Do you want to start practicing paddleboard yoga? Lanyu Bauer’s Mermaid yoga paddle board has a wide stable shape, a full-length grippy deck pad and an affordable price.
Note: The Mermaid is no longer available, but we think you’ll like the SHUBU Yoga Flow. This inflatable yoga paddleboard has a wider shape and larger deck pad to help you balance better. Plus, you can secure your paddle to the side of your SUP while you practice poses.
1. The Mermaid SUP Has a Wide, Stable Shape Perfect for Yoga
Inflatable SUPs typically work well for doing yoga, due to their thick board design and firm but not rock-hard surface. However, not all paddleboards have the ideal yoga SUP shape.
First of all, you want to look for an inflatable paddleboard with a wide center. For instance, 32-33″ gives you a good width, but definitely get a board over 30″ wide.
Second, a square-shaped nose and tail will provide additional stability. In other words, you don’t want an SUP with a narrow pointed nose and tail.
The Mermaid Yoga SUP has both of these features.
Third, the manufacturer added both a nose and tail rocker. These help when the water has chop or is not perfectly flat. Many boards feature a nose rocker, but few have one in the tail too.
2. The Deck Pad on this Inflatable SUP Provides Good Traction
As you know, many yoga poses require a lot of balance. Try these moves on a moving surface and multiply the difficulty x 5!
I find that the unstable surface of doing yoga on water activates more muscle fibers and therefore gives me great results from my workout. In addition to strengthening and stretching your muscles, you also get to work on your balance and activate your core.
All that said, it really helps to have a grippy deck pad. It gives you the confidence that you won’t slip off the board due to a slippery surface.
The textured foam keeps your hands and feet firmly in place while balancing. Not to mention, it feels comfortable to move around on.
3. This Yoga Paddleboard Package is Affordably Priced
This kit includes all of the gear you need to get started paddling. In other words, you don’t need to buy other equipment before you can go out on the water. The grippy deck pad serves as your mat!
Lanyu Bauer Yoga SUP Package Includes:
- Inflatable Stand Up Paddleboard
- High-Pressure Rapid Fill Air Pump with Gauge
- Adjustable Aluminum Paddle
- Detachable Center Tracking Fin + 2 Stubby Fins
- Heavy Duty Backpack
- Yoga Strap that Doubles as SUP Wrap
- Repair Kit
Speaking of getting a good deal, the Mermaid SUP has a very durable construction made of commercial grade PVC. Lanyu Bauer has made inflatable boats and rafts for 20 years, so they know quality.
The board’s interior has 1,000’s of supportive drop-stitch fibers. Plus, they added reinforced side plates to keep the SUP rigid while staying lightweight.
In other words, you get the advantages of a hard board. And, you don’t have to worry about dings, cracks or your board breaking.
Specs for the Mermaid Yoga Paddle Board:
- Dimensions: 9″9″ Long x 32″ Wide x 6″ Thick
- Weight Capacity: 264 lbs
- Board Volume: 230L
- Board Weight: 20 lbs
- Max PSI: 15 PSI
- Fins: 3 (2 short 4″ outer fins & 1 center 7″ fin)
- Color: White/Pink
- Model #: Mermaid
- Manufacturer: Lanyu Bauer
- 1-Year Warranty
- Get the Inflatable Yoga SUP here
Note: Since this SUP has a square nose and tail, it does not gllide as fast through the water. Therefore, if you want a board that moves faster when you paddle, you may want to check out something like the Isle Inflatable SUP.