best kayak sup brands

7 Best Kayak/Paddleboard Brands

Kayaking and paddleboarding – twice the fun with only one inflatable board that packs into a backpack!

Down below you’ll find a selection of the best kayak/SUP brands that have at least one  board in their selection. We have chosen only paddleboard-specific brands which means this articles covers niche-orientated names you can trust! Have a look and feel free to share your opinion.

#1. Body Glove – 10 boards
#2. Bote – 2 boards, 3 sizes
#3. Tahe – 1 board, 2 sizes
#4. Pau Hana – 1 board
#5. Surftech – 1 b0ard
#6. Bluefin – 1 board
#7. Crescent Kayaks  – 1 board

stand up paddleboarders

 

#1. Body Glove

  • Founded in 1953 – Booneville, Missouri
  • Price category: Mid-range

body glove kayak sups

The best kayak-paddleboard brand is definitely Body Glove by having the widest variety of boards. Great prices, looks and awesome performance – they have something for everyone!

From 9’6″ single-person-person to a 15′ tandem paddle board kayak hybrid, Body Glove has a long history in the world of watersports. Another thing that’s worth mentioning is that they are actually one of the first brands to produce a surf wetsuit! All of the boards feature plenty of extras to make the board durable and excel well in conditions that the boards are originally designed for.

Porter

  • 9’6″ x 31″ x 5.4″

Porter SKX

  • 9’6″ x 31″ x 5.4″

Bullet Pro

  • 10’6″ x 31″ x 5.4″
  • 300lb capacity

Bullet

  • 10’6″ x 31″ x 5.4″
  • Weight 27lb
  • Capacity 300lb

Kayoga

  • 10’6″ x 34″ x 5.4″

Cruiser Duet

  • 15′

Dynamic

  • 15′ x 34″ x 5.4″
  • 500lb capacity

Dynamic Deuce

  • 15′ long

Twin Pro

  • 15′ x 34″ x 5.4″

Dynamic

  • 10’6″ x 33″ x 5.4″

VISIT BodyGlove.com

 

 

 

#2. Bote

  • Founded in 2009 – Destin, Florida
  • Price category – Premium

bote kayaks

Bote is one of the best premium SUP brands for adventure paddlers.

Their current range consists of both inflatable and solid paddleboards – for all-around, touring and fishing purposes. As a bonus – they also sell kayaks and skiffs which gives them great credibility in this case.

Their Aero-series inflatable boards offer a great value for money from every possible corner. Rackham Aero and Breeze Aero are two awesome boards that can be converted to fishing decks and and for a touring board as well. Add a kayak seat and you’ve got an expedition board for long-distance paddling!

Rackham Aero 12’4″

  • 12’4″ x 38″ x 7″
  • 400lb capacity
  • Board Weight 45lb
  • Loaded bag weight: 79lbs

Rackham Aero 11′

  • 11′ x 36″ x 7″
  • 300lb capacity
  • Board weight 36lbs
  • Loaded bag weight: 49lbs

Breeze Aero

  • Native Eclipse + Aero SUP Paddle Seat Package
  • 10’8″ x 33″ x 6″
  • 250lb capacity
  • board weight: 20lbs
  • Loaded bag weight: 26lbs

VISIT Boteboard.com

 

 

 

#3. Tahe

  • Founded in 1989 – Estonia, NE Europe
  • Price category – Mid-range

tahe sup kayaks

Tahe is another awesome brand with roots from the harsh North-East European climate. Their kayak paddleboard selection consists of one board that’s available in two sizes – priced between mid-range and premium standards. The SUP-YAK is hybrid paddleboard kayak that’s actually super compact, durable and glides very well both while sitting and standing.

You’ll also get premium accessories that many users tend to overlook – the quality of the pump, backpack and obviously the paddle. Check out their website to see more!

Beach SUP-YAK 10’6″

  • 10’6″ x 34″ x 6″
  • 325L
  • 300lb capacity
  • Board weight 23lb

Beach SUP-YAK 11’6″

  • 11’6″ x 36″ x 6″
  • 375L
  • 440lb capacity
  • Board weight 25lb

VISIT TaheSport.com

 

 

 

#4. Pau Hana

  • Founded in 2006 – Santa Clarita, California
  • Price category – Mid-range

kayak sup

When you are after an awesome hybrid kayak paddleboard by a brand who fears no change – then look no further from Pau Hana’s selection.

The brand has pulled off some pretty cool innovations, and the Calypso is definitely one of them. An inflatable paddle board with a see-through window – something that will turn heads and raise questions.

The deck window can be removed and it prevents the water from getting on the deck. The 11’6″ Calypso obviously features a kayak seat conversion kit with some cushion, and all the needed accessories to get you both paddling and kayaking – whichever you prever. The brand also stands out for their awesome wood-finish that look as close as it can get to a solid board.

Calypso

  • 11’6″ x 34″ x 6″
  • 338lb capacity
  • Weight 24lb
  • 236L volume

VISIT Pau Hana

 

 

 

#5. Surftech

  • Founded in 1992 – Santa Cruz, California
  • Price category – Mid-range

Another brand with 30 years of experience – Surftech paddleboard kayak is an awesome tandem board at just under $1,000. Surftech paddleboards selection has some interesting picks. For example – they have a paddle board for women, and some walled SUPs as well. You’ll also find foilboards and all the possible accessories to master the craft of paddleboarding.

Hercules – Air Travel

  • 13’1″ x 36″ x 6″
  • 438L volume

VISIT SurfTech.com

 

 

 

#6. Bluefin

  • Founded in 2017 – UK
  • Price category – Entry

bluefin kayaks

Although the Bluefin is one the cheaper spectrum compared to other boards in this list – their paddleboard kayak hybrid offers a great value for money. Bluefin is an UK brand that also features an advanced all-rounder next to their standard all-rounder, touring, yoga and even a super large multi-person board that are all worth checking out!

Cruise

  • 15′
  • 240kg weight
  • Board weight 18.7kg

 

VISIT BlueFinSUPboards.com/

 

 

#7. Crescent Kayaks

  • Founded in 2001 – Carrolton, Georgia
  • Price category – Mid

crescent kayak sups

Finally a kayak brand that’s got a SUP board. Their kayak and paddleboard combination SUP+ is a solid paddleboard with supreme handling, stability and durability. As most other brands listed above have a specific boards for a certain disciplines, the SUP+ stands out by being an ideal all-rounder for a personn who needs a platform for flatwater kayaking, paddling, and the brand recommends – for fishing!

Crescent Kayaks is brand who knows more about kayaking than the majority of other brands combined in this review.

SUP+

  • 11’10” x 33″
  • 275lb capacity
  • Weight 58lb

VISIT Crescentkayaks.com

 


This post is based on 45 Best Paddleboard Brands

best sup brands

 

Read next:

Published by:

I created Nulltuul to share my experience, research and analysis with other surf enthusiasts out there. If I'm not surfing on my travels - I like to photograph waves, surfers, and the surf lifestyle in general.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *