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...

Blog #28 – racing post…

No doubt about it after last weekend, we're definitely into a different season – and now as the clocks have gone back, we're unarguably not in summertime anymore. Yet it certainly isn't game over for paddleboarding, far from it: pick your opportunities, wrap up warm enough and it's just a different approach is all...

Blog #27 – Indian summer

We've had some amazing weather this last couple of weeks which has produced awesome paddleboarding conditions for us to enjoy – we've lit ourselves up for another couple of dusky SUP Clubs, enjoyed some sublime training and recreational paddles, plus Dunc's 1-2-1 race coaching is proving ever-more-popular ahead of the first round of the inaugural EASI (East Anglian SUP Initiative) monthly series...

Blog #26 – SUPtober!!!

It's been a few weeks since our last regular blog, and autumn's begun to take hold in the meantime – yet now as SUP school beginner teaching season is done, our SUP year is very far from over as we're continuing to pack a lot into the ever-shorter days. We've had another couple of classic SUP Clubs,...