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Never leave the SUP behind.

Run an exotic river, bring the pooch on board during your lake retreat, or explore a a wild waterway on the Boardworks Shubu Wide Inflatable Stand-Up Paddleboard. It's perfect for trips where accessibility is an issue, since you can simply pack it into the included backpack and trek to your secret spot, where you can break out the pump and inline pressure gauge to reinflate the Shubu in minutes. Just because it's inflatable doesn't mean it's flimsy, as the drop-stitch construction prevents blowouts and the UV-resistant military-grade rubber stands takes a beating with no ill effects. There are two attached side bit fins, a removable center fin that you can pop out if you're cruising in shallow water, and front bungees to hold gear down during your Heart-of-Darkness-style journey into the deep, dark recesses of your local waterway.

  • UV-resistant rubber
  • Drop-stitch construction
  • Rubber side bite fins
  • Removable center fin
  • Bungee system
  • Included high-volume pump, carrying backpack, inline pressure gauge, and rubber patch kit

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  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Made from military-grade rubber with an extra-wide deck, the Shubu Wide SUP is tough enough for rock-strewn rivers and stable enough for navigating choppy shoreline. That being said, our trip was focused more on relaxation than rapids, and the two Shubu boards we took with us were an absolute blast. Sure they’re great for paddling, but we also used them as floating tanning beds, aquatic yoga mats, and even for portaging our crew across icy cold potholes in a slot canyon (pictured). Plus, you can deflate the boards for easy transport in the trunk or backseat of your car.

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Great Salt Lake

Great Salt Lake

And why a paddleboard is a great investment.
Scenic vistas for years to come.

SHUBU on the left.
TAHOE SUP Explorer on the right.

Paddle Yoga!!

Paddle Yoga!!

This wide version of the SHUBU board by boardworks will offer better stability for SUP YOGA than the regular width board, which is what I'm using here.

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Is this the Monday am yoga class in Park City I've heard of? I want to try it out!

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Are their any inflatable river worthy SUP's in the Gear closet, I have a fiberglass flat water one..need a river inflatable :) yaya! sweet pics :)

I bought a Boardworks inflatable paddleboard...

I bought a Boardworks inflatable paddleboard from backcountry recently and I was wondering when to use the removable central skeg versus when not to use it. I am assuming in rough water and strong current it is good to install and use but that on calm water it should track sufficiently well so that it is not necessary. Is that correct? Thanks.

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I have the SHUBU (normal) width board and in general keeping the center skeg in place will ensure MUCH better tracking and faster paddling.

I've only removed the skeg when running rivers here in Utah, because the water level is typically REALLY low so the skeg drags and I even broke one at one point. Boardworks was really helpful and only charged me $10.00 to send out a replacement skeg, but that was the last time I kept the skeg on when running rivers where the water is super low.

In general keep the skeg on unless you plan to do any shallow river running or know you will encounter shallows. There could be sections of a river where removing the skeg might be helpful, but that will of course depend.

Give us a holler if you have additional questions or free to e-mail me at

My board DOES NOT track well at ALL without the center skeg, so I leave it in whenever possible. Smooth or rough water - conditions won't matter, I recommend keeping it on as long as the water is deep enough.