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Hydro Force Paddleboards Review

Green Hydro Force Kahawai paddleboard with black fin.

Hydro Force Paddleboards Review

Due to their inflatable materials, Bestway’s Hydro Force SUP boards can be taken anywhere. And thanks to their extra strong material, they’re just as durable as solid paddle boards. Read on for a quickfire review of all their best boards. Happy paddling!

Aqua Journey

Orange and white Hydro Force Aqua Journey paddleboard with black fin.

The Aqua Journey is a finely constructed paddleboard that’s built to last. This all-rounder is light and highly manoeuvrable, making it ideal for flat water and small wave riding. Therefore, it’s a great confidence-building board for use in areas like lakes, rivers or calm oceans.

SUP yoga is made more comfortable by the Aqua Journey’s soft EVA deck pad, while its drop-stitch construction enables the board to withstand heavy weight while being easily transportable thanks to its light weight.

Given the Aqua Journey’s shorter measurements, its best suited to kids. The non-slip traction pads will also keep them safe and sound while helping them maintain stability on the water.  

What’s in the package?

Everything that you need to get going: a carry bag, hand pump, a paddle, surf leash and a repair kit.

Features

  • 3 fins
  • Non-slip traction pad
  • Adjustable 2.17m (85in) aluminium oar
  • Deck handle for carrying the SUP
  • Paddle
  • Hand pump
  • Travel bag
  • Surf leash
  • Repair kit

Dimensions

  • 274cm (9ft) x 76cm (30in) x 15cm (6in)
  • Weight: 12.6kg
  • Max user weight: 110kg
  • Internal volume: 251L

Compact Surf 8

Aqua and white Hydro Force Compact Surf 8 paddleboad with accessories.

The all-new compact Surf 8 paddle board is perfect for gliding on small-medium sized waves. Featuring TriTech drop stitch construction for superior strength and durability, the Compact Surf 8 also ranks among the highest for manoeuvrability in the Hydro Force range. Its 8ft size makes it easy to control while keeping pace with speedier Hydro Force boards.

What’s included in the package?

All you need! – Carry bag, hand pump, surf leash and a repair kit.

Features

  • 1 fin
  • Hand pump
  • Travel bag
  • Surf leash
  • TriTech Material
  • Drop stitched floor
  • Repair kit

Dimensions

  • 244cm (8ft) x 57cm (22in) x 7cm (3in)
  • Max weight: 90kg
  • Internal volume: 80L 

Cruiser Tech

Yellow and white Hydro Force Cruiser Tech paddleboard with accessory kit.

Built for touring, the Cruiser Tech’s dynamic blend of speed and stability make it the perfect Hydro Force for long journeys out on the water. And thanks to the board’s extra length, you’ll find a storage space is housed at both ends, enabling you to safely store those essentials.

The Cruiser Tech has two fixed fins and one that’s removable; the latter enables you to adjust the board to your preferences. Once again, this Hydro Force board is constructed from 3-layer Tri-Tech material, composed of polyester mesh and PVC, which provide protection against extreme nautical conditions.

What’s in the package?

Deluxe backpack, hand pump, surf leash and a repair kit.

Features

  • 3 fins (one removable) 
  • Non-slip traction pad
  • Deck handle for carrying the SUP
  • Hand pump
  • Deluxe backpack
  • Surf leash
  • 2 Elastic cords for storage (front and back)
  • Repair kit

Dimensions

  • 320cm (10ft 6in) x 76cm (30in) x 15cm (6in)
  • Weight: 15.7kg
  • Max user weight: 120kg
  • Internal volume: 293L

Fastblast Tech

Red and white Hyrdro Force Fastblast Tech paddleboard with accessories.

Bestway’s longest established board, the Hydro Force Fastblast boasts a high-tech, streamlined construction that effortlessly cuts though water with speed and guile. While built for speed, the board includes a bungee system on the front deck to store your essentials, while its handy carry handle ensures you’ll catch the waves whenever the surf’s up!

What’s in the package?

Deluxe backpack, hand pump, surf leash and a repair kit.

Features

  • 1 fin
  • Non-slip traction pad
  • Deck handle for carrying the SUP
  • Hand pump
  • Deluxe backpack
  • Surf leash
  • Elastic cord for storage (front and back)
  • Repair kit

Dimensions

  • 381cm (10ft 6in) x 76cm (30in) x 15cm (6in)
  • Max weight: 120kg
  • Internal volume: 349L

Huakai

Multicoloured Hydro Force Huakai paddleboard.

The Huakai diverges from the boards above as it’s been specially designed for those less steady on their feet. Its wide, thick build boasts exceptional stability, allowing users to travel further and faster – without sacrificing comfort. Longer journeys are covered too, by its front-mounted elasticated cords. And despite its sizeable dimensions, the centre handle enables most to carry its 16kg weight with ease.

What’s in the package?

Deluxe backpack, hand pump, surf leash and a repair kit.  Please note, the paddle is not included.

Features

  • 3 fins
  • Non-slip traction pad
  • Deck handle for carrying the SUP
  • Hand pump
  • Travel bag
  • Surf leash
  • Elastic cord for storage
  • Repair kit

Dimensions

  • 305cm (10ft) x 84cm (33in) x 15cm (6in) 
  • Weight: 16.3kg
  • Max user weight: 140kg
  • Internal volume: 320L

Kahawai

Blonde teenage girl carrying a green Hyrdo Force Kahawai paddleboard.

In the Kahawai, Bestway have combined the best SUP attributes – speed, stability, agility – and produced something special. Traction pad equipped with storage space to boot, this high-spec SUP is best suited to experienced users paddling mid-to-long distances.

Features

  • 3 fins
  • Non-slip traction pad
  • Deck handles for carrying the SUP
  • Paddle
  • Hand pump
  • Travel bag
  • Surf leash
  • Elastic cord storage
  • Repair kit

Dimensions

  • 310cm (10.2ft) x 86cm (34in) x 15cm (6in) 
  • Weight: 14.7kg
  • Max user weight: 140kg
  • Internal volume: 330L

Oceana

Young woman paddling on a blue and white Oceana paddleboard.

The Oceana is a true all-rounder, designed with all ages and skill levels in mind. It features generous dimensions, making it perfect for all types of SUP activities – from racing to yoga. Compared to 4’’ boards, its 6’’ thickness provides superior rigidity, and prevents the board bending in the middle when stood on (known as the ‘taco effect’). Pack this into the deluxe grab-and-go bag and embark on your next SUP adventure!  

Features

  • 3 fins
  • Non-slip traction pad
  • Adjustable 2.17m (85in) aluminium oar
  • Deck handle for carrying the SUP
  • Paddle
  • Hand pump
  • Travel bag
  • Surf leash
  • Seat with backrest 
  • Elastic cord for storage
  • Repair kit

Dimensions

  • 305cm (10ft) x 84cm (33in) x 15cm (6in)
  • Max weight: 110kg
  • Internal volume: 256L

Hydro Force Paddleboards Overview

PaddleboardDimensionsMax WeightInternal Volume
Aqua Journey274cm x 76cm x 15cm110kg251L
Compact Surf 8244cm x 57cm x 7cm90kg80L
Cruiser Tech320cm x 76cm x 15cm120kg293L
Fastblast Tech381cm x 76cm x 15cm120kg349L
Huaki305cm x 84cm x 15cm140kg320L
Kahawai310cm x 86cm x 15cm140kg330L
Oceana305cm x 84cm x 15cm110kg256L


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