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Aqua Marina Breeze Review

Aqua Marina Breeze Review

Aqua Marina Breeze Review

(Old Version) Aqua Marina Breeze 9ft 9in Stand Up Paddle Board Inflatable SUP Review

 

Aqua Marina Breeze iSUP PackageOverall, the Aqua Marina Breeze is, for lighter paddlers weighing less than 165 pounds (ideally around 150 lbs or less), a beginner friendly all-around that’s lightweight, looks great and doesn’t cost much.

If you’re looking to explore the waterways on an inflatable stand up paddle board, but don’t yet have one, the Aqua Marina Breeze 9’9″ might just be for you.

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Quick Overview For The Hasty

The Aqua Marina Breeze 9’9 Stand Up Paddle Board Inflatable SUP, Green measures: 9’9″ x 30″ x 4″ (length x width x thickness). It weighs less than 17.6 pounds and comes with everything you need to get started.

Compared to your average all-around inflatable SUP, Aqua Marina Breeze is relatively narrow, about 29.5 inches, short, 9ft-9in, and thin, 3.9 inches. This makes Aqua Marina Breeze an ideal paddle board for lighter people (ideally less than 150 pounds), but not so much of a good option for heavier/taller paddlers.

The construction and the design of this paddle board does not allow for decent enough withstanding in wavy and unruly waters. Buying a cheaper iSUP can feel daunting for many reasons, see here whether you should buy a cheaper iSUP.

 

Who And What Is The Aqua Marina Breeze Designed For

  • Who: beginners/intermediates weighing around 165 pounds (ideally 150 pounds or less).
  • What: all-around (all-purpose), more for flat waters and less for choppier waters.

This fine looking board is mainly designed for lighter paddlers (ideally weighing 150 pounds or less). It’s because it’s relatively small of an all-around inflatable paddle board in terms of thickness, length and width. As such, it’s a decent beginner friendly paddle board for the lighter paddlers.

Aqua Marina Breeze is meant more for flat waters and less for choppier conditions. Be it lakes, rivers, seas, etc, the calmer the water the better the experience, though a little twinkling on the water is not really a problem.

For comparison’s sake, check out this SUP Buying Guide to get a better understanding of things.

Who And What Is The Aqua Marina Breeze Designed For?

How Does The Aqua Marina Breeze Perform

In case of a lighter/smaller paddler, the Aqua Marina Breeze paddle board is mainly:

  • maneuverable

For Aqua Marina Breeze is relatively small, it takes less effort to move it on the water. This alone makes its maneuverability stand out compared to its speed and stableness – it handles well.

When it comes to its speed however, it won’t have those long smooth glides you’d get with a touring board, rather you get smaller but faster surges of forward thrusts with each paddle stroke for it, again, is a smaller board in comparison to your average all-around.

Stability, at least for a smaller paddler, is not too much of a challenge yet not an effortless experience either. With a little practise however, one can find their standing just fine and enjoy the ride. The main reason for that is its thickness (4 inches) and the quality of the construction that may leave the board not super rigid (1 layer of pvc material). It would be more stable if it had more layers of pvc (less flux, more rigid) and was thicker (6 inches). But none of that is really a problem if you were a lighter paddler fittin for this board.

How Does The Aqua Marina Breeze Perform?

How Have I Conducted The Review

Along with my own due diligence in this field, I’ve listened to what people thought about this board so as to put together this review. The idea of putting this review before you is to be loyal and true so that it may be useful not just for You but for me as well as I try to learn all there is to know about this sport, stand up paddle boarding.

 

Specifications Of The Aqua Marina Breeze

Let us get into the specifications of the product.

  • Type – all round
  • Construction – Inflatable
  • Length – 9’9”
  • Width – 29.5”
  • Thickness – 3.9”
  • Weight – 17.6 pounds
  • Ideal Rider’s Weight – 165 pounds or less (ideally 150 pounds)
  • Outer Shell – PVC
  • Construction: Drop stitch

Type:
Aqua Marina Breeze  is all-around type of inflatable stand up paddle board, which is suitable for recreational paddling more in flat waters.

Construction:
Aqua Marina Breeze is inflatable. As it’s also lightweight, the board is easy to carry around and transport. It uses drop stitch along with single layer PVC and has recommended PSI at around 12 and up to 15.

length:
It’s 9’9” long which makes Aqua Marina Breeze a smaller inflatable all-around paddle board when compared to your average all-around iSUP.

Width:
The width is 30” which for a beginner may feel a little too narrow, but it should be handled just fine with a little practice. However, due to it’s thickness of roughly 4 inches, even 30 inches width may feel a little too narrow still.

Thickness:
As was mentioned, the width of this board is 3.9 inches.

 Weight:
It weighs about 17.6 pounds. It’s relatively lightweight, so it’s easy to transport and store.

Weight capacity:
Aqua Marina Breeze 9’9 has a weight capacity of 209 pounds in the official notes, but really it’s more viable for paddlers weighing 165 pounds (ideally 150 pounds or less).

Aqua Marina Breeze Specifications

What Is The Aqua Marina Breeze Made Of

Aqua Marina Breeze is made of:

  • single layer PVC material.

In short, Aqua Marina Breeze consists of drop stitch material at its core and a single layer PVC material around it along with a non-slip deck pad on top of the board.

I couldn’t get much information about the quality of the drop stitch nor of the PVC material, but it’s safe to assume  both the drop stitch and the single layer PVC material are of the industry standard.

As PVC is the main component of an inflatable paddle board, you can learn more about PVC material here.

 

What Are The Features Of The Aqua Marina Breeze

Here are the features of this colorful inflatable paddle board:

  1. action camera mount kit
    What Are The Features Of The Aqua Marina Breeze iSUP Board?
  2. bungee storage area
  3. carry handle
  4. D-rings (4)
  5. deck pad
  6. D-ring (1)
  7. valve
  8. fins (3)

1 – action camera mount kit
Likely attachables for this mount would be ones from the Aqua Marina brand.

2 – bungee storage area
Attached to 4 D-rings at the front of Aqua Marina Breeze you’ll find an elastic string going through them. This is the bungee storage area underneath which you can, for example, store your belongings, a waterproof bag or even just the paddle.

3 – carry handle
In the middle of the board you can find a carry handle for carrying the board when inflated. You’d be in the right mindset if you were thinking of just dragging the board, but that’s not actually something advisable as even dragging the board on sand would over time tear down the materials enough to damage the board.

4 – D-rings (4)
There are 2 D-rings on each edge of the Aqua Marina Breeze iSUP board, so 4 in total. These are meant of a kayak seat were you to have one.

5 – deck pad
Honeycomb grooving EVA foam deck pad is there for you to firmly stand on whilst paddling.

6 – D-ring (1)
A single D-ring at the rear of the board for attaching an ankle leash were you to have one.

7 – valve
Close to that single D-ring at the rear of the board, Aqua Marina Breeze has a pressure valve from where you can pump air into the board.

8 – fins (3)
Aqua Marina Breeze has 3 fins. They’re all detachable. Make sure you attach the side fins before inflating. The one in the middle is bigger than the ones by its sides. Removing them all would allow you to explore the more shallow waters without the fear of losing or damaging the fins. Another thing is that by removing the fins, it’s easier to roll up the board once deflated.

 

What Else Is Included In The Aqua Marina Breeze Package?

In addition to the aformentioned features, Aqua Marina Breeze iSUP package includes an aluminium 3-piece adjustable paddle, a simple carry bag, a handpump with integrated pressure gauge, a mount kit and likely a repair kit as well. What it doesn’t have is a life jacket and an ankle leash.

PaddleAqua Marina Breeze Paddle
The paddle is adjustable and can be broken down to 3 pieces. This allows for more convenient use and transport. It’s made of aluminium. Usually the aluminium paddles float on the water a little while and then start to sink to the bottom as it fill with water from here and there. A good paddle can greatly influence your experience on the paddle board, learn more about SUP paddles here.

Aqua Marina Breeze BackpackBackpack
The backpack included with the Aqua Marina Breeze package is a simple one. It’s basically a mat that straps around the deflated and rolled up board. It’s not a zippered one. It’s sides have specially designed straps for holding the pump and the paddle. It’s got shoulder straps as well.

PumpAqua Marina Breeze Handpump
The package includes a handpump with integrated pressure gauge for inflating the board. The pressure gauge can be found on top of the handpump. Recommended and max PSI for the Aqua Marina Breeze iSUP board is reported to be 15.

Repair Kit
Chances are the Aqua Marina Breeze package includes a repair kit for patching up holes and the likes when there’s need for it (industry standard is to include a valve wrench for sealing the valve more tightly every now and then, and a glue along with PVC patches).

 

So Is Aqua Marina Breeze For You?

Is Aqua Marina Breeze For You?

Aqua Marina Breeze might be for you if you were a lighter paddler looking for an affordable entry level inflatable stand up paddle board that included everything you’d need (apart from a life jacket and an ankle leash) to get on the water.

It performs decently enough in all water conditions (less for rough conditions and more for calmer waters though) as it’s an all-around.

Lightweight, it will be great for traveling. Looks nice and colorful by design.

If however you were a heavier/taller paddler, you may want to look for a board that’s wider and/or longer. One that supports more weight.

 

Where To Buy Aqua Marina Breeze iSUP Package?

Best way to buy stand up paddle boards would be from physical shops. That way you could gain much needed info, advice and tips from the enthusiastic sellers there (assuming they were enthusiastic…).

If purchasing from a physical store was not an option, there are still online stores to check out.

 

Conclusion

Aqua Marina Breeze is a smaller entry level all-around inflatable stand up paddle board that’s affordable, meant for lighter paddlers and calmer water conditions. As the board is light, it’s easy to travel with.

When it comes to the performance, it’s mainly maneuverable and snappy in the case of a lighter paddler.

Included Accessories
The Aqua Marina Breeze iSUP package includes the board, an aluminium 3-piece adjustable paddle, handpump, carry bag, 3 detachable fins and a repair kit. There’s no ankle leash nor a life jacket.

Warranty
There is no particular warranty information available apart from a mention of having to contact the seller directly to find out more about it. Make sure to get accustomed with the seller’s policies.

Where To Buy
Replaced with newer version.

 

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