STX specialise in inflatable Stand Up Paddleboard's and joined our demo centre ranks in 2017. Their philosophy is to produce inflatable paddleboards using tried and tested technology, at an incredibly low price point.

Our STX paddleboard test centre gives us the opportunity to meet you and work with you to find the paddle board which best suit your needs and budget. Here, you can demo the STX range at our premises in Southampton on either the River Itchen or our lake.

To view the range of STX paddleboards available to try, click here.


The SUP Company STX Test Centre works by offering one hour slots which you can book any day of the week between 1000 – 1600hrs (last booking is 1500hrs).

During your time you can try up to three different paddle boards and three different SUP paddles.

We do make a small charge of £25 per person (payable at the time of booking) for your hour, however this is 100% refundable should you go on to purchase a paddle board from ourselves.

Also prior to letting you out on the water, we will need to see a recognised form of photo id such as a driver’s license or passport.


Simply make your booking request with at least 24 hours notice by phone on 02380 172189 or email and list which boards and paddles you would like to try. We will then be able to confirm availability and make your booking for you.


We will then send you an email to confirm your booking along with directions and details for parking.

Please note that demand is very high at weekends, so we highly recommend making your booking as soon as possible.


The range of paddleboards currently available at the STX Test Centre are -