Who's it for? Perfect for lighter riders who want a versatile board for every circumstance and also for heavier riders for surfing.
The 9’8″ Ride – Fantastic all round performance
The smallest of the Ride family is the 9’8” Ride, an inflatable SUP designed for all-round usage for lighter riders.
You’ll get the best out of it if you’re under 70kg/155lb, but that doesn’t exclude heavier riders. In fact, for heavier riders, the 9’8” makes a great surf shape. Key to the 9’8″ Ride’s versatility are its dimensions. It’s 787mm/31” wide and 100mm/3.93” thick, which makes it a stable but manoeuvrable board.
It’s a great board for beginners, but because it’s been stiffened with our RSS battens, it delivers a fantastic experience for more advanced riders, too. The 9’8” Ride also has a six point cargo tie-down system to carry bags and clothing on longer journeys. As an inflatable board it also packs down into our all terrain backpack making it easy to transport and store.
The Red embossed deck pad offers comfort and grip and a diamond cut rear section with raised kick pad provides even greater grip and stability when surfing or performing step back turns. Supplied with our Titan pump you can pump the board up to pressure and be on the water in half the time, with half the effort compared to other SUP pumps.
Please select your paddle when ordering at the top of the page. Click for more information on the various sup paddle options.
*Paddle in package is subject to choice
At Red Paddle Co we understand the importance of delivering an authentic paddle board experience for all our riders. Therefore we have continued to develop innovative paddle boarding accessories to our premium standards to ensure you have the best paddling experience on and off the water.
The Deck Bag is one of Red Original’s pioneering products. There is simply no better way for keeping your items secure and dry whilst out paddle boarding. This 22litre bag is designed to fit on any paddle board which has a 4 point attachment system. The quick LTS ( Luggage Tensioning System) is devised for you to clip your Deck Bag onto the board, tighten up and away you go. Once on the board the Deck Bag fits snuggly in place and contents is easily accessible via the fully waterproof YKK Aquaseal zip. £115.00
Keep your drink cold for 24 hrs and hot for 12hrs. It is estimated a frightening 8 million tonnes of plastic is reaching our oceans every year. Our need to reduce the impact of plastic in our oceans has never been more important. Our Marine Graded stainless steel drinks bottle ensures you can stay hydrated and reduce our plastic waste. The durable double walled stainless steel keeps drinks cold for 24 hours or hot for 12 hours. Creating the ideal companion for any day out whatever the weather. Voted the #1 Insulated Drinks Bottle by The Independent £25.00
The essential safety device for stand-up paddle boarders looking for a less bulky alternative to a buoyancy aid, designed to give the user maximum freedom and comfort. Fast and easy to deploy the ISO certified 50n waist-belt PFD will prolong survival time when the user requires assistance in getting to safety. £99.00
Keep Water Out And Ice-Cold Temperatures In Our high performance cool bag is a real game changer, keeping your contents colder for longer than you thought possible. Whether you are using it for an ultimate SUP expedition, picnic, day at the beach, festival, camping trip, road trip or any other adventure, our ultra-durable cool bag will deliver time and time again. From £159.95
When paddling with friends or family we wanted a high performance top which we could wear on the water but didn’t look out of place at the gym, on the beach or at a coffee shop too. Through using a special technical fabric, Dri-Release™, we have designed a top which offers long term performance which won’t wash or wear out. £35.00
Get Dry, Keep Warm, Stay Covered Shield yourself from the elements with this PRO jacket, a robe designed with outdoor adventures in mind. Fully protects against even the harshest of conditions whether you are changing out of wet kit or keeping warm before, between and after sessions on the water, pitch or track. £120.00
Change in Style & Comfort Say farewell to those awkward car park changing moments with our luxury towel changing robe. Super soft and warm with a design to ensure your modesty is always protected; the ultimate accessory for changing before or after getting on the water. £45.00
Cold Weather Base Layer This technical performance long sleeve top will ensure you look great whether you are on or off the water. Featuring special dri-release technology, you will stay dry, comfortable and won’t overheat. The super soft and hard working material will be sure to perform whether you are facing the elements on the water, heading out for a brisk walk or hitting the gym. £50.00
There is an amazing community of women that paddle, we believe women should never have to compromise with kit that isn’t designed with them in mind. That’s why our apparel has the same level of features and design consideration that goes in to our men’s range. You’ll look amazing whether out for a paddle or out for a coffee.
Cool Weather Base Layer A technical performance long sleeve top which looks great on and off the water. This super soft top will perform hard whether you are on the water, out for a brisk walk or working out – with special dri-release fabric that won’t overheat you, but keep you dry, comfortable and warm. £50.00
Get Changed In Comfort And Style Say farewell to those awkward car park changing moments with our luxury towel changing robe. Super soft and warm with a design to ensure your modesty is always protected makes this the ultimate accessory for changing before or after getting on the water. £45.00
Get Dry, Keep Warm, Stay Covered Shield yourself from the elements with this PRO jacket, a robe designed with outdoor adventures in mind. Fully protects against even the harshest of conditions whether you are changing out of wet kit or keeping warm before, between and after sessions on the water, pitch or track.
The Ultimate Paddling Base Layer A technical performance short sleeve top with Dri-Release™ technology which looks great on and off the water. This t-shirt will take you from the beach, to the water and back again, always keeping you cool, dry and comfortable whether you are working hard at the gym or relaxing with friends.
Love these amazing boards! With new pump it takes just minutes to get ready and paddle anywhere. Easy to carry, easy to travel thanks to new sup bag. Amazing quality, service! Thank you for all the fun in my life!
Red Paddle co are awesome! I love my board and the service and support they have given me is second to none!
I would recommend buying a red paddle board to everyone-even if you don't want to paddle-their service will restore your faith in humanity which alone would make it worth it!
I bought this fantastic board over 4 years ago, and have used it on lakes, rivers and oceans, to great satisfaction. Used most during the summer, folded into the back of a truck several times a week every week, but also in nearly freezing temperatures. It has also rolled-up and traveled beautifully (LOVE the bag!) on several trips South, surviving airport baggage handlers in Cuba, Canada, Florida and the Bahamas. Most of the time, I ride with my 50 lb dog. She can walk around the board freely while I paddle calm lakes and rivers, then lies down when the waves and wind increase. I adore how tough the surface of the board is, resisting claw scratches that even mark wood floors! This is a fantastic all-around board that my husband can also use, despite our size difference (200 vs 100 lbs). We’ve even had fun sitting on it together, which leaves our bums just beneath the water on a hot day. The trade-off for such stability, convenience and versatility is that this is not the fastest board, nor is it the best at maintaining a straight trajectory. Since speed isn’t my goal, and I enjoy switching paddling side every couple of strokes or so, it hasn’t been a bother for me. The only time I struggled was against 30 miles/h winds for over 3 hours while towing another (abandoned) board. When I first bought this board, I figured I’d be happy if I got one full summer’s use out of it. I’m now heading towards a 4th fun-filled summer with my trusty Ride! I adore Red Paddle and have loved showing hundreds of curious people everywhere that it is indeed an inflatable board.
9'8 or 10'6?
I was struggling to decide which board to buy. In the end I bought the 9'8 after trying out it and the 10'6. I'm just under 6ft and weight 76KGs. For my weight and height the board was perfect and was much more manoeuvrable than the 10'6 which felt 'stickier' and required more effort to paddle. I was also able to take children on the board with me up to about 30KG's. So this board I would suspect could do an adult up to 95KG.
What I loved about this board was it's versatility in flat water and surf. With the stiffening battens and the pin tail on the board it can both track well in flat water but also is great at catching waves and turning. I surfed it for a week in 1-3ft waves without any problems and in the softer conditions being able to paddle to accelerate meant we could surf when conventional boards couldn't.
My whole family used it and even my 9 year old could handle this board with ease. I am delighted that I went with the 9'8.
Some general things to be aware of is that the board requires more pumping than you would think to get to 22PSI (required for stiffness for surfing) so we ended up putting the board on our roof rack for the week. I got caught out by a gust of wind putting it on the roof rack and watched the board do a 720 flip across the car park! It proved what a tough little board this is as there was no damage. I would suggest 2 people are needed to strap to a roof rack on a windy day.
If you want a catch all board that will work in all conditions this is the one for you!
The 9'8 Ride is a fantastic board. We purchased it primarily as an all rounder for my wife, but the board is also very comfortable and stable for me to use too, my larger height and weight is not a problem as the RSS battens give the board excellent stiffness (I'm 190cm tall, 90kg). We mainly use the board on flat water but we've also used it on the sea and in some small surf, which is a lot of fun! The board is very easy to inflate, the titan pump makes light work of getting up to pressure, and the excellent bag makes carrying and storing the board, paddle and pump simple. We're very happy with this board.