How to get Your Family into Paddle Boarding!
After moving to Florida we started spending more and more time on the ocean and it has done amazing things for our family’s attitudes, health, and well being. There is something about the waves crashing and the ocean air that just brings a sense of relaxation and rejuvenation to your mind. We also quickly got into different water sports and our absolute favorite thus far is paddleboarding! I wish I had known how easy and fun paddleboarding is years ago. We tried it for the first time at Club Med last winter and have been hooked ever since. However, we were always renting boards because trying to lug a big heavy board around with three kids is basically impossible. That was until we learned about Body Glove’s inflatable paddle boards!
Find the Perfect Paddleboard for your Family!
Body Glove sent me the Performer 11 Blue Ocean Edition iSUP to try, and we have been absolutely in love with it. This board has made getting on the water incredibly easy, whether boating out to an island to paddle around, pulling over the car to randomly paddle along the bay area throughout Tampa, or heading down to a local spring or river, this board lets us enjoy so much time on the water. I believe this is the best paddleboard option for families who want getting on the water together to be a simple stress-free activity!
5 Reasons Why we love the Body Glove Performer 11 iSUP Inflatable Paddle Board
It comes in an easy to carry backpack! It is so easy to carry that my son is usually the one carrying our board as I juggle the cooler and other beach things.
It is also very lightweight! My son likes to carry the paddleboard not only so that he can be the first on to get on it, while I’m still setting up, but also because it is also lighter than most of the beach bags we take with us.
Sets up in minutes! When I imagined an inflatable board, I thought it was something that would take forever to get on the water. The Body Glove Performer 11 inflates in about 5 minutes and the paddle pops into place instantly, making set up quick.
It’s sturdy and well made! I also imagined inflatable paddle boards would be flimsy and hard to use, but this board got rid of all my preconceived notions. It is 34 inches wide making for an extra stable platform and the triple layer stringer design maximizes stiffness and durability so the board feels more like a hardboard on the water. Plus, The three no-fuss fixed in fins offer incredible tracking for more efficient paddling while I am paddling out on the open water with a child sitting on the front of the board or standing behind me.
It packs back up just as easy! In Florida a downpour can happen without any notice, and no one wants to be fumbling around trying to pack up a big board in the rain. We have deflated this board, rolled it up and got it packed back into the backpack perfectly in between 5 to 10 minutes. We then like to keep it in the back of our SUV for whenever we’re out and happen to pass over a causeway and get the itch to jump on the water, which happens a lot when your living in Tampa Bay surrounded by beautiful warm water every day.
Have you tried paddleboarding with your family? I highly recommend you give it a try, it is a great workout while also being a relaxing way to spend the afternoon and the kids love it!
Check out all the other great inflatable paddle boards and accessories Body Glove offers!