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The 9 Best Standup Paddle Boards for Women

Every woman who likes water sports should have a good standup paddle board (SUP). The dilemma comes in when you just don’t know which ones are best for you. There are so many standup paddle boards on the market that it can easily become confusing and frustrating to choose one, much less one that is a good fit for women. 

To save you both time and frustration, I have compiled a list of 9 of the best standup paddle boards for women. Each of these paddle boards has been meticulously researched and found to be the best of the best.

A quick note on choosing a size. Carlo has a full guide here on this, but Tim and I own 10’ 6” and 11’ 6” boards. I’m rather tall at 5’ 11”, and the 11’ 6” length is much more comfortable for me to balance. Keep that in mind when choosing a board.

Let’s dive right in!

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If you end up choosing a paddle board, be sure to read Tim’s Paddleboad Accessories post for ideas.

Uenjoy Inflatable Sup 11’30″x6″ All Around Paddle Board

The air joy Inflatable Sup is an excellent pick for all women, due to its sturdy construction, the lightweight design, non-slip deck, and much more. And, at a reasonable price of less than $300, you can’t beat this deal! 

The board is constructed to be broad, which makes it easier for newbies to operate. The wider the board is, the easier it is for you to remain balanced and stable while riding. 

This board is made of some of the best material you can get in SUPs, thick military-grade PVC. This material is used on both the top and the bottom of the board and gives the board a very sturdy, rigid build. If you weren’t aware, the sturdier a SUP is, the more water resistance is decreased. 

Not only is the board-wide and sturdy, but it was also designed with safety at the forefront. It features a non-slip deck and handles to help keep you on the board and not in the water. 

Along with this well-made board, you get all of the accessories that you need. The set comes with all of the following items: 

  • 1 x Inflatable Paddle Board
  • 1 x Backpack
  • 1 x Adjustable Paddle
  • 1 x Fin
  • 1 x Pump
  • 1 x Repair kit

With all of these items already included, you are ready to get out on the water. 

The board is suitable for many water activities such as the following: 

  • Water yoga
  • Touring
  • If you want to carry kids and pets together
  • Fishing

The board also comes in several bright colors and two sizes (10′ and 11′). 

Uenjoy SUP Quick Reference

  • SUP Type: Inflatable
  • Material: Military Grade PVC
  • Weight Capacity: 242.5 lbs. for 10 ft board and 286.6 lbs. for the 11-foot board. 
  • Accessories: board, repair kit, paddle, removable glider fin, air pump, storage bag, footrope
  • Length: 10 feet, 11 feet
  • Deck Width: 30 inches
  • Board Weight: Lightweight

Tower Inflatable Mermaid SUP (Amazon)

If you don’t know the Tower Paddle Board story, they are a Mark Cuban Shark Tank success story. Originally available by mail order only, they are now sold on Amazon. They also have a physical store in California. Tower is a very desirable quality board, and their owners are fanatical in their support for the brand.

This paddleboard is 10′ 4″ long and 32″ wide at the deck. The size of this board gives any rider stability no matter what skill level you’re at. It is made of military-grade dual-layer DWF drop-stitch materials which provide the following benefits: 

  • Flame retardant properties
  • Resistance to scrapes
  • Resistance to wear
  • UV resistance

The material that this board is made of keeps the board lightweight yet durable enough to withstand all water conditions. The board weighs a very light 17.6 pounds, which makes it a piece of cake to carry around. It also has a Tower exclusive diamond non-slip deck to help you keep your footing. 

There are some cool extras that you can expect from this board. The single large fin was designed for stability for both new and experienced riders. Also, there’s a center carry handle on this board- this is not seen in many inflatable boards. It’s a plus because it makes it easier to carry this board to the water. You also get a bungee system at the nose of the board to secure your belongings. 

You get all of these things plus more. There are several other items that come with the purchase of this board, including: 

  • Travel back
  • High-pressure hand pump
  • Three-piece adjustable paddle
  • Coil Leash
  • Repair kit

You get a 30-day risk free money-back guarantee in addition to a two year warranty on materials. 

Customers are raving about this board on Amazon! It’s got nearly five stars. Buyers are praising this board for its sturdiness, the fact that it is lightweight, and the value that you get for your money. At just under $400, this board is well worth the money!

Tower Mermaid SUP Quick Reference 

  • SUP Type: Inflatable
  • Material: Military-grade dual-layer DWF drop stitch 
  • Weight Capacity: 330 lbs.
  • Accessories: paddle, backpack, pump, 3 Fins, Coil Leash, Repair Kit, Phone Case
  • Length: 11.’
  • Deck Width: 33 inches
  • Board Weight: Lightweight

Roc Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board

Compared to the Uenjoy SUP above, the Roc Inflatable SUP comes in at a higher price (around $600), and it is worth every single penny! It’s got an innovative, super-lightweight design, free accessories, and more. Here’s all you need to know about this awesome board. 

This inflatable SUP features a wide design, making it a good all-around board for people of different skill levels. It is also lightweight, making it easier to transport. The entire 10-foot board weighs only 17.5 pounds, and this is really low compared to similar boards (20% lighter than competitors). This comes in handy for those who suffer from back issues or are part of the senior population. 

The board is also wider than many boards on the market, measuring 32 inches wide across the deck. 

The board features three layers of material to keep water out and keep the air in. You can rest assured that your board will stay inflated and afloat. 

Some other bells and whistles that the Roc SUP features include:

  • A comfort grip handle, which is easy on your hands as you paddle. 
  • Dual-layer non-slip deck pad to keep you from slipping off of the board. 
  • An air valve 
  • Bungee tie-downs for your convenience
  • A removable main fin and side fins to help with stability while riding. 

On top of all of the perks of this board is the fact that the board comes in cool designs in several colors and inflates within just a few minutes with the included hand pump. 

At the time of this writing, this Roc Inflatable sup had over 2000 5-star reviews on Amazon. Customers say that the board is easy to inflate, it’s easy to transport because of its lightweight design, and it’s great for beginners or folks who have never been on a SUP.

When you purchase this board, you get:

  • collapsible aluminum paddle
  • safety leash
  • hand pump
  • waterproof bag for essentials such as cell phone and keys
  • backpack to hold everything.

Roc SUP Quick Reference 

  • SUP Type: Inflatable
  • Material: Military Grade PVC
  • Weight Capacity: 300lbs
  • Accessories: paddle, pump, backpack, waterproof bag, high-pressure pump, ankle leash
  • Length: 10 feet
  • Deck Width: 32 inches
  • Board Weight: Lightweight

FBSPORT Premium Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board (6 Inches Thick)

If you want a thick, durable inflatable board for a modest price, look no further! The FBSPORT SUP delivers on all of the basic features you look for in a paddle board in addition to some extras. This board is featured in our Best Cheap Paddle Board post from Carlo, as well.

This board is designed to be both lightweight and wide (30 inches). This way, you can carry your board around without injuring your back, and you can stand up without a struggle while you are riding on top of the board. Keep in mind that there are some boards out there that have wider decks, and if that is what you are looking for, read on! 

Manufactured for longevity and durability, the FBSPORT board is also made of military-grade material. But one feature that this board features that neither of the previous boards does is a soft-top deck. While the deck is non-slip, the deck on this board is manufactured to be comfortable for the rider. If you fall while riding this board, the chances of injury go down considerably because of the board’s soft design. This is not to say that you 100% won’t hurt yourself on this board, but any falls will be cushioned a bit by the deck’s soft coating.  

Some may think that a hard deck is a sturdy deck, but the makers of FBSPORT would beg to differ. With this board, you get sturdiness all over and softness where it matters most. 

You also get triple bottom fins for unmatched stability and maneuverability while riding. The one large fin is removable, but the other smaller ones are not. They are fixed to the board to make it easy to maneuver. 

This 10-foot board comes in several fun colors and designs. 

When you purchase this board, you get: 

  • 1 x Inflatable Paddle Board 
  • 1x Extendable Paddle 
  • 1 x Pump 
  • 1 x Carrying Backpack 
  • 1 x Removable Fin
  • 1 x High-Pressure Pump 
  • 1 x Ankle Leash

The board is highly ranked in stability, and many believe that it is one of the steadiest boards on the market right now. 

FBSPORT Quick Reference 

  • SUP Type: Inflatable
  • Material: Military Grade PVG
  • Weight Capacity: 280 lbs.
  • Accessories: paddle, pump, backpack, removable fin, high-pressure pump, ankle leash
  • Length: 10 feet
  • Deck Width: 30 inches
  • Board Weight: Lightweight

ACOWAY Inflatable SUP

The ACOWAY SUP is one of the best SUPs you can find online for women. It’s a high quality, longboard that is suited to all youth and adults regardless of skill level. 

This inflatable stands up paddle board is designed to be long, wide, and thick, for those who want a bit more out of their board. It measures 10’6″ long, 33″ wide, and 6″ thick. You want to keep in mind that this board is not as lightweight as most competitors because of its size. It weighs 22 lbs., which is not a ton of weight, but the elderly or disabled may have a bit of trouble moving this board around. 

An advantage of the larger size and weight of this board is enhanced stability and balance. This makes this board much safer than some of the other boards on the market. So, if you are looking to buy a board that will be used for someone who has never used a SUP or has any physical difficulties, this board is a great board for them. 

The board is made from high-quality PVC material and a mesh structure. Together, these make the board durable by any standard. It also has a bottom panel fin, which enhances stability and balance. If you are an experienced paddleboarder, you’ll be glad to know that this fin is detachable. 

This board is so large and durable that it can handle a weight limit of 400 lbs. This means that up to 2 adults can ride safely atop of this board. 

It’s well equipped to glide across:

  • Lakes
  • Rivers
  • Oceans

People have left raving reviews about this board on Amazon, praising the company for the superior quality and affordable price of the board (around $300). Many reviewers stated that the board was heavy-duty and super stable. 

ACOWAY SUP Quick Reference 

  • SUP Type: Inflatable
  • Material: Military Grade PVC
  • Weight Capacity: 400 lbs.
  • Accessories: aluminum paddles, backpack, rotatable ankle sleeve safety rope, glider, repair kit, waterproof bag, manual air pump
  • Length: 10.6 feet
  • Deck Width: 33 inches
  • Board Weight: Midweight

SereneLife Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board 

This next board, the SereneLife Inflatable SUP, is one of Amazon’s top sellers, and it is one of our best Cheap Paddleboard Recommendations (from Carlo’s post). The board is lightweight and stable, featuring three bottom panel fins and double layer fabric for durability. Let’s look at the board’s features in detail. 

The board has a wide deck, measuring 30″, though not as wide as some competitors. However, the board is wide enough to give you the stability that is adequate for paddle boards of any skill and experience level. It also features three bottom panel fins that work together to make it even easier for you to stand upright and balance on the board. 

The board is a standard 10′ long and is inflatable and portable. You can easily inflate this board for use, deflate it when done, and roll it up for easy transportation to your next destination. 

The deck is equipped with a non-slip, soft mat to minimize the risk of falls and resulting injuries. Also, if you do end up falling, the surface of the deck mat is soft, which saves your knees and elbows from getting scraped up or badly bruised. 

The board is made of military-grade PVC with a UV resistant coating. This protects the board from sun damage and helps to make your board last longer, which saves you money in the long run. 

In addition, the board is reinforced with a special stitch that enhances durability: the composite drop stitch. You won’t have to worry about your board becoming easily damaged out on the water. 

The board is lightweight, weighing only 19.6 lbs., which is easy for most people to carry around without issue. 

Like most of the boards on this list, the board comes with absolutely everything you need to get out on the water. When you purchase this board, you get: 

  • A coiled ankle cuff safety leash
  • An Oar pedal
  • A manual air pump
  • A patch repair kit 
  • A storage bag

Customers rave on and on about this board on Amazon. It’s got a nearly perfect rating. Buyers say that the board is easy to inflate, highly maneuverable, easy to transport from here to there, and highly stable. 

SereneLife Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board (6 Inches Thick) with Premium SUP Accessories & Carry Bag | Wide Stance, Bottom Fin for Paddling, Surf Control, Non-Slip Deck | Youth & Adult Standing Boat

SereneLife SUP Quick Reference 

  • SUP Type: Inflatable
  • Material: Military Grade PVC
  • Weight Capacity: 275lbs
  • Accessories: safety leash, air pump, repair kit, storage bag, pedal
  • Length: 10 feet
  • Deck Width: 30 inches
  • Board Weight: Lightweight

Lifetime Horizon 100 Hardshell Stand-Up Paddleboard

If you aren’t into inflatable paddle boards, this hard-shell board by Lifetime is a great option for you. It’s durable, large, and comes with a five-year warranty! Let’s look at the specs in detail below. 

This paddle board is unlike many of the other boards, being that it isn’t inflatable or as portable as some of the other options. However, there are many features that made this board a winner. 

To start, this board features a universal accessory mount that you can use to mount a waterproof camera or speakers. This way, you can set the mood just right while paddle boarding (perfect for relaxing during water yoga). In addition, the Lifetime Horizon board has bungee cords at the front of the board to hold your belongings. 

The board is large (measuring 10 ft long and 34 inches wide). This gives you unmatched stability while out on the water. The board is geared toward both beginners and experienced paddle boarders. This being the case, the board is designed with safety and ease of use in mind. 

Inflatable boards, no matter how well they are made, carry the risk of puncture- you don’t have to worry about that with this non-inflatable board. There is no inflation required and no puncture risk. The board is made of UV protected high-density polyethylene, making the board extremely strong and durable- it is made to last. The board can support up to 230 lbs. 

Some other important specs include: 

  • A paddle board leash attachment loop
  • A center carry handle for easy transportation
  • Drain Plug

Note: Transporting this board will require some elbow grease because of its 44-pound weight. But, provided you have the wherewithal to carry it around (or can find help), once you get to your destination, you’re ready to get to paddle boarding. This is an extra-wide, stable board that is perfect for just about everyone in the family. 

Lifetime Horizon SUP Quick Reference 

  • SUP Type: Non-Inflatable
  • Material: UV protected high-density polyethylene
  • Weight Capacity: 230 lbs.
  • Accessories: paddle
  • Length: 10 feet
  • Deck Width: 34 inches
  • Board Weight: Heavyweight

DAMA Inflatable Stand up Paddle Board

Another great pick for the paddle boarding woman, the DAMA inflatable stand up paddleboard delivers on durability, stability, and comes with top-notch accessories! 

This board is made for both adults and youth. And whether you’ve never paddled before, or your paddling game is enviable, you’ll be delighted at the construction of this board. It’s made out of two layers of laminated PVC, and it utilizes a drop-stitch for maximum durability. Also, there’s a polyester mesh core to further strengthen the board. These materials make up the rigid, hard exterior of the board. 

In sharp contrast to the hard exterior of the board is the non-slip EVA deck, designed to make the board comfortable and safe to paddlers. Not only is the board made of high-quality materials, but it is also lightweight, weighing just 22 pounds. 

You can get this board in several different configurations. They are sold in the following sizes:

  • 9’6″ long and 30″ wide
  • 10′ long and 30″ wide
  • 10’6″ and 33″ wide
  • 11′ and 32″ wide

According to the manufacturer, there are several things to consider when choosing the size of your board. 

  • The 10′ deck length will work well for the majority of paddlers. The board provides great tracking and maximum glide.
  • If you are more than 6 feet tall or over 95 kg, the manufacturer recommends that you buy the 11′ board. 
  • If you are under 6′ tall or weigh less than 90 kg, the 10′ board will likely work for you. 

Veteran paddleboarders know that a floating paddle is great to have. There’s always a chance that you may accidentally let go of your paddle during a paddle boarding session, and many paddles are lost this way. DAMA is fully aware and has made a point to include a floating paddle with the purchase of this board on Amazon. 

When you purchase this board, you get: 

  • A quickly inflate hand pump
  • A bag for the board
  • A detachable fin
  • A paddle
  • A coiled leash
  • A repair kit

DAMA SUP Quick Reference 

  • SUP Type: Inflatable 
  • Material: Laminated PVC
  • Weight Capacity: 230 lbs.
  • Accessories: pump, bag, fin, paddle, coil leash, repair kit
  • Length: 10 feet
  • Deck Width: 34 inches
  • Board Weight: Lightweight

Pelican – SUP – Hardshell Stand-Up Paddleboard

The Pelican SUP is another hard shell paddleboard that you’ll love for its sturdiness, stability, and cool extras! This board was manufactured for beginner paddleboarders. So if you are just starting out in your paddle boarding endeavors, this board is best suited for you. It’s a phenomenal all-around board that is ideal for all water conditions. 

This board is unique because of the material it’s made from: patented RAM-X material. According to the manufacturer, this material makes the board much stronger than competitors’. They back up this claim with their offer of lifetime repairs on the hull if the board is damaged or defective due to materials or workmanship. So you can rest assured that if you purchase this board, there’s virtually no risk of losing out on your money. 

Like many other boards, this board features a cushioned, non-slip deck pad to give you more secure footing and a cushioned space to land on should you fall. This is non-negotiable when purchasing a quality paddleboard. 

This board is Non-inflatable and made of heavy material, just like the LifeTime Horizon board mentioned earlier. But this board is heavier than the previously mention non-inflatable board. This Pelican board weighs a heavy 50 pounds, so you may need a buddy to help lug this board around. Keep in mind the convenience of not having to inflate and deflate the board every time you use it. It’s got a 230 lb. weight capacity. 

While the heaviness of this board may be a con, that weight, in addition to the fin on the bottom, helps with stability and glide when you’re using the board out on the water. In addition, the board deck is 32 inches wide, which is pretty wide and gives you space to get your footing for maximum balance in more turbulent waters. 

There are a few cool extras. The board comes with a bungee cord, a cup holder so you can stay hydrated, and handles all over the perimeter of the board (and one handle in the center) to make it easier to carry. The board does not come with a paddle, so ensure that there’s room in your budget to purchase one separately. 

The board comes in two sizes: 10′ long and 10′ 6″ long. If you are a taller woman, or you’ll be taking pets or children out on the water with you, you may want to go for the larger size board. 

Pelican SUP Quick Reference 

  • SUP Type: Non-Inflatable
  • Material: patented RAM X material 
  • Weight Capacity: 230 lbs.
  • Accessories: bungee cord and cup holder
  • Length: 10′ or 10′ 6.”
  • Deck Width: 32 inches
  • Board Weight: Heavyweight

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Ready, set, go paddle!

These boards are the best of the best. They provide you with a stable ride, a variety of useful extras, and top quality materials and workmanship that make your riding experience top-notch. You couldn’t go wrong with purchasing any of these boards. Good luck with your search for your perfect board! We hope this helps.