Most stand up paddleboarding takes places on flat water, making most paddlers opt for a SUP that is more orientated to exploring rivers, lakes or coast lines. A Touring / Cruiser SUP offers a great experience on the water due to having a longer water line length and therefore an excellent glide, yet they remain wide enough to be stable. The additional length and often square tail of these boards does stop the fun in smaller waves but they won't be as maneuverable as an Allround SUP board due to their longer length. The added advantage of this longer length is also improved tracking as it means few paddle changes and course corrections.
As more people take to the water and enjoy SUP, touring and cruising is a growing category for both those new to the sport and experienced paddlers looking for that next or perhaps additional board which is more focused.