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4 paddle boards that cost less than £300 but are still great

Published by Finn Hayden

Paddleboarding is a fun activity that is great for all ages, but the one downside is that it can be quite expensive. It's not just the SUP board that you need to buy, it's also all the equipment like life jackets.

Luckily, you can actually get yourself a great paddle board without spending huge amounts. We've published a guide recently about great paddle boards you can buy for under £500, but you can actually find great paddle boards for even less than that (read our guide about why it's sometimes ok to buy a cheaper paddle board).

We wanted to round up the best paddle boards that you can buy for under £300, let's get into it:

JS paddle board

This is another 11ft paddle board which is perfect for riders of all sizes - it has a maximum load of 200kg, so it can easily handle heavier riders and also more than 1 rider. But what really impresses us about the JS paddle board is that once it's fully inflated it actually weighs less than 9kg, which is very light. The board only has 1 fin on the bottom, which makes the board very nimble. If you're planning to use this paddle board in the sea or in another body of water which will be quite choppy then it's ideal because it can glide over the waves rather than bashing through them like some heavier SUP boards tend to do. You can currently buy this paddle board for well under £300 at about £240, and that includes equipment like the paddle, pump, and a great bag to carry it all in. Learn more and buy it here - amazon.co.uk

JS paddle board

Decathlon Itiwit X100

We mentioned in our other guide that Decathlon is a good place to buy a SUP board, and we'd say that one of the best SUP boards you can buy from Decathlon is the Itiwit X100. This board is 11ft long and made using extra sturdy materials which makes it ideally suited for heavier users. It's also 34 inches wide, which is very wide - to give that some context, the Thurso Waterwalker board that we've tried is only 32 inches wide, and we feel that the Thurso Waterwalker is very wide, so this paddle board from Decathlon really is quite sizeable. Because it's so wide, you could easily fit a couple of people on here, and according to the Decathlon website, the board has a max weight capacity of 320kg, which is one of the highest that we've seen. Despite being so big, it's actually quite a light paddle board once it's fully inflated at just 10.5kg. This makes it easy to transport and get around. You can currently buy this paddle board for well under £300 at about £260, but that doesn't include the equipment like the pump, the paddle, or any safety equipment. Learn more and buy it here - decathlon.co.uk
Decathlon Itiwit X100

Lamlingo

We've included the Lamlingo paddle board in a few of the guides across our website, as we think it's one of the best cheap paddle boards you can buy. At just £220 for the paddle board and all of the equipment, it's well under £300 and probably the most bang you can get for your buck in terms of a SUP board. It's 10 and a half feet long and ideal for both beginners and more advanced riders, and it's also a very quick and nimble board as it weighs less than 9kg when fully inflated. Learn more and buy it here - amazon.co.uk

Lamlingo paddleboard

Waikiki Inflatable SUP

The Waikiki Inflatable SUP is another really cheap paddle board that we've been really impressed with - it's quite short at just 10ft which makes it really well suited to carving and makes it very easy to control. It's also ideal for beginners because the grip on the top of the board is really high quality and makes staying on the board really easy. The board has 1 detachable fin and 2 fixed fins on the bottom which is ideal for riders who want more control and who want to switch it up. This SUP board is well under £300 at around £200, and your purchase includes an adjustable paddle, a pump, and a backpack to carry it all in. Learn more and buy it here - amazon.co.uk

Waikiki paddle board

We hope this guide helps you to find an excellent paddle board to buy for less than £300. Let us know if you've tried any of these or if you have any other suggestions for us of great SUP boards at this price point!

Finn is the editor of You Well and has been writing about travel, health, and more for over 10 years.

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