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We compare the 2022 Red Paddle Co Sport inflatable paddle boards

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In this article, we compare each of the 2022 Red Paddle Co Sport inflatable stand up paddle boards. The Red Paddle Co Sport inflatable SUP boards are designed for the slightly more experienced paddler. Reduced width and a sleek, drawn-out nose section mean these boards cut through the water cleanly, allowing you to paddle further and faster. They deliver even more speed and dynamic performance with the speed tail. Dripping with style and speed, these boards will go faster and further than you thought possible.

If you’d like a side by side of all the vital specifications of every board in the Red Paddle Co range, head here to our Red Paddle Co inflatable paddle board comparison article.

The Sport range comes in 3 sizes. The 11′ x 30″, the 11’3″ x 32″ and the 12’6″ x 30″. Each size comes in the standard blue color way, while the 11′ and 11’3″ also come in the Special Edition Purple.

What’s new for 2022?

  • All new ATB Transformer Bag with bag-less system
  • Updated flat bungee cargo system
  • New Special Edition purple 11′ x 30″ Sport

2022 Red Paddle Co Sport Inflatable Paddle Boards

Sport Family – best choice for intermediate and advanced paddlers
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BoardSport 11’0″Sport 11’0″ SESport 11’3″Sport 11’3″ SESport 12’6″
Who’s it for?smaller riders
high performance
smaller riders
high performance
bigger riders
high performance
bigger riders
high performance
high performance
touring
Length11’0″11’0″11’3″11’3″12’6″
Width30″ (76.2 cm)30″ (76.2 cm)32″ (81.3cm)32″ (81.3cm)30″ (76.2 cm)
Thickness4.72″ (12 cm)4.72″ (12 cm)4.72″ (12 cm)4.72″ (12 cm)5.9″ (15 cm)
Volume234 litres234 litres258 litres258 litres330 litres
Board Weight21 lbs21 lbs24 lbs24 lbs26 lbs
Rider Weightup to 200 lbs (90 kg)up to 200 lbs (90 kg)up to 240 lbs (110 kg)up to 240 lbs (110 kg)up to 330 lbs (150 kg)
Fin SystemUS Box 9″ SUP Touring FinUS Box 9″ SUP Touring FinUS Box 9″ SUP Touring FinUS Box 9″ SUP Touring FinUS Box 9″ SUP Touring Fin
Cargo Area(s)Forward Flat BungeeForward Flat BungeeForward Flat BungeeForward Flat BungeeForward Flat Bungee
BagATB TransformerATB TransformerATB TransformerATB TransformerATB Transformer
RSS BattensYesYesYesYesYes
Speed TailYesYesYesYesYes
Accessory Mount(s)11111
Carry Handle(s)33333
More Details… 11' Sport → 11' Sport SE → 11'3" Sport → 11'3" Sport SE → 12'6" Sport →

Red Paddle Co 11′ x 30″ Sport

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The 2022 Red Paddle Co 11′ Sport offers a step up in performance from the Ride family and has been designed for the more experienced paddler up to 200lbs to deliver more speed and dynamic characteristics. Their secret lies in their shape. The 11′ and 12’6″ Sports are narrower than a Ride, so they cut through the water more cleanly, and the drawn-out nose section gives them more glide across the water. See also the new purple 11′ Sport Special Edition.

The 11′ Sport is a great board for lighter paddlers who want a sleeker board to glide across bays, lakes, up and down rivers and surfing small waves. It’s the perfect comfortable cruiser! Read our review of the 2016 11′ Sport.

Who’s it for? Lighter paddlers looking for high performance.

Red Paddle Co 11′ x 30″ Sport Special Edition

New Model

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The 2022 Red Paddle Co 11′ Sport Special Edition offers a step up in performance from the Ride family and has been designed for the more experienced paddler up to 200lbs to deliver more speed and dynamic characteristics. Their secret lies in their shape. The 11′ and 12’6″ Sports are narrower than a Ride, so they cut through the water more cleanly, and the drawn-out nose section gives them more glide across the water. Based on the blue 11′ Sport.

The 11′ Sport Special Edition is a great board for lighter paddlers who want a sleeker board to glide across bays, lakes, up and down rivers and surfing small waves. It’s the perfect comfortable cruiser! Read our review of the 2016 11′ Sport.

Who’s it for? Lighter paddlers looking for high performance, with a flare for color.

Red Paddle Co 11’3″ x 32″ Sport

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The 2022 Red Paddle Co 11’3″ Sport offers a step up in performance from the Ride family and has been designed for the bigger more experienced paddler to deliver more speed and dynamic characteristics.

Nestled between the 11′ and 12’6″ Sports, the 11’3″ caters to those who wanted something in the middle with a little more stability at 32″ wide. The secret to the Sports lies in their shape. They’re more streamlined than a Ride, so they cut through the water more cleanly, and the drawn-out nose section gives them more glide across the water. Read our review of the 2020 Red Paddle 11’3″ Sport inflatable SUP.

Also available in the purple 11’3″ Sport Special Edition.

Who’s it for? Paddlers looking for high performance and some stability.

Red Paddle Co 11’3″ x 32″ Sport Special Edition

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The 2022 Red Paddle Co 11’3″ Sport Special Edition is based on the regular 11’3″ Sport. Following on from the success of the 10’6″ Ride Special Edition, Red Paddle Co have continued the new 11’3″ Sport Special Edition. The 11’3″ Sport offers a step up in performance from the Ride family and has been designed for the bigger more experienced paddler to deliver more speed and dynamic characteristics.

Nestled between the 11′ and 12’6″ Sports, the 11’3″ caters to those who wanted something in the middle with a little more stability at 32″ wide. The secret to the Sports lies in their shape. They’re more streamlined than a Ride, so they cut through the water more cleanly, and the drawn-out nose section gives them more glide across the water. Read our review of the 2020 Red Paddle 11’3″ Sport inflatable SUP.

Who’s it for? Paddlers looking for high performance and some stability. And want to make a statement with their purple board.

Red Paddle Co 12’6″ x 30″ Sport

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The 2022 Red Paddle Co 12’6″ Sport offers the ability to go on longer trips and is the perfect board for a rider who is a bit too heavy for the 11′ Sport and wants something a little sleeker and faster than the new 11’3″ Sport. The updated RSS battens continue to make the board super stiff underfoot meaning you are able to tackle choppy water as well.

The Sports have been designed for a slightly more experienced paddler in mind offering a step up in speed and dynamic performance from the Ride family. The shape allows the Sport to cut through the water which is matched by incredible glide, thanks to the drawn out nose. Read our review of the 2016 model.

Who’s it for? Larger paddlers wanting the best performance from a sport touring style board.

So that’s it, a side by side of each model and the vital specifications for a comparison of the 2022 Sport inflatable stand up paddle boards by Red Paddle Co. We have our own Red Paddle Co inflatable SUP and we’ve tested each model, so if you need help in deciding which board is best for you, contact us via email or on 1-888-252-4983 and we’d be happy to help!

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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.