Blue Wave Sports Stingray Inflatable Stand Up Paddleboard review

It’s not often that a decent Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board comes from the makers of pool equipment, but the Blue Wave Sports Stingray Inflatable Stand Up Paddleboard is exactly that!

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Features

When we came across this Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board (iSUP), we were intrigued.  The manufacturer – Blue Wave – are better known for their pools and pool accessories, but as we soon discovered, they’ve started dipping their toes in many different types of products, and paddles boards are one of them.

The Blue Wave Sports Stingray Inflatable Stand Up Paddleboard is actually a very good iSUP, especially for those just starting out.  It is constructed using a multi-layer drop stitched high pressure core which makes it both rigid and strong. This iSUP also has a double layered outer skin to make it even more durable.

 

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Dimensions

The Blue Wave Sports Stingray Inflatable Stand Up Paddleboard is ten feet (10′) long, and thirty inches (30″) wide. The thickness of the iSUP is four inches (4″). These dimensions make it a good all round paddle board for both beginner and more experienced users alike.

The Blue Wave Sports Stingray Inflatable Stand Up Paddleboard will hold a weight of up to 220lb (99Kg).

The paddle board feels almost like a hard board when pumped up to about 15psi, but if you are not very strong in the arms, pumping up passed 10psi can be hard work!

 

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Performance

For an iSUP in this price range, the performance of the Blue Wave Sports Stingray Inflatable Stand Up Paddleboard is really good. It is very easy to paddle and is quite manoeuvrable in flat water. It can also be used in faster running rivers and small waves when surfing.

 

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Brand information

Located in Illinois, Blue Wave have been in business for over ten years, and are a major manufacturer and distributor in the Pool and Home Leisure industry. They have their warehouse in the Chicagoland area, so you can be sure that your products will arrive in a timely manner.

 

 

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Accessories

If you’re looking for a paddle board that has everything you need to get started, then the Blue Wave Sports Stingray Inflatable Stand Up Paddleboard could well be what you’re looking for.

For the price you get the following:

  • Stand Up Paddle Board
  • An adjustable (and removable) heavy duty fabric seat
  • A footrest
  • Large EVA anti slip traction pad
  • A high pressure air pump (with pressure gauge)
  • A removable center fin
  • Bungee tie-down rings
  • A 6-piece multi-purpose aluminum paddle/blade
  • Rip resistant polyethylene carry bag.
  • Repair kit.

The only thing missing is a leg rope, and it’s debatable whether you really need one, so long as you keep out of the surf.

 

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Pros and cons

Pros

  • Has everything you need to get started
  • You can also use it as a kayak for fishing etc
  • Rools up for those with little storage

Cons

  • As with most iSUPs, the pump is a bit flimsy
  • Pumping the iSUP passed 10psi can be difficult

 

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Blue Wave Sports Stingray Inflatable Stand Up Paddleboard Summary

What can we say – if you’re looking for a paddle board package that’s easy on the wallet, the Blue Wave Sports Stingray Inflatable Stand Up Paddleboard is definitely worth your time to check out. It’s strong and durable, and has everything you need to quickly get paddling in the water.

 

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