Sport | workout | touring Bestsellers

Advanced paddlers, Sporty Beginners and people mostly on lakes will enjoy SUP boards in the Touring category. These have a bit more ”pointy” nose shape then All round/ Beginner Boards and are therefor a bit faster.

In the upper price category a touring hardboard could also be considered. Yet these have mobility disadvantages and ”scratch” easily.

The majority of people buys an inflatable touring board. Points to watch are

  • Weight of the board. The heavier (12kg+) it becomes also heavy to bring and keep it up to a good average speed
  • Stability. The more stable the easier it is to do long distances
  • For touring with more than 1 bag onboard, you will appreciate an additional bungee rope at the tail
  • Price differences: well know brands like Red Paddle, Naish, Starboard have higher total costs (sales, marketing) than lesser known brands like FIT OCEAN or STX which are also on a top quality level

Affordable: Max. CHF 800

FIT OCEAN Cruise 12’x34” (11 kg). In Stock !
”Stable and fast Day-trip, family or multiple-day touring board”. + Doubles as a family board to take the kids/ dog/ tandem paddling. + Lightweight or heavier riders all enjoy this board + Extra d-rings on deck for extra baggage or Kayak-Seat + 3 Years Warranty
Stability: (5 of 5) Most stable of the top Boards because of the width of 34”
Speed: (4 of 5) One of the fastest with average speeds around 8 km/h, because of the lightweight and good rocker-line

Good deals: CHF 800 – 1200

Naish One 12’6×30” (11 kg). In Stock !
”Very fast Day-trip touring board and occasional fun-race board”. + All-time favorite with perfect shape. The right length, width and rocker line for fast and effortless distance paddling. Ultimate Day-trip Board. (does not have bungee-straps at the back, only at the front). + Noticeable long glide (after each stroke the board keeps on gliding and doesn’t slow down). + Naish organizes Races with a class this board only.
Stability: (3 of 5) Not the most stable, because of narrow tail
Speed: (5 of 5) One of the fastest with average speeds around 8-9 km/h
FAQ: What is the difference with the Naish Fusion 12’x34” ? The Fusion is shaped as a beginner Board with a wide tail. It s noticeable slower than the Naish One.

Starboard Astro Touring 12’6×30 . In Stock !
”Stable Day-trip, family or multiple-day touring board”. + Extremely high quality Build + Very stable (wide Tail). Zen construction is affordable and lightweight  9,7 kg.and therefor fast!  average speeds around 8 km/h
Stability:
(5 of 5) Wide tail very stable
Speed:
(Zen 4 of 5; Tikhine + deluxe 3 of 5)


Premium: > CHF 1200

Starboard Astro Touring  11’6×30”x6” ; 12’6×30 ; 14×30”x6”. In Stock !
”Stable Day-trip, family or multiple-day touring board”. + Extremely high quality Build + Very stable (wide Tail).
Available in constructions: Tikhine = in 12’6 /10 kg. Deluxe = available in length 11’6, 12’6 (11 kg) and 14 (average speeds around 7 km/h) and in different graphics. Deluxe DC = 12’6 / 12 kg =Double (air) Chamber for maximum safety. Average speeds around 7 km/h. + Amazing graphics in the Deluxe series
Stability: (5 of 5) Wide tail very stable
Speed:
(Zen 4 of 5; Tikhine + deluxe 3 of 5)

SIC RS Air-Glide 12.6 x29 SUP. In Stock !
”Stable day-trip touring board”. + Super robust thanks to thick double layer skin. + Timeless optics. Day-trip Board (does not have bungee-straps at the back, only at the front)
Stable: (3 of  5)
Speed: (4 of 5)