Touring boards are designed to make it easy and enjoyable to cover longer distances for day trips or even overnight excursions. In the touring inflatable paddle board class, we look for a mix of speed, straight tracking, stability, and flexibility of usage.
For best overall glide and stability look for a board with 12'6" length, 32" width, and a clean deck layout without too many add-ons that might get in the way of your feet while paddling. Configurability of the fin system can be a real plus if you plan to do a mix of deep water paddling and exploring shallow areas with interesting marine life. For more specific information on Touring SUP boards see our Buyers Guide article Which Inflatable SUP Touring Board is Right for You?