If you ever go to a body of water such as a lake where people take out small watercraft, you’re likely to see a few different things. You might see tubes. You might spot kayaks, or canoes. You might even see a paddleboat or two.
These are all interesting but not likely to capture much attention.
But you know what does seem to turn heads? Watching a person glide across the water standing up. There’s a good chance you’ve seen them, especially on placid waters: one or two upright people on these big boards, oar in hand, like explorers off on some grand adventure. The first time you see someone on one of those, you’ll likely take notice.
You might also take notice if you see one of these at a grocery store.
What We Know:
The Aqua Cruz Inflatable Stand-Up Paddle Board (Product Code: 706560) is an Aldi Find, which means it’s only in stores for a limited time. (Aldi calls it Aquacruz, but as we’ll see in a moment, the company renders it Aqua Cruz.) Once it’s sold out, you won’t be able to buy it again until Aldi brings it back, if it comes back at all. Aldi does not ship its products online, so if you can’t find them in stores, you’re out of luck.
Aqua Cruz is not an Aldi exclusive brand. You can find this brand on places like Amazon and Walmart. The board is made and distributed by MD Sports, which makes a variety of indoor and outdoor sports equipment. MD Sports sells three boards: one that’s 9 feet long, one that’s 9.5 feet, and one that’s 10 feet. This particular model has the same color scheme as the Suncruzer 9; however, the dimensions given by Aldi in its digital ad preview say it’s a 10′ inflatable stand up paddle board measuring 10′ x 32″ x 6″. Check the box before purchase if you’re not sure and if this is important to you.
At the time of this post, the Aldi board retails for $199.99. That’s one of the more expensive products Aldi has sold, but it’s also substantially less than what you’d pay for the Suncruzer 9 on Amazon (currently $360) or Walmart (currently $390). It’s also priced on the lower end compared to other inflatable paddle boards out there.
According to Aldi, the board comes with:
- A 3-piece adjustable paddle
- A high-pressure hand pump
- An ankle coil leash
- A board repair kit
- A waterproof bag for phone and keys
- A travel bag
Aldi also notes the board has the following features:
- Secure bungee tie downs
- A grab handle and EVA deck pad
- A removable fin and safety leash
- A D-ring
- A secure air valve
What We Don’t Know:
We haven’t tried out this particular paddle board, so we don’t know how easily it inflates, how well it works on the water, or how durable it is. That’s why we’ve created this open thread for users to share their experiences.
Do you own the Aqua Cruz Inflatable Stand-Up Paddle Board? Share your thoughts in the comments.