Inflatable Racing Paddle Boards - Xplorer 14' (Board Only)

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Tower 14' Xplorer Inflatable SUP
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Inflatable Racing Paddle Boards - Xplorer 14' (Board Only)

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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 with extra length and volume in mind. Perfect for fishing, cruising, or yoga, this board provides ideal length and carrying capacity for any onboard iSUP activity. This board can easily withstand weight of 500+lbs.

NOTE: This is just the board and fin. You will need a pump to inflate. SUP paddles sold separately, as well. Or buy this board in a complete iSUP package.

2-Year Warranty on iSUPs

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Description



NOTE: This is just the board.
You will need a pump to inflate. SUP paddles sold separately, as well. Or buy this board in a complete iSUP package.

Inflatable Racing Paddle Boards: 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.

Inflatable Racing Paddle Boards: A New Frontier in Inflatable SUPs

It will shock you how fast the 14' Tower Xplorer inflatable racing paddle board is. At 8" thick, it will also shock you how rigid it is. One of the major advantages of an inflatable racing paddle board of this size is that it allows you to do many different activities on the iSUP. Unlike our other inflatable paddleboards, the Xplorer has ample room to fit multiple people. Bring your kids, your significant other, or even your dog along for the SUP adventure. The Xplorer iSUP can also fit a cooler, several backpacks, and is the perfect fishing paddleboard

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 inflatable racing paddleboard was built for optimal performance. Due to its extreme rigidity and streamlined design it is one of the top stand up paddle boards on the market. 

The Tower Xplorer Inflatable SUP is made from extremely rugged materials like those you would find on the highly regarded Zodiac boats and extreme river rafts. The stiff 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. Because of this rigidity, this inflatable racing paddle board is capable of going as fast as a traditional paddle boards. The Tower Xplorer is an unparalleled 8" thick. You'll be amazed. We have tested this inflatable racing paddle board with people over 300lbs and the board does not falter at all. 

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.

Approved by Stephan Aarstol

Specifications

Weight: 33 lbs

Dimensions: 14 length by 32 width by 8 thickness

Volume: Unknown exactly, but probably 600 Liters plus

Weight Capacity: Up to 800 lbs

Nose Rocker: 4 inches

Tail Rocker: No tail rocker

Fin Configuration: Standard longboard fin box, with large detachable center fin

Onboard Accessories: Carrying handle, front towing d-ring, rear surf leash d-ring

Included External Accessories: A detachable SUP center fin, a Tower branded deck pad. Repair kit comes with patches and valve wrench (glue is to be sourced locally).

Construction: High-pressure inflatable to 11 PSI

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Great large board to share with dog
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Review by: from Fort Collins, CO on 9/27/2021
I already had an iRace inflatable paddle board and was going to get another but chose the larger Explorer to give my wife and I a more stable board to take our 55-pound dog out on. This was the perfect board for that. Well made, far more maneuverable than other larger inflatables I’ve seen and far more stable than other inflatables.

The 14’ board is the Tower of Power
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Review by: from Bakersfield and Ventura CA on 9/24/2021
This board is rock solid, paddles easy and is really fantastic. We have both lake and beach use. I also have their electric pump. It is much better than cheap ebay pumps and works flawlessly.

Magnificent board by a quality brand!
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Review by: from Seattle, WA on 7/8/2021
I'm 43yo 6'4 270lbs and discovered this board by Google searching for boards for big dudes. If you're a big dude and ever used a whimpy board from the likes of Costco, you know you need a bigger, more efficient board.

Make no mistake, this is a premium quality SUP made by a great group of guys who know what they are doing and brought their well engineered vision into fruition. The result? A brilliant, no frills board with understated classic design. With it, you can do as you please, adding optional D rings to accessorize.

When I placed my order added a note in the comments expressing my concern that the paddle which comes with the package deal might be too short for my height. Upon delivery I found a hand written note from "somebody" at the shop who reassured me the fiberglass paddle included would be well suited for my use. That was cool. And the paddle is perfect. It's 2 piece, lightweight, and sturdy fiberglass design even had the capacity to expand further than needed. Perfect.

The hand pump that comes with it is well made and made of premium materials (although I don't use it).

I bought the 12v DC compressor and let me tell you, it worked perfect. It makes inflation and deflation so easy. It's worth every penny. You can pull up to the lake and plug your board in and by the time you're done farting around with all your gear and figuring out where to secure your valuables and stow your keys (dry bag secured to a D ring works well), your board is ready to go! No more sore tricepts from hand pumping before you even begin your paddle! And when you're done, simply move the air hose to the deflation valve and it will suck all the air out. Folding and compact storage is simple.

Included in my package was a book too! As a senior business manager, I was immediately intrigued. I thought it was a mistake until I read the back. Low and behold I see a quote from Dan Price on the back. Small world. I was in emails with him not to long ago.

Look, I'm tellin ya.. if you want a quality board made by a group of great people, look no further. These are really fantastic premium quality SUPs at unbeatable values.

I'm proud to own a Tower board.
A+

Well done Tower!

Xplorer 14'
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Review by: from Richmond, CA on 4/22/2021
Smooth ride on smooth water. My first time out was windy and a smaller board does better with wind. But second ride was calm and the board was very comfortable and responsive. In a very protected flat water spot, I can do yoga on this board.

takes a pounding
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Review by: from Upton mass on 12/22/2020
I work my stuff hard and this board handels all the waves the ski boats put out it is fun to use and does go very fast can keep up with the solid boards even over take them and the size it great so we can get three people standing up paddling at the same time the one thing I dod not do is I never deflate it I keep my board full even through winter here in new England upton mass its a short season here but use till we got the last snow storm

I assume it's great!
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Review by: from Boise on 7/27/2020
I would love to write a glowing review about how wonderful this board is, how balanced and fast it is in open water, but the truth is that I don't know. Every time I've tried to use it, my children have piled on with me, so I've never used it alone. Here's what I can say: I am a hefty man, and I've ridden down the Boise River (a slow, pretty flat river) several times with three children on this thing, and it holds us all. I love this thing, even though I have no idea how well it works with one person on it. Highly recommended.

Works wonders for my 360 lb self
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Review by: from St. George on 7/21/2020
I was looking for one that would hold my 360 lb self up out of the water. this one does that and can hold my wife with me as well no trouble.

Tower paddle board 14
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Review by: from Portland on 6/8/2020
Great product! Very sturdy, stable and well balanced board. I live in Portland, took the board out for the first paddle out on Columbia River. We had another board ordered from Nixie 12.50. Columbia as you know can get challenging and choppy. Nixie was fast but to balance on that board with the wakes was very difficult. We switched birds and now I was on our tower 14. What a difference. Tower felt like a huge well balanced boat to be honest. It handled the wakes like a champ. I am very satisfied with the board. I am in the process of returning my nixie and getting another on of these beauties. Thanks guys!

This is a great board
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Review by: from Raleigh, NC on 5/30/2020
It's built to last and to takes lots of weight. I just wish it had D-rings already place on the front and back for securing gear.

Very Stable, Missing a gear securement area
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Review by: from Portland, OR on 7/18/2019
I am 6'3 385ish. I am able to stand up on this and paddle around. I was a little wobbly the first time, but each time I am more and more stable and comfortable. I have been really looking for a board that would support me and I finally found it.

Definitely needs a bungie area for gear, and some D rings on the side to secure a kayak seat, or just use to pull yourself back up on the board, which is not easy in open water. All in all a great board, and those issues can be fixed with some aftermarket D rings

Good board
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Review by: from Spokane wa on 7/5/2018
Bought this board for myself, I weigh 360lbs and it's a little wobbly but it's also my first time using one. Still didn't fall in!

Xplorer for the win
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Review by: from Reno on 5/6/2018
After researching for an inflatable paddle board we could store in our truck camper, Tower was the obvious choice. Rigged yet still easily carried, the 14’ Xplorer fit the bill and did not disappoint!

Finally a board I can enjoy!
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Review by: from Florida and Ohio on 4/26/2018
I'm 6'2" and a long-waisted 224lbs. I'm also a paddle board beginner. Because I'm an experienced kayaker, I thought SUP would be easy. However, with a lot of weight up high, previous boards I've owned that were supposed to be OK left me feeling like I was balancing on a log. After a few minutes I'd be exhausted because of the constant balance challenges. The 14' Explorer has changed all that. Finally, I'm able to balance, relax and begin to enjoy SUP. I first tried it this past week in Florida and it was pure fun. It tracked very well and friends who tried it noticed how well it glides compared to their own shorter hard boards. I was paddling in light breezes in relatively calm water. It was very stable. It has great primary and secondary stability. Once inflated it felt rock solid. I also purchased the Tower electric pump which worked like a champ. It was about 15 minutes to full inflation and about 5 minutes to full deflation. I also opted for the carbon/kevlar 3-piece paddle which made paddling a pleasure. So glad I've finally got a board that fits me. Finally, the Tower staff were great to work with.

Amazing board
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Review by: from on 9/29/2017
Can't say enough positive things about this board. It's stable, smooth, fast - a pure delight. I always leave it inflated and throw it on the car. Works great. Arrived with a few nicks on the side decals and foot top foot pad, but nothing that effects the experience. Highly recommended.

Very stable in wavy water
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Review by: from on 9/29/2017
I have the Adventurer 2 10'4" and really like iit. The 14 foot Xplorer is a different animal. Much more stable and it tracks quite a bit better. I think I'll be taking out the Xplorer a lot more. Hoping to use it to take my two young boys out. Thanks for a great iSUP!

Xplorer 14' iSUP
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Review by: from on 8/8/2017
Great product and very helpful staff!

Love my new board
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Review by: from on 5/13/2017
Thank you so much for this gorgeous board! I had a smaller 10.8' foam paddleboard before but because of my weight I had a hard time balancing on it. I was nervous that an inflatable board wouldn't be as sturdy as a hard board but after reading some of the reviews and given that the weight limit is so high, I decided to go ahead and order the Xplorer 14' inflatable board. I take it out to the lake at least 2-3x/week and get so many compliments on it! Even though I have a truck, I love that I can just roll the board up and throw it in the back seat rather than tying it down in the truck bed. I am still learning to paddle but I can't say enough about how sturdy this board is! I am considering getting one for my boyfriend now also! Thanks Tower:)

Made well but....
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Review by: from on 8/26/2016
Not as stable as I thought it would be in the ocean (very small waves). It is too light and the 8" height makes it easy to blow around and very difficult (near impossible) to get back on if you slip off. Best to stick to calm water and no wind blowing.

Very Impressed, highly recommend this board
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Review by: from on 7/26/2016
I have a niche application for this board, primarily using it with 3 dogs (at the same time) plus camping gear. My glass boards could not handle the load. I bought this board expecting that the buoyancy would more than meet my needs but I accepted the possibility that I might end up paddling a board that felt like a barge. I was completely wrong. This board is very easy to paddle. It is much faster than the glass board, with the same load. I was also surprised by how easy this board is to turn. On the attention to detail side of things, it is incredibly well balance making it easy to carry and/or load on a car rack when fully inflated. I expected the deck mat to be a simple non-skid surface but it has a surprising amount of cushion, making it very comfortable to stand on. I bought the electric pump and absolutely love that. I am going to sell my glass board, because at this point I cant think of anything that board does better than this, for how I want to use a paddle board.

Great value and build quality
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Review by: from on 7/25/2016
I'm 350 pounds on a light day. This board is rock solid and stable on this lake and handles well in 1'-2' chop. Took a bit getting used to how high off the water it is, and have to be close to shore to climb back up. Soft to the touch on the deck pad. Next step is to strap a cooler to it for longer adventures. Not too big either, my wife had this strapped to roof rack just as fast as her 9 footer.