Paddle Board Electric Pumps – Our Top 5

Paddle Board Electric Pumps – Our Top 5

Whether you’re new to paddle boarding or an old hand at it, you definitely know that inflating your iSUP can be pretty demanding. If your also not particularly fit, hitting the desired PSI with your hand pump can be a genuine workout itself so any added advantages here are of course a nice little win.

The vast majority of SUP packages will come with that manufacturers standard hand pump. Portable, convenient and typically easy to use, if you’re looking for a nice heart racing 10 minute pre-paddling work-out then read no more. If you are however keen on learning a little more about some great electric pump options that will make your life a lot easier then here are our Top 5 Picks.

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What to look for in an Electric Pump

Unless budget is your key consideration and remembering the old adage that ‘you get what you pay for’, then you will also want to give some thought to the features that your electric pump has.

Paddle Board Electric Pumps>> is it sufficiently portable in both weight and size? Lugging around an oversize pump that is bulky or takes up too much room isn’t ideal so make sure that you go for a light-weight option and preferably one that comes with a carry bag to store any cables or inclusions.

>> having a high quality pressure gauge that accurately measures the PSI is particularly important. Manufacturers provide recommended inflation limits or ranges of inflation so taking the guess work out and pre-setting the desired inflation limit will make for a better paddling experience. It will also ensure that you do not damage your board or put any undue pressure on the inflation valve.

>> pumps that both inflate and deflate are also quite useful. Instead of spending the time to manually roll and fold your board trying to get all of the air out, the deflation function will do the job for you and make sure ALL of the air is out before you pack your board.

>> the pumps power source is another consideration. Ideally you want to be able to inflate your board in a remote location so selecting a pump that can inflate via your cars battery or cigarette lighter or on selected models an internal rechargeable battery will likely be a must have for you.

>> as paddle boards do not have universal valves, its important that you buy a pump that has multiple optional valves or a compatible value that matches your board. Multiple valves will also offer versatility so you can use the pump for other inflatable products.

>> a shut off function is another important feature as this will ensure that your pump does not overheat or you do not over inflate your board. Dialling in or pre-setting the desired inflation limit will provide you with peace of mind so you can go about your business.

>> other features including overheating protection, sufficiently long cables and hoses for efficiency, a sand filter to protect the pump, storage or carry bags and fast inflation times are also key benefits that you should take on board.

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Our Top 5 Picks


Seamax SUP20D Dual Stage Electric Air Pump

Whilst we are not listing these pump reviews in order of our preference, the Seamax SUP20D is certainly a quality product and is packed with features so is hard to overlook.

Features include:

SEAMAX SUP20D Package* dual stage inflation for achieving maximum pressure up to 20 PSI measurable in increments of 0.5 PSI
* backlit LED digital controller display
* fast inflation and deflation
* built-in sand filter for air intake & pump cooling system
* real time pressure monitoring with auto stop
* internal voltage and temperature sensors for overheat protection
* out take chamber for noise reduction
* multiple O rings and valve connectors
* connects to 12V cigarette lighter or car battery – cigarette lighter connector comes with a built-in 12A fuse
* light-weight at only 4 lbs
* 360 manoeuvrability for air hose connector
* reinforced 4′ air hose
* 9′ DC power cord

There are really no downsides to the Seamax SUP20D aside from the fact that it does not come with a storage bag.

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SereneLife SLPUMP50 Electric SUP Air Pump Compressor

Another high quality and well rated electric pump with the added versatility of being rechargeable.

Features include:

SereneLife SLPUMP50 Package* digital touch button LCD display screen and control panel
* powered by built-in 12v LI-ION rechargeable battery – 6 hour charge time
* optional integrated 9’8″ car cigarette power cable
* inflation and deflation modes up to 16 PSI
* carry handle for portability
* preset adjustable PSI air pressure functionality to prevent over inflation
* durable 3’3″ manoeuvrable inflation / deflation air hose
* 7 lbs (note rechargeable battery weight included)
* LED flashlight
* built-in housing access lid for power cable storage
* convenient all-inclusive travel / storage bag

The key downside on the SLPUMP50 is that it only inflates to 16 PSI. This will be sufficient for many boards but some do have recommended inflation ranges up to 20 PSI so a manual pump may be required to top up the air pressure.

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OutdoorMaster Shark SUP Pump

Another well-received product and if looks count for something then in my opinion the Shark SUP Pump is the one.

Features include:

OutdoorMaster Shark SUP Pump Package* automatic cut-off dual stage inflation for achieving maximum pressure up to 20 PSI
* 3 nozzles / 3 gaskets enabling compatibility with most valves
* digital display for preset real time pressure monitoring
* in-built active cooling system preventing over heating and maintaining fast high pressure inflation
* light-weight at only 3.6 lbs
* digital high pressure sensor accuracy to an apparent 0.01 PSI
* easy to read touch button controls via LCD display panel
* inflation and deflation modes
* 12 month warranty
* powered by cars cigarette lighter or other 12v DC connector including a 12A fuse
* made from eco-friendly materials and CA65 and CE certified

On the downside, The Shark does not come with a storage / carry bag. It is also not a particularly fast pump and can be noisy but there are otherwise no real cons to speak of.

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Tuomico Max 20PSI High Pressure SUP Pump

While some reviews have challenged the quality of the Tumico Max, it has been widely received as another high quality product that really lacks no features at all.

Features include:

Tuomico Max 20PSI Package* real time pressure monitoring with integrated LCD display screen
* maximum inflation to 20 PSI with a working range of 0.5 PSI and accurate to 0.01 PSI
* auto stop dual stage pump controlled by push button digital pressure controller module
* built-in smart monitoring feature with pump temperature sensor and time counter
* light-weight at 3.3lbs
* 3’6″ durable inflation hose
* 6 piece nozzle set with compatibility for other inflatables
* outtake chamber for noise reduction
* built-in sand filter for air intake & pump cooling system
* one-way diaphragm valve to protect the inflator
* powered by a 12v DC cigarette lighter plug featuring a 12A fuse
* 12 month warranty
* rigorously tested and CA65 and CE certified

Again outside of there being no carry bag, the Tumico Max pretty much has it all.

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STARTSMART Blowfish Digital Electric Air Pump Compressor

Last but certainly not least is the STARTSMART Blowfish electric pump which again features all of the core inclusions that we are looking for in a high quality product.

Features include:

STARTSMART Blowfish Package

* dual stage intelligent 12V electric pump with real time monitoring and auto stop
* maximum inflation to 20 PSI in increments of 0.5 PSI accurate to 0.01 PSI
* backlit LED screen controlled by digital LCD push button controller module
* in-built pump temperature sensor and time counter
* inflation and deflation modes
* 12V DC car cigarette lighter connector with built-in 12A fuse – includes spare fuse
* 9′ power cord and 360 degree turning 3’5″ nylon air hose
* 3.6lbs in weight
* one way diaphragm value
* built-in sand filter for air intake
* fully sealed turbo fan for quite and high volume inflation
* universal HR air valve adapters and 3 different size 0-rings

The STARTSMART Blowfish is yet another fully kitted out pump but again – no carry bag.

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There are obviously many other paddle board electric pumps on the market which vary in price and quality but these are 5 products that we would recommend that you certainly do not overlook when it comes time to making a purchase.

As always we would love to hear from you so please feel free to leave your comments below and we will get back to you.

Until then, stay safe and get wet.

12 thoughts on “Paddle Board Electric Pumps – Our Top 5”

  1. Hi Jason,

    Thanks for a selection of products, plus the informative and honest reviews.

    Do you know what didn’t even occur to me? Deflating the paddle board. Rookie error I guess, LOL.

    It acually makes a lot of sense that some of the pumps also feature a deflation mode, otherwise you could be waiting a long time to pack up and be on the move again.

    It’s also great that you’ve pointed out a few disadvantages of a couple of the pumps, although in most cases it doesn’t really make a big deal.

    However, depending on the type of paddle board you have it’s good to know beforehand that a manual pump may be required if you’re using the SLPUMP50.

    Thanks again
    Partha

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    • Thanks for your comments Partha and good to hear from you again. The Post represents a handful of the more proven electric pump models on the market and there are others of course. As long as you look for the suggested features and don’t look for a cheaper product then you’ll likely be heading in the right direction.

      All the best and stay safe – Jason.

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  2. The selection of products is really interesting for someone like myself who does not paddleboard. Some quite detailed and specific info on the product benefits so I’ll send it on to my brother who is a Paddle boarder. Not sure if he’s used electric pumps but I’m sure he will be now.

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    • Hi Ola. If you’ve ever had to pump up an inflatable by hand then you’ll definitely appreciate the benefits. Send it on to your brother and let him know that I’d be happy to help if he needs any guidance.

      Thanks – Jason.

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  3. Wow! I didn’t even know there were inflatable paddle boards. I think your section on “What to look for in an Electric Pump” makes quite a bit of sense though. I live in the Northwest US where there are tons of lakes and rivers. Many of the people that live in the NW have boats, kayaks and paddle boards. I’ve got a few friends that are into boarding so I’ll recommend your site so they can read up on this article.

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    • Thanks for your comments Glenn. If you do get the chance then give one of your friends boards a go. Summer in the States now so never a better time. It can be quite addictive so I’m sure you’ll enjoy.

      Stay safer and all the best – Jason.

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  4. Hi and thanks for this very informative article. I have to say I come from the old school where it was even considered poor scouting to go camping with matches. To light a fire you had to rub sticks or flints together. From a young age we usually slept on the ground. It wasn’t until later that these inflatable mattresses came along. And we used to blow those things up with nothing more than lungfuls of air. It was considered sissy to use a hand pump! I must say I am surprised there isn’t a single multipurpose electric air pump that could serve all of these needs, working off a 12 V car outlet, and able to pump – car tires, inflatable pool floats, air mattresses, and inflatable paddleboards. Sure there would have to be safeguards like maximum pressure settings for each different function. As I say I don’t see why that would not be possible. Thanks again and best regards, Andy

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    • If nothing else I guess the article got you reminiscing about the old days Andy!! There are of course pumps that can cater for multiple uses but to your point about pre-setting in air pressure, dual stage pumping capabilities and other, these pumps are specifically designed with paddle boards in mind although if you have different nozzles and comparable valves then they will provide a greater level of versatility.

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts though – appreciated.

      All the best – Jason.

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  5. Hi Jason,

    This is a really informative article and I’m glad I came across it. My friend lives in Australia and he loves his paddle board, and I think he would benefit from the electric pumps that you are discussing. I have forwarded this article on to him and I have encouraged him to comment. If he has any questions then he should get in touch, if that is OK?

    Thank you for sharing and keep up the great work.

    All the best,

    Tom

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  6. Inflatable paddle boards! Where in the world have I been… I had no idea such a thing exists. But it makes sense as technology continues to evolve. My dad would love this he loves to go fishing! Extremely detailed and very informative.

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    • Hey Ashley. They’ve been around for a bunch of years so do yourself as favour and give it a go. Do let your father know, he’s probably aware of them as well I would think.

      All the best – Jason.

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