If you've ever been curious about water sports, but prefer something a little more laid back than water skiing, stand up paddle boarding could be right up your alley.
Originating in Hawaii in the 1950s, the sport began as a gentler alternative to high-octane surfing, while using a similar lightweight board to stand on. Stand up paddle boarding has since gained in popularity around the world as a fun and effective workout.
These days, you'll find several models available to buy online, including the Aqua Plus 6 inch Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board. This Amazon bestseller is also 40 per cent off, making now the perfect time to try out paddle boarding for yourself.
What does it include?
Each Aqua Plus stand up paddle board kit comes with everything you need to get started, including:
Fully adjustable aluminium paddle
Waterproof smartphone bag
Double action pump
This inflatable paddle board comes in three sizes, all of which are suitable for all skill levels. The board is made from ultra light PVC and weighs in at 20 pounds. It also has a maximum weight capacity of 330 pounds.
The board is suitable for use in the ocean, lakes, rivers, or any other body of water.
'Top quality SUP'
It's clear that this stand up paddle board has won over Amazon shoppers, as it's racked up a 4.5-star average rating from more than 4,000 customer reviews. It's been called a "great intro board" for those who are just getting started — especially since it comes with "everything you need to get out there."
"I can't believe how great this board is," shared a self-proclaimed paddle board "newbie" who found this set went "beyond expectations."
One reviewer praised it for being "sturdy and easy to inflate" as well as offering a "great price."
"Top quality SUP for a great price!" echoed another.
While this paddle board kit has received thousands of rave reviews, customers note that it can "a bit of a struggle" to fully inflate using the included hand pump.
"I ended up ordering an electric pump," one person shared. "[It's] so much faster."
For anyone looking to get into paddle boarding, this Aqua Plus kit comes with everything you need to get started. At its current price of $240, it's an affordable way to give the sport a try without breaking the bank. However, reviewers suggest also investing in an electric air pump to make the inflation process smoother and more efficient.
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.