Fatstick Bamboo Tourer 12ft – SUP Mag UK review

Tez Plavenieks:

Check out my write up of Fatstick’s 12ft Bamboo Tourer in Sept’s issue of SUP Mag UK.

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We’re super stoked with the latest SUP Mag UK review of our 12ft Bamboo Tourer. You can read the full write up in September’s issue – SUP Mag UK Sept.

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Getting sponsored – parts 1, 2 and 3

Tez Plavenieks:

One of the most popular posts on my blog still continues to prick the interest. If you’re thinking of trying to get sponsored then check this out…

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A few months ago I wrote a three part series focusing on extreme sports sponsorship, what it means to be supported, what endorsed athletes are expected to deliver in return and whether it’ actually a viable route for anyone thinking of heading along a similar path.

It’s a long, and sometimes lonely, road to the top and many will never quite make it. Check out the series below if you’re thinking of taking your shot at the big time.

Extreme sports sponsorship – what it means, part one

Extreme sports sponsorship – what it means, part two

Becoming an action sports athlete – (extreme sports sponsorship), part three

Surf-In-FijiTaj Burrow – one of a handful of fully paid up pro surfers

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Tools for the job

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Somewhere in the world now there will be agro and animosity in the water.

Someone riding a  craft different to that of another water user will have decided to take offence at this fact, which then results in, at worst some form of biff and at best a scowling form of stink eye.

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AHD Summerboard review

Tez Plavenieks:

Still plenty of good weather to be had in the UK. Unfortunately that’s usually accompanied with light winds. But don’t let that stop you get a windy fix in the bag!

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The best of both worlds

As a fan of both windsurfing and stand up paddle boarding I’ve always considered windSUP appealing. Unfortunately, most SUPs are optimised for one or the other – paddle or sail.

AHD Sealion Summerboard review

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Sizing it up – your perfect SUP mate

Tez Plavenieks:

Tips for choosing your stand up paddle sled…

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In light of the current run of uber low volume/width/length surf SUPs being widely promoted, the question is posed: how small should we actually be going?

After being dumped by the roadside, the renaissance of longboard stand up paddle surfing has also popped back onto the agenda – something many toes on the nose aficionados will be relishing. (After all, prone surfing luminaries recognise both disciplines as two halves of the same puzzle, so why shouldn’t SUP be the same?)

Read more of tall, short, fat or thin – choosing your perfect (SUP) mate over on Loco.

Off the topSUP surf sizing

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Grenada surf ‘n’ SUP

If you’re looking for somewhere new this winter then why not check out the Spice Isle of Grenada.

Here’s my guide to the surf and stand up paddle boarding spots on the island – Grenada SUP ‘n’ surf. And here’s the article I penned for April’s SUP Mag UK – Liquid Sunshine SUP. Hopefully this should give you the low down on a Caribbean spot that’s under the radar as far as wave riding goes. All that’s left to do is book your ticket and get gone!

Tez Palavenieks stand up paddle surfing Grenada CaribbeanTez – stand up paddle surfing Grand Anse Beach, Grenada, Caribbean

 

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Winter holidays – paddling into sunshine

Tez Plavenieks:

There’s a chill in the air and a decidedly autumnal feel to the UK’s weather to the mo. Although it’s still only August perhaps it’s time to consider where you’re going to jet off to once thermometer readings drop to zero.

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Winter getting you down? Can’t face leaving the comfort and warmth of your pit? Having a hard time motivating yourself to walk out of your house – let alone donning the rubber and heading into the brine?

If the answer to the above questions is yes; you need a holiday! Here’s some inspiration for ‘leaving on a jet plane’ and heading somewhere warm and sunny. Winter paddling holidays – get gone!

Shipwreck Bay SUPPaddling in paradise – Tez SUPing at Shipwreck Bay, Zante, Greece

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