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Today we take a look at the Aqua Marina Beast.

In detail, we look at the driving characteristics, the material, the construction and the workmanship.

We will then take a closer look at the scope of delivery and the accessories and tell you what you can expect.

From the manufacturer Aqua Marina there are many other SUP boards for sale. So you can get several all-rounders, multi-person SUPs, a kids SUP, a race board, but also a wind SUP.

The following boards are still waiting for you at Aqua Marina: Aqua Marina Fusion, Aqua Marina Monster and Aqua Marina Thrive.

Popular beginner SUP with many features
Aqua Marina Beast
9.4/10Our Score

The Aqua Marina Beast is a very solid all-around board and an excellent choice for the price. It has been on the market for years and still enjoys great popularity. The board is great for ambitious beginners, as it has a lot to offer with its great construction quality (including additional rail reinforcements), advanced features (great deckpad with kickpad) and high quality equipment.

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Data & Facts

Board typeInflatable
BrandAqua Marina
SkillBeginner
Application areaAllrounder
Length / Width320 cm / 81 cm
Thickness15 cm
Volume304 L
AccessoriesDepending on the selection of the variant, other accessories may be included in the scope of delivery. So the choice is bsp. between an aluminum paddle or a fiberglass paddle.
Standard delivery includes: removable fin, 3-piece adjustable aluminum paddle, leash, high-pressure pump, transport backpack.

Construction and field of application

The Aqua Marina Beast is probably one of the most popular all-rounders on the market. Due to its perfect dimensions of 320 cm in length, 81 cm in width and 15 cm in thickness, it can score all along the line.

The length shows itself as a typical length for all-rounders. It makes it especially easy to stand on the board and glide smoothly through the waves.

The width is also typical and very well chosen. Due to the width over 80 cm, beginners have an excellent stand. This makes it particularly easy to practice with the board, as the board does not simply tip away.

The thickness of 15 cm, is very well chosen. Thus, the board does not bend even with heavy weight. It lies firmly on the water and appears stable.

The application area of the Aqua Marina Beast are beginners who still need to practice SUPing. If this is your first time on a SUP, you can’t go wrong with the Aqua Marina Beast.

The handling of the Aqua Marina Beast is very simple. It does not tip away quickly, makes many movements with and balancing is also learned quickly. Balance is quickly found and the large footprint makes it easy to find the center.

At the same time, the EVA deckpad is Diamand embossed to provide maximum traction and durability. A firm stand is guaranteed with this non-slip material in any case, even if water washes over the board.

The design of the Aqua Marina Beast is that of a typical all-rounder. The nose and tail are wide and round shaped. This is practical, because so the board lies firmly on the water and tilts away less easily. The water surface is virtually closed.

This all-rounder is also a light Noserocker, so that the board can glide through the waves more easily. As a noserocker, it breaks the waves differently and doesn’t dive deep into them.

In addition, the Aqua Marina Beast has a large central fin that can be removed. So it is also possible to ride without a fin to train balance. In addition, the fin allows a nice straight line and good steering.

The Aqua Marina Beast can be loaded with up to 140 kg. So nothing stands in the way of excursions for two. Two slim adults, one adult with a child or even two children can make their rounds with the SUP board.

Popular beginner SUP with many features
Aqua Marina Beast
9.4/10Our Score

The Aqua Marina Beast is a very solid all-around board and an excellent choice for the price. It has been on the market for years and still enjoys great popularity. The board is great for ambitious beginners, as it has a lot to offer with its great construction quality (including additional rail reinforcements), advanced features (great deckpad with kickpad) and high quality equipment.

Driving characteristics

The Aqua Marina Beast shows itself to be a good all-rounder that lives up to its name. It is all-round usable and convinces with positive driving characteristics.

For beginners, the Aqua Marina Beast is well chosen, because they can quickly get into the board and have fun. Beautiful trips on the river, action-packed paddling on the beach or even SUPing on the lake is possible.

Advanced skiers can go out with more than one person or try yoga on the board.

Due to the thick, stable and wide construction, beginners quickly find their way into the board. It is easy to steer and after a short practice period even longer trips can be made.

Being a noserocker, it breaks the water more easily, does not dive too deep, and can pick up speed even in light swells.

The EVA cover pad is equipped with non-slip Diamand embossing, so there is a good grip on the feet.

The maximum weight with which the Aqua Marina Beast can be loaded is 140 kg. So if you want, you can also explore the area in pairs. However, care should be taken not to exceed the maximum load.

Material & Processing

The Aqua Marina Beast comes with a good finish. The materials are high quality and so the board is well suited for beginners.

If you want a nice performance on the water, a board that is stiff and firm on the water and otherwise also comes along very robust, is well advised with the Aqua Marina Beast. Due to the long and wide design, all these points are given.

The thick PVC in combination with the drop stitch process makes the Aqua Marina Beast robust and stiff. The thick PVC protects the SUP from environmental influences. It is robust and very durable.

The Drop Stitch process provides the stiffness the board needs to perform well on the water. With Drop Stitch technology, the individual polyester threads are woven together inside the board. The top and bottom of the board thus hold together tightly and are particularly stiff.

To get a good straight line and great steering, the Aqua Marina Beast has a center fin that can be slid in. It can be slid into the designated area as needed and is quickly ready for use.

The dead weight of the Aqua Marina Beast is only 9.3 kg. It is thus a lightweight that can be used not only by adults but also by teenagers. For the size and quality workmanship, it is very light.

Popular beginner SUP with many features
Aqua Marina Beast
9.4/10Our Score

The Aqua Marina Beast is a very solid all-around board and an excellent choice for the price. It has been on the market for years and still enjoys great popularity. The board is great for ambitious beginners, as it has a lot to offer with its great construction quality (including additional rail reinforcements), advanced features (great deckpad with kickpad) and high quality equipment.

Design & Features

The Aqua Marina Beast comes in an appealing colorful design. The board itself is medium blue. Accents are set with bright yellow. The deckpad is white to stand out from the rest of the board.

  • Deckpad: The deckpad of the Aqua Marina Beast is equipped with EVA material. In addition, there is the Diamand embossing, which provides a non-slip stand. Even in waves, you can stand safely on the board.
  • Luggage net: There is a luggage net on the nose to be able to transport a drybag. It is elastic so that even larger bags can find their place underneath.
  • Carrying handle(s): The Aqua Marina Beast has only one carrying handle. This is centered in a vertical arrangement on the deckpad. Thus, the board can be worn loosely under the arm.
  • Kickpad: At the rear of the Beast is a kickpad that allows the board to be turned on the spot (by the so-called pivot turn).
  • Additional D-rings: The Aqua Marina Beast has five D-rings. Four are on the nose to be able to attach the luggage net to it. One is at the stern for the leash.

Aqua Marina Beast Accessories

The Aqua Marina Beast is a beautiful board that comes with accessories in different variations. Depending on which variant you choose, the accessories are either very high-quality or less high-quality, but of course still usable.

In the regular scope of delivery of the is a removable slide in fin, a 3-piece adjustable SUP paddle, a leash, a high pressure pump and a transport backpack.

The paddle here is an aluminum paddle. But if you’re willing to pay more money, you can also upgrade to a carbon fiberglass paddle. So you can decide for yourself in which version your equipment should be.

We will now describe the normal scope of delivery, as it is delivered with the standard shipment.

  • Aqua Marina Beast Paddle: The Aqua Marina Beast brings a 3-piece paddle. It can thus be stowed in the transport backpack without any problems. The paddle is made of aluminum.
  • Aqua Marina Beast Leash: A soft leash is included in the accessories of the Aqua Marina Beast. This way, the board can’t get out of reach if you fall into the water.
  • Aqua Marina Beast Backpack: The Aqua Marina Beast accessories include a comfortable transport backpack. In it fits the board plus all the accessories, so that everything can be brought to the place of use. Also, the board can be stored in the transport backpack.
  • Aqua Marina Beast air pump: The Aqua Marina Beast brings a double stroke high pressure air pump. This allows the board to be inflated particularly quickly, as it can be pumped during the upward and also during the downward movement.
  • Aqua Marina Beast Seat: A SUP seat is not included and cannot be attached because the required D-rings are missing.
  • Aqua Marina Beast repair kit: A repair kit is not included in the accessories.

FAQ

How much PSI can the Aqua Marina Beast be inflated to?

The Aqua Marina Beast can be inflated to 15 PSI.

How long does it take to inflate the Aqua Marina Beast?

Inflating the Aqua Marina Beast is quick thanks to the double action pump.

Conclusion

The Aqua Marina Beast consistently shows itself to be a good all-rounder that beginners will enjoy. Any excursion that comes to mind can be made, making the Aqua Marina Beast versatile.

For beginners, the Aqua Marina Beast is well suited. With its wide dimensions and stiffness, beginners quickly find their center and into the board. A firm grip is given, even if a few small waves appear.

The workmanship and materials used are very good. The thick PVC makes the board robust against environmental influences such as sticks and stones or even the sun’s rays.

Popular beginner SUP with many features
Aqua Marina Beast
9.4/10Our Score

The Aqua Marina Beast is a very solid all-around board and an excellent choice for the price. It has been on the market for years and still enjoys great popularity. The board is great for ambitious beginners, as it has a lot to offer with its great construction quality (including additional rail reinforcements), advanced features (great deckpad with kickpad) and high quality equipment.

The Drop Stitch process provides very good stiffness and strength that beginners need to practice.

The EVA deckpad is equipped with non-slip Diamand embossing, so that a firm stand is guaranteed, even if a lot of water comes on the board.

The removable Slide In fin can be attached quickly and easily. It guarantees great straight-line stability and quick steering.

Since the Aqua Marina Beast can be loaded with 140 kg, trips for two are possible. Two adults, one adult with one child or two children make the trips fun for two.

The Aqua Marina Beast has a weight of only 9.3 kg and can be easily transported to the place of use.

Max is an avid Stand Up Paddler and runs a SUP blog. He has already tested dozens of SUP boards and written even more blog posts about Stand Up Paddling. At Wellenliebe he is responsible for the SUP section.

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