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It's a Paddle Party! Kid-Friendly SUPs for Fun on the Water

Kids Paddleboarding

Kids Paddleboarding

Paddleboarding is the ultimate water adventure that the whole family can enjoy, but as kids get older, they might want a board of their own! It can be tough to choose the right one with so many types of SUP boards out there!

Don't worry; we've got you covered. We've got a list of the best kid's iSUPs that are easy to carry, inflate, and maneuver. These boards are just the right size for kids, and they're made with their skill level in mind.

When shopping for a kid's paddleboard, remember that size, construction, and cost are important, but you also want to make sure it will grow with your little one and can be used by other kids in the future. We took all of these factors into account and got feedback from young paddlers to bring you our top picks!


Thurso Adept

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 Looking for the perfect stand-up paddleboard for your junior paddler? Look no further than the THURSO SURF 7'6" Prodigy Junior Kids Inflatable SUP! With a maximum capacity of 165 lbs and a recommended capacity of 80 lbs, this all-around paddleboard is perfect for kids of all levels.

This iSUP epitomizes strength and durability, featuring DOUBLE LAYER construction with TRIPLE/QUAD Military Grade PVC coatings on the deck and sides. The deck features a TWO-layer PVC-coated tarpaulin bonded to a PVC-coated drop stitch core, while two PVC layers reinforce the sides. The result is a lightweight, extremely durable SUP board that performs like a hardboard.

The included CARBON shaft paddle is a game changer - it's stronger, lighter, and even floats! The paddle is also portable and adjustable, thanks to its 3-piece construction that can be converted to a kayak paddle with an extra blade (sold separately).

The THURSO SURF board also offers versatility with its three removable fins, allowing for two different setups. Whether paddling in rough water or on flat surfaces, the Quick-Lock fin installation makes it easy to switch up your design.


Gili Cuda 9’/8'

Looking for the ultimate kids' paddleboarding experience? Look no further than the Gili Sports Cuda iSUP! This top-quality paddleboard offers the same high-performance construction and features as the popular Gili Air iSUP, all in a compact, child-friendly design.

With two different sizes to choose from - the Cuda 8' and the Cuda 9' - there's a perfect fit for kids of all ages and sizes. The shorter Cuda 8' is elegant and easy to maneuver, while the longer Cuda 9' offers straight-line tracking and stability. And no matter which size you choose, your child will love the sleek design and comfortable feel of the Cuda iSUP.



The paddleboard features an EPS Foam Core with three stringers and a WBS (Water Barrier Skin) top deck for durability. The top deck also has textured traction for improved stability. The board has storage straps for accessories, collapsible, removable footrests, and an adjustable seat. The bottom of the board is made with an HDPE Slick Skin. The included paddle is adjustable in length, has interchangeable ends, and comes with one handle piece.


iROCKER Nautical Kids

The NAUTICAL Kids Inflatable Paddle Board is a perfect choice for kids learning to paddle or those who want to improve their skills. This board is ideal for flat waters, calm lakes, marinas, and even the ocean if you want a bit more of a challenge. Additionally, this smaller board is suitable for adventures with a furry friend and is compatible with all iROCKER accessories. With four bright colors (lime, purple, teal, and yellow), kids will love paddling in style and standing out on the water.



Frequently Asked Questions

What is the minimum age for kids to start paddleboarding?

It is recommended for kids to start paddleboarding from 8 years of age and above. However, it is always best to check with a physician and follow safety guidelines for the child's age, weight, and ability.

Is paddleboarding safe for kids?

Yes, paddleboarding is generally considered safe for kids if proper safety measures are followed and proper equipment is used. A life jacket should always be worn, and it is best to supervise children while they are on the board.

What size paddleboard is best for kids?

The size of the paddleboard for kids depends on their weight and height. Generally, kids up to 120 lbs can use a smaller board, while kids over 120 lbs may benefit from a larger board. It is best to consult with a professional or refer to the manufacturer's guidelines.

What type of paddleboard is best for kids?

Inflatable paddleboards are a popular option for kids as they are easy to transport and store, and can be adjusted according to the child's weight and skill level. Hardboards are also a good option for kids who are more experienced.

Can kids paddleboard with a pet?

Yes, kids can paddleboard with their pets, but it is important to make sure that the pet is comfortable in the water and can swim. It is also important to supervise the pet while on the board and to use a leash for their safety.

What should kids wear while paddleboarding?

Kids should wear a life jacket, hat, and appropriate water shoes while paddleboarding. It is also recommended to wear sunglasses, sunblock, and clothing that provides UV protection.