It's common to get your first paddle board and think that you've got everything you need for your new watersports adventures. However, investing in a few paddle board accessories here and there can make a world of difference to your experience.
There are so many accessories out there such as a: fishing rod holder, kayak seat, paddle board seat, a spare aluminum paddle, waterproof phone case or a waterproof waist pouch, a cooler box to keep drinks ice cold, roof racks and so much more!
You could spend hours searching, so this article does all of the hard work for you. We will explore further and look at some of the most rated and exciting new paddle board accessories to enhance your experience forever!
An electric pump is arguably the most necessary paddle board accessory you can get for this summer. The 12v electric ISUP paddle board pump from 'GILI Sports' is a great option. An electric pump will save you precious time and energy, exactly when you need it at the start of your paddle-boarding session.
Designed to be plugged into your car's cigarette lighter for a small 12v supply, and your SUP board or inflatable kayak will be inflated in just a matter of minutes. Instead of burning your energy inflating your own and sometimes even your friend's boards, just plug in the pump, press a button, and watch it inflate multiple boards effortlessly. If you have a manual pump, check out this article on how to inflate and deflate your paddle board
Model: GILI 12V iSUP Pump
Max Inflarion: 20 PSI / 1.38 BAR
Power Supply: 12V DC
Current: 10 Amps
Max Run Time: 20 Minutes
Cord Length: 9 ft. 9 in. / 297 cm
Hose Length: 3 ft. 7 in. / 110.5 cm
A two-stage pump ensures reduced inflation time.
Designed to be compatible with all of GILI Sports inflatable products.
An in-built pressure selector allows many different products to be inflated safely.
A 12v adapter is included in the standard package.
If your 12v cigarette lighter port is unserviceable, don't worry! GILI Sports provide an optional adapter that can attach directly to the car battery.
In-built overheat protection is particularly important for larger inflatable products and hot climates.
Not only can the GILI Sports electric pump inflate, but can also deflate your SUP board / Inflatable kayak, making the start and end of your journey an easy and efficient task.
Much less effort to inflate your SUP board or inflatable kayak, saving you energy to enjoy on the water. If you are in a hot climate, inflating your SUP board using a hand pump can be hot and sweaty work!
The pump can be used for various products that require different operational pressures. The desired pressure can be selected on the pump and it will automatically stop.
At 139.00 USD from GILI Sports, this is excellent value for money!
GILI Sports offers a 1-year warranty with this product.
A little extra weight to carry and more space is taken up inside your iSUP bag.
This pump must be connected to a 12v supply to operate. An in-built power supply would offer a bit more flexibility.
This is another fantastic electric pump on the market that will inflate most paddle boards. The Ventus electric pump made by 'NIXY' can also be used for your inflatable paddle board, inflatable kayak, or anything other product you are taking on your paddling adventures. This NIXY electric pump allows you to inflate multiple inflatables at the same time, such as inflatable stand-up paddle boards, inflatable docks, inflatable kayaks, and more!
Flow rate: 350Lt/min at 1st Stage & 70L/min at 2nd stage
Unlike some other electric paddle boarding pump options, this one is able to inflate multiple products at the same time due to its 'Active Cooling' technology.
It can inflate a SUP board up to 20 psi.
Active Cooling technology means you can use this to inflate multiple paddle boards without them overheating.
Available Pressure Settings range from 1 to 20 PSI, so it can be used on multiple paddle-boarding accessories.
A modern digital display and selector panel.
An in-built automatic shut-off ensures you won't over-pressurize your new paddleboard!
Powered by any 12V DC outlet. You can even use your car cigarette lighter port.
You can enjoy the 10ft power cord, and a 4ft air hose attached to the electric pump, giving you room to move around.
7 valve adaptors are included within the standard package, giving you the option to inflate multiple inflatable paddle boards and their accessories.
It looks cool and is ergonomic, saving energy and storage space.
The standard package when purchased includes everything you will need such as: a carry bag, 12v cigarette lighter adapter, optional 12v car battery cables, hoses as well as 7 nozzles that can fit a variety of inflatable products.
With an overall weight of just 4 lbs, this accessory will not change the comfort of your SUP bag whilst carried on your back.
NIXY provides a one-year warranty with this product.
At 159.00 USD, it is one of the more expensive options for your next paddle-boarding accessory.
This electric pump has one outstanding characteristic up its sleeve - it is completely wireless! No more worrying about whether or not your cigarette lighter works in the car or about correctly connecting it up to your car battery, which could turn your relaxing paddling adventures into a recurring headache. This rechargeable electric pump can inflate up to five inflatable paddle boards with just one single charge.
Warranty: One Year
Width: 7 Inches
Max Pressure: 16 PSI
Length: 7 Inches
Battery Size: 6000 MaH
Adaptors Included: 8
This pump is user-friendly and simplistic. Simply select the desired pressure on the digital screen, press a button and let it do the rest.
The pump is integrated with in-built USB ports which can be used to charge other devices such as phones, lights, etc. The ports can supply both DC and AC products.
All products from Crew & Axel are covered by one year warranty!
Multiple nozzles come available with the standard package, providing flexibility to inflate multiple boards with varying connections.
Not one of the cheapest options being retailed at 159.00 USD.
Paddling stand-up paddle boards and inflatable kayaks are one of the best ways to see the great outdoors. However, when you find that hidden idyllic spot, with glassy water and magical sea life, you can't just jump in or take a breather on the board without having to constantly resist the currents and waves from pushing you off course. One simple solution is having an anchor kit that will allow you to easily fix your position over one spot and relax. If you enjoy Stand up paddle board yoga or fishing, this is a game changer! Note: if you are a keen angler, this is an essential accessory.
A high visibility rope allows you to easily spot where the anchor is secured beneath the surface.
A PVC buoy is attached to the guide rope so that it can be easily spotted above the surface.
The multi-bladed anchor head is able to grip almost any surface such as mud, sand, rock, etc.
GILI Sports have really thought about quality with this product. By giving it either a galvanized or a marine-coated finish, it should last decades against rust and erosion
Weighing only 3.5 lbs and packing down to a small size, this is easy to carry and secure on your SUP board deck.
GILI Sports provide a durable 5L dry bag to store the anchor and protect your SUP board.
The anchor's design allows for rapid deployment, exactly what you need when you stumble across something unexpected.
The only con we can think of is the extra additional weight for transporting within your SUP bag. Other than that, this is one of the best paddleboard accessories for this upcoming summer!
This folding anchor from 'Sandshark' is ideal for inflatable SUP boards and hard boards, as well as boats and jet skis. Made from high-strength ABS plastic, the chances of damage caused by your own anchor are greatly reduced.
The anchor is made from high-strength ABS plastic, giving you the confidence that it will not scrap the side of your boat/kayak.
The two sets of jaws deploy and fold inwards to save space when stowed away.
A bungee rope that stretches from 25-28 ft. The rope is designed to absorb impacts and linear loads to ensure your vessel remains securely anchored.
This compact anchor is much easier to deploy and stow away than a traditional boat anchor.
The jaw design ensures brilliant holding ability on a wide variety of surfaces.
A full refund is offered from ‘Sandshark’ if you are unsatisfied with this product.
Due to being made from plastic, this anchor is more friendly for an inflatable board and weighs less than metal options.
The bag provided is a handy kit bag, but not a water-resistant dry bag like some other options we have already looked at.
This is an essential accessory that will change your paddle-boarding experience forever, there is just no substitute for great tunes! Exploring your favorite soundtracks is a magical combination and GILI Sports have made a waterproof speaker with Bluetooth capability that is perfect for the task. This speaker securely attaches to a mount on your SUP board, allowing you to focus on the adventure without any worries.
Size: 4.2 x 4.1 x 5.5 in.
Technology: Bluetooth, Dual Pairing
Battery length: 8 Hours
Mounts: Action Cam Adapter & Suction Cup
Waterproof rating: IP68 Waterproof
Durability: Water, Sand, & Shock Proof. Also Floats
Internal storage: Up to 2000 songs
The mount is compatible with all SUP boards produced from 2021 onwards from GILI Sports. Also compatible with the GILI adventures, Komodos, Menos, and Mantas series SUP boards from 2020 onwards.
Dual Bluetooth pairing
Connectivity up to 33 ft (10 m) with Bluetooth, so you can paddle alongside someone and choose your best playlists.
USB charging & data cable ports are in-built giving you flexibility.
The speakerphone has an internal microphone so you can use it to make calls without using your phone on the water.
A suction cup mount is included which is a hero in disguise! No need to put up with the stress of watching your new Bluetooth speakers roll around on the deck of your SUP board. Please note that the action mount is not included, but this can be purchased separately.
Great sound quality! These GILI Bluetooth speakers offer clear audio with a deep bass so you can get your groove on whilst exploring! The sound quality also allows the whole squad to enjoy the music.
A Bluetooth speaker from 'TINGDA' is ideal for the outdoors in wet environments. It can be secured to the deck of your SUP board and controlled by both Bluetooth and voice control, allowing you to choose your best playlist whilst focusing on paddling.
Speaker type Bluetooth / Waterproof / Outdoor
Connectivity technology: Bluetooth
Special feature: Wireless, Portable, Bluetooth, Waterproof
Recommended uses for the product: Outdoor, Beach
Subwoofer diameter: 6 cm
Mounting type: Tabletop
Controller type: Voice Control
Resilient to the elements such as rain, snow dust, and sand. Clip it onto your SUP board and paddle with confidence.
Waterproof for up to 30 mins whilst fully submerged.
DPS technology provides the speaker with excellent sound quality. There are three available sound modes which include: Vocal, Deep Bass, and Extra Bass... so you can really get the most out of the speakers.
These speakers are small and compact, designed for you to use anywhere when on the move! Sing in the shower, take them for a ride on the bike, and don't be afraid about knocking it around from time to time. These speakers have a silicone sleeve to protect them from wear and tear.
Battery life: 12 hours from a single full charge.
A built-in noise and echo canceling function. This will reduce echoes and feedback which is ideal for video calling.
Compatible with all devices which are Bluetooth equipped.
The speaker is equipped with an Aux port so that any devices that are not built with Bluetooth available, can still connect with ease.
Retailing at only 14.99 USD on Amazon, this is very affordable!
TINGDA offers 18 months of customer support after purchase, just in case you have any issues.
The sole point of connection to your paddle board/kayak is a 'carabiner' clip. This is less secure than a specifically made plastic mount that you may see with action cameras.
The 'OontZ Angle 3 Ultra' looks like it is made for water sports with its cool blue color and flat-edged surfaces. Perfect for paddling hassle-free using Bluetooth and knowing it is naturally stable due to its physical design, withstanding the pitching and rolling of your SUP board as you blast through choppy waters.
Brand: Cambridge Soundworks
Model Number: SWOA3USUPSpeaker
Maximum Output Power: 14 Watts
Connectivity Technology: Bluetooth Auxiliary, USB
An optional mount and bracket are available to be purchased separately so you can securely attach them to your SUP board.
Sound technology provides a rich and deep bass whilst also giving great output for the mid and highs as well. The bass is enhanced with its passive bass radiator and its natural triangular design.
A non-sound output even at full volume.
Waterproof to a depth of 1 meter for up to 30 minutes.
Outstanding Bluetooth connectivity range of 100 meters! So you can DJ even with the speakers on your wing-mans board
One of the best features is the fact that multiple of these speakers (4th+ generation only) can be connected so that the sound is greatly enhanced and you can get a true surround sound effect.
Battery life of 20 hrs with just a single charge.
A built-in speaker allows you to make calls whilst on the move, hands-free.
It looks and sounds great and offers something different than many other available options on the market.
Although its natural triangular shape offers good stability on the SUP deck, it may still be necessary to physically secure it to avoid it going overboard in rough waters.
Great paddle boarding accessories do not have to be confined to use in the water, this SUP board wall rack from GILI Sports is the perfect solution if you are looking to save some space and put your much love boards somewhere where they can be admired and kept neatly out of the way when not in use. A simple, minimalistic design that solves your storage problem with ease! Its strong aluminum arms and padding ensure it can take the weight, reduce noise and protect your boards all at the same time.
All materials and fastening hardware are made from high-quality materials, ensuring top-quality strength and durability.
A ribbed design ensures minimal weight but maximum rigidity and strength. Exactly what you need when you are loading up your wall with multiple boards.
Each arm is covered with padding to increase traction, reduce noise and protect the boards when mounting and dismounting.
This lightweight design means you can install it on almost any wall with enough space.
Storing your SUP / Surfboards not only uses your space efficiently but also creates another cool-looking feature in your home.
Designed to comfortably withhold boards up to 50 lbs, a width of 37" and a thickness of 6".
You may have to get the drill out to install some wall plugs to install the rack.
This ceiling rack from 'Store your board' offers a slightly alternative method to using your space in a clever way. Instead of taking up valuable floor space, why not keep your boards out of the way, yet still get those surfer vibes from them decorating your ceiling instead? This ceiling rack can store two boards in its standard configuration or up to 4 with a bit of customizing.
Weight Capacity: 100 lbs
Board capacity: 2-4 boards
The arms are slightly bent in order to give your boards a solid fit and avoid rocking.
Each arm is coated with foam to reduce abrasion and noise.
The installation has been made easy with a simple design and minimal parts. All installation hardware is included when purchased.
An efficient alternative space-saving solution that brings a whole new feature to the room.
If you have low ceilings, this could cause the room to appear smaller, and if you have high ceilings, removing the boards can be a tricky challenge. Ultimately, it all comes down to your personal preference.
This surfboard rack from Northcore is made from high-quality pine wood will multiple slots for your SUP boards, surfboards, and even wakeboards. A great way to keep all of your boards safely stored and looking great.
Arm Length: 52 cm
Gap Distance between arms: 19cm
Height 80 cm
Incorporates a great-looking wooden frame with padded arms to protect your board.
Four board slots are available.
Arms are made from thick pine for strength and durability.
Each arm is covered with foam for protection for both your rack and board.
All hardware is included for initial installation.
NorthCore offers free next-day delivery for orders over £50.
Free next-day delivery.
Free UK returns.
Wood is potentially a weaker material than plastic or composite, however, it is a cheaper option.
For more storage options, check out our guide to the best wall racks on the market.
Accessory 5 - Waterproof Bags
A dry bag, although not one of the most exciting accessories that may come to mind, is actually one of the most important and useful. Dry bags naturally keep your essentials dry and protected from harsh elements, as well as offer some ability to keep things organized. Knowing which dry bag to purchase can be challenging, especially with so many on the market.
Start your search by looking at the build quality of a dry bag and what materials it is constructed with. Generally, nylon and vinyl materials will offer exactly what you need and should keep the price affordable. Vinyl is tough and abrasion resistant as well as being completely waterproof even when fully submerged.
Vinyl is also ideal for multi-day trips where taking heavier and potentially sharper camping equipment is required. Alternatively, nylon bags are great at doing the same job, although slightly less durable. Nylon is a more flexible option and better suited to being packed into smaller spaces. Here are some of our favorite Dry Bag options on the market. Check out our guide to the best waterproof backpack options on the market.
The GILI Sports Waterproof Backpack Roll Top ensures you can paddle with absolute confidence that your stuff will remain dry and protected from the elements. Its simple design allows for easy access and quick closure, exactly what you need whilst keeping your balance whilst on the go. GILI has also added extra external pockets to keep those all-important items at arm's length, such as keys, phones, and action cameras. Although this bag is originally designed for use on your SUP board, its versatility means you can use it everywhere! Its simplicity and lightweight characteristics mean you can grab it and go on foot, in the car, bike and tuck it into the hand luggage bays on an airplane.
28L Bag: Height 21", Width 14", Depth 6 "
35L Bag: Height 22", Width 11", Depth 11"
55L Bag: Height 25.2", Width 13", Depth 13"
GILI has put comfort and endurance at the forefront of this design. Padded shoulder straps increase comfort and a sternum strap reduces the weight on your shoulders.
Reflectors are strategically placed to increase visibility in low-light conditions.
'Molle' webbing allows for extra equipment to be clipped to the external surface of the backpack.
Available in the following colors: Teal, Blue, Black, and Yellow.
Another bold and practical dry bag option worth taking a serious look at. Northcore has created a simplistic and tidy-looking dry bag with minimal snagging points and quick-release clips for easy access at any time.
Capacity: 40 liters
Sizes: One size is available only
Able to withstand even the harshest wet conditions and is abrasion resistant due to its construction from PVC material. In addition to this, the internal seals have been heat treated, so you don't have to worry about those little leaks!
A strong carry handle fitted to the top of the bag allows you to grab and go.
If you need super easy access to some items, then simply attach them to the outside of the pack with the fitted D-rings.
Don't worry about a heavy pack digging into your shoulders and giving you pins and needles, 'Northcore' have padded out the shoulder straps to provide maximum comfort. To add further comfort and support, a webbing chest strap is available to reduce pressure on your shoulders.
When paddling out in a low-lit environment, especially over the ocean, it is important to be seen. Reflective patches on the front of the pack ensure increased visibility.
Easily visible in low light.
Comes in a bright, bold yellow which looks great!
Free UK delivery on orders over £30
Order by 9 pm for the Next Day Delivery
Free paperless returns
This bag only comes in Yellow, Black, Blue, orange, and red.
This particular product only comes with a 40L capacity option. However, Northcore does various other product options with different capacities.
This ultralight dry sack from 'Osprey' is a formidable opponent against the natural elements. Designed to keep your precious cargo dry no matter what when completely sealed which is exactly what you need when things get a little rough on the water. constructed from siliconized 'ripstop' nylon, giving it the benefit of being lightweight, flexible, and abrasion-resistant. This simple design which incorporates a roll top means reduced buckles and straps and therefore less chance of snags, as well as quick and easy access and closure whilst keeping your balance on your SUP board. This dry sack is cleverly shaped to stand on its own and ensure maximum spatial efficiency when packing.
Material: 40D Nylon Ripstop
Depth: 13 cm
This waterproof bag offers high visibility, a much-needed feature when out on the water!
Reflective graphics increase visibility both during the day and the night.
Fully waterproof coated fabric and seams reduce the ingress of water and assist with abrasion resistance.
Fully waterproof roll-top closure, which is incredibly simple, yet effective!
The rectangular shape allows efficient packing, easy transportation, and increased stability when secured onto the deck of your SUP board / Kayak.
These waterproof bags are unisex.
Colors available: Shadow Grey, Poppy Orange, Electric Lime, Tropical Teal.
A very minimalistic design that offers only two points of attachment to yourself or your SUP board when paddling.
The GILI inflatable SUP rolling backpack is designed to fit all GILI Sports inflatable stand-up paddle boards. This bag is spacious, made from top-quality material, feels great when carrying/rolling around, and has extra space for your accessory arsenal to grow over time. The shape and build quality of this bag is perfect for transporting by car, foot, and even airplane.
Height: 41 inches (104 cm)
Width: 16 inches (41 cm)
Depth: 12 inches (31 cm)
Weight: 4 lbs (1.85 kg)
Padded Shoulder & Waist adjustable Straps provide you with a comfortable and agile stance while making your way to the water.
Made from Heavy Duty Nylon, giving you the confidence that it will last for years to come, no matter what you put it through.
Heavy Duty Wheels allow you to roll over rugged terrains like stones and dirt tracks.
An in-built label that shouts "Fin Pocket" grabs your attention in case you have forgotten to pack your much-needed fin set.
Multiple zip pockets and compartments allow you to order the bag just how you like it. You can keep hard rigid items such as your paddle board leash and waterproof phone case separate from the hard items like your electric air pump and your composite/aluminum paddle.
Constructed from top-quality materials and designed with years of trial & error and customer feedback.
Both are easy and ergonomic to use when wheeling around and transporting as a backpack.
The rectangular shape of the backpack makes it easy to pack items in a neat manner and separate fragile items like fins and phones.
Adjustable straps allow the bag to remain compact even if the bag is completely full or almost empty.
Don't worry if you do not have a GILI SUP board... Just check the dimensions of the board and the bag.
For a child or a person with a smaller frame, this bag can be a little too big to carry as a backpack, however, GILI Sports have found a solution to this with the in-built rollers.
This ISUP travel bag from 'ISLE' offers another great option for you to neatly pack your SUP board and accessory equipment away and carry it in comfort and style. Designed to fit everything you'll need such as your board, fins, leash, paddle, and pump.
Side handle straps + an upper carry handle make carrying easy and ergonomic.
Designed to fit your ISLE stand-up paddle board without room to spare, ensuring a close and compact fit.
An upper and lower adjustable strap allows easy tightening so everything inside the bag is kept secure.
A front zip pocket is available for items that are more fragile or require easy access such as phones, keys, fins, etc.
An identification pocket is positioned on the back of the bag, particularly important when traveling by airplane.
A padded pair of shoulder straps and a waist strap make carrying your equipment for longer distances easier and more comfortable.
Breathable, yet durable materials are used throughout, making this bag last longer and look & feel good.
A simplistic design with no frills attached, it does exactly what you expect it to.
A very affordable option, retailing from 'ISLE' at only $75.00.
Caution: This specific bag is not compatible with the 'Megalodon' board from ISLE.
🏆 Can waterproof speakers actually be submerged?
This depends on the specifications of the speaker. Look out for keywords such as water resistant and waterproof. If the product is waterproof, then it should be able to get submerged to a specific depth, but only for a limited amount of time.
👍 If I use my electric pump to inflate my paddle board and use my car to power it, will I get a flat car battery?
You should not get a depleted car battery if your car is running whilst you inflate the inflatable product. The Alternator will charge the battery. If the car is not running, you will still be able to use the car battery's remaining power, but this will eventually run out. If you connect the electric pump directly to the battery terminals, be careful to ensure you attach the negative and positive cables in the correct configuration to prevent damage to your electrical system.
🏝️ Do I need different accessories for the winter and summer months?
Generally speaking, no you do not need different accessories for different months. Most accessories are versatile and will perform well in all months of the year in varying climates and environments.