Family Paddleboarding with inflatable paddle boards

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! 

inflatable paddle boards for families

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!

Best Inflatable Paddle Boards for Families

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.

Best Family Inflatable Paddle Boards

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!

inflatable Padding Board with Family

Check out all the other great inflatable paddle boards and accessories Body Glove offers!

16 Comments on How to get Your Family into Paddleboarding with a Body Glove Inflatable Paddle Boards

  1. candy
    June 21, 2018 at 2:21 pm (7 months ago)

    Paddle boarding is really fun and all ages can do it. Inflatable makes it more affordable for families.

  2. Alli Smith
    June 21, 2018 at 2:24 pm (7 months ago)

    My kids love to paddleboard. I never have because I don’t want anyone watching me when I fall. I need to try it because it looks like fun.

  3. Melissa Chapman
    June 21, 2018 at 2:36 pm (7 months ago)

    It is great to go to the beach and have an activity like paddle boarding to spend the time. I can’t believe how great those are and they don’t even look like it was inflatable.

  4. Tamm
    June 21, 2018 at 2:56 pm (7 months ago)

    I have always wanted to paddle boat. I live in Central Florida and I thought this would be such a really neat thing to do. Love the concept of being able to carry it in a backpack.

  5. Amber Myers
    June 21, 2018 at 2:59 pm (7 months ago)

    We might have to try this out. I know my daughter would love it. She’s into things like this. I’d probably fall into the water a lot.

  6. Brit Strawbridge
    June 21, 2018 at 4:14 pm (7 months ago)

    I have always wanted to go paddle boarding! It looks like you guys had a lot of fun!

  7. Sara Welch
    June 21, 2018 at 10:55 pm (7 months ago)

    Paddle boarding looks so hard! I would have a ton of fun trying it though.

  8. Roch
    June 21, 2018 at 11:57 pm (7 months ago)

    It’s great that it’s light so it won’t be a hassle to carry during travels. Even a kid can set it up? That would be awesome.

  9. Tasheena @
    June 21, 2018 at 11:59 pm (7 months ago)

    This is a really helpful post. You’ve provided some great tips. This would be so much fun to do with the family this summer.

  10. Pam
    June 22, 2018 at 2:05 am (7 months ago)

    My daughter is wanting to get an inflatable paddleboard. We went paddleboarding once in North Carolina and she fell in love with it.

  11. Terri Steffes
    June 22, 2018 at 4:31 am (7 months ago)

    I never knew such a thing existed! I think it sounds like the perfect gift for my son-in-law for his upcoming birthday.

  12. Janet C
    June 22, 2018 at 11:21 am (7 months ago)

    These look like they would be so much fun. I had no idea that they came where they could be inflated.

  13. Carol Cassara
    June 22, 2018 at 12:34 pm (7 months ago)

    I’ve never tried paddle boarding before but I’ve heard so many cool things about it! I bet it’s as much fun as it looks. Glad you found the right brand of paddle board that the whole family can use!

  14. Vyjay Rao
    June 22, 2018 at 1:13 pm (7 months ago)

    The inflatable paddle board looks so convenient. Love its compact look and lightness, and yet it seems really sturdy too. Great ally for family outings.

  15. Leah
    June 23, 2018 at 2:12 am (7 months ago)

    This is something I’ve never tried before, but would really like to give it a try. I’m not sure if I would be good at it, but I’ve heard it is an amazing workout!

  16. Alison Rost
    June 23, 2018 at 3:11 am (7 months ago)

    I’ve never tried to paddle board before but it looks like loads of fun especially when you’re with friends or family. I’m glad you found a paddle board that’s really awesome and easy to bring to the beach.

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