Storage & Transportation
More Information on SUP Storage & Transportation
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.
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. But by far our best-selling SUP transportation product is our ISUP backpack for inflatable paddle boards. This ISUP backpack is built to fit all of our inflatable SUPs, with the exception of our 14' Xplorer inflatable paddle board. 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.