Paddleboarding has been around for a long time. It’s actually been here since the early 1940s and dates back to as early as 3,000 B.C. But, with its ever-growing community, more and more paddleboard enthusiasts are joining the fun. This means paddle board companies have been trying their best to keep up when it comes to delivering the necessary equipment we need for our adventures.
That’s why over the past couple of years, we’ve been seeing more and more paddleboard manufacturers popping up—offering a better SUPing experience to people like me who are constantly looking for ways to step up my paddleboarding game. From small to multi-million dollar businesses, you can expect to see a lot of them, especially in Europe and in the US.
I guess it’s safe to say that even though this water sport has been around for quite a while, the paddleboarding industry is just getting started. And to be honest with you, seeing these latest innovations and newer technologies paddle board companies provide makes me very excited to see what’s next. After all, if you’ve been a reader of my blog before, you’ll know that there’s nothing more that makes me happy than trying out new paddleboards.
So, if you’re a paddleboard enthusiast like me or a SUP beginner wanting to see what’s in store, you came to the right place. In this article, we’ll talk about the different paddle board companies that have made their mark in the industry today and are constantly bringing paddleboards that change the game. I’ll even let you in on some of their products so you can check them out yourself.
If you’ve been with me in my paddleboarding journey, you might remember that I’ve reviewed some of Bluefin SUP’s top paddleboards before, so I’m including them in my list of top paddle board companies (see my Bluefin Cruise article here). Bluefin SUP’s story began in 2010 when a family passionate about all things ocean decided to create a range of affordable inflatable paddle boards anyone can enjoy.
The company offers a wide selection of boards that can suit anyone, from SUP beginners to seasoned paddlers. I actually like that they can provide affordable boards and kits without compromising the price since they sell their products directly from the manufacturer so they can cut out middlemen to save on expenses.
Oh, and did I mention how Bluefin gives one of the best warranties in the market? Yup, they offer 5-year warranties for their products included in the Bluefin Range. It’s one of the things I like about this brand because even though they sell boards with excellent quality, it’s nice to know that they got my back when something happens to my equipment. And lastly, one more great thing about Bluefin is that they provide complete packages so you don’t have to worry about buying add-on accessories since they’re all included in one kit.
Now I don’t know about you, but most people, they don’t think about water sports gear when they hear the company name “BIC”. That’s because they’re not really known for making paddle boards. They are famous for their ballpoint pens that are being sold all over the world since the 1950s. But, that doesn’t mean they can’t start pursuing the SUP industry, right?
BIC Sports Company was actually founded in 1979 manufacturing surfboards and windsurfing gear. Then recently, they partnered up with Tahe Outdoors, a known water sports company, and came up with TAHE. Their new venture that was born from the combination of both paddle board companies developed a line of paddle boards perfect for every type of SUP rider. From rigid to inflatable, they have all your paddle board needs. Now they are one of the biggest paddle board companies out there.
Their products are mostly made in France so you can expect the highest quality craftsmanship.
Next on my list is ROC SUP Co., a company that offers paddleboards made with advanced technology such as ultra reinforced composite drop stitch weave, UV resistant exterior coating, and military-grade PVC construction, unlike the other paddle board companies. If you look at their collection, you’ll see they provide a very wide range of boards with different designs and colors.
One of the things I commend about ROC is the high-quality build of their boards which is great for different paddle boarding adventures. Their boards are easy to use, stable, and affordable. They also constantly bring out new collections with better builds and better designs so they can keep up with the ever-growing change in the industry.
Aside from kits and boards, ROC also offers add-on accessories such as replacement fins, electric air pumps, adjustable paddles, kayak seats, and more.
This one is for my readers from the US. For those of you who live close to San Diego, you might want to check our Isle Surf and SUP Company. They have a retail store in the city and a 15,000-foot distribution center. But don’t worry, this paddle board company still offers and ships their products to 48 states and of course, all around the world.
Isle Surf and SUP Company – San Diego Retail Shop:
The business was started in a storage unit in 2004 by two San Diego surfers who just came out of the university. Now, Isle Surf provides a variety of boards that are intended to fit a lot of people’s preferences, skill level, riding style, and interest.
They stand by their three words: surf, paddle, and explore… which I love. This company is also persuading other people to be healthy and to have a balanced mind, body, and soul through SUPing.
FUNWATER Stand Up Paddle Boards is a company that aims to bring paddleboard enthusiasts fun and adventurous experiences through their wide variety of boards. They have any kind of SUP you can imagine. Whether you need an all-around board or for fishing, SUP yoga, touring, or SUP family trips, FUNWATER can provide it to you.
Their boards have creative and eye-catching designs as well as durable build and construction. This company also offers different add-on accessories like paddles, leashes, bags, pumps, fins, and more. However, some of their kits already include those accessories, like the Funwater Inflatable Paddle Board SUP Cruise.
If you’re in the market for versatile boards, but you don’t want to break the bank, maybe you can check out FUNWATERS boards.
The company’s story goes back to the Southern California surf culture, that’s why their core values revolve around loving the water and respecting mother nature. This company provides inflatable SUPs and different accessories like paddles and apparel for competitive prices.
Another thing I liked about Atoll is their 60-day money-back guarantee policy where they return what you paid for if you get a board with factory defects. Aside from this, they also offer a 2-year warranty for their products.
To summarize what we talked about in this blog post, we’ve discussed different paddle board companies that are popular all over the world. Some started from humble beginnings while some were just a part of a business expansion. Nonetheless, these paddle board companies all have something in common: their passion for paddleboarding and their dedication to making gears accessible to everyone.
I would also like to point out that as water lovers, a lot of these paddle board companies are doing their due diligence to help keep the environment in good shape. A lot of people managing these brands know that enjoying the waters and respecting nature go hand in hand. In fact, most of the products they offer are made with sustainability in mind. And honestly, what more could I ask for?
Don’t forget to drop a comment down below if you would like to share your thoughts on paddle board companies. I would love to have a conversation with you! You can also follow me on Facebook and Instagram for more water sports-related content.
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