Fanatic is of course a very big and well known brand in the Stand Up Paddle world. The brand exists since 1981 and has been delivering high quality products for decades. In all these years they have become one of the leading brands in water sports and continue to research and improve their products, to be able to offer the best gear available on the market.
This brand has a huge collection of paddle boards, both inflatable and hardboards. On this page I will only go over the inflatable boards, as this is already a huge range to cover and as you know I prefer inflatable paddle boards.
Besides these Fanatic also offers foiling boards and a huge variety of paddles, which can also be interesting for anyone looking for high quality boards and accessories. A very popular brand in the paddling world for a lot of reasons.
Stubby Air 8’6″ Board length: 8’6 / 259 cm Board width: 29.5″ / 74.9 cm Board thickness: 4.5″ / 11.5 cm Board volume: 178L Board weight: 8.95 kg Max. capacity: 90 kg Color: Red | Grey
The Stubby Air 8’6″ is more of a surfing board, even though Fanatic calls it All Around. Recommended for going to the ocean and catching some waves with high agility, but not recommended for longer tours where you are mostly looking for stability.
Fly Air Board sizes: 9’8 / 295 cm – 10’4 / 315 cm – 10’8 / 325 cm Board width: 32″ / 81.3 cm – 33″ / 83.8 cm – 34″ / 86.4 cm Board thickness: 4.5″ / 11.5 cm – 5.5″ / 14 cm – 5.5″ / 14 cm Board volume: 213 L – 284 L – 306 L Board weight: 7.70 kg – 8.15 kg – 8.55 kg Max. capacity: 85 kg – 95 kg – 105 kg
The Fly Air is the lighter and cheaper version of the Fly Air Premium. Less layers of material so lighter, but a bit less durable than the premium version and it includes a regular backpack instead of a wheely backpack.
Great for your first paddle board, to find out if you like the sport on a board of good quality.
Diamond Air Board sizes: 9’8 / 295 cm – 10’4 / 315 cm Board width: 32″ / 81.3 cm – 33″ / 83.8 cm Board thickness: 4.5″ / 11.5 cm – 5.5″ / 14 cm Board volume: 213 L – 284 L Board weight: 8.15 kg – 8.65 kg Max. capacity: 90 kg – 95 kg
The Fanatic Diamond Air is a board especially for the ladies. Not only a board with an amazing look and sturdiness, but also a great performance and stability.
Comes with a matching wheely backpack and of course the reliable Fanatic Pump which we have featured in our article The Best SUP Pumps.
Ray Air Board sizes: 11’6” / 350.5cm – 12’6″ / 381cm Board width: 31″ / 78.7 cm – 32″ / 81.3 cm Board thickness: 6″ / 15 cm Board volume: 299 L – 339 L Board weight: 7.90 kg – 9.25 kg Max. capacity: 110 kg – 120 kg
The Fanatic Ray Air is the lighter and cheaper version of the Ray Air Premium. Less layers of material so lighter, but a bit less durable than the premium version and it includes a regular backpack instead of a wheely backpack. Great for your first paddle board, to find out if you like the sport on a board of good quality.
Ray Air Pocket Board size: 11’6 / 350.5 cm Board width: 31″ / 78.7 cm Board thickness: 6″ / 15 cm Board volume: 299 L Board weight: 8.5 kg Max. capacity: 100 kg Color: Green / Grey
The Fanatic Ray Air Pocket is a convenient 11’6 touring board that offers a good combination of stability and speed.
Suitable to go on longer tours on your own and with 8.5 kg this board is light and easy to carry along.
Diamond Air Touring Board size: 11’6 / 350.5 cm Board width: 31″ / 78.7 cm Board thickness: 6″ / 15 cm Board volume: 299 L Board weight: 8.85 kg Max. capacity: 90 kg Color: Pink
The Fanatic Diamond Air Touring is the ladies version of the touring board series. Women who want to go out on the water in style and paddle for longer trips have the perfect board here.
Not just a beautiful design and color, but also offers great performance.
Ripper Air Touring Board size: 10′ / 304.8 cm Board width: 26″ / 66 cm Board thickness: 4.5″ / 11.5 cm Board volume: 180 L Board weight: 6.65 kg Max. capacity: 65 kg Color: Red / Orange
The Ripper Air Touring is a touring paddle board especially for children. Often brands only release an all-around paddle board for kids, but Fanatic has taken the effort to also develop a special touring board for them. Easy to control and keep stability, so they can enjoy paddling every time.
Falcon Air Board sizes: 12’6″ x 26.5″ / 381 cm x 67.3 cm – 12’6″ x 29″ / 381 cm x 73.7 cm – 14′ x 26.5″ / 426.7 cm x 67.3 cm – 14′ x 29″ / 426.7 cm x 73.7 cm Board thickness: 6″ / 15 cm Board volume: 280 L – 296 L – 312 L – 333 L Board weight: 10.30 kg – 10.45 kg – 11.30 kg – 11.50 kg Max. capacity: 85 kg – 95 kg – 85 kg – 100 kg
The Fanatic Falcon Air is available in 4 different sizes and because of the sleek form and long pointy shape it is very suitable for paddle board racing.
Because of this shape there is less resistance from the water and you can cut through it fast and easily. Recommended for everyone looking for a challenge.
The Fanatic Viper Air Premium is the highest quality windsurfing board in the series, which also can be used for normal paddling when no sail has been attached to the board.
Great for learning windsurfing and a very stable board, with 2 fins to make it easier to stay your course.
Viper Air Board size: 11′ / 335.3 cm Board width: 33.5″ / 85.1 cm Board thickness: 6″ / 15 cm Board volume: 355 L Board weight: 9.55 kg Max. capacity: 100 kg Color: Green Recommended sail size: Up to 8.0 M²
The Fanatic Viper Air is the lighter and cheaper version of the Viper Air Premium. Less layers of material so lighter, but a bit less durable than the premium version and it includes a regular backpack instead of a wheely backpack. Very affordable for windsurfing beginners.
Fanatic River Paddle Boards
Rapid Air Board size: 9’6 / 289.6 cm Board width: 36″ / 91.4 cm Board thickness: 6″ / 15 cm Board volume: 324 L Board weight: 13.75 kg Max. capacity: 100 kg Color: Yellow / Grey / Black
The Fanatic Rapid Air is for those who are seeking adventures on rivers and wilder waters. A rigid board that offers some agility because of the shorter length than normal, but extra width so you can still stay stable even on the wildest waters. Conquer those whitewater streams and feel the rush with this board.
Rapid AirTouring Board size: 11′ / 335.3 cm Board width: 34″ / 86.4 cm Board thickness: 6″ / 15 cm Board volume: 330 L Board weight: 14.70 kg Max. capacity: 120 kg Color: Yellow / Grey / Black
The Rapid AirTouring is the longer and less wide version of the board above. Less resistance in the wilder waters to even go through the white water rapids on higher speeds and with less stability than the Rapid Air. For the real daredevils that fear nothing and want to race through the wild rivers.
Fanatic Family Paddle Boards
Fly Air XL Board size: 17′ / 518.2 cm Board width: 60″ / 152.4 cm Board thickness: 8″ / 20 cm Board volume: 1350 L Board weight: 33.10 kg Max. capacity: 5 – 7 people Color: Green / Grey / Black
The Fly Air XL is the biggest board in the Fanatic paddle board range, suitable for big groups of friends or a whole family. Able to carry from 5 up to 7 people, depending on the weight, you will surely have an amazing paddling adventure together!
Tandem Air Board size: 16′ / 487.6 cm Board width: 34″ / 86.4 cm Board thickness: 6″ / 15 cm Board volume: 505 L Board weight: 18.45 kg Max. capacity: +- 4 people Color: Green / Grey / Black
The Tandem Air is a truly special board and the only board I have seen where two windsurfing rigs can be attached.
So you can go out windsurfing on the same board together, how much cooler than that could it possibly get!?
Fanatic Yoga Paddle Boards
Fly Air Fit Board size: 10’6 / 320 cm Board width: 34″ / 86.4 cm Board thickness: 5.5″ / 14 cm Board volume: 300 L Board weight: 8.65 kg Max. capacity: 110 kg
The Fly Air Fit is a great and stable board to practice all your Yoga exercises on. But because of the sporty shape it can also be used for normal paddling very well.
For those who want to do Yoga poses on their paddle board with extra stability, but also like to paddle around.
Air Mat Board size: 8’2 / 248.9 cm Board width: 36″ / 91.4 cm Board thickness: 6″ / 15 cm Board volume: 343 L Board weight: 8.95 kg Max. capacity: 120 kg
The Air Mat is basically your normal Yoga mat for exercises, but now you can do your exercises while floating on the water and enjoying the nature. Not so great for normal paddling because of the high water resistance, but optimal stability to pull off even difficult Yoga positions.
Included with the purchase of a Fanatic Paddle Board
Fanatic Backpack – Included with most standard single rider boards – Premium single rider boards get a wheely backpack instead – Comes in 3 different sizes, depending the board you are getting – Matches the color of the board you are purchasing
The Fanatic Backpack is a great accessory that comes with most of the standard single rider boards. Paddle shoulder straps for easy transport and a convenient zipper for easy opening and closing. The wheely version that comes with the premium boards is of even higher quality and can easily be taken along any trip.
Fanatic Power Pump – Included with every paddle board – Depending on the board you get an HP2 or HP8 pump – High quality double action pump, so you can inflate your board twice as fast – Ergonomical hand grip and comfortable foot pad for easing pumping
With the well known Fanatic Power Pump you can inflate your board within a short time without having to completely exhaust yourself.
Because of the double action system you can inflate the board at a high speed, to finish the last part on the single action for lighter pumping.
Frequently Asked Questions about Fanatic Paddle Boards
Which boards are in the 2021 collection of Fanatic Paddle Boards?
Stubby Air, Fly Air, Fly Air Premium, Fly Air Pocket, Diamond Air, Ripper Air, Rapid Air, Rapid Air Touring, Falcon Air, Viper Air, Ripper Air Windsurf, Fly Air Fit, Tandem Air, Fly Air XL
What is the largest Fanatic Paddle Board?
The largest board is the Fly Air XL with a size of 17′ / 518 cm x 60″ / 152.4 cm x 8″ / 20 cm.
How durable is a Fanatic paddle board?
Fanatic paddle boards are very sturdy and can withstand a lot of use and can be used for many years if taken care of well.
Is there a specific Fanatic paddle board for SUP surfing?
Yes, the Stubby Air 8’6″ is a smaller board by this brand that is made especially for carving the waves and following the water.
Which Fanatic paddle board is best for children?
The Ripper Air 7’10 is a small Fanatic paddle board made especially for children. Because of the smaller size it is easier for them to learn how to paddle as they have more control than on a regular size board.
The Ripper Air Touring is a smaller touring board especially for children, for those who want to go on longer trips.
Which Fanatic paddle board is the most popular?
The Fly Air paddle board is the most popular board of the collection and is sold worldwide.
What is included when you purchase a Fanatic paddle board?
With every single rider Fanatic paddle board (so not the multi-person boards), besides the board with the fins there are a Fanatic Backpack and a Fanatic Power Pump included. The size and color of the backpack depends on the paddle board you purchase, the same goes for the strength of the pump.
Do you get a paddle when you purchase a Fanatic paddle board?
No, a paddle needs to be purchased separately
Which Fanatic paddle boards are suitable for windsurfing?
The Viper Air, Viper Air Premium, Ripper Air WS and Tandem Air are suitable for windsurfing. The Tandem Air even has the option to attach two sails, so you can go out windsurfing together on the same board!
Does Fanatic make Yoga paddle boards?
Yes! The Fanatic Fly Air Fit and Fanatic Air Mat are great for going out into the nature and practice your Yoga poses outside.
Which Fanatic paddle board is best for racing?
The Fanatic Falcon Air is the sleekest and fastest board for racing in the Fanatic collection. The board is available in 4 different sizes, depending on how much speed and stability you are looking for.
Which Fanatic paddle board is best for wilder waters?
For wilder waters the Fanatic Rapid Air or Rapid Air Touring are best to conquer wild rivers and white waters.
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