Black Friday sales have started already with plenty of offers out there for watersports lovers. We've picked out the best Black Friday paddle board deals available now
Running through Black Friday paddle board deals, there are a lot of ‘deals’ that are not actually that much of a bargain. There are also a lot of deals on the market for lower quality paddle boards that might work to get a taste of the sport, but feature lower pressures, deeper boards etc. which will all make for a much worse paddling experience. We’ve price checked everything in this list to ensure it is a good deal.
Stand up paddle boards (SUPs) and particularly inflatable stand up paddle boards have been really growing in popularity. The sport has seen a real boom in recent years and interest has only continued to rise post-lockdown as more and more people get into the sport. There are loads of manufacturers out there with paddle board deals to choose from. We’ve selected some of the best Black Friday paddle board deals to get you out on the water and paddling.
The choice between an inflatable or solid stand up paddle board can be tricky. Although the best paddle board for top-end surfing and racing is still generally of solid construction, inflatable paddle boards are justifiably more popular for most recreational uses. A good quality inflatable (i.e. well constructed and able to pump up to sufficiently high pressure) has minimal performance disadvantages, yet will be much more resistant to damage from the inevitable knocks and scrapes.
Reflecting this, most Black Friday paddle board deals targeting the beginner are for the inflatable type as they are increasingly popular with those looking to get into the sport. If you are specifically after a solid board, you can head over to our list of the best paddle boards of 2022 to see which is right for you.
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Best US Black Friday paddle board deals
Red Paddle Co. site-wide sale
Without doubt, Red Paddle are the market leaders when it comes to inflatable paddle boards. They consistently deliver top-notch products at decent prices. They inflate to a good pressure, are made with the paddling experience in mind and have always performed well in our testing.
For US readers, if you head to the Red Paddle website you can pick up a 15% discount on any of their paddle boards by using the code ‘GETONBOARD’ at checkout.
Highpi Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board
This paddle board currently on sale at Amazon may not be the cheapest board available in this year’s Black Friday sale, but the 15% off is genuine. As with many of the paddle board deals on offer it includes pump, bag, paddle, leash etc.
Despite the brand name, the 15psi recommended inflation is on the lower end compared to the really premium brands, but it still plenty rigid enough to offer a good paddling experience. It’s also a lot more rigid than many of the really cheap options on the market. It would make a great starter kit for those just getting into the sport.
Now: $254.99 at Amazon
Isle Pioneer 2.0
Isle has a number of Black Friday deals on, on many of their paddle boards for 2022. Some models are listed with $100 off and many others are on sale at 50% off.
Isle have produced a number of paddle boards that have impressed us and they tend to focus on creating paddle boards that offer a range of uses. They have a variety of clips and accessories so you can carry belongings with you. This does mean that they are not always the absolute boards for the aspiring paddler, but if you want to head off on an adventure then these could be the choice for you. This deal includes the board, paddle, bag, pump, and fin.
Now: $398 at islesurfandsup.com
Roc Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board
Roc paddle boards sit at the budget end of the market. We have heard positive things about the build quality but as we’ve not tested one yet, it’s hard to comment on build quality.
If you’re a beginner and don’t want to commit to a high price tag before trying it out then Roc would be a good option. This Roc paddle board is quite thick so it will be difficult to keep on track when it’s windy and it will be at its best in flat water.
As a package, there is everything you need to get started and out on the water.
Now: $274.95 at Amazon
Best UK Black Friday paddle board deals
ItiWit inflatable stand-up paddleboard
If you’re on a tight budget, Decathlon’s own-brand ItiWit offers an adequate inflatable range for the money and this 11′ x 34″ would be a fair choice for a heavier or less confident rider.
Some rigidity is achieved by increased board thickness (the recommended 15psi of air pressure is on the low side), which makes it ride high in the water so harder to climb back onto and prone to getting blown around. But if you’re new to paddling then this is a good option, currently with 22% off RRP. You will need to buy a pump and a paddle separately too.
Now: £269.99 at Decathlon
Bluefin SUP Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board
Bluefin consistently deliver good paddle board packages for beginners and this option is no exception. We’ve heard good feedback on their products, which may not be the cheapest but offer decent quality for the price paid.
This inflatable stand up paddle board comes with all the accessories you need to start your paddle boarding journey. The 10ft 8in ‘cruise’ version is the board on offer in this sale, which should offer a decent balance between portability out of the water and stability on the water for the novice paddler.
Now: £379.99 at Amazon
Red Paddle Ride
Without any doubt, Red Paddle Co are the market leaders in the inflatable paddle board market. They consistently produce excellent products that are made to a high standard. They also are suitably well made to handle decent air pressure and so make for a pleasing board to ride.
This isn’t the biggest Black Friday offer you will come across with just %5 off the RRP. However, if you are looking for a board from a brand you can trust then it’s hard to look past Red.
Now: £820.88 at Amazon