How to Choose the Right Stand Up Paddle Board


Image of iROCKER Stand Up Paddle Board in Seafoam Green

Stand up paddle boards are a thing of beauty. Today’s boards are made with so many gorgeous colors and have all of these cool fittings to get the max out of your investment. iROCKER, for example, comes in your choice of several hip colors, and can easily go from SUP to kayak in under two minutes. What’s not to love about that?

But choosing the right stand up paddle board takes careful consideration. Your selection shouldn’t be based on pretty colors and clever gadgets. Sure, these are desirable features but choosing the right stand up paddle board should be based on some more important considerations. After all, this is your safety we’re talking about!

If you want to get the most out of your stand up paddle board investment, you will want to give careful consideration to these four critical qualities:

  1. Stability
  2. Durability
  3. Performance
  4. Safety


Like every sport, SUP requires balance. The more time you spend on your iROCKER, the more you will improve your balance. The more you improve your balance, the more you improve your core strength. You’ll see the results of your efforts in your abs. (This is why SUP is basically the best workout ever!)

However, your board does play a role in just how well you can master the balancing act. This is why we built iROCKER with the ultimate stability in a high-performance board. Our boards allow even multiple riders to handle most water conditions with the ultimate stability.


Water hazards are a fact of SUP life. Debris in the water, shells bouncing along and even the occasional off-course crash are practically inevitable. If you have an unfortunate encounter with debris on your ride, you want to know your board has your back. iROCKER does.

In addition to building maximum stability into every iROCKER board, we also built in durability. We use the highest quality, quad layer, military-grade PVC, with heat-welded seams and a six-inch triple-layer drop stitch core. This means all of our boards can take a beating from shells, rocks and other obstacles, and keep on SUP-ing.


You have the need for speed. We get it. We do, too! So when we designed iROCKER, we knew we needed to satisfy the speed craving. We built speed into our boards from the design phase, using the perfect lines, length, width and depth to create the sleekest inflatable board possible.

You’ll feel it in your ride, whether you’re using long, deep, strokes to gain distance fast, or shorter strokes to soak up the scenery.


Ultimately, nothing matters more than your safety, and the safety of your loved ones enjoying the SUP life with you. This is another way in which iROCKER’S fierce attention to quality materials pays off again and again.

For example, all of our iROCKER stand up paddle board packages come with our durable leash. In our opinion, your leash is your best friend in any scary situation so don’t compromise on this piece of equipment.

Also, new in 2018, we’ve introduced our revolutionary crocodile diamond textured deck traction pad to keep you on your feet and in position while riding in any kind of water.  Yeah, it’s awesome.

But there are things you should do as well to ensure your own safety, such as SUP with a buddy, wear a great reef-friendly sunscreen, cover your head with a sweet-looking iROCKER hat and always wear a rash guard.

What’s your favorite quality feature of your iROCKER board? We’d love to know. Please use the fields below to tell us.


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