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Christos Nicolaou
Divemaster & Paddler
Christos is a passionate diver, enthusiastic paddler
and amateur SUP racer

PRODUCT REVIEW

SereneLife Free Flow 10’6” Paddle Board Review

The SereneLife Free Flow 10’6” is a popular paddle board model for entry level and beginner paddle boarders. This is a great choice for recreational paddle boarding on flat bodies of water and can be used by the whole family. The SereneLife Free Flow was created with beginner paddlers in mind and this is reflected in the comfortable traction pad, lightweight paddle and inclusive accessories provided in this package.

Overall, the SereneLife Free Flow is a great and very affordable recreational paddle board for people looking to get into paddle boarding without making a large investment.

Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.4

Reasons to buy

  • Lightweight
  • Comfortable deck pad
  • Affordable and fair price
  • Fast inflation time
  • Included accessories

Reasons NOT to buy

  • Loses stability with wind and waves
  • Seams are not as durable as more premium models
  • Paddle can fill up with water and potentially lose buoyancy
  • DIVEIN.com Score: 4.4/5
  • Construction: 4/5
  • Stability: 3/5
  • Maneuverability: 3/5
  • Portability: 4/5
  • Price/Quality: 5/5

The SereneLife Free Flow is a fantastic recreational paddle board for beginners to the sport. It has been designed specifically with new paddle boarders in mind, with features such as an extremely comfortable traction pad and a large bungee system at the front of the board.

The board is made to be accessible, easy to use and maneuverable to give riders a true feel for inflatable paddle boarding before they invest in a more expensive board. Nevertheless, this board’s stability can become a problem, especially in rougher conditions. But that also means maneuverability is pretty good.

The accessories that are included in the SereneLife Free Flow package are of decent quality considering the affordability of this package.

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Features

  • Soft, stable & anti slip EVA traction pad top deck: perfect for beginners.
  • Marine Grade Water-Resistant and Corrosion-Resistant Construction
  • Portable Paddle-Board Deflates & Roll-Ups for Easy Storage & Transport
  • Large bungee system on the front of the paddle for attaching gear.
  • D-ring at the tail of the board for attaching gear and mooring.
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SereneLife Free Flow 10’6” Paddle Board Review: Key Specifications

  • Best Suited For: Beginners/intermediate/travelers
  • Material: High grade reinforced PVC with composite drop stitching
  • Volume: 300 liters
  • Capacity: 275 lbs
  • Dimensions: 10’ 6” x 32” x 6”
  • Weight: 19.6 pounds
  • Recommended Inflation: 13-15 PSI

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Accessories

The SereneLife Free Flow package includes a range of various accessories that enhance your paddle boarding experience and maximize your time out on the water. The included accessories are a 3 piece adjustable aluminum paddle, a coiled ankle cuff safety leash, single action pump and a patch repair accessory kit. Also included is a plastic water bottle and a SereneLife travel bag to store the inflatable paddle board and all the included accessories.

 

  • Paddle: The SereneLife 3 Piece Adjustable Aluminum SUP paddle is the fantastic travel paddle and is of fair quality for the affordable price. An important thing to note is that this paddle doesn’t float and will sink if accidentally dropped or left in the water.
  • Leash: The included leash is a 8’ coiled velcro ankle cuff safety leash that is very comfortable.
  • Pump: The SereneLife single action pump does the jump of helping you pump up the SUP board. It takes between 10-15 minutes to fully inflate the SereneLife Free Flow board using this pump.
  • Backpack: The SereneLife travel bag is perfect if you want to take this inflatable paddle board with you on holiday. It is made of good quality materials and is comfortable to carry. It is very spacious and fits all the accessories provided in the package.
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Stability

The SereneLife Free Flow has a good overall level of stability, however experienced paddle boarders will note that it is difficult to move around the board without losing balance. Additionally, when waves or strong current hits the board, paddlers that are completely new to the sport might find their balance tested. The SereneLife Free Flow is best suited for recreational use on flat water when taken out by beginners.

 

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Maneuverability

The SereneLife Free Flow has a good level of maneuverability. It has a plastic tri-fin setup with a larger centre fin for maintaining traction. The board can easily be maneuvered with the 3 piece adjustable paddle through quick and efficient paddle strokes. That said, step back turns can be challenging as the rider can easily lose balance if displacing their weight on the board. But step back turns are for intermediate paddlers anyways–but we would be remiss not to note the limits.

Portability

The SereneLife Free Flow 10’6” is the perfect paddle board for taking on holiday or for summer at the lake or beach. The board is extremely portable and folds up to then be packed away into the included travel bag with all the rest of the included accessories. Although the board is super lightweight, it is not the most convenient board to carry as there are no carry handles on the board. Overall, this board has a standard level of portability for inflatable paddle boards in the all rounder segment.

Price/Quality Ratio

The SereneLife is extremely affordable and you won’t find a more affordable inflatable paddle board without heavily sacrificing on quality anywhere else on the market. SereneLife still provides a PVC board that has been made with dropstitching technology and a full set of accessories including a 3 piece adjustable aluminium paddle.

Considering the budget friendly price of this board, the quality is more than fair. Additionally, SereneLife guarantees their boards with a 1 year manufacturer’s warranty that includes replacement and repair if the unit is defective out of the box or stopped working after a few uses.

Optional Accessories from SereneLife

  • SereneLife replacement oar paddle
  • SereneLife Free Flow replacement water centre fin
  • SereneLife replacement hand-powered manual air pump
  • SereneLife storage and travel carry bag
  • SereneLife premium compact digital air pump

 

Do we recommend it?

We recommend the SereneLife Free Flow 10’6 for entry level and beginner paddle boarders who are looking to buy an affordable first paddle board to test the sport out. This is a great recreational paddle board that you can take with you and pump up anywhere. Ultimately, this is a good choice paddle board for anybody looking to test the water and gain some experience with the sport before committing to investing in a higher quality paddle board.

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What We Like

  • Lightweight
  • Comfortable deck pad
  • Affordable and fair price
  • Fast inflation time
  • Included accessories

What We Don’t Like

  • Loses stability with wind and waves
  • Seams are not as durable as more premium models
  • Paddle can fill up with water and potentially lose buoyancy

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FAQ – Frequently asked questions about SereneLife Free Flow 10’6” Inflatable SUP Board

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    Is the SereneLife a good paddle board?

    The SereneLife Free Flow Inflatable stand up paddle board is an amazing value. It’s quality is pretty standard for all rounder sup boards, meaning it will hold up well against the test of time, providing a really affordable starter board for paddle boarders.

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    How long does it take to inflate the SereneLife Free Flow Inflatable SUP board?

    The SereneLife Free Flow inflatable SUP board can be inflated in 10-15 minutes with the included high-pressure hand pump.

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    What pressure can the SereneLife Free Flow Inflatable SUP board be inflated to?

    The SereneLife Free Flow inflatable SUP board needs to be inflated to between 13 and 15 PSI.

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    What does the SereneLife Free Flow Inflatable SUP board come with?

    The SereneLife Free Flow inflatable SUP board comes with a paddle, fin, leash, pump, repair kit and backpack.

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    What weight can the SereneLife Free Flow Inflatable SUP board hold?

    The SereneLife Free Flow inflatable SUP board can support a weight of up to 275 pounds.

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    Is the SereneLife Free Flow Inflatable SUP board covered by warranty?

    The SereneLife Free Flow inflatable SUP board has a 1 year manufacturer’s warranty that includes replacement and repair if the unit is defective out of the box or stopped working after a few uses. Just make sure to secure the proof of purchase for further documentation.

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