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7 Best Electric Paddle Board Pumps of 2024 Helpful Guide

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Updated May 20th, 2024

best electric paddle board pump

If you enjoy paddle boarding with an inflatable board, you need to get an electric paddle board pump. Using a hand pump can really wear you out before you even get on your paddle board. An electric SUP pump will take care of all the work for you while you worry about more important things.

The 7 Best Electric Paddle Board Pumps

No battery powered pump recommendations

We are no longer putting any paddleboard pumps with internal batteries on our recommended list. This is why. We have been using several of them heavily for several years now. We loved using them for the first year. We have found that each year they have much less battery capacity then the year before.

What would inflate 6 boards on the first year will inflate 2 or 3 in the second year. On the third year, you are lucky if it will inflate 1. A couple pumps that worked well on their first year would not inflate a single board to 15 psi after sitting for the winter.

No paddleboard pump sold has more than a 1 year warranty. We haven’t seen a pump yet with a user replaceable battery. Save yourself the money. Buy a pump without an internal battery. Get a stand alone battery that can be replaced to go with your pump.

Inflation times

We test how long it takes to inflate paddleboards with every pump we review. We inflate a 10’6″ all around board and a 12’6″ touring board. Below is a table of how long it took each of the pumps we tested to inflate both and 10’6″ all around board to 14psi and a 12’6″ touring board to 15 psi and 20 psi.

Electric Pump 10’6 x 32.5″ x 6″ All Around Board 12’6″ x 30″ x 6″ Touring Board 12’6″ x 30″ x 6″ Touring Board
14 psi 15 psi 20 psi
Outdoor Master Shark 2 8 min 40 sec 9 min 35 sec 13 min 1 sec
Outdoor Master Whale 9 min 22 sec 9 min 58 sec
Outdoor Master Cachalot 7 min 51 sec 9 min 23 sec 13 min 49 sec
Outdoor Master Dolphin 2 9 min 27 sec 11 min 23 sec 14 min 36 sec
Outdoor Master Cachalot 2 7 min 13 sec 8 min 53 sec 12 min 20 sec
Outdoor Master Cachalot 2S 7 min 5 sec 8 min 40 sec 12 min 13 sec
iRocker Electric Pump 7 min 5 sec 8 min 32 sec 11 min 50 sec
NIXY Ventus 8 min 28 sec 11 min 15 sec 14 min 34 sec
Bluefin E-Swift 7 min 18 sec 9 min 6 sec 12 min 25 sec
Serenelife SLPUMP50 7 min 37 sec 9 min 7 sec
Serenlife SLPUMP30 8 min 12 sec 9 min 27 sec 14 min 20 sec
Serenlife SLPUMP10 11 min 32 sec 13 min 49 sec
Airbank Puffer Pro 7 min 27 sec 9 min 8 sec 12 min 48 sec
Airbank Whale Shark Pro 7 min 49 sec 9 min 41 sec 13 min 13 sec
Valwix Electric Pump 7 min 10 sec 8 min 48 sec 12 min 16 sec

1. Overall Best – OutdoorMaster Shark 2

OM Shark Product Image

Specifications

  • Max Pressure – 20 psi
  • Inflation Speed Test – 8min 40 sec
  • Inflate Multiple Boards – Yes 3+
  • Size – 11″ x 9″ x 5″
  • Weight – 3.6 lbs
  • Battery – No

What we liked:

  • Very easy to use
  • Inflates multiple paddleboards without overheating or slowing down
  • Reliable and dependable
  • Easy to read buttons and display
  • Inflates as fast or faster than hand pumping
  • Lightweight and compact

What we didn’t like:

  • Pump 2nd stage is a little loud
  • Inflate and deflate port labeling is difficult to read
  • No built in cord storage

Bottom Line

The built in cooling fan, 2 stage pump, and affordable price make it the best choice for inflating several boards in a row.

The Outdoor Master Shark 2 Pump is one of the best electric SUP pumps available today. It is one of the most popular SUP pumps on Amazon for good reason. I have been using one since the beginning of last summer and it does what it says. It reliably inflates paddleboards without overheating to any pressure up to 20 psi.

It has a built in cooling fan allowing it to inflate 3 or more boards in a row. We have used it on hot days to inflate a few boards at a time. It can inflate and deflate. The second stage is a bit loud once it kicks in but so is every pump we have tried so far. If you want a reliable electric pump that works, this is the one for you.

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2. Top Pick – NIXY Ventus

NIXY Ventus Product Image

Specifications

  • Max Pressure – 20 PSI
  • Inflation Speed Test – 8min 27sec
  • Inflate Multiple Boards – Yes 3+
  • Size – 10″ x 8″ x 5″
  • Weight – 4 lbs
  • Battery – Yes, an optional battery pack is available

What we liked:

  • Nice friendly appearance that matches Nixy paddleboards
  • Complete package including carry bag
  • Available optional battery pack
  • Reliably can pump up many boards in a row
  • Easy to read display with easy to use controls
  • Convenient cord 12 volt cord storage on bottom of pump

What we didn’t like:

  • It is slower than the fastest pumps we have tested
  • A bit more expensive than other pumps

Bottom Line

The NIXY Ventus comes with the most complete accessory set including a bag and 12 volt plug. It can robustly inflate as many boards in a row as you can find it hook it up to.

The Nixy Ventus Electric SUP Pump is another good option if you need to pump up several boards in a row. This would be our runaway favorite pump if it just inflated boards faster. The manufacturer claims it can pump up to 10 boards in a row. We have inflated over 7 in a row testing it.

It has a separate cooling fan like the OutdoorMaster Shark 2 pump to keep it from overheating. It takes several minutes longer to inflate a board than the iRocker pump.

This pump has a lot of good features besides being able to pump up several boards. It comes with a really nice carrying bag. It has a nice cord organizer built into the bottom. There is an available battery as well.

Nixy Ventus inflating board

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3. Best Value – SereneLife SLPUMP30

Serenelife SLPUMP30 product image

Specifications

  • Max Pressure – 20 PSI
  • Inflation Speed Test – 8min 12 sec
  • Inflate Multiple Boards – No
  • Size – 9.8″ x 6.9″ x 6.1″
  • Weight – 4.3 lbs
  • Battery – No

What we liked:

  • Cheap cost for a 2 stage electric air pump
  • Good inflation times for regular and large boards
  • Simple and easy to use controls

What we didn’t like:

  • Target pressure not shown on the display while inflating
  • Questionable warranty and customer service
  • Cannot pump more than 1 board without cooling off

Bottom Line

A good cheap dual stage electric paddleboard pump good for inflating 1 board that is sold under a lot of names.

The Serenelife SLPUMP30 is a cheap 2 stage pump that can inflate and deflate. It is sold by Serenelife which makes one of the most popular cheap paddleboards on Amazon. It can inflate up to 20 psi with quick inflation times.

It is only designed to inflate one board at a time. It inflates 1 board well. If you need to inflate 2, 3, or more boards look at one of the other options.

Serenelife customer service and warranty do not have a great reputation if the pump stops working. This pump is sold by many sellers including SeaMax. Shop around for the best price.

Serenelife SLPUMP30 inflating board

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4. Fastest Pump – iROCKER 12V ELECTRIC PUMP

iRocker 12volt electric pump product image

Specifications

  • Max Pressure – 20 PSI
  • Inflation Speed Test – 7min 27 sec
  • Inflate Multiple Boards – No
  • Size – 7″ x 8.5″ x 4″
  • Weight – 4.2 lbs
  • Battery – Yes, an optional battery pack is available

What we liked:

  • The fastest electric sup pump we have tried
  • Compact size with built in cord storage
  • Easy to use and reliable
  • Inflates boards up to 20 psi

What we didn’t like:

  • Can only inflate 1-2 boards at a time before needing to cool down
  • No feet on the side opposite handle to keep you from scuffing it up when you set it down
  • Only comes with an H3 (Halkey Roberts) valve

Bottom Line

The best electric SUP pump if you want to inflate 1 to 2 paddleboards as fast as possible

The iRocker 12 Volt Electric Pump is the fastest electric pump we have tested so far. It is the kind of product you have come to expect from iRocker. It is well made and reliable with a bit of innovation to go with it. It is one of the fastest electric pumps available. It can inflate 1 to 2 boards up to 20 PSI and can deflate as well.

It has 3 inflation modes that make it good for inflating both SUP boards and other inflatables. It has built in cord storage so you don’t have to deal with a mess of cords. It also has an available battery for use away from a car or other 12 volt source.

iRocker pump battery on Cruiser

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5. Most Compact Pump – Outdoor Master Dolphin 2

Outdoor Master Dolphin 2 Product Image

Specifications

  • Max Pressure – 20 PSI
  • Inflation Speed Test – 9min 57sec
  • Inflate Multiple Boards – No
  • Size – 10.25″ X 6.25″ X 5″
  • Weight – 2 lbs
  • Battery – No

What we liked:

  • Very low cost
  • Can inflate boards up to 20 psi
  • Can inflate more than 1 board in a row
  • Reliable and strong pump
  • Compact and easy to fit inside a SUP carrying bag
  • Not as loud as other pumps in high pressure mode with a more tolerable lower pitched sound

What we didn’t like:

  • Can’t be used to deflate boards
  • Takes a few minutes longer than bigger 2 stage pumps

Bottom Line

A very small and compact paddleboard pump that can still inflate up to 20 psi.

The Outdoor Master Dolphin 2 electric paddleboard pump is one of the most innovative and well-designed pumps on the market. This pump is designed to be small and compact, making it easy to store and transport. It also features a powerful motor that can inflate your paddleboard to 20 psi. It can inflate several boards in a row now without fear of damaging the pump.

As a single stage pump, this isn’t one of the fastest pumps out there but it gets the job done. It can’t deflate boards either. It will fit in almost any paddleboard carry bag out there and doesn’t weigh much either.

Outdoor Master Dolphin 2 inflating board

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6. Bluefin E-Swift

Specifications

  • Max Pressure – 20 psi
  • Inflation Speed Test – 7 min 18 sec
  • Inflate Multiple Boards – 1 to 2
  • Size – 10″ x 8″ x 4″
  • Weight – 4.8 lbs
  • Battery – No

What we liked:

  • Fast inflation times. The 3rd fastest pump we have tested
  • Easy to read display with big, easy to read buttons
  • It comes with cords for use with a 12 volt outlet or alligator clips for connecting directly to a battery

What we didn’t like:

  • The display is hard to read in bright sunlight
  • Large size and weight for a pump not designed for multiple boards or battery powered
  • No built in cord storage

Bottom Line

This pump is big and gets the job done quick. It’s one of the faster pumps out there.

The Bluefin E-Swift electric pump is fast and reliable. It is one of the biggest and heaviest electric pumps we have tried. It has very fast inflation times coming in at just a little over 7 minutes in our test.

It has a large heavy duty feeling plastic case with very large buttons. The black screen displays large numbers. The downside to every pump we have ever tested with a black display is that they are hard to read in sunlight. The E-Swift is no exception. The numbers are big but so faint they are almost unreadable in bright light.

According to the manual this pump can only pump 1 to 2 boards in a row. We pumped 4 boards up with it on a 90F sunny day without any overheating problems. The benefit of the large case is that it should cool easier even without a separate cooling fan.

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7. Outdoor Master Cachalot

Outdoor Master Cachalot Product Image

Specifications

  • Max Pressure – 20 psi
  • Inflation Speed Test – 7 min 51 sec
  • Inflate Multiple Boards – 2 Max
  • Size – 14.17 x 7.17 x 7.13
  • Weight – 4 lbs
  • Battery – No

What we liked:

  • Very easy to use with easy to read button labels
  • Display is easy to read in any light conditions
  • Inflates 2 boards
  • Fast inflation times
  • Can inflate boards up to 20 psi
  • Good value for the price

What we didn’t like:

  • Pump 2nd stage is a little loud
  • Inflate and deflate port labeling is difficult to read
  • Pump is large for a 2 stage pump with no active cooling fan

Bottom Line

A good durable 2 stage pump that gets the job done for 1 to 2 inflatable paddleboards

The Outdoor Master Cachalot is a great value pump that can inflate boards fast. It doesn’t have the active cooling of the O.M. Shark 2 making it less expensive. It is designed to be able to inflate 2 boards in a row which is all that many paddleboarders need. When we have to inflate 3 or more boards we start using more than 1 pump to save time. This pump is reliable and durable and has been a workhorse for us so far. If you don’t need to inflate 3 or more boards, the Cachalot is a great choice.

Cachalot inflating a board

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Ryan Craig
Co-Founder & Chief Editor

I am a total gear nerd and love learning how things work and thinking about how they could be improved. Nothing excites me more than trying out new gear. I’d rather spend 3 hours taking my bike apart and learning how to change something than go to a bike shop. These days, I reside in Michigan by the Great Lakes and go skiing, biking, and boating as much as possible. Visit our About Us page and learn more.

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