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iRace 12'6" Inflatable Paddle Board Package

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An "On the go" SUP racing/touring board that's also lightning fast. At 12'6" long and 6" thick, this is a revolutionary inflatable design. Originally designed for the jet-setting SUP-racing crowd, the Tower iRace inflatable SUP package is also ideal for anyone that just wants a crazy fast flat-water touring board.


Full Package Includes

  • One (1) iRace 12'6" Inflatable Paddle Board
  • One (1) 9" Hook & Pin Center Fin
  • One (1) iSUP Repair Kit
  • One (1) Five Hour Workday Book
  • One (1) Hand Pump with PSI Pressure Gauge
  • One (1) 3-Piece Adjustable Fiberglass SUP Paddle

NOTE: We also sell this iSUP by itself with no pump and paddle for $50 less. Buy the iRace board only

The Most Trusted Brand in SUP, Tower

  • 2-Year 'Hassle-Free' Warranty
  • Premium Customer Service - Call, email, or walk in
  • Founder Owned & Operated Small Business Since 2010  

Weight: 27 lbs

Dimensions: 12'6" x 30" x 6"

Volume: Unknown exactly, but probably 350 Liters plus

Weight Capacity: Up to 400 lbs

Nose Rocker: 4 inches

Tail Rocker: No tail rocker

Fin Configuration: Center fix box, with large detachable center fin

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

Included External Accessories: A 3-PC Fiberglass Paddle, a high-pressure pump, 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: Double layer, hand-glued 6" thick construction. High-pressure inflatable (Tested safe to 20 PSI, but only 10-12 PSI is necessary for optimal performance)

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TOWER Classic

PREMIUM Series Paddle Boards

The ORIGINAL invention by Tower in 2011 that disrupted the entire SUP industry, the world’s first 6” thick inflatable paddle boards. We increased iSUP thickness by 50%, which increased rigidity by 325%. Suddenly, you could enjoy the convenience and portability of an inflatable SUP with the stability and speed of a hard board. The SUP industry went from less than 1% inflatable paddle boards to over 90% today as every brand eventually copied our innovation.

We’re still one of the few brands who uses hand glued double layer construction, the gold standard of quality, which is critical when you want maximum rigidity and durability in a 6” inflatable SUP.

Tower Inflatable SUPs offer a superior experience compared to hard paddle boards - they're more fun, safe, durable, convenient, easy to store and transport, and economical. Our 6" thick inflatable paddle boards have become the market leader for these reasons.
Tower’s design approach prioritizes function and simplicity, creating a visual that is elegant, timeless, and impactful. Tower customers are a discerning, stylish group.
The Premium Series uses a double layered, hand glued construction that competitors are unwilling to do since it requires more time and expense to produce. No corners cut here. You get ultimate durability and a 2 year warranty.

Tower iSUPs have received accolades all over the internet for well over a decade. The luxury magazine Robb Report titled one of our Premium Series iSUPs as the #1 SUP worldwide.

Double Layer, Hand Glued Quality

6” thick | 325% more rigid
This is the gold standard technique in SUP production and a proven technology with over 10 years of market presence. These boards last the longest in the industry, by far. Labor intensive and not inexpensive, if you want the best, this is what you get. These have a deck thickness of 2.2mm, versus 1.4mm in fusion construction, and 0.7mm in single layer. A few pounds heavier, but that gets you loads of added rigidity and durability.

Inflatable Paddle Board FAQ

How do I inflate an inflatable SUP board?

iSUP packages come with a high-pressure hand pump with a special H3 valve and a PSI gauge. It takes about 5-7 minutes to fully inflate your iSUP to the 10-12 PSI we recommend. They are safe to inflate up to about 20 PSI as a safety precaution so you don’t overinflate, but 10-12 PSI is all that’s necessary. Optionally, you can buy an electric pump where you set the desired inflation PSI level, hit start and it does the rest.

What PSI do I inflate my inflatable SUP to?
We recommend 10-12 PSI for optimal performance. Our iSUPs are safe to inflate up to about 20 PSI as a safety precaution so you don’t overinflate, but 10-12 PSI is all that’s necessary on Tower boards as they are by design made with quality construction that is very rigid even at lower PSI inflation levels.
How do I install the center fin on my iSUP?
It’s very easy and secure. All current Tower iSUPs use what’s called a hook & pin center fin, where you hook the front base of the fin over a catch in the fin box, slide it back as far as you can by tapping the fin with your hand which will align the rear fin base catch over the hole in the fin box which you simply insert the tethered pin fin thru. Just reverse the steps for fin removal.
Can I use an electric pump with my iSUP?

Yes, you can use a special high-pressure electric pump suitable for inflatable paddle boards. It will have the required H3 valve. You simply set the desired PSI, hit start, and it will auto-inflate the board. Note, most “inflatable” product pumps won’t cut it as they are not specialized high-pressure pumps, so you will need to buy a pump specifically for high-pressure inflatable SUPs. Additionally, while many people will try to use an air compressor jimmy rigged with an H3 valve, it is extremely easy to overinflate your iSUP this way and blow apart the seams. You board will be ruined. Obviously, use of any compressors voids your warranty.

How do I deflate an iSUP?
When you open the valve cap on the rear deck of your iSUP, you will see a yellow valve stem button. You deflate your iSUP by depressing that valve stem button and twisting it clockwise to lock it in the down position. This valve stem acts as a toggle between a one-way valve when it’s in the up position and a two-way valve when it’s in the down position. Use the valve stem up position when inflating your board so you can inflate and then remove the pump without the air rushing out. Use the valve stem down position when deflating your board. Air will rush out vigorously, and you roll the board from the other end to push air out as you roll it up for storage.
How durable is my iSUP?
Inflatable paddle boards are made of military grade PVC similar to what you find on commercial river rafts. You can run them up on the rocks just fine without damaging them. In fact, one of the key benefits of inflatable SUPs over hardboards is that iSUPs are nearly indestructible. We don’t recommend you do this, but we’ve run over Tower iSUPS with a car while they are inflated and they don’t miss a beat. They are also extremely durable when deflated and rolled up so you don’t really need a protective bag at all.
How long does my inflatable SUP hold air?
We keep our fleet of inflatable SUP boards for our demos inflated for months at a time and they never really seem to lose air. Even though most people think of inflating and deflating their inflatable SUP every time they go out, what a lot of people end up doing is just keeping it inflated. The beauty of these boards is really that they are nearly indestructible (when compared to an EPS/Epoxy boards that are prone to getting nicked up). The ability to deflate them, roll them up, and transport them in a tight space is often times only an occasional thing and sometimes an afterthought on these inflatable boards.
What iSUP accessories do you recommend?

Our most popular accessory is an electric pump as not everyone enjoys the pre-workout that inflating your paddle board represents. Once people get into the paddle boarding regularly, a carbon fiber paddle is a nice upgrade over the 3-piece fiberglass travel paddles that are included in our iSUP packages. iSUP backpacks are always a handy accessory if you travel a lot. And lastly, if you paddle in shallow water like rivers frequently, a 6” deep river fin is a nice alternative to have over the standard 9” SUP fin.

Extended Product Information

A New Design for Speed and Distance

It will shock you how fast the 12'6' Tower iRace inflatable paddle board is. This board is made for racers or recreational paddlers who still want the speed of a race board. At 12'6", it will cut through choppy water. If you're near an open ocean or larger lake, having a longer board will make it easier for you to paddle farther distances. This board is also a bit narrower than our other models, so it is a bit more streamlined for those out there who want to race with it. As SUP grows, you see more and more inflatable paddleboards in races. We believe this design, with the pointed nose, narrower width and 6" thickness will be the go-to board for racers out there. Most stand up paddle boards for sale on the market today do not come close in value comparison.

Even with all the benefits of a racing paddleboard, that doesn't go to say recreational paddlers can't handle this board. If you're looking for a board faster than our all-around Adventurer, but a bit more compact than the exceptionally speedy Xplorer, this is the board for you! It has tons of volume and stability for everyday users. At 12'6", the added length also helps stabilize taller riders who may feel a bit wobbly on a shorter board.

Amazing Rigidity

Traditional stand up paddle boards are known for being incredible rigid and strong. Inflatable paddle boards are able to maintain that rigidity while also making it extremely easy to transport and store your paddle board.

The Tower iRace Inflatable stand up paddle board is made from extremely rugged materials like those you'd find on the highly regarded Zodiac boats and extreme river rafts. The amazing rigidity in the iRace 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. You'll be amazed. We can literally put the front tip of the 12'6" Tower iRace 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.

Double Layer Hand Glued Construction Diagram
Double Layer Hand Glued iSUP Construction Diagram
Benefits of an Inflatable SUP over an EPS/Epoxy board
  • Easier to store - When rolled up, it's 1 foot in diameter and 35" 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 even 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.
Inflatable Racing Paddle Board Performance Specs
Inflatable Racing Paddle Board Performance Specs

The Reviews Are In!

Customer Reviews

Based on 20 reviews
Surpassed my expectation

The iRace 12'6 is the fastest inflatable board
I've been on so far. Since there's only one center fin it's a little challenging on stability but that can be overcome with practice. With a 3.4 mph head wind I was able to top the speed to 13.18mph(documented with Watersport Tracker). Very impressive.

Fun Board!

I'm a cyclist and wanted to get some upper body exercise without joining a gym. Decided on a SUP and a friend had recommended Tower. Placed order and board was in NY 6 days later. I'm a novice and it tracks nicely. It's very stable...I took it for a 7 mile paddle on Lake George on a Friday afternoon...lots of big boat wakes and I only fell a few times when I wasn't paying attention. Highly recommend this board

New Paddler Kate
Great board, fast service

My Tower board arrived really fast, was easy to inflate and is great! It’s quite light so easy to get in and out of the water. The extendable paddle is also great-easy to shorten or lengthen depending on whether I am standing or kneeling. I’m not a very experienced paddle boarder but was able to try out standing sitting and kneeling in wavy conditions. The fin really helps keep it traveling straight. All in all very happy with the board.

Happy Rower
12' 6" I Race

I love this board. I use an Oarboard rower that I attach to the top of this board, and it is fast. I saved several hundred dollars by buying this board. This is the 6th Tower isup my family has purchased and we are very happy with them all. I was a little disappointed the iRace didn't have a bungee rack on it like the Adnenture II, but I solved that by purchasing 4 D rings and some 1/4 in bungee and made my own. The valve leaked a little out of the box, but I just tightened it a little with the valve tool, and that fixed that.

David Smith

I wanted a longer board for longer trips but was apprehensive about the 30" width. Not to worry! The iRace was as stable as my 10' board that is 32" wide. I also ran it over with my SUV by accident...and it didn't pop. What else could you want???


I bought 3 of these iSUPs after using my neighbors. I knew I wanted a SUP. After renting a couple and reading lots of reviews, I was able to conclude that the iSUP was perfect for my family. My kids use them to practice their back flips and to crash into one another. My dog thinks that its a good way to get into the water without getting wet. I like it because I can deflate them and store them in the closet for the winter.


12'6" iRace is amazing! I have this board for three years... just amazing on all kind of water. Using most of the time on Pacific coast. Very fast and stable, handles waves up to couple feet! Fell off few times before storm (not board issue:) was absolutely crazy condition). Great design, every time somebody asks me about company and gives thumbs up:)))


I was hesitant to get a paddle board but went ahead and grabbed it on sale. I am so glad I did. I have purchased a second board for my husband and can’t wait to take him with me. Highly recommended product and service.

Best experience ever

This is a great company. Their customer service is fabulous. The product is fabulous. Highly recommended in all aspects.

Life changing, I need a career change!

I'm sitting in the water as I type, The Joker playing on my speaker, charcoal grill aroma and waves breaking on the rocks at Lake Mead just outside my hometown of Las Vegas. Because of you I've found the water. The quality is assuring and allows me to just enjoy and trust the equipment.