Bluefin Sprint Carbon: The Ultimate Racing SUP

Overview
Touring
9.4
9.4
Our score
Stability
9
Design
10
Performance
10
Price/Quality ratio
9
Supplied accessories
9

Bluefin Sprint Carbon: The Speed&Stability You’re Looking For

You will see various paddleboard brands that are well-known in the industry if you are new to paddling. Bluefin is one of these brands. Since I began paddleboarding, I have been a fan of this company, and guess what? One of the brands that I wholeheartedly endorse is this one.

This company has a strong reputation because they manufacture paddleboards of excellent quality. This company’s paddleboards have received favorable reviews from many pros in the industry, which is why people love them. With the SUP boards they release and the high-quality accessories they include, they have evolved into a very innovative company over time.

Alright, that’s enough chit-chat for now. Let’s get started with the review!

Most suitable for:

It’s most suited for advanced paddlers looking for a board for adventurous touring and thrilling racing experiences.

Of course, you don’t always have to race when using this board!

Bluefin Sprint Carbon
The tall giant and me!

A refined and sophisticated touring SUP is the Bluefin Sprint Carbon 14″! It has been updated completely along with its accessories. With more space for gear storage for paddling trips, this paddleboard will give you excellent stability.

Because of the high-quality materials used, the fantastic accessories, and the reasonably priced paddleboard for all that you get, the Bluefin Sprint carbon is one of the most attractive SUP boards on the market right now.

Pro’s

  • Enhanced Special Features
  • Stiff and durable construction
  • Uses US Central Fin Box
  • Numerous Accessories Included
  • Numerous D-rings to attach extra accessories
  • With Universal action mount
  • Great Power, Speed, and Performance
  • Stable SUP
  • Great SUP Pump (Triple Action Pump)
  • High-Quality Paddleboard and Accessories
  • SUP features were added
  • Backpack with wheels

Cons

  • Not for beginners
  • This SUP is always SOLD OUT!
  • The included carrying strap can’t be attached to the board
Bluefin Sprint Carbon
Bluefin Sprint Carbon Closeup

The performance it offers in the water will astound you as well. If you’re looking for a touring paddleboard, this is a fantastic choice. You can travel far at a great speed on the Bluefin Sprint Carbon, and there is enough room for your gears. The perfect ride would be on this stand-up paddleboard!

The best paddlers for this board are intermediate or experienced paddlers who are looking for extreme adventures and are willing to go above and beyond to get them.

Now I’ll let you in on the details and specifications of the Bluefin Sprint Carbon yoga board so you can see if this type of paddle board is suited to your needs. 

Specifications

length
Length
14' / 4.2 m
width
Width
30" / 77 cm
thickness
Thickness
6" / 16 cm
weight
Weight
28 lbs / 15 kg
rider weight
Max Rider Weight
420 lbs / 190 kg
air pressure
Max Air Pressure
12-15 PSI
colour options
Board type
Racing
skill
Skill
Advanced

Show me some ❤️ and watch my unboxing video of the Sprint Carbon!
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Primary use
Touring/Racing

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Speed on the water
The Bluefin Sprint carbon is made with a sporty speed for long distances. The paddleboard’s increased length and decreased width improved its gliding characteristics, which improved performance. A great elongated SUP design on the SUP provides excellent directional stability with higher speed. 

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Transport
You won’t have any trouble moving your paddleboard with the help of the wheeled backpack that comes with the Bluefin Sprint Carbon! You can choose to carry your bag now, or you can just use the wheels. Although it also has a carrying strap, I was unable to use it with the Bluefin Carbon Sprint.

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Stability
The durability and stability of the Bluefin Sprint carbon are appealing because it gives you a good balance in the water. With a narrow, specialized shape that keeps you moving in straight lines and a pointed 14′ profile that glides through the waterline. The three fins also give the paddler more stability.

What Makes The Bluefin Sprint Carbon Stand Out?

Bluefin Sprint Carbon
Bluefin Sprint Carbon Front bungee system

If you enjoy racing or want to have an extremely adventurous experience on the water, the Bluefin Sprint Carbon is a great choice.

Special features have been added to the new & improved SUP in terms of functionality, aesthetics, and included accessories.

The FRS (Flex Reduction System) benefits from carbon-railing construction, which makes it stronger & sturdier than ever before. The SUP has a long-lasting design that makes it more durable.

Additionally, the Bluefin Sprint carbon uses ESL to create extremely durable UV-proof decks, and only Bluefin does this! This is best suited for experienced paddlers and is not for beginners. Its backpack now has wheels, so transporting it won’t be a problem.

This fantastic SUP comes with a 5-year warranty!

My own experience

Bluefin Sprint Carbon
Bluefin Sprint Carbon Fins

In my personal experience, the Bluefin Sprint Carbon was nicely and neatly packed when I started unboxing it. When the box is opened, the SUP accessories are located at the top.

The SUP comes with all necessary accessories, plus some extras like a repair kit and a waterproof phone case.

The board tilts backward when you lift it because the back carries more weight. It is quite heavy, as I felt it.

On the side of the board, there are two extra handles. Using these handles to lift it can be convenient. The board is well-made and has a lovely layout. White and blue have been used in a variety of hues. This is visually appealing for me personally.

The board has a ton of storage space under the bungee cords, which is very convenient. If you want to spend a weekend on the water, you can easily bring a tent in addition to a waterproof bag with extra clothing. Excellent for summertime adventures!

The board has a clean finish. Both glue remnants and loose-looking parts are absent. All components are neatly glued together and this has been carefully considered. The stability that the board offers is evident as soon as you step out onto the water. Concerning the length and width of the SUP, this is excellent. The 77 cm width of the board gives it a wide feel. The stability of the board is more crucial because it is nice and stable in the water and because the nose is not flat when paddling through waves. In summary, while the Bluefin Sprint Carbon paddleboard is heavier than average, it also provides a lot of stability while paddling.

It Offers the Ultimate Zen Experience

Bluefin Sprint Carbon
Bluefin Sprint Carbon in action!

A large center fin and a 2+1 fin setup are features of the Bluefin Sprint Carbon. The center fin is both a US fin box system and a smart lock system, making installation simple.

With the densest drop stitch pattern available and an ultra-tough UV-proofed deck, Bluefin creates rigid, long-lasting paddleboards. Additionally, PVC and Military Grade construction is used.

The Croco Diamond Deck pad + Kickpad on the Bluefin Sprint carbon is comfortable to step in, especially when out on the water, and provides additional grip and traction. At the very end of the board, there is a kick pad that will make it simple for you to carve sharp turns.

Additionally, the Bluefin Sprint carbon has 18 D-rings where you can attach an action mount and other paddling-related accessories. It has two cargo spaces, which are located in the paddleboard’s nose and tail.

High-quality accessories come with all the gear you could need for paddling or touring. The paddleboard comes with a five-year warranty.

Important Features

Bluefin Sprint Carbon
Bluefin Sprint Carbon back bungee system

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Setup

  • The majority of the standing area on the Deck pad is covered by an Anti-Slip EVA with diamond embossing and crocodile surface.
  • It has several D-rings, an action camera mount, a leash D-ring on the tail, and six D-rings for securing a kayak seat in the middle of the board.
  • The carrying strap is positioned precisely in the board’s center of mass. One person can carry the board using this.
  • When transporting the board or even taking a quick swim break on a SUP tour, the central carrying handle can double as a paddle holder.
  • There are four additional carrying handles on the Bluefin Sprint Carbon. These additional carry handles are fastened to the board’s left, right, nose (front), and tail (rear), respectively.
  • A sizable luggage net with additional neoprene straps is located in the front of the vehicle.
  • 2+1 Fin Setup that is fully detachable. There are three fins on the Bluefin Sprint Carbon.
  • In the back, the deck pad is elevated. It is simpler to turn if you shift some of your weight to the kick pad.
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Fins
There are 2+1 fins on the Bluefin Sprint carbon. US Box’s center fin and two smaller side fins for smart locks. The smart lock system makes it simple to install the smaller fins, and all three are detachable!

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Material
The bluefin Sprint carbon paddleboard is made of premium materials, making it sturdy and long-lasting. It is coated with UV resistance and has several thick PVC layers. The Bluefin also has its proprietary method of manufacturing the carbon rails known as the “FRS” or “Flex Reduction System,” which increases the stiffness and resilience of the board.

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Inflate / deflate
I had no trouble pumping the bluefin sprint carbon, and it is also a very powerful material. You can switch the pump from the middle chamber to the outer chamber and be ready to go on the water in less than five minutes.

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Warranty
There is a 60-day return policy and a 5-year warranty on the Bluefin Sprint Carbon Paddleboard.

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Design
The Bluefin Sprint carbon paddleboard is a simple but beautiful touring board in a shade of blue and turquoise, in my opinion. In addition to having a sporty claim, it is made with excellent workmanship and high-quality materials. This paddleboard is designed for those who enjoy taking on extreme aquatic adventures.


In the package

Paddle

Bluefin Sprint Carbon
Bluefin Sprint Carbon Whole Paddle

The three-piece adjustable paddle has a carbon fiber shaft that is both light and strong. The three-piece paddle’s attachment components are immobile. The blade is made of PVC and has a rubber edge to protect the board. It is a little larger than average.

Pump

What a wonderful pump! It is incredibly powerful, and the so-called triple action makes it simple to inflate the board. Pump as much air in as you can starting in position 1. Once you notice that it begins to get heavier, you can change the pump’s setting. The air can then only be blown in when you press the pump down, rather than in both directions. The final portion can be pressurized using just one tube.

Bluefin Sprint Carbon
Pumping my Bluefin Sprint Carbon

Leash

Bluefin Sprint Carbon
Bluefin Sprint Carbon Leash attached

A neoprene leash that is comfortable to use. It doesn’t bother you when you have the leash on for a long enough period.

Bluefin Sprint Carbon Leash
Bluefin Sprint Carbon Leash

Backpack

Board barely fits in a bag because it’s a little on the small side (in the height of the bag). The bag has enough room for everything to fit inside; the paddle can be neatly stored on the outside, and the small parts can fit in the front pocket. You will see wheels at the front of the bag. The lifting handle is now at the back of the bag; if it had been at the front, it would have been even easier to ride. The wheels and lifting handle are not well matched.

Bluefin Sprint Carbon Backpack
Bluefin Sprint Carbon Super Backpack on Wheels

Fins

Bluefin Sprint Carbon Fins
Bluefin Sprint Carbon Fins

Strong and easy to install, the fins. Utilizing the smart-lock system, the side fins are simply inserted. 

Bluefin Sprint Carbon Fins
Bluefin Sprint Carbon Attaching my fins

Repair Kit

Bluefin Sprint Carbon
Bluefin Sprint Carbon Repair kit

The repair kit included two extra pieces of PVC and a valve lever, but sadly no matching glue.

Waterproof Phone Case

Bluefin Sprint Carbon
Bluefin Sprint Carbon Phone Case

Almost any phone can fit inside the waterproof case because it is good and big enough.

Carry Strap

Bluefin Sprint Carbon
Bluefin Sprint Carbon Carry strap

The package’s included shoulder strap cannot be used with the board. There may be eyelets where the strap can be attached, but this does not provide a comfortable wearing surface.

Optional accessories (my must-haves – not included)

Here are two of my favorite accessories for this year. One for safety and one because I like to use my time wisely (like take pictures while my board inflates itself) 😋

outdoormaster-sup-pump

Outdoormaster Shark 2
My favorite Electric SUP pump among all. Buy it here and save 35% with code TOM35 today.

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Restube classic
Because extra safety measures never hurt anyone! Buy it here and save 10% with code SUPWORLD10 today.


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 Bluefin Aura Fit online

Bluefin Sprint Carbon
Bluefin Sprint Carbon Flexing minimally

“The Bluefin Sprint Carbon is a very good race board for advanced as well as sporty paddlers who like to go fast and cover long distances. The running characteristics of the board are very convincing due to the high stiffness and the elongated design. The construction with the carbon-reinforced rails and the many features is well thought out and the workmanship on a consistently high level.”

stand-up-paddling.org

“The 14’ Sprint is a premium touring board available at a mid-level price, and one of our favorite touring boards for 2020. The very stable paddleboard is more than able to support up to two adult paddlers, with minimal performance loss even as you hit the 425 lbs recommended weight capacity. The tracking and glide are fantastic on the 14’ Sprint Carbon, and we love how fast it is in the water without having to sacrifice too much maneuverability and stability. “

supboarguide.com

“The Bluefin 14 Sprint Carbon is an excellent touring paddle board with exceptional performance on the water. It combines superb tracking with remarkable speed and maneuverability. This is a package that will be enjoyed by experienced paddlers. The 14 Sprint Carbon is extremely solid and stable on the water. In a blind test, it would be easy for advanced paddlers to believe they were on a hard board. 

paddleboard trips

“So, is this a board for everyone? Not really. Beginners are likely to feel a lot more comfortable with a wider board like the Cruise. And those who want a SUP for playing around in the surf or teaching their kids how to paddle. But if you’re an intermediate/advanced paddler who enjoys getting to places quickly and efficiently, you won’t find a better iSUP on the market than the Sprint carbon. Whether you’re touring for a few days with camping gear or exploring an island, this is the best board for the job. “

stand-up-paddle-board.net

Frequently Asked Questions about the Bluefin Sprint Carbon

Bluefin Sprint Carbon
Bluefin Sprint Carbon in Action!

What PSI pressure setting should be used for the Bluefin Sprint Carbon 14′?

Pressure should be 12-15 PSI. 

Is the Bluefin Sprint Carbon 14′ beginner-friendly?

No. The Bluefin Sprint carbon is best suited for experienced or advanced paddlers.

What is the size of the Bluefin Sprint Carbon 14′?

Length: 14′ Width:  77 cm (30″) Thickness: 16 cm (6″)

What is the maximum carrying capacity of Bluefin Sprint Carbon 14′ SUP?

The maximum weight capacity for Bluefin Sprint Carbon is 190 kg (420 lbs)

What is included when purchasing the Bluefin Sprint Carbon 14′?

With the purchase of the Bluefin Sprint Carbon, you will receive several high-quality accessories, including a wheeled backpack, leash, paddle, SUP pump, two pairs of fins, and a waterproof phone case, carrying strap, and a repair kit.

What is the weight of the Bluefin Sprint Carbon 14′?

It weighs 17,8 kg (38 lbs).

How many fins does the Bluefin Sprint Carbon 14′ have?

It has 2 + 1 Fins. The center fins US Fin Box and 2 small fins.

Can you attach a kayak conversion kit to Bluefin Sprint Carbon 14′?

Yes! The Bluefin Sprint Carbon has 6 D-rings where you can easily attach a kayak conversion kit! 

How long is the warranty on the Bluefin Sprint Carbon 14′?

The Bluefin Sprint Carbon has a 5-year warranty and 60 days money-back guarantee. 

Does the Bluefin Sprint Carbon 14′ SUP have an action-camera mount?

Yes! You can easily mount your sports camera on its fixed mount and begin documenting your paddling adventure.

How many carry handles does the Bluefin Sprint Carbon 14′ have?

The board’s nose, tail, left, and right all have carry handles attached to them.

Is the Bluefin Sprint Carbon 14′ includes an electric SUP Pump?

No! But triple action pump gives a good job as I’ve tried it, and inflating the SUP was easy. 

How long does it take to inflate the Bluefin Sprint Carbon 14′?

Using the SUP Pump included in the package, I was able to inflate it in 4 minutes and 30 seconds. 

How many D-rings does the Bluefin Sprint Carbon 14′ have?

The Bluefin Sprint Carbon has 18-D rings! 

Bluefin Sprint Carbon
Bluefin Sprint Carbon Close up

Conclusion – Should I Buy this Board?

The Bluefin Sprint Carbon 14′ what is my final assessment? If you’re a paddler looking for an extreme water adventure, I highly recommend this paddleboard! It has excellent design, performance, and construction!

Bluefin has always met my expectations whenever they have introduced a new paddleboard or improved an existing SUP board. The Bluefin Sprint Carbon has a very athletic appearance and will provide you with the necessary speed. This is a top-of-the-line touring paddleboard with a mid-range price, but it will be worthwhile because it will give you the best experience on the water and is made with excellent craftsmanship, making it a sturdy and durable paddleboard. It tracks well and flies beautifully through the water. Additionally, this stable paddleboard has outstanding street and maneuverability.

The Bluefin Sprint Carbon paddleboard should be one of your options if you’re looking for a board that will give you an extreme experience. A fantastic touring paddleboard that also comes with top-notch extras. You can leave a comment below with any additional queries you may have about this paddleboard if you feel that I may have overlooked something in my review.

Please share your experience and how it went for you if you have this paddleboard with you. Other paddlers could use this information to determine whether the Bluefin Sprint Carbon is right for them. Thank you for staying the course through this review!



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Specifications

length
Length
14' / 4.2 m
width
Width
30" / 77 cm
thickness
Thickness
6" / 16 cm
weight
Weight
28 lbs / 15 kg
rider weight
Max Rider Weight
420 lbs / 190 kg
air pressure
Max Air Pressure
12-15 PSI
colour options
Board type
Racing
skill
Skill
Advanced

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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 :)