Although the paddleboarding industry has a ton of demand and many awesome brands that meet the supply – there’s only a handful of brands to produce kids paddleboards. We have literally paddled through the web to list the selected few brands that at least one kids SUP in their listings. Brands, whose main focus is paddling! Have a look
Best Kids Paddleboard Brands in 2022
#1. Starboard / #2. Thurso / #3. Gili / #4. RED / #5. Aqua Marina
#6. NRS / #7. Pau Hana / #8. Naish / #9. SOL / #10. Bote
#11. Yolo / #12. ISLE / #13. Tahe / #14. Tahoe / #15. iRocker
#16. Lifetime / #17. Pelican
Founded in 1994 – Bangkok, Thailand
Starboard, in this case, is placed as number one due to their dedication for the youth. Besides their high-end racing, touring and surfing boards – you’ll find a decent selection of inflatable and rigid paddleboards for kids. A brand that should definitely be taken into consideration if you are planning your life to good times by the water.
- 12’6″ x 21″ x 4.75″
- Suitable for 30-60kg
SUP WS Kids
- 9’0″ x 28″ x 4.75″
- Suitable for 25-90kg
- 14’0″ x 21″ x 6″
- 14’0″ x 28″ x 10’6″
- 12’6″ x 20″ x 10.2″
- Up to 65kg
- 7’4″ x 25.5″ x 3.5″
Founded in 2016
Number two in this list is a brand who produces a selection of boards for casual paddlers mainly. What’s remarkable is that they’ve chosen to widen their specter towards the paddleboards for kids – that’s something you don’t see happening very often, even from the big SUP brands.
Their current range consists of two different size boards that are ideal for kids to paddle by themselves. Have a look at their website to get a better overview if you are after great value boards with some great size selection.
- 9’0″ x 28″ x 4.7″
- Weight: 19lbs
- Max capacity: 120lbs
- 7’6″ x 30″ x 4″
- Weight: 19lbs
- Max capacity: 80lbs
Founded in 2017 – Las Vegas, Nevada
Gili offers some great value all-arond paddleboards for kids. Available from their website and from Amazon as well.
The current model Cuda comes in two sizes – whereas both are suitable for shorter adults as well. Head over to their website to get a better overview of the features and what’s included.
- 8’0″ x 30″ x 4″ / 160L / 95lb capacity
- 9’0″ x 30″ x 4″ / 170L / 130lbs capacity
- Weight: 17.5 – 18.5lbs
Founded in 2008 – South Devon, United Kingdom
RED is a paddleboard brand that cuts no corners. Their 9’4 Snapper is a high-quality all-rounder board for kids. Again, this doesn’t mean it can’t be paddleb by those who prefer a smaller board.
Although their boards coast twice as much as most other brands in this list – their quality standard meets exactly where you wouldn’t expect it to meet. If you are after a board that takes you to places and holds as long as that can be used 10-20-30 years later (if taken proper care of) – RED is definitely a brand to trust.
- 9’4″ x 31″ x 3.93″
- Max rider weight: 132lbs
#5. Aqua Marina
Founded in 1991 – Shanghai, China
Aqua Marina has taken the leading role in most of our other SUP brand reviews, and all that for a good reason.
Their one and only Vibrant kids’ SUP is a great all-rounder for kids to have fun and stay healthy. What we are most surprised is that they still have only one board for kids! They have covered basically all the possible disciplines and yet have managed put out only one, high-demand product. Aqua Marina inflatable paddleboards are well represented on most corners of the world thanks to their great value products with high ratings.
- 8’0″ x 28″ x 4″
- Max pressure: 15PSI
Founded in 1972 – Moscow, Idaho
NRS is company that sells multiple brands from their store. The current Youth AMP model is a mid-range allrounder with a perfect size for kids’ and shorter paddlers.
- 9’2″ x 29″ x 4″
- Inflates to 20PSI
- 3-year retail and 1 year manufacturer warranty
#7. Pau Hana
Founded in 2006 – Santa Clarita, California
Pau Hana will definitely be a legendary SUP brand in 10 or 20 years. They have an awesome selection of boards, and they are SUP-specific. If you are after a high-quality board by a brand who’s well renowned in the paddleboard industry – you should make your way to their website to get a better overview!
- 8’0″ x 29″ x 3″
- Rider weight: 70-110lb
- Board weight: 16lbs
Founded in 1979 – Maui, Hawaii
A paddleboard that converts into a windsurfing board – you can already have high expectations even if you haven’t (somehow) seen this brand before. Naish is one of the TOP 3 paddleboard makers in the world with Sic Maui and Starboard. Their boards have won countless competitions and exceeded expectations by thousands happy customers.
If you are already in the watersports world and like your kids’ to take the legacy – Naish will definitely give them a proper platform to start learning.
- 8’0″ x 28″ x 6″
- Windsurf mast base insert
- Tow ring
Founded in 2013 – Telluride, Colorado
Although not kids’ specific, this board falls under the 9′ length which is common for kids or shorter paddlers. SOL is also a strong competitor in the paddleboards world with a wide variety of boards for extreme conditions.
Whitewater-specialists, masters of fun – SOL boards offer one of the best value for money in this list!
- 8’6″ x 36″ x 6″
- Weight: 24lbs
Founded in 2009 – Destin, Florida
Bote is a premium SUP brand with both inflatable and rigid boards in their list. Their Flow Aero is available on both Amazon and their own online store. At under $500, this truly is a steal when considering their dedication to premium boards. Head over to their store if you are after not only a good-looking board, but also a brand whose promise you respect.
- 8’0″ x 30″ x 4.5″
- Capacity: 100lbs
- Weight. 17lbs
Founded in 2007 – Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
Yolo indeed. A brand with a specification to cycling (ebikes & fatbikes), paddleboarding and having fun in general. Or should we say a brand that offers a great deal of products for those who enjoy the beach life? Yolo 8-foot Grom is a perfectly average size paddleboard for kids that’s has no more or less you’d need on a day out on the water.
- 8’0″ x 29″ x 6″
- Max weight: 160lbs
Founded in 2004 – San Diego, California
While ISLE has only three disciplines represented – All-around, Adventure/touring and Multi-person SUPs, they also have a good-looking board for the youth. Grom is great, under $500 inflatable paddleboard by a brand who knows what they are doing. ISLE focuses on surfboards and paddleboards – making them one of the few SUP and SURF brands in this list!
- 8’6″ x 28″ x 6″
- Capacity: 145lbs
Founded in 1989 – Nort-East Europe, Estonia
Although not kids’-specific, Tahe’s 9’0″ SUP Beach Wing has a two happy kids paddling on it on their cover photo. Tahe is another legendary watersports specialist by producing a wide variety of kayaks, skiffs, dinghies, surf and windsurf boards. Definitely a premium brand with a more European touch and background.
Beach Wing Pack
- Max rider weight: 143lbs
Founded in 2008 – Lake Tahoe, Nevada/Cali
Although this list is about the end, we are still seeing a great SUP-specific brand worth mentioning. In this case – it’s Tahoe. They have manged to produce an awesome kids’ SUP at the mid-range category.
Besides kids SUPs – Tahoe has also some very high-tech fishing, whitewater and expedition boards available. Go check out for more!
- 9’0″ x 30″ x 5″
- Max capacity: 180lbs
Founded in 2013 – Jacksonville, Florida
Inflatable and rigid boards, mats & docks – iRocker is another watersports specialist with ultra-affordable kids paddleboard. A board that’s available in 4 designs!
- 9’0″ x 32″ x 6″
- Weight limit: 220lbs
Founded in 1986 – Clearfield, Utah
A brand name that definitely everyone has came across before. In some way or another – they know what the majority of is after from those hot summer days in supermarkets. Besides the kids’ SUP, they also have an all-around and multi-person board to choose.
- 8’0″ x 29.5″ x
- Weight: 28lbs
- Max capacity: 130lb
Founded in 1970 – Quebec, Canada
The first Canadian brand around! Pelican offers a great, kids-size board called the Groove. It’s rare by having a soft-top construction next to inflatable and sport rigid boards. Another steal at under $300 when you don’t want to bother with inflation and deflation all the time.
- 8’0″ x 29″ x 6″
- Weight: 33lbs
- Max weight: 140lbs
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