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.
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!
Founded in 2013, Bluefin has quickly gained popularity among paddling enthusiasts for their high-quality and affordable paddle boards. Bluefin’s inflatable paddle boards are made of durable materials and can be easily transported and stored. They also come in different sizes and styles to suit different paddling preferences.
In addition to paddle boards, Bluefin offers a range of accessories to enhance your paddling experience, from paddles and fins to waterproof bags and heated vests. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced paddler, Bluefin has everything you need to enjoy the water.
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, and 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 SUPs are in my purchase guides several times! In my opinion, these might be the best boards in this price range. Great value for money.
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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!
The Bluefin SUP Cruise comes in three different sizes. Below I have made a table that shows which size is most suitable for you.
|Feature||Bluefin Cruise 10’8″||Cruise 12′||Cruise Tandem 15′|
|PSI||15 – 18||15 – 18||15 – 18|
|Weight Board||17 kg||19 kg||22 kg|
|Max Weight||130 kg / 287 lbs||140 kg / 309 lbs||160 kg / 353 lbs|
|Incl. kayak seat?||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|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
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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.
|Feature||Bluefin Carbon 10’8″||Bluefin Carbon 12′||Bluefin Carbon 15′|
|PSI||12 – 15 (x2)||12 – 15 (2x)||28 PSI|
|Weight Board||15,6 kg / 34 lbs||17 kg / 37.5 lbs||20 kg / 44 lbs|
|Max Weight||130 kg / 287 lbs||140 kg / 309 lbs||240 kg / 529 lbs|
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|Incl. kayak seat?||Yes||Yes||Yes (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
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.
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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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
Bluefin accessories offer a range of high-quality products that can enhance your paddling experience. Before making a purchase, it’s essential to consider your needs and budget. While some Bluefin accessories may be worth the investment for serious paddlers, others may not be necessary for occasional hobbyists.
Whatever your case might be, if you’re looking for top-quality products that can help you enjoy your time on the water, then Bluefin is certainly worth considering. So go ahead and invest in the accessories that you believe will improve your Paddle Boarding experience!
Bluefin offers a range of paddles to suit different preferences and styles. From lightweight carbon fiber paddles to adjustable aluminum paddles, Bluefin has everything you need to paddle comfortably and efficiently.
This paddle is designed for serious paddlers who want the best for performance and durability. The paddle shaft is made of lightweight carbon fiber, which makes it strong and stiff. The blade is also made of carbon fiber, which provides excellent power and control. The Carbon Drive Paddle also features an adjustable length and angle, so you can customize it to your preferred paddling style.
This paddle is designed for recreational paddlers who want a paddle that’s easy to use and affordable. The paddle shaft is made of lightweight aluminum, which makes it durable and easy to handle. The blade is made of reinforced nylon, which provides good power and control. The Cruise Drive Paddle also features an adjustable length and angle, so you can customize it to your preferred paddling style.
Stay hydrated while paddling with Bluefin’s Hi-Drate Water Bottle. This reusable bottle is made of durable stainless steel and keeps your drink cold for hours. It also comes with a convenient handle for easy carrying.
Keep your belongings safe and dry while paddling with Bluefin’s Dri-Tide Deck Bags. These waterproof bags come in different sizes and are perfect for storing your phone, wallet, and other essentials.
The Releash is super easy to use! You can quickly adjust it to fit you perfectly when you put it on. Plus, there’s a separate attachment for your leash, so you don’t have to take the whole thing off when you need to remove the leash.
I love this feature because it makes changing boards a breeze. The leash also comes with a handy zippered pocket that has an extra cord in case you need to tow someone or rescue them from the water. It’s especially useful if you don’t want to paddle over to them yourself or need to stay dry for safety reasons.
Originally designed for whitewater paddle boarders, the Releash is also great for competitive paddle boarders, sup schools, and touring suppers. It’s versatile and reliable for any paddle board adventure.
The Heatwave jacket is perfect for keeping you warm before or after your SUP session. It’s oversized so you can wear warm clothes underneath without feeling constricted.
The sleeves are removable, which gives you more freedom of movement, and the jacket has multiple pockets for your stuff. It’s super comfortable to wear too. It comes in four sizes, so it’s suitable for everyone.
If you get chilly after your workout or fall into the water, this jacket will warm you up in no time. It’s a must-have for all SUP enthusiasts!
Save time and effort inflating your paddle board with Bluefin’s Electric Pump. This pump is fast and efficient, inflating your board in just a few minutes. It also comes with a range of adapters to fit different valve types.
The pump is really strong and easy to use with big buttons. You can adjust the pressure on the display by pushing the plus or minus button. The pump has a display that shows the pressure in the bar or PSI.
Once you set the desired pressure, the pump automatically switches to position two once the board reaches the first pressure. It turns off when fully inflated, which usually takes about 10-15 minutes, depending on the board size and pressure needed.
The pump has various attachments and comes with two plugs, one for the car’s 12v plug and one for the battery. However, it doesn’t include an extra cable for the regular plug, which would have been a nice addition.
The Bluefin Electric Pump is a game-changer for anyone who wants to save time and energy when inflating their paddle board. It’s super speedy, efficient, and user-friendly. Just plug it into your car or use the battery, select your desired pressure, and voila!
The pump comes with various attachments and turns off automatically when the board is fully inflated.
Capture your paddling adventures with Bluefin’s Camera. This waterproof camera is designed to withstand the elements and can capture both photos and videos.
Easily attach your camera to your paddle board with Bluefin’s Universal Camera Mount. This mount can be attached to any board and is adjustable to different camera sizes and angles.
Transform your paddle board into a kayak with Bluefin’s Kayak Kit. This kit includes a detachable seat and backrest, adjustable footrests, and a kayak paddle, making it easy to switch between paddling styles.
Improve your paddling performance with Bluefin’s Fins. These detachable fins come in different shapes and sizes and are designed to provide stability and maneuverability.
The Bluefin Large Box Fin is perfect for divers who want maximum power and propulsion. These fins are designed to be stiff and durable, with a large box shape that generates more force with each kick. The comfortable foot pocket and open-heel design make them easy to wear with diving boots.
The Bluefin Large Smart Lock Fin is a high-tech option for divers who want ultimate control and precision. These fins feature a smart lock system that allows you to adjust the blade angle for maximum efficiency.
The ergonomic foot pocket provides a comfortable and secure fit, while the large blade surface area offers excellent propulsion.
The Bluefin Small Smart Lock Fin is a versatile option for divers who want a lightweight and compact fin that still offers excellent performance.
These fins feature the same smart lock system as the larger version, allowing you to adjust the blade angle for optimal efficiency. The small size and lightweight design make them ideal for travel or diving in tight spaces.
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.
➡️ a plethora of super-practical Bluefin accessories to make your SUP experience even better!
In my opinion, a much clearer distinction is not possible.
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.
Thanks for the review, but it is unavailable on Amazon, can you please provide another link to buy it?
Thanks for your comment! Where are you from? It depends on the location, can you not order on the Bluefin website?
Wonderful Article – Appreciated your thoughts!
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.