Are you ready to hit the waves and make a splash with your family this summer? Look no further than inflatable boogie boards! These lightweight and portable boards are the perfect addition to your inflatable paddle board collection for all ages and skill levels.
Not only are they more comfortable to ride than traditional, hard boogie boards, but they also make for some seriously fun family bonding time. Whether you are just having a splash about in the shallows or want to join surfers in the line-up, inflatable boogie boards are a great option to consider.
In this guide, we look at the factors you need to consider when looking to buy an inflatable boogie board. Choosing the right board for you ensures you get the most out of your time in the water, just as you would with stand up paddle boards. So pack your sunscreen and beach towels, and get ready to discover the 5 best inflatable boogie boards for all the family!
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When buying an inflatable boogie board you need to consider various factors, just as you would when buying touring paddle boards or surf paddle boards. But don’t let that bog you down! We are here to help outline everything you need to know before taking the plunge and buying an inflatable boogie board.
The size and weight limit of the board are both important factors to consider when buying a boogie board. This ensures that it can support your weight and provide the right level of buoyancy, stability, and maneuverability while out in the water.
Here is a general size guide to follow when it comes to boogie boards:
|4’ - 4’10”
|4'8 - 5'
|4'6" - 5'2"
|5'6" - 5'8"
|5'7" - 6'0"
|6'1" - 6'3"
|6'2" - 6'4"
|6'3" - 6'6"
|220 lbs +
Of course, this varies depending on the material that the boogie board is made from. Always check the recommendation and guidance from the manufacturer to be sure.
Inflatable material technology is taking the world by storm. As you well know, we are trailblazers when it comes to high-quality dual-layer Fusion Technology and PVC in our range of inflatable paddle boards. The best boogie boards are just the same!
The quality of the material used to make the board will determine its durability and resistance to wear and tear. Look for boards made from high-quality materials such as PVC or drop-stitch construction. These constructions will last you wave after wave, and keep up with life’s biggest adventures.
Just like surfboards and stand up paddle boards, body boards, and boogie boards also vary in shape and design. The shape and design of the board will determine its performance, ease of use, and riding style.
Some common boogie board shapes include
Some boogie boards also feature channels or curved bottoms, which can help increase speed and control. The right shape for you will depend on your preferences and the type of waves you plan to ride. Consider any additional features as well, such as handles, fins, or a leash attachment.
Inflatable boogie boards can range in price from budget-friendly options to high-end models, depending mostly on the materials used. Work out your ideal budget and consider how often you plan to use the board when deciding how much to spend.
As with most things in life, spend the dollar and get better quality that should last longer. Or, you can opt to go cheap and cheerful to just get a season of fun. We always recommend inflating that budget (pun intended) and getting quality, living more sustainably, and looking after our planet one board at a time.
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After some boogie board recommendations? Here are the top 5 inflatable boogie boards ranging in price and features, available online right now!
SBBC’s Squid Inflatable Bodyboard is one of the best-performing boards and our top pick for best quality. Suitable for kids and adults, the custom designs and performance-focused shape makes a super fun boogie board.
A PVC shell with a drop stitch core promises a rigid boogie board that withstands durability tests and keeps up with life’s biggest adventures.
Overall, this boogie board from South Bay Board Co. really is the top dog in our eyes. If your budget can stretch this far, then this is definitely the boogie board to consider adding to your quiver!
Double the size, double the fun. TANDM SURF’s inflatable boogie board is designed so two people can ride together! Share the joy of catching waves or floating in the lake with your family and friends.
This board features handles on the nose and rails, so both riders can easily hold on and ride waves at the same time. Either go solo, side-by-side, or front and back. You can even capture the memories and have fun thanks to the built-in camera mount on the deck.
If you are keen to share the fun this summer and make your water time social, then this is the boogie board for you. Alternatively, check out our Manta Ray Multi-Person Inflatable Paddle Board for something a bit different.
If you are on a tighter budget then the inflatable bodyboard from BoardX could be for you. Made of military-grade PVC waterproof fabric, this is a tough boogie board that can offer fun and excitement while also being great value for money.
The board features two comfort grip handles at the nose of the board with the inflation valve in between. This inflatable boogie board also sports a bold and abstract color design that is sure to stand out from the crowds at the beach!
All in all, this boogie board from BoardX is a great option for anyone on a tight budget. You get a lot of board for the price tag and will not be disappointed.
These inflatable boogie boards from JOYIN are affordable and created with families in mind. So if you are looking for something to keep the kids entertained this summer, this could be the perfect option.
As a pack of two, these boards are designed for gentle water play and swimming pool fun. These boards are made of high-quality vinyl material, so will not have the same rigidity as the other boards, but will still float for lighter loads (ie. kids).
Cheap and cheerful, while we have included this boogie board pack on our list, we do recommend you proceed with caution.
Your little ones will be sure to catch some fun waves on the Surf Rider from Intex. With a see-through window and handles for stability, your kids will create their own ocean adventures. Great for the pool or beach, this inflatable boogie board is bound to provide hours of entertainment.
Intex is a reputable brand of inflatable beach gear designed with families in mind. Know that your kids are safe in their play!
It is no secret why this is our top pick for kid's inflatable boogie boards. Intex is selling a good value-for-money boogie board that will get all the family involved!
There you have it! Everything you need to know about inflatable boogie boards this summer. If you are planning to add to your quiver, make sure you consider the size and weight limit, the material quality, and the design shape that you want before buying.
Some inflatable boogie boards are super durable and will keep up with all your other inflatable gear. Always be sure you are choosing the right board to suit your needs!
Inflatable boogie boards are lightweight and portable surfboards that are easy to inflate and deflate. They are often made of durable materials and can be used in both saltwater and freshwater environments. Inflatable boogie boards are for both adults and children and can be fairly high-performing when high-quality.
Inflatable boogie boards are more portable and easier to store than hard boogie boards. Meaning you can travel with these in the back of your car super easy. They are also more comfortable to ride because they are made of soft materials and are less likely to cause injuries if you fall off.
You should consider the size and weight limit of the board, the quality of the material, the shape and design of the board, and the price range. Make sure you do your research before buying an inflatable boogie board.
Yes, most inflatable boogie boards are designed to support the weight of adults. However, it is important to choose a board that has a weight limit that is appropriate for your size and weight.
The time it takes to inflate an inflatable boogie board depends on the size of the board and the type of pump you are using. Generally, it takes about 5-10 minutes to inflate a boogie board using a manual pump or electric pump.
Yes, inflatable boogie boards are great for children because they are lightweight and easy to use. However, it is important to supervise children while they are using the board and to choose a board that is appropriate for their size and weight.
Inflatable boogie boards should be stored in a dry, cool place away from direct sunlight. They should be deflated and rolled up tightly and stored in a bag or case to protect them from damage.
Inflatable boogie boards can be more expensive than traditional hard boogie boards, but they are also more durable and portable. Prices vary depending on the size and quality of the board, but there are affordable options available for all budgets.
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