SUP socials: paddling catch ups with mates.
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A few things that make winter paddle boarding awesome.
October can be a fantastic month for weather in the UK (if we're lucky). Whilst it's certainly autumn - with much cooler mornings, chilly evenings and the potential for wet…
Winter SUP articles - inspiration and paddle boarding knowledge for the off season.
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.
Lugging stuff about - an unspoken paddle boarding truth.
Choose (an outdoor) SUP life.
Paddle boarding playlist suggestions.
SUP for winter - paddling styles for the off season.
Reluctant to SUP. One rider's discovery of paddle boarding.
Cold water SUP surfing rewards.
Reasons to SUP surf.
Stuck in a SUP rut? Tips to get out.
Mother Nature: the fickle mistress.
A love letter to coastal living & SUP at the seaside.
SUP weather update and paddle boarding safety considerations.
Misunderstood SUP - a few things that sometimes get missed about paddle boarding.
What to avoid when buying a paddle board.
SUP foiling’s reconnection with prone surfing.
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…
What SUP can teach us.
SUP surfing isn’t an easy sport. As with prone surfing there’s much to learn and gain experience with. Yet it’s definitely one of the most fulfilling areas of stand up…
One wheel SUP injury recovery with the McConks Skatewheel.
The mundane vs the excitement of SUP.
SUP in later life - older generation paddling benefits.
SUP playlist suggestions for all your paddling shenanigans.
When it’s gone… Forcibly benched through SUP injury.
Analysis paralysis and stand-up paddle boarding.
Classic SUP beginner mistakes.
Wing foiling appeal. What’s the deal?
Paddle love? Other complimentary SUP disciplines to try.
The best SUP spot in the world.
From the title of this post you’d be forgiven for thinking we’re going to be promoting the fact you should be learning new SUP skills and ways of being with…
Getting (unnecessarily) hung up on the SUP details.
UK river SUP fun. Time to get involved?
SUP surfing the underdog wave.
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:…
SUP Foiling is it hard, is it scary, is it fun?
SUP frost: sunrise and early morning paddles are now go!
Adrenaline SUP, euphoric moments and the post-session comedown.
SUP can take paddler anywhere, at any time of year. The weather also plays its part. At times when it should be a bit grotty you may get lucky and…
Forcing the issue with SUP can often be the case when 'it's' not right. And by 'it' we're talking about things like Mother Nature chucking her toys out the pram;…
SUP tips for quick paddles when you're short on time.
SUP goals in 2022.
Pro SUP competitions in 2022 - does anyone care?
Wing boarding speed record set!
SUP detoxing post-festive season.
SUP weather: how to interpret forecasts.
Stand up paddle boarding and the five Ps to improve.
Sewage in the sea. Sewage in rivers. STOP! NOW! We need to work together to get the dumping of sewage in seas and rivers stopped.
SUP backyards: Chris Jones' Swedish paddling paradise.
SUP dark - paddling at night season is upon us.
McConks SUP community awesomeness pics - early autumn 2020 edition.
SUP styles for winter - more off season fun!
Sunny September (Freedom) SUP sessions: daddy/daughter edition.
Paddle, board and camera, check: autumn can be the best time of year for SUP sunrise and sunset shots.
Working in the SUP industry: what are the options?
WindSUP cruising style – the benefits of light wind, non-planing windsurfing.
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…
Dawn calls - sunrise SUP sessions for personal well being.
Bungee SUP riding #2 - newbie glides with Oli Lane-Peirce.
Appreciate the vista - SUP: the best viewing platform in the world!
SUP scorchio! But will the warm spell last beyond the weekend (July 24, 2021)?
No wind or waves? Bungee SUP in for additional summer fun!
Olympian Aimee Fuller eFoiling along the Thames, London.
Will SUP demo events become a thing again?
With a thriving SUP scene and participation numbers increasing exponentially and showing no sign of slowing down, there’s a thirst for discovering what type of paddling you can experience around…
What’s wingin’ got to do with stand up paddle boarding?
Land paddling for all round SUP progression.
Heading for the waves? Know and understand surf etiquette.
What's at the end of your road? Making the best of it with a SUP.
(Do) feed your SUP addiction – choose a stand up paddle boarding life.
Things you won’t hear any stand up paddle surfer say…
Crossing over – SUP race training for stand up paddle surf benefit/SUP surfing for stand up paddle board race gains.
Why is stand up paddle boarding so popular at the moment?
Change your stand up paddle board tack – keeping things fresh to not lose your SUP mojo.
How young is too young to learn how to windsurf (and other beginner kiddy windsurfing points)?
Sticking to our guns, spreading the SUP message and keeping on topic.
Dewy starts, cool mornings and the fulfilment of sunrise SUPing.
Personal SUP skill improvement: one reason to become a qualified stand up paddle board instructor.
Is there a thirst for SUP racing, and will competing be possible (should anyone want to) in 2021?
Searching - another essential stand up paddle boarding (and life) skill.
Elevated glide is one of SUP's most engaging aspects.
Recreational SUP - it's OK to simply dabble with a paddle...
Pop up inflatable SUP businesses, cheap stand up paddle gear and the extended warranty illusion.
Ride everything – enjoy SUP and all watersports to the fullest!
In a nutshell: a brief description of stand up paddle boarding history.
Waiting...: a stand up paddle board (and life) skill.
The blissful feel of complete flat water SUP - a buzz in its own right.
The euphoria and buzz surrounding a solid wave forecast – coastal SUP at its most exciting.
Tree planting is important - but done the right way! Why rewilding is more than just greenwash.
Three coffees to start the day - growing older but still loving watersports (even in winter).
Standing and paddling - nothin' new under the Swedish sun.
SUP culture and lifestyle - does it exist?
Mind, body, spirit, soul - bringing it back to SUP basics and first loves.
SUP paddle technique: non needed (is there?).
Roll up roll up, get your cheap iSUPs here! – Band wagon jumping ahead of 2021’s stand up paddle boarding season.
#freedomunlocked - SUP now needed more than ever!
Pic: David Hughes/Brighton Pictures If you're currently not paddling, because of COVID restrictions or the fact it's brass monkeys, chances are daydreams of warmer, less stressful SUP days will be…
Quietly achieving - ignoring social media 'noise' and doing your own SUP thing...
Surfing vs SUP surfing - different strokes for different folks.
McConks reading corner #3 Mental health struggles – a Christmas 2020 story.
The differences between high aspect and low aspect hydrofoils for wing foiling.
Making SUP your lifestyle - progression for life.
Lockdown 2.0 - where does that leave us as far as SUP goes?
Resetting the SUP clock - stand up paddle boarding progression done differently.
2020: vulnerability, SUP and rediscovering your own backyard.
Stand up paddle boarding in the snow - yes you can!
Situational changes and SUP's healing hand...
Into the night - stand up paddle boarding in the dark.
Is being a SUP pro (and getting sponsored) still a thing?
Outrigger canoe (OC) and prone paddle boarding - two SUP spin offs that're worth a look.
Wing SUP: the easiest wind sport to get to grips with?
Thinking of starting an inflatable stand up paddle board business A few things to consider...
Efficient SUP progression - learn to use the stand up paddle gear you have, well.
Is that it? Is 2020's summer of SUP done? Don't be daft! Autumn can be a great time of year for paddling.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) recently awarded the ISA (International Surfing Association ) the right to lead SUP at Olympic level - but does anyone care?
Does SUP really give you a workout?
Is 2020 likely to be the year of the English SUP staycation?
Many people are itching to get back on the water, and it seems that some regions of the UK might be starting to slowly release their lockdown. So what's the…
Anxiety, along with other mental health problems, are different for everyone. This one story.
Paddles and paddling - THE defining parts of SUP as a sport.
Bounce back (BIG) to SUP #2 The BIG SUP bounce back is in full effect. Paddlers everywhere are preparing themselves for when beaches and waterways are available for stand up…
Let's do it #LetsStayInside For those of you of a certain age, who loved (and still miss) the genius wordsmith and comedian that was the late great Victoria Wood, you…
globosurfer.com review the McConks Go Explore 11'5 touring inflatable stand up paddle board.
Choosing the right partners is a massive part of what we do and who we are. The people, companies and charities we partner with are part of our heartbeat. They…
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,…
Win a McConks Go Explore 11'4 iSUP with Surfers Against Sewage.
Electric SUP pumps: which is best? For a while, there's been a settled view amongst experienced paddlers that the 12v pump in grey is the most reliable and fastest pump…
The top 5 myths about paddles: 1. "The stiffer the better". A shaft that's too stiff for your biomechanics is very likely to cause shoulder injury, especially if combined with…