10 Best Soft Top Paddle Boards
for November 2022

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Are you looking for a fun new way to get out on the water? A soft top stand up paddle board (SUP) or inflatable paddle board is much easier than a traditional hard board, making it a great choice for shorter trips and beginners. Plus, SUPs, like the BOTE SUP, come with coolers, a skeg, and a carrying bag, so you can bring along your favorite beverages and catch some rays.

SUPs have three basic parts: a fiberglass or carbon fiber board, a fin, and a paddle. The fin is a large piece of equipment that sits on the bottom of your board. Its purpose is to generate more thrust and propel the board forward. The paddle is used to propel the fin and the board forward, and helps you maintain balance. Boards are sold in a variety of sizes, typically from 10' to 15' long, but boards up to 18' long are available.

To find the best SUPs, our MOOZ Reviews experts test board materials, construction, and stiffness. We also evaluate performance factors such as how fast they paddle, stability, stiffness, turning ability, durability and ease of use. These are the best soft top paddle boards of 2022:

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Wavestorm 8ft Stand Up Paddleboard // Foam Wax Free Soft Top SUP for Adults and Kids of all levels of Paddling

Wavestorm 8ft Stand Up Paddleboard // Foam Wax Free Soft SUP Top for Adults and Kids of all levels of Paddling

by Wavestorm
What We like

Instructions included.

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Product Features

  • High Density (HDPE) Polyethylene slick bottom skin AGIT Globals patented Graphic Film Technology [ #6,106,345 & #6,988,920 ]
  • Strong EPS [expanded polystyrene] core with 3 marine-ply stringers. Adjustable / Removable Accessory Storage Strap.
  • Soft WBS-IXL ( Water Barrier Skin ) crosslink top deck and rails.Bolt thru board components.
  • Included: Superior EPS Core with 3 marine-ply stringers with in-mold carry handle, removable/adjustable 9" single fin, adjustable Paddle length from 5' to 6' 3 3/5", leash connector with removable ankle leash
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South Bay Board Co. - Premium Soft Top Stand Up Paddle Board - The Deluxe Package - 10’4 Big Cruiser SUP (Red)

South Bay Board Co.

by South Bay Board Co.
What We like

The closed-cell EPS foam core, triple stringer system, and 6oz resin layers on top and bottom make the Big Cruiser extremely durable

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Product Features

  • The heat-release valve, rubber tail bumper for safe storage, and bamboo body armor prevent bubbling and other damage
  • The Big Cruiser is 10'4"x32"x5" with 195L of volume and supports riders of all ages up to 350 lb
  • With its squared off rails for extra stability and wide rounded nose and center section for strong board balance, this SUP is perfect for beginners
  • The Big Cruiser also includes an EZ carry handle and pre-installed kayak seat hooks and bungee strap system on the nose
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Neolife Soft Roof Rack Pads with Single Wrap-Rax Straps for Surfboard, SUP Paddleboard, Snowboard, Kayak, 28inch (Pair)

Neolife Soft Roof Rack Pads Single with Wrap-Rax Straps for Surfboard

by Neolife
What We like

Protection and Anti-slip Design --- The soft rack pads protect your cargo when secured to roof racks. They are the perfect choice for outdoor activities. Easy and safe to convey the cargo when you drive your vehicle to the beach or ocean. The kit is lightweight and compact for easy storage

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Product Features

  • Highly Durable Surfboard Roof Rack Pads --- NEOLIFE Single Surf Wrap-Rax made of durable 600D polyester material, the high quality material for long term durability, it can be used in any season, even in winter, and it is also corrosion resistant and waterproof
  • EASY TO USE --- You can fully tighten the convenient and flexible strap and then buckle it, fit tightly around the car. The two waterproof polyester straps with padded metal buckle deliver optimal performance for outdoor applications in terms of break strength, UV resistance, water resistance and abrasion resistance
  • Suitable for All Kinds of Cars --- The car roof racks are made with a universal design to fit nearly every vehicle. With 28 inch Pads and over 12ft straps, it is perfect for securing the surfboard, snowboards, most Kayaks and Stand-Up Paddle Boards so that it can support the long distance drive quickly
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MICTUNING 2Pcs Universal Roof Rack Pads for Canoe Kayak Paddleboard Surfboard Snowboard Roof Lightweight Soft Roof Top Rack Pads with Storage Bag

MICTUNING 2Pcs Universal Roof Rack Pads for Canoe Kayak Paddleboard Surfboard Roof Snowboard Lightweight Soft Roof Top Rack Pads with Storage Bag

by MICTUNING
What We like

Strong and Durable - The outer layer is made of 600D oxford cloth, which has excellent wear resistance, very durable. The interior is filled with multi-layer foam, the maximum load capacity is 65kg, effectively reduce vibration during transportation

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Product Features

  • Easy Installation - There are 2 strengthen buckles and fixing straps on the pad for firmer installation. Extra with four 11.8ft straps for fixing equipment, withstands 400 lbs of braking force, very sturdy
  • Provide More Convenient Transportation - MICTUNING roof rack pad can be used to transport large equipment such as kayaks, canoes, surfboards, snowboards, skateboards, etc, easily transport the equipment on your car, better protect your car roof from scratches
  • Wide Applications - The size of the pad is 34 inches length and 7 inches wide, suitable for most vehicles without roof racks, such as cars, vans, trucks, etc
  • Convenient to Carry - With a storage bag, the roof rack pad can be stored in the rear trunk when not in use, and it does not occupy the place at all, very convenient to carry
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Wavestorm 8ft Classic Surfboard // Foam Wax Free Soft Top Longboard for Adults and Kids of All Levels of Surfing

Wavestorm 8ft Classic Surfboard // Foam Wax Free Soft Top for Longboard Adults and Kids of All Levels of Surfing

by AGIT Global
What We like

Dimensions 8' x 22 1/2 x 3 1/4// Weight 11. 5 lbs

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Product Features

  • Soft foam construction// EPS core with 3 Stringer System
  • Textured traction pad
  • Removable bolt thru fins, and ankle leash
  • Hdpe Slick bottom skin
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WOOWAVE Kayak Roof Rack Pads Universal Car Roof Rack Soft Premium Surf Crossbars Cross Bars for Surfboard SUP Paddleboard with 2 Waterproof Tie Down Straps and Portable Storage Bag, 33in Long (Pair)

WOOWAVE Kayak Roof Rack Pads Universal Car Roof Rack Soft Premium Surf Crossbars Cross for Bars Surfboard SUP Paddleboard with 2 Waterproof Tie Down Straps and Portable Storage Bag

by Bywater Outdoor Products Co.,Ltd
What We like

PROTECTION AND SECURITYThe soft rack pads are aerodynamically designed to protect your cargo when secured to roof racks. They are the perfect choice for the outdoor activities. Easy and safe to convey the cargo when you drive your vehicle to the beach or ocean. The kit is lightweight and compact for easy storage.

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Product Features

  • EASY TO USEYou can fully tighten the convenient and flexible strap and then buckle it, fit tightly around the cross bars on the car. The two waterproof polyester straps with padded metal buckle deliver optimal performance for outdoor applications in terms of break strength, UV resistance, water resistance and abrasion resistance.
  • SAFE AND HIGHLY DURABLEThe WOOWAVE roof rack are made of grade EPE foam padded interior, UV resistant ballistic nylon cover exterior, bungee cord end straps. The high quality material for long term durability. And it can be used in any season, even in winter. The length of the roof rack is 33 inches.
  • UNIVERSAL AND OPTIMAL FEATURESThe car roof racks are made with a universal design to fit nearly every vehicle. Securely transport your kayaks, surfboards, longboards, stand up paddleboards, snowboards, canoes and other outdoor cargo on your car roof with the strong straps.
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Boardworks Froth! | Soft Top Surfboard | 3 Fins | Wake Surfboard | 5' | Mint

Boardworks Froth!

by Confluence Outdoors
What We like

Light, yet durable construction makes it Super user friendly and fun for all abilities

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Product Features

  • Created for fun and versatility with generous volume
  • Can be used by beginners, rippers, and wake surfers
  • Soft EVA outer skin wraps a fully glassed EPS foam core
  • Sport type: Outdoor Lifestyle
  • Froth brand recognized in the wall street journal's gear & gadgets column as "game changing gear"
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Premium Surfboard for Beginners – Wax-Free Soft-Top Foam Surfboard – 8'8

South Bay Board Co. Premium Surfboard for Beginners – Wax-Free Foam Soft-Top Surfboard – 8'8" Ruccus Aqua with 3 Thruster Fins

by South Bay Board Co.
What We like

The double concave bottom deck helps to efficiently channel the water to the board's fins and the entry level rocker helps prevent pearling

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Product Features

  • Each board includes a wax-free fingerprint textured soft-top foam deck, carry handle, 9' leash, and 3 surf fins (2+1 fin system) plus a fin key
  • The Heritage longboard is 104" x 23" x 3" with 86L of volume and supports riders up to 260 lb
  • Our heat-release valve and bamboo layers on top & bottom helps prevent heat damage such as bubbling
  • A 6 oz resin layer on top and bottom helps prevent against impact damage along with our triple-stringer system, HDPE plastic netting, and rubber bumper
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Boardworks Surge | Recreational Stand Up Paddleboard | SDK Softdeck Epoxy Hardboard with Paddle | 10' 6

Boardworks Surge

by Confluence Kayaks
What We like

Soft outer skin is forgiving and provides a friendly feeling with slick hoped bottom for easy Glide

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Product Features

  • Dual Front tie downs with bungee cordage for storing water bottles and other small gear
  • SDX construction EPS Core laminated with fiberglass and epoxy resin, Skinned with a durable yet soft IXPE skin and slick HDPE bottom for durability
  • The Center Fin box comes with a 9 FCS2 Dolphin Fin for a toolless install and high performance in all conditions
  • Board Length: 10 6 Width: 32-1/2 Thickness: 4-13/16 Weight: 23 lbs
  • Integrated handle for easy carry and locking ability
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Basic Beginner Soft-Top Foam Surfboards for Kids, Teenagers, and Lightweight Adults-8' Guppy Pink-with 3 Rounded-Edge Soft-Top Surfboard Fins (Thruster Set) & Fin Screws, 8' Leash, EZ Carry Handle

South Bay Board Co. Basic Soft-Top Beginner Foam Surfboards for Kids

by South Bay Board Co.
What We like

Each longboard also includes an 8 foot leash, easy carry handle, and 3 safe, rounded-edge soft-top surfboard fins (thruster set) and fin screws

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Product Features

  • All Guppy boards have 2 full-length wooden light weight stringers, which keep the boards strong, and a closed cell EPS foam core to prevent water absorption (unlike most beginner boards)
  • The Guppy is great for beginners because its thickness makes it easy to paddle and catch waves
  • The 8-foot Guppy surfboard is 96" x 22" x 3" with 80L of volume and supports riders up to 180 lb
  • The Guppy's wide chest area makes pop ups a breeze, and its 3" round rails make it very buoyant and stable in smaller surf

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