Author Archives: Tez Plavenieks

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The prototype – VE glass fibre SUP paddle review — SUP Mag UK

VE Paddles approached us this winter for feedback on their new range of stand up paddles they are currently developing. Our initial review of their wave orientated fibreglass version is featured here. ‘Glass fibre’ we hear you cry? Common thinking … Continue reading

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Windsurf prototype wetsuit testing

It’s been a super hectic few months – hence why so few postings from me. What with all the equipment testing I do, content I create and trying to fit this in with family commitments time is extremely limited. One … Continue reading

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Autumn to winter 2015 – windsurf and stand up paddle

Here’s a little edit cobbled together with smaller clips showing what it’s been like in my ‘hood from a windsurfing and stand up paddle boarding perspective. And the best bit? It ain’t over yet! We’re still getting awesome conditions – … Continue reading

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Back to the future – Jimmy Lewis Black&Blue Machine 9.6ft review

Source: Back to the future – Jimmy Lewis Black&Blue Machine 9.6ft review I’m not a traditional nose riding aficionado by any means. Having said that, testing the Jimmy Lewis Black&Blue Machine 9.6ft forces you into this way of paddle surfing – … Continue reading

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Terminal velocity – Velocitek Makai SUP specific GPS review

Source: Terminal velocity – Velocitek Makai SUP specific GPS review Velocitek’s Makai SUP specific GPS is a nifty bit of kit for stand up paddle boarders. Check out my review on SUP Mag UK.

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Perception 5-0 sit on surf kayak review

This wasn’t the first time I’ve used Perception’s long standing 5-0 surf sit on top, but it’s the first time I’d been able to throw a fully tricked out hull – compete with thigh straps, performance wave fin and specific … Continue reading

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All wave – Pendleboard 9.6ft review

Source: All wave – Pendleboard 9.6ft review One of the most interesting tests I’ve done recently. The Pendleboard 9.6ft is half inflatable/half rigid stand up paddle board and is designed specifically with surfing in mind. Check out the write up over … Continue reading

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Can I learn to stand up paddle board in winter?

Source: Can I learn to stand up paddle board in winter? Can you learn to SUP in winter? Of course you can – with a bit of prior planning and preparation. Pick your days and it’s green lights…

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Should I switch to a touring/race SUP for all round paddling?

Source: Should I switch to a touring/race SUP for all round paddling? A bit of insinuation for anyone looking to switch things up during their SUP sessions.

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Vass class…

Source: Vass class… Earlier in the year the family and I hit up the hallowed shores of Vassiliki, Lefkas, Greece. Not traditionally associated with stand up paddling, it’s more of a windsurf spot. It is, however, perfect for a bit of … Continue reading

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