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Christos Nicolaou

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The ROC SUP Co. is a family-owned paddle board brand that prides itself on providing excellent, lightweight and affordable boards for paddlers of all levels. ROC iSUPs are amongst some of the most popular paddle boarders sold on the market and with good reason. These boards are made for all levels and don’t cost as much as most comparable products.

They are lightweight and stable on the water making these boards ideal for all types of paddle boarding conditions and easy to transport and store.

We had the chance to review ROC sups. They currently have two series of inflatable paddle boards available, the Scout and the Explorer. The Scout boards are recreational adventure boards that offer more stability while the Explorer series is ROC’s original board which comes in a variety of fun colors.

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The ROC Explorer offers an affordable and fun recreational paddle board for paddlers of any level. This board specializes in stability more than any other feature in order to provide a board that is not only easy to use (easy to balance on) but also can be used for activities. It is also extremely lightweight, making it suitable for younger riders.

The ROC Explorer is an affordable, high quality paddle board for riders of any level. The Explorer package is comprehensive and also accessible for younger paddlers due to the competitive light weight of this paddle board. The ROC Explorer offers a basic yet sturdy level of stability, as well as a high level of maneuverability allowing riders nimble control of the board.

Where to buy:
Specs & Features:
  • Best Suited For: Any level/recreational/fishing/yoga
  • Material: Military grade PVC with DuraWeld Technology
  • Volume: 320 liters
  • Capacity: 300 lbs
  • Dimensions: 10’ x 32” x 6”
  • Weight: 17.5 pounds
  • Recommended Inflation: 15 PSI
What we like:
  • Affordable
  • Easy to maneuver
  • Very lightweight
  • Offers great stability for activities
  • Includes drybag for phone & wallet, etc.
What we don’t like:
  • It’s short, limiting speed if you’re looking for it
  • Lack of nose or tail handle
  • Pump is slow to reach adequate PSI

We recommend the ROC Explorer for paddleboarders of any level who want a stable and enjoyable board that will allow them to play, fish and do yoga in ideal water conditions. The ROC Explorer provides an easy and enjoyable paddle boarding experience that is accessible to anybody.

The ROC Scout inflatable paddle board is an affordable and fun recreational paddle board for the whole family. The board offers great stability, making it easy to use and to hold your balance on while learning to use the board.

The ROC Scout inflatable paddle board is an affordable, good quality SUP for beginner paddle boarders. The Scout board package includes a number of accessories and is also accessible for younger or smaller paddlers due to the lightweight quality of the board.

Where to buy:
Specs & Features:
  • Best Suited For: Beginners/recreational/family-friendly/yoga
  • Material: Military-grade PVC with DuraWeld Technology
  • Volume: 320 liters
  • Capacity: 300 lbs
  • Dimensions: 10’ x 33” x 6”
  • Weight: 17.5 pounds
  • Recommended Inflation: 15 PSI
What we like:
  • Affordable
  • Lightweight
  • Very stable
  • Easy to maneuver
  • Offers great stability for activities
What we don’t like:
  • Lack of nose or tail handle
  • Pump is slow to reach adequate PSI
  • Paddle sinks and can snap if not well maintained

We recommend the ROC Scout for the whole family. The board is great for riders looking for a stable, comfortable and enjoyable recreational paddle boarding experience in flat water conditions. The ROC Scout is a very good entry-level iSUP ideal for beginners who want to find their feet on a stable and reliable paddle board on the water.

ROC SUP Board Accessories

ROC Paddle Boards Accessories

The ROC iSUP package includes various accessories that go with the Explorer or Scout paddle board. A ROC 3 piece adjustable aluminum paddle, a safety leash, a pump and a ROC travel bag are all part of the package and are provided with the paddle board. ROC has also included a waterproof bag for your convenience. This can be used to store other paddle accessories or small valuables such as keys and wallets.

  • Paddle: The ROC adjustable 3 piece paddle is made out of aluminum and has a lightweight design that makes it easy to maneuver the board on the water. The paddle is made to float for a while, however not indefinitely as, the paddle will sink once inundated with water. The paddle itself won’t impress on the performance side of things, but it is perfectly functional for recreational use.
  • Leash: ROC provides a basic standard safety leash that is relatively comfortable for the rider.
  • Pump: With only a single chamber the ROC manual pump lacks output and it takes quite a long time to pump up the board by hand. It usually takes up to 15 minutes to fully inflate the board. Nevertheless, it is a pretty standard pump that will get the job done…eventually.
  • Backpack: The ROC travel bag is a standard inflatable paddle board travel bag that is spacious and can easily fit the board and accessories within it. It is rugged and comfortable due to the high-quality materials used in the bag’s construction.
Further Optional Accessories from ROC
  • ROC manual pump
  • ROC electric air pump
  • ROC adjustable 3 piece paddle
  • ROC replacement fin
  • ROC safety leash
  • ROC backpack
  • ROC comfort cushion seat

ROC Features

Each ROC iSUP comes with a full accessory kit including a paddle, pump, leash and backpack. Making them some of the best value iSUP packages on the market. The materials used for the ROC inflatable paddle boards are high quality and use military grade PVC and ultra reinforced composite drop stitch weave to ensure a durable and sturdy board.

Despite the durability of these boards they are some of the most lightweight on the market making them ideal for travel and carrying to and from the water.

ROC iSUPs have large anti-slip deck pads making them ideal for paddle boarding yogis, and create extra stability for beginner paddle boarders. Each board is equipped with a D-ring at the rear and bungee cords at the front for carrying and attaching personal belongings.

Both Scout and Explorer models also have centre handles which make them easier to carry in and out of the water. For their low price these boards are extremely good value. All ROC iSUPs include 3 rear fins which add to the stability and the Scout series include more D-ring mounts which make them perfect for attaching adventure accessories.

Why we recommend ROC SUP Boards

All the ROC iSUPs are fun, lightweight and affordable making them some of the best recreational boards on the market. Their lightness and stability on the water make them perfect for beginners and children.

ROC pride themselves in providing excellent quality boards for their customers which is evident through their hundreds of positive reviews and especially their success on Amazon. They are a reliable company who are always looking at ensuring the best customer satisfaction.

Although ROC provide a range of affordable iSUPs they remain high quality. These iSUPs are stable in waters with some chop and are easily maneuverable in the water. In addition to all the great features, ROC as a company has a very environmentally friendly approach to business and you can be sure to receive all your items in recyclable, tree-friendly packaging as well as partaking in sustainable production in the U.S.

These ROC boards are easy to set-up using the provided pump. Lightweight and perfect for travelling and taking in and out of the water. Stable and durable, everything you could possibly need with an included package for a high-quality, low-price inflatable paddle board range we can’t fault!

FAQ – Frequently asked questions about ROC SUP Boards

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    How long does it take to inflate the ROC iSUP boards?

    The ROC iSUP boards can be inflated in 8 minutes with an electric pump or 15 minutes with the included manual hand pump. There are plenty of accessories to upgrade the paddle board experience.

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    What pressure can the ROC iSUP boards be inflated to?

    The ROC iSUP boards need to be inflated to 15 PSI. It’s a good idea to inflate at least up to the recommended pressure in order to maximize the rigidity of the board. But it’s not advised to go much over the pressure level: some air inevitably escapes when removing the nozzle from the valve anyway.

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    What does the ROC iSUP board come with?

    The ROC iSUP board packages come with a paddle, fin, leash, pump, waterproof bag and backpack. For additional paddle board accessories to improve your experience check out these basic add-ons.

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    What weight can the ROC iSUP boards hold?

    The ROC iSUP boards can support a weight of up to 300 pounds, however, we recommend that you don’t exceed 250 pounds as stability becomes much more difficult.

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    Are the ROC iSUP boards covered by warranty?

    The ROC iSUP boards have a 1-year manufacturer’s warranty.

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