The 3 Best Inflatable Womens Paddle Boards

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Best Lightweight

Bluefin Cruise Lite

Bluefin Cruise Lite
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★ Best Value

Bluefin Cruise

Bluefin Cruise
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Best Budget

ROC Paddle Board

ROC Paddle Board

Why womens paddle boards do not have to be different than any other paddle board

As you might have already seen I have written a full guide on the Best Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board for this year. But it seems there are quite some requests for a specific guide for a Best Womens Paddle Boards.

First of all I want to say that I don’t find it completely necessary to name specific womens paddle boards. I very much believe in equality and that women can use the boards I listed in my general paddle board guide just as well. I do not believe that special girly boards with pink glitters and unicorns are necessary, do you?

The only thing I could think of is possibly the weight of the board and how it could cause problems for women to carry very heavy boards, even though they are inflatable.

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Even I have problems carrying some of the heavier weight boards and it is difficult to take them on your bicycle or to carry them to the beach. An example of this is the Bluefin Carbon Cruise board.

This board is extremely high quality, but so hard to carry that it is not recommended for everyone to take for a trip to the water. (Although a paddle board carrier can help quite a bit here)

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A paddle board carrier can make it easy to carry any paddle board

Still I would like to give some advice for good inflatable Stand Up Paddle boards that are suited for women.

If you are looking for a very specific purpose like a pure SUP Yoga board I would recommend to read my Best SUP Yoga Boards Guide instead of this guide which will focus on All-Around Paddle Boards that are suited for women.

Top 3 All-Around Womens Paddle Boards

All-Around Womens Paddle Boards include the boards that are suited for multiple purposes, like just relaxing and having fun, but also (smaller) tours, SUP Yoga and sometimes taking a child or pet along on a trip with you.

Blue Fin

Bluefin Cruise 10’8″
βœ“ 24.9 lbs / 11.3 kg
βœ“ $549 (currently)
βœ“ 10’8″ x 32.9″ x 6.3″
βœ“ Max. weight 287 lbs. / 130 kg.
βœ“ Incl. paddle, leash , pump, kayak seat

Bluefin-Cruise-Lite

Bluefin Cruise Lite
βœ“ 25 lbs / 8 kg
βœ“ $594 (currently)
βœ“ 10’ x 30” x 5”
βœ“ Max. weight 330 lbs. / 105 kg.
βœ“ Incl. paddle, leash, pump

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ROC Paddle Board
βœ“ 17.5 lbs / 7.9 kg
βœ“ $600
βœ“ 10’0 x 32” x 6”
βœ“ Max. weight 275 lbs. / 125 kg.
βœ“ Incl. paddle, leash, pump


Bluefin Cruise 10’8″

The Bluefin Cruise is a very high-quality inflatable that offers a complete package that is suitable for anyone, no matter their gender. The complete package with the kayak seat and the 2-in-1 fiberglass paddle even offers you the comfort of being to be able to sit down and paddle while still having your back supported.

The size of 10’8″ x 32.9″ x 6.3” and the weight of 24.9 lbs / 11.3 kg make sure that it can be easily carried along in the supplied backpack. The backpack has comfortable padding and the weight is not so heavy that it is hard to carry on your back, especially in comparison to the Bluefin Carbon Cruise version, which weighs over 33 lbs / 15 kg!

The thickness of the board and the extra width make this a very stable board and because of the big croco-diamond deckpad that has a lot of grip, it is easy to take a child or pet along. Just make sure to always make them wear a life vest for safety, no matter where you go.

A very high-quality lightweight fiberglass paddle is included, which makes it a lot lighter to paddle in comparison to a heavy aluminium paddle. The paddle weighs about 2 pounds (930 grams) so it is easy to use to get through the water without your arms getting tired quickly.

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On top of all this Bluefin offers an incredible 5-year warranty on their boards, which shows that they have a lot of faith in the high quality of their products.

The package also includes a high-quality double-action pump, a coiled leash, a backpack and a repair kit, so you can be sure you have everything you need to go out on the water.

On Amazon, this board has very positive reviews and from the names, it is clear that it doesn’t matter what gender you are, people generally love this board. Out of all the online reviews, 90% of customers who bought this item gave it a 4 or 5-star rating! (Based on 450 ratings as of 4th of May 2020)


Bluefin Cruise Lite

If you’re tired of lugging around heavy paddleboard gear or struggling to explore remote SUP spots without a car, then this board is for you.

Bluefin has responded to the growing demand for lightweight SUP boards with compact transport sizes, and I had the privilege of testing these newly designed Cruise Lite boards right at their market launch.

Let’s dive into the details and explore the strengths and weaknesses, so you can decide if this board is your perfect match!

Key Features:

Innovative Shape: The Cruise Lite series boasts a slightly broader and less pointed shape compared to the regular Bluefin Cruise boards, making it ideal for various activities.

Versatile Sizing: You have two size options: 10′ x 30″ x 5″ (305 x 76 x 12.7 cm) and 11’4 x 30″ x 5″ (346 x 76 x 12.7 cm), offering you flexibility in choosing the perfect fit for your needs.

Improved Stability: The added length makes a noticeable difference in stability and carrying capacity, which we’ll explore further below.

Efficient Touring Design: Both boards feature a single touring-style fin, making them excellent choices for leisurely cruising.

Maximized Lightweight Design: Bluefin has taken a radical approach to create the Cruise Lite series, focusing on reducing weight throughout the board, accessories, and gear.

Innovative Features:

  • The split deck pad allows for easy rolling and storage.
  • The three handles, cargo net, and nose-mounted action cam holder are all made from lightweight materials.
  • There are only two D-rings for added weight savings.
  • The two-part US-Box fin box enhances weight savings and rollability.

Compact, Waterproof Backpack: The highlight of the Bluefin Cruise Lite series is undoubtedly the super compact, waterproof backpack. Compared to the standard backpack, it’s incredibly small. To make everything fit into this roll-top model, Bluefin had to redesign much of the accessories:

  • The carbon paddle breaks down into five pieces.
  • The pump, aptly named the “Swift Mini,” is compact.
  • The touring fin, coiled leash, waterproof phone case, and repair kit all fit neatly inside.
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I must say that the Bluefin Cruise Lite models have truly impressed me during testing. The manufacturer has invested a lot of thought and effort into these boards, resulting in a lightweight and easily transportable masterpiece.

Here are some standout features:

  • The new board design combines rigidity with lightweight and minimal storage requirements.
  • Despite the weight-saving measures, the features remain diverse and practical.
  • The accessory package is comprehensive and fits seamlessly into the small, waterproof backpack.

Considering the quality offered, I find the price-to-performance ratio completely justified. Of course, there are some compromises given the specific objectives of creating a lightweight, portable board. The stiffness might not quite match the standard Bluefin Cruise models, and the paddle has a maximum length of 195 cm, but these are minor trade-offs.

In return, you get a SUP board that excels in flexibility and mobility, surpassing most competitors. It can accompany you on all your adventures and take you to SUP spots that are nearly impossible to reach for the average paddler.

So, if you’re ready to embark on incredible SUP journeys with ease and style, the Bluefin Cruise Lite is the board you’ve been waiting for. Don’t hesitate to make the switch to lightweight, hassle-free paddling – it’s worth every penny!

If you are looking purely for a budget inflatable womens paddle board read my Best Cheap Paddle Boards for under $350 guide

ROC Paddle Board

When I made the article about the Best Cheap Paddle Boards the ROC Paddle Board costed $300, but currently they have upped it to a price to $600, which is kind of a shame.

The price was the best thing about the board, and upping that by such a large percentage has made it less interesting as you get so much more by buying a Bluefin for only $149 extra that the ROC Paddle Board becomes less interesting as a budget alternative.

The maximum carrying capacity of 275 lbs / 125 kg is about the same as the Bluefin Cruise, but that is pretty much where the comparison ends. The Bluefin Cruise is stronger and stiffer, has more and better items included, is a better and more stable platform and offers a 5 year warranty.

The size of the board is 10’0″ x 32” and it has a weight of only 17.5 lbs / 7.9 kg. So it will be easiest to carry around, but to be fair that is not the only thing you should be looking for in a Stand Up Paddle board.

For a complete package you should spend the extra $149 for the Bluefin Cruise without thinking twice really. Update: By now I have edited my page of Best Cheap Paddle Boards and had to remove the ROC Paddle Board from there as the price got too high.

On Amazon this is one of the most sold paddle boards, but this is mostly based on the older and cheaper price. Out of all the online reviews 94% of customers that bought this item gave it a 4 or 5 star rating! (Based on 1281 ratings as on 4th of May 2020)

Conclusion Best Inflatable Womens Paddle Boards

As you have seen by the exact same top 3 as for the Best Inflatable Paddle Board page, there is no difference between general boards or womens paddle boards. Anyone can paddle board and this does not depend on your gender at all, so no need to distinguish boards by this factor.

You can see that I think the same three boards are very suitable for women too and what the advantages of the different boards are. The price classes of these three boards are very different, so also keep this in mind when picking a board.

As I have probably made clear abundantly in my story above is that the Bluefin Cruise 10’8″ paddle board is not only the Best Womens Paddle Board, but also the Best All-Around Paddle Board overall.

It is important that you get a high quality Stand Up Paddle Board that will not break soon, when this is backed up by a long warranty this is a good sign that the company also has faith in their own product.

Besides the board itself it is also important to look at the accessories that are included and what the quality of these accessories is. The difference between an aluminum and a fiberglass or carbon paddle is huge and is worth the extra investment. This will make paddling a lot lighter and easier, which will not make you tired so quickly.

Of course you will want a good double action high pressure pump and a coiled leash included too, so you can get out on the water quickly and safely. All packages above have these included and are recommended. As an extra I would advise a Restube as an accessory for extra safety.

That the Bluefin Cruise even offers a free kayak seat along with the package is exceptional and makes it the most worthwhile package on the market for the price of only $549.

Check the complete packages and compare it to the purchase price so you can always make the right decision.

Do you agree that a women’s paddle board does not have to be different than any other paddle board of do you think that there should be a special board just for women? If so, what would this board look like and what would you expect of it?
Let me know in the comments below and I will help you find the right Stand Up Paddle Board for you, so you can join me out on the water!

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One response to “The 3 Best Inflatable Womens Paddle Boards”

  1. No we don’t need pink with unicorns:-) I think considering there are so many women involved in SUPing, it’s not necessary to have a β€œwomen’s section” . More appropriate would be what are the lighter boards perhaps. You mention the kayak seat, which would make things easier too. I’ve been thinking about getting a SUP rather than an iSUP so that it’s ready to go- is it possible to use a kayak seat with a hard SUP?. Only looking to use it in flat water. Thanks!

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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 :)