Inflatable stand up paddle boards are a great alternative to the Epoxy SUP boards. And if you ride flat waters, inflatable SUP boards are by far the most popular type. They are made from layers of plastic and are surprisingly rigid once inflated. They can be pumped up in 5-10 minutes with a hand or foot pump. The clear benefit of inflatable SUP boards is clearly its storage and transport convenience, they just pack down in a bag and are easily stored. Most SUP paddlers use their boards on rivers or flat waters and occasionally ride waves or surf. That’s why over 50% of paddlers own an inflatable SUP board.