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An "On the go" SUP racing/touring board that's also lightening fast. At 14' long and 8" thick, this is a revolutionary inflatable design. Originally designed for the jet-setting SUP-racing crowd, the Tower Xplorer inflatable SUP package is also ideal for anyone that just wants a crazy fast flat-water touring board.

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NOTE: Paddle and pump sold separately.


Note: This board would retail in a store for $1500.

List Price: $1,500.00
Our Price: $795.00
You save $705.00


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Product Code: BD-TWR-EXP-14


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Introducing the 14' Tower Xplorer

Includes a 14' by 32" by 8" inflatable SUP, a high-end Tower branded diamond grooved deck pad, a standard longboard fin box with a removable center fin, a hand hold strap, a roll-up carrying strap, a towing ring on the nose, and a leash attachment ring on the tail.

A New Frontier in Inflatable SUPs

It will shock you how fast the 14' Tower Xplorer inflatable paddle board is. At 8" thick, it will also shock you how rigid it is. At the time of introduction, not only is there no other 14' iSUP on the market. Nor is there any other 8" thick iSUPs on the market. The Xplorer represents and entirely new class of paddle board, and everyone who tries it falls in love.

Traditional hard board unlimited racing class SUPs are the fastest boards on the market. At 14' or longer, and with many over 7.5 inches thick, they also present a massive storage and transportation problem. For speed and glide, the longer the better, but it's a bitter tradeoff. You need an oversized room or garage to store them, and you've got to crate them for shipping (at a cost of $1000s per shipment). This is largely why more manageable 12'6" length hard boards have become the standard racing class size, but really they're still monsters to transport.

However, when you go with an inflatable, the length is largely irrelevant for storage and transportation as you just roll them up and go. We figured the longer the better, and we were right on the money. Once we tested the boards, we were blown away at the speed. It's the fastest board in our entire line-up... and if fits in a duffel bag when rolled up.

Amazing Rigidity

The Tower Xplorer Inflatable SUP is made from extremely rugged materials like those youd find on the highly regarded Zodiac boats and extreme river rafts. The amazing rigidity in the Xplorer is created by thousands of vertically oriented strands of identical length that connect the top deck to the bottom. When inflated, they form a structure that has the rigidity of a piece of plywood, and the thicker you go the exponentially more rigid it gets. The Tower Xplorer is an unparalleled 8" thick. You'll be amazed. We can literally put the front tip of the 14' Tower Xplorer on one chair and the rear tip on another chair and a 200 lb person can stand in the middle and you can barely see the thing flex.

A Viable EPS/Epoxy Board Alternative - We're not kidding!

Traditionally, inflatable SUPs were only a consideration for traveling - store one in the cuddy cabin on your yacht, take it with you on the plane, or haul it into that secret mountain lake or river and you can stand up paddle board in the farthest corners of the earth. With the combination of speed and rigidity of the Tower Xplorer, an inflatable SUP is hard to beat on flatwater with anything less than a full-fledged racing hard board... and don't be surprised if it outperforms a few of those.

Benefits of an Inflatable SUP over an EPS/Epoxy board

  • Easier to store - When rolled up, it's 1 foot in diameter and 37" wide.
  • Indestructible - Never worry again about dings and board cracks. I've literally thrown these things off a 2nd story deck and I frequently set it down anywhere (gravel, a parking lot, even on cement stairs).
  • Easier to transport - No need for roof racks. About the size of a rolled sleeping bag, it easily fits in any car or boat, and can even be strapped onto a bicycle or motorcycle. You can take it on a plane.
  • Softer - You can literally play bumper boats with these. Kids can jump from one board to the other like they're jumping on an inner tube. You won't get knocked out in the waves either.
  • Easy on the feet - While very rigid, the air does cushion your feet a lot more than a hard board, no matter how good the deck pad is.
  • Less expensive - Which also makes it a great idea as a second board for travel or guests.


Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 10 Add your review

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Great product - frustrating shipping process December 8, 2014
Review by: Grady from Amwaj, Bahrain  
I recently bought my second Tower iSUP.  The first time I made the purchase through Amazon.  We enjoyed it so much that second.  This time though I made the purchase of my second board directly from Towers site.  Even though AE (or Armed Forces Europe) was a shipping location choice they later explained that they could not ship to an FPO AE address (presumably because they only use UPS as USPS and FedEx both deliver without issue) and would only ship to an intermediate location leaving me to pay USPS shipping from there to the FPO address.  $100 extra out of my pocket  not appreciated.
So, if you are looking for an inflatable SUP I cant recommend the Tower board enough  the product considered alone is five-stars.  However, if you are military/Gov stationed overseas dont buy from Towers site but jump over to Amazon.  The weight and dimensions of the packages are well within the limits.  


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smooth ride April 9, 2014
Review by: Karen from Florida  
I own both the adventurer and the Xplorer. I do yoga on the board and did my initial learning on the adventurer. I bought the Xplorer because needed another board better for racing, to eventually have my 110 pound dog join me in paddling and to have someone paddle with me while I train. I took the Xplorer and the Adventurer boards on the choppy waters of Lake Lanier. The Xplorer has very little wake and is very quiet on the water even when the water is rough. I do have to stand a little forward to keep the nose flat because the board is so long. The Xplorer board is a lot faster than the adventurer, but I do not feel I give up any stability with it. The only negative is that the three piece paddle provided with the board package is too short for anyone 5 feet 8 inches and taller, due to the depth of the board being 8 inches (the maximum length of this paddle is even shorter than the one piece uncut paddle provided with the adventurer package which is only a 6 inch depth).

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14' xplorer March 27, 2014
Review by: Candy from Virginia  
My husband got this board for Christmas so that we more easier take a board with us on vacation cause it's difficult at a hotel unless you are on the first floor.  We'll winter has been tough and we started out the spring on a vacation in Florida.  The inflatable was great to transport down in the car.  We didn't have the instructions with us and called Tower and they quickly called and emailed them to my phone. Worked great.  And when I finished we threw it on top of the car and drove back to the resort.  We were on the second floor and surprisingly enough did have much trouble getting it up the exterior stairs to our room. Couldnt have done that even with a shorter12 ft epoxy board.
It look like the board is going to meet our needs. Definitely a good purchase. Tower staff really helpfully

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Excited to start Xploring November 28, 2013
Review by: Zevin Olynyk from Burnaby, BC Canada  
So satisfied with our Tower Adventurer ... which is why I've now bought a Tower Xplorer.  Since both are inflatable, it's no problem to throw these in the trunk and take a friend or the kids now.  Inflatable is the way to go for my family.

I can only say that the Adventurer is pretty thick which the kids may have problems with climbing onto from the water.   other than that, fantastic board!

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Xplorer 14 inflatable October 21, 2013
Review by: Tammy White from Franklin, ME United States  
I like this product very much. I have had 3 other paddle boards this summer. Something happened to all three. This board is very sturdy. I don't have to worry about where I set it down or bumping into rocks. Boards is extremely stiff . I would not go back to a non inflatable . The company was easy to work with and sent out my orders the same day . Thank you Tower enjoying my board

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