Stand up paddle boarding is the fastest growing water sport around the globe and Red Paddle Co are at the forefront of this explosion. Red Paddle Co design and manufacture inflatable boards, which you simply inflate when you need them and then deflate and store them away in their own backpack. Genius idea eh?
There are loads of different sized boards to choose from but here are two of their most popular models that we think your dad would love as a possible Fathers Day gift - granted we don’t know your dad but have a look anyway!
10’ 6” Ride
If you could only ever have one Red Paddle Co board, the Ride 10’6” is the one we’d tell you to get – it’s already the world’s most popular inflatable SUP.
Its popularity is down to its versatility. It’s designed to float and glide easily on flat water, and it has just the right amount of curve in the plan shape so it rides smoothly and predictably in surf, no matter what kind of rider you are. And it’s 120mm/4.7” thick, which increases stiffness while not affecting ride and performance. Cargo tie-downs complete an iconic package.
Inflatable stand up paddle
If the 10’6” Ride is the family car of paddleboards, the Sport range is the sports car.
The 11’0” Sport offers a step up from the Ride family and has been designed for the more experienced paddler to deliver more speed and dynamic performance (although they’re not race boards). Their secret lies in their shape. They’re narrower than a Ride, so they cut through the water more cleanly, and the drawn-out nose section gives them more glide across the water. This year, we’ve made the Sport in two sizes.
The 11’0” offers fast inflation and great flat-water performance for riders up to 90kg/198lb, while the 12’6” is more suited to longer touring trips and/or the larger rider.