In hurry? Here Are What Matters

The BOTE Flood Aero SUP is everything you’ve always wanted in a well-designed, moderately priced board with a profusion of accessories. It performs well and is remarkably stable, proving that the manufacturer is committed to making high-quality inflatable standup paddle boards.


WHAT I LIKEWHAT I DON’T LIKE
– Solid stability

– Looks and feels very high quality

-Very stiff

– Fairly easy to get up to cruising speed and maintain it

– Maneuvers quite well

– Full deck pad

– One of the most feature-rich boards at this price

– Comes with quite a lot of accessories right out of the box
– I think that the hard-edged Aero Tackle Rack mounts plastic may slice the foot

BEST CHOICE FOR:

  • People under 240 lbs
  • Beginner or intermediate paddlers looking for a fantastic all-around SUP board
  • Paddlers looking for an iSUP board with plenty of features and available accessories for a fun time on the water
  • Paddlers who want to fish using a paddle board
  • Paddlers looking for a SUP board with a full-length deck pad to practice fitness moves on

GREAT IN/FOR:

  • Paddling with friends
  • Fitness moves
  • Light ocean waters
  • Flatwater

SPECIFICATIONS

Board dimensions11’ x 32” x 6”
Board Category All-Around
Max Capacity275 lbs
Board Weight28 lbs
MaterialsBOTE AeroUltra Technology™
List Price$899
(Mid-to-high price range)
Check the current price
Returns period30 days
Warranty2 years

PERFORMANCE

MANEUVERABILITY

Despite its 11-foot length, this board is highly maneuverable. It turns rather smoothly and can be maneuvered around obstructions. To summarize, changing its direction does not require much work.

SPEED & GLIDE

It is not one of the fastest, despite the fact that it is 11″ long. Yes, it can accelerate and maintain speed, but if you want it to glide for an extended period of time, you’ll need more energy. Because the designer improved its stability by including a hybrid nose design, rocker, and additional weight, its overall speed has been brought down.

TRACKING

While most paddlers believe that two side removable fins would have been better for tracking, the larger center fin that can be removed does aid a lot with tracking. It makes rolling the board over more difficult. It can withstand bumpiness while you are on the water.

STABILITY

It won’t let you down when it comes to water stability. It’s a rather huge board, and at 11 feet long, it has enough capacity to keep a lot of weight afloat while also providing much-needed stability.

The board is also sturdy due to the combination of a rocker’s nose and strong rails. When looking for your first inflatable board, stability is crucial, therefore this is one board worth checking out because it has a high stability rating.

FEATURES

CONSTRUCTION

The BOTE Flood Aero SUP is constructed with a composite drop stitch core and two additional layers of fusion composite’ military grade’ PVC. This board not only has a great design and feel to it, but it’s also quite light.

Moving on to the general appearance, the organization has a keen sense of detail and color. The multicolor EVA foam deck pads with the characteristic B logo give the impression that they are expensive.

This board, which weighs 28 pounds and is 11″x32″x6″, is meant to support up to 275 pounds of weight. As a result, it’s better for a larger rider with a lot of gear.

DECK PAD

A premium BOTE-branded multi-surface EVA form traction pad is used on the deck pad, combined with side grooved patterns, to provide much-needed grip. It’s especially useful if you want to try out those yoga sessions while on the water.

FINS

It’s equipped with three fins. Two little fins are permanently attached and one bigger center fin is detachable. They do play an important role in the board’s stability and tracking. It has a toolless mechanism, which makes removing and installing the removable fin a breeze.

CARRY HANDLES

The board also has grab handles that are neatly and conveniently placed. They make it simple to transport it to and from the water. 

BUNGEE AREA

Front and back bungee straps are included on this board. You’ll have plenty of room to stow any additional stuff you might wish to bring along.

D-RINGS

D-Rings for their Travelink system are also included with this SUP. This is essentially a sling with connection points that you can wear over your shoulder to carry your board. Two more D-Rings are located near the back of the deck pad, allowing you to quickly secure your cooler or any other larger item on deck to improve your cushioning experience.

PADDLE HOLDER

The Velcro paddle holder on the side comes in helpful. If you wish to free up your hands or go for a swim, it can safely hold your paddle.

ACCESSORIES

While the package does not include a leash, it does come with a variety of additional accessories.

PUMP

Even though it comes with a pump, many people may have problems with it. It is a single chamber pump that can only engage a two-stage pump, which may make it difficult for smaller paddlers to reach the final few PSI.

PADDLE

This kit includes a three-piece fiberglass cushioned blade with an ABS edge. It’s not too heavy, and it’s made to withstand a lot of punishment.

BACKPACK

Along with the package, you will receive a bag. It is waterproof and spacious enough to hold all of your belongings. It also has easy-to-use zippers on both the front and back pockets. The straps are thick enough and feel great on your shoulder, making it ideal for lengthy periods of use.

REPAIR KIT

A repair kit with a limited amount of repair equipment is included. This allows you to make small repairs while you’re out on the water.

OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES

For extra money, this is the list of other optional accessories you could go for today.

  • Tackle Rac and Bucket Rac in various colors
  • Travelink carry sling and Hitchhiker
  • 3” and 6” center fin replacements
  • AeroPump auto electric pump
  • Sandspears (for floating aimlessly in place)
  • Various inflatable PFD options

WARRANTY & RETURNS INFO

The BOTE Flood Aero comes with a two-year warranty that protects you in the case of a manufacturing flaw. It’s a clear vote of confidence in one of the manufacturer’s own creations.

CONCLUSION

The BOTE Flood Aero SUP is everything you’ve always wanted in a well-designed, moderately priced board with a profusion of accessories. It performs well and is remarkably stable, proving that the manufacturer is committed to making high-quality inflatable standup paddle boards.

FAQ

In hurry? Here Are What Matters

The BOTE Flood Aero SUP is everything you’ve always wanted in a well-designed, moderately priced board with a profusion of accessories. It performs well and is remarkably stable, proving that the manufacturer is committed to making high-quality inflatable standup paddle boards.

CHECK PRICE on HonuBoards.com

BOTE Flood Aero SUP is Best For:

– People under 240 lbs
– Beginner or intermediate paddlers looking for a fantastic all-around SUP board
– Paddlers looking for an iSUP board with plenty of features and available accessories for a fun time on the water
– Paddlers who want to fish using a paddle board
– Paddlers looking for a SUP board with a full-length deck pad to practice fitness moves on

CHECK PRICE on HonuBoards.com

Updated on May 5, 2022 by Ben

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