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Itiwit 8′ & 9′ 500 surf inflatable SUP comparison review

Compared by us on Apr 27, 2019

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Itiwit 8′ 500 Inflatable SUP

“ISUPs don't get much more responsive than this. A must have for any traveling SUP surfer wanting to push it!”

Itiwit 9′ 500 Inflatable SUP

“Very stable but still very manoeuvrable for its size. Great for progressing paddlers wanting to get into the waves. ”

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Joe
Joe
1 year ago

Dear Reuben – so Will said you ‘loved’ this board. So I have two kids – if (IF) i could take a hard board to a surf holiday I would. But it is a compromise. I want to surf with my son, (5) stick him on the front and surf prone. At the same time carrying so so much gear with a hard board is a real pain, and not family friendly…. travel cot, bag, food, clothing etc etc….. So, I’m a family man, i’m 70-75kg. I sup surf. But I cannot justify taking one of my hard boards with… Read more »

chris.james.ford
chris.james.ford
1 year ago
Reply to  Joe

Joe, didn’t see your post until i got back from my sup surfing holiday with the family – and took a new 8′ ITIWIT along too. My 7yr old daughter loves it, and back home now (Lake District, UK) it is the perfect lake board for her because of the low volume and lack of thickness – not so badly affected my the wind, not so corky, really easy to scramble back onto when she’s leaping in and out of the water. I surfed it a bit and it was fun, but I had my hard board too so stuck… Read more »

pchiappetti
pchiappetti
1 year ago

Hey Chris! I’m planning to buy an itiwit board next time I visit the US (I’m from Argentina) and wonder if that basic pump you mention will be able to fit on the bag as well with the board? Thanks!

Will Rogers
1 year ago
Reply to  pchiappetti

Pchiappetti – theres plenty of room for a basic pump in the bag.

Rob
Rob
1 year ago

would you recommend the Itiwit 500 over the Quatro Glide Air or other iSUPs for surfing?

Will Rogers
1 year ago
Reply to  Rob

Hi Rob, theres some in depth comparisons in the Pro Video 🙂 Theres several boards that are really up there with design at the moment

Mdaguas
Mdaguas
1 year ago

Has anyone tried a pendleboard from pendleboard.com
I have tried a couple of inflatables and I think that board beats any inflatable board.
Let me know if you are planning on testing one?

MikeCR
MikeCR
11 months ago

These boards look really cool and I’m thinking of getting one. Does rider Height influence the board size I should get? Im 1m85 and about 75kg, would the 8′ board (135l) be big enough and have enough volume for me? I do lots of stand up paddle on race boards but I’m a beginner at SUP surfing and really trying to get into it.

Thanks a lot! and thanks for the reviews.

Mike

MikeCR
MikeCR
10 months ago
Reply to  Reuben Ellis

Awesome thanks a lot! That’s kind of how I felt, I don’t really mind a challenge if in the long run the results are more fun.

Marcin
Marcin
10 months ago

You really make them look attractive – in addition to their own appeal! They’re sort of the best at this price point and class currently, aren’t they? Could you please explain what are your weight numbers based on? On decathlon’s website I read the 8″ is suited for up to 60kg and the 9″ is said to be fit for riders up to 80kg. Your ratings for these boards are 85 and 90 kilograms respectively (which also seems to be a small gap for a volume increase of 40l). I’d love to get one and use it for (casually) exploring… Read more »

Marcin
Marcin
10 months ago
Reply to  Reuben Ellis

Thanks for the response! Actually, I did go for the 8′ just a couple hours before you replied (impatient me!) but you have definitely reassured me about the choice. Long-term it’s probably going to be more fun! It’s due to arrive tomorrow and I just can’t wait to try it out (again impatient me!).
And thank you for all the videos, they’re really helpful!

pchiappetti
pchiappetti
5 months ago

The 2020 model is out! Its a longboard surf model and it is just 3″ thick. Can’t wait to see your review 🙂 https://www.decathlon.co.uk/inflatable-sup-longboard-surf-id_8549150.html

Cam
Cam
4 months ago

https://halagear.com/products/carbon-playa So curious to how this would compare.

dimitris
dimitris
1 month ago

hello!! i really like this board and i would like to ask if i could have any fun of the longboard because i am 180cm tall and my weight is 95 kilos. i paddle generally and i want to learn how to catch some waves!! many thanks Reuben Ellis i look forward for your advice!!

dimitris
dimitris
1 month ago
Reply to  Reuben Ellis

hey Reuben, i am using the Rrd air evo 10,4 inches for sup and i want an isup for both paddling around but mostly for surfing

dimitris
dimitris
1 month ago
Reply to  Reuben Ellis

thank you very much for your advice!!

dimitris
dimitris
1 month ago
Reply to  dimitris

Reuben will you review and test the new one??? which is a bit longer??

dimitris
dimitris
1 month ago
Reply to  Reuben Ellis

thank you very much you where very helpful!!!

dimitris
dimitris
1 month ago
Reply to  dimitris

hello, what do you thing about aqua marina wave compared to the itiwit??

william
william
27 days ago

Thanks for the quick reviews. Do you mean both 2019 10′ longboard (only 3” thick!) and 9′ shortboard are not as stiff as the previous? Or just means the 10′ longboard 3” thick one? I really consider buying the new 9′ shortboard and want to know if I should consider the old models.

Nacho
Nacho
18 days ago
Reply to  Reuben Ellis

I asked them and they told me the new board is just as stiff.   I am on the fence trying to decide between the 10′ and the 9′ and they recommended the 10′ for me (70kg, can row in rough waters on 160l, catching first waves). They said I have two months to try it and return it or swap it for the other it I am not satisfied, no questions asked.   Since there is a Decathlon store half an hour from where I will be on the beach, try and swap sounded right, so I went for… Read more »

william
william
15 days ago
Reply to  william

I have bought the 9′ board and it is leaking even when I was not going into the water yet.
It began leaking shortly after inflated and 5mins sun exposure… I believe mine will not be the only case..

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