Speed is my primary concern

You are looking for a really fast board for touring SUP and recreational SUP racing, but one that is also great for tandem paddle boarding and larger SUP riders.

Touring SUP Board Recommendations

iRace - SUP racing made accessible

SUP racing has been popular since the very early days of the paddle boarding craze, but it was always a huge hassle and expense when transporting those huge racing SUPs all over the country and the world. Inflatable racing SUPs solve that transportation problem, so it makes the sport of SUP racing accessible to pretty much anyone willing. More and more SUP racing events are including iSUP classes. The 12'6" length of our red iRace SUP is the standard racing class length. 

At 6" thick and 30" wide, this inflatable paddle board is rigid and fast without being overly tippy. Anybody looking to get into SUP racing will happy with this board, and even if you aren't racing but just was an iSUP with speed, this is a great board

Go with this fast racing stand up paddle board


Xplorer - An 8" thick grand touring inflatable

Tower was a pioneer in the inflatable paddle board market. We were prototyping 6" thick and 8" think iSUPs in 2011 when inflatable paddle boards represented less than 1% of the paddle board market. We introduced the 6" thick Adventurer board in 2012. Five years later iSUPs would represent over 70% of the market! Everyone copied our 6" thick inflatable paddle boards, but almost no brands copied our 8" thick behemoth touring board, the Xplorer because they are very expensive to construct. Trust us, it's worth the expense as doubling the thickness of iSUPs increases their rigidity by 800%. 

At 14', our Xplorer is one of our fastest boards and it can support up to 800 lbs. It's a racing SUP, a tandem board, and a great touring SUP.  

Go with this popular touring paddle board