Inflatable SUP: portable, light and great for waves and cruising

Inflatable stand up paddle boards are the best option for flat days. In a matter of seconds, you take the SUP out the car and hit the water for waves or cruising.

They're light, portable, durable and ready to ride. The new inflatable stand up paddle boards will provide you with hours of fun.

It's probably one of the best inventions of the surfing world. SUP boards are traditionally heavy and could only be transported in surfboard car racks.

Today, the inflatable stand up paddle boards will easily fit in a regular backpack, and in the car trunk. The best SUP boards are made using hardened rubber material, heavy duty PVC, layers of urethane and polymer.

All you want is a rigid board with portability qualities. At the same time, easy to inflate/deflate systems with a built-in fin setup are welcome.

The Vilano Navigator 10' SUP is made from ultra durable PVC/Korean drop stitch construction. If comes with a removable fin, seven sturdy D-rings for attaching a leash, kayak seat/backrest and carrying cargo like coolers or dry bags.

The Isle 10' All Around Blue Airtech is a popular SUP model known for its ding-resistant, military grade outer skin with a 6-inch thickness for increased volume. It inflates in five minutes.

The Ten Toes Weekender 10' promises to be just as rigid as non-inflatable standup paddle boards. The deck pad is a textured foam for comfort and additional stability. The aluminum paddle is impressively lightweight. An especially good choice for SUP yoga enthusiasts. 

The Naish Glide Air 12'' features a mega-stable, full body design making it the most stable and rigid performance-oriented inflatable designed for any size rider at any skill level.

The Tower Xplorer 14' includes a hand pump and an adjustable, three-piece aluminum paddle. When fully inflated, it feels very similar to a hard board.

The NRS Earl 4 is built for efficient paddling and smooth turning. It gives you a sleek, swift ride for flat water, rivers and waves, with its 193 liters of air volume. For paddlers up to 200 pounds.

The BIC 10'0 SUP Air is designed as an all-round performer, and it features even volume distribution, premium deck pad for comfort and traction, high volume hand pump and a storage bag that doubles as a backpack for easy transport.

The Red Paddle Co 10'6" Mega Inflatable SUP is 120mm thick, and allows you to get the kids on board. It is more than 40% stiffer than a standard 100mm board at the same pressure.

The Jobe Surf'Sup can be used on small waves and flat water. It provides a smooth and fun-filled work-out on the water, and it comes with the high-pressure hand pump with gauge.

The Solstice Bali is sleek, lightweight and fast. This extremely rigid and strong SUP includes four stainless tie-downs for securing gear.

The Airhead Na Pali has a rugged drop stitch construction, and can hold 15 pounds of air pressure. It will perform like a fiberglass board, with its three removable fins. Feel like sitting down? Install the seat in seconds and go kayaking.

The Advanced Elements Stiffy SUP has a revolutionary design that rivals the rigidity and performance of hard board SUP's, incorporating aluminum support shafts along the sides of the board.

The Air Sup 10' has been designed for maximum portability and storage. It features full EVA foam non-slip deck pad, removable standard box fin, repair kit, leash, carry bag, and high volume pump.

Click on each inflatable stand up paddle boards link to buy directly from Amazon, or visit the online surf shop for more detailed SUP information.

The inflatable SUP boards review has been updated on the 2nd November, 2015.