Shipping Now - Paradise Touring Paddleboard 12'6"x30"
Sale price$ 925.00
In stock, ready to ship
Inventory on the way
Tales of our obsessive attention to detail, ultra-high quality, "treat customers as we'd want to be treated," service, and "more for your money" value took off, and we are selling out, of our small batches of boards, way faster than expected. If a board isn’t currently in stock please jump on the waitlist.
As many of you know, Hydrus is dedicated to delivering the highest quality products directly to customers at outstanding prices, using more expensive materials and higher quality construction.
We refuse to overspend on advertising, paid reviews, ridiculous chain store mark-ups, marketing gimmicks, or any other nonsense that ultimately costs our beloved customers and supporters time and money. Instead, we believe in delivering the best gear we can and letting our customers and supporters spread the word.
Building better gear and relying on referrals means Hydrus grows naturally and organically -no high-cost marketing schemes necessary, just authentic gear we're all proud of!
We are still a small and efficient team, started by Jason and Nick Zawadzki and a few close friends in 2013. To this day, we are still much smaller than most folks assume. We strive to be as honest and upfront as possible with no gimmicks, marketing jargon, or other typical high-volume sales tactics. We build small batches of the highest quality, most functional, hard-wearing, high-performing gear there is. We ride the boards we make, and we use the equipment we sell. We only recommend what we'd use ourselves, and we treat customers as we'd want to be treated!
"A board that is a pure pleasure to paddle..." -Anothony A.
"The fast shape just makes sense! Stable yet efficient through the water, with a high weight limit makes this board highly versatile." -Jason Z (board shaper).
The high-end materials and better construction of a Hydrus board mean less flex, higher performance, better glide, and speed than other 12'6" touring style boards.
Great for the serious paddler who puts in long distances or the purely casual paddler that appreciates a stable board that's more efficient than any other iSUP shape.
With a high weight limit of 370lbs, this board can carry multiple people, your furry friend, fishing gear, a cooler, or whatever else you might have in mind. Also, great for fitness enthusiasts, river paddling, recreational paddling, and even great for the occasional SUP Yoga session.
Conveniently stows away into the included backpack. Deflates in less than 2 minutes and inflates in less than 6. Folds up to travel with you either by foot, plane, or automobile.
The sleek shape and long waterlines cut through the water with maximum efficiency, while the extreme buoyancy and generous width make it stable enough for a beginner.
Our boards are factory pressure tested at 31psi, so you are more than safe using your board at the maximum recommended 25psi.
*Most riders choose between 12-18psi depending on the situation and personal preference. Due to the high-end, composite reinforced materials and reinforced sidewalls, a Hydrus inflatable board will be stiffer at lower pressures than most others.
All of the functionality you need without the gimmicks! "We stand for building boards the right way, not the easy way."
New 3-layer Composite reinforced outer shell, whichmeans more durability, rigidity, and performance than any other inflatable board.
New CR Welded interior seams. Seams are the biggest issue with most inflatables -Not with this board.
High-Performance Rocker. Lifts the front out of waves and choppy waters and allows smooth, clean, and efficient release out the back.
Large All-Around Board Shape focused on maximum stability plus glide.
Diamond Groove EVA Deck Pad (for 2022 we used a more durable foam versus the double layer that caused some issues on previous models).
NewClick-in fin - perfect size and shape for this board!
NewAdditional 4.5" Flexible River/Shallow water fin included.
Coil Leash - fits either around the upper calf or ankle
Heavy Duty Hydrus Backpack. -Yes, it's our famous Mothership board bag!
Side and Center Handles. Side handles have several great uses!
Rear stomp pad plus raised arch support for rivers and pivot turning.
Front bottom D-ring for towing behind a boat or another paddler.
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee.
New Limited Lifetime Warranty - on 2019 models or newer.
*Paddles sold ala-carte.Here's why: Paddles are hugely important. Manufacturers should not package high-quality boards with low-quality paddles.
We've found that, as a premium brand, approximately 35% of our customers are upgrading their old boards from other brands and already own paddles. The paddles generally included in other board packages are lower quality and undesirable.
If you need a paddle, choose the "add-on" paddle option to get the board + paddle package deal! This way, you are getting a genuinely high-quality paddle and the best package pricing possible.
Other FAQs answered: Three fins versus a single fin. *A shapers perspective: Three fins don't belong on flat-water inflatable boards. There is no functional advantage. Three small fins are less stable and create more drag than a properly sized single fin.
We have to assume that some brands commonly add three fins for these reasons (neither of which are beneficial to the paddler). 1. lower manufacturing costs because three, small cheap fins are less expensive than an appropriately sized, high-quality US fin box and fin. 2. To iSUP designers that don't know any better, they might look "cool."-that's not our style!
Board Weight: 27lbs *note: we do not skimp on materials to make what some brand marketers call "ultra-light" boards. Although this is a lightweight board, the weight reflects the highest performance and hardest wearing inflatable construction possible.
*This inflatable model was completely designed, shaped, and engineered and the construction was controlled and approved by our small Hydrus team in Boise, Idaho, USA. Due to certain limitations, 2020 and 2021 inflatable models are assembled overseas. If you are in need of a 100% USA-made paddleboard, please check out our hardboard line. We are seeking out ways to get inflatable board production in the USA -however, due to certain material acquisition restrictions and high pricing concerns, we don't quite have the answer, yet. Rest assured, our designs, shapes, accessories, certain materials, and so many other fine details are completely our own innovations and we completely back up the quality of our products. Just like our hardboards, we consider every little detail we can think of to give you the best experience we can! ~Thanks for the support! Sincerely, your crew at Hydrus.
We take the extra time and effort to build our boards better. From the materials we use, and the unique features and accessories that come with each board.
With our 2019 iSUP's you can see and feel the difference right away.
It's a bold statement but these are the most rigid and durable inflatable construction on the market.
• New Composite reinforced "Low E" 2000D PVC shell.
• Double welded interior seams.
• A hand applied, inter-layer abrasion resistant coating that adds 3x more durability.
•Performance shapes based on riding style. -Not your typical "cookie cutter" boards.
•New Automatic Fin System. No tools required or screws to lose.
•Tie-down, D-rings all over.
• Rider Tested! Your board is designed by people who paddle.
• The only Limited Lifetime Warranty in paddleboards.
• 30-Day Money Back Guarantee.
• 2% of all profits go towards supporting our lakes, rivers and forests through foundations like American Whitewater and Outdoor Outreach.
Started in 2013, by two brothers a few close friends, and the dream to build small batches of premium boards with fresh ideas, responsible manufacturing, and a customer-friendly approach.
We are a local co. just outside of Boise, Idaho, a city surrounded by beautiful lakes and rivers. Hydrus is quickly becoming known for personal service, extreme durability, new ideas, clean looks and our premium products.
“Great boards, great service, good pricing and a company with a conscience!" -Tim M. Owner of a JoyRide XL Inflatable.
“Hydrus is the best! Amazing quality! I have 3 boards now and wouldn't even consider buying anything else! Hydrus rocks!!!” - Greg H. -Owner of two Hydrus iSUP’s and an Armalight Board.
“River surfing is hard on equipment, and this board has hit rocks a ton of times. Its durability is unmatched...” -Derek D. Owner of a Revo SUP and ToughBlade Paddle
In typical Hydrus fashion, we take a new approach to sales. A Community Direct approach. We promote all that make our sport and community stronger. Referrals are the most authentic sales. We spend very little on marketing but instead rely on word-of-mouth and the quality of our products. Then, we give back to those who support us by way of the best service possible.
Over the last few years, we've invented Armalight Construction, CrossBoards, composite re-inforced iSUP’s, Tough Blade Paddles and boards with a Limited Lifetime Warranty.
From the beginning we’ve had a different mission for Hydrus. We are all about supporting the sports we love and our community! Our boards may be some of the most expensive to build in the world but we find ways to make sure our prices are more than reasonable. Straight forward with no gimmicks, no overblown marketing budget, responsible manufacturing with almost zero waste, nearly everything done in-house and our main source of sales is referrals then we pass the savings on to you.We do a lot of R&D, design 100% of every product ourselves, and we maintain quality that’s far superior.
Thank you for the support!!!
Please try it out!
If your buy one of our boards or other gear and it doesn't noticably make your life better in some way or if you aren't completely satisfied with the craftsmanship and performance, we will help you to ship it back and give you 100% of your money back - just a thanks for giving it a shot!
So long as the item purchased doesn't show abnormal signs of wear and tear, and it's within 30-days of your purchase receipt and/or delievery reciept, we will offer you the choice of a 100% refund or 110% in-store credit towards a different product of your choice.
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Outside of the United States and certain territories of Canada, we are unable to cover return shipping due to prohibitive costs. Hydrus will always work with customers in any region to ensure that the board they recieve is free of defect and shipping damage.
*Custom boards and other products may not apply. *See terms or contact us for full details.
A good quality inflatable board can be relatively easy to care for and a little care can extend the life of your board by many years. We build Hydrus boards to ideally last a lifetime.
Deflate to less than 10psi before leaving in the hot sun for extended periods of time. We have tested this and found that leaving a board in the hot sun can inflate by an extra 7psi which could be dangerous if the board was already close to the maximum recomended pressure.
Over time UV rays will naturally discolor and slowly deteriorate most substrates like foam traction pads, bungee cords and PVC materials. Normal use in the sun is obviously fine but avoid uneccasarily storing a board in direct sunlight for long periods of time such as all day or several days at a time. We use a product called 303 Aerospace UV Protectant. Spay and wipe a little all over your board once or twice a year for maximum protection. -We have found this to be especially helpful for keeping your traction pad looking brand new for years to come.
Winterizing: We recomend a light coat of 303 Protectant Spray before putting your board to bed for winter, then store partially inflated or loosly rolled or folded. You can simply remove the belt from around your board then use the pump to inflate until you no longer can see hard creases or folds. It doesn't take much to get the hard creases out maybe 5-10 full pumps or so.
Repairs: The shell material of a high quality iSUP can be really durable but punctures can happen from hitting really sharp rocks, nails in docks, or even those obnoxius puncture vines aka: goatheads and other really sharp thorns. There is a chance that eventually you will need to perform a repair. We include a repair kit with every board along with simple instructions. For your first repair please feel more than welcome to contact us and we'll guide you through the process.
The toughest, most functional boards on water - all back by our Limited Lifetime warranty on materials and construction.
YOU ARE GOING TO GET THE MOST FROM YOUR MONEY!!
From the get-go we wanted to build a business that has a positive impact on the world. That means, building the best products we can with no gimmicks or shortcuts and then treating customers how we would like to be treated.
How many products do you own that you truly love?? ....Hydrus.
Hydrus unconditionally guarantees all products we sell to be free from defects of workmanship and material failures. We will gladly replace or refund any defective items you wish to return according to the terms of our Limited Lifetime Warranty.
Inflatable Boards: Hydrus Board Tech offers a Limited Lifetime Warranty on all it's inflatable boards. All such products are covered against breakage due to defects in materials, and workmanship from the date of purchase. Abuse or alteration of the product voids the warranty.
In the event of breadake due to defects in materials or workmanship the liability of Hydrus shall be limited to the lesser of the cost of repairing or replacing the broken part. Failure to follow all recomended instructions may void this warranty.
Original Owner: Warranty applies only to the original owner, and is not transferable.