Size does matter... even when it comes to paddle boards
One of the things I truly enjoy about running a paddle boarding company is bringing new people into the sport. I bet I get as much joy watching a new paddler learn to stand and paddle proficiently as they do. That said, the most common hindrance I hear from those thinking about getting into paddle boarding is size. By that I mean the size of the price tag for a new paddle board and the literal size of the paddle board itself.
Concerned and looking for some answers, I did a little research on, of all places, the Amazon marketplace to see if I could find any low priced, quality paddle boards. To address the literal size issue, I focused on inflatable paddle boards. For affordability, I only looked at inflatable paddle boards priced below $599 and Prime eligible (free shipping, every penny counts!).
The criteria I used to find quality boards included average customer rating > 4.5, total number of reviews >30, and average sales per month >175. Using these criteria we reduced the list from over 50 inflatable boards to choose from down to just five.
1. iRocker Paddle Boards Inflatable 10’ SUP Package $475
2. iRocker Paddle Boards Inflatable 11’ SUP Package $579
3. PathFinder Inflatable Paddle Board 9'9” SUP Package $329
4. PEAK Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board 10’6” Package $595
5. Sportstuff 1030 Adventure Paddle Board 10’6” Package $286
I was impressed with the results. Listed above are the top five ranked inflatable paddle boards. For this top five the average number of sales was just over 200 sales per month! The average number of reviews was 85 with a rating of 4.5. All these paddle board packages included the inflatable board, a paddle, pump and bag. A couple packages included a SUP leash as well – a $15 value. For between $286 to $595, you can be outfitted with everything you need to get on the water and start having fun. And, did I mention you could have it fast and shipped free with Amazon Prime! Click links below for more details on each SUP board package:
Believe it or not, it is almost time to get back on the water. We are just a month away from warmer weather and the spring break season. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner as well. At these prices you could buy two paddle boards and spend more quality time together with your significant other.