The 20 Best Paddle Board Accessories in 2022

There are so many different paddle board accessories available that can make your time on the water much more enjoyable. Having a range of different paddle board accessories in your arsenal will make you stand out from the crowd and make you look like a real professional. With the right paddle board accessories, you can listen to music, maneuver your paddle easier and even be safer in the water.

Nevertheless, the range of paddle board accessories can be immense and it can be difficult to choose the right accessories from all the products on the market. This is why we have compiled a list of the best 20 paddle board accessories for 2022 , in order to present the most useful and effective accessories for your enjoyment.

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Customizable, Reliable

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The iRocker electric air pump is one of the best options for inflating a paddle board. It’s the easiest to program, but it inflates to a default 15 PSI at the push of the “auto” button.

The iRocker electric SUP pump is lightweight, compact and comes with an LCD screen for ease of use.

This pump also stops automatically when the pressure you’ve selected has been reached. With the deflate opening air can also be easily removed from your paddle board for easier packing.

This pump is durable and reliable. With iRocker’s battery pack with 12V output, we managed to inlflate 3 SUPs consecutively. While the power bank ran dry, the pump had no issues and probably could’ve done another without needing a break. According to its specs, it needs a 30 minute cooldown brake for every 20 minutes that it is running.

Be aware that it only comes with a Halkey-Roberts nozzle. Adaptors for beds and some inflatable kayaks will be needed.

The iRocker electric air pump is a popular add-on for when you buy an inflatable paddle from the iRocker range.

Specs & Features

  • Supported pressure range: 0.5-20 PSI (0.034-1.378 Bar)
  • Max Pumping Speed: 350L per min at 1st Stage, 70L per min at 2nd stage
  • Max Energy Consumption: 10A, 120W (12V)
  • DC Power Cord Length: 11ft 4inches (3.45 m), 3ft (0.91 m)
  • Weight: 4.2 Lbs

Our Overall Review

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

4.8

Reasons to buy:

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    Lightweight and compact
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    LCD screen for ease of use
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    Thick hose that doesn’t heat up quickly
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    Stops automatically when selected pressure reached
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    Can inflate up to 2 boards consecutively

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iRocker Electric Air Pump

Weatherproof, Multi-Sport

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A changing parka makes the whole watersports experience better – no matter if you’re coming up from a dive, paddle boarding, out for a morning swim, or getting out of the water as the sun goes down, this is the time when you’re susceptible to the chill air.

Staying dry and warm is the first and best way to improve safety and enjoyment. The Aqua Parka by Gill Marine is a very good candidate to fill this need.

Imagine pulling it over your pulled-down wetsuit and having ample space to change. That’s what the Aqua Parka was designed to deliver.

It’s a portable and personal changing poncho with a hood, a furry (toweling) lining, and built with the durability we expect from the Gill Marine name.

Read on and see how this parka met our high hopes after scuba dives, paddle boarding, and as a swim parka.

Specs & Features

  • Shell: 100% Polyurethane
  • Lining: Polyester Fleece
  • Weight: 1.32 lbs.
  • Colors: Black
  • Sizes: S - XL

Our Overall Review

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

4.8

Reasons to buy:

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    Completely wind- and waterproof
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    Stylish design
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    The 4-way stretch fabric helps with mobility while changing
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    Velcro cuffs create space for hands to pack
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    Outer pockets can double as hand warmers

Reasons NOT to buy:

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The Nalgene 32 oz Wide Mouth Tritan Water Bottle has been one of the most popular choices among backpackers for years now. It is a true classic, given its durability, high-performing quality, and versatility. The most popular clear water bottle right now, measurement lines show how much you’re drinking and is helpful when adding electrolyte mixes.

It is easy to clean (it’s dishwasher safe and easy to get a brush into the wide mouth) and its sustainable, American-made profile makes it one of the most popular plastic water bottle brands these days. For the gym, on the go, or just at home too, it’s well-liked.

It’s also one of the more affordable water bottles you can find!

Specs & Features

  • Product Height: 8.25”
  • Product Weight: 6.25 oz
  • Diameter: 3.5”
  • Cap Diameter: 2.5”
  • Volume: 32 oz

Our Overall Review

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

4.9

Reasons to buy:

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    Plastic material is nearly indestructible
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    No flavor transfers
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    Dishwasher safe
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    Easy-to-use and leak-proof lid
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    Wide mouth makes it easy to add ice cubes directly into the bottle

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Nalgene Wide Mouth Water Bottle

Expedition Ready

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In my mind, the diamond-shaped coastal logo of Sea to Summit is still synonymous with roll-top nylon dry bags. If Sea to Summit is the quintessential manufacturer, the Big River is the classical embodiment of everything a dry bag should be.

Reasonably water-resistant, sturdily built, and affordable, this is a dry bag well-suited for any river adventure as well as the inside of your backpack.

It’s worth taking a look at this, to see if it’s the right option for your kit. Read our review to see how it worked in the field.

Some brands have developed a reputation within a niche. Sea to Summit is one such player. My first dry bag was a Sea to Summit model that I snagged for 10 dollars at an REI garage sale, and for years I assumed that dry bags were the only thing they made.

Specs & Features

  • 420D nylon build
  • Field repair buckle with stainless steel pins
  • Taped and reinforced seams
  • Hypalon lash loops and plastic tie-down rings
  • Non-wicking Hypalon roll-top closure

Our Overall Review

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

4.7

Reasons to buy:

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    Practical and affordable high-quality bag
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    Versatile uses across different sports
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    More water-resistant than many comparable models
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    Very lightweight for the durability and water resistance
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    Buckles can be changed

Reasons NOT to buy:

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  • check-markTaped seams are more prone to failure than fully welded ones
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Sea to Summit Big River

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The Bixpy J-2 motor is a conversion kit that can be attached to kayaks, inflatable boats as well as paddle boards. With a Bixpy jet attached into the central fin box, and the battery powering it firmly attached under the aft bungee cords, it’s possible to cruise at 5-6 mph depending on wind and currents.

One notable feature that the Bixpy motor set has is the ability to go in reverse. On a paddle board, this has the noticeable effect of also turning the SUP slightly toward the left. When you know this, it results in better maneuvering in tight places like narrow rivers or canals.

The overall experience with the Bixpy jet on a paddle board is positive. The battery lasts a whole day essentially, and the jet motor itself is pretty lightweight, making it not too difficult to launch. Plugging in the battery after the SUP is in the water is also pretty safe and secure. Overall, a well-thought-out design that translates into a good paddle assist system.

Specs & Features

  • Top speed: 5 mph
  • Battery duration: 80 mins at top speed, 12 hours at slowest speed
  • Charging time: 5 hours
  • Power: 378 kW
  • Weight: 9 lbs.

Our Overall Review

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

4.7

Reasons to buy:

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    Long-lasting battery life
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    Lightweight and easy to hook up
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    Lots of speed options
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    You can also use it to reverse, aids in maneuvering
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    Versatile, you can rig it in SUP, kayak, or small boat

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  • check-markThe wireless remote is a little awkward to use for SUP
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Bixpy Jet J-2 SUP Motor Kit

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When wanting to show your friends your cool paddle board sessions there is no alternative to an epic action camera. This will allow you to record your most epic moments on the paddle board and share it with your friends and family. 

We recommend the GoPro Hero 9 for all your action camera needs. This action camera offers 5k resolution shooting capabilities and is state of the art as far as action cameras go. It also allows live streaming and is rugged and waterproof.

Our Overall Review

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

4.2

Reasons to buy:

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    Best action camera on the market
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    Easy to use
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    Plastic free packaging

Reasons NOT to buy:

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GoPro Action Camera

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Waterproof Speakers are essential for a paddle boarding session. There is just no substitute for the ability to take your playlists and listen to your music out on the water. A good quality waterproof speaker should be completely waterproof and produce a clear sound.

We recommend the UE Wonderboom, as it is the most suitable speaker for paddle boarding. The Wonderboom is small, compact and comes in a range of different colours and patterns. Not to mention the sound is unbeatable; crisp, clear and offers 360 degrees of sound projections. Get two, daisy-chain them and you have impressive stereo sound. It is also very waterproof with a rating of IPX7.

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

4.7

Reasons to buy:

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    360 degree sound
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    Amazing quality of sound
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    Small and compact speaker

Reasons NOT to buy:

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Waterproof Speaker

Excellent Cooling System

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The NIXY Ventus electric pump is a very portable, affordable pump that has proven to be one of the best.

Change your clothes or stretch while your SUP or kayak inflates. That it also deflates the inflatables makes it easier to pack up when done too.

For these reasons, the Ventus is a popular add-on when buying an iSUP from NIXY sports. It’s a 12V machine that’s easy to use, light and portable. You can use it on iSUPs, inflatable kayaks, inflatable dinghies, and other inflatable products.

The most prominent feature of the NIXY Ventus electric pump is its active cooling technology which allows you to use the pump to consecutively inflate more than one board without the pump overheating.

The main selling point of this innovative electric air pump is the frost-activated cooling system that allows the pump to be used for up to 30 minutes, allowing you to inflate 3 paddles boards or similar inflatable products.

This electric air pump is one of the most popular products on the market and for good reason. It’s easy to use and transport and gets the job done, allowing you to inflate your iSUP or inflatable kayak using the 12V power from your car.

Additionally, the Shark II is compatible with most of the major SUP brands and many of the major inflatable kayak and boat brands.

Specs & Features

  • Supported pressure range: 1-20 PSI (0.068-1.378 Bar)
  • Max Pumping Speed: 350Lt/min at 1st Stage, 70L/min at 2nd stage
  • Max Energy Consumption: 10A, 120W (12V)
  • DC Power Cord Length: 10ft. (300.0cm)
  • Weight: 4 Lbs

Our Overall Review

4.8

Reasons to buy:

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    Easy to use
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    Included bag makes it super portable
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    10ft long power cord for attaching to your car
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    Can inflate at least 6 paddle boards without overheating
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    Includes 7 valve adaptors for all inflatable products

Reasons NOT to buy:

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  • check-markThe hose can heat up when in use (best to keep it in the shade)
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NIXY Ventus

Best Budget Dry Bag

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An affordable dry bag that does the job at the same level as other well-established brands is what this product from Nature&Friends, against expectations, delivers. Surprisingly so, given how many cheap dry bags there are out there.

We tested both the 10-liter (essentially a sling bag) and the 20-liter bags through two weeks of hard camping and sailing with salt and grime and abuse. Clothes stayed dry–even when dropping in the sea–and electronics were free of any moisture.

Considering the 20 liter bag also survived its role as a football for a scrimmage on the beach, this product proves itself as a reliable pack for watersports and camping.

Specs & Features

  • Material: 500D Nylon
  • Sizes: 10 & 20 Liters
  • 3 D-rings

Our Overall Review

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

4.7

Reasons to buy:

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    It does what it’s supposed to do
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    Price and quality make it a solid gear piece
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    Plastic clips survive impact well
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    Sling strap can actually be used
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    Shape of opening good for fishing items up

Reasons NOT to buy:

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Nature&Friends Dry Bag

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If you find it difficult to carry your paddle board to and from the water, then a paddle board carry strap is the perfect accessory for you. It allows for easy carrying and can make it easier to transport your paddle board to the water. A good quality carry strap should be adjustable and padded in order to make it comfortable to use.

We recommend the Jinvun Paddle Board Strap, that provides an all-purpose carrying strap for your paddle board and paddle. In addition the use of neoprene padding makes the strap strong, durable and comfortable. Unlike most carry straps for paddle boards, the Jinvun Paddle Board Strap comes with an built in paddle holder, making it an all in one paddle board carrying solution.

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

4.4

Reasons to buy:

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    Fits around all boards not just paddle boards
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    Can join paddle with board for all in one carrying unit
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    Saves you time and energy

Reasons NOT to buy:

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Paddle Board Carry Strap

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Having a waterproof phone case is awesome as having your phone with you  on the water means you can take pictures, take calls and even play music while on the paddle board. A good quality waterproof phone case should be submersible and should allow you to operate your phone while it is in the case

We recommend the universal waterproof phone case from Mpow, that is compatible with most smartphones. This waterproof phone case is fully submersible and waterproof, meaning that you wont need to worry about getting your phone wet while paddle boarding. Furthermore, the Mpow phone case allows you to operate your phone’s touchscreen capabilities.

Our Overall Review

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

4.5

Reasons to buy:

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    One of the best waterproof cases on the market
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    The sleek design of this waterproof case means it looks good while paddle boarding
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    You can operate your smartphone through the case

Reasons NOT to buy:

  • check-markHaving a waterproof case slung around your neck can be quite bulky and this case is no different
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Waterproof phone case

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A paddle board lock can be useful when leaving your paddle board unattended in public places. It is a very effective and easy to use paddle board security system. A good paddle board lock can give you peace of mind against paddle board theft, by allowing you to secure your board to stationary objects such as roof racks

We recommend using the DocksLocks Paddleboard and Surfboard Lock Anti-Theft Security System. Offering a strong and secure locking system that is versatile and easy to use the DocksLocks Paddle Board Lock is the perfect solution for securing your paddle board.

Our Overall Review

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

4.5

Reasons to buy:

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    Best security system for paddle board on the market
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    Tough and secure

Reasons NOT to buy:

  • check-markDon’t forget your combination
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Paddle Board Lock

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Granting you the ability to render your paddle board stationary in the water, a paddle board anchor useful for paddle board yoga enthusiasts. It can additionally be used to rest on long distance paddle board tours, when paddling against currents, or for fishng. A good quality marine anchor needs to be rust resistant and compact like this one.

We recommend the Gradient Fitness Marine Anchor for anchoring your paddle board. This anchor is very convenient for paddle boarders as it is compact and weighs only 3.5 lbs / 1.6 kgs. It comes with marine grade rope and a pvc flotation buoy.

Our Overall Review

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

4.7

Reasons to buy:

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    Green colour means you can see it in the water
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    The anchor is designed to hook easily
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    White pvc flotation buoy for easy spotting

Reasons NOT to buy:

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Paddle Board Anchor

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Originally designed to be used by scuba divers, the Scubajet Pro has an adaptor set specifically designed for small water crafts such as paddle boards and kayaks to help propel them through the water.

As an electric paddle board accessory it might seem over the top–and we were a little skeptical–but it’s surprisingly useful and incredibly fun.

One of the most versatile jet systems on the market the Scubajet Pro Motorized Attachment can be used on its own or as an added motor to heighten your water experience. It is compatible with kayaks, paddle boards and can come as a handheld model which you can use whilst snorkeling or scuba diving. With 3 models, each more powerful than the last, the Scubajet can last up to 4 hours.

One of the unique features of the Scubajet Motorized Attachment is that it is completely emission-free and eco-friendly. Along with its stackable battery system which allows for a longer run time, the Scubajet can motorize any paddle board. Wireless remotes power and control the Scubajet and can be worn around the wrist, for easy control. The Scubajet is great for water sports fanatics, with a wide range of attachments at controls, it can be used as an adventure accessory on kayaks, whilst freediving, snorkeling, scuba diving, and on stand-up paddle boards.

Specs & Features

  • Length: 16.5” or 22.8”
  • Engine Power: 200W or 400W
  • Max Speed: 4.5 mph
  • Weight Incl. Battery: 6.6 lbs or 10 lbs
  • Ride Time: 2 to 4 hours

Our Overall Review

4.9

Reasons to buy:

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    It’s fun
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    Watch remote provides accurate time and controls
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    6-7 mph speed depending on weight
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    About 8 mph when also paddling
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    Opens up for fishing applications

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Life vests are an important safety feature for many water sports, including paddle boarding. Having a life vest can protect you in rough conditions and can give you the confidence to brave any environment while paddle boarding. A good life vest should be sleek, buoyant and well-fitted.

We recommend the O’Neill Superlite Life Vest as it is US Coast Guard approved and offers safety without sacrificing comfort. This life vest comes in a range of different colours and sizes and has buckles that allow for an adjustable fit and easy fastening.

For more information on life jackets check out our guide to the Best Kayak Life Vest in 2021

Our Overall Review

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

4.7

Reasons to buy:

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    Looks great and comes in a range of different colours
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    This life vest will last a long time if properly maintained

Reasons NOT to buy:

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Life Vest

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A paddle board leash allows you to be connected to your board in any scenario, and can function as a passive safety device in rough conditions. It’s always good to have a spare paddle board leash, as they can get lost or destroyed over time. Good quality paddle board leashes should be buoyant and should not tear under pressure of being stretched.

We recommend the WooWave SUP Leash as the perfect replacement for your paddle board leash. This paddle board leash is adjustable and can stretch out to 11 feet / 3.35 meters making it very durable and as well as comfortable. It also comes with a waterproof pouch that can fit your phone, keys and wallet.

Our Overall Review

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

4.7

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    Stretches to a substantial length when needed
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    Come with a waterproof pouch

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Paddle Board Leash

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Another perfect accessory for your paddle board is having a spare paddle board fin. Paddle board fins can be damaged on rocks as well as being scratched and banged up from transporting the board. It’s always a good idea to buy a paddle board fin as you never know when you’ll need one.

We recommend the Santa Barbara Surfing iSUP Fin as the perfect replacement for your paddle board’s fin. This paddle board fin is compatible with the slide-in fin system used by a lot of paddle boards from a number of various brands (they have a check sheet, to see if your board is compatible). Furthermore, the fin improves your paddle boards tracking resulting in less stroke changes and less energy consumption.  

Our Overall Review

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

4.8

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    Improves paddle board tracking and performance

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Paddle Board Fin

Budget and Value

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The OutdoorMaster Shark II is a corded electric air pump that continues the success of their first version. While the original was good on functionality, the latest improvements make the newest one popular with paddle boarders, kayakers, and for blowing up inflatable boats.

It’s especially useful when blowing up multiple inflatable boats and boards.

After continuous use for both inflatable SUPs and kayaks during summer, the Shark II proved to be a welcome accessory that makes getting out on the water quicker and easier.

The main selling point of this innovative electric air pump is the frost-activated cooling system that allows the pump to be used for up to 30 minutes, allowing you to inflate 3 paddles boards or similar inflatable products.

This electric air pump is one of the most popular products on the market and for good reason. It’s easy to use and transport and gets the job done, allowing you to inflate your iSUP or inflatable kayak using the 12V power from your car.

Additionally, the Shark II is compatible with most of the major SUP brands and many of the major inflatable kayak and boat brands.

Specs & Features

  • Supported pressure range: 0.5-20 PSI (0.034-1.378 Bar)
  • Max Pumping Speed: 350L per min at 1st Stage, 70L per min at 2nd stage
  • Max Energy Consumption: 10A, 120W (12V)
  • DC Power Cord Length: 9ft (2.75m), 4.5ft Hose
  • Weight: 3.6 Lbs

Our Overall Review

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

4.6

Reasons to buy:

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    Automatic compressor

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OutdoorMaster Shark II

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A pair of sunglasses can be extremely useful when out on the water. They can shield your eyes from being blinded by the sun. For paddle boarding, the sunglasses you use need to be polarised (offering UV protection) and they must float, so you don’t end losing them if you bail.

We recommend the Windrider Sunglasses as they are perfect for paddle boarding. They are made of a plastic frame and composite lenses and provide UV protection while reducing glare. They are also waterproof and float, making them more efficient for watersports such as paddle boarding.

Our Overall Review

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

4.6

Reasons to buy:

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    Floats so won’t be lost to the sea easily

Reasons NOT to buy:

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Polarised Floating Sunglasses

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So you’ve bought yourself an epic GoPro Hero 9, but you don’t want to have to hold it up the whole time that you’re paddle boarding. What you need now is an action camera mount for your paddle board, so that it can capture all the best angles while you focus on the paddling. 

 

We recommend the Bodhi Floaty Suction Cup Mount for your GoPro. This super strong suction cup mount is made of high grade, durable materials and offers zero vibration for your action camera shots. Additionally, it is completely waterproof and floats when in the water.

Our Overall Review

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

4.7

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    Reliably sticks to your board
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    Offers no vibration on your videos

Reasons NOT to buy:

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Action Camera Mount

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In order to keep your board and paddle safe and protected when not in use we recommend buying a paddle board travel bag. A travel bag for your paddle board helps to keep all your accessories together, while protecting the paddle board from being damaged. A good paddle board travel bag should be protective and comfortable to carry. This is also a good solution for protecting your inflatable SUP so you don’t have to deflate it as often.

We recommend the Abahub Premium SUP Travel Bag as the perfect paddle board travel bag. This travel bag offers maximum protection with its water resistant shell and is extremely comfortable to carry. Furthermore, it is full of pockets for storing extra gear and accessories for your paddle board.

Our Overall Review

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

4.7

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    One of the best travel bags on the market
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    Keeps your board protected from scratches
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    Comfortable to carry around

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Paddle Board Travel Bag

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Want the option to have a few chilled beers while enjoying your paddle board? Then the paddle board deck cooler box is for you. Having one of these paddle board accessories allows you to take cold beverages with you wherever you paddle. Enjoy a cold one with this essential accessory. 

We recommend the NorthShore SUP Cooler for all your cooler box needs. This soft nylon cooler box comes with an adjustable attachment system that is ideal for paddle boarding and offers an easy way of attachment to your paddle board. The best thing about this accessory is that it fits 24 cans!

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

4.5

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    Great use of space with lots of pockets

Reasons NOT to buy:

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Paddle Board Deck Cooler Box

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It can be really useful to have a pair of binoculars with you when paddle boarding. Marine binoculars can help you spot fish and see people on the shore at a distance. A good pair of binoculars for paddle boarding should float and be waterproof, in order to be useful on the water.

We recommend the Eight Owls Floating Marine Binoculars for your paddle board binoculars. These easy to use binoculars are lightweight and offer x12 magnification. They are also waterproof and float on top of water. Their yellow colour is perfect for spotting them in the water.

For more information on binoculars check out our guide to the Best Binoculars in 2021.

 

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

4.4

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    Yellow color means it will be easy to find if dropped

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Floating Marine Binoculars

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If you’re looking for the perfect water shoe for hikes along the river or any activity involving a splish splash of water, then ALEADER Mesh Slip-on is the best for you!

This shoe is designed with a solyte midsole that provides an exceptionally lightweight feel, excellent bounce-back and durability. Its open-air mesh on the upper and holes on its sole enables it to quickly dry after being soaked in water and is incredibly breathable (which is perfect for humid to hot temperatures). Along with exceptional traction in wet and slippery terrains, you can never go wrong with this pair!

Specs & Features

  • Open mesh on upper
  • Breathable and durable air mesh
  • Solyte Midsole
  • Water grain outsole
  • ComforDry Sockliner

Our Overall Review

4.5

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    Great protection and sole grip

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  • check-markthe hole on the sole allows rocks and tiny sticks in
  • check-markrocks can get wedged in it treads
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ALEADER Mesh

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Rash guards are great for keeping you warm in cooler water temperatures or chilly days on the paddle board. They also provide protection from the sun and can be coupled with a wetsuit for extra insulation on extremely cold days.

We recommend the O’Neill Thermo X rash guard for keeping you warm. This nylon and spandex rash guard provides superior insulation at no expense to the weight of the product. It also sports a low neck allowing it to be placed under a wetsuit with ease. This rash guard is water resistant, odor resistant and also has quick drying properties.

For more information on rash guards check out our guide to the Best Rash Guards for 2021.

Our Overall Review

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

4.3

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    One of the best rash guards on the market
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    Thermo X layering keeps your warm and comfortable in the water, while it stays light
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    UPF 50+ UV protection

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Rash Guard

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A SUP Wind Sail is perfect for a windy day out on the  paddle board. All you need to do is strap this sail to your paddle board’s D-rings and you will be able to harness the power of the wind. You can use your  paddle as  a stern in order to maneuver the paddle board in the direction you want to go.

We recommend the Oolilioo Wind Sail Kit for attaching to your paddle board. This wind sail is durable, sturdy and easy to use. It offers a huge sail of 108cm diameter, that can even offer protection from UV radiation. This product also has a compact foldable design that is extremely travel friendly. It works well with a kayak too.

 

Our Overall Review

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

4.1

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    Three colour options
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    Easy to set up and take down

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SUP Wind Sail

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A paddle board seat is a cool contraption that allows you to have a comfortable rest when paddle boarding. The use of a seat quickly turns your paddle board into a makeshift canoe and is the perfect accessory for people who enjoy paddling sitting down

We recommend the WooWave Deluxe Canoe Seat for the best paddle board seat. Made with durable polyester this paddle board seat is easy to set up and use. The seat is equipped with adjustable straps in order to be installed according to each person’s needs. It also comes with a waterproof detachable storage bag at the back in order to keep valuables. Make sure you have the 4 D-rings around the middle of the board to clip the seat to.

Our Overall Review

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

4.5

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    This seat is quite comfortable
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    Adjustable straps for fitting different sizes

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Paddle Board Seat

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Like most Sea to Summit products, the eVent Compression Dry Sack is considered a classic among hikers, backpackers, and water sports enthusiasts–and it’s easy to see why.

While it’s among the pricier compression sacks out there, its exceptional build quality and ease of use make it an ideal tool whether kayak camping with your gear close to the water or if you’re hiking and worried about rain, snow, or even just sweat.

With its revolutionary eVent® fabric, it was the first compression dry bag to use an air permeable, waterproof fabric to purge air out instead of an air purge valve. Making it lightweight and less bulky.

The eVent compression sack ticks almost all the right boxes if you’re looking for a compression dry bag that you can bring on any outdoor adventure. It’s not a flawless product, and depending on your needs, it may not always be the right compression sack for you.

That being said, is it worth shelling out the extra cash for it? Read our full review to find out.

Specs & Features

  • Roll-top closure w/ lid and four compression straps
  • Pull handle at its base
  • PU-coated, waterproof 70D Nylon exterior
  • Waterproof eVent® fabric at its base purges air out for easy compression
  • Fully taped and double-stitched seams; reinforced stitching on all stress points

Our Overall Review

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

4.7

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    Its eVent® fabric makes compression easier
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    Waterproof
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    Ideal for a wide range of outdoor activities
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    Comes in a wide variety of sizes

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  • check-markHas no D-rings or carrying straps (except for its pull handle)
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Conclusion

As you can see there are so many different accessories for paddle boards nowadays. As summer yields to autumn and winter, wetsuits, gloves, and water shoes are also items to stretch out the season just a little longer too.

Some of the most useful accessories are a waterproof speaker and a waterproof phone case to take Spotify playlists out on the water for a relaxing sunset paddle. A trusty dry bag to keep all other valuables on expeditions is probably the most practical item.

While stand up paddle boarding has a longer history, most of which didn’t include the range of accessories we have today. Most are nice to have, but as soon as paddlers get into the habit of routinely going out on their SUP board, some of these accessories become must haves.

Electric pumps make launching and packing a lot easier, while some electric conversion kits can extend the range of an expedition. Like most things, paddle boarding is personal.

Let us know if there are accessories that we missed here. Good paddling!

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