Storage can be a difficult part of owning a traditional stand-up paddle board. Unlike a surfboard, a SUP can take up a lot of room, and large SUP boards may not fit in some storage spaces or on top of cars for transportation. When you shop for a new paddle board or surfboard, storage and transportation are usually afterthoughts. Most short boards can fit in a closet or inside your car. Long boards are a little more problematic, but they still can usually be tilted up vertically in the corner. On the other hand, 10-to-12-foot stand-up paddle boards are probably closer to a kayak than a surfboard when you consider storage and transportation.
Before you buy, it’s wise to give some thought to the SUP storage solutions you have available and what you will use for SUP transportation. It may be worthwhile to consider this issue when selecting a SUP size, as sometimes, choosing a board shorter than 10 feet makes SUP storage easier. But no matter which board you choose, we’ve found some high-quality paddle board storage products that can help you to keep your new SUP safely stowed.
The paddle board storage and transportation issue is another reason that inflatable SUP boards are so amazing. Our inflatable stand-up paddle boards can be deflated to fit in any car and then easily inflated when you’re at your paddling location. It takes a matter of minutes to have your ISUP board fully inflated and ready for use. ISUPs can be deflated and rolled up to about 1 foot tall to save space, which makes them capable of fitting almost anywhere. An inflatable stand-up paddle board takes all of the stress out of your SUP storage worries. To decide if an inflatable board is right for you, check out our SUP buying guide.
At Tower Paddle Boards, we sell several top-rated products to help make SUP storage easier. Whether you need help with home or garage paddle board storage or you need effective ways to transport your SUP board, we’ve got you covered. For instance, a SUP ceiling rack system can make SUP storage in your house or garage seamless. A ceiling rack system allows you to use the overhead space for convenient garage paddle board storage. Another very useful item for SUP storage is our SUP board cover. This SUP board cover is built to protect your board from sun damage and surface-level scratches.
For your SUP transportation needs, we have single and double soft racks for your car. This makes transporting your SUP to and from the water incredibly easy. These soft car racks will fit any car and provide ample protection to secure your SUP board during transportation. Make sure to bring along our 35L dry bag, too, to ensure that all of your accessories will stay dry during your next SUP adventure. But by far our best-selling SUP transportation product is our ISUP backpack for inflatable paddle boards. This ISUP backpack is built to fit our Adventurer 2 ISUP, Adventurer ISUP, and 12-foot-6 iRace ISUP. With the ability to fit your board, pump, and paddle, this ISUP backpack can carry everything you need for your paddle boarding adventure. For those paddle boarders who love to travel, this ISUP backpack allows you to bring your ISUP with you on a plane to wherever your lifestyle takes you.