Menu
Pro Login/Register
Shop

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

Compared by us on Apr 27, 2019

Extra video available with

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. ”

Your PRO video

Poor Excellent
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Overall Glide
7.5
7.5
7.5
7.5
7.5
7.5
7.5
7.5
7.5
7.5
Stability
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
Wave catching
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
Ability to turn
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
Fun Factor
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
Bag & Pump
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
Fins & Fittings
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
Weight
6.5
6.5
6.5
6.5
6.5
6.5
6.5
6.5
6.5
6.5
Stiffness
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
Build Quality
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
Value
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
Poor Excellent
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Overall Glide
8.5
8.5
8.5
8.5
8.5
8.5
8.5
8.5
8.5
8.5
Stability
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
Wave catching
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
Ability to turn
8.5
8.5
8.5
8.5
8.5
8.5
8.5
8.5
8.5
8.5
Fun Factor
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
Bag & Pump
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
Fins & Fittings
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
Weight
6.5
6.5
6.5
6.5
6.5
6.5
6.5
6.5
6.5
6.5
Stiffness
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
Build Quality
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
Value
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5

Note: Products are rated/compared to other similar (style/construction) products on the market.

Explain our ratings

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
47 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Joe
Joe
3 years 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
3 years 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
3 years 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
Admin
3 years ago
Reply to  pchiappetti

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

Rob
Rob
3 years ago

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

Will Rogers
Admin
3 years 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
3 years 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
3 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years ago

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

dimitris
dimitris
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years ago
Reply to  Reuben Ellis

thank you very much for your advice!!

dimitris
dimitris
2 years ago
Reply to  dimitris

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

dimitris
dimitris
2 years ago
Reply to  Reuben Ellis

thank you very much you where very helpful!!!

dimitris
dimitris
2 years ago
Reply to  dimitris

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

william
william
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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..

JohnnyChaos
JohnnyChaos
2 years ago

My brother managed to get the 8ft board from France about a month back and had it shipped from family over there. I’ve got an 8.5ft Loco Aztec Air and was really surprised with how small the itiwit was in comparison.. At 16 stone I can barely even kneel up on it haha but he’s a lot lighter than I am. He’s struggling a bit with it to be honest, but managed to catch a few waves recently and was pleased with how it surfed. He just had to paddle it mostly knelt down and then pop up just before… Read more »

Eoin Morton
Eoin Morton
2 years ago

Got my hands on the new 3’ thick longboard and it is brilliant in the surf. It’s not super stable at only 140l but if you’ve your foot work down it’s loads of fun. I found its very stiff, that said not as stiff as the 9’.

It paddles into a wave really quickly and holds onto the face and turns very well. Loving it. Looking forward to the review when you get your hands on one Reuben.

Will Rogers
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  Eoin Morton

Eoin, We have been working really hard to get one, but with no luck. We have heard some good things about it though, seems not as stiff, but for 3 inch, pretty good.! Will SUPboarder

Mira Sacramento
Mira Sacramento
1 year ago

you still have board 8?

Jooles
Jooles
1 year ago

Reuben, hi fella. I looked back at this review, looked at what’s on the market ISUP surf wise now and concluded it’s still one hell of an surf ISUP. Decathlon have not stocked them for an age so when I looked recently was surprised; there they were again. OK £50 more (covbrex effect) however still looks super value so pulled the trigger on one. This is to compliment my composite Surf SUP for those occasions where I’m either tight on space in camper or want to Chuck in back of car “just in case” and to also use on rivers… Read more »

Jooles
Jooles
1 year ago
Reply to  Reuben Ellis

Hi Reuben, many thanks. It’s arrived. Lumped it up and the thing is very very rigid. Like you I have the trusty and fantastic COTAN wide 7’11” however for times when glide is needed and less steep waves this may actually be a hoot and great for the family to have fun I too.

I’ll look forward to your reviews of the JP and Starboard in terms of advancements in Isups…or not.

All the best.

j

Compared by

SHARE BACK

Related products

More from this brand

Brand Partners

47
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x