We've been contacted by a number of customers who have noticed that some brands have been reducing their maximum pressure guarantee, and have been asking if we're going to be…
We've heard and seen a lot as McConks. We've been around since 2015, and have seen technology change massively in that period - always for the better. And the biggest…
As flattering as it is to hear this, and to hear this as regularly as we do, it's also a little frustrating. Yes, we know we shouldn't be frustrated, because…
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…
For most autumn 2022 has been a damp and blowy one -- more so in recent weeks. We know there are plenty who've been getting amongst it none the less.…
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…
McConks paddle board trade inquiries welcome.
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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.
Winter SUP webinars with SUP Lass Adventures & SUP Shropshire.
McConks’ bitesize SUP travel guides: Fistral Beach, Newquay, Cornwall.
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…
Winter adventure SUP kit checklist.
Winter SUP articles - inspiration and paddle boarding knowledge for the off season.
McConks awesome SUP pics - Dan Stolworthy edition.
McConks’ stand up paddle boarding bitesize travel guides: Roadford Lake, Dartmoor, Devon.
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).
SUP backyards: Calais to Boulogne, Cote d'Opale, France.
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.
McConks international bitesize paddle board guides: Antigua, Caribbean, West Indies.
Inflatable paddle board product recall (Aug '22) - McConks no quibble 5 year warranty.
SUP backyards: Indonesia paddle board destinations to check out.
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.
Reluctant to SUP. One rider's discovery of paddle boarding.
SUP safety - wind, weather and how this can affect your paddle boarding.
City SUP - staying connected to the 'surfing' lifestyle even inland.
Unifying the voice of SUP safety. P.L.O.T your paddle.
Cold water SUP surfing rewards.
Basic SUP safety checklist.
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…
McConks awesome SUP partner salute #7 Jim Wight (SUP 2 Summit).
Reasons to SUP surf.
Stuck in a SUP rut? Tips to get out.
SUP safety - how do we make things better? Have your say.
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.
Yep, we're back again with another long range SUP weather update to see how it's potentially looking over the coming weeks for a spot of fair weather paddling. Obviously, you…
What to avoid when buying a paddle board.
Stuff to do with your McConks SUP...
SUP backyards: Pembrokeshire, West Wales.
Location: Marloes Sands, Pembrokeshire, Wales Spot type: Open water, tidal, rocky and remote west facing beach break that almost disappears at high tide leaving only reef. Conditions: Being open to…
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.
McConks awesome SUP partner salute #3 SUP4 Coach (Rachel Bambrough).
The warming of the weather - SUP conditions update for we June 17, 2022.
Paddle better - why quality matters.
SUP weather for Jubile half term week looking pretty good!
McConks awesome SUP partner salute #2 SUP Lass Paddle Adventures (Caroline, Caz, Dawson).
Who's it for - McConks SUP board performance overviews.
McConks’ stand up paddle boarding bitesize travel guides: Pagham, Hampshire.
McConks’ stand up paddle boarding bitesize travel guides: Milford on Sea, Lymington, Hampshire.
McConks’ stand up paddle boarding bitesize travel guides Widemouth Bay, Cornwall.
McConks awesome SUP partner salute #1 - Beyond Boundaries East Lothian (Steve Nelson).
SUP weather heatwave inbound - May 13 (ish), 2022, onwards.
SUP, the Venturi effect and what this means for wind (and water) flow.
The effects of wind and tide on stand up paddle boarding (a simple guide).
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.
SUP foiling’s reconnection with prone surfing.
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…
One wheel SUP injury recovery with the McConks Skatewheel.
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: Korcula, Southern Dalmatia, Croatia.
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.
SUP Spring 2022 – how’s it looking weather wise
Adventure SUP pitfalls (and how to avoid them).
McConks Go Free 9'8 review from Windsurfing UK.
Paddle love? Other complimentary SUP disciplines to try.
SUP is hard! I still can't do it...
SUP and spring go together like strawberries and cream (for many). After a winter SUP hiatus, where kit's been left hanging to dry, the new spring season sounds the hooter…
McConks’ bitesize international SUP travel guides Mar Menor, Murcia, Spain.
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…
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…
Location: Ammoudia, Acheron Delta, Epirus, Greece. Spot type: Partially sheltered (in the bay), open water Mediterranean location occupying part of the Northern Ionian Sea. Conditions: Within Ammoudia’s Bay you have…
Getting (unnecessarily) hung up on the SUP details.
Location: Airone, Sibari, Calabria, Italy. Spot type: Open water, Mediterranean locations exposed to the Mistral wind when it blows. Some chop later in the day (summer) but often flat and…
McConks’ bitesize international SUP travel guides: Budoni, Sardinia (Baia dei Mori), Italy.
McConks’ bitesize international SUP travel guides: Il de Re & Il d’Oleron, France
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 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 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 backyards: St. Ives, Cornwall.
SUP hacks essential tools for your kit box.
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…
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…