Updated January 01, 2019 by Brett Dvoretz

The 10 Best SUP Traction Pads

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This wiki has been updated 6 times since it was first published in October of 2018. Stand-up paddle board traction pads are designed to give your feet a better grip on what would otherwise be a slippery surface. Not only will they assist you in staying firmly in place on your SUP as you ride over waves, but they can also help you paddle stronger and faster, since you'll have a more stable stance. We've included models in a variety of sizes and price ranges to suit ever need. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best sup traction pad on Amazon.

10. Homyl EVA

9. Islanders Stomp

8. Dovewill Premium Performance

7. MonkeyJack Diamond

6. Better Surf...than Sorry Paddle with Your Dog

5. Punt Surf Ultimate Grip

4. SUP-Now Dog

3. HexaTraction Clear Surf Grip

2. Punt Surf Mat

1. BPS 12-Piece

Editor's Notes

December 30, 2018:

Just like stand-up paddleboards, traction pads come in a range of shapes, sizes, and styles, so we wanted to make sure we represented every kind. We also realize that many people like to bring along a furry passenger and want to keep them safely on board too, so you'll find models specifically designed for dogs.


Brett Dvoretz
Last updated on January 01, 2019 by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as in front of a laptop screen, Brett can either be found hacking away furiously at the keyboard or, perhaps, enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He has been a professional chef, a dog trainer, and a travel correspondent for a well-known Southeast Asian guidebook. He also holds a business degree and has spent more time than he cares to admit in boring office jobs. He has an odd obsession for playing with the latest gadgets and working on motorcycles and old Jeeps. His expertise, honed over years of experience, is in the areas of computers, electronics, travel gear, pet products, and kitchen, office and automotive equipment.


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