The Story Behind Glide SUP

“Do The Right Thing” is Glide SUP’s commitment to all of their customers to run a SUP business that is environmentally friendly. This is to ensure that they are focused not only on the needs and desires of paddlers but also on ensuring that the materials they use are environmentally friendly. They’ve dedicated themselves to making paddleboards that are eco, perform well, and meet the wants and needs of every paddler.

The Glide SUP board is made in the United States in Salt Lake City, which means that the paddleboards were designed by following the EPA’s strict guidelines.

The Glide SUP Collection of 2022

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Did You Know? Ken Discroll, a professional kayaker, decided to paddle in a 50-foot waterfall in 2008. To cut a long story short, he was injured and broke his back while doing so. It took him a long time to recover, and he eventually decided to stop kayaking due to his injury.

Ken went on to become a whitewater paddleboard pioneer, designing a new SUP board that is specifically optimized for Class V rapids and inventing a polymer coating.

He met new business partners in northern California and was inspired by Discroll’s traditional SUP DESIGNS, which led to the formation of the GLIDE, which has thrived since then.

The O2 Retro Paddleboard is Glide’s best-selling inflatable paddleboard! Because of its versatility and extra stability, this is an excellent SUP board in the All-Around category. It can be used to surf, paddle in flat water, and as a fitness paddleboard all at the same time.

The Glide SUP also offers the Following Paddleboard:

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Inflatable Paddleboards

  • O2 Retro
  • O2 ANGLER INFLATABLE FISHING PADDLE BOARD
  • O2 LOTUS INFLATABLE SUP YOGA PACKAGE
  • O2 LOCHSA INFLATABLE SUP FOR WHITEWATER
  • O2 QUEST INFLATABLE TOURING PADDLE BOARD PACKAGE

Hard Paddleboards

  • RETRO GLIDE SUP
  • LOTUS HARDBOARD FOR PADDLE BOARD YOGA
  • QUEST GLIDE SUP

Glide SUP O2 Retro

Glide SUP O2 Retro GLIDE SUP
Glide SUP O2 Retro GLIDE SUP

The Glide O2 Retro features vibrant colors and graphics! The name “retro” implies that this SUP board is like a vintage pop that attracts riders, especially when out on the water. This paddle board is ideal for paddlers who want to carry a lot of weight (400 lbs).

I have tested this SUP personally and if you want to find out more, read my review!

If you’re looking for a colorful paddle board that’s also great for fitness/yoga and is pet-friendly, this is the paddleboard for you! At the same time, the SUP Glide O2 Retro is ideal for beginners!

Pro’s

  • Quick to pump.
  • Long cable with a storage place in the pump.
  • Handle with a pump.
  • Extra adapter for when you don’t have a 12v plug in the car.

Cons

  • No extra adapter pieces for other inflatable things.
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Glide-O2-Retro-Paddle-Board
Length: 10’6
Width: 33″
Thickness: 6″
PSI: 15 PSI recommended
Weight: 23 lbs
Carrying capacity: 400 lbs
Stability: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Includes: Paddle, Leash, Backpack, SUP Pump, Kayak Seat

Good For

Calm lakes, flatwater paddling, fitness, surfing, Class I or II river rapids

Glide SUP 02 Angler Inflatable Fishing Paddleboard

Glide SUP 02 Angler Inflatable Fishing Paddleboard
Glide SUP 02 Angler Inflatable Fishing Paddleboard

Looking for a Paddleboard for Fishing? The Glide inflatable Angler paddleboard will solve all of your fishing problems! This SUP board has a flat bottom that provides maximum stability for the best catch! It has a maximum carrying weight of 500 pounds, four-deck mounts for accessories, and bungees for storing all of your gear or fishing equipment!

It is a tough paddleboard that employs Fusion Technology. You are also welcome to bring your pet! If you have a large weight and enjoy fishing, the Glide SUP O2 Angler is an excellent choice!

Pro’s

  • Quick to pump.
  • Manual and a handle with the pump.
  • Long cable with a storage place in the pump.
  • Extra adapter for when you don’t have a 12v plug in the car.

Cons

  • No extra adapter pieces for other inflatable things.
Glide SUP 02 Angler Inflatable Fishing Paddleboard
Glide SUP 02 Angler Inflatable Fishing Paddleboard
Length: 11′
Width: 36″
Thickness: 6″
PSI: 15 PSI recommended
Weight: 25 lbs
Carrying capacity: 500 lbs
Stability: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Fishing: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Includes: Paddle, Leash, Backpack, SUP Pump, Kayak Seat

Good for:

Large Riders, and for calm lakes and bays, SUP Fishing, flatwater paddling.

02 Lotus Inflatable SUP Yoga

02 LOTUS INFLATABLE SUP YOGA
02 LOTUS INFLATABLE SUP YOGA

The Glide O2 Lotus paddleboard is both a stable SUP board and a stable platform. This gives you more room to practice your yoga poses while also making it easier to paddle. The Glide SUP O2 Lotus Yoga is ideal for paddling with friends.

The paddleboard’s stiffness and performance are enhanced by Fusion Technology. One of the best Yoga SUP boards that are also reasonably priced in comparison to other Yoga SUP boards!

Pro’s

  • Quick to pump.
  • Manual and a handle with the pump.
  • Long cable with a storage place in the pump.
  • Extra adapter for when you don’t have a 12v plug in the car.

Cons

  • No extra adapter pieces for other inflatable things.
02 LOTUS INFLATABLE SUP YOGA
02 LOTUS INFLATABLE SUP YOGA
Length: 10′
Width: 35″
Thickness: 6″
PSI: 12-15 PSI recommended
Weight: 25 lbs
Carrying capacity: 400 lbs
Stability: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Yoga: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Includes: Paddle, Leash, Backpack, SUP Pump, Kayak Seat, Fin, Repair Kit

Good For

SUP Yoga, Fitness, Flatwater paddling on lakes and harbors

O2 Lochsa Inflatable SUP For Whitewater 

O2 Lochsa Inflatable GLIDE SUP
O2 Lochsa Inflatable GLIDE SUP

This Glide SUP board was designed by a professional paddler with 25 years of whitewater experience. The paddleboard’s name, “Lochsa River,” means “rough waters,” and it is designed to withstand rough waters.

The O2 Lochsa Inflatable paddleboard has Fusion technology, which provides stiffness and great performance on the water.

Pro’s

  • Quick to pump.
  • Manual and a handle with the pump.
  • Long cable with a storage place in the pump.
  • Extra adapter for when you don’t have a 12v plug in the car.

Cons

  • No extra adapter pieces for other inflatable things.
O2 Lochsa Inflatable SUP For Whitewater 
O2 Lochsa Inflatable SUP For Whitewater 
Length: 10′
Width: 36″
Thickness: 6″
PSI: 25 PSI recommended
Weight: 28 lbs
Carrying capacity: 400 lbs
Stability: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Speed/touring: ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Includes: Paddle, Leash, Backpack, SUP Pump, Kayak Seat, Fin, Repair Kit

Good For

Experienced paddleboarders who enjoy the river’s extreme challenges. Whitewater kayakers and large riders looking to learn to paddleboard on a wider and more stable SUP board.

02 Quest Inflatable Touring Paddleboard

02 QUEST INFLATABLE TOURING GLIDE SUP
02 Quest Inflatable Touring Paddleboard

The Glide SUP Quest Paddleboard is made for the adventurer in you! It has a sleek design that effortlessly cuts through the water! Because of its narrow nose and tail, the Glide SUP Quest is the fastest inflatable board! It has a pin tail that allows every rider to make quick turns. If you want to paddle long distances, the Glide Quest SUP is the best option!

Pro’s

  • Quick to pump.
  • Manual and a handle with the pump.
  • Long cable with a storage place in the pump.
  • Extra adapter for when you don’t have a 12v plug in the car.

Cons

  • No extra adapter pieces for other inflatable things.
02 Quest Inflatable Touring Paddleboard
02 Quest Inflatable Touring Paddleboard
Length: 12′
Width: 30″
Thickness: 6″
PSI: 25 PSI recommended
Weight: 23 lbs
Carrying capacity: 400 lbs
Stability: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Speed/touring: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Includes: Paddle, Leash, Backpack, SUP Pump, Kayak Seat, Fin, Repair Kit

Good For

This is ideal for experienced paddlers interested in SUP racing and paddling in flatwater over long distances.

Hard Paddleboards

Retro Glide SUP 

Retro Glide SUP

The Retro Glide SUP is a traditional surfboard design. You can cruise on your local lake and use this as a whitewater and ocean surfboard at the same time. This classic Glide SUP board will never expire! The Glide SUP Retro is a hard paddleboard that can run up to class II whitewater or in the ocean and will provide you with a day of fun!

Pro’s

  • Quick to pump.
  • Manual and a handle with the pump.
  • Long cable with a storage place in the pump.
  • Extra adapter for when you don’t have a 12v plug in the car.

Cons

  • No extra accessories included.
  • No storage bag.
Retro Glide SUP 
Retro Glide SUP 
$1,299.00
in stock
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Length: 10’6″
Width: 31.5″
Thickness: 4 1/2″
Weight: 26 lbs
Carrying capacity: 210 lbs
Stability: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Fishing: ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Speed/touring: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Includes: No additional accessories are included

Good For

Perfect for riders who want to surf at an extreme level in flatwater or the ocean!

There is a second version of this board with a green pad that has the following specs:

O2 RETRO 11'6" GLIDE SUP
O2 RETRO 11’6″ GLIDE SUP
$1,299.00
in stock
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Length: 11’6″
Width: 32.5″
Thickness: 4 5/8″
Weight: 28 lbs
Carrying capacity: 250 lbs
Stability: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Fishing: ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Speed/touring: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Includes: No additional accessories are included

Good For

Perfect for riders who want to surf at an extreme level in flatwater or the ocean!

Lotus Hardboard Paddleboard Yoga

LOTUS HARDBOARD GLIDE SUP

The Lotus Glide SUP paddleboard has excellent stability and provides a smooth paddling experience! This hardboard is intended to provide a better platform for Yoga! One of the many benefits of this SUP is that it is portable, durable, and easy to store. Because it is coated with GSS, it also has the best construction. If you’re s yogi looking for a stable and hard paddleboard, this one is for you!

Pro’s

  • Quick to pump.
  • Manual and a handle with the pump.
  • Long cable with a storage place in the pump.
  • Extra adapter for when you don’t have a 12v plug in the car.

Cons

  • No extra accessories included.
  • No storage bag.
LOTUS HARDBOARD FOR PADDLE BOARD YOGA
Lotus Hardboard Paddleboard Yoga
Length: 10′
Width: 35″
Thickness: 5″
Weight: 29 lbs
Carrying capacity: 250 lbs
Stability: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Fishing: ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Yoga: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Includes: No additional accessories are included

Good For

Preferred by riders who enjoy working out and practicing yoga!

Quest Glide SUP

Quest Glide SUP

A touring paddleboard, the Quest Hard Board Glide SUP. This rigid SUP board is of high quality! It is stable, fast, and has cargo space due to the bungees that allow you to store some of your valuables while paddling. Even though this is a rigid SUP board, the updated version is lighter, making it easier to use and transport!

Pro’s

  • Quick to pump.
  • Manual and a handle with the pump.
  • Long cable with a storage place in the pump.
  • Extra adapter for when you don’t have a 12v plug in the car.

Cons

  • No extra accessories included.
  • No storage bag.
Quest Glide SUP
Quest Glide SUP
$1,299.00
in stock
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Length: 12’6
Width: 30″
Thickness: 7″
Weight: 34 lbs
Carrying capacity: 240 lbs
Stability: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Speed/Touring: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Yoga: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Includes: No additional accessories are included

Good For

Touring and Yoga predominantly

Godspeed MK.II Glide SUP 

GODSPEED MK. II glide SUP
GODSPEED MK. II GLIDE SUP

The Godspeed Glide SUP is the high-performance touring/racer paddleboard in the Glide collection! This board’s most recent update makes it more stable while paddling quickly and smoothly! If you’re looking for a lightweight and super-fast SUP board, this is the one! This is a limited edition of Glide SUP boards, so you should decide quickly whether this is the right SUP board for you before it is sold out!

Pro’s

  • Quick to pump.
  • Manual and a handle with the pump.
  • Long cable with a storage place in the pump.
  • Extra adapter for when you don’t have a 12v plug in the car.

Cons

  • No extra accessories included.
  • No storage bag.
$1,599.00
in stock
Glidesup.com
Length: 12’6
Width: 28″
Thickness: 8″
Weight: 25 lbs
Carrying capacity: 260 lbs
Stability: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Speed/Touring: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Yoga: ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Includes: No additional accessories are included

Good For

This is a touring and racing SUP board

Conclusion

Since 2010, Glide SUP Boards has been producing the best high-performance and long-lasting paddleboards! Over the years, the Glide Company has produced paddleboards while also becoming innovative.

They make certain that they value their customers’ needs and desires! Glide SUP has been in the industry for a long time and is without a doubt one of the best brands when it comes to creating exceptional paddleboards! The Glides’ performance and durability will keep you wanting to get out on the water more!

Do you have any Glide SUP boards? If so, tell us about your favorite board from the brand and why it is recommended in the comments section below! We’d love to hear about your personal experience! Also, follow us on Instagram and Facebook for more news and updates on your favorite boards.

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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 :)