Ocean Kayak designed its Nalu 11 Stand-Up Paddleboard for beginners so you can practice standing and paddling on flat water and you can sit down and paddle when the water gets rough on the lake, ocean, or slow-moving river. Made with polyethylene, this SUP is much tougher than composite boards and handles bumps and crashes a lot better too. While the plumb-shaped hull slices through flat waters with high speed, the molded-in integral fins let you maneuver through light surf and rolling waves with ease. The textured foot area optimizes your balance while you stand and provides enough friction for your feet so you don't slip off the SUP, and the molded-in seat area helps when you feel like taking a load off your feet. Two carry handles help you take the SUP from the car to the water. Rear bungees store your gear securely so you don't have to worry about your sunscreen sinking into the ocean halfway through the day.