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

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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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Choosing your next kayak – Perception Scooter/Triumph comparison

If you’re in the market for a new sit on top kayak, but unsure of what to go for, check out my latest article over on Sitons.com: A bit of this and a bit of that – choosing your next sit on top kayak.

We take two of Perception Kayaks Europe most popular models -the Scooter and Triumph 13 -and break down the differences between the two.

Perception Scooter/Triumph 13 comparison Tez PlavenieksPerception Triumph 13 and Scooter 

 

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K4 Fins Rockets 16.5cm review

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Seems quite apt to reblog this with current Blighty blow in effect…

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K4 Fins latest mellow yellow offerings are the Rockets – but are they guaranteed to turbo boost your windsurfing sessions? Check out the review – Rocket Man, K4 Fins Rockets 16.5cm review – over on the K4 Fin site.

Tez forward loopPutting the K4 Rockets through their paces

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Starboard Black Box (part 3)

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There’s wind on the way for us here in the UK. Ex hurricane Bertha looks set to swing in at the weekend bringing blowy weather and mushy waves – well, it is summer.

If you’re looking for a board to cope with the slop then check out Starboard’s Black Box – it could be the one.

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Starboard’s Black Box is still pricking windsurfer’s interest and why wouldn’t it? With it’s unique shape, eye catching graphics and suggested ‘real world’ wave performance, this is certainly one of the most interesting wave board shapes out there currently.

My Starboard Black Box first look piece has been picked up by Starboard and now features on their main site. If you haven’t already seen it then check out what I had to say about the Black Box over on the Exploco blog.

Black Box gybeStarboard Black Box first look – pic courtesy Emma Burton, Blossom Photography

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