19 Best Paddle Board Accessories For Even More SUP Fun in 2021

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With the right paddle board accessories, you can have even more fun out on the water. So what SUP accessories should you get? We’ve done the hard work for you and compiled this overview of the best paddle board accessories available.

By the way, these paddle board accessories also make for great gift ideas for the favorite paddle boarder in your life.

Are you ready? Read on…

Best Paddle Board Accessories

Read on for our recommendations:

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1. SUP Electric Pump

Manual inflation of your paddle board is often quite the workout. Wouldn’t it be nice to not wear your arms out before hitting the water?

Inflatable paddle board electric pumps are convenient, easy to use, and work fast.

For people who SUP a lot or have to inflate multiple boards, an electric paddle board pump is a must-have.

See our article about the best SUP Electric Pumps.

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2. PFD For SUP

SUP is one of the safest physical activities. But since it is a watersport, fatal accidents can happen. They are often caused by not wearing a life jacket.

You don’t want something as awesome as paddleboarding to end in a tragedy. It is important that you go back home to your loved ones at the end of the day.

Arctic Zone Titan Deep Freeze Paddle Board Cooler

Check out our article about the best PFDs for SUP.

3. SUP Cooler

Imagine how refreshing a cold drink would be after you’ve been paddling for hours under the hot sun.

But if the weather is hot, your drinks will get warm. And you wouldn’t want that, would you?

That is a problem you can solve with a SUP cooler. You can go on a day-long cruise or fishing trip and enjoy your drinks ice cold the entire time.

SUP coolers come in all shapes and sizes. So pick the one that best suits your situation.

ADVANCED ELEMENTS Quickdraw paddle board Deck Bag

4. SUP Deck Bag

Without a paddle board deck bag, how will you bring smaller items with you like your keys, snacks, dry clothes, etc?

You need a bag—ideally, one that is made for SUP. It should be waterproof or water-resistant with a waterproof insert.

These SUP deck bags are all the perfect size. They are not too big for a stand up paddle board and not too small that they can’t fit your stuff.

Some of them are waterproof and will hold your valuables. To use this paddle board accessory, your board should have tie-down points. But others have self-adhesive points.

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5. SUP Leash

Like a PFD, a SUP leash is accessory that you should never go paddling without.

A leash ensures that you are always attached to your SUP and this could save your life.

A good leash is comfortable and you even forget that you have it on after a short while.

Read our article about the best paddle board leashes.

6. SUP Anchor

Attwood Grapnel Anchor

Paddle boarding is not just about paddling and covering distance. When you get to your fishing spot, the board has to stay in place if you plan on catching anything. This also applies to SUP fitness.

And that is what SUP anchors are for.

Stand up paddle board anchors keep your SUP stationary. They are small and lightweight. So don’t worry about them weighing your paddle board down.

Most SUP anchors also fold compact making storage and transport a breeze.

Suspenz Double SUP Airless Cart

7. Paddle Board Cart

If you have to walk a long way with your SUP, across rough terrain, a strap may not be enough.

SUP carts make it easy to travel with a paddle board. They are even more useful if you want to transport several boards.

Most paddle board carts have airless tires.

Nobody wants to deal with a punctured tire in the middle of nowhere. They are adjustable to fit different board sizes while others are designed for multiple boards.

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8. Paddle Board Roof Rack

Solid paddle boards are awesome in many ways—one of them being performance. But when it comes to traveling with them, you can get frustrated.

Unless you have a pickup truck, you will need a roof rack. Transporting your paddleboard on the roof of a car is safer. And the chances of damaging the board are almost non-existent.

There are hard roof racks and soft roof racks. The soft ones are cheaper and installing them is quick and simple. Hard roof rack systems can be installed permanently on the roof of your car.

SPAREHAND Double Wall Mount Rack

9. Paddle Board Storage Rack

Unlike inflatable paddle boards, you can’t deflate your epoxy board and throw it into a bag. You need sufficient storage space.

And not just that—you have to be careful about how you store it. In the garage, something heavy could fall on your SUP and cause damage.

Paddle board storage racks give you options for storing your SUP. There are wall racks, ceiling racks, and free-standing racks. Most of them will hold more than one paddleboard.

Magma Paddle Board Boat Rack

10. SUP Rack For Your Boat

How do you store or transport your solid or inflatable paddle board on your boat?

While there are a few ways to do this, using a paddle board boat rack is the best. Your board stays secure and out of the way.

Choosing a SUP boat rack is not something you can do blindly. You don’t want your boat or paddleboard to get damaged.

Stillwater Outdoors SUP and Kayak Seat

11. SUP Kayak Seat

Kayaking and SUPing are both fantastic activities. The problem is that sometimes, you may be forced to choose between the two.

But what if you don’t have to?

SUP kayak seats allow you to enjoy all the benefits without having to buy both a board and a kayak. You can sit when the wind is too strong and stand when you want to stretch your legs.

The good thing about converting a SUP to a kayak is that you don’t need extra tools. Most of the time, all you need is the kayak seat and a SUP board with D-rings.

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12. SUP Led Lights

If you have never gone paddleboarding at night, you’re missing out.

While it is an experience like no other, night SUPing is more dangerous than day paddling, as you can imagine.

So SUP lights, among other essentials, are necessary for your safety. They’ll keep you visible to other water users. In some places, it is illegal to go night SUPing without a light.

13. Paddle Board Bag

Every standup paddle board needs a bag—this goes for both inflatables and traditional boards.

Paddle board bags protect SUPs from the elements and damage, in general.

While many boards come with their own bags nowadays, some of the bags don’t last. They are cheap and come apart easily. In other cases, the bag you get may not be the bag you want.

Paddle board bags should be spacious, able to fit the board and accessories (for iSUPs).

atoll carbon fiber paddle

14. Lightweight SUP Paddle

Paddling is work—it is exciting, but it is work. If you are using a heavy paddle, you’ll get worn out quickly.

Most paddleboards come with an aluminum paddle. While it is great for beginners and light paddling, it’s not the best for avid paddlers.

Lightweight paddles let you SUP faster and with efficient strokes, saving your energy.

Fiberglass paddles are light but they are not the most durable. Carbon fiber paddles, on the other hand, are the lightest and very efficient.

15. SUP Carrying Strap

A SUP strap lets you comfortably carry your solid paddle board or inflated iSUP over longer distances.

While choosing a SUP carry strap, be careful not to get a cheap one that will dig into your shoulders.

The Jinvun SUP strap is a perfect choice. It has a thick padded shoulder strap that minimizes pressure and increases comfort. It is adjustable to suit different paddler heights and SUP sizes. It also has a paddle holder for your paddle.

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16. SUP Dry Bag

Some of the things that you bring with you, can’t get wet. This is why every standup paddler has to invest in a quality dry bag.

When buying a SUP drying bag, don’t get the cheapest option. This may cost you a lot if it gets submerged with your valuables in it.

The Earth Pak waterproof dry bag is outstanding for SUP and all kinds of water activities. It comes in multiple colors, is rugged, and reliable.

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17. Watertight Phone Case

There are amazing SUP apps that you’ll need a phone to access. And you will want to take stunning photos for your virtual friends and followers too.

But most phones aren’t exactly waterproof. That is why a watertight phone case is another necessary paddle board accessory.

Some, like the Hiearcool Universal waterproof case, have a transparent cover that allows you to operate your phone. You can take photos and videos while it is still inside the cover.

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18. Paddle Board Camera

SUP has many benefits. It helps with your physical health, reduces stress and you get to take some really cool shots. You can use your phone to take photos and videos. Smartphones now come with outstanding cameras and large memories.

But who wants to spend most of their SUP time fiddling with a phone? No one, I assume.

More manufacturers are starting to make boards with fixed action camera mounts.

The Go Pro Hero 8 comes with remarkable features that let you take breathtaking photos and videos. It has three stabilization levels and includes a 64 GB microSD card.

19. SUP Lock

Stand up paddle boards get stolen more often than you think. To protect yourself from the financial loss (and heartache), you will need a SUP lock.

When going for a quick paddle, you’ll not have to worry about losing your SUP. But if you spend the whole day outside, you’ll have to get away from the board at some point—either to grab lunch or visit the restroom.

With the DocksLocks SUP anti-theft system, you can secure several boards to a tree, car roof, or anywhere else.