Aqua Marina Magma Review

Overview
Yoga
All-round
Touring
Pets
8.6
8.6
Our score
Stability
8
Design
9
Performance
9
Price/Quality ratio
9
Supplied accessories
8

The Aqua Marina Magma is on fire with its versatile use

The Aqua Marina Magma is an incredibly nice board to get on the water with . A popular all-round board with a striking orange color that is versatile, has a great design and comes with a complete package.

Pro’s

  • Allround-board for beginners and more advanced SUP boarders
  • Upon purchase you get a complete package so you do not have to incur extra costs to start
  • Higher kicktail for easier turning
  • Lightweight product that is easy to carry and inflate
  • Is wonderful for touring

Cons

  • Not so agile due to its width and length
  • The board is not fast enough for the advanced SUP boarder (5+ years experience)

Most suitable for:

So the first thing I feel I need to disclose is the similarity of the several Aqua Marina All-Around Stand Up Paddle Boards. You might have noticed I have review the next four boards:
Aqua Marina Magma Aqua Marina Atlas
Aqua Marina Triton Aqua Marina Beast

These boards are a lot alike because they are all in the same series. The Atlas is a longer touring board than the other 3, so it is obvious this is a special category. But what is the difference between the Aqua Marina Magma, Aqua Marina Triton and the Aqua Marina Beast?

Not that much really, it is mostly the design and 4″ of length that separates them:
Aqua Marina Beast: 10’6″
Aqua Marina Magma: 10’10”
Aqua Marina Triton: 11’2″

The maximum weight varies from 308 lbs to 330 lbs and the width, thickness, technology, package and air pressure of these boards are all the same.

The Triton is more into the touring side of Stand Up Paddle boards and the Beast is a bit more suited for catching waves. The Magma is the middle board of this again. But honestly will these 4″ of length make such a huge difference? To me it did not feel like it.

If you are looking for any of these 3 boards, I would recommend you to just take the cheapest one because they are so similar to each other. Unless you really prefer one design over the others.

Lets move on with the actual review of the Aqua Marina Magma now!

The Aqua Marina Magma is an all-around inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board with a size of 10.10′ x 32″ and a thickness of 6″ that performs well on the water and is very stiff.

This board has a weight of 21.2 lbs and a maximum carrying capacity of 319 lbs. So it is possible to carry along a pet or child if you wish so, depending on the goal of your trip.

As said this is really an in between board, so as all-around as possible to accommodate a wide spectrum of activities. (I almost feel smart using words like that!).

I liked this board for paddling around while relaxing along the shore on my holiday. It is easier to make turns because of the kick pad. You can lean back, lift the front up a bit and make a quick turn.

LengthWidthThicknessMax weight loadWeight board
10’10”32″6″319 LBS / 145 kg21.2 LBS / 9.6 kg

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Primary use
All Round / Yoga / Touring / Relaxing

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Speed on the water
The board is pretty long, but also wide. Perfect for small tours and catching waves but not suited for racing.

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Transport
It is very easy to transport this SUP because it is inflatable and light. Even on your back if you go with a bicycle.

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Stability
The board is stable on the water and the weight capacity of 319 lbs is even enough to take a pet or a child along.

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My own experience

I like the Aqua Marina Magma the same way I like the Triton and the Beast, great for just paddling around and a very stiff board. They perform better than the cheaper versions, the Breeze/Vapor/Fusion and have the added kick pad for easier turning.

Like I mentioned in a different review I prefer the Aqua Marina Atlas as it is bigger and it enables me to take along a friend for the trip. But for all-around activities the Aqua Marina Magma is a great choice.

However, for catching waves and sharp turns this board is way better. So if you want action this board is the way to go!

Aqua-Marina-Magma-Fast-Paddling

The style of the Magma is newer and adapted to modern times, in comparison to the older version of the board. I really like the new design, the orange and white will surely attract attention and is also great for safety reasons!

However, of these boards the Aqua Marina is best suited for touring.

Where the Aqua Marina Fusion and Vapor models are sold very often and have many fans, more and more people are looking for a slightly wider and more stable board with a length of 10’10”.

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The thickness of 6″ and the width of 32″ of the Aqua Marina Magma make it an extremely stable paddle board and the board feels very stiff, if it is inflated to the recommended pressure of 15 PSI.

Especially suitable for touring and to take along some extra gear, a child or a pet on your trip.

The board feels very solid and stable, which is of course necessary for longer trips. I like the big EVA-deck so I have grip everywhere.

The addition of the kick tail (just like the Aqua Marina Beast, Triton and Atlas) is great and makes it a lot easier to make turns on the water.


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Important features

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Setup

• Lightweight drop stitch technology
• Full deck and base quality printing and rail design for superior optics
• Removable slide-in Center Fin • Integrated cargo D-ring with easy-adjustable bungee cord to attach luggage
• Comfortable neoprene handle
• Tail kick pad for critical bottom turns and cutbacks
• Diamond grooving footpad for ultimate grip and comfort
• 3-piece adjustable aluminum paddle
• Aqua Marina double action pump for fast & easy inflation

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Fins
SUP comes with one center fin

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Material
The Aqua Marina Magma is made out of lightweight drop stitch material and very sturdy but easy to carry

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Inflate / deflate
SUP is inflated in nearly 10 mins with the supplied pump

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Warranty
1 year warranty on production errors

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Design
Very stylish and modern design


In the package

Paddle

The Aqua Marina Magma stand up paddle board is delivered including an Aqua Marina Sports III Paddle. The Sports III Paddle is an aluminum paddle in 3 parts, that can be height adjusted so it is always on the right length.

To be fair, if you are planning to take long touring trips on the Aqua Marina Magma, you should look at a Carbon Paddle or a Glassfiber one that has more quality than this one.

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Pump

The Aqua Marina Double Action Pump makes sure the job gets done as soon as possible, as it inflates both when the pump is pulled up and when it is pressed down.

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Leash

The board includes a simple Aqua Marina paddle board leash. A straightforward leash without a coil, that is always extended. This version is not as good as the coiled version that is sold separately, but for a free included leash it is good enough.

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Backpack

Optional accessories (not included)

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Restube classic
Because extra safety measures never hurt anyone!

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Aqua Marina Bluedrive Power fin
For those who are too lazy to paddle themselves 😉


Difference between an Inflatable board and a Hard board

Advantages Inflatable board

  • Easy to take on holiday (even on the plane)
  • Easy to store in the winter days
  • Much cheaper
  • Technology has improved greatly over the past 10 years. For this reason, these boards are now almost hard to distinguish from hard boards

Advantages Hardboard

  • More speed, which is important if you are a professional
  • Easier to make sharp turns on the water because the board is thinner
  • No inflation needed, you can get on the water right away

Other reviews of the Aqua Marina Magma online

The Aqua Marina Magma is a known name and in the top 5 of Aqua Marina boards, so it has a couple of reviews online.

A short overview of these reviews below:

Supconnect.com: “If you’re looking for a stable, lightweight, inflatable, all-around board to paddle mid-range distance, and in the low price point of under $500 then the Magma from Aqua Marina is worth a look.”

Paddlelove.com: ” The Magma delivers a stable performance and an impressive tracking in different water conditions. With just a little skill and effort, anyone can get on top of it because it’s nothing near wobbly or shaky.”

Amazon.co.uk: Rating 5/5. “The board is well suited for paddlers from 60 to 100 kg. The SUP is neatly stiff, but without being as stiff as a hard board. Even as a beginner, it is not difficult to stay on the board.” (Based on 8 reviews)

Frequently Asked Questions about the Aqua Marina Magma

What is the maximum carrying capacity of the Aqua Marina Magma?

319 LBS / 145 kg

What is the weight of the Aqua Marina Magma?

21.2 LBS / 9.6 kg

What is the air pressure of the Aqua Marina Magma?

15 PSI

What is the size of the Aqua Marina Magma?

10’10” x 32″ x 6″

What is the volume of the Aqua Marina Magma?

315 L

Which paddle does the Aqua Marina Magma include?

The Aqua Marina Sports III Paddle

What kind of pump comes with the Aqua Marina Magma?

The Aqua Marina Double Action Pump

How many D-rings does the Aqua Marina Magma have?

7 D–rings. 4 D–rings on the nose attached with a bungee cord. 2 More D–ring for kayak seat attachment. 1 D–ring on the tail for ankle leash attachment.

What is the warranty on the Aqua Marina Magma?

1 year warranty

How many carry handles does the Aqua Marina Magma have?

1 comfortable neoprene handle in the center of the board

How many fins does the Aqua Marina Magma have?

1 Large detachable central fin

What material is the Aqua Marina Magma made of?

Lightweight drop stitch technology

Conclusion – Should I buy this board?

The Aqua Marina Magma is a great all-around paddle board that can surely suit all your needs. It is very stiff and you get a complete package of accessories with it so you can get started right away. The bottom fin keeps the board in a straight line, but because of the kick pad it is also easier to turn.

The board has a nice design, comparable to the Triton/Atlas/Magma but in a bright blue color, The included accessories are fairly standard, but do what they are made for.

If you are looking for the all-around board in between the all-around boards, this one has a great price for its quality and package which makes it worth buying.


Same brand, other boards

Breeze Stand Up Paddle Board 9.0” Grün aufblasbar iSUP im Set, 275 x 76 x 12 cm
VAPOR Stand Up Paddle Board 9.10” Türkis aufblasbar iSUP im Set, 300 x 76 x 12 cm
FUSION Stand Up Paddle Board 10.4” Orange aufblasbar iSUP im Set, 315 x 76 x 15 cm
MAGMA Stand Up Paddle Board 10.10” Orange aufblasbar iSUP im Set, 330 x 81 x 15 cm
Aqua Marina Aquamarina Atlas - SUP - Stand Up Paddle Board mit Paddel, Leine, Magic Back Pack, und Double Action Pump, Mehrfarbig, L
Name
Aqua Marina Fusion
Aqua Marina Magma
Aqua Marina Atlas
Price
322,99 EUR
Price not available
399,00 EUR
Price not available
487,00 EUR
Length
9'0"
9'10"
10'4"
10'10"
12'0"
Width
30"
30"
30"
32"
33"
Thickness
4.72"
4.72"
6"
6"
6"
Max Weight
95 kg
100 KG
130 KG
145 KG
170 KG
Fins
3
3
1
1
-
Paddle included
Perfect for ...
Beginner
Beginner
Beginner
Beginner
Beginner
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Breeze Stand Up Paddle Board 9.0” Grün aufblasbar iSUP im Set, 275 x 76 x 12 cm
Name
Aqua Marina Breeze
Price
322,99 EUR
Length
9'0"
Width
30"
Thickness
4.72"
Max Weight
95 kg
Fins
3
Paddle included
Perfect for ...
Beginner
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VAPOR Stand Up Paddle Board 9.10” Türkis aufblasbar iSUP im Set, 300 x 76 x 12 cm
Name
Aqua Marina Vapor
Price
Price not available
Length
9'10"
Width
30"
Thickness
4.72"
Max Weight
100 KG
Fins
3
Paddle included
Perfect for ...
Beginner
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199 Reviews
FUSION Stand Up Paddle Board 10.4” Orange aufblasbar iSUP im Set, 315 x 76 x 15 cm
Name
Aqua Marina Fusion
Price
399,00 EUR
Length
10'4"
Width
30"
Thickness
6"
Max Weight
130 KG
Fins
1
Paddle included
Perfect for ...
Beginner
Buy now (alternative)
365 Reviews
MAGMA Stand Up Paddle Board 10.10” Orange aufblasbar iSUP im Set, 330 x 81 x 15 cm
Name
Aqua Marina Magma
Price
Price not available
Length
10'10"
Width
32"
Thickness
6"
Max Weight
145 KG
Fins
1
Paddle included
Perfect for ...
Beginner
Buy now (alternative)
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Aqua Marina Aquamarina Atlas - SUP - Stand Up Paddle Board mit Paddel, Leine, Magic Back Pack, und Double Action Pump, Mehrfarbig, L
Name
Aqua Marina Atlas
Price
487,00 EUR
Length
12'0"
Width
33"
Thickness
6"
Max Weight
170 KG
Fins
-
Paddle included
Perfect for ...
Beginner
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What do you think about the Aqua Marina Magma and the design of the board? Do you like the combination of a touring paddle board and a paddle board for wilder water or would you rather have a model dedicated to one purpose?

I’m looking forward to hearing from you and your opinion about this popular board. Where are you from and have you tried this board before? Let me know, I’m looking forward to hear from you!

Review written by: Tom

Hi! My name is Tom. During the year I try to be on a paddle board as much as possible. By reading this blog you'll stay updated on everything I test on the water :)

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11 responses to “Aqua Marina Magma Review”

    • Hi Goran,

      Thanks for your message!
      There is little difference between these, but I would pick the Magma.
      As it is slightly bigger it offers some extra stability, as I mostly go on lakes for paddling I do not need the extra agility.
      If I would go to the sea more often I would pick the Beast because of this.
      Which one do you like more?

      Hope you’re having some paddling fun this summmer!

      Tom

      • Thanks a lot.
        Finally i find right and superb review of these paddles.
        Now i have chance to buy one of them at great discount price, but i’m stuck between BEAST and MAGMA.
        I’m 76 – 78 kg weight, my wife 65 kg and son 65 kg too.
        I live at the Adriatic sea and we have here very small to small/mid sized waves, speedboat waves and flat sea. Nothing to surf on it.
        Once, twice a year waves are bigger but this is rarely. Sometimes my son want to play with paddle on the beach and longest distances to paddling will be 1 – 5 km.
        I like playfulness and my wife cruising so its must be “one fits all” paddle
        Sometimes my wife and son want to sit together on the same paddle, or my son and me, but also very rarely.
        Would You kindly please recommend me wich one to choose: Beast or Magma.
        Thanks in advance for your answer.

  1. Thanks a lot.
    Finally i find right and superb review of these paddles.
    Now i have chance to buy one of them at great discount price, but i’m stuck between BEAST and MAGMA.
    I’m 76 – 78 kg weight, my wife 65 kg and son 65 kg too.
    I live at the Adriatic sea and we have here very small to small/mid sized waves, speedboat waves and flat sea. Nothing to surf on it.
    Once, twice a year waves are bigger but this is rarely. Sometimes my son want to play with paddle on the beach and longest distances to paddling will be 1 – 5 km.
    I like playfulness/turns and my wife cruising so its must be “one fits all” paddle
    Sometimes my wife and son want to sit together on the same paddle, or my son and me, but also very rarely.
    Would You kindly please recommend me wich one to choose: Beast or Magma.
    Thanks in advance for your answer.

    • Hi Goran,

      Great that you like my reviews!
      From what you are telling me I would pick the Magma in your case, as you also want to use it together and you want it for cruising.
      For these cases the Magma is a better option than the beast as it is a bit bigger and more stable for these purposes.
      Hope you can get a great deal on it!

      • Thank You for fast answer.
        I’ve been on right way to buy Beast, but now Magma is way to go.
        Keep doin’ great reviews.
        Regards

    • Hi Goran,

      Surely this is possible, but slightly more difficult with the Magma than with the Beast because it is a bit longer. But from reading your story other factors are more important in this case, you will still manage well on the water.

      Let me know how it goes!

      Tom

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Review written by: Tom

Hi! My name is Tom. During the year I try to be on a paddle board as much as possible. By reading this blog you'll stay updated on everything I test on the water :)