Advantages and disadvantages of inflatable SUP boards

If you absolutely do not want to have an inflatable SUP board but can transport a hardboard badly, you have the opportunity to look for a SUP board to plug together.long surfboards for beginners in fact, inflatable SUP boards are rightly very popular and quite robust. Since they are delivered including a repair kit, small defects are quite manageable.

Here are the most important advantages and disadvantages compared to a hardboard:


an inflatable SUP board is easy to handle and transport

it can be stored in a small space

the risk of injury when falling on the slightly softer board is slightly lower

can be carried up to the shore in the backpack


not as durable as a hardboard

not as optimal as a hardboard for large waves

slightly lower stiffness

SUP board test or comparison: The most important user questions and answers about SUP boards

Answers to frequent user questions that were not answered directly by our purchase advice can be found here.

How heavy is a SUP board?

Inflatable SUP boards weigh mostly between 8 and 12 kg incl. carrying handle – the whole set including backpack between 12 and 15 kg. Hardboards are usually not offered in a set and they weigh between 7 and 20 kg depending on the design and category.

Which manufacturers and brands for SUP boards are there?

Well-known manufacturers and brands for SUP boards are:






Aqua Marina



Has Stiftung Warentest carried out a current SUP board test?

If you would like to read a SUP board test of the foundation, you will unfortunately still be disappointed at the moment. Stiftung Warentest has not yet published a SUP board test. How long it will take for the popularity of this sports equipment to animate the foundation to a SUP board test and for it to choose a SUP board test winner remains to be seen. However, you can choose your favorite in the SUP board comparison above and order from a cheap provider.

Where can I buy a SUP board cheaply?

The big discounters (Aldi, Lidl, etc.) offer SUP boards for a small price in summer promotions. Before a hasty purchase, check whether the offered SUP board also meets your requirements, otherwise cheap electric longboards will quickly become a bad investment. You can be more confident with frequently rated models from the comparison table above.

Is there a SUP board with the motor?

In fact, some SUP boards with motors are also offered or motors that can be attached to the fin holder of some SUP boards. However, this is a rare special form that could not be taken into account here. SUP boards with motors should not be confused with the e-foils, which are also in vogue. This is a completely different water sports device.

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