Bought from an online retailer , had no problems with directions or packing list, once inflated board is very sturdy and feels nice and stable in water adding the seat for beginners to get their "legs" was a breeze. I really enjoyed learning paddling and balance gradually. Remove the seat and SUP is is step two. Beginners will find this board easy to conquer
Has kayak style capabilities
Inflating was a nightmare . Very difficult to attain proper pressure with pump supplied . Once inflated, it was very difficult to deflate and repackage, it seemed like origami to get back to pack able dimensions . This board is truly not a "fix" if you have storage issues and are thinking of using for recreational paddling and just inflating at whim or every other weekend type plans. It is very difficult to inflate /deflate/pack
Sorry to hear you’ve had problems re-packaging the Na Pali into “packable” dimensions. We recommend following these deflation steps below to efficiently deflate the Airhead SUP Na Pali. After fully deflated, simply roll the SUP from the front “nose end” towards the valve on the opposite tail end. Keep the included board strap nearby. Fasten it around the board and tighten to keep the board’s now compact cylindrical shape. Lastly place in the included back pack.
1. Clear any water or fragments out from around the valve area before removing valve cover.2. Press down on the valve pin to let air out of the SUP. Once air starts to release you can press the valve pin in all the way and turn it clockwise to the open locked position.
Recreational , small lake