Paddle boarding is one of the fastest growing water activities in the world but it also has one major barrier to entry… the cost. Paddle boards can cost thousands of dollars but do not worry, Paddle Board Nation is here to help! We put together a list of the best cheap inflatable paddle boards so that you can enjoy this awesome activity without breaking the bank.
Here is the list of our 6 best cheap inflatable paddle boards.
- Funwater Inflatable Paddle Board SUP TIKI
- iRocker Nautical 10’6”
- Roc Explorer
- Retrospec Weekender
- Bestway Hydro-Force Oceana
- SereneLife Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board
Funwater Inflatable Paddle Board SUP TIKI
Simply stable & cheap all-around SUP geared for cruising!
For an entry-level SUP, the Funwater Inflatable Paddle Board is surprisingly stable. Though, this stability comes at the cost of reducing maneuverability and speed.
As an all-around Inflatable board, it supports activities such as fishing, cruising, and yoga. It can safely carry up to 260 pounds of weight. At the core, the Funwater Inflatable SUP is meant for flatwater cruising.
Drop stitch material with a single layer PVC core grants the board decent durability which is further enhanced with an extra rail layer.
- Supports various activities
- Poor Maneuverability
- Low Speed
One of the cheapest Inflatable Paddle Boards that still performs reasonably well.
iRocker Nautical 10’6”
Sturdy lightweight and easy to handle!
The iRocker Nautical 10’6” is custom made for the cost-conscious SUP’er who does not want to spend a lot and would still like to get good performance. Backed by iRocker this Nautical series board is one of the best in its price range.
The entry-level sup is especially good for the smaller paddlers and the beginners. However, there are three handles and thirteen D-rings onboard for the experienced paddleboarder to use.
It is mostly suited for calm waters. The board still performs well in rivers and lakes but rough waters or wavy seas are not the best places for the board.
iRocker Nautical 10’6” includes a fiberglass paddle and can safely support up to 240 pounds. Unfortunately, there is no action mount for the GoPro.
- Cost-effective entry-level board
- EVA deck pad
- Three removable fins
- No action mount for GoPro
- Subpar tracking
The iRocker Nautical 10’6” is not the cheapest but it performs better than most other budget boards.
Affordable board for any skill level!
Focused mainly on stability and portability the Roc Explorar is suitable for the beginner, intermediate, and even the expert skill levels.
The Roc Explorer Inflatable SUP comes equipped with a dual-layer non-slip EVA traction pad. As for fins, it has one main removable fin and two side fins to increase stability.
For a budget board is has good construction with military grade PVC and DuraWeld Technology. A UV-resistant coating ensures that the boat is protected from the sun’s rays.
- Affordable board fit for all
- Light iSUP
- Weak valve
A good overall board for its price.
Stylish pet-friendly lightweight board!
Rigid and stable, the Retrospec Weekender is ten-foot long and delivers reliable performance for SUPers. For beginners and experts alike the board is a great cost-effective option.
While the Retrospec Weekender itself is very lightweight at 17 pounds it has a carrying capacity of 275 pounds. A dog-friendly EVA deck makes it the ideal board for paddling with your canine friend.
With Armor Strength PVC the board has good durability. It can withstand some damage from rocks and shoals.
The board is fitted out with a 6 point bungee storage area, a central carry handle, 1 D-ring, and 3 removable fins. Deflated the board is easy to roll up and carry around.
- Good tracking
- Outdated paddle
A board with a bit of everything but not a lot of anything.
Bestway Inflatable Hydro-Force Wave Edge 10′
Cost-effective & low maintenance!
The Bestway Inflatable Hydro-Force Wave Edge 10′ is among the best cheap inflatable paddle boards available nowadays. It is probably the most suitable board to gain paddle boarding experience without the fear of damaging the SUP.
Check out our full review of the The Bestway Inflatable Hydro-Force Wave Edge 10‘.
- Supports all levels of skills
- Easy to maintain
- Excellent for workouts
- A bit on the thin side
- Heavy paddle
A great cheap inflatable paddle board to learn with.
SereneLife Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board
Straightforward budget board!
The SereneLife Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board is made with simplicity in mind. It has a bit better construction than most other low-cost SUPs which grants it better durability.
It has a squared tail, flat bottom, and rounded nose best suited for calm water conditions. The board is a bit on the small side and this makes it slightly unstable.
SereneLife Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board weighs 19.6 pounds with a carrying capacity of about 275 pounds. The board is best used by smaller paddlers.
The SUP is equipped with four-point bungee storage, a central carry handle, an EVA foam deck, five D-rings, and three detachable fins.
With a visually stunning design, it is well suited for leisurely cruises. Anything intense like racing or rowing the seas would be a bad idea with this watercraft.
- Low cost
- Good maneuverability
- Decent glide
- A bit less stable
- Low storage
A casual SUP for everyone to start paddling.