Let's get one thing clear: inflatable boogie boards are serious fun.
They may not let you ride professional-grade waves, but try wiping that silly grin off of your face the next time you try one of these guys out.
Easy to pack, inflate and use, these inflatable boogie boards are what every summer beach trip list needs.
We tried different kinds of inflatable boogie boards and we have narrowed it down to these four. Read more about each type to know which one you should pack along on your next beach trip with the family.
The 4 Best Inflatable Boogie Boards
Sea Eagle Inflatable Wave Slider WS4 with Start-Up Package
When inflated, the Sea Eagle Wave Slider can be rigid enough to be ridden in small waves or fun shore dumps.
This inflatable board can retain just enough flexibility so you can ride waves with some control.
The best part about this inflatable boogie board, aside from the fact that it is easy to pack, is that it doesn't have the hardness of traditional boogie boards, so you can be assured that you will be minimizing the risk of injuries when at the beach.
- Capacity: 1 person
- Dimensions: 4' x 28" x 3"
- Dimensions (when deflated): 6" x 10" x 29"
- Board thickness: 3 inches
- Can be inflated up to 10 psi
- Item weighs only 10 lbs.
- Made of 1000 reinforced drop stitch material (Denier)
- Quadruple overlaps at the seams
- 1-way air valve
- Can be inflated in less than 30 seconds
- Comes with a high pressure piston air pump
- Comes with a detachable twin fin set-up
Swimline Speedster Nylon Covered Inflatable Boogie Board
Now here is an inflatable extreme sports board that you can use the whole year round.
Whether you are gearing up for the summer or the winter, the Swimline Speedster is guaranteed to give you hours of fun whether on snow or in the water.
Unlike other inflatable boogie boards, the Swimline Speedster comes with heavy-duty handles so you can just grab on tight to this board and let the good times roll.
- Dimensions: 45" x 26" x 3"
- Made of heavy duty nylon material
- Built to withstand water and snow
- Tough grab handles included
- Custom Cool All Season printed graphics
- Lightweight and easy to pack
- Best for children
The 45" Canvas Surf Rider
Now here's an inflatable that all members of the family will enjoy.
Whether you just want to lounge around on the pool or if you feel like paddling around on the beach, the Canvas Surf Rider is the no-fuss inflatable for your family.
Its distinct fabric feel adds comfort to the user, and trust us-- you might not want to get off of this baby for some time.
Ask your sibling to bring you a fruit shake!
- Dimensions: 45 inches x 29 inches
- Strong canvas material
- Fabric feel for added comfort
- Easy to inflate and deflate
- Durable I-beam construction
- Comes with ropes and rust-proof grommets
- Available in red and blue
Intex Joy Rider Surf and Slide Pool Floats (Pack of 2)
Behold the Hot Wheels of pool inflatables! Your kids will definitely have a blast with these lying around the pool.
You can even bring this to the beach so you can take turns riding the water on these inflatable surf riders.
Take caution, however, because these were not meant to be used as towables. Simply kick and splash around on these pool floats and you are going to have a good time.
The kids will love it!
- Dimensions: 44" x 24.5"
- Best for kids age grade 6 and above
- Comes as a pack of two surf riders / slide pool floats
- Has two air valves
- Comes with 2 sturdy grip handles for added stability
- Kit comes with a repair patch for minor holes
- Cool printed graphics in red and blue
- Best used on pool slides, kiddie pools and shallow areas of the beach
- Easy to pack and carry
- Item weighs only 3 lbs.
Are inflatable boogie boards good for adults or are they most suited for children?
There is no age limit to who can use and have fun with inflatable boogie boards. It all depends on where you will be taking these inflatable boards. Some inflatables are made only for slide pools and lounging around while some can withstand tougher conditions and can actually be used to catch some surf. The Sea Eagle Wave Slider, for example, is perfect for adults because of its reinforced drop stitch construction. It will take a lot of heavy pounding or sharp rocks before this inflatable board will give up. Needless to say, just have fun and take any board you wish to ride!
Are inflatable boogie boards good for towing?
Not all inflatable boogie boards can be used as towables. This is because towables need tougher construction and sturdier grip handles. You can probably pull your mate along while he or she lays on an inflatable boogie board but you can't tie the board to a boat and go faster than you should. To avoid unnecessary injuries, stick to the safe zones on your beach.
What are other activities I can use the inflatable boogie board for?
If you want something other than just floating around in the water, you can take a sturdy inflatable boogie board like the Sea Eagle Wave Slider down river rapids. You can grab on to the durable grip handles for stability and just let the rushing river wash you forward. It's going to be a fun but bumpy ride so you better grab on as tightly as you can!
If you are going to a pool with lots of fun slides, some of the nylon inflatables are perfect for sliding down. They are lightweight and sturdy so you don't have to worry about carrying them up the stairs to the slide.
Will any air pump work on these inflatable boogie boards?
Yes, any air pump should work. Some of these inflatables come with high pressure
piston pumps so you can have your boogie board inflated and ready in just 30 seconds or even less.
Verdict - Which One Should I Get?
To decide on which inflatable boogie board to get, you must first consider where you will be taking it for most of the time. If you just need something to take to the neighborhood pool area and go down some fun slides, the Canvas Surf Rider or the Intex Joy Rider should be perfect for you.
However, if you are looking at doing something more extreme like catching some waves or rushing down river rapids, you should get the Sea Eagle Wave Slider.
You should also check the type of materials used for the inflatable boards. Next, look at how the materials were stitched together. If the activity you wish to pursue demands more durability, make sure that the inflatable boogie board is made of reinforced material.