One of the most important pieces of equipment for a successful SUP experience is the paddle. SUP paddles come in different shapes, sizes, and materials, each designed for specific purposes. In our blog, we'll explore the differences between SUP paddles for surfing, touring, and racing.
How many times have you missed an opportunity to embark on an adventure trip only because your buddies changes plans at the very last minute? You could’ve gone solo, but the very thought intimidated you. Take paddle boarding, for instance. You’ve planned an early morning stand-up paddle boarding trip around your friends’ schedule. You and your friends will be hitting the waters early morning the coming weekend. However, at the eleventh hour, your friends tell you they won’t be able to make it. Heartbroken, you cancel the plan because you don’t think the risk of going all by yourself is worth taking. Well, guess what! You can go paddle boarding alone. Want to know how? Let’s find out.
Being out on the water surrounded by nature allows us paddle boarders access to unspoiled natural beauty, as you get to explore the serene waterways sometimes inaccessible by land. In recent years, inflatable paddle boards (iSUPs) have become increasingly popular as a water sport activity and will continue to do so in the future. Wondering why? Well, here are 10 reasons that make iSUPs the future of water sports.
It's no secret - paddle workouts are all the hype now and we simply can't get enough of them! We've been speaking with our Sea Lion family to get some intel and now we're giving you the best core workout to burn calories on your SUP whilst enjoying your favourite lakes or rivers! Be sure to give some of these a go on your next paddle. It’s time you ditch your old weightlifting and jogging routine and brighten things up with a surprisingly efficient paddleboarding workout. And all that while you enjoy the sun and get that beautiful tan!
How would you like a cocktail of relaxing fun, adventure, adrenaline rush, and a great full-body workout? We're pretty sure most of you would not be able to refuse such an enthralling cocktail but would surely be left bewildered with just one question in mind, “Where would I find such a wonderful combination?”. Out in the ocean! With some of your friends and some inflatable boards - stand-up paddle boarding is what we’re talking about. With its increase in popularity, not many would know of the immense health benefits it bequeaths - both mental as well as physical.
Paddleboarding as an adventure activity is commonly associated with warm weather and blue skies - particularly in the UK. However, some might not be aware that winter can be an equally enjoyable time for paddle boarding. If you have never gotten on an inflatable stand-up paddleboard during winter or are uncomfortable with it, hopefully this blog will give you some handy tips that will help you maximize your water time (and safety)!
Stand-up paddleboarding has quickly become one of the most-loved water sports in the UK! As long as you have a high-quality stand-up paddleboard (SUP) and a paddle to accompany it, you can try this exciting activity. The UK has endless waterways, making it easy for SUP enthusiasts to try paddle boarding whenever and whereever they want. But before they start, it is crucial to invest in the right SUP gear. SUP paddles are critical for ensuring a seamless experience, helping paddle boarders navigate and glide through the water. There are three broad categories of SUP paddles available in the market: 1-piece, 2-piece, and 3-piece variants. Which of these paddles should you choose? Let's decode the differences and help you make the best choice!
No... it's not Robert Plant or Mick Jagger on a paddleboard... although that would be quite good to see live! The term “rocker” refers to the upward curvature at the ends of the board. The main types of rocker are called nose rocker and tail rocker, which is the upward lift at the front (nose) and back (tail) of the board.
Picking the Best Inflatable SUP For You: What's The Difference Between All Those Different Constructions?
Stand up paddle boarding is an excellent way to enjoy our waterways. It's a great workout, and it's easy for beginners to catch on fast! But standing up on one of those boards is still a balancing act. If you're not sure which inflatable SUP you should be picking out for yourself or a member of your tribe, we've got you covered. Choosing the right model and construction type is crucial so that you can pick the board that will work best with your body type, usage habits, and skill level. Here are some things to consider when deciding which inflatable SUP to buy for your next adventure.
Paddleboarding has become one of the most popular activities. The sport is a great way to stay in shape, explore your surroundings and get some time in the water. Plus, it’s an activity that can be enjoyed solo or with friends and family.
Paddleboarding can be a strenuous activity, especially if you’re not used to the movements. But with the right balance of difficulty and intensity, paddleboarding can be a great workout that also helps relieve stress. It’s no wonder that SUP yoga has become so popular, combining two amazing sports into one even better activity. This practice combines elements from both stand-up paddleboarding and traditional yoga, allowing for an invigorating and relaxing experience at the same time.
When it comes to finding the perfect SUP for your lifestyle, there are a number of factors you should take into consideration. Stand-up paddleboarding is not just a leisure activity; this versatile sport can also help you stay in shape. Stand up Paddleboarding, or SUP, is an engaging way to explore natural waterways and join a great community of like-minded adventurers. Whether you prefer large lakes, rivers, or ocean waves, stand-up paddleboarding can be an exciting and challenging sport that you can enjoy all year round (with a wetsuit recommended for those chillier months!).
There are so many places of natural beauty to explore in Scotland, so these are just a few of my regular favourites on the doorstep. Since it is the season, I’ve included a couple of autumn favourites too!
Paddleboarding is a great way to see the world from a different perspective, including our waterways. It’s also an excellent way to get exercise and enjoy the great outdoors. Sadly, it does have a hidden impact on wildlife that most people don’t realise. If you’re planning to go paddleboarding, there are some things you should know about the environmental impact this sport can have on animals.Here are some ways that paddleboarding can harm wildlife. Hopefully you’ll be able to make more informed decisions in the future.
I’ve been lucky enough to SUP some incredible places around the UK, so you’ll have to believe me when I say narrowing the list down to just 5 spots was incredibly tough!
“The Three Cliffs Paddle is one of the best paddleboarding locations that I've ever done, with a Castle overlooking the river, herrings and storks flying past you and as you reach the entrance to the sea you will be greeted by Three huge Cliffs there's also a lagoon to paddle around before making your way back.”
If you own an inflatable paddleboard, then you know all too well the importance of keeping it in good condition. Even if your board is only used a few times a year, there are still some things to be mindful of. Proper care will ensure that your board stays in great shape for years to come. Here are seven tips to keep your inflatable paddleboard in tip-top shape.
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All Sea lion board handles, leashes and board bag handles are made with Yulex rubber by replacing environmentally harmful synthetic neoprenes with Yulex; a FSC-certified, sustainably sourced and plant-based foam. The comparable CO2 emitted during the manufacturing process is reduced by 80%.
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OUR BLOOM™ DECKPAD A performance foam made from algae biomass Bloom™ transform green water into clean water to make performance foams whilst returning habitats to their natural glory. First to market Algae (that ew green sludge on top of a pond) is the fastest growing plant on Earth, making it an incredible renewable resource. Whilst Algae cleans the air and water by absorbing CO2, nitrogen and phosphorus, it also blooms uncontrollably due to these ingredients; effecting plants, animal and human life and hugely impacting fresh water eco systems.
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Although seagrasses only cover 0.1% of the ocean, they sequester 10% of the total carbon in the ocean - an incredibly efficient store of organic carbon. Coastal seagrass beds store up to 83,000 metric tons of carbon per square kilometre – that’s over double a typical terrestrial forest!
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