Inflatable Paddleboards are nothing new, they have been around for a while now and have proved they are functional and sturdy and there is definitely a place for them in the SUP market. The biggest drawback with inflatable SUP’s is the massive great pump you have to lug about with you, the energetic pre paddle workout inflating the board and then having to secure the pump somewhere safe. Step in Sipaboards, the new self inflating Paddleboards from Slovenia that also accommodate the pump when in use. Clever.
As well as being totally self inflating, Sipaboards also feature Sipadrive, which is a battery powered motor, that can be used to give some assistance when paddling, particular helpful for youngsters that may tire on a paddle or to help battle against a head-on breeze or rip. The Sipaboard’s team are a bunch of friends, explorers and parents that love the outdoors and have got together to create a user friendly and safe Paddlbeoard that can be used by the whole family.
As yet the Sipaboard isn’t in full production, but is expected to get underway following a Kickstarter campaign that is due to be launched this month. In the meantime you can see the innovative Sipaboard self inflating in the video below, and check out the neat way the pump mounts within the deck of the SUP. For further information on the Sipaboard and to sign up for updates and to follow the Kickstarter campaign head over to the official Sipaboard’s website. We would love to hear what you think of the Sipaboard and do you think this could change inflatable Paddleboards forever?