Hydrus | The World's Toughest Paddle Boards

We developed Armalight™ so we could build the worlds best boards. Boards built for extreme durability and unparalleled performance, from your local pond to the wildest rivers and the biggest waves.

“You won’t find a better Rental Board Anywhere for Less”

Crossfit Rental Packages

FunShui 3 Board Package

From $ 2,772.00 - $ 2,838.00
11'2" x 31.5" or 34"

FunShui 6 Board Package

From $ 5,274.00 - $ 5,406.00
11'2" x 31.5" or 34"

Pocket Rocket 3 Board Package

$ 3,042.00
11'2 x 31"

Pocket Rocket 6 Board Package

$ 5,814.00
11'2 x 31"

Joy Ride Inflatable SUP 3 Board Package

$ 2,607.00
11" x 32" x 6"

Joy Ride Inflatable SUP 6 Board Package

$ 4,944.00
11" x 32" x 6"

Paradise Inflatable SUP 3 Board Package

$ 2,607.00
12'6" x 31" x 6"

Paradise Inflatable SUP 6 Board Package

$ 4,944.00
12'6" x 31" x 6"

Call (949) 278-1235 for Custom prices on orders of more than 6 boards

Help Launch The Toughest Paddle Boards on the Planet!

Indestructible boards handmade right here in the USA in what's possibly the world's greenest board factory! What more could you ask for?

Our Vision

Here at Hydrus, we are quite literally reinventing the way recreational boards are made. We knew our hard boards had to be lightweight yet stronger than anything else on the market, and they had to be constructed of the most environmentally friendly products we could find. We are committed to building in the most responsible, ethical, and thoughtful way possible, which means not using toxic paint or foams, no plastic, bad resins, or other harmful materials!

In our search for balance with environmental responsibility and an exceptional product, we tested over a hundred different types of resins, adhesives, and core materials; including aerospace and military composites. It took us nearly 4 years and three product generations to get it perfect, but damn, the end result is worth it! Built out of our shop in Eagle, Idaho, our Armalight boards are virtually indestructible, ensuring that it will be around for season after season of adventures!

We aim to change the way boards are made and sold, but we won’t stop there. Being a small business allows us to focus our efforts on exceptional customer service, ensuring you have the best possible experience with Hydrus on and off the water.

Why Back Hydrus?

Approximately 95% of all paddle boards are made outside of North America. However, most paddle board purchases happen right here in the United States. Not only do these boards rack up a hefty carbon footprint, traveling more miles during shipment than most will ever cover on water, but they are also made in low cost factories which provide poor standards of living for their employees, employ substandard environmental policies and have little to no quality control. Hydrus is taking a different approach. Ran by a handful of craftsmen and craftswomen that are treated like family, we are dedicated to creating our hard boards right here, negating the need for excessive shipping and ensuring we have full control over the quality of our finished products.

We aim to storm into the outdoor market and set a new precedent in responsible manufacturing and customer satisfaction. Our boards turned out better than we could have ever dreamed, setting the standard for quality the world over. Oh, and they are quite possibly the sexiest boards we have ever seen!

Every Hydrus board is designed, engineered, and built with a lifetime of use in mind. That’s a lot of memories! So now that the really hard part is done, we need your help in getting more Hydrus boards on the water! With a successful Kickstarter campaign we can expand our production facility and bring to life the dream of an American made, world class board; and bring those boards to you at once in a lifetime pricing!




We love Crossfit! We are members, and in one case, a coach at our local box, E3. Further, we have a huge warm spot in our hearts toward the board rental community! In a lot of ways the rental market is the backbone of our cherished sport! Most SUP virgins get their first experience on a rental board from a local rental company, and that experience, good or bad, will shape their entire attitude towards SUP. We want people to love this sport as much we do and we want customers coming back to your company time after time.

You can check out the FunShui model here. Ask us for references if you’d like to talk to rental companies that currently use Hydrus boards.

All Performance - No Compromise!



When it comes to inflatables, we went to the drawing board and became problem solvers. What are the issues with your standard inflatable SUP's? The Answer: Stiffness and durability... most ISUP's are simply not well built! Cheap inflatables will bend and sink the riders feet into the water which is called "taco-ing", the seams will blow out and they will puncture far too easily on rocks or those nasty "goat heads" in the parking lot . These issues are caused by poor materials and too thin a board. We solve all of this by using the highest grade high density PVC, an inner membrane, double V pattern drop stitch material and double sidewall reinforcing. Along with higher quality materials we also weld our seams versus glue or stitch which allows for 20psi versus the standard maximum 15psi for other "premium" brands or only 10psi for cheapo brands.

Support Entreprenereurship and the Environment --- OUR INDUSTRY DEPENDS ON IT!

I realize that this is going to come off as a strong message but I figure there is no use in "beating around the bush" so here it goes... If you appreciate our planet and all its glorious waterways as we do then you're sure to appreciate the fact that in the hypocritical world we live in of which roughly 98% of paddle boards and surf boards purchased in the USA are built in other countries with inexcusably poor economics, human rights, labor and environmental laws. To put it bluntly, every time a board is made ignoring the environment the purchaser of such board is supporting the detriment of the very world and waterways in which that board is used. When you consider that tens of thousands of boards are made and sold every year the unnecessary devastation really adds up. Wouldn't it be better to support a company that tries as hard as it can to help our planet instead of hurting it little by little with every board made? We are not saying we're perfect, and we understand that it is competitive and difficult, but we can confidently say we are trying and we are consistently heading the right direction.

By way of ingenuity and innovation we produce everything we can right here in the U.S.A. and we're confident that before too long we'll be able to say that everything we make and sell down to the last screw will be made in the USA, even the products that other companies say are "impossible". Our hard working crew gets paid in real money and we get treated like real human beings (even though some of us are a bit questionable). We only use the most Eco-friendly materials and refuse to use harmful resins, automotive paints or solvents with VOC's, i.e., the "gloss coat" and paint job for nearly every other brands fiberglass, Innegra, plastic or carbon fiber boards. What's more is that our boards are built to last a lifetime and will more than likely never see an overcrowded landfill! We are proof that even though it is more work and it costs more money to build boards this way IT CAN BE DONE! More companies should follow suit or at least give it an honest try, and more board riders and purchasers should be aware! We also donate 10% of all profit back to the world by way of various charities and research foundations with a major focus on caring for and educating displaced children. ~Children are our future!

Thank You!