SUP backyards: Calais to Boulogne, Cote d'Opale, France.
Inflatable paddle board product recall (Aug '22) - McConks no quibble 5 year warranty.
Summer holiday fun with the kids.
City SUP - staying connected to the 'surfing' lifestyle even inland.
Unifying the voice of SUP safety. P.L.O.T your paddle.
Multiple watersports passions and how to manage them.
Stay SUP cool during the summer heat with McConks.
McConks awesome SUP partner salute #5 Gemma Kemp & Ian Last (The Big Scuba Podcast).
McConks summer paddle boarding awesomeness (video).
We've partnered with @gumbiesuk to give away the ultimate adventure accessories! Enter below to be in with a chance of winning a McConks Paddleboard, 2 pairs of Gumbies Flip-Flops & all other…
The warming of the weather - SUP conditions update for we June 17, 2022.
Back in the winter, we spoke to the legends that are The Levellers about using the track 'There's only one way of life' as the backing track to a video…
Paddle better - why quality matters.
SUP weather for Jubile half term week looking pretty good!
Who's it for - McConks SUP board performance overviews.
With May being a much warmer month (traditionally) it's a time that sees a whole host of paddlers hit the water. Easter's been and gone and with it those sometimes…
McConks Onewheel video review - easy to ride and good for your mental health Tom Craven asked to borrow one of our skatewheels a few weeks back. He's a videographer…
McConks SUP adventure essentials - we can kit you out for summer outdoor paddling fun.
McConks recent YouTube video round up.
SUP and travel – what are the options?
McConks SUP awesomeness pics - Andy McConkey Hurley Classic edition.
McConks social media Stories (Instagram/Facebook) - what you may have missed.
McConks's refined social media Stories feed - follow us on Instagram and Facebook to see more.
SUP boards, being the oversize shapes they are, make great workhorses. Able to load up and carry all sorts of gear adventure paddlers will be very aware of how easy…
We've been working hard behind the scenes over the autumn and winter in our desire to always be improving and innovating. And, of course, when it's quiet is the best…
On 8 March 2022, McConks Chief Exec Andy McConkey attended Westminster to take part in a stand up paddle board (SUP) safety event. MP for Cheltenham, Alex Chalk, QC hosted the…
McConks watersports guides.
Wing foiling appeal. What’s the deal?
SUP Spring 2022 – how’s it looking weather wise
SUP is hard! I still can't do it...
SUP backyards takes in the Ionian region of Greece for this instalment. Sitting west of the Greek mainland the whole Ionian Sea area is vast. It’s been a yachting haven…
Location: Dahab, Sinai Peninsula, Egypt. Spot type: Semi-sheltered, open water, Red Sea destination. Conditions: Dahab occupies a south facing location that sits in the lee of the Red Sea’s prevailing…
SUP hacks. How to SUP more.
SUP adventures with the McConks Go Explore 11'4 compact touring board.
SUP & more vids - McConks' new (ish) ones.
SUP's recent boom time has seen a resurgence of interest in stand up paddle boarding as a viable business opportunity. More specifically starting a SUP brand. And even more granular:…
eFoils are some of the most fun, powered craft on the water. And from a foiling point of view eFoil boards are the easiest to get to grips with. In…
SUP in 2022 is going to be exciting. With huge numbers of stand up paddlers entering the sport in the last few years the coming 12 months will see progression…
Cold SUP, wild swimming and Swedish sunshine with Chris Jones
McConks' white water river SUP connections.
SUP & watersports to the max. 'Toys' for every situation.
SUP spots for beginners – 5 great locations in the north.
Stand up paddle more in 2022.
McConks top 5 SUP articles of 2021.
The big day has landed (how quickly has it come around? It only feels like yesterday we were paddling in warm sunshine and toasty water!?!), so we just wanted to…
The amount of money that this family have raised for the Trussell Trust is amazing with their Christmas number ones in previous years. And they've just smashed it out of…
We all know that getting outdoors is good for our mental and physical health. And that's even more true in the winter months than the summer months. But sometimes, when…
SUP weather updates are something we've done in the past. And with the festive period bringing time off work for a good many it can be a good opportunity to…
Wing boarding speed record set!
SUP detoxing post-festive season.
Christmas SUP gifts can be anything applicable to the stand up paddler in your life. And there's a lot of Christmas gift ideas (and lists) knocking about the internet at…
McConks SUP community awesomeness pics Frostbite edition.
Black Friday SUP 2021 ads missing in action?
Well what a great day we had. The sun shone, the wind blew, coffee was drunk, baked potatoes were eaten, boards were paddled, and there were smiles all round. Thanks to…
Introducing Gloucestershire Bundles, our charity of choice for our Winter SUPtacular happening soon. We have supported them periodically as a family for several years, and when we were looking for a…
SUP weather: how to interpret forecasts.
We're keen fans of beavers at McConks. We saw lots of evidence of beavers in Argyll this summer, and actually saw a live beaver through a scope, which was very…
McConks SUP community awesomeness pics – late autumn 2020 edition.
Christmas gifts for SUPers. Too early to talk about?
eSkateboard review: McConks' one wheel Skatewheel, tested!
As you probably know, at McConks, we're all about making the most of the weather. And the same is definitely true with our friends at Lake 32. There's no such…
Windsurfing, windSUP, wingsurf? Go Free!
eSkating one wheel carving and cruising (video).
SUP McConks wants you! To star in our next #freedomunlocked movie.
McConks SUP user guide: how to attach a kayak seat to your stand up paddle board.
Sunny September (Freedom) SUP sessions: daddy/daughter edition.
Rachel and 17 other hardy paddlers are embarking on a SUP marathon today (Saturday 4th September) to raise money for the London Air Ambulance. This is a great cause, so…
McConks SUP community awesomeness pics #6
McConks SUP mental health & well being posts.
McConks SUP community awesomeness pics #5
Windsurfing is such a difficult sport to fall in love with – fiddly component parts, tricky technique (dictated to in large part by Mother Nature) and an ever fluctuating set…
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…
Gonzo SUP review the McConks Go Wild white water stand up paddle board (video).
Multiple ways to have fun - recent McConks watersports vids.
Fitting the Air7 v3 internal fin box to your McConks inflatable stand up paddle board.
McConks SUP community awesomeness pics #4
McConks SUP user guide: packing down your iSUP and folding it away.
For the fly above water curious - All McConks electric hydrofoil articles to date.
McConks SUP user guide: responsible and safe stand up paddle boarding.
Windsurfing UK mag tests the McConks Go Sail XS (1.5m) inflatable windsurfing sail.
Olympian Aimee Fuller eFoiling along the Thames, London.
Will SUP demo events become a thing again?
McConks SUP community awesomeness pics!
What’s wingin’ got to do with stand up paddle boarding?
Fab feedback some recent comments about McConks SUP kit.
Considerations when choosing your first or upgrading your SUP paddle.
Stand up paddle surfing: we know our onions...(or should that be waves?).
We're passionate about your safety on the water. As a sign of this commitment, we are only shipping boards with our connect leash (which doesn't have an ankle strap), and…
Windsurfing UK magazine tests the McConks Freedom 10'6 hard shell windSUP/wave stand up paddle board.
SUP personalities: kit quiver suggestions for riders wanting multiple McConks stand up paddle board options.
Did anyone else see the Greta Thonberg documentary this week? https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p099f5k2/greta-thunberg-a-year-to-change-the-world-series-1-episode-3 Thought provoking, and yet again makes us deeply question what we do at McConks. Is making plastic SUPs sustainable?…
SUP fins and why they're an important part of your stand up paddle board set up.
Sticking to our guns, spreading the SUP message and keeping on topic.
Ever keen to check out and assess new ways of doing things we decided to send Mrs McConks (Jen) off with the dog to see if walking our pooch from…
McConks: a more progressive and innovative watersports company than you'd imagine.
If you want to see what's in stock, what's on preorder, and what's out of stock, or not being replenished, this table will help you. If it shows a number…
McConks kid's SUP shop - all the stand up paddle boarding gear for your offspring!
We'd appreciate your glowing, five Google review for McConks stand up paddle boards.
If you know anything about McConks, then you will already know that two things underpin our brand: innovation and sustainability. Over the last 18 months we have been working with…
McConks SUP user guide #1: what's in the box?
McConks SUP user guide #2: how to inflate your iSUP and correct pressure.
McConks SUP user guide #4: how to fit a stand up paddle board leash.
McConks SUP user guide #5: how to put a SUP paddle together.
McConks SUP user guide #6: how to launch your McConks inflatable stand up paddle board.
McConks SUP user guide #7: how to hold your SUP paddle.
McConks SUP user guide #8: how to paddle kneeling.
Having mastered paddling your McConks inflatable SUP on your knees the next step is getting to your feet and learning how to stand on your stand up paddle board. With…
McConks SUP user guide #10: basic stand up paddle board stroke.
McConks SUP user guide #11: turning and manoeuvring your stand up paddle board.
McConks SUP user guide #12: stand up paddle boarding in wind.
McConks SUP user guide #13: what to wear when you stand up paddle board.
McConks SUP user guide #14: stand up paddle boarding terminology.
McConks SUP user guide #3: how to fit your stand up paddle board fins.
July 2022 We've got stock of all boards except for the Go Explore 14i which is sold out until September, and Mega Board and Go Surf 9'2i which are…
Dry robe change robes - new high street beach wear fashion?
Off ya (SUP) rocker! - why some stand up paddle board noses sweep up more than others.
Recreational SUP - it's OK to simply dabble with a paddle...
WindSUP freedom - spring like conditions aboard the McConks Freedom windSUP 10'6.
Pop up inflatable SUP businesses, cheap stand up paddle gear and the extended warranty illusion.
WindSUP fun with McConks' Go Sail inflatable windsurf rig – another way to make use of windy days at the beach.
More chat about high aspect vs low aspect foils and wing foiling wings.
Pimpy paddling - how to supe up your SUP and make it a more personalised ride.
The Fly McConks eSkate eFoil looking, er, fly in brand new colours.
Summer SUP freedom unlocked family style this coming high season.
McConks has a Hollywood moment whilst filming our freedom unlocked movie short.
Brand new McConks Go Race SUP - currently on tour in Sweden...
Tree planting is important - but done the right way! Why rewilding is more than just greenwash.
THAT dry robe post we did one Christmas...who'd a thought?
Jan 2021: Can I still paddleboard during Lockdown #3? Legally, and according to the letter of the law, and according to the advice given by Sport England on 05 January…
SUP 2021: new season paddling, pre-orders, quality control & what's really going on.
Freedom Unlocked have you seen the McConks movie short
What we do... The ideal... by Andy Butcher The reality 2020 was the year when things changed in so many ways. Previous pandemics in recent years died out fairly quickly…
SUP 2021: the year of stand up paddle boarding safety awareness (we can't afford not to).
2021 stand up paddle boarding challenges - setting some SUP goals for the New Year.
SUP in 2021 - a few stand up paddle boarding predictions for the New Year ahead.
Don’t have a sledge? No worries. Get your inflatable paddleboard out!
Frustrations with SUP deckpads - what are they?
Final call for McConks Christmas SUP gear - last despatch date 22122020 until 412021.
We keep being asked what iSUP boards we still have in stock and what can be delivered before Christmas. So we've put this together to help you, and to help…
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…
McConks Christmas pop up shop - McConks hoodies (order by Monday Dec 7).
McConks Christmas tree decorations - the perfect Yule Tide SUP fan accessory.
For most people, with whatever they do, path of least resistance is usually preferred. When talking physical activity 'feeling' like you've 'done something' is certainly desired. After all, if there's…
Got time on your hands? Volunteer your time with the Furlough Enterprise Co-op.
McConks & Sporting NRG: delivering SUP opportunities to schools/colleges, underprivileged and disabled kids 2021.
Making SUP your lifestyle - progression for life.
Did you see it? Stand up paddle boarding on Countryfile this Sunday just gone (November 24, 2020)? As an advert for SUP (and McConks we might add) it's great to…
Why wait for Black Friday? McConks don't do Black Friday SUP deals...
Keep your distance, even with animals - kayaker/humpback whale close call.
Winter's for white water! - McConks river SUP toys to make the most of it.
McConks new SUP paddle blade graphics - which one's your fave?
Am I allowed to still paddle during Lockdown #2? We now know a little bit more about lockdown #2, and what the restrictions are on us in England (apologies to…
Spotted in Sweden! Chris Jones trialling new McConks designs.
Time to get your groove on - what would you do aboard the McConks Mega SUP?
It seems timely to start this article with a little story about a recent trip to Cardiff. Andy suggested it would be nice for he and I to go for…
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…
SUP obstacle courses - one way to enjoy some fun winter SUP time with your mates/family.
SUP towboating - another way to ride your stand up paddle board.
Relaxing - adventure SUP with plenty of chill time!
Ahoy there shipmates! - eFoiling and yachting, perfect partners!
More McConks prototyping ahead of 2021' SUP season.
Anyone beady eyed will have noticed of late we've been testing a McConks electric hydrofoil prototype. Whilst this might not be for everyone it's certainly pricked a great deal of…
Summer’s over. Bring on Autumn SUP
Fixtures, fittings and fins - standardisation frustrations within SUP.
New product alert! - Updated McConks Go Anywhere range.
McConks' Go Anywhere 10'6 iSUP to feature in Men's Health UK magazine!
McConks eFoil prototype testing continued - more insight to electrically powered flight.
Get some SUP ahead of October half term - (some) McConks boards still in stock...
New product alert! 9'8 Go Free wingsurf/surf/SUP crossover board now available.
Indian summer, sunny autumn, bright winter - McConk spolarised floating bamboo sunglasses for all off season occasions.
eFoil fun! - electric hydrofoil prototype testing update.
Here's an interesting one we spotted over the weekend. Can anyone tell us what's going on and why these pics of the McConks Go Free 9'8 crossover SUP and KAT…
With so many new paddlers taking to the water this year, there have been a few near misses. And things can go wrong for relatively experienced paddlers as the recent…
Thinking of starting an inflatable stand up paddle board business A few things to consider...
New batch wingsurfing wings; optimised designs, new sizes - time to Go Fly!
eFoil video - just how powerful is the eFoil propeller?
Customer feedback rocks - McConks 12'8 Go Explore stand up paddle board back in stock!
NEW! McConks 6m Go Fly wing surfing/SUP/foil wing now in stock with updated features!
SUP schools/coaches/instructors and watersports centres - the time is now (for 2021 pre-order equipment deals)!
Carolyn Smith's BIG SUP challenge - Barford to Boston, Lincolnshire: 32 miles with Yellowbelly SUP School.
It's nearly the weekend - August Bank Holiday weekend 2020 to be precise. Whilst it's been a strange year in many ways there's one thing that isn't changing: everyone loves…
McConks blog article round up - what you may have missed (Aug 25, 2020).
Which iSUP is more stable - a 9'8 x 30" McConks Go Free board or a 12' x 31" different brand board?
It's been a rather busy year hasn't it? It seems that the world has decided that paddleboarding and biking are the perfect socially distant activities post lockdown. We think we've…
The cool off - sustaining stand up paddle boarding's growth beyond summer 2020.
WATERSPORTS CLUBS (SUP, windsurf) - McConks WANTS YOU!
McConks knowledge hub article round up - what you may have missed (August 11, 2020).
SUP Mag UK (SUPM) reviews the McConks Go Race V 14' in their imminent summer issue.
We're not sure what this'll look like yet as it was only yesterday evening (Aug 6, 2020) that Andy spoke to The Guardian newspaper. What we do know, however, is…
When (if) should I upgrade my stand up paddle board?
McConks' stand up paddle boarding bitesize travel guides: Whitesands Bay, St. Davids, Pembrokeshire, Wales.
Innovation, progression, performance in iSUP - a homegrown brand doing more than just standard 10'6 inflatable stand up paddle boards. Spotlight on Go Race V 14'.
Challenge Chris - McConks's HP2 and HP6 iSUP pumps head to head video.
McConks HP6 dual chamber iSUP & HP2 single chamber iSUP pump comparison.
McConks' stand up paddle boarding bitesize travel guides: Crantock Beach, Cornwall.
Check out McConks' ethically sourced, organic casual SUP wear.
SUP Mag UK has helped with impartial feedback during the development process of the McConks Go Fly 5m wing off the back of our R&D programme that ran during the…
McConks windSUP/windsurf/wing surf/wing foil guide #9 - say hello to the McConks Go Sail inflatable windsurf sail.
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…
Keeping up with demand | Backorder update The good news... ...is that our iSUP container has landed and has been unloaded into our distribution centre. So those of you who've…
McConks does polarised floating sunglasses as well, if you didn't already know.
What do you think? Are electric hydrofoils faddy or just plain old fun?
Prototyping, testing, tweaking and messing - McConks hard windSUP boards, inflatable foil boards and other things we have in the pipeline.
What to do now you own a stand up paddle board?
Can you burn out with stand up paddle boarding?
How SUP can potentially help mental health.
Choosing the right McConks stand up paddle board for the type of adventure SUP you have in mind.
If you want the best tuition, there are instructors who are level 2 and level 3 who could take you out and give you important experience of all conditions.
Adventure paddling can be anything you want. It doesn’t have to mean going all Bear Grylls, eating worms and living feral for days on end. It doesn’t even need to…
Wings need power, and that's the truth!
So we have limited numbers in stock, but we have another container arriving on 3rd July, and then another arriving in August. So we'll be keeping levels up this year.…
Here at McConks HQ we've spent a happy hour reminiscing about our long-ago holiday to Montenegro following a post on SUP Hacks a while back. It was a real adventure,…
Tips for choosing stand up paddle board Yoga equipment.
If you're thinking about teaching your kids to windsurf then you'd do a lot worse than showing them the ways with an applicable inflatable board - such as McConks' 9'8…
Another child's play video. Thanks to our Mini McConks for recording this. It might not be as helpful as you'd like, being recorded by an 8 year old. If you…
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…
If you're thinking about wing foiling with teh McConks Go Fly 5 wing then this article will help.
Lots of brands spend huge amounts of money on influencers to get instagram posts like this. But that's not our style. Follow Indy_love her on Instagram if you want inspiration!…
Stand up paddle boards in stock!
World Ocean day for schools If you're one of the very many people a little fed up of home schooling, and your kids like the ocean, this is a winner!…
Where to get paddleboard lessons? We always say getting a short lesson is the best start to your paddleboarding life. But it's not always easy to find a SUP instructor…
Why the McConks 5m Go FLy wingsurfing wing is perfect for kids as well as adults who want to get into windSUP, wing SUP and wingfoiling.
McConks provide longer SUP paddles for taller rider. Check out teh McConks SUP range of paddles and give us a shout for more info.