I bought the Jobe SUP...
I bought the Jobe SUP especially for the holiday. It turned out great. The board is easy to blow up. And it lays perfectly in the water. I get a lot of attention with this SUP, people who are getting enthusiastic about supping. Supping is a really fun workout with this board.
The fins are hard to remove.
The handle for carrying this SUP is painful.
The glue is turning yellow.
Touring and Surf (little waves)
The Jobe Surf SUP 10'6"...
The Jobe Surf SUP 10'6" inflatable is a lot of fun. It was my family's first SUP purchase, it's been great for the entire family. Like most, I was very surprised by the rigidity of the board when inflated. The handling, maneuverability and tracking of the board can be adjusted by changing the 3 fins. Although the board does have to be deflated to do so, changing how many fins, and where you put them, does make a difference. It's easy enough to paddle you can take it on a bit of a tour, do a bit of surfing and it's fun for the kids to play on and stable enough for a beginner. Basically it's a great way to get out and explore the water while getting some exercise.
Rigid when inflated.
Good for just about anything (not a specific race or touring board).
A bit of extra exercise when inflating.
The paddle that came with the package is cheap and weak.
No tie down points on the deck.
Exercise, touring, fun on the water.