Nixy Monterey G4 Paddle Board Review: The Best Way to Have Fun on the Water

Overview
All-round
Touring
8
8
Our score
Stability
8
Design
9
Performance
8
Price/Quality ratio
7
Supplied accessories
8

New for 2022, Nixy Sports is a company that is known for its innovative and high-quality paddle boards. The NIXY Monterey G4 is purpose-built for touring and expedition paddle boarding. Weighing 25 pounds and supporting a maximum capacity of 400 pounds. This SUP includes 10 action mounts, 2 Scotty mounts, 18 d-rings, and 2 removable/adjustable bungee storage areas to utilize gear mounting options.

The Nixy Sports Monterey G4 paddle board is no exception. This paddle board is perfect for both beginners and experienced paddlers alike. Explore uncharted waters with the guarantee of this board’s double air chambers, and carry as much gear, extra weight, scuba equipment, or fishing equipment as you wish.

Monterey G4
Nixy Monterey G4

Here are some of the things that make the Nixy Sports Monterey G4 paddle board stand out:

The Nixy Sports Monterey G4 paddle board is made with a durable and lightweight carbon fiber construction. This makes it easy to transport and maneuver on the water. The Nixy Sports Monterey G4 paddle board comes with a comfortable EVA foam deck pad. This provides excellent traction and comfort while paddling, and it is equipped with a durable and reliable fin system. This makes it easy to track and maneuver in the water and comes with a convenient carry handle. This makes it easy to transport from one location to another.

So, this is an ideal option for anyone looking for a high-quality and durable paddle board. This paddle board is perfect for both beginners and experienced paddlers alike. With its comfortable deck pad, durable construction, and convenient carry handle.

Monterey G4 paddle board is an excellent choice for anyone looking for a paddle board that is easy to transport and maneuver.

In addition to NIXY’s standard carbon fiber rails, this is their first board to include dual air chambers for additional rigidity, safety, and performance.

Read More: Newport G4 Paddle Board

Pros and Cons of Nixy Sports Monterey G4

Pro’s

  • 2 Scotty mounts and 10 action mounts of lots of accessory possibilities
  • A comfortable deck pad that provides traction and comfort while paddling
  • Durable construction that can withstand years of use·     
  • Board has more space or storage room than any of the other Nixy board
  • Carbon Side Rails add extra rigidity and protection to the sides
  • Detachable fin system that makes transportation and storage easy
  • Excellent backpack, with a lot of space for your board + gear
  • Great all-around SUP for smaller paddlers or paddlers who want a very sporty, nimble SUP
  • Lightweight and easy to carry and maneuver.
  • The single best kit paddle I have seen to date – full carbon and has really a great feel
  • The value of the board is outstanding, considering the materials involved
  • Well-built quality construction – dual layer fusion + carbon fiber rails

Cons

  • Double chambers make the board a bit more difficult to fold
  • It will be somehow a bit slower in the water because of the 34” width
  • Limited nose cargo space. I would like to see them move the d-rings up more towards the nose of the board and expand the front bungee area.
  • The package will be heavier than your normal All-Around board
  • Would like to see the paddler holder revamped. The idea is somehow great, but the existing design tends to get in the way.

What Makes Nixy Sports Monterey G4 Stand Out

The Monterey G4 Expedition Paddle Board is our ultimate board for adventurers and travelers alike. Explore uncharted waters with the security of this board’s double air chambers, and carry as much extra weight, gear, fishing equipment, or scuba equipment as you wish. 

Monterey G4
Nixy Monterey G4

Made with remarkable stability in mind and excellent for carrying heavier gears, the Monterey G4 actually has reinforced carbon side rails. It then comes with 2 adjustable bungee tie-downs and also a space for 2 optional kayak seats.

Because of being very wide at 34″, it might not be fast, but I guarantee it is stiff, stable, and secure, making it ideal for long travel with tons of weight and, of course, fishing. To make sure it is extra durable, stable during touring, and rigid, the Nixy Monterey can be inflated to 15 PSI.

The Double Chamber Monterey Inflatable SUP is a touring and expedition board with numerous mounting brackets, offering you many adventure gear options. Built to last, this inflatable SUP board has a stable platform and 2 air chambers that offer added safety in a top-performing SUP. With maximum stability over flat water and an easier ride in choppier conditions. Great of all skill levels!

Read More: Nixy Huntington G4 Compact – The Complete Review

Specifications

length
Length
11'6" / 29.4 cm
width
Width
34″ / 86.3 cm
thickness
Thickness
15.2
weight
Weight
25 lbs / 11.3 kg
rider weight
Max Rider Weight
400 lbs / 181 kg
air pressure
Max Air Pressure
15 PSI
colour options
Board type
All-Around
skill
Skill
All-Around

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Primary use
The Monterey G4 Expedition is an excellent board with superior maneuverability from beginner paddlers to experts.

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Speed on the water
The Nixy Monterey G paddle board has a speed of 18 miles per hour on the water, making it one of the fastest paddle boards available. The board’s speed is extensively helped by the long board shape and its length of 11’6”, which hydrodynamics-wise makes it slicker or smoother to paddle across the water’s surface. 

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Transport
It is also incredibly lightweight, weighing in at only 25 pounds. This makes it easy to transport and store, making it the perfect choice for those who want to enjoy a fast and convenient ride.

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Stability
The Monterey G4 has some of the best stability, arguably the best of the Nixy sports line-up. The 34” and also the tri-fin set-up help with this, making it an excellent first-timer board if you have the budget. Its stability will be handy for the whole paddle board’s life as you can use this for fishing and tandem/ family use. 

My own experience

The Monterey G4 Expedition Paddle Board is our ultimate board for adventurers and travelers alike. Explore uncharted waters with the security of this board’s double air chambers, and carry as much extra weight, gear, fishing equipment, or scuba equipment as you wish.

While not the end-all test for board stiffness, the bend test provides a realistic idea of how the stand-up paddle board will respond to a set quantity of pressure. This can be duplicated evenly from board to board and give us factual information regarding a board’s willingness to flex under pressure. 

Monterey G4
Nixy Monterey G4

The bend test shows us that Nixy focuses on quality materials, as the Newport G4 performed really well.

The NIXY SUPs always have a lovely feel to them, and we have always thought that NIXY doesn’t skimp on the quality of PVC or the drop stitch inner core.

The bend test backs this up, and I also believe the carbon fiber rails add a bit of stiffness to the paddle board – at least an extra layer of PVC on the railings. As mentioned above, the 34” width gives the Monterey more stability than many all-around boards on the market that are usually 32” wide. This makes it an excellent board for beginners to get their feet wet in the world of paddle boarding.

Monterey G4
Nixy Monterey G4

While this SUP is built to go the extra mile in terms of board shape and accessory accessibility, it is still a great board for those who want to paddle more casually. The 34” stable platform allows you to quickly get your sea legs.

I would highly suggest this board to those who live near coastal conditions. Often chop can throw your balance off on thinner boards all-around boards. But with its 34” width and 11’6” length, it offers you that bigger platform to stand on, which is particularly ideal for taller or bigger paddlers.

However, Monterey has going for the tapered nose and tail. So although the middle section is quite wide, it tapers off so that it would still glide well. This board would be perfect for fishing or loading up with lots of gear or the kids.

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BuildInflatable Inflatableinflatable
SkillBeginner and IntermediateAll-AroundAll-Around
Price Price unknown $625.00
Score8.288.6
All-round
Touring
Surfing
Yoga

Nixy Sports Monterey G4 Important Features

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Fins
The fins on the Monterey G4 are ingeniously set up compared to multiple other competitors. There are typically 3 types of fin set-ups out there in some common boards.

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Material
• Military-grade PVC skin – this is the tough outer layer that protects the
board from dings, scratches, and UV rays. 
• High-density polyethylene foam core – this is the lightweight yet
durable material that gives the board its shape and stability.
• Neoprene deck pad – this comfortable and slip-resistant material
covers the top of the board, providing a great place to stand or sit while
paddling. 
• Stainless steel D-rings are used to attach the paddle leash, life jacket, or
other accessories to the board. 
• EVA foam rails – these soft foam strips run along the sides of the board
and help to protect it from impact. 

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Inflate / deflate
It only takes a few minutes to inflate your NIXY Monterey G04 paddle board with the electric pump. It takes approximately 15 minutes to inflate the board, using the same amount of time to deflate it. Just follow these simple steps:

• Attach the pump to the inflation valve on your paddle board.
• Plug in the pump and turn it on.
• Inflate your paddle board to the desired pressure. 
• Detach the pump from the valve and close it.

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Warranty
The company provides a 30-day risk-free return policy, which takes the worry out of your purchase if you find it not the right board. You may only pay return shipping, and they do not charge a restocking fee like some other brands. 

The NIXY Monterey G4 inflatable SUP board has a 30-day guarantee and a 2-year manufacturer’s warranty, including coverage for everything outwith the typical wear and tear of the SUP. Just always ensure to secure the proof of purchase for further documentation.

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Design
The NIXY Monterey G-Series is designed for the ultimate all-around SUP experience. It provides excellent stability and tracking for flatwater paddling while also handling small waves with ease. The versatile design makes it a great choice for beginners and experienced paddlers alike.

The board is constructed with a durable double-layer PVC skin and reinforced drop-stitch material. This ensures that the board is built to last while still being lightweight and easy to carry. The board’s deck is covered with a comfortable EVA foam pad, providing a nonslip surface for your feet.


In The Package: What’s In The Box

NIXY G4 Carbon Fiber Hybrid Paddle

Monterey G4
Nixy Monterey G4 Paddle

Monterey G4 also comes with a lightweight paddle that is actually a hybrid design. It features a carbon shaft, has 90 sq inches of nylon where the blade is, and weighs 1.54 pounds. The paddle comes apart in a 3-piece shaft to be put in the backpack’s side pockets. The length of the paddle is adjustable from 67” to 84”.

  • 3-piece adjustable carbon-fiber hybrid paddle
  • Comfortable T-grip
  • Floats
  • Length: 67” to 84”
  • Shaft Diameter: 28.5 mm
  • Weight: 1.54 lbs.
  • Wide nylon blade: 90 sq inches

NIXY G4 Typhoon Hand Pump

Monterey G4
Nixy Monterey G4 Pump

The Nixy Typhoon pump is one of the better manual pumps around and is a double-chambered triple action pump. 

It also features a knob that you can use to add the velocity of air that is put into the paddle board. As the pumping gets more difficult at around 9-10 PSI, you may want to switch to “Stage 3”. 

  • Accurate pressure gauge
  • 25” h x 13 ½” w x 5” dimension 
  • Dual-chamber high-pressure triple action hand pump
  • Folded dimensions: 25” h x 9” w x 6” d (63.5 cm x 22.86 cm x 15.24 cm) Inflates up to 29 PSI
  • Low pressure to high-pressure switches
  • Removable handles and foldable legs for portability
  • Weight: 4.37 lbs. (2 kg)

NIXY Hybrid Leash

Monterey G4
Nixy Monterey G4 Leash

The Nixy leash does its job of feeling so comfortable on your leg when you’re on long paddles and having slack to avoid getting in the way or feeling constricted. The Nixy hybrid leash is made of neoprene material on the inner part. At the same time, both attachment points have swivel bases so that the leash does not become tangled up. 

  • Deluxe ankle strap
  • Diameter: 7 mm
  • Hybrid coiled / Straight SUP leash specially designed for paddleboards
  • High-quality polyurethane cord
  • Length: 10’ (305 cm)
  • Stainless steel double swivels

NIXY G4 Backpack

Monterey G4
Nixy Monterey G4 Backpack

Why settle for a boring old backpack when you can have one that’s both stylish and functional? The NIXY G4 backpack is perfect for anyone who wants to keep their belongings safe and dry while they’re on the go. This backpack has everything you need to be prepared for anything with a water-resistant design and plenty of compartments. The comfortable straps and breathable back panel make it easy to carry, even when it’s packed to the brim.

  • 3-wheel heavy-duty backpack
  • Cargo hooks
  • Extra padded straps for comfort
  • Length: 39” (99 cm)
  • Pockets to insert shoulder straps
  • Thickness: 9” (22.86 cm)
  • Side pockets with drainage grommets
  • Weight: 5.75lbs. (2.6 kg)
  • Width: 17” (43.18 cm)

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 Nixy Sports Monterey G4 Paddle Board Online

“Fast shipping, well packaged, board has all the bells and whistles needed for fishing. Easy to inflate and deflate and store. Note something to consider if you plan to use an isup for fishing there basically has to be no wind or you will get blown all over the place much more than a kayak.”

nixysports.com

“Disclaimer, this is my first iSUP purchase, but I have gorged myself with YouTube iSUP reviews. I am 6’2” tall and weigh 210 lbs, I purchased this board to go with my 40lb 5yr old daughter in a kayak seat. Worked perfectly. The bag is durable and well build. I greatly appreciated the option to roll it on three wheels or wear as a back pack, although that would be a large back pack. I Inflated/deflated the board at home before our first trip. The three stage pump is fantastic but I would be lying if I didn’t say it is an 8 minute workout that will get your heart up. Be sure those valves are in the up position or all your air will escape when you remove the hose. Deflate and packing up takes less than 5 min and it easily fits back into the bag. The straps and D rings are well placed and my after market kayak seat strapped on perfectly. The fins are well made and easy to install. Note that three fins did make it difficult to turn. Turning on a dime is not an option with all three fins down, but maybe with only one it would turn easier. My daughter and I, some water and gear went on a 1 hr paddle and the board performed great. It is rigid, comfortable on the feet, and glides well. The paddle floats and I see no need to purchase a different one. I love the look, feel and function of this board. At this point I am happy with my purchase, but will come and update my review after some time. I hope this helps you in your decision, I recommend this board…..but again this is my first iSUP purchase.”

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Frequently Asked Questions about the NIXY Monterey G-Series?

What is the NIXY Monterey G-Series?

The NIXY Monterey G-Series is a line of high-quality, inflatable paddle boards that are designed for all skill levels.

Why should I choose the NIXY Monterey G-Series over other brands?

There are many reasons to choose the NIXY Monterey G-Series over other brands, but some of the most popular reasons include the fact that they are extremely stable and easy to maneuver, and they have a comfortable deck pad for added comfort, and they come with a convenient carrying backpack.

What is included with each purchase?

Each NIXY Monterey G-Series paddle board purchase includes the board itself, a paddle, a pump, and a repair kit.

How long does it take to inflate/deflate the board?

It takes approximately 15 minutes to inflate the board using the included pump and about the same amount of time to deflate it.

What is the weight limit for the NIXY Monterey G-Series?

The weight limit for the NIXY Monterey G-Series is 250 pounds. However, it is important to note that this number may vary depending on water conditions.

How do I know which size paddleboard I need?

The best way to determine which size paddleboard you need is to first consider your height and weight. If you are under 80kg/175lbs, the Monterey G-Series in either the Inflatable or Rigid versions will be a good fit for you. If you are over 80kg/175lbs, we recommend choosing the longer 11’0” length boards.

What is the best way to store my NIXY Monterey G-Series?

The best way to store your NIXY Monterey G-Series is to keep it in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight when not in use. We recommend using the included carrying backpack for added protection when transporting it.

How long will my NIXY Monterey G-Series last?

Your NIXY Monterey G-Series can last for many years with proper care and storage. However, the lifespan of the board may be reduced if it is used in saltwater or other harsh conditions.

What is the warranty?

The NIXY Monterey G-Series comes with a 2-year limited warranty against any manufacturing defects. This does not cover damages caused by normal wear and tear, misuse, or abuse of the product. For more information on the warranty, please refer to their website, or you may contact us directly.

I still have more questions! Where can I get more information?

If you have any further questions about the NIXY Monterey G-Series, please feel free to contact us directly or visit their website for more information. We are always happy to help!

Can I use the NIXY Monterey G-Series in saltwater?

While the board itself can withstand saltwater conditions, we recommend using fresh water to rinse it off after each use in saltwater to prolong the board’s lifespan. Additionally, saltwater can damage the pump, so we recommend using a freshwater hose to inflate the board after use in saltwater. 

I’m interested in purchasing the NIXY Monterey G-Series. How do I go about doing that?

You can purchase the NIXY Monterey G-Series directly from their website or from one of our authorized retailers. 

What are the dimensions of the NIXY Monterey G-Series?

The dimensions of the NIXY Monterey G-Series vary depending on which size board you choose. Please refer to their website or contact us directly for more information. 

How much does the NIXY Monterey G-Series weigh?

The weight of the NIXY Monterey G-Series varies depending on which size board you choose. Please refer to our website or contact us directly for more information. 

Conclusion | Final Thoughts on NIXY Monterey G4

The ISLE Pioneer is a decent iSUP for someone looking to get into a mid-range SUP without breaking the bank. Across the board, ISLE offers excellent accessories that make you’re paddling a lot easier, except for the air pump. But in their defense, the optional electric air pumps they offer are one of the best on the market — good news if you don’t mind paying a little extra.

Although not the most portable paddle board on the market, the Isle Pioneer does fold efficiently into the travel bag provided along with all of the included accessories. This allows you to transport the board easily to and from the water, and due to the board’s relatively lightweight, it isn’t too tricky. This board is pretty standard for an inflatable paddle board in its category. 

If you found this review helpful, please share it with your friends or family who are also interested in SUP boarding. If you want to learn more about boats or what it’s like on the water, or if you have any questions about the ISLE Pioneer  or any other SUP boards, feel free to leave a comment and follow us on our Facebook and Instagram pages. We’re always happy to help!

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Review written by: Tom

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Product 11′ & 12′ Gili Adventure SUP Nixy Monterey G4 Paddle Board Review: The Best Way to Have Fun on the Water Nixy Huntington G4 Compact – The Complete Review
Build Inflatable Inflatable inflatable
Skill Beginner and Intermediate All-Around All-Around
Price Unknown price $625.00
Score 8.2 8 8.6
All-round
Touring
Surfing
Yoga

Specifications

length
Length
11'6" / 29.4 cm
width
Width
34″ / 86.3 cm
thickness
Thickness
15.2
weight
Weight
25 lbs / 11.3 kg
rider weight
Max Rider Weight
400 lbs / 181 kg
air pressure
Max Air Pressure
15 PSI
colour options
Board type
All-Around
skill
Skill
All-Around

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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 :)