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17 Best Kids’ Paddleboard Brands

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

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This post was inspired by our 45 Best SUP Brands overview

 

 

 

#1. Starboard

Founded in 1994 – Bangkok, Thailand 


starboard kids paddle board

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.

Inflatable

SUPKids Racer

  • 12’6″ x 21″ x 4.75″
  • 195L
  • Suitable for 30-60kg

SUP WS Kids

  • 9’0″ x 28″ x 4.75″
  • 185L
  • Suitable for 25-90kg

Junior Racer

  • 14’0″ x 21″ x 6″ 
  • 271L

Check out Starboard kids’ – Inflatable SUP selection

Hardboards

SUPKids Sprint

  • 14’0″ x 28″ x 10’6″
  • 226L
  • 20-60kg

SUPKids Allstar

  • 12’6″ x 20″ x 10.2″
  • 225L
  • Up to 65kg

SUPKids Pro

  • 7’4″ x 25.5″ x 3.5″
  • 78L
  • 25-50kg

Check out Starboard Kids’ – Hardboards selection

 

 

 

#2. Thurso

Founded in 2016


thurso kids paddleboards

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.

Adept

  • Inflatable
  • 9’0″ x 28″ x 4.7″
  • 190L
  • Weight: 19lbs
  • Max capacity: 120lbs

Prodigy

  • Inflatable
  • 7’6″ x 30″ x 4″
  • 150L
  • Weight: 19lbs
  • Max capacity: 80lbs

VISIT ThursoSurf.com

 

 

 

#3. Gili

Founded in 2017 – Las Vegas, Nevada


gili kids paddleboards

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. 

Cuda

  • Inflatable
  • 8’0″ x 30″ x 4″ / 160L / 95lb capacity
  • 9’0″ x 30″ x 4″ / 170L / 130lbs capacity
  • Weight: 17.5 – 18.5lbs

VISIT gilisports.com

 

 

 

#4. RED

Founded in 2008 – South Devon, United Kingdom


red kids paddleboard

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.

Snapper

  • Inflatable
  • 9’4″ x 31″ x 3.93″
  • 186L
  • Max rider weight: 132lbs

VISIT red-equipment.us

 

 

 

#5. Aqua Marina

Founded in 1991 – Shanghai, China


aqua marina kids sups

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.

Vibrant 

  • Inflatable
  • 8’0″ x 28″ x 4″
  • 140L
  • Max pressure: 15PSI

VISIT AquaMarina.com

 

 

 

#6. NRS

Founded in 1972 – Moscow, Idaho


nrs kids paddle board

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.

Youth Amp

  • Inflatable
  • 9’2″ x 29″ x 4″
  • 173L
  • Inflates to 20PSI
  • 3-year retail and 1 year manufacturer warranty

VISIT NRS.com

 

 

 

#7. Pau Hana

Founded in 2006 – Santa Clarita, California


pau hana kids sup

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!

Grom

  • Inflatable
  • 8’0″ x 29″ x 3″
  • Rider weight: 70-110lb
  • 125L
  • Board weight: 16lbs

VISIT pauhanasurfco.com

 

 

 

#8. Naish

Founded in 1979 – Maui, Hawaii 


naish kids paddleboard

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.

Grom Crossover

  • 8’0″ x 28″ x 6″
  • 180L
  • Windsurf mast base insert
  • Tow ring

VISIT Naishsurfing.com

 

 

 

#9. SOL

Founded in 2013 – Telluride, Colorado


sol kids sup

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!

SOLocho

  • 8’6″ x 36″ x 6″
  • 285L
  • Weight: 24lbs

VISIT solpaddle.com

 

 

 

#10. Bote

Founded in 2009 – Destin, Florida


bote kids paddleboard

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.

Flow Aero

  • Inflatable
  • 8’0″ x 30″ x 4.5″
  • Capacity: 100lbs
  • Weight. 17lbs

VISIT Boteboard.com

 

 

 

#11. Yolo

Founded in 2007 – Santa Rosa Beach, Florida


yolo kids sups

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.

Grom

  • Inflatable
  • 8’0″ x 29″ x 6″
  • 200L
  • Max weight: 160lbs

VISIT Yoloboard.com

 

 

 

#12. ISLE

Founded in 2004 – San Diego, California


isle kids sup

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!

Grom

  • Inflatable
  • 8’6″ x 28″ x 6″
  • 226L
  • 18.6lbs
  • Capacity: 145lbs

VISIT islesurfandsup.com

 

 

 

#13. Tahe

Founded in 1989 – Nort-East Europe, Estonia


tahe kids sups

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

  • 9’0″
  • Max rider weight: 143lbs
  • 190L

VISIT tahesport.com

 

 

 

#14. Tahoe

Founded in 2008 – Lake Tahoe, Nevada/Cali


tahoe kids sup

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!

Grom

  • Inflatable
  • 9’0″ x 30″ x 5″
  • Max capacity: 180lbs

VISIT TahoeSUP.com

 

 

 

#15. iRocker

Founded in 2013 – Jacksonville, Florida


irocker kids paddle boards

Inflatable and rigid boards, mats & docks – iRocker is another watersports specialist with ultra-affordable kids paddleboard. A board that’s available in 4 designs!

Nautical

  • Inflatable
  • 9’0″ x 32″ x 6″
  • 276L
  • Weight limit: 220lbs

VISIT irockersup.com

 

 

 

#16. Lifetime

Founded in 1986 – Clearfield, Utah


lifetime kids sup board

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.

Hooligan

  • Inflatable
  • 8’0″ x 29.5″ x 
  • Weight: 28lbs
  • Max capacity: 130lb

VISIT lifetime.com

 

 

 

#17. Pelican

Founded in 1970 – Quebec, Canada


pelican kids paddleboard

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.

Groove 80X

  • Rigid
  • 8’0″ x 29″ x 6″
  • Weight: 33lbs
  • Max weight: 140lbs

VISIT pelicansport.com


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