Planning a Thrilling Multi-Day Whitewater Paddleboarding Adventure Introduction: Planning a Multi-Day Whitewater Paddleboarding Trip Embarking on a multi-day whitewater paddleboarding trip is an exciting adventure that allows you to immerse…
Does chatGPT give better advice than paddleboarding experts?
Going to the Alps to ski is so mainstream, why not go there to paddleboard instead? There are between 3,000 and 4,000 lakes in the Alps, and many of them…
When we first had the idea of a webapp questionnaire to simplify the complex issue of picking the best inflatable paddle board, we thought it was going to be easy.…
A few things that make winter paddle boarding awesome.
Rockin' the bobble - essential McConks winter headwear.
It's coming! You know it is... Winter isn't too far away. Before long those brown leaves will have been shed, air and water temperatures will have dropped with frosts making…
Pics: Chris Jones. At time of writing the UK is experiencing some late summer heat. With air temperature high, wind levels low and waters still relatively warm it's certainly still…
Winter paddle board inspiration - video.
Winter SUP travel - get gone this off season.
SUP for winter - paddling styles for the off season.
Stuck in a SUP rut? Tips to get out.
Common SUP surfing blunders.
Common newbie paddle boarding mistakes - and how to avoid them.
SUP, the Venturi effect and what this means for wind (and water) flow.
Common wind scenarios and how they can affect stand up paddle boarding.
SUP hack #4768 - fin screws and tightening them.
First time SUP racing tips.
SUP hacks three SUP performance changes to experiment with via fin tweaks. #1
Surfing wave types and their suitability for progressing SUPers.
Adventure SUP pitfalls (and how to avoid them).
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Being a coastal SUP paddler.
SUP hacks. How to SUP more.
SUP point of view photography action camera mount hacks.
SUP paddles and paddling define what stand up paddle boarding is. Yet the amount of new recruits that miss this is significant. It’s not hard to understand why. Of all…
SUP hacks essential tools for your kit box.
Paddleboarding and the weather (especially in the UK) go hand in hand like cheese and pickle (OK, we know not everyone likes pickle, but that's life!). If you don't know…
Swedish winter SUP looks amazing. How do we know this? Well, take a look at Chris Jones' images (which you can see more of in the McConks SUP community Facebook…
SUP tips for quick paddles when you're short on time.
SUP hacks are extensive. Everyone has their own little ways of doing things to get stand up paddle boarding kit back in workable order. For this SUP hack, we look…
Swedish winter stand up paddle boarding with Chris Jones.
SUP weather: how to interpret forecasts.
SUP hacks stand up paddle surfing progression tips (video).
SUP styles for winter - more off season fun!
McConks SUP user guide: how to attach a kayak seat to your stand up paddle board.
For obvious reasons we’ve held off on publishing articles and posts about overseas SUP travel. But as we emerge from lockdown, and some foreign destinations have opened (and continue to…
Fitting the Air7 v3 internal fin box to your McConks inflatable stand up paddle board.
SUP hack: Fenwick Ridley shows 2 iSUPs in 1 bag pack down demo.
Get wet! - flat water SUP freestyle progression and fun.
Launching and landing your SUP in shorebreak.
Land paddling for all round SUP progression.
Heading for the waves? Know and understand surf etiquette.
Interpreting weather forecasts for your local stand up paddle board spot.
Considerations when choosing your first or upgrading your SUP paddle.
SUP Hub UK article - SUP manufacturing (the general differences of hard shell SUP and inflatables).
Stand up paddle boarding point of view pics – the art of action cam SUP selfies.
Downwind SUPing – paddling in breeze and making it fun.
Reef breaks vs beachies: (generalised) nuances from a SUP surfing point of view.
SUP fins and why they're an important part of your stand up paddle board set up.
Wind can be the bane of many a stand up paddle boarders life. Especially if it's blowing hard onshore, causing all manner of flotsam, waves and chop to form. Likewise,…
SUP hack #9078: stand up paddling on tidal water and scoring the least amount of current.
Considerations for stand up paddle boarding on the sea for the first time.
Three key SUP surfing tips for anyone who fancies a spot of wave riding this summer.
Off ya (SUP) rocker! - why some stand up paddle board noses sweep up more than others.
Doing a SUP downstreamer – one for the inland stand up paddle boarder.
The weather and SUP are two partners that’ll never leave one another. In the UK, as many will appreciate, our whole lives revolve around Mother Nature’s moods and conditions day…
Combo SUP: using your stand up paddle board as a wild swimming platform.
Stand up paddle boarding visualisation: mindsurfing/SUPing to progress.
Are you a SUP noob? If so, these are the absolute basics you need to know Standup paddle boarding (SUP) is a fun relaxing and rewarding way to play on…
Three coffees to start the day - growing older but still loving watersports (even in winter).
SUP hack #6890 how to tune your stand up paddle board with fins.
Swedish SUP in winter - yep, it's chilly! Chris Jones and co getting amongst it.
SUP hack #3524: How do you change the length of a fixed SUP paddle?
Winter stand up paddle boarding can be a tricky aspect. There're obviously the usual elements that put people off such as rain and wind, but with winter you have also…
The differences between high aspect and low aspect hydrofoils for wing foiling.
SUP surfing: reading waves and how to take off more accurately.
What type of wave should I be looking at if I want to SUP surf?
Dragging the kids out of bed at dawn's crack, to get on the SUP train for sunrise is made all the more worth it when you get a new day…
Relaxing - adventure SUP with plenty of chill time!
How to get up on your feet (and on foil) with the McConks Go Fly windsurfing/SUP/foil wing.
Flat water SUP freestyle - improving your stand up paddle boarding skills in a fun way.
Winter SUP travel - if you could where would you go?
How to repair an inflatable stand up paddle board puncture.
Cross trainer - different disciplines to stay fresh for SUP during the off season.
Wearing the correct SUP clothing, whatever the time of year.
SUP fundamentals - bury (submerge) your paddle's blade during each stroke.
Attaching additional D-rings to an inflatable stand up paddle board.
Stand up paddle board trim - and what happens if you don't achieve it.
Winter weekend SUP warrior tips - nailing it during the off season.
Progressing from a beginner stand up paddler - 5 SUP adventures that await you.
Chilly season - preparing for a winter of SUP.
Leptospirosis (Weil’s Disease) and stand up paddle boarding inland waterways.
How 'reading' clouds can you help you determine what SUP weather's on offer - with ASI's Glenn Eldridge.
Swim for it! - when SUP goes Pete...can you?
Top tips for quickie SUP sessions.
Stand up paddle board dimensions: only part of the picture.
Gazing down into the depths from atop your stand up paddle board and observing the bottom is common practise among all paddlers. It doesn't matter whether you're piloting inland waterways…
Top tips: buying a budget SUP.
Inflating your iSUP correctly is important for both performance and enjoyment.
Stand up paddle boarding progression sessions at Cotswold Water Park (Lake 86) with Rapid Skills.
With SUP's reinvigorated popularity there's lots of drum banging about stand up paddle boarding and safety. It can certainly be cause for concern when you see a total newbie, who's…
SUP movies that'll get your paddling juices flowing.
Pic: CE Photo A few weeks back it looked like ALL overseas school summer holiday travel was off the cards due to COVID-19. There was, however, light at the end…
A little spot of rain shouldn't put you off stand up paddle boarding.
Doing a downwinder: one way to make good use of paddling in wind.
Tom Botterill from Rapid Skills run through a few beginner SUP points to get afloat quick smart.
So, you've got a screw a plate and a fin, and don't know what to do with them? It's child's play really. Hopefully this video from our mini McConks will…
Hydration tips for SUPers of all types - not just performance paddlers.
A round up of what you may have missed from McConks' SUP blog.
Is your SUP pump not working? If you're having problems with your SUP pump pressure gauge, you might find this troubleshooting video helpful. If you've got any questions, post them…
6 easy steps to fixing your centrally located US Box in place.
How to fit Click Fins to your McConks inflatable stand up paddle board.
Avoiding wind/breeze for flatter water stand up paddle boarding.
National BBQ 2020: time to get that hot coal grill on the go!
If you're new to stand up paddle boarding then you may be wondering what all this new language and SUP related jargon is. Even if you're a seasoned paddler some…
Stand up paddle surfing, SUP racing, touring SUP, white water stand up paddle boarding, recreational paddling and so on…You’ve heard all the terms, no doubt read all the pigeon-holed descriptions…
Where you stand on your SUP board can have a profound effect in terms of performance and feel – not least it can be the difference between staying dry and…
McConks SUP fundamental skills - the SUP pivot turn.
Gear check advice for post-lockdown SUP paddling.
Learning to stand up paddle post-COVID-19 lockdown can certainly be achieve with prior planning and prep.
Paddles and paddling - THE defining parts of SUP as a sport.
Surfing your McConks inflatable stand up paddle board.
Alternative options for attaching your SUP leash.
Hacks, tips and tricks for virtual SUP paddling at home.
5 SUP mistakes anyone can make
The truth about inflatable paddleboard performance If you want to race at a high level, and enter sprint and endurance events, or be on the podium for surf SUP comps,…
[siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_Hero_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget]Demystifying the fin thing We put together a blog article last year to demystify paddleboard fins. We tried to turn all of the jargon into a short, simple article that…
Fixed or adjustable SUP paddles. What SUP paddle do you need? Are you wondering about whether you need a fixed or an adjustable paddleboard paddle? Do you struggle to understand…
Most people know that SUP fins are essential on surfboards and paddleboards, but lot's of people don't know why. Everyone has a vague understanding that they help SUP go in a…
Windsurfers have been battling with this problem for years. How to separate to pieces of carbon fibre/fibreglass that have seized up after a bit of neglect. And the same…
As someone who’s always enjoyed adventurous activities, I’ve had my fair share of broken bones, pulls and strains. The most significant of these being a broken shoulder about 8 years ago…
Life on the wild side It might not be in your game plan to be stronger, go faster or paddle for longer. Which is fine. After all, standup paddleboarding is…
The old saying: ‘need more time on the water’ is usually used when referring to required improvements in personal SUP performance. And there’s no question racking up the hours will…
SUP Hack: Maximum glide, minimum effort - stand up paddle boarding and trim.