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.
Living here on the waters of the Salish Sea, in the San Juan Islands of Washington State, much of my paddling is in rougher waters that are very cold. On my 10’8” Ride, I feel very safe paddling these waters, as the board is very stable and can handle the waves. An additional benefit of this model is the carrying capacity on the bow. I am able to pack along extra clothing and other necessities in a dry bag that I secure under the front cords.
On a recent outing, I ended up paddling back down Eastsound in the dark. Staying close to the shore, I was mesmerized by the torquoise and white flashes of bioluminescence each time my paddle dipped in the water. Again, with the stability of the Red Paddle 10’8” Ride, I felt completely safe on this night time paddling adventure. I highly recommend this Red Paddle model.
I was introduced to redpaddleco through SouthWest PaddleSports in Spring, Tx. My first thought of inflatable SUP was "Hell No!" Patrick was very helpful in informing us about the redboards, and sizing the best boards for us. He rented us demos for two weekends in row to help us decide. I first tried 10.6 and my wife tried 10.8. With heavy winds on Lake Conroe, we easily managed every possible condition. Stand, Kneel, Sit, Lay down, were also very easy and comfortable positions on the 10.8 and 10.6! My wife tried the 10.6, but found the stability, surface and ease with light weight carry as the choice redboard for all our multipurpose needs! Me? I discovered the 11Sport and will write a seperate review there! Once you go MSL, you will never go back!
Having never written a review before, I find it very easy to recommend Red Paddle.
I will admit to being new to Paddle Boards, but I grew up surfing and then migrated to windsurfing where I acquired a quiver of boards and an arsenal of sails..then off to kayaking, where I hand built a "skin on frame" West Greenland kayak..so when it came time to research Paddle Boards I brought 50 years of "board" sense with me. I looked at every possible board manufacturer and every style of board. Had a realistic vision of how I would use the board (at first my 65 year old mind wanted a race board, then the explorer).
All of my research (6 months worth ) led me to RED and then I decided on the 10'8 ride. I picked the 10'8 thinking it would be an easy board to play around on and share with my wife. This is where I made a miscalculation. Once you get on a RED Paddle Board..you are not going to want to share it..
The product and the experience exceeded my expectations.
it takes less than 10 minutes to inflate ( i spent more time strapping boards/ kayaks to the roof rack).
Bottom line, these things rock.!!
I have been using the 10'8" Ride boards for my guided sea treks in Malta since 2015 changing them every season with new ones each year and selling the used ones to my clients that benefit from the opportunity of purchasing good quality used boards. I found these board extremely durable and super stable making them so easy to use. Red Paddle Co give a brilliant after sales service and such a pleasure to deal with. Highly recommended.
I bought the board for a trip to Tofino BC. The main reason was portability. The board is amazing! Easy to inflate when you follow the clearly laid out instructions. Light to carry. Very stable on the water. I'm really considering selling one of my rigid boards and purchasing another Red paddle. Excellant boards! I will be purchasing another one.