ISLE Surf and SUP is a big brand from the USA, active since 2004 and very focused on improving both inflatable paddle boards and epoxy paddle boards. Their current collection consists of 4 inflatable paddle boards and 6 hardboards. ISLE has a lot of knowledge about paddle boards and also offers a lot of buying guides and information about this.
Instead of making a huge collection of boards where a lot of boards overlap and have almost the same specs, they only focus on 10 core boards that have clear distinctions in between them. A lot better to get a clear overview and to make a choice between boards.
All their inflatable paddle boards are very popular, as for the hardboards mostly the ISLE Versa and Cruiser are searched and bought, mostly because these are the most all-around board in the hardboard collection.
An overview of the 2021 collection of ISLE SUP paddle boards below:
The ISLE SUP 2021 collection contains: (Click to scroll down the the specific board)
ISLE Explorer 11’6 Board length: 11’6 / 350.5 cm Board width: 32″ / 81.3 cm Board thickness: 6″ / 15.2 cm Board volume: 336L Board weight: 24 LBS / 10.89 kg Max. capacity: 300 LBS / 136 kg Color: Green / White / Blue
The ISLE Explorer 11’6 is the longest board together with the Voyager (Megalodon excluded ofc.) and is the most suited for longer touring and possible going out with a second person (keep the weight limit in mind) and taking along a pet or a child. Or for taking your camping gear in the two luggage cords.
ISLE Megalodon 12’/15′ Board length: 12′ / 15′ Board width: 45″ / 56″ Board thickness: 8″ – 20.3 cm Board volume: 584L / 730L Board weight: 34 LBS / 50 LBS – 15.4 kg / 22.7 kg Max. capacity: 650 LBS / 1050 LBS – 294.8 kg / 476.3 kg Color: White / Blue
The ISLE Megalodon has already been mentioned in my “Best Giant Paddle Boards” guide and offers fun for your family or a whole group of friends, depending on the size. One of the best boards for multiple persons on the market, but the availability isn’t very good so you have to be lucky!
ISLE Pioneer 10’6 Board length: 10’6 / 320 cm Board width: 34″ / 86.3 cm Board thickness: 6″ / 15.2 cm Board volume: 326L Board weight: 24 LBS / 10.89 kg Max. capacity: 285 LBS / 129.3 kg Color: White / Blue
The ISLE Pioneer 10’6 is a great inflatable Stand Up Paddle board for beginners and the most sold board in the ISLE collection. The extra wide platform offers a lot of stability so it is a lot easier to stay stable on the board. Less speed because of this, so not so interesting for advanced paddle boarders.
ISLE Scout 11′ Board length: 11′ / 335 cm Board width: 33″ / 83.8 cm Board thickness: 6″ / 15.2 cm Board volume: 345L Board weight: 21 LBS / 9.5 kg Max. capacity: 315 LBS / 142.9 kg Color: White / Blue
The ISLE Scout 11′ is the best board in the collection for SUP Yoga. The platform offers a lot of space and the extra width gives it a high stability to perform even the most difficult Yoga poses. Because of the quite high carrying capacity you should also be able to go out on the water together on this board.
ISLE Classic Surf 9’0 / 9’6 Board length: 9′ / 9’6 Board width: 29.25″ / 29.5″ Board thickness: 4.5″ / 11.4 cm Board volume: 134L / 142L Board weight: 18.5 LBS / 19.3 LBS – 8.4 kg / 8.8 kg Max. capacity: 185 LBS / 200 LBS – 83.9 kg / 90.7 kg Color: White / Blue
The ISLE Classic Surf is clearly a hardboard meant for catching waves and riding along with them. Because of the smaller size it is more agile and you can make quicker turns when needed. For a surfing board it is quite wide, giving it more stability. Still recommended for advanced paddlers only.
ISLE Cruiser 10’5 Board length: 10’5 / 317.5 cm Board width: 32″ / 81.3 cm Board thickness: 4.5″ / 11.4 cm Board volume: 175L Board weight: 24 LBS / 10.89 kg Max. capacity: 235 LBS / 106.6 kg Color: Orange / Blue / White
The ISLE Cruiser 10’5 is most popular together with the Versa and offers an all-around experience. An epoxy board with a soft outer layer for extra comfort and good grip. Perfect for beginners that don’t want to purchase an inflatable board but still want to conquer the waters on a stable board.
ISLE Glider 10’10 Board length: 10’10 / 330.2 cm Board width: 31″ / 78.7 cm Board thickness: 4.5″ / 11.4 cm Board volume: 181L Board weight: 25 LBS / 11.34 kg Max. capacity: 245 LBS / 111.13 kg Color: Orange / Blue / White
The ISLE Glider 10’10 is made out of a combination of epoxy and veneer, as you can see in the amazing wooden look. This gives the board a very good glide, so every stroke last for a longer time and you need to paddle less hard. Very suitable for reaching higher speeds on calm waters, but also can be used for catching waves.
ISLE Outpost 10’6 Board length: 10’6 / 320 cm Board width: 32″ / 81.3 cm Board thickness: 4.8″ / 12.2 cm Board volume:227L Board weight: 33 LBS / 14.97 kg Max. capacity: 265 LBS / 120.2 kg Color:White / Blue
The ISLE Outpost is a very durable board that will last you a long time. With the special layer of thermomolded polycarbonate this board is almost indestructible and is therefor very suitable for daily use through rental companies. Good stability and glide for beginners.
ISLE Versa 10’5 Board length: 10’5 / 317.5 cm Board width: 32″ / 81.3 cm Board thickness: 4.5″ / 11.4 cm Board volume: 175L Board weight: 26 LBS / 11.79 kg Max. capacity: 215 LBS / 97.5 kg Color: Orange / Blue / White
The ISLE Versa 10’5 is the most popular all-around hardboard on the SUP market. If you are a beginner that only wants to paddle on a hardboard, this is your best choice to get started. This board offers great glide and stability, so it could even be used for other purposes like Yoga.
ISLE Voyager 11’6 Board length: 11’6 / 350.5 cm Board width: 31″ / 78.7 cm Board thickness: 7.2″ / 18.29 cm Board volume: 280L Board weight: 29.5 LBS / 13.38 kg Max. capacity: 285 LBS / 129.3 kg Color: Green / White / Blue
The ISLE Voyager is the best hardboard for touring that is available. Because of the extra thickness it offers a lot of floating capacity and stability, the shape makes sure you can cut through the water for optimal glide. Two bungee cords so you can take all your gear with you, so also suitable for camping.
Included with the purchase of an ISLE Paddle Board
ISLE paddle boards are quite expensive, so you can imagine they also have some of the best accessories included. I will give you a quick overview of these accessories and tell you with which boards they are included.
ISLE Coiled SUP Leash Length: 8′ / 244 cm Keep your board close, especially when you fall off. Coiled, so will only extend when needed and not be in the way.
Included with: Every board except the Megalodon and the Classic Surf.
ISLE Hand Pump – Convenient PSI meter – Easily inflate your ISLE board to the recommended 12 PSI – Dual-action Height: 24.5″ – Switch between single and double action quickly – Ergonomic handgrip and footpad
Included with: All inflatable paddle boards in the ISLE collection.
ISLE iSUP Travel Bag In the iSUP Travel Bag you can store your deflated paddle board, your paddle, pump, fins and leash easily. Extra padded shoulders and safety straps for your chest and waist so you can be sure that the weight is equally divided.
Included with: All inflatable paddle boards in the ISLE collection except for the Megalodon. For this board a separate bag with wheels needs to be purchased.
Other accessories by ISLE
ISLE Day Bag – 5mm of water-resistant closed cell foam padding – Nose and tail reinforcement – Heat-reflective/resistant bottom material – Removable, non-slip shoulder strap – Ergonomic carry handle – External paddle straps – Internal storage compartment
With the ISLE Day Bag you can store your rigid paddle board in this handy bag so it will not get damaged during transport. Available in 10’6 and 11′, so you can always take your board along. Will not fit for the touring board, there is a different bag for that.
ISLE Touring Day Bag – 5mm water-resistant, closed cell foam padding – Tapered nose shape for snug fit – Nose and tail reinforcement – Heat-reflective/resistant bottom material – Removable, non-slip shoulder strap – Ergonomic carry handle – External paddle straps – Internal storage compartment
With the ISLE Day Bag you can store your rigid touring paddle board in this handy bag so it will not get damaged during transport. Extra padding so you can be sure even the pointy nose of your board will be safe.
Frequently Asked Questions about ISLE Paddle Boards
What is the largest ISLE paddle board?
The largest board is the Isle Megalodon 15′ with a size of 15′ / 457 cm x 56″ / 142.2 cm x 8″ / 20 cm.
How durable is an ISLE paddle board?
ISLE 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 ISLE paddle board for SUP surfing?
Yes, the Classic Surf 9’0 / 9’6 is a smaller board by this brand that is made especially for carving the waves and following the water.
Which ISLE paddle board is best for children?
ISLE doesn’t have a specific children’s board in their collection, but best for children to start paddling would be the Pioneer 10’6.
Which ISLE paddle board is the most popular?
The ISLE Pioneer is the most popular inflatable board by this brand, the ISLE Versa is the most popular hardboard in the collection.
What is included when you purchase an ISLE paddle board?
This depends on the type of board, but a paddle is always included and in most cases a leash too. With inflatable boards a pump and carrying bag are also included, except for the ISLE Megalodon.
Do you get a paddle when you purchase an ISLE paddle board?
Yes, a 3-piece carbon hybrid paddle is included with every inflatable paddle board, a 2-piece carbon hybrid paddle included with every rigid board.
What is the most expensive ISLE paddle board?
The most expensive ISLE paddle board is the ISLE Megalodon 15’0 board, with a current price of $1.295.
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