Best Entry-Level Inflatable Paddle Boards

Introducing the Zen range

Starboard’s budget-friendly inflatable paddle board line offering the best value for riders simply looking get out on the water and have fun.

The Zen construction features our best selling SUP models and in our leanest, lightest and value-oriented inflatable paddle board construction ever. Built with the best core essentials, these are the best SUP boards for getting starting in stand up paddleboarding without breaking the bank.

Which one is right for you?

10'8" X 33" iGO

Inflatable Paddle Board

— Stable —

A popular entry-level size, perfect for schools and centers that want one board that does it all. This board is faster to turn than the longer sizes yet has more glide than the shorter size, all at an ultra-stable width. Ideal for riders up to 120kg.

Great for:

Flat-water | All-round cruising | Yoga


45 – 120kg
Rider weight


8.8 kg (est.)
Board weight


11'2" X 31+" iGO

Inflatable Paddle Board

— Fast —

A great value iSUP for beginner to intermediate paddlers, which features an incredibly fast outline and provides abundant stability. The + also stands for the squarer tail shape which makes turning incredibly easy. Great for lighter riders up to 100kg.

Great for:

Flat-water | All-round cruising | Surf


45 – 100kg
Rider weight


8.9 kg (est.)
Board weight


12'6" X 30" TOURING

Inflatable Paddle Board

— Adventure —

This iSUP is designed to be adventure-ready right out of the box. The 12’6″ combines a balance of speed, stability & manoeuvrability. The narrow width makes it the fastest to paddle and easiest to track in a straight line. Best suited for riders up to 110kg.

Great for:

Long-distance | Exploring | Carrying gear


55 – 110kg
Rider weight


9.3 kg (est.)
Board weight


Key Features

Welded Rail Technology - Bonded for Life

  • Welded Rail Technology turns 2 pieces of material into a single solid unit, resulting in an extra-strong mechanical bond.
  • A mechanical bond is stronger, lasts longer and is better for the environment.
  • Welded Rail Technology creates a complete airtight seam without the risk of glue weakening over time.

Linear Dropstich


  • Linear alignment of space yarns, oriented only in warp direction ( the direction of the board’s length), maximizing the stiffness and response.
  • Linear dropstich also secures the board’s shape better over time compared to standard knitted dropstitch.
  • Linear dropstich with the single-layer coating is the lightest offering in our collection.
  • What does it mean for you? An ultra-light board with the best stiffness that single-layer technology can offer, you can feel the acceleration.

2000D Galvanized Rails

Galvanized 2000 D rails increase the strength and stiffness of the board.

2 D-Rings For Shoulder Carry Strap

  • 2-D-rings are available on the board to attach the shoulder carry strap.
  • The strap needs to be purchased separately after-market
  • The strap makes it easier to carry as the board simply hangs effortlessly on the shoulder and frees up your hand to multi-task, hold your coffee, or phone.

Re-Cover Bag


  • Is designed to minimize weight, yet maximize comfort and strength.
  • Roller wheels available on every bag make it more comfortable for a long walk.
  • The hiking strap is ergonomically curved to ensure good stability on the shoulders.

Free Lightweight Leash

  • At only 70g, the leash is incredibly light.
  • Soft cushioning means it will flatten when stood on.
  • Easy to attach to the leash ring without needing any excess rope loop.

FCS Insert & STAR Mount

  • Only with 12’6”x30” Touring Inflatable model
  • Handy FCS insert located the near nose
  • Used to attach accessories like a GoPro, phone holder, compass or GPS
  • STAR Mount can attach more accessories like…

V8 Double Action Pump

  • The hand pump with fixed base completes the picture of the price-friendly inflatable paddle board.
  • Works both in single and double action.
  • Can be used to inflate and deflate the board.

Zen Fin

An ergonomically designed screw that can easily be adjusted using the fingers, allows the fin setup to be done without any tool.

Zen Paddle

  • 3 piece adjustable SUP paddle
  • available with the value package

Model10’8” x 33”
11’2” x 31+”
12’6” x 30”
Rider Weight45-120 kg45-100 kg55-110 kg
Length10’8” / 325.1 cm11’2” / 340.4 cm12'6" / 381 cm
Width33" / 83.8 cm31+" / 78.7+ cm30" / 76.2 cm
Thickness5.5" / 14 cm5.5" / 14 cm6" / 15.2 cm
Tail Width20.1" / 51 cm21" / 53.3 cm19.3” / 49.0 cm
319L355 L
Fin Set UpSingle
FinsZen finZen fin
Zen fin
Weight8.7 kg (Avg.)9.5 kg (Avg.)10.2 kg (Avg.)