Welcome to World’s Best Paddle Boards. My name is Matt and I am obsessed with stand up paddle boarding! I first tried paddle boarding back in 2010 when I was on vacation in Hawaii and I haven’t looked back. Since then I take every opportunity I can to go paddling and try out all the different stand up paddle boards.
I am so obsessed with stand up paddle boarding that I have encouraged all my friends to join me in my hobby and I hope I can convince you too. On World’s Best Paddle Boards, I hope to share with you everything I know about stand up paddle boarding and help you to choose the right paddle board so you can become as obsessed with paddling as I am.
Stand up paddle boarding is the world’s fastest growing water sport – come join the fun!
About Stand Up Paddle Boards
Anybody can paddle board – from complete beginners to experienced paddle boarders, but to get started you are going to need to learn all about paddle boards (also known as stand up paddle boards or SUP paddle boards).
There are different types of paddle boards for different types of paddle boarding. An all around paddle board can be used for many different paddle boarding activities and is a great option for beginners, but you can also find paddle boards designed for specific activities such as surfing, fishing, racing and yoga.
An inflatable paddle board is another good option for beginners. These can be inflated in around 10 minutes and deflated and rolled up to the size of a sleeping bag.
Read the full buying guide where I share with you everything you need to know to help you with choose the right paddle board for you.
How to Paddle Board
If you are new to stand up paddling, here are a few how to stand up paddle board tips to get you started.
Top Rated Paddle Boards
Here are some of our top rated paddle boards we have reviewed.
Ten Toes Weekender
The Ten Toes Weekender is a super stable inflatable stand up paddle board, ideal for beginners. This stand up paddle board is a rigid board and thanks to military grade PVC and drop-stitch technology, it is virtually indestructible.
It glides smoothly on water and is easy to maneuver, while the soft non-slip foam deck pads make for a comfortable ride. This board is also super stylish and comes in a range of colors – including pink!
BIC Sport TOUGH-TEC Cross SUP
The BIC Sport Cross is the most stable and user-friendly of all the BIC Paddle boards. The keeled nose offers excellent glide and makes it an easy ride, especially on flat water and in low surf conditions.
With 10 deck attachment points, you could easily turn this into a fishing stand up paddle board, while the large flat deck also makes it a good option for yoga. All in all, this stand up board delivers great performance at a reasonable price point.
PEAK Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board
The Peak inflatable is a great all around paddle board, suitable for all levels of competence and for varying conditions. It has a good stable base for paddling, and the military grade PVC offers great durability.
The diamond groove traction pad is comfortable and the paddle board deflates and packs down as small as a sleeping bag for easy storage and transportation. Another real selling point for this paddle board is that it is really lightweight – weighing in at just 23 pounds.