Blog #38 – springwatch…

We've had a busy few weeks kicking off our summer season – SUP Club is in full swing and SUP School is well and truly open with our first lessons fully booked last Friday. The weekend previous we took a 20-strong group on a SUPfari to Devon alongside the Head of the Dart race, and we've...

Blog #37 – it’s summertime!

So we've paddled right through another winter – and actually, that one really wasn't so bad, eh? Ahead of the clocks going forward, this last couple of weeks have been beautifully springlike, allowing of us plenty of opportunity to get out onto the water – we've had a big down-tide / downwinder Saturday SUPplement, a Sunday...

Blog #36 – Winter Bites Back…

There was no way that 'false spring' was ever going to last, so it's no surprise that winter's come back to remind us how lucky we struck it in February! Yet even Sunday's gales didn't phase Bray Lake, who ably and safely ran the last race of their Frostbite winter series. Storms aside, the first signs...

Blog #34 – Mild-life

It's been a pretty incredible February, weather-wise – and apparently it's set to get even warmer again at the end of this week! Which certainly bodes well for our final race of the EASI winter series on Saturday. Plus socially, we've been getting out much more comfortably and frequently than we'd usually dare hope at this...

Blog #33 – Ice and EASI!

So winter's finally getting a grip – yet there's still plenty going on despite the sub-zero temperatures. Pick your spot, get your timings right, wrap up warm and conditions have actually been pretty good for paddleboarding! Last Sunday saw the latest race in our EASI winter series up on the River Ouse, while others got out...

Blog #32 – So here it is…

Merry Christmas! And everybody really has been having fun this last month as we've properly got ourselves into the spirit – first with a few festive drinks in early December, then the Christmassy 3rd round of our EASI winter race series last Saturday, followed by an excellent Xmas Sunday Service SUP Club through Chelmsford city centre...

Blog #31 – EASI life…

With sleet in the air last week and a storm due to hit this week, there's no denying that winter's really taking hold now – but our 'off-season' is continuing to go from strength to strength. Saturday saw nine of us representing SUPsect over at Alton Water for the Suffolk round of our inaugural regional EASI series, where we...

Blog #30 – return to Monkey Island

It's been a wet and windy week, hence understandably there's not been so much recreational paddling going on – but it's still been great for race training, as the 'off-season' is very much on right now! Suitably well prepared, yesterday five of us returned to Bray Lake (aka: Monkey Island!) for the first of their excellent Frostbite series...