The table below is designed to help you choose the right Stand Up Paddleboard for the type of activities you plan to use your board for and the size of the riders who will be using the board. The basic rule is, the heavier the rider, the more board volume and width you will need for a stable ride. However, extra width isn’t always better as a wider board typically has less glide and can be more difficult to paddle properly for a smaller rider. Also, more volume than you need will mean you’re carrying around extra size/weight.
IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR ONE BOARD FOR MANY PEOPLE TO USE, CHOOSE A BOARD BASED ON THE WEIGHT OF THE LARGEST RIDER WHO WILL BE USING THE BOARD. Lighter riders can always use a bigger board, but bigger riders won’t be successful on a board that is too small.