Stand up paddle boarding, windsurfing and kayaking kit reviews

Part of what I do involves testing gear, equipment and accessories within stand up paddle boarding, windsurfing and kayaking. Over the last few years I’ve had the privilege of trying out a whole raft of different kit. Here are links to gear reviews I’ve had published to date – stay tuned for more…


Tez Plavenieks gybing Starboard's Black Box 87Checking out Starboard’s Black Box 87L

Goya Eclipse 5.3m  AHD Summerboard  Patrik Trailer Wave 85  K4 Fins Rockets 16.6cm fins – K4 Fins Stubby 14cm fins  K4 Fins Bubble 18cm fin  K4 Fins Bubble 20cm fin  Patrik Slalom 122  Starboard Black Box 87  Point 7 ACX 3G 7m   Hot Sails Maui Superfreak 5.8m  AHD Sealion 8.3ft  Genie GT-31 GPS

Stand up paddle boarding

Paddling in paradise - Fi Plavenieks stand up paddle boarding in GrenadaFi testing Red Paddle Co’s 9.6ft AllWater in Grenada

Fanatic Air 2013 12f Fanatic Fly 10.6ft and Fanatic AllWave 9.2ft 2013 comparison  Red Paddle Co AllWater 9.6ft  SickStick SUP paddles  Jimmy Lewis Stun Gun 8.7ft  K4 Fins Trailer Wave (Shark) thruster fins  Loco 12.6ft comparison  Loco 7.10ft surf SUP (first generation)  K3 Designs paddles – Nah Skwell Nahskool 10.5ft  BIC Wing 12.6ft Ace-Tec  Exocet Marlin 12.6ft  Fanatic Falcon 14ft HRS 2015  Fatstick 12ft Bamboo Tourer  Fatstick Red Rocket 12.6ft – Fatstick Red Ripper 10.6ft  Loco 7.4ft surf SUP  Loco 12.6ft tourer  Nah Skwell Fit 11ft  Nah Skwell Maxi G 7.3ft and 10ft Longboard comparison  Nah Skwell Surf Series 9.2ft  RRD iWave 8ft  RRD 12ft tourer and Vario paddle  SickStick 9.6ft Starboard Waterman Package  BIC 10ft Air  Corran Thunder 12.6ft  Exocet 9.8ft Discovery  O’Shea 10.2ft  Red Paddle Co Explorer 12.6ft  Ainsworth carbon/glass paddle  Ainsworth carbon paddle  Kialoa Pupu adjustable paddle  SickStick Joystick paddle


Tez Plavenieks testing FatYak's Kaafu sit on top kayakTez putting FatYak’s Kaafu through its paces

Ainsworth SEA paddle  Perception Scooter Gemini tandem kayak  Perception Scooter  Perception Five-0 surf ski  GoSea Extreme KTB-80 cradle trolley  FatYak Kaafu sit on top kayak –


Tez Plavenieks Mourne Rouge, Grenada, stand up paddle boardingHow well do these sunnies work? Thumbs up Tez says!

SJ4000 action cam – Butta eco surf wax – Hey Dude Shoes Farty – Hey Dude Shoes Vigo Easy Life rigger boots – Neff Swayze beanie – O’Shea Stealth 5/4/3 winter suit – Mormaii Flexxxa 2.2mm summer suit – Mormaii 5/4/3 winter suit – Submariner iPhone waterproof case – Dang sunnies – Dirty Dog Eyewear – Flymount GoPro mount – Leashlok Hawaii coiled leash – Leashlok waist leash – Nectar sunnies – Palm Equipment Kaituna rash vest – Palm Equipment Vantage jacket – Passenger Clothing – Planet Ocean accessories – Procella Clothing – RailSaver Pro tape – Restube flotation device – VestPac hydration pack – Palm Equipment Cascade and Spark drysuit comparison – Ianovated winter wetsuit – Oxygen Drop Clothing – Sunwise sunnies – GoPro HERO 3

Fifi carving in MauiFi investigating Hot Sails Maui torque

If anyone has any related products they would like me to try out then please get in contact. They will then be published in one of the many publications I either write for edit.

About Tez Plavenieks

Content creator - SEO - social media. Windsurf - SUP - snowboard - surf - kayak - drums - art
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1 Response to Stand up paddle boarding, windsurfing and kayaking kit reviews

  1. uriharel8 says:

    great writing love it i have a fanatic sirca 82 i use in the winter nearly no wind but i wish i had my old crit d2 back or an exocet rsd2 my favorite board was an alfa phantom i think it was a 1980 model but it broke in half the fanatic is bullet proof but i wish i had more volume in the low winds, hope soon to get one maybe the 12.6 windsup starboard storage space is an issue too. anyway thank you best wishes keep sailing the bic , uri

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