The Aqua Marina Breeze is an all-around, recreational, beginner friendly multipurpose ISUP, that offers great portability without losing the features of a hard board. The board is made out of double walled stitched PVC. This paddleboard offers a removable center fin, for the users that are looking for added speed and performance in water. As well as a specialized design for users that want maneuverability as well as multipurpose capabilities, with its deck being made with a honeycomb groove designed for added traction, which offers a comfortable experience, even for users looking to sit on top of the board for extended periods of time. The pointed noise and narrows down the back which allow for an amazing gliding experience, especially in calm water.
Aqua Marina Paddleboard has an integrated D-ring with bungee cord to attach luggage, as well as two extra D-rings on the side in case you want to use a high back seat. It also comes with a 3-piece adjustable aluminum paddle, an Aqua Marina action pump, and a back pack big enough to carry everything inside.
One of the most outstanding features of the Aqua Marina Breeze is its high portability, due to the fact that it’s not as big as other ISUPs in this price range. It can be carried around in the bag included with the board, which has approximate dimensions when having everything inside of 32” in length and 19” inches in width. Since it has adjustable sizes, you could carry it while riding a bicycle or just waking with it, even do after a while it will seem heavy.
This Aqua Marina paddleboard also stands out due to its easy set up and its beginner friendly features, like the foot pad. Setting up the board takes up to 10 minutes, most of the time will be spent inflating the board with its air pressure of 13 to 15 PSIs for optimal use.
Inflated weight: 16.5 lbs.
Maximum weight capacity: 209 lbs.
Maximum air pressure: 15 PSI.
The Aqua Marina Breeze is a very user friendly board. It can be easily set up in under 10 minutes, even do its recommended that you use an electric pump, to make it even easier. It’s great for the solo paddler, since its lightweight and can be easily carried around in the included bag.
This paddleboard is multipurpose due to its ability to be used in at least three mayor ways. First you can use it as a common paddleboard, being able to cruise on it with great ease. You can also use it as surf board, even do its made for small waves and not for white foam waters, it can be adjusted to remove the center fin to allow for increased speed. You can also add a high back seat to use the board as a “kayak” that is quite comfortable, due to the feel of the foot pad, which will make staying in the board for extended periods of time possible.
Its portability is maybe one of the most outstanding features of the Aqua Marina Paddleboard, since it can be easily deflated and carried in a bag that comes with the board. It offers a bag, that can also carry the pump and the paddle without creating discomfort or taking up too much space. This is due to its small size when completely packed of only 32” long and about 16” wide, with the advantage of having adjustable back straps.
When completely set up, the Aqua Marina Breeze is only about 18 lbs. in weight, allowing you to carry other luggage or peripherals for your board without feeling overwhelmed by the weight and size.
This is one of the only downsides of the board, and it only happens if your weight or the combined weight of you and your dog comes close to 200 pounds. This is due to the fact that you will probably start sinking or if you didn’t inflate your board properly, it could start bending, making the whole experience uncomfortable to say the least.
If you don’t have this issue, it has great stability in the waters it was made to be used in, mostly lakes, flat waters or the ocean with small waves. When paddling you can use the foot pad to give yourself the comfort and the balance to paddle great distances avoiding plunging into the water.
The Breeze ISUP offers three different D-rings in two fixed locations, making it possible to haul some luggage using a rope, or taking advantage of the bungee cord that is attached to the front deck of the board. If you are on a paddling cruise, you don’t have to worry about securing your luggage to the D-ring in front, due to the fact that the boards stability makes carrying luggage a simple and hassle free experience.
If there is need for long or short term storage, the Aqua Marina Paddleboard won’t take much space, since packed in the included bag, makes it the same size as a regular back pack. Which allows people with low storage space to have a worry free experience.
Even do you can fish from the Aqua Marina Breeze, it probably won’t be the best experience when fishing from an ISUP. Since its length of only 9′ by 30” does not make the fishing a comfortable experience. But you can still try it, especially if you are going to try it, while using a high back seat, in a “kayak” fishing mode, which could allow to use a suction cup to keep your rod stable.
For a board its size, the Aqua Marina Paddleboard offers great comfort, especially since the foot pad takes most of the space in the top side of the board. This makes it more comfortable because the honeycomb grooving foot pad is quite soft.
Performance in water
The Aqua Marina Breeze has great performance in the water, especially in flat water, lakes or even calm ocean, since its design makes it fast and gives you the feeling of gliding over the water. Which is a quite fun experience, since it is not so different from what we think flying is like.
As long as you don’t use it in white foam waters or ocean with high waves, the performance in the water is amazing, for a ISUP its price and size.
The Aqua Marina Breeze is designed to be comfortable, safe and full of features without losing performance in the water. It has all the features needed to be a great multipurpose board for a beginner or common user.
The Breeze ISUP is made from lightweight drop stitch PVC technology, which gives it great aero dynamical performance, weight when set up, but has the downside of not being able to carry much weight.
The Aqua Marina Paddleboard has a competitive even cheap price compared to other ISUPs of its kind, making it a great entrance level board for people looking to get started with a paddleboard. One of the aspects that makes the price outstanding is the included bag, pump, patch kit and paddle.
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As a multipurpose ISUP, the Aqua Marina Breeze is a great all around choice for beginners, hobbyist and experienced users alike. Since its highly portable, easy to set up, can be taken in airplane trips or such, it can be recommended to anyone who is planning to use it on the go. Not only does it have multiple features and uses, it also has a great price, where you will get the most bang for the buck in this price range. The only mayor downside the board has, is related to its weight capacity due to the fact, that most adults and tall people will have problems with such a low weight limit.
- Aqua Marina Breeze www.aquamarina.com