Sroka Alpha SUP Review: My Unbiased Opinion!

Overview
All-round
Touring
Family
8.2
8.2
Our score
Stability
8
Design
10
Performance
9
Price/Quality ratio
7
Supplied accessories
7

The Sroka Alpha SUP models come in 7 different sizes and I have tested the 4 most important ones. This is my completely honest and unbiased opinion on all the boards. You can read more about the Sroka company here. Also, you can check out the other Sroka SUP reviews:

🔴Sroka DUO Easy
🟡Sroka Easy
🟢Sroka Malibu
🟣Sroka Girly

Sroka Company has been producing paddle boards and accessories for nearly ten years. When you visit their website, you will notice a wide range of paddle boards available based on their primary use!

It could be an All-Around paddle board, Touring, Surfing, Windsurfing, or Family-Friendly paddle SUPs! They are committed to their customers by providing low-cost, high-quality products.

Let’s take a closer look at the Sroka Alpha SUP!

Sroka Alpha SUP
Sroka Alpha SUP packages

As I said, the Sroka Alpha SUP models come in a variety of sizes, so I will do a four-in-one review for these! These paddle boards are of high quality and ideal for water trips! All models are lightweight, durable and rigid, and thanks to the variety in size, you can have a board for any adventure.

They also use Fusion Technology Construction to provide the best SUP on the market! As I always say, to test is to believe!

Fortunately, I was able to test all of them, and I will give you my honest opinion on the Sroka Alpha SUP models.

Sroka Alpha SUP
Sroka Alpha SUP package

This Board Is Most Suitable For:

⭐️ Alpha 11’6×32″: This board is ideal for people who want to go a step further with paddleboarding. You can make easier trips with this board and even possibly participate in competitions.

 ⭐️Alpha 12’6 x 28″:   This board is ideal for people who want to go a step further within the supping and yet are looking for sufficient stability. With this board, you can make easier trips and even participate in competitions.  

⭐️Alpha 12’6 x 31″: This board is suitable for people who are looking for more speed and challenge. You can easily enter a SUP competition with this board or use it to tour for longer distances

⭐️Alpha 14’x27x6″: This board is suitable for people who are looking for a board for long distances and want to compete. Because of its length, the board glides through the water longer and costs you less energy to make longer distances.

Sroka Easy Paddle Board Variations

Sroka Alpha SUP
Sroka Alpha SUP front
⭐️Sroka Alpha SUP 11’6×32 
  • Length: 11′
  • Width: 32″
  • Thickness: 6″
  • Weight: 9 kg
  • Max Rider Weight: 
  • Max Air Pressure: 15-17 psi
  • Board Type: All-Around/Touring/Racing
  • Skill: Beginner/Advanced
⭐️Sroka Alpha SUP 12’6 x 28
  • Length: 12′
  • Width: 28″
  • Thickness: 6″
  • Weight: 8 kg
  • Max Rider Weight: 
  • Max Air Pressure: 15-17 psi
  • Board Type: All Around, Touring Racing
  • Skill: Beginner
⭐️Alpha Sroka SUP 12’6 x 31  
  • Length: 12′
  • Width: 31″
  • Thickness: 6″
  • Weight: 9 kg
  • Max Rider Weight: 
  • Max Air Pressure: 15-17 psi
  • Board Type: All-Around, Touring
  • Skill: Beginner
⭐️Alpha Sroka SUP 14x27x6
  • Length: 14′
  • Width: 27″
  • Thickness: 6″
  • Weight: 10 kg
  • Max Rider Weight: 130 kg
  • Max Air Pressure: 15-17 psi
  • Board Type: All-Around, Touring
  • Skill: Beginner
Sroka Alpha SUP
Sroka Alpha SUP – All the different sizes I tested

Pro’s

  • Sroka Alpha SUP manufactures high-quality paddleboards.
  • The Shape is designed for increased speed.
  • Budget-Friendly
  • Wheels are included with the SUP Bag.
  • Fusion Technology is used.
  • PVC 3 layers on rails
  • The best drop stitch on the market
  • Hanlde in Neoprene for Comfort
  • Hand pump with double action and high performance

Cons

  • There may be some variation in the boards
  • There is no kick-pad.
  • There is no leash or paddle.

What Makes The Sroka Alpha SUP Stand Out

Sroka Alpha SUP
Sroka Alpha SUP package

The Sroka Alpha SUP is made of high-quality materials and employs Fusion Technology, which makes the paddleboard lightweight and easy for riders to transport or carry.

The rails are also made of three layers of PVC, making them both durable and rigid! Because the shape of the board is designed for it, these paddleboards will provide you with increased speed.

Sroka Alpha SUP
Sroka Alpha SUP 11’6

The Alpha 11’6×32 SUP & Alpha 12’6 x 28 are best suited for racing, so get these SUPs if you want a more extreme paddleboard.

Sroka Alpha SUP
Sroka Alpha SUP 12’6

The Alpha 12’6 x 31 SUP and Alpha 14x27x6 SUP, on the other hand, are best suited for beginners who want to have fun and explore the ocean.

Sroka Alpha SUP
Sroka Alpha SUP 14′
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Primary use:

Alpha Sroka SUP 11’6×32 & Alpha Sroka SUP 12’6 x 28:
All-Around / Touring /Racing

Alpha Sroka SUP 12’6 x 31 & Alpha Sroka SUP 14x27x6:
All-Around / Touring

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Speed on the water

I put the Alpha SUP range through its paces by paddling in three different ways:
Quiet: almost upright and relaxed, with little power.
Technical: While paddling, I focused on proper technique.
Pace: Good technique and use of the entire body.

⭐️Alpha 11’6

Calm: 4-5 km/h
Technical: 5-6.5 km/h
Pace: up to 7.5 km/h

⭐️Alpha 12’6×31

Slow: 4-5 km/h
Technical: 5-6.5 km/h
Pace: up to 8 km/h

⭐️Alpha 12’6×28

Slow: 4.5-5.5 km/h
Technical: 5.5-7.5 km/h
Pace: up to 8.5 km/h

⭐️Alpha 14’x27

Easy: 4.5-6.5 km/h
Technical: 5.5-8 km/h
Pace: up to 9.9 km/h  

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Transport
When it comes to transporting the paddle board, the SUP bag with wheels makes it easy. It also has large compartments where you can store your paddling accessories. All Sroka Alpha SUP models are easy to transport!

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Stability

⭐️Alpha 11’6

The board’s stability is excellent, and it lies flat in the water.

⭐️Alpha 12’6×31

The board’s stability is excellent, even better than the Alpha 11.6.
When standing on it in the water, the board is perfectly flat.

⭐️Alpha 12’6×28

The board’s stability is significantly lower than that of the 12.6×31 because it’s narrower, but after some paddling, you get used to it. The board floats flat in the water, and the pointed nose cuts through it nicely.

⭐️Alpha 14’x27

The board’s stability is comparable to that of the 12.6×28. The board lays flat in the water and the pointed nose cuts through it easily.

My Own Experience

Sroka Alpha SUP
Sroka Alpha SUP back side bungee

While I was unboxing the Sroka Alpha SUP, you can see the model and color of the paddleboard on the packaging. Materially, it is well packed, but like the other Sroka paddle boards I reviewed, the basic package (budget-friendly) does not come with a paddle and leash, which I believe is critical!

Each board has a nice sturdy feel to it, and what stands out is that it has two extra handles that can be used for a possible beach start in competitions. Each board includes a US fin box and a matching US weed fin that can be attached to the board by hand without the use of a screwdriver. 

The handle for the SUP board can be found in the repair kit. What’s nice is that you can remove the handle after surfing so that it can dry separately from the board. The board has three handles, one in the center and two further forward.

The included pump is a standard dual-action pump, which means it can pump in both directions. Both dual action and single action are pleasant to use.

The instruction manual that comes with it is straightforward. The instructions are available in a variety of languages. This instruction also explains how to roll up the board properly. 

Sroka Alpha SUP
Sroka Alpha SUP D-ring

When it comes to the SUP bag, has a nice design and wheels, which is very convenient. The bag has one large compartment that can hold everything, as well as small pockets inside for a fin and a book. A paddle storage compartment is located on the bag’s side.

Using the included Dual action pump, I had no trouble inflating the paddleboard. After inflating all four Sroka Alpha SUPs, I discovered that three of them were twisted, which means that the fin box is at an angle under the board and will cause a deviation.

In this case, Sroka solved the problem admirably by supplying new boards, allowing us to continue testing. The boards that had a deviation were returned to Sroka. When purchasing a board, ensure that it is straight and leveled.

Sroka Alpha SUP
Sroka Alpha SUP

Aside from the production errors, I am very pleased with how the boards are finished! They have bungee cords on the front and back to carry items. Unfortunately, they lack a kick-pad, which would have been a nice addition given that these are Sroka’s racing models.

It is common in Sroka Paddleboards to find the valve at the front of the SUP rather than the tail, as is the norm. However, I believe it is a very useful feature because you usually roll up your SUP at the tail area first, and having the valve at the front would allow all of the air to exit! 

Sroka Alpha SUP
Sroka Alpha SUP

Because of its short length and low volume, the Alpha 11’6 board is extremely maneuverable. You turn the board around with one step back.

The Alpha 12’6×31 board has more volume than the Alpha 11.6 board, making it easier to move around. With one step back, you can quickly turn the board around.

If you use the proper technique, the Alpha 12’6×28 board is quite agile. The back of the board is much narrower than the front, making turning more difficult.
The Sroka Alpha SUP comes with a two-year PVC warranty, and I’d like to commend their customer service since they abruptly changed the three paddleboards that had production issues.

Sroka Alpha SUP
Sroka Alpha SUP pumping valve

Important features

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Setup

  • Fusion technology is used in construction.
  • The rails have three layers of PVC.
  • The best drop-stitch on the market
  • The Sroka Alpha SUP has a detachable Neoprene Carrying Handle.
  • A US box is included to change the fin.
  • Hand pump with double action and high performance
  • Carry bag with wheels for safe and easy transportation
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Fins
All Sroka Alpha SUP models use a single fin with a US box.

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Material
For durability, high-quality materials are used, and all Sroka Alpha SUPs use Fusion Technology, which makes the paddleboard lighter!

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Inflate / deflate
I had no trouble inflating the Sroka Alpha SUP, which I was able to do in less than 12 minutes with the Dual action pump. However, because the Alpha 14×27 has a larger volume than the others, it took me around 15 minutes to inflate it. To speed up the process, I recommend my absolute best OM Shark II electric pump.

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Warranty
All Sroka Alpha SUP models come with a two-year PVC warranty.

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Design
I think the design of these Sroka Alpha SUP models is very nice. Their paddleboards have a simple patter with well-chosen colors.


In The Package

SUP Backpack

Sroka Alpha SUP
Sroka Alpha SUP backpack on wheels

The Sroka Alpha SUP bag has wheels, which is a great addition since it is lightweight and easy to transport. It also has compartments and pockets, making it convenient to use, and it is spacious enough to hold additional accessories.

Paddle&Leash (not in the basic package)

Sroka Alpha SUP paddle
Sroka Alpha SUP paddle

This would be the paddle if you get the full package of the Alpha SUP. I have to mention that the paddle and leash do not come with the basic package. This is something that made me slightly disappointed, primarily because I consider these two pieces of gear pretty “basic” and essential.

Also, I have to note I fell in love with the paddle design; absolutely gorgeous with the whole SUP design.

Sroka Alpha SUP leash coiled
Sroka Alpha SUP leash coiled

This is one of the leashes Sroka has on their website for additional purchase. I recommend getting this one – the coiled SUP leash – as opposed to the straight one which is too long and it will hang in the water while paddling.

Pump

Sroka Alpha SUP
Pumping my Sroka Alpha SUP

I had no trouble inflating my paddleboard with the Sroka Alpha SUP Pump’s dual-action pump. However, if you paddle frequently, I recommend purchasing an Electric SUP pump for your convenience.

I used the OM Shark II electric pump to speed up the inflating!

Instruction Manual

Because this paddleboard was made by a French company, it comes with an instruction manual that is both clear and translated into other languages. It also includes instructions for rolling up your Sroka Girly paddle boards!

Carrying Handle

The Sroka Alpha SUP comes with a neoprene carrying handle that you can detach from your paddleboard. A great feature from Sroka that I like because you can choose whether or not to use it during your paddling sessions. Having a handle in the middle can be distracting at times. Especially during yoga sessions or water picnics.

Fin

Each model of the Sroka Alpha SUP comes with a single US Fin Box that is also simple to install. You do not need a screwdriver to attach the fin.

Repair Kit

Sroka Easy paddle board
Sroka Easy paddle board repair kit

In the repair kit, you will receive patches and a valve wrench if your paddle board sustains minor damage. Having your repair kit with you every time you paddle is preferable.

Other Reviews of the Sroka Girly Paddle Board Online

Sroka Alpha SUP
Sroka Alpha SUP bungee

⭐️bananaway.si:” When I decided to buy a sup board, I was looking for a quality product for acceptable money. Besides, I wanted the board to be more than a light-sos “stinging” in the water in front of the beach. And what are my practical experiences? All expectations have come true. Spanje turned out to be a first-class recreation, and I’ve never had hours on the beach run so fast…”

⭐️bananaway. si: I was persuaded by a positive “review”, the recommendation of the seller, and an acceptable price for a quality SUP.

⭐️srokacompany.com: “Very, very happy owner of the board, I also noticed the slight play of the fin in its box, nothing very bad, I will try the trick of the adhesive tape with my dealer (Laurent in Peypin 🙂 ). But apart from that… it’s a bomb! To buy with eyes closed!”

FAQ’s Sroka Alpha Paddle Board

Is the Sroka Alpha SUP beginner-friendly?

The Sroka Alpha SUP modelss are suitable for beginners! However, I would only recommend the wider models for absolute newbies.

What are the different sizes of the Sroka Alpha SUP?

The different sizes of the Sroka Alpha SUP are:
⭐️Sroka Alpha SUP 11’6×32
⭐️Sroka Alpha SUP 12’6 x 28
⭐️Alpha Sroka SUP 14’x27x6
⭐️Alpha Sroka SUP 14’x27x6

What is included when purchasing the Sroka Alpha SUP?

When you buy the Sroka Alpha SUP, you will also receive a SUP bag, a SUP pump, a repair kit, and fins! The paddle and leash were not included in the package.

How long is the warranty on the Sroka Alpha SUP?

All Sroka Alpha SUP models offer a two-year PVC warranty. Their customer service was also greatly appreciated!

Does the Sroka Alpha SUP have an action-camera mount?

No, the Sroka Alpha SUP does not have an action camera mount.

How many handles does the Sroka Alpha SUP have?

Each paddle board comes with one neoprene carrying handle. A great feature of their handle is that it is removable, giving you the option of using it or not.

What pressure can the Sroka Alpha SUP be inflated to?

Paddle boards should be inflated to a pressure of 15-17 PSI.

How long does it take to inflate the Sroka Alpha SUP?

It took me about 12-15 minutes to inflate the different Sroka Alpha SUPs. I recommend using the OM Shark II electric pump.

Sroka Alpha SUP
Sroka Alpha SUP – All the different sizes I tested

Conclusion | Should I Buy The Sroka Alpha Paddle Board?

Do I recommend the Sroka Alpha SUP?

Yes!

I had a lot of fun testing out these four paddle boards, and each of them performs admirably on the water. I am impressed with the performance because they are very stable on the water, easy to glide, and easy to maneuver.

There is only one thing I would change about Sroka, and that is to include a paddle and leash in their basic package. These SUP accessories are necessary for any SUP rider. However, I liked that they switched to a wheeled SUP bag for the Sroka Alpha SUP, and another advantage of these paddleboards is that they are great for beginners!

So, if you’re looking for a paddleboard to get you started on your paddling journey, the Sroka Alpha SUP is a good choice.

Do you already own one of these Sroka Alpha SUPs? You can tell us about your experience with these paddle boards in the comments section below! We’ll be delighted to hear it, and if you have as much fun as I do! 

If you have any further questions about this paddle board, please ask in the comments below or visit their website for direct answers. I hope I covered everything you needed to know!

Again, I hope I’ve provided helpful information about this paddle board. Please remember to follow us on Facebook and Instagram! Until the next review! Have fun SUPing!

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 :)

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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 :)