2018 red paddle co - 2018 range of inflatable SUP paddle board

In 2018, Red Paddle Co is celebrating their 10th anniversary. Ten years of making the industry leading inflatable paddle boards and accessories, and they’re still upping their game for 2018. Forever on the tools developing and testing products, Red Paddle Co revolutionised the inflatable SUP world in 2016 with the introduction of Monocoque Structural Laminate (MSL), a glue-less heat fusing construction process. For 2017 and again for 2018, Red Paddle Co have raised the bar with the market’s most complete and detail focused inflatable SUP line.

Let’s take a look at the whole range of Red Paddle Co inflatable boards with all the important features in our comparison charts below. Click on each board to find out more.

2018 Red Paddle Co Ride Family

Updated graphics, redesigned deck pad and textures, 6 point cargo area. Special Edition 10’6″ Ride in purple for the 10th anniversary of Red Paddle Co.

Ride Family – the best selling family of all around inflatables in the world
2018 Red Paddle Co 9'8 Ride 2018 Red Paddle Co 10'6 Ride 2018 Red Paddle Co 10'6 SE 2018 Red Paddle Co 10'8 Ride
Board Ride 9’8″ Ride 10’6″ Ride 10’6″ SE Ride 10’8″
Who’s it for? lighter riders
all-rounder
all-rounder all-rounder bigger/family riders
all-rounder
Length 9’8″ 10’6″ 10’6″ 10’8″
Width 31″ (78.7 cm) 32″ (81.2 cm) 32″ (81.2 cm) 34″ (86.4 cm)
Thickness 3.93″ (10 cm) 4.7″ (12 cm) 4.7″ (12 cm) 4.7″ (12 cm)
Volume 193 litres 240 litres 240 litres 296 litres
Rider Weight up to 210 lbs (95 kg) up to 220 lbs (100 kg) up to 220 lbs (100 kg) up to 265 lbs (120 kg)

2018 Red Paddle Co Sport Family

Updated graphics, redesigned deck pad and textures, 6 point cargo area. FCS fins with secure thumb screw fixture.

Sport Family – best choice for intermediate and advanced paddlers
2018 Red Paddle Co 11' Sport 2018 Red Paddle 11'3 Sport 2018 Red Paddle Co 12'6 Sport
Board Sport 11’0″ Sport 11’3″ Sport 12’6″
Who’s it for? high performance bigger riders
high performance
high performance
touring
Length 11’0″ 11’3″ 12’6″
Width 30″ (76.2 cm) 32″ (81.3cm) 30″ (76.2 cm)
Thickness 4.72″ (12 cm) 4.72″ (12cm) 5.9″ (15 cm)
Volume 300 litres 306 litres 350 litres
Rider Weight up to 198 lbs (90 kg) up to 242 lbs (110 kg) up to 330 lbs (150 kg)

2018 Red Paddle Co Voyager Family

New name, was Explorer, now Voyager. Addition of the new 15′ Voyager Tandem. Updated colors, graphics, redesigned deck pad and textures, 6 point cargo area. RSS battens included on 12’6″ Voyager. FCS fins with secure thumb screw fixture.

Voyager Family – best choice for those wanting to see what’s around the bend
2018 Red Paddle Co 12'6 Voyager 2018 Red Paddle Co 13'2 Voyager 2018 Red Paddle Co Tandem
Board Voyager 12’6″ Voyager Plus 13’2″ Voyager Tandem 15’0″
Who’s it for? touring
cargo
touring + performance
cargo
family/group
Length 12’6″ 13’2″ 15’0″
Width 32″ (81.3 cm) 30″ (76.2 cm) 34″ (86.3 cm)
Thickness 5.9″ (15 cm) 5.9″ (15 cm) 8″ (20 cm)
Volume 370 litres 350 litres 723 litres
Rider Weight up to 330 lbs (150 kg) up to 330 lbs (150 kg) for 2 or 3 riders

2018 Red Paddle Co Elite Family

Race is now part of Elite family. Updated colors, graphics, redesigned deck pad and textures. All boards feature Forward Flex Control (FFC) and fibreglass Red Paddle Co Race fin.

Elite Family – best for competitive racers and experienced paddlers
2018 Red Paddle Co 12'6 Elite 2017 Red Paddle Co 12'6 Elite 2018 Red Paddle Co 14 Elite 2018 Red Paddle Co 14' Elite
Board Elite 12’6″ x 28″  Elite 12’6″ x 26″ Elite 14’0″ x 27″ Elite 14’0″ x 25″
Who’s it for? competitive racers serious racers competitive racers ultimate racers
Length 12’6″ 12’6″ 14’0″ 14’0″
Width 28″ (71.1 cm) 26″ (66 cm) 27″ (68.6 cm) 25″ (63.5 cm)
Thickness 5.9″ (15 cm) 5.9″ (15 cm) 5.9″ (15 cm) 5.9″ (15 cm)
Volume 340 litres 300 litres 340 litres 340 litres
Rider Weight up to 285 lbs (130 kg) up to 240 lbs (110 kg) up to 265 lbs (120 kg) up to 265 lbs (120 kg)

2018 Red Paddle Co Fitness, Surf, River and Kid’s Boards

Specialty boards also see some tweaks. Some feature updated colors, graphics, redesigned deck pad and textures. Whip now features FCS fin with secure thumb screw fixture.

Specialty – specific and specialized boards for specific pursuits
2018 Red Paddle Co Activ 2018 Red Paddle Co Whip 2018 Red Paddle Co Snapper 2018 Red Paddle Co Wild
Board Activ 10’8″ Whip 8’10” Snapper 9’4″ Wild 9’6″
Who’s it for? yoga, pilates, fitness fans surfers young riders white water paddlers
Length 10’8″ 8’10” 9’4″ 9’6″
Width 34″ (86.3 cm) 29″ (74 cm) 27″ (68.6 cm) 34″ (86.3 cm)
Thickness 5.9″ (15 cm) 3.93″ (10 cm) 3.93″ (10 cm) 5.9″ (15 cm)
Volume 279 litres 150 litres 170 litres 300 litres
Rider Weight up to 265 lbs (120 kg) up to 200 lbs (90 kg) up to 132 lbs (60 kg) up to 265 lbs (120 kg)

2018 Red Paddle Co Wind Boards

Wind boards also see some tweaks. Updated colors, graphics, redesigned deck pad and textures. Wind and Windsurf feature FCS fins with secure thumb screw fixture.

Wind – paddlers who like to windsurf
2018 Red Paddle Co Wind 2018 Red Paddle Co WindSurf
Board Wind 10’7″ WindSurf 10’7″
Who’s it for? wind surfers who like to paddle serious wind surfers who like to paddle
Length 10’7″ 10’7″
Width 33″ (83.8 cm) 33″ (83.8 cm)
Thickness 4.7″ (12 cm) 4.7″ (12 cm)
Volume 296 litres 296 litres
Rider Weight up to 265 lbs (120 kg) up to 265 lbs (120 kg)

2018 Red Paddle Co Multi Paddler/Group Boards

These boards are mostly unchanged. Ride L is great for groups of 4. The Ride XL is great for groups up to 8. and the Dragon is committed to the one design style of racing.

Group Boards – The more the merrier
2018 Red Paddle Co Ride L 2018 Red Paddle Co Ride XL 2017 22' Dragon
Board Ride L Ride XL Dragon
Who’s it for? family/group family/group group racing
Length 14’0″ 17’0″ 22’0″
Width 47″ (119.4 cm) 60″ (152.4 cm) 34″ (86.3 cm)
Thickness 8″ (20 cm) 8″ (20 cm) 8″ (20 cm)
Volume 816 litres 1298 litres 984 litres
Rider Weight up to 4 riders up to 8 riders up to 4 riders

As always, if you have any questions or need assistance in choosing the right board for you, contact us here or call us on 1-888-252-4983. We take great pride in being knowledgeable and active stand up paddlers and matching the right boards to paddlers.

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About the author: Julian Kidd
I have been an avid stand up paddle boarder since 2009. I retired from professional kiteboarding to focus on SUP. Green Water Sports grew from this love of all things SUP. As well as being a keen paddle boarder, I'm a hockey fan, football fan, closet petrol head, web tinkerer, husband and father.

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