Monthly Archives: February 2014

Sizing it up – your perfect SUP mate

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 … Continue reading

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Was Shaun White right to quit Sochi slopestyle?

Shaun White continues to rub members of the snowboarding fraternity up the wrong way – and not just because of his trailblazing fashion sense (Google Shaun White leather jacket for more on this). As the very first Winter Olympics slopestyle qualifying event … Continue reading

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Getting the right length – kayak paddle sizing

Far too many kayakers are happy to just make do and use any old paddle. Yet choosing the correct length of stick, and type, can have a massive effect – positive and negative – on your kayaking. With so many … Continue reading

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How to enjoy a good blow – windsurfing in nukin’ conditions

Today saw yet another bout of nuclear breeze, huge waves and torrential rain. Most UK coastal locations have been taking a pounding – the devastation, and damage caused is wide spread. And yet, some of us actually relish these full … Continue reading

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Alternative Valentine’s Day escapes – Grenada, Caribbean

Valentine’s Day is looming and with it expectations of chocolates, roses and cuddly toys. Not everyone subscribes to soppy February 14 though and some may be looking to escape the sickly sweet stuff. As an antidote to the season of love … Continue reading

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Grease up ya stick – Butta eco surf wax review

When you’ve spent your whole life chasing waves there’s nothing better than the smell of a brand new slab of wax to get those juices flowing. Rubbing the nectar vigorously across your stick, in anticipation of your first ride, is … Continue reading

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Bothering chop – Patrik Trailer Wave 85 windsurf board review

With its minimalist graphical good looks, trailer tri fin skeg configuration and stubby compact outline, the Patrik Trailer Wave 85 is guaranteed to turn heads at the beach. I’d been frothing to get a ride on this baby for a … Continue reading

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