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Paddling Paradise on the Doorstep

Despite being able to travel the UK and overseas quite a bit, I love coming home to get on the water. Tomorrow I head off to paddle Poole Harbour with the Watersports Academy, as we take another trip to Brownsea … Continue reading

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Coaching Juniors

We need to challenge our young paddlers to keep them engaged and and push them outside of their comfort zone.. Running Fun, Challenging Junior Sessions Choosing the right Session. However how far out of their comfort zone should we go? … Continue reading

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Going Back For More?

Well that’s how I felt at the time, as day one of the 2013 11 cities had been one of the most physically torturous if not mentally of my like to that point. Everyday I swore I’d never do it … Continue reading

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The Basics

A quick re-blog of some work I did with Red Paddle co HOW TO PADDLEBOARD? POSTED 30TH JUNE 2017 BY REDPADDLE Whether you’re looking to start learning how to SUP for the very first time or hone your skills to … Continue reading

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To Blow up or Not to Blow Up: Inflatable Racing from a Racer’s Perspective

Published a couple of years back on SUPRacer I looked at why I race an inflatable and why it might be worth thinking about doing the same. Sam Ross racing his Red Paddle Co inflatable (photo: Global Shots) To Blow up … Continue reading

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SUP Surfing an Inflatable

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More info to come but here are a few shots from recent sessions on the Red Paddle Co 8’10″WHIP. 

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2017 Highlight and Round Up

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2017 has been a year out of the competition scene but still with plenty of action going on. It’s been great to get on the new Red Paddle Co boards whether that’s been in race mode or taking the Whip … Continue reading

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What to Wear on your SUP

I helped put this article together for a local shop last year as a good guide of what to wear on your SUP: SUMMER Paddling Average air temperature : 20 Degrees C Sea Temperature: June- July Average temperature 12-14 August- … Continue reading

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British SUP Club Championships 2016

Almost 200 Racers, Great kids numbers and a fantastic atmosphere will make 2016 a hard event to beat. But with the 30th of September already confirmed for 2017 and it now being part of the UK Junior National Series. This … Continue reading

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British SUP Club Championships Preview

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With the move to Bray Lake to allow a greater diversity of water activity this year’s club championships was always going to add something a little bit different. Now only a couple of days away it has seen it’s largest … Continue reading

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