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The top 5 stand up paddle products of 2014

What a fantastic year 2014 was. As we “warm up” for the 2015 season, let’s take a look back at the most popular products of 2014.

Red Paddle Co 10’6″ Ride Inflatable Paddle Board

The 2015 Ten Six Ride from Red Paddle Co is the single most popular inflatable stand up paddle board in the world, heralded as a classic in all corners of the world. For 2015 it’s the same great board, with great performance and updated graphics. Designed to meet the requirements of the all round rider, it will float and glide easily on flat water, while still riding smoothly and predictably in surf. Read our quick review.

Dakine SUP Leash – Calf

  • Maximum strength urethane cord for stand up paddle boards
  • Overmolded leash ends
  • Double swivels
  • Padded calf attachment
  • Quick release calf cuff
  • Triple wrap rail saver
  • Precision molded fittings
  • 10′ x 5/16″ (3.05m x .78cm)

Epic Gear EDGE Aluminium Adjustable 3 Piece 67-83″

The EDGE series is a new patented concept from Epic Gear. All of the EDGE SUP paddles have a urethane edge molded into the blade, visible in blue in the image. This soft urethane edge protects the paddle board from scrapes and dings caused by contact from the paddle. This will be a giant step forward in keeping your boards looking great!

The shaft has a soft EVA paddle grip that is easy on the hands and prevents slippage. The paddle adjusts from 170-210cm. The blade measures 46 x 22cm. This is the nicest SUP paddle you’ll find at this price! Read the full review.

Onyx M-24 SUP Belt Pack Inflatable Life Jacket (PFD)

The Onyx M-24 SUP Belt Pack Manual Inflatable Life Jacket (PFD Type 3) is an ideal and sometimes necessary (ie. legally required) addition to your stand up paddle boarding package.

Unique design for stand up paddle boarding! Styled to look like a belt pack (bum bag, waist bag, fanny pack) the Onyx M-24 is comfortable and stays out of the way until needed. While some laws only require a PFD device strapped on board, the Onyx M-24 inflatable life jacket, is attached to you and ready to go in the event of an emergency.

Life jacket is inflated when you pull the “jerk to inflate” red handle. This opens the CO2 cartridge and inflates the PFD. Comes with one cartridge which is single use and needs to be rearmed with new cartridge after each inflation. Now also includes whistle.

Red Paddle Co Carbon Adjustable Travel Paddle 71″ – 87″

For those looking for that little bit extra in their paddle choice. The Red Paddle Co 3 Piece Carbon Mainline SUP Paddle is adjustable from 71-86″ or 180cm-220cm. The best thing about this paddle shaft is that it breaks down into 3 pieces and fits inside the Red Air travel bag. This means you can travel with your board and paddle and not have to compromise on performance!

Like the fixed carbon paddle, it’s a beautiful SUP paddle that won’t cost the earth, but available here as a 3 piece meaning when you travel you can fit your paddle in your board bag but not compromise on performance!

Honourable mentions include the Red Paddle Co 12’6″ Race and the Red Paddle Co 10’8″ Mega. Happy SUPing session for 2015!

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About the author: Julian Kidd
I have been an avid stand up paddle boarder since 2009. I retired from a decade of 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 football fan, closet petrol head, web tinkerer, husband and father.