Blog #9 – Result!

We're in a celebratory mood this week as, with the official results just posted, our Dunc has been declared 12'6" men's champion of the prestigious 10-mile Battle of the Thames race, the opening event of the 2018 GB SUP national race series. Having stuck with his trusty Red Paddle 12'6" x 25" Elite inflatable that he's been...

Blog #8 – Summer School…

Wow – that was quite some heatwave, eh? Having scored the highest April temperatures since 1949, we really couldn't have hoped for a better way to start our 2018 teaching season. Because yesterday, Sunday 22nd April, saw the first couple of our paddleboarding school's Learn to SUP lessons up at Papermill Lock. It's amazing how quickly...

Blog #7 – On SUPfari!

We're fresh back from Norfolk this week after a full-on weekend of SUP fun! Although the initial intention for our first trip of the year was an exclusively flat-water mission to Stratford-upon-Avon, the weather gods had different ideas – and on Thursday mid-morning the campsite dropped the bombshell that they were still waterlogged and had to close...

Blog #6 – Term Time

OK, it is a bit dreary again today – and probably tomorrow too. But then it cheers up and mid-term forecasts are all beginning to suggest that summer's due this weekend and into next week. We're so confident winter's finally done that we've at long last started to schedule our SUP school lessons up at Paper...

Blog #5 – Open Season…

Happy Easter! Biblical miracles, chocolate eggs and magical rabbits aside, we're in April now which surely marks the start to a new summer SUP season. And we have been getting out there as a group – both last Wednesday for our first official SUP Club of the year, and yesterday a few of us managed to...

Blog #4 – Game On…

And we declare sunset SUP season open! Bang on cue it's BST and conditions panned out perfectly last night for our first group paddle of 'summertime' – taking advantage of the extra hour around a 7.20pm high tide for an evening SUP to the pub, namely the Crooked Billet in Old Leigh, and back as dusk...

Blog #3 – Iced Out

Not all of the doors were frozen shut, but the kit certainly didn't come out of the van over the weekend. It was so widely forecast that it couldn't have come as a surprise to anyone, yet the snow, ice and bitter easterly wind is still a shock to the system eh? Especially as last week...

Blog #2 – Staying Frosty!

We certainly had a few welcome glimpses of spring over the weekend – and yesterday morning was particularly nice. Perfect, in fact, for the 5th and final round of Bray Lake's Frostbite winter races. Duncan was out Windsor way to complete the full series, again taking 1st inflatable and 1st 12'6" for the round. As everyone else...