Beginner Paddle Board
Discover our wide range of paddle boards for beginners. Every beginner stand up paddle board on this page is made out of the highest-quality materials, making it not only stable and very durable but lightweight too.
Why Choose a Beginner Paddle Board
By choosing an inflatable SUP for beginners, you’ll not only learn the ropes of stand up paddleboarding faster, but you’ll have significantly more fun on the water. Skipping inflatable paddle boards for beginners and going straight for their advanced counterparts will result in a less enjoyable experience, and you may find yourself in the water a lot more often.
If it’s your first time paddle boarding, it may also deter you from continuing with the sport as a whole, as it’ll make you think that it’s too difficult to grasp.
Advantages of Starting with a Beginner Board
There are many advantages to choosing a stand up paddleboard for beginners. Some of the biggest advantages include:
- Beginner boards will provide you with a lot more stability
- Oftentimes, even the best beginner SUPs are much more affordable than their advanced counterparts
- They are more versatile, meaning you can use them for a range of recreational activities on the water
- Beginner paddle boards are much more forgiving and significantly easier to use for novice paddlers
Paddle Board Features to Consider
When shopping for your beginner paddle board, there are several features that you need to consider. The two main ones include the size of the board and the materials it is made out of. After that, you should also consider the volume of the board (the bigger it is, the more stable it will be in the water), the deck pad, the carry handles, and the fins.
Once you’ve done that, you should start looking at the different SUP accessories that you can add to your paddle-boarding kit.
Tips for Your First Paddle Boarding Experience
If it’s your first time paddle boarding, it’s a good idea to know exactly what to expect. Below, we’ll outline some of the essentials every beginner needs to know before hitting the water.
- Take a lesson: If you’re doing stand up paddle boarding alone for the first time, take a lesson to learn everything you need to know from the correct paddle technique to the safety guidelines when in the water
- Wear the right gear: Wearing the right gear (such as a life jacket) when paddle boarding is key. It will not only keep you safe, but your whole experience will be much more enjoyable
- Choose calm waters: It can be tempting to start off in more challenging waters, but for your very first time, we recommend sticking to calm and flat water conditions. Do that at least until you get used to the paddleboard and being in the water
- Start on your knees: One of the best tips we can give you is to start paddling on your knees. And once you start getting comfortable, then you can try to stand up on your own two feet