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 ULTIMATE PADDLE BOARD DECK BAG. 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. The
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. The 750ml bottle is the perfect size to keep you refreshed throughout
Peace Of Mind For You And Loved Ones Staying safe on the water is the number one priority for any watersports participant and paddleboarding is no different. Combined with an increasing number of events making it mandatory to wear a PFD we wanted to offer something that didnt get in the way whilst paddling but ensured you can stay safe in the unlikely event you get into trouble. To ensure we produced the best product possible, we have teamed up with lifejacket experts Baltic to create a waist belt PFD which is perfect for stand up paddleboarding. The PFD sits
Keep Water Out And Ice-Cold Temperatures In Our high performance coolbag 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 coolbag will deliver time and time again. Adventures can be lost or made with a cold beer so why leave it to chance? When heading out for an adventure, we found that every cool bag on the market didn’t meet our standards to create the ultimate experience, so
The hydrophobic and hydrophilic fibres draw moisture away from skin and dries up to 4 times faster than cotton which will keep you cool on the water when paddling or in the unlikely event of you falling in, will dry quickly to avoid getting to cold. It also protects you from the sun with 50+ UPF. Slight stretch in the material means you can paddle without restriction and feel comfortable on the water, and it even features a concealed pocket making it perfect for storing a key or other essentials. Perfect on it’s own, or used as a technical
Get Dry, Keep Warm, Stay Covered Getting changed and keeping warm for any outside sport in poor weather can be challenging, so we have created the ultimate changing robe which will keep you warm, dry and covered. Designed so you can put a full wetsuit on without the need to take the jacket off thanks to unique stretch panels and generous sizing. You can get ready without the need to expose yourself to the elements. The triple layer construction with super soft fur lining keeps you warm when catching up with friends after a session, even if the rain is
Change In Style With Our Outdoor Changing Robe Many beach goes will have experienced the awkwardness of trying to get changed out of wet swimwear or wetsuits either in the car park or on the beach. With a traditional towel this can involve the potential for an embarrassing moment or two which is why we have developed this awesome towelling changing robe to make life easier. Not only will it save any embarrassment, but the super soft, warm, cotton fabric will get you dry in a flash and keep you warm in the process. The sleeves have been designed to
Protect Yourself In Cool Conditions Wearing a wetsuit whilst out on the water can be sweaty, uncomfortable and in many cases not necessary unless you are fully intending to get wet. The key to staying warm is to layer up, which is why we developed the long sleeve performance top layer. It goes perfectly with our short sleeve performance t-shirt to deliver added warmth whilst out on the water or doing any form of exercise such as skiing, golf, hiking or cycling. Super soft and breathable, the Dri-release fabric technology means that you will not overheat when performing, but due
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.
PERFECT PERFORMANCE LAYERING FOR COOLER CONDITIONS When on the water we found wetsuits to be sweaty, uncomfortable and unnecessary if you are not intending to get wet. Staying warm whilst exercising is all about technical layers which led us to develop our long sleeve Performance top. It goes perfectly with our short sleeve performance t-shirt to deliver added warmth whilst out on the water or doing any form of exercise such as skiing, yoga, hiking, running or cycling. Super soft and breathable, the dri-release fabric technology will help regulate your body temperature, meaning that you will not overheat when performing.
Change Out Of Your Wet Kit In Style With Our High Quality Change Robe Many beach goers will have experienced the awkwardness of trying to get changed out of wet swimwear or wetsuits either in the car park or on the beach. With a traditional towel this can involve the potential for an embarrassing moment or two which is why we have developed this awesome towelling changing robe to make life easier. Not only will it save any embarrassment, but the super soft, warm, cotton fabric will get you dry in a flash and keep you warm in the process.
Getting changed and keeping warm for any outside sport in poor weather can be challenging, so we have created the ultimate changing robe which will keep you warm, dry and covered. Designed so you can put a full wetsuit on without the need to take the jacket off thanks to unique stretch panels and generous sizing; you can get ready without the need to expose yourself to the elements. The triple layer construction with super soft fur lining keeps you warm when catching up with friends after a session, even if the rain is lashing down. Handy chest pockets keep
Perfect on it’s own or as a base layer. 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. The hydrophobic and hydrophilic fibres draw moisture away from skin and dries up to 4 times faster than cotton which will keep you cool on the water when paddling or in
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.