If you’ve just got into stand-up paddle boarding and are looking for your first paddle board, there are a few things to think about. One of the main considerations is volume – in a SUP board, this is the amount of volumetric space measured in cubic litres (the amount of foam or flotation in litres). Roughly, a SUP’s length x width x thickness will yield its volume. However, the placement of the volume, as well as the outline and concave, can greatly affect the overall volume and character of a board.

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Your ideal SUP volume can change depending on your weight, age and skill level as well as your discipline (flat-water recreation, downwind, race, waves, wave type). To work out your ideal volume you can use the volume calculator above or use the chart below.

To use the chart, find your weight in kilogrammes (kg) and follow the coloured line that relates to your skill level. The point where the lines meet is your ideal volume.

Our SBS volume calculator should be used as a guide to the amount of volume you need. Getting the right volume in your surfboard is critical to your success. Use the following guide to help determine your volume in different wave conditions. For further information contact us directly via our email.

Step 1: Select your weight from the drop-down box.

Step 2: Select your height from the second drop-down box. and press calculate at the bottom

step 3: Choose board model, length, width and thickness to get as close to matching your target volume as possible. Make note of all specifications then order online or contact us to place your order.

Please note: volumes generated here are estimates based on varying skill levels, body weight, gender and SUP location. They are not a perfect answer to every person’s situation but a useful tool to help you choose your new SBS stand up paddleboard.

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