Bluefin SUP

Bluefin: the best fast-growing company in the SUP industry

A young, family-run business with extremely good products. Very reasonable prices for inflatable boards that you will enjoy for many years to come. In my opinion perhaps the best company in the industry: Bluefin SUP.

The story behind Bluefin

Bluefin SUP is originally an English company, specialized in kayaks. These kayaks were super strong, of very good quality and soon there was a huge fan base for these products, and for Bluefin. Not only in the UK but all over the world people wanted these kayaks.

The only disadvantage: sending and shipping such a large and heavy product is practically impossible. After many years of doubting the owner made the change from hard kayaks to the inflatable paddle boards. And how! Bluefin is one of the fastest growing companies in the stand up paddle industry, and quite rightly so. Every year they come up with a new collection and every year I am more impressed.

Did you know that Bluefin is a family business? Husband and (future) wife run the business but even nieces and other family members are involved in this fast growing business. Because of the personal approach, a huge community of Bluefin fans has been created. You can join this community if you also have a Bluefin SUP!

The Bluefin SUP collection of 2022

The most important boards of Bluefin are the Bluefin Cruise and the Bluefin Carbon (click to scroll down). The Cruise is the all-round entry-level model, the Carbon is the premium version. The Cruise and the Carbon are available in different sizes. Which size you choose depends on your SUP needs. I have created the table below so you can compare.

Next to the Cruise and the Carbon Bluefin offers the following boards:

Bluefin SUP Cruise JR.: for kids

Bluefin SUP Sprint: racing SUP board

Bluefin SUP Voyage: Smaller board, mainly for alternative use as Yoga or to fish

Bluefin SUP Mammoth: for groups

Bluefin Aura Fit: for Yoga and high stability

Bluefin Nitro: racing and high speed SUP board

Bluefin Rogue: touring SUP board

The Bluefin SUP’s are in my purchase guides several times! In my opinion, these might be the best boards in this price range. Great value for money.

Bluefin-Cruise-Girl-Carrying

Bluefin Cruise

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The Bluefin Cruise gets 4.6 stars on Amazon based on 450 (!) reviews.

The Bluefin Cruise is a great SUP board for anyone looking for a stable, all-round product with great specifications and in a great package. I don’t have enough space to go into detail about all the features here, so I would definitely recommend reading my entire review if you are considering this board.

Check out my full experience video with the Cruise. I tested it for a day and haven’t been off it since!

My Cruise and I, watch my Experience video here!

The Bluefin SUP Cruise comes in three different sizes. Below I have made a table that shows which size is most suitable for you.

  • One of the best inflatable boards in this price category.
  • Great complete package, consisting of a (fiberglass) paddle with optional attachment for kayak, sup seat, GoPro mount, backpack, leash, triple action pump.
  • Made of very good and sturdy material. The board can be inflated up to 28 PSI
  • More than sufficient carrying capacity
  • In different sizes; the right size for everyone
  • Board is quite heavy
Bluefin-Backpack-Walking
Bluefin Cruise 10-8Bluefin Cruise 12Bluefin Cruise 15
FeatureBluefin Cruise 10’8″Cruise 12′Cruise Tandem 15′
Length10’8″12′15′
Width33″33″36″
Thickness6.3″6.3″6.5″
PSI15 – 1815 – 1815 – 18
Weight Board17 kg19 kg22 kg
Max Weight130 kg / 287 lbs140 kg / 309 lbs160 kg / 353 lbs
Stability⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Yoga⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Fishing⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Speed/ Touring⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Incl. kayak seat?YesYesYes
For:Smaller than 1.80 m / 5’11” and
lighter than 90 kg / 198 lbs
Taller than 1.80 m / 5’11” or
heavier than 90 kg / 198 lbs
Two persons

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Bluefin Carbon

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The Bluefin Carbon gets 4.6 stars on Amazon based on 450 (!) reviews.

The Bluefin Carbon is in my opinion the best SUP board available at the moment. If you are looking for an all-round board, you don’t have to look any further. This strong, almost unbreakable board is perfect for any kind of paddle boarding. Whether you want to relax, tour (at speed) or enjoy a nice summer day with several people, this board is the way to go. I see this board as the best paddle board of 2021.

The Cruise comes in three different sizes. Below I have made a table that shows which size is most suitable for you.

  • One of the best inflatable boards in this price category.
  • Great complete package, consisting of a (carbon) paddle with optional attachment for kayak, sup seat, GoPro mount, backpack, leash, triple action pump.
  • Made of very good and sturdy material. The board can be inflated up to 28 PSI
  • More than sufficient carrying capacity
  • In different sizes; the right size for everyone
  • Board is quite heavy
Bluefin-Cruise-Carbon-Hymke
Bluefin Carbon 10Bluefin Carbon 12Bluefin Carbon 12
FeatureBluefin Carbon 10’8″Bluefin Carbon 12′Bluefin Carbon 15′
Length10’8″12′15′
Width32.5″32.5″36″
Thickness5.9″6.3″6.3″
PSI12 – 15 (x2)12 – 15 (2x)28 PSI
Weight Board15,6 kg / 34 lbs17 kg / 37.5 lbs20 kg / 44 lbs
Max Weight130 kg / 287 lbs140 kg / 309 lbs240 kg / 529 lbs
Stability⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Yoga⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Fishing⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Speed / Touring⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Incl. kayak seat?YesYesYes (2x)
For:Smaller than 1.80 m / 5’11” and
lighter than 90 kg / 198 lbs
Taller than 1.80 m / 5’11” or
heavier than 90 kg / 198 lbs
Two persons


Bluefin Cruise JR – kids paddle board

Especially for the ‘little ones’ there is the BlueFin SUP Cruise Junior. This board is 8′ long, 29″ wide and has a maximum weight of 120 kg / 265 lbs. Its length ensures that the board is ideal for people smaller than 1.60m.

Because the board can lift up to 120 kg, this is not necessarily for children. Even older people who are a little bit smaller can handle it very well.

  • One of the few boards suitable for smaller adults
  • Great complete package, consisting of a (fiberglass) paddle with optional attachment for kayak, kayak seat, GoPro mount, backpack, leash, triple action pump.
  • Made of very good and sturdy material. The board can be inflated up to 28 PSI
  • Paddle board and kayak in one by the free included stuff
  • Suitable for people up to 1.60 m / 5’3″. This can soon be too little.


Bluefin Sprint

Bluefin Sprint

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The Bluefin SUP Sprint is the board you buy when you’re really looking for adventure. This board is made for speed, touring and racing. This board is suitable for advanced users. It is no less than 14′ long and 30″ wide. The tight tip forward ensures that the board glides well and fast through the water.

In august 2020 Bluefin releases the new Bluefin Sprint Carbon, check it out here

  • Truly a board for long distances and speed
  • Great complete package, consisting of a (fiberglass) paddle, GoPro mount, backpack, leash, triple action pump.
  • Made of very good and sturdy material. The board can be inflated up to 28 PSI
  • Floats really fantastic on the water
  • Not suitable for beginners


Voyage
Bluefin Voyage SUP

Bluefin Voyage

For fitness and yoga lovers Bluefin has designed this board. Water sports enthusiasts looking for just a little bit more stability buy this board. The Bluefin SUP Voyage is 20% wider than an average paddle board. With its length of 10’10” and a width of 38″(!), this board really is steady as a rock on the water. Take another look at the Sprint above: it’s only 30″ wide.

So the deck is made to give you just that extra bit of stability you want. This can be during a yoga exercise, but also while fishing, lying relaxed on the board, or whatever you want. A great paddle board to relax on.

  • Very suitable for people who are looking for more balance on their paddle board
  • Great complete package, consisting of a (fiberglass) paddle, GoPro mount, backpack, leash, triple action pump and two holders for a fishing rod.
  • Can be used for many purposes: fitness, yoga, fishing, relaxing
  • Voted best paddle board of 2018
  • Floats really fantastic on the water
  • Not suitable for touring
  • Not suitable for advanced users


Bluefin Mammoth

Bluefin Mammoth

Looking for a big paddle board for the whole family (or two, or three families)? The Bluefin SUP Mammoth is a board that can hold up to 10 people. With a maximum weight of 650 kg / 1433 lbs, this board is (only) suitable for group use. The 18′ length and the width of 60″ (!) make it impossible to paddle board on your own on this board.

Sports clubs, scouts, company outings, campsites, holiday parks, you name it. This board is great fun to use as a group activity.

I haven’t tested the board myself but I read very positive stories about it on the internet.

  • Fun as a group activity
  • Up to 10 people on one paddle board (max 650 kg / 1433 lbs weight)
  • 5 fins for great stability
  • Not suitable for paddling on your own
  • Package is delivered without paddle(s)
  • Limited possibilities when it comes to use. This board is only fun with more people


Bluefin-Aura-Fit-SUP

Bluefin Aura Fit

Looking for a very specific Yoga SUP Board, that not only has a great look and deck for Yoga but also can be used as a very stable normal paddle board? The Bluefin Aura Fit offers a beautiful board that you can do all your exercises on, including the high quality accessories that you’re used to, including the fiberglass paddle.

This Bluefin SUP is one of the very few boards I have seen that has no carrying handle in the middle, so you will not feel a bump in your back when lying down. Just perfect! Smarter design and a very good and big grip deck. The board has a total size of 91 cm x 325 cm / 36″ x 10’8″, which makes it a very stable platform for all work outs.

  • Stable platform for Yoga
  • No annoying grip handle in the middle that is in your way
  • Beautiful design and big grip deck
  • Not so fast for normal paddle boarding
Bluefin-Nitro-Pakket

Bluefin Nitro

You enjoy Bluefin surfboards, but a traditional, narrow racing board has been missing. You would then experience the same emotions we do, which is why we are so grateful we were given the opportunity to test the new super athlete of the board range with the Nitro.

Bluefin has changed and expanded a significant portion of the board choices for the 2022 season!

There has long been a 14′ variant available for the Sprint, but because to its width, it was a little too sluggish for true speed fanatics. With the Bluefin Nitro 14′, this is now changing!

It’s great that Bluefin now gives true SUP racing enthusiasts their money’s worth. Even more satisfying is the fact that the maker was able to construct a truly sturdy package. The new Bluefin Nitro’s unique structure and exceptional rigidity are undoubtedly a plus.

A fairly extensive, carefully considered range of features that are geared to the area of usage are added to this, along with a premium accessory package that accurately reflects the caliber of the board. A very sporty racing package all around.

The width is the ideal choice for adding the last touch of adaptability and fundamental stability. As a skilled paddler, you won’t always need to be on the edge of your balance and will have a stable base even in stormy waters.

The deal is reasonable in terms of price as well. Such a board could theoretically exist, but not for a cheap price. However, for experienced, quality-conscious customers, the price-performance ratio is generally extremely well matched!

  • Great high quality package with all you need
  • Carbon paddle included
  • High quality and very sleek design to reach high speeds
  • Not suitable for beginners
  • Real speed freaks might think 28″ is still too wide
Bluefin-Rogue-Package

Bluefin Rogue

Bluefin has altered, extended, and therefore entirely reconfigured its board range for the 2022 season. A really thoroughbred and sporty touring board is now accessible for the first time thanks to the Rogue 12.6.

There have always been models with good touring qualities, such the Bluefin Cruise 12′ and the Sprint, but these boards haven’t fully fallen into this category yet.

With the Bluefin Rogue 12’6 the firm is now addressing this little gap in a promising manner.

For the first time, the business is offering a pure and traditional touring model with the Rogue 12’6. In my opinion, from a professional standpoint, this gap needs to be closed. But it was really worth the wait to get this.

Bluefin-Rogue-Details

A well-designed, athletic, and high-quality touring Bluefin SUP board that, at least in my opinion, leaves nothing to be desired. The carbon rails and welded MSL construction produce extremely rigidity while still keeping the weight within acceptable bounds. The features are quite adaptable, and the accessory bundle is excellent.

The critiques are listed more quickly; yet, other from the pump’s rather small format, I am at a loss for words. The Bluefin Rogue is obviously not cheap and novices will undoubtedly turn away at this price. But there’s no denying that expert paddlers with high standards for performance, quality, and gear are also part of the target market.

The renowned Bluefin 5-year warranty puts the cost into perspective when taking into account the durability. The costs are reasonable when compared to the overall quality, which, in my opinion, yields a very favorable price-performance ratio. Absolute approval for the buy!

  • Great high quality package with all you need
  • Carbon paddle included
  • Very stable board and suitable for long tours
  • Lots of cargo space to take all your camping stuff
  • Quite pricey for beginners
  • The pump in the package is rather small


Bluefin AURA yoga pose
Having the best OMMM experience on my AURA

Conclusion: Get a Bluefin SUP board or not?

I’m a huge fan of Bluefin SUP. The brand really appeals to me. A relatively small team has managed to turn a successful kayak producer into one of the most popular brands in Europe in just a few years.

So they MUST be doing something right.

The boards I reviewed were all of sublime quality. From opening the box to inflating the Bluefin SUP, everything feels high quality.

The boards are lovely in the water and there is a very clear focus per board:

➡️ We have an all-round board with the Bluefin Cruise,
➡️ a luxe all-round board with the Bluefin Carbon,
➡️ a touring board with the Bluefin Rogue,
➡️ a paddle board for smaller people and kids with the Bluefin Cruise Junior,
➡️ a racing SUP board with the Bluefin Sprint and the Bluefin Nitro,
➡️ a yoga, fitness and fishing paddle board with the Bluefin Voyage and Bluefin Aura Fit
➡️ a family and group SUP with the Bluefin Mammoth.

In my opinion, a much clearer distinction is not possible.

So you’ll find a lot of Bluefins in buying guides and recommendations on this website.
A brand where you can’t really go wrong.

Do you own a Bluefin SUP board? Let me know which one you have and what you think by posting a comment below! It would be nice to hear from you.

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4 responses to “Bluefin SUP”

  1. I’m very impressed with the impeccable quality this company has supplied. We have a house near the lake and I have had some nice adventures on my Bluefin carbon board, my family likes it too.

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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 :)

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