Aquaplanet STINGER Explorer 12'8
Aquaplanet STINGER Explorer 12'8
Aquaplanet STINGER Explorer 12'8
Aquaplanet STINGER Explorer 12'8
Aquaplanet STINGER Explorer 12'8
Aquaplanet STINGER Explorer 12'8
Aquaplanet STINGER Explorer 12'8
Aquaplanet STINGER Explorer 12'8
Aquaplanet STINGER Explorer 12'8
Aquaplanet STINGER Explorer 12'8
Aquaplanet STINGER Explorer 12'8
Aquaplanet STINGER Explorer 12'8
Aquaplanet STINGER Explorer 12'8
Aquaplanet STINGER Explorer 12'8

Tour Series

Aquaplanet STINGER Explorer 12'8" Inflatable Paddle Board Package

The Stinger - maximum versatility in a tough all round tourer

12'8" Long

£499.00 £599.00

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Derived from our striking race ready 12’8 board, the Stinger has been re-profiled with a stretched and widened hull shape that adds a whole new factor of ruggedness and stability, turning this board into a tough cruiser and adaptable all round platform for exploring new routes.

A blend of displacement bow shaping and mellow rocker allows fast progress through calm or choppy waters. The 32 inch width allied to a smooth tapering, kickpad equipped tail make manoeuvring this SUP deceptively easy. Its inherent stability will have you confidently moving around the board and tackling strong flows and rolling seas with ease.

A versatile setup with capacious, adjustable front and rear stowage and configurable fins mean this board will serve you well on both overnight camping trips and ad-hoc day paddling.

Built to be capable in all waters, from flat to white, and to excite the widest range of paddlers from beginner to seasoned explorer, this SUP is ready to expand your paddling horizons with maximum fun factor.

Comes with a complete set of kit - including:

  • Flip-Pack Rucksack - Inverts into a weather resistant daybag/deck bag with integrated paddle stashes, bottle holder and essentials pouch.
  • Packable, Powerful Hand Pump - Our touring spec. pump: way more compact but a third more capacity than a standard SUP pump. Triple action, dual chamber pumping up to 29psi.
  • Carbon FusionLite Paddle - Tough glass fibre/ABS blend blade for rugged paddling and a light strong floating carbon shaft. 3 piece for optimal portability.
  • 2x 2.5” side fins, 1x 4.5” River fin and 1x 9" Centre fin - all removable via our LockFast Finboxes - configure your SUP for maximum control, speed or shallow water paddling in just seconds. Just press and click for a rock solid fin connection with no bolts, pins or small parts.
  • Deluxe leash and repair kit.

Board Dimensions: 12’8 x 32” x 6”, Volume: 373 litres, Weight 11.2kg

Pro-laminate fusion construction technology offers unrivalled rigidity and extra weight capacity and allows this SUP to inflate to 18-22 PSI and carry up to 160kg rider weight and 180kg combined cargo and paddler.

Free shipping is available on all orders of £30 or over to UK mainland addresses -delivery takes 2-4 working days to arrive.

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Phone: 01225 982555
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We are available: Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm

Board highlights

  • Engineered for speed lovers

  • Ideal for touring & racing

  • Ideal for experienced paddlers

  • Includes carbon fusion lite paddle

  • Board dimensions: 12'8” x 32” x 6”

  • Recommended rider weight up to 160KG

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Key Features

Key Features

  1. 2 x short forward fins, 1 x medium river fin and 1 x main fin - all removable, so you can configure your SUP for maximum control, speed or shallow water paddling in just seconds.
  2. Padded Bow handle with integrated cam/accessory mount. Padded tail handle assembly with built in stowage rings/multiple leash points.
  3. Deep, full width diamond camber deckpad with tail kicker for maximum tilt and turn control.
  4. Offset forward handles for both re-mounting the board and lifting out, rail-first.
  5. Made from quality high density PVC fused drop stitch construction.
  6. Fully configurable front and rear bungee layouts with quick clip fittings for fast, easy, secure stowage of and access to your expedition gear.

Board Construction


  • Quick dry comfort deckpad
  • Premium grade air valve
  • Rock proof double layer rail bands
  • Fuse laminated exo coating
  • High density core dropstitch pattern
  • Anti-flex inner stability band

The Reversible Backpack

Get ready to experience the ultimate in innovative design! Our brand new tour bag is more than just your average backpack. With a few simple moves, it transforms into a sleek deck bag, perfect for stashing your essentials while you’re out on the water. Say goodbye to bulky backpacks that occupy a lot of space on the deck and hello to a versatile solution that adapts to a great space saving feature.

What's in the box?

We’re super proud to have designed the UK’s no.1 top selling paddleboard and we’re constantly striving to create the best boards and accessories on the market.

Your questions answered

Whatever your skill level, this section is designed to help you make informed decisions about your paddle boarding equipment and techniques.

If you don't find what you're looking for here, please don't hesitate to reach out to our knowledgeable team for personalised support.

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Which board should I choose?

Not sure quite which board you should buy? Don't worry! We've got you covered. Use our paddle board quiz to help you find the right board for your paddle needs by clicking below. Alternatively, give us a call and speak to one of our experienced customer service team.

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What do these paddle boarding terms mean?

What do all the terms mean? There are some useful things to know to help you choose the right board for you.


Stand up paddleboard


A board shape that has a rounded nose and is suitable for all types of paddling, suitable for beginners


A board shape / style designed for longer paddles. The nose is generally pointed so it can cut through waves

Board length

This helps with how the board moves through the water

Board width

This helps determine stability of a board

Board thickness

This has an impact on stiffness and how the board will move and sit in the water


The front of the board


The back of the board


The sides of the board


The foam mat that is on the top of the board

Kicktail / Kickpad

The raised edge at the rear of the deckpad (on some SUP models)


The plastic triangle that fits under the board. This helps keep the board in a straight line when you paddle


The part that you attach the pump to, to inflate your board


How easy it is to control the board

What comes in the kit?

We know that getting out on the water is all about the thrill of adventure, and we want to make sure you're equipped with everything you need to make a splash! That's why every package comes complete with all the essentials - from the board or kayak itself, to the pump, paddle, fin(s), and a handy carry bag to take it all on the go.

To ensure maximum safety and comfort, we also recommend investing in additional gear and clothing that's tailored to your unique needs and preferences. Whether it's a buoyancy aid, personal flotation device, or specialized clothing for your activity of choice, we've got you covered.

And the best part? Our selection of safety equipment and clothing is just as exciting as our boards and kayaks themselves! So why wait? Dive into the ultimate paddling adventure with Aquaplanet, and experience the rush of the open water like never before.

What safety equipment do I need?

At Aquaplanet, your safety is our top priority, and we're here to equip you with everything you need for a worry-free paddling experience! Every kit comes with an ankle leash to keep you safely tethered to your board if you happen to take an unexpected dip.

But that's just the beginning - we want you to feel confident and prepared for any conditions you may encounter on the water. For faster or obstacle-filled waters, we highly recommend our Quick Release Waist belt, which provides an extra level of security and peace of mind. And to ensure maximum safety and comfort, we also suggest using a Buoyancy Aid or Personal Flotation Device that's tailored to your swimming ability.

For a comprehensive guide to all things safety-related, be sure to check out our blog.

Is a warranty included?

At Aquaplanet, we stand by the quality of our products and believe in giving our customers peace of mind with a 1-year manufacturer's warranty. But that's not all - we're here to support you well beyond the warranty period. Our team is always ready to offer expert advice and assistance with any repairs or maintenance you may need to keep your board in top condition. So dive into your paddling adventures with confidence, knowing that we've got your back every step of the way!

How do I set up my board?

We don't just provide a user guide in the box with all our kits, we go above and beyond to ensure your experience is seamless! Check out our comprehensive guide here or dive right into your paddleboarding adventure with these easy steps:

Unpack and unroll your brand-new board, and inflate it to perfection using our handy instructions. The gauge may take a few minutes to register, so keep pumping with the dial set to '2' or dual action until it reaches 15-17 PSI (for our leisure range).

Once inflated, attach the fin and set up your paddle to the perfect height using the easy-to-use mid-section lever.

With your gear ready and safety checks complete, it's time to hit the water and experience the beauty of your new purchase firsthand!