A few things that make winter paddle boarding awesome.
December can be a funny month for paddle boarding. The festive season is often very busy, socially, and the weather isn't always that inspiring. Temperatures have gotten colder, as has…
What's Klarna and how does it work?
With the UK's weather being so blowy and wet of late it's hard sometimes to remember and visualise what paddle boarding at this time of year can be like. We…
The new look McConks SUP user guide now live!
...it's tough this year isn't it? But we do have some great initiatives, changes and offers to share if you read on. What's going on with 2022 eh? Interest rates…
The whitewater river SUP and McConks connection is strong. We've had lots of whitewater SUP river paddlers give us their input over the years. So much so that a bunch…
SUP + Adventure digital magazine now live!
SUP + Adventure: a new digital magazine from McConks, coming soon.
It's pretty wet and blowy across all parts of the UK at time of writing (November 1, 2022). Autumn has seen much the same kind of weather, in between small…
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Why choose the McConks 12’8” Go Explore? - with Craig Jackson (SUP Shropshire Adventure Guiding).
McConks SUP pop up retail outlet.
Rockin' the bobble - essential McConks winter headwear.
McConks awesomeness SUP pics - autumn 2022 edition.
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…
Any parent knows that keeping their kids amused during school holidays is a must. It can be a tricky time of year with the weather. But there's often still an…
October half term's a way off yet, although it's certainly rolling round quickly. The whole of 2022 has gone by in a blur we're sure many of you will agree.…
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.
Long range SUP weather predictions Sept 8, 2022.
McConks awesome SUP partner salute #9 Scott McGlashan (Daddyboards).
Winter SUP travel - get gone this off season.
Places to paddle board map - bitesize location guides and SUP backyards write ups.
The French connection - paddle board road tripping summer hols.
McConks awesomeness SUP pics - late August 2022 edition.
The month of SUPtember - a great time for paddle boarding.
Lugging stuff about - an unspoken paddle boarding truth.
Location: Lac de Maine, Angers, Loire, France. Spot type: Sheltered, placid, city located lake fed by the Loire River. No tide but occasionally windy Lac de Maine is Angers’ watersports…
The summer that keeps on? - SUP weather update August 2022.
Inflatable paddle board product recall (Aug '22) - McConks no quibble 5 year warranty.
Choose (an outdoor) SUP life.
Paddle boarding playlist suggestions.
McConks awesomeness SUP pics – early summer holidays '22 edition.
McConks awesome SUP partner salute #8 Ant & Lianne Ing (Stand Up Paddle Board UK).
SUP for winter - paddling styles for the off season.
Summer's not done! Long range SUP weather update (August 2, 2022).
Why should you plan a SUP river clean?
Summer holiday fun with the kids.
Cold water SUP surfing rewards.
It's no secret the UK's weather has been sizzling hot of late. And we've been bang on keeping you up to date with heads up pots regarding conditions and how…
Stuck in a SUP rut? Tips to get out.
Owning a paddle board gives you chance to literally go anywhere and do a whole heap of things on the water. With UK summer in full effect getting afloat is…
Team Rapid Skills is made up of Joshua Telling, Tom Botterill and Holly Marshall. They've been an awesome McConks SUP partner for a while. Specialising in multiple paddle sports the…
Stay SUP cool during the summer heat with McConks.
A love letter to coastal living & SUP at the seaside.
McConks summer SUP accessory essentials.
8 of the most extreme paddle boarding locations in the world.
SUP weather update and paddle boarding safety considerations.
McConks awesome SUP partner salute #5 Gemma Kemp & Ian Last (The Big Scuba Podcast).
McConks summer paddle boarding awesomeness (video).
Common newbie paddle boarding mistakes - and how to avoid them.
One of our favourite wild swimming, paddle boarding and outdoor adventure chaps Fenwick Ridley is next up in our McConks awesome SUP partner series. Not only is Fenwick an avid…
Just how warm? - SUP weather update Jul 5, 2022.
McConks awesome SUP partner salute #4 Chris Jones.
Mostly settled weather - long range SUP weather update (Jun 28, 2022).
Misunderstood SUP - a few things that sometimes get missed about paddle boarding.
Stuff to do with your McConks SUP...
Hot, hot, hot! SUP weather update June 16, 2022.
McConks awesomeness SUP pics - Jubilee half term week 2022 edition.
SUP safety and 'Simon's legacy' take a major step forwards.
The warming of the weather - SUP conditions update for we June 17, 2022.
Paddle better - why quality matters.
McConks awesome SUP partner salute #2 SUP Lass Paddle Adventures (Caroline, Caz, Dawson).
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 awesomeness SUP pics - post Easter (ish) 2022 editon.
Common wind scenarios and how they can affect stand up paddle boarding.
McConks SUP adventure essentials - we can kit you out for summer outdoor paddling fun.
McConks recent YouTube video round up.
McConks awesomeness SUP pics – Easter ’22 (week 2) video.
McConks summer SUP vibes (video).
McConks awesomeness SUP pics - Easter '22 (week 1).
SUP backyards: Hayling Island, Hampshire.
Long range SUP weather update (April 12, 2022).
SUP and travel – what are the options?
SUP hack #4768 - fin screws and tightening them.
McConks SUP awesomeness pics - Andy McConkey Hurley Classic edition.
Easter Holidays 2022 SUP weather long range predictions.
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.
First time SUP racing tips.
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…
McConks' awesomeness SUP pics - Instagram fam spring edition.
SUP spring is now sprung! Long range weather update.
The mundane vs the excitement of SUP.
SUP in later life - older generation paddling benefits.
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…
McConks SUP awesomeness pics - early spring 2022 edition.
SUP Spring 2022 – how’s it looking weather wise (update)?
SUP playlist suggestions for all your paddling shenanigans.
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.
When it’s gone… Forcibly benched through SUP injury.
Analysis paralysis and stand-up paddle boarding.
McConks’ bitesize international SUP travel guides: Barbados, Caribbean, West Indies.
Classic SUP beginner mistakes.
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).
SUP is hard! I still can't do it...
McConks’ bitesize international SUP travel guides: Javea (Xabia), Costa Blanca, Spain.
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.
SUP adventures with the McConks Go Explore 11'4 compact touring board.
UK river SUP fun. Time to get involved?
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:…
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…
eSkate wingin' - electric one wheel wingsurfing on land.
Usually, we pool the McConks awesomeness SUP pics from our fab McConks SUP paddlers who post in the McConks SUP community Facebook group. This time we plundering the McConks Instagram…
SUP and the weather (especially in the UK) go hand in hand like cheese and pickle. (We appreciate some might not like pickle!). If you don't know what's going on…
SUP frost: sunrise and early morning paddles are now go!
SUP weather predictions - January into February 2022.
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…
McConks' white water river SUP connections.
SUP & watersports to the max. 'Toys' for every situation.
SUP weather predictions January 2022.
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 spots for beginners - 5 of the best UK locations.
Stand up paddle more in 2022.
McConks awesomeness SUP pics New Year 2022 edition.
SUP tips for quick paddles when you're short on time.
SUP awesomeness video reel. Featuring the McConks SUP family (you lot) here's a look back at the last 12 months or so. Did you get featured?
McConks awesomeness SUP pics - Christmas edition.
Festive SUP - as in getting out for a paddle this Christmas period - is very much dependant on weather. For many people, Christmas means time off work and school.…
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…
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…
Location: Bude Canal, Bude, Cornwall. Spot type: Manmade, inland waterway sheltered from all weathers and non-tidal. Conditions: Bude canal is very sheltered. Whilst not what you think of when visiting…
SUP weather: how to interpret forecasts.
Stand up paddle boarding and the five Ps to improve.
SUP hazards and things to look out for before paddling.
McConks’ stand up paddle boarding bitesize travel guides: Caledonian Canal (The Great Glen).
McConks SUP community awesomeness pics – late autumn 2020 edition.
Windsurfing, windSUP, wingsurf? Go Free!
SUP backyards: Chris Jones' Swedish paddling paradise.
SUP socials: paddling catch ups with mates.
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.
England and Wales Island Bagging by Lisa Drewe - book due October 7, 2021.
McConks SUP community awesomeness pics #7
McConks SUP community awesomeness pics #6
Location: Zakynthos (Zante), Ionian, Greece (north) Spot type: The third largest of the Ionian Sea Island Zakynthos (or Zante as it’s referred to) is a well know and well loved…
McConks SUP community awesomeness pics #5
Dawn calls - sunrise SUP sessions for personal well being.
Bungee SUP riding #2 - newbie glides with Oli Lane-Peirce.
McConks SUP community awesomeness pics! #2
McConks SUP user guide: responsible and safe stand up paddle boarding.
SUP personalities: kit quiver suggestions for riders wanting multiple McConks stand up paddle board options.
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.
McConks SUP: keeping things going through winter with Waterland Outdoor Activities.
SUP; it's all part of being a pirate isn't it? Well, for some maybe. Why not take part in our SUP Sea Shanty challenge and give us your take on the whole thing?
3 reasons why paddleboarding is easier than you think it might be One of our customers customers (that's not a typo!) has recently written a blog on why paddleboarding is…
Win a McConks Go Explore 11'4 iSUP with Surfers Against Sewage.