Lots of paddleboard manufacturers say that safety is in their DNA. Or that safety is at the heart of what they do. Most of them say it just to sell you a paddleboard from our experience. Outside of a few brands there’s very little evidence that they actually mean it. Very few of them do […]
Basic SUP safety checklist.
SUP safety – wind, weather and how this can affect your paddle boarding.
Unifying the voice of SUP safety. P.L.O.T your paddle.
SUP safety – how do we make things better? Have your say.
SUP safety and ‘Simon’s legacy’ take a major step forwards.
The effects of wind and tide on stand up paddle boarding (a simple guide).
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 event as one of his constituents, Simon Flynn, sadly died whilst on holiday in Cornwall in August 2020 after the paddleboard ankle leash he was […]
When it’s gone… Forcibly benched through SUP injury.
SUP weather: how to interpret forecasts.
SUP hazards and things to look out for before paddling.
SUP safety spring water chills (be prepared!).
SUP safety beginning and progressing with SUP (get a lesson).
National lockdowns aside the current UK weather (as of Jan 5, 2020) is on the cooler side to say the least. During the last few days many parts of the country have seen snow flurries, with a few locations having a decent, settled dusting. Even as far as the extreme south coast, where it rarely […]
SUP safety quick release belts discussion – join the debate on McConks’ Facebook page.