San Diego-based Tower Paddle Boards is a company that offers direct-to-consumer sales on a wide range of beach lifestyle products. Headed by founder and CEO Stephan Aarstol, Tower's popular line of inflatable paddle boards initially became well-known through exposure on ABC's popular Shark Tank television program and funding by billionaire entrepreneur, Mark Cuban. In addition to Tower's inflatable SUP line, the company also sells several hard boards.
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2018 Tower SUP Comparison Chart
|Tower Adventurer 1||9'10"||32"||6"||300 L||24 lbs||300 lbs|
|Tower Adventurer 2||10'4"||32"||6"||300 L||25 lbs||350 lbs|
|Tower iRace 12'6"||12'6"||30"||6"||350 L||27 lbs||400 lbs|
|Tower Xplorer 14'||14'||32"||8"||600 L||42 lbs||700 lbs|
Tower Inflatable Paddle Board Reviews
Tower Adventurer (9'10”)
Measuring 9'10” x 32″ x 6″ and weighing 24 pounds, the Tower Adventurer 1 is a popular all-around model and the smallest of the company's inflatable paddle boards. This is a basic, entry-level model that is a good choice for smaller paddlers who need a no-frills iSUP at an affordable price. It's available in white and a special Kawasaki edition.
For more information on this top-seller, read our Tower Adventurer 1 review.
Tower Adventurer 2 (10'4″)
A bit larger and more feature-rich than the Adventurer 1, the Tower Adventurer 2 is a versatile model that adds grab handles and a bungee storage area. The Adventurer 2 measures 10'4″ x 32″ x 6″, and it's available in white, blue, turquoise, and a special Chris Craft edition.
Check out our Tower Adventurer 2 review for more details on this board.
Tower iRace 12'6″
A longer, sleeker board that is built for speed, Tower iRace 12'6″ iSUP is a fast paddling inflatable SUP that glides well on the water and is fun for paddling longer distances. The Tower iRace measures 12'6″ x 30″ x 6″ and currently comes in two colors: black, and red.
To learn more about this model, read our Tower iRace review.
Tower Xplorer 14′
Last but not least, the Tower Xplorer 14′ is currently the largest iSUP in the company's lineup. Perfect for larger paddlers and multi-person paddling, the Xplorer measures 14′ x 32″ x 8″ and is capable of supporting an impressive max weight of 700 pounds.
Check out our Tower Xplorer 14′ review for more info on this big SUP.
Tower backs all of their inflatable paddle boards up with a 2-year warranty which covers manufacturing defects.
Accessories Included with all Tower Paddle Boards
The included accessory bundle is one area where we feel Tower can make some big improvements. Unlike other iSUP packages such as those offered by iROCKER which come with everything you need to start paddling, Tower only includes a paddle, pump, and repair kit with their boards.
We'd love to see a SUP backpack and safety leash included with Tower's paddle boards in the future as this would really improve the overall value of their line. While there was a time when Tower's inflatable SUPs were a good option, there are too many similarly-priced boards on the market now which offer far more in terms of overall value — for this reason, we can't really recommend Tower's iSUPs at the moment.