construction
  • Soft and grippy EVA foam deck pad
  • FCS II tool-free removable center fin

10'6" Beach Performer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
(36 Consumer Reviews)

This was the very first SUP…

This was the very first SUP I purchased, back in summer of 2015, after reading a review about it in Outdoor magazine. It comes in a couple different colors; mine is the high… read full review

Owned this for almost a…

Owned this for almost a year. Was looking for something durable and light and this has been living up to its promise. Performer's slim profile maneuvers well and glides thr… read full review

Just ordered this board and…

Just ordered this board and so far so good! smooth, stable ride on the ottawa river which is known for being a bit bumpy

Shoreline SUP

10' 9"
Length
32"
Width (in)
27
Weight (lb)
$999.99
MSRP

At 10'9” in length and weighing 26.6lbs, the Shoreline is perfect for casual lake or flat-water paddlers. This lightweight design allows the board easy portability and handling. For best results, the Shoreline has the capacity to hold anyone up to 210lbs. Each board comes equipped with a standard 10” removable bottom fin as well as an easy-to-use elastic cargo strap to keep your life jacket tied down and accessible. The embossed diamond pattern on the EVA deck will give you the cushion and grip that you need to stay on the water all day long!

  • Structure: Rigid / Hard Shell
  • Seating Configuration: Solo
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Shoreline SUP Reviews

(0 Consumer Reviews)

No one has submitted a review yet for the Shoreline SUP. Please help out the community and share your experience!

10'6" Ride MSL

10' 6"
Length
32"
Width (in)
22
Weight (lb)
$1,299
MSRP

So, you need an inflatable paddle board that will see you right in all conditions. Well, look no further. Red Paddle Co’s multi-award-winning Ride 10’6” is Red Paddle Co's most popular board.

Imagine how at ease you’ll feel paddling out to sea on this versatile board. It offers excellent durability along with superior stability, so can withstand even the wildest of water adventures.

This board is designed to glide over water in all conditions. Whether you feel like a leisurely paddle on the lake with friends, or an action-packed adventure in head-high surf, this board offers a smooth and predictable ride. No matter what type of rider you are, you’ll have endless fun on this all-round board. It’s 120mm/4.7’’ thick, providing incredible stiffness that doesn’t compromise on performance.

  • Structure: Inflatable
  • Seating Configuration: Solo
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner

10'6" Ride MSL Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
(26 Consumer Reviews)

Decent all around board.…

Decent all around board. It's stable enough to bring my 70lb lab for a paddle around the lake. I had an issue with the first generation 10.6 and Red Paddle was quick to resol… read full review

We tried out several boards…

We tried out several boards before deciding to go with the very versatile Red Paddle Co 10'6" Ride. We don't have a lot of space for storage so the fact that it's an inflatab… read full review

This is a perfect SUP board…

This is a perfect SUP board for touring, it is versatile and stable. Every family member have tried it, even my parents enjoyed it. The board slides lightly, thus you can rea… read full review

10'0 Beach Cross

by TAHE
10'
Length
33"
Width (in)
32
Weight (lb)
$849.95
MSRP

An ultra-stable platform equally suited for first-timers, family fun, fitness, yoga, fishing or whatever your next SUP adventure may be.

The unique ‘hybrid’ design of the Cross, also available as the 11' Beach Cross, features a keeled nose for excellent tracking, full rail-to-rail volume for enhanced stability and maximum use of the entire deck, and a full waterline to increase speed and efficiency. Numerous attachment points for securing accessories and deck rigging come standard on all Cross models.

  • Structure: Rigid / Hard Shell
  • Seating Configuration: Solo
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Smaller Adult/Child, Average Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Smaller Adult/Child, Average Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Additional Attributes

  • Keeled nose
  • Molded EPS Foam Core
  • FCS II Fin
  • Foam Traction Pad
  • Ergo-Grip carry handle
  • Attachment points
  • Ultra-Durable external shell

10'0 Beach Cross Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
(25 Consumer Reviews)

The board is great, however…

The board is great, however there is one flaw. It will not keep the fin locked. I have lost fins with this technology. Now I have to get the lock.

This is an interesting…

This is an interesting hybrid board, with a flatwater, keeled nose and a surf-style body. It's a really good starter board. I like the almost indestructible construction and … read full review

I bought my Bic Ace Tec…

I bought my Bic Ace Tec after only one SUP lesson. I fell in love with the sport immediately. I mainly use it on lakes but I've been know to just drop it in a local farm pond… read full review

Performer 11' 2022

The Performer is back and better than ever. In addition to a new and improved overall shape, a wood grain ClearTek™ drop-stitch, and laser engraved foot placement guides, this year it's about more than just the board. Starting in 2022, we are partnering with One Tree Planted to plant a tree for every Performer sold, allowing you to give back to the planet with your purchase. Whether you are a novice paddler or an expert, we hope the new Performer inspires you to adventure.

  • Structure: Inflatable
  • Seating Configuration: Solo
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Smaller Adult/Child, Average Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Smaller Adult/Child, Average Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Additional Attributes

  • New for 2022 - Electric pump included
  • New wider shape for an increased average board width
  • Woodgrain Clear Tek™ drop-stitch
  • Reinforced nose bumper
  • Tow point on nose
  • Action camera attachment
  • Front cargo bungee with stability harness
  • Logo-embossed EVA traction pad
  • Laser engraved foot placement guides
  • Patented multi-functional carry handle/water bottle holder
  • Cooler D-ring attachment points
  • Triple true tracking durable fin design
  • Package includes: 3-piece paddle, electric pump, high-pressure dual-action hand pump, coil ankle leash, cell phone dry bag, repair kit, and storage backpack

Performer 11' 2022 Reviews

3 out of 5 stars
(1 Consumer Reviews)

11'2" All Day

11' 2"
Length
33"
Width (in)
29–32
Weight (lb)
$1,249.99
Base MSRP

The 11’2” All Day is a classic all-around shape that stands the test of time. This is a super stable board with good glide and load carrying capacity, making it a great choice for riders of all sizes and abilities. If your perfect day includes cruising the lake, going for a swim, catching some rays (or a few Z’s), and taking your four-legged friend along with you, this board may be your perfect match.

  • Structure: Rigid / Hard Shell
  • Seating Configuration: Solo
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Advanced
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Advanced

Additional Attributes

  • 10” center fin with double FUTURE sides
  • GORE no maintenance vent
  • Ergo Handle for easy carrying
  • GoPro camera mount
  • Six point tie down system for carrying accessories

11'2" All Day Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(4 Consumer Reviews)

Great, fast, stable board. We…

Great, fast, stable board. We have loved it. The Grey Duck team is super helpful. Great purchase!

This has been a great board.…

This has been a great board. I went from a Costco inflatable to this board and it was night and day. I can get myself, my toddler and dog all on the board and paddle around. … read full review

Learned of this company while…

Learned of this company while paddling in Hawaii. The all day board is great size. It has great stability and maneuverability. Used it on a windy day in a lake with boats. No… read full review

10'8" X 33" iGO

10' 8"
Length
33"
Width (in)
19–24
Weight (lb)
$679
Base MSRP

The iGO inflatable paddle boards are known for being steady, having good speed and being super easy to turn while stepping back onto the wide tail area. The board’s straight outline helps to paddle straight and you can paddle more strokes on one side before you need to swap over, which also helps comfort and even increases the overall speed. This is the perfect paddle board range option for first-time paddlers, families with pets and anyone who wants less fuss and more enjoyable water time anywhere.

  • Structure: Inflatable
  • Seating Configuration: Solo
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult, Larger Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult, Larger Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Additional Attributes

  • Heat welded rails
  • Outline shape
  • 2-in-1 Shoulder carry strap
  • Bungee tie-down
  • Flat carry handle
  • Pump included
  • Cover bag included
  • Lightweight leash included
  • Windsurf option available

10'8" X 33" iGO Reviews

4 out of 5 stars
(1 Consumer Reviews)

Purchased this board in the…

Purchased this board in the Zen DC format last year, and it is still in perfect condition after heavy use out on the lake. This is a wonderful all-around board for casual pad… read full review

Waterwalker 11' Paddle Board Package

11'
Length
32"
Width (in)
29
Weight (lb)
$849
MSRP

Thurso Surf Waterwalker is an All-around inflatable paddle board designed for all paddlers, skill levels, and water conditions. By uniquely incorporating a touring shape to the conventional all-around contour, the Waterwalker offers the best of both worlds: it is extremely stable and forgiving in most water conditions, and can travel effortlessly for long distance paddling trips.

  • Structure: Inflatable
  • Seating Configuration: Solo
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult, Larger Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult, Larger Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Waterwalker 11' Paddle Board Package Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
(4 Consumer Reviews)

I have this board in the…

I have this board in the 10'6 2021 version, and it is very stable and easy to maneuver. I paddle mostly on flat water, but have also used this board on choppy water. For an i… read full review

Love the look. Love how rigid…

Love the look. Love how rigid it is. Totally stable in the water. I love my new board!

This is the first board that…

This is the first board that I have purchased. The look of it is perfect - the design is classic and sleek - and it is incredibly stable and sturdy. It has a high weight limi… read full review

Breeze Aero

10' 8"
Length
33"
Width (in)
20
Weight (lb)
$649
MSRP

With a 33” width, the Breeze Aero 10'8" provides ample stability to ensure whether you are learning to paddle or an avid paddler looking for the lightest paddle board, you will have a great time.

Breeze Aero Reviews

4 out of 5 stars
(5 Consumer Reviews)

The Breeze is a great…

The Breeze is a great All-Around iSUP. When fully inflated, it's a really solid board. It's comfortable to ride. I've only tried it on flat water, so I can speak to its stabi… read full review

This inflatable is eveything…

This inflatable is eveything you need for a novice supper. Pros Price,performance, easy to transport and inflate. Cons nothing Usage exercise and touring

Most amazing inflatable, had…

Most amazing inflatable, had stayed clear of them because other that I had seen looked like floating bananas instead of boards, not this one, with 15psi its as hard and keeps… read full review

Kahuna

12'
Length
34"
Width (in)
70
Weight (lb)
$849
MSRP

The Kahuna from Kaku Kayak has been the most popular fishing hybrid on the market among water sports enthusiasts since its debut in 2015. The Kahuna is a unique vessel that features a Kaku-designed modified-V Hull. Due to its great stability and paddling efficiency, the Kahuna can be paddled as a SUP or a kayak. Paddlers have found many different ways to customize the Kahuna, ranging from rigs for simple recreation to more sophisticated prostyle setups for fishing. Due to the great success of previous Kahuna versions, Kaku Kayak Owner Kevin Hawkins decided to keep the previous hull design.

The new Kahuna offers extreme stability, versatility and durability. Mount coolers, seats, storage boxes, rod holders and more to its rugged frame. It’s the first paddle craft of its kind to offer fully integrated mounting for the Micro Power Pole Shallow Water Anchor!

  • Structure: Rigid / Hard Shell
  • Seating Configuration: Solo
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult, Larger Adult
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult, Larger Adult
  • Skill Level: Intermediate

Additional Attributes

  • Carry handle
  • Bungee
  • Tie downs
  • Powerpole integrated mount
  • 8" round hatch
  • 18" recessed top-load aluminum gear tracks
  • Three inserts for optional 12" gear track

Kahuna Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
(4 Consumer Reviews)

Most reviews here come after…

Most reviews here come after a few rides. I have owned a Kahuna for just over a year now. It is a very stable board, but the weight limit is low compared to similar rotomol… read full review

In the market and had an…

In the market and had an opportunity to try out a demo of this SUP from Lee at our great local shop, Tally Yakkers here in Tallahassee., Florida. We did just about 13 miles… read full review

The best of both worlds with…

The best of both worlds with its kayak tracking ability, and its completely flat deck. It's stable and light with rotomolded strength. This thing is an unbelievable fly casti… read full review

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