The convenience of travel and portability is not the only difference between fiber glass boards and inflatable paddle boards. There is also a difference in the performance of the board as well. If you are interested in longer paddle board excursion like racing or even touring then you may be aware that with an inflatable board there is going to be slower speeds. If you are interested in surfing with your paddle board you will experience a softer ride with the inflatable paddle board which surfers may not be used to since fiber glass paddle boards are more like real surf boards.
The great thing about inflatable paddle boards is you can adjust the PSI too your comfort level. Now the fiber glass paddle boards are going to have a foam core and layers of fiberglass and wood. The Fiber glass paddle boards are said to be more rigid than the inflatable ones. The volume of the paddle board is going to be much higher because of the foam, wood, and fiber glass interior. Whichever board you choose for your paddle board adventures will be the right board for you!