8 Aqua Marina Paddle Boards Reviewed (August 2018)

aqua marina paddle board review

Aqua Marina is a growing company providing paddle boards and boats for leisure and fitness. They envision offering maximum fun and safety for their buyers with their array of inflatable paddle boards, canoes, kayaks and sports boats. They may not be the best-known brand in the SUP industry, but they do provide reliable and affordable inflatable paddle boards.

The Aqua Marina SUP boards come with their signature assembly of heavy-duty PVC, hardened rubber materials, multiple layers of polymer, UV protection and drop stitch core material. Not only that, they generally create user-friendly, versatile and very safe boards.

Aqua Marina SUP Comparison Table

Aqua Marina Paddle Board
Sizes
Weight
Capacity
My rating
1. Aqua Marina Breeze SUP
9'9 x 30" x 4"
18lbs
165lbs
(3.5 / 5)
2. Aqua Marina Vapor Paddle Board
10'10 x 30" x 4"
19lbs
176lbs
(3.9 / 5)
3. Aqua Marina Fusion
10'10 x 30" x 6"
19lbs
209lb
(4 / 5)
4. Aqua Marina Monster
12' x 32" x 6"
24lbs
265lbs
(4.2 / 5)
5. Aqua Marina Thrive
9'9 x 30" x 6"
18lbs
198lbs
(4 / 5)
6. Aqua Marina Echo
10'6 x 32" x 4"
20lbs
176lbs
(4 / 5)
7. Aqua Marina Beast
10'6 x 32" x 6"
20.5lbs
209lbs
(4.2 / 5)
8. Aqua Marina Magma
10'10 x 30" x 6"
20lbs
209lbs
(4.5 / 5)

Aquamarina Paddle Board Reviews

Inflatable paddleboards are a great investment and every paddler should have one. Although epoxy SUP boards are awesome (and some would argue they are the best), they come short in some ways. For instance, you cannot deflate and roll up your fiberglass SUP when you want to store or transport it – especially if you are using a plane.

iSUPs are better for families because they are cheaper and you can get more than one. They are also kid, pet, and beginner friendly. That said, you want to be sure that you get the best iSUP both in terms of quality and what matches your preferences. Here are some of the best models from Aqua Marina.

1. Aqua Marina Breeze SUP Review

Aqua Marina offers you an inflatable board in the world’s most popular SUP shape. The Breeze is a 9’9” paddleboard with a very versatile shape and an optimum air pressure of 15 PSI. It is the perfect board for entry-level paddlers who want to get a feel on the water-sport by trying it out in different environments.

With the Breeze’s versatile shape, you could take it out for fitness, exploring and small surfs. You won’t go wrong with this SUP shape that is very similar to the traditional long board. As for versatility, you can also attach a high-kayak seat since the board comes with extra D-rings. Care for some kayaking after paddling sessions? With the Aqua Marina Breeze SUP, why not?

The Aqua Marina Breeze is made using strong PVC material and a double-wall drop-stitch construction making it one of the most durable boards you can lay your hands on. The deck features a honeycomb design traction pad to prevent you from slipping as well as make you comfortable. There is a bungee system fastened on four D-rings to offer you storage for your essentials. Another D-ring is available at the tail for your leash.

The Breeze paddling package includes a 20 PSI manual pump, a 2-piece paddle, a backpack, two side fins and one center fin. The color of the board is black/green.

Features and Specifications

  • Made of strong PVC material
  • Bungee system for cargo
  • Extra D-rings for leash and other uses
  • Honeycomb design non-slip deck pad
  • Comes with a paddle, backpack, 3 fins and a manual pump
  • Tri-fin system for balance and tracking
  • Aluminum paddle is adjustable
  • Backpack is large enough to fit accessories
  • All around design
  • Suitable for beginners and intermediate SUPers
  • Measures: 9’9” x 30” x 4”
  • Maximum rider weight: 209 lbs
  • Volume: 178 l
  • Weighs 17.6 lbs
  • Maximum pressure: 15 PSI

Pros & Cons

  • Great board for the family
  • Easy to inflate and deflate
  • Includes paddling accessories
  • Weight limit is a little too low
  • Does not come with a leash

Customer Feedback

Customers, in general, are impressed with the quality of the board and its ease of transportation and assembly. Just remember to put on the fins before you inflate the board, and you’ll be fine.

The Aqua Marina Breeze SUP is said to have a maximum weight capacity of 209 lbs, but one customer reported that her boyfriend, who weighs 185 lbs, experienced the board bending so much that he got his feet wet. She herself is about 130 lbs, and the board carried her fine. So keep this in mind when considering this board. If you weigh a bit more, perhaps consider the Aqua Marina Fusion.

2. Aqua Marina Vapor Paddle Board Review

aqua marina vapor sup board

Love to go cruising on lakes or canals? Another very versatile board is the Aqua Marina Vapor SUP. The Vapor is an extremely user-friendly 10’10” board.  It is the ideal board for all skill levels and lightweight paddlers. Ride with comfort and stability with its sculpted balance flow curve board design.

Along with the Vapor paddleboard, you’ll get three fins, pump with gauge, backpack, and adjustable aluminum paddle. All three fins are removable and you can attach them depending on conditions. The paddle is three-piece, adjustable and made of aluminum.

The Aqua Marina Vapor SUP comes with a durable double-wall stitch core material. The EVA deck is surfaced with a heat-embossed honeycomb groove. This design provides you with maximum traction and durability. In addition to the 4 D-rings that have a bungee cord fastened on them, there are more D-rings for your leash and any other use.

The Vapor is 10’10” long, 30” wide and 4” thick. These measurements make it a great board for speed. A long and slim board provides for a streamlined shape that enables it to slice through the water with such ease. Add to that the tri-fin system and you have yourself an iSUP that perfectly suits your adventurous self.

Features and Specifications

  • Honeycomb design EVA deck pad for traction
  • Comes with three fins, a backpack, paddle and a hand pump
  • Tri- fin system helps in tracking
  • 7 D-rings and a bungee system for storage
  • Super rigid and durable
  • Made with a double-wall Dropstitch construction
  • Backpack has adjustable shoulder straps
  • Measures: 10’10” x 30” x 4”
  • Volume: 198 l
  • Weighs 19.2 lbs
  • Maximum pressure: 15 PSI
  • Maximum rider weight: 253 lbs

Pros & Cons

  • Great shape for speed
  • Tough and durable
  • Tri-fin helps in tracking
  • Comes with accessories
  • Might be too narrow for beginners
  • Does not include a leash

Customer Feedback

Many customers love this board. It is lightweight, stable, and of general good quality. Since it’s a fairly thin board (4”), experts recommend it for flatwater paddling.

Heavier paddlers, from about 200 lbs and up, frequently report that the board bends too much, even when pumped up to its maximum 15 PSI. So if you require a board that can carry more weight, perhaps you should consider the Aqua Marina Fusion.

3. Aqua Marina Fusion SUP Review

aqua marina fusion paddle board review

If you’re looking for an inflatable board that can take on greater weights, the Aqua Marina Fusion SUP could be the board for you. The Fusion comes with an all-around design and has a reputation as an excellent flatwater, cruising board. Its length and width provide you with excellent glide for exploring, fitness and cruising.

The Fusion SUP Package includes a 10’10” board, elastic bungee cord, backpack, hand pump, a 3-piece paddle, a large slide-in central fin, a repair kit and a manufacturer’s limited warranty. An all-around wide design and durable double-wall stitching PVC provide superior stability.

The heat-embossed EVA deck with honeycomb grooves will keep you from slipping and bungee cords on the nose hold your cargo while exploring the waters.  It is built for riders of up to 308 lbs. Compared to the Breeze and the Vapor, the Aqua Marina Fusion SUP is 2 inches thicker, making it more rigid when inflated, and providing more stability.

Features and Specifications

  • Built from military grade PVC material
  • One large removable fin
  • Large EVA non-slip pad for grip and comfort
  • Comes with a paddle, backpack, fin, hand pump and repair kit
  • 6” thick for buoyancy and stiffness
  • Elastic bungee cords for storing luggage
  • Tail D-ring for your safety leash
  • Maximum air pressure: 15 PSI
  • Measures: 10’10” x 30” x 6”
  • Volume: 290 l
  • Weighs 19.2 lbs
  • Maximum rider weight: 308 lbs

Pros & Cons

  • Thick, buoyant and stiff
  • Comes with accessories
  • Super tough and durable
  • Lightweight
  • No leash in the package

Customer Feedback

Reviews show that customers love this paddle board. Inflating the board with the included pump takes about 10 minutes. The board is stable, can carry quite a bit of weight (308 lbs), and is of good quality. For tall paddlers, you might want to consider investing in a paddle since the paddle that comes with the Fusion, is adjustable in 2 settings and you may find that you need more length to paddle comfortably.

When you’re finished on the water, the Fusion deflates quickly and packs up in the included backpack making it the ultimate travel companion.

4. Aqua Marina Monster Paddle Board

Now, check out one of Aqua Marina’s best selling SUPs. The Aqua Marina Monster SUP is a lightweight paddle board but it’s certainly a monster when it comes to its weight capacity. The Monster SUP can carry up to 352 lbs while still providing the needed stability. It is the perfect board for paddlers of all skill levels who are looking for a professional level experience.

Upon purchase of the Aqua Marina Monster SUP, you do not only get the 12’ x 32” inflatable paddle board. You also get a 3-piece paddle, a high-pressure hand pump with gauge, a removable center fin, two side fins, and a storage backpack.

The board comes with a heat embossed EVA deck pad and a bungee storage system that can hold your things as you either sit down or stand up and paddle. The construction of PVC is done with a durable double-wall Dropstitch construction to a flat angle design.

Features and Specifications

  • Long lasting Dropstitch PVC construction
  • Large heat embossed deck traction pad
  • Bungee system for cargo
  • D-ring at the tail for your leash
  • High tensile rail bands at the top and bottom for maximum stiffness
  • Comes with a pump, fin, action camera mount base, bag and paddle
  • Inflates to 15 PSI
  • Measures: 12’ x 32” x 6”
  • Weighs 23.8 lbs
  • Maximum rider weight: 352 lbs
  • Volume: 347 l

Pros & Cons

  • Great weight capacity
  • All-inclusive capacity
  • Super stiff and stable
  • Durable
  • Does not come with a safety leash

Customer Feedback

Customers are very happy with the Monster. They find it of good quality, made from thick and durable materials, stable in the water and able to carry a lot of weight. One guy even took his son and dog with him on the board. A combined weight of about 375 lbs and they stayed well above the water line.

5. Aqua Marina Thrive SUP Board Review

With a design inspired by the sea turtle, the Marina Thrive has a unique look that will appeal to any SUPer’s eye. It is more of an improved version of the best selling Aqua Marina Breeze.

The board measures 9’9” in length, making it a great board for beginners and young adults. Longer boards tend to be a little difficult to control for paddlers who are just starting out. It is 30” wide which gives you enough deck space for moving around and allows you to bring a pet. The thickness is 6”. A thick inflatable iSUP is usually more buoyant than a thinner one and is not bendable.

The deck is covered in a honeycomb design soft pad for traction and comfort. The Marina Thrive offers maximum durability. It is made from tough PVC material which protects it from dents and dings. It is also made using the Super Tough Dual Stringer technology for reinforced stiffness. The Thrive package includes an adjustable paddle, high-pressure pump, slide-in fin, backpack, action camera mount kit and a valve adaptor.

Features and Specifications

  • Very lightweight but super tough
  • Features new action camera mount kit
  • Carry handle at the middle
  • Large slide-in fin for tracking
  • Fantastic rail design and graphics
  • Elastic straps for cargo storage
  • Stainless steel D-ring for your leash
  • Features Super Tough Dual Stringer technology
  • Package includes paddle, pump, bag, camera mount kit and valve adapter
  • Inflates to 15 PSI
  • Measures: 9’9” x 30” x 6”
  • Weighs 18.1 lbs
  • Volume: 264 l
  • Maximum rider capacity: 265 lbs

Pros & Cons

  • Great graphics design
  • All-inclusive package
  • Buoyant and not bendable
  • New camera mount kit feature
  • Very stiff and tough
  • Does not include leash

Customer Feedback

Customers are impressed by the graphics. The board looks even better in person than it does in the pictures. It is very high-quality, something you will notice as soon as you get on it. The included accessories look amazing and are all durable.

6. Aqua Marina Echo Paddle Board Review

aqua marina echo sup board review

It looks like the Aqua Marina paddleboards company has decided to treat its customers to awesome designs with its new models. The Marina Echo, like the Thrive, has a very interesting design. Being an all-around paddleboard, it is suitable for use by paddlers of all skill levels and for all water conditions. Its shape provides for an effortless glide. To ensure maximum durability and stiffness, the Echo has been reinforced with double rail construction.

The measurements (10’6” x 32” x 4”) favor the SUPer that loves to explore and go for long SUP tours. The width will not hinder your speed and the length makes it very easy to handle. The deck has a soft traction pad in case you want to try out Yoga.

The Echo paddling package includes a carry backpack, slide-in fin, action camera mount kit, valve adapter and a manual pump. Unfortunately, a paddle is not included. Aqua Marina did not forget to include a bungee system for your cargo and a D-ring for your safety leash.

Features and Specifications

  • Heat embossed, honeycomb groove traction pad
  • Great shape for exploring and cruising
  • Super Tough Dual Stringer technology
  • Double rail construction
  • Package includes a manual pump, backpack, action camera mount kit, slide-in fin and adaptor
  • D-ring for your leash at the tail
  • Elastic straps for securing cargo
  • Super lightweight, durable and stiff
  • Maximum pressure: 15 PSI
  • Measures: 10’6” x 32” x 4”
  • Weighs 19.8 lbs
  • Volume: 206 l
  • Maximum rider capacity: 254 lbs

Pros & Cons

  • Fantastic graphic design
  • Lightweight
  • Comes with paddling accessories
  • Reinforced stiffness
  • Paddle not included in the package

Customer Feedback

Paddlers like the Marina Echo mostly because it is lightweight and versatile. It is not limiting and is fit for use by the whole family. Inflation is not such a difficult task. In the water, the board glides smoothly. Its stiffness is impeccable. The Echo iSUP is also very stable. Some users were disappointed by the lack of a paddle in the package.

7. Aqua Marina Beast Paddle Board

aqua marina beast sup board

The Aqua Marina Beast is a beast indeed. Although it is very light, the board has a higher capacity than many iSUPs of the same weight. Its shape is suited for racing while its capacity of 315 lbs allows you to have that experience with a friend on board. Just like all new models from Aqua Marina, the Beast has been reinforced using the Super Tough Dual Stringer technology which makes it ultra rigid.

The deck features a carry handle in the middle to give you an easy job as you carry your inflated board to the water. There also a bungee system so your luggage will not fall off when you are catching waves or being a little adventurous.

The graphics, both at the top and bottom, are quite interesting—you can barely look away. The Beast paddling package includes a Magic backpack, manual pump with gauge, valve adaptor, slide-in center fin and an action camera mount kit.

Features and Specifications

  • Great shape for exploring and cruising
  • Dropstitch core material technology for a light, durable and stiff iSUP
  • Reinforced with Super Tough Dual Stringer technology
  • Double rail construction
  • Light with a high capacity
  • Heat-embossed, honeycomb grove traction pad
  • High-quality graphics
  • Elastic straps for fastening cargo
  • Stainless steel D-ring for leash
  • Comes with a fin, bag, pump, valve adapter and camera mount kit
  • Inflates to 15 PSI
  • Measures: 10’6” x 32” x 6”
  • Weighs 20.5 lbs
  • Volume: 304 l
  • Maximum rider capacity: 315 lbs

Pros & Cons

  • Awesome graphics design
  • Extraordinary rigidity
  • Includes accessories
  • Suitable for all SUP variations
  • Does not come with a paddle

Customer Feedback

What is not to love? When choosing a board, most of the time you have to choose between a light iSUP and one with a high capacity. Standup paddlers are happy they do not have to make that choice with the Aqua Marina Beast. It is super light, durable and can handle 305 lbs. This iSUP tracks well in water and users say that it is stable and nothing short of perfect.

8. Aqua Marina Magma Paddle Board Review

aqua marina magma paddle board review

The Aqua Marina Magma is arguably the best iSUP among the new Aqua Marina new models. The graphics are super cool, inspired by the octopus. The outstanding print is hand-made resulting in a beautiful iSUP that makes standup paddling more enjoyable.

The Magma is made using the premium Dropstitch core material technology resulting in a very light board that is stiff and durable. On top of this, it has been reinforced using the Super Tough Dual Stringer technology for extra rigidity and stiffness. Because of its measurements (10’10” x 30” x 6”) the Magma assumes a streamlined shape, long and slim, making it an amazing speed paddleboard.

The Aqua Marina Magma package includes a high-pressure pump, adjustable paddle, backpack, removable fin, valve adaptor and an action camera mount kit. The deck has elastic straps, fastened on four D-rings for securing cargo. One more D-ring is attached at the nose for your safety leash.

Features and Specifications

  • Outstanding graphics inspired by the octopus
  • Streamlined shape for cruising and exploring
  • Bungee system for your essentials
  • Super Tough Dual Stringer technology for added stiffness
  • Middle carry handle on deck
  • Comes with adjustable paddle, bag, manual pump, valve adaptor, fin and camera mount kit
  • Stainless steel D-ring at the tail for the leash
  • Lightweight, durable and stiff
  • Maximum pressure: 15 PSI
  • Measurements: 10’10” x 30” x 6”
  • Weighs 20.3 lbs
  • Volume: 290 l
  • Maximum rider capacity: 308 lbs

Pros & Cons

  • All-inclusive package
  • Super durable
  • Excellent graphics
  • Great for speed
  • Might be too narrow for beginners

Customer Feedback

The Magma has outstanding features—it is no surprise that it has gained the love of its users. It looks amazing and is bound to make your experience even more exciting. The iSUP cuts through the water with impeccable smoothness, thanks to its shape and the large center fin. Riders also love the all-inclusive package.

Conclusion

Aqua Marina is one company that you can never underestimate. They actually have some of the best and coolest water sports products in the world. You can easily tell from their paddleboards that they mean business. From the designs to the performance of the above iSUPs everything is of high quality and it is highly unlikely that you will be disappointed. Take advantage of their fair prices and get yourself one of these awesome boards.

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