Red Paddle Co started in 2008 as a germ of an idea. Paddleboarding was just getting going, and Red had this crazy idea that it could be made better with inflatable boards. People thought this was a bit strange. Surely you could never make the boards stiff enough to get the kind of performance you’d expect from a hard board? You’d just end up with a lilo, all bendy in the middle, right? Over time, they've dispelled the doubts, and those doubters have come around. They’ve been quite nice about it, really.

From the beginning Red Paddle Co. has had a two-fold mantra:

1. Riding an inflatable board shouldn’t be a compromise.

2. To make boards that deliver an authentic paddleboarding experience.

Red Paddle Board Co's background is in pro watersports competition, and they wanted to make a product that even the experts at the top of the performance spectrum loved. So they engineered a quality, high performing board you can take with you wherever you go.