Paddle board size (chart) with types(SUP)- which paddleboard right for me

There are different sizes of paddle boards available for paddling.  But in my opinion, the most favorable size of a paddleboard is 10 to 12 feet in length and 32 to 34 inches in width. This size of paddleboard will offer you the best paddleboarding experience. But you can also go for a longer and wider paddle board according to your comfort level. 

Paddle board size

Paddle board size

Paddle board size chart

Paddle board Size chart for beginners

Paddler weight (pounds)

Paddle board length

Paddle board width

Paddle board thickness

~ 125

9’6” – 10’9”

31” – 32”

5”

125 – 150

9’6” – 10’9” 

31” – 32”

5”

150 – 175

10’ – 12’6”

31” – 33”

5”

175 – 200

10’ – 12’6”

32” – 34”

5”

200 – 225

10’ – 12’6”

32” – 34”

5” – 6”

225 +

10’ – 12’6”

32” – 34”

6”

Paddle board Size chart for advanced paddlers

Paddler weight (pounds)

Paddle board length

Paddle board width

Paddle board thickness

~ 125

9’6” – 10’9”

29” – 32”

5”

125 – 150

9’6” – 11’ 

30” – 32”

5”

150 – 175

9’6” – 12’6”

30” – 32”

5”

175 – 200

10’ – 12’6”

30” – 33”

5”

200 – 225

10’ – 12’6”

30” – 34”

5” – 6”

225 +

10’ – 12’6”

32” – 34”

6”

Differences in paddle boards

 There are differences in the types of paddle boards regarding the length, like shortboards, medium boards, and longboards. There is another important fact that affects the size of the paddleboard, which is the weight of the paddler. Mainly the weight of the paddler brings the different sizes of paddleboards to you. Also paddle board cost is varies from diffrent size and breands.

What is the right paddle board for me

 If you are new in paddling, then you might be going through the confusion that, which paddleboard is the right one for me. That's why this article comes to make it easy for you to choose the right paddleboard and enjoy paddling. For this, you have to know about different types of paddleboards, then what things you need to consider before choosing your one, and that's all you are going to get in this article. There will also be a size chart to make things easier for you.

Types of paddle board regarding length

 I have already mentioned there are three types of paddleboards regarding the length.

Shortboards

These boards are less than 10 feet long. It's perfect for the kids. These boards are more maneuverable than the longer boards. So if you are looking for boards for your kids that can provide you excellent maneuverability you can go on with these shorter boards less than 10 feet.

Medium boards

The perfect length of a paddleboard is 10 – 12 feet, and these medium boards are the perfect paddleboards by length. Paddlers can use these boards for various purposes without any hesitation.

Longboards

 Boards that are above 12 feet are considered as longboards. If you have enough experience in paddling and also like rough and tough paddling, then longer boards are perfect for you. These boards will provide you faster speed than short and medium boards. 

Except for these types of paddleboards, there are other paddle boards that you need to know to have a better idea about paddleboards, which will help you choose the right one. 

All-round paddle boards

These are the most chosen paddleboards by different paddlers. That's why this known as allows round paddleboards. You can enjoy paddling in this paddleboard with huge versatility. These boards are 10 – 11 feet in length and 32 inches in width. The thickness of the boards is 4.75 inches. This versatile paddleboard can be used in any weather conditions.

Touring paddle boards

If you are looking for a long-distance ride with your paddleboard, this type of board is perfect for you. These boards are longer than the normal boards. As I mentioned about the longboards earlier, those are also known as touring paddleboards for being longer in height. These boards are typically more than 12 feet long.

Surf paddle boards

I will only suggest these paddleboards to the advanced level of paddlers. These boards are also longer in size and are very maneuverable on waves. So it has less ability to get stable on the water. So, the guys having a lot of surfing experience can only go on to paddle on these boards.

Fishing paddle boards

Do you love fishing? Then just go out for a ride with a fishing-friendly paddleboard. In these paddles, you will have rod holders, fish finders, and other things needed for fishing. It also has the most volume that allows you to go for fishing without thinking much further.

Racing paddle boards

Perfect one for the high performance lovers. These paddleboards are about 30 inches in width, which makes the boards quite difficult to control for the beginners. But the experienced paddlers can go on with these boards and show their skills through high-performance racing.

Paddle board size

Before saying something further about the size of the paddleboards, let's divide the paddlers into two categories, beginner and advanced. Now I'll provide you a size chart, which will make it easier for you to choose the right size of the paddleboard. The size chart will contain the length of the board, width, and thickness.

So I hope from reading this article you are now well capable of choosing the right paddleboard for you and start to enjoy paddling with your friends and family.

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