Who's it for? Versatile SUP suited better for bigger riders and great for taking passengers
Larger riders should look for a board with more stability, which is where the 10’8” Ride comes in.
It has all the same qualities as the 9’8” and the 10’6” Ride Boards, but it’s two inches wider at 34”/863mm and has an extra 56 litres of volume, creating a more stable ride. It’s also 4.7”/120mm thick, which means you get greater stiffness at lower pressure. In fact, it’s more than 40 per cent stiffer than a standard 4”/100mm board at the same pressure. The rounded tail makes the board really manoeuvrable when you get your weight back and can be a great way to have your first SUP surfing experience.
You can easily take a small passenger on board, which is why it’s a hit with family paddlers and those with furry friends. Or with our 6 point cargo tie-down system you can easily carry a whole heap of gear with you. Supplied with our industry leading Titan pump you can inflate your board in half the time with half the effort and once you are finished paddling the board packs down neatly to fit into our all terrain backpack making transportation and storage easy.
The Red embossed deck pad offers comfort and grip and a diamond cut rear section provides even greater grip and stability when performing step back turns or during occasional use in the surf.
Having hired a couple of rigid boards over the last couple of years, finally decided to get a red paddle 10'8, used it last week in France for the first time. A few tried to convince me to buy an alternative brand but so pleased I didn't, the videos are fab, the product is excellent, it goes back in the bag easily and it's even easier than putting a surfboard on the roof. Their customer service is fab (especially John), their product is great and can't wait to get back on the water, only downside is I think I need to get another one and I can't decide which one !! Thanks Red Paddle
We bought the 10'8 mainly as we have two small children that we would like to take on the water and introduce them to water sports so far we all love it. My wife has never done much on the water. But she loves it also. Nice and stable and it goes along quite nicely. Easy to use and really practical to take in the car/camper. Great fun.
These Red Paddle Co boards are incredible! They are surprisingly rigid (especially when you pump them up to 21 PSI) and so much fun to paddle on.
Pumping them up is definitely a challenge, but I see it as a quick workout before my paddle boarding workout. If I push hard, I can inflate a board all the way to 21 PSI in ~4 minutes. Though to be fair, I'm 6 feet tall, 215 pounds, and lift weights regularly. My 5 foot tall, 100 pound sister could hardly even get the pump to move after 15 PSI. The good news is, if you're that light, you don't really need to inflate it beyond 15 PSI, even on the 9'8 board.
I got the Ride 10'8 and 9'8 boards. The 10'8 is so big and stable it feels like a boat. I’ve taken 2 kids (~30 pounds, ~60 pounds, and me at 215 pounds = 305 pounds!) on that board and felt solid and stable (though as I said, I usually pump them up to 21 PSI). This is also the board I use when introducing people to paddle boarding. It's great for learning the sport.
Though I'm technically over the weight limit, I actually love riding the 9'8 board. I can't take kids on it, and it's definitely less stable than the bigger board, but it's smaller and more agile, which makes it tons of fun. My 9 year old son and 7 year old daughter have also done surprisingly well learning to paddle on this board.
I’ve only paddle boarded 20-30 times, so I'm not exactly an advanced rider, but as always your mileage may vary.
Loyal customer of Red Paddle Co! I've tested multiple inflatable SUP brands and i've never found one quite like it! Love it.