Category Archives: Surfing

Saving the day with SUP

Still unconvinced by SUP yet fed up with surf conditions never quite delivering all you hoped? Here’s some inspiration on the K4 Fins site that I wrote to help convince you to get out for a spoon in the surf. Check … Continue reading

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K3 Designs SUP paddles review

K3 Designs produce two SUP paddles, the Battle Blade and Bamboo Blade, and they’re both proving to be a bit of hit. The south coast based boutique windsurfing and stand up paddle boarding hardware brand are going from strength to … Continue reading

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Learning to surf – and never looking back

After my introduction to our Mother Ocean as a toddler, which mostly involved clinging round my dad’s neck as he swam and dived in the foam, I was eventually given a crappy fluorescent green bodyboard – complete with string wrist … Continue reading

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Where have all the surfers gone?

When I were a lad I used to be an absolute sponge for anything related to sliding sideways on a board. Magazines, videos (the cassette type!) and any other way of gorging myself on surfing, snowboarding and windsurfing were things … Continue reading

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Steve Thorp (K4 Fins) interview

Steve Thorp (Thorpy to many and owner of K4 Fins) has recently caught the stand up paddling bug. In his never ending quest to catch the ultimate ride, Thorpy now has all the necessary wave slaying toys at his disposal. Windsurfing, … Continue reading

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Thurso watersports mini guide

Thurso holds a special place in the hearts of surfers as, on its day, the fabled reef breaks of the area can be world class. However, this part of Scotland isn’t the sole domain of the rip, shred and tear … Continue reading

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East Wittering watersports beach guide

East Wittering is another local haunt of mine and great for enthusiasts who practice a variety of different watersports. Perfect for windsurfing, surfing, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, kitesurfing and sailing – East Wittering is a super diverse location with … Continue reading

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Marazion watersports beach guide

Here’s my latest mini spot guide for sitons.com – this time featuring Marazion, Mounts Bay, Cornwall. ‘Mazza’ is great for most disciplines of watersports, depending on conditions, and with other noted locations of Gwithian and Sennen close by, it would … Continue reading

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SUP surfing

Riding a few waves on the Hayling Island sand bar at West Beachlands – testing Loco’s 9.5ft surf SUP.

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SUP surfing tips

If you’re progressing with your SUP surfing and happily catching waves, but looking at the next challenge, then check out my advanced SUP surfing techniques post over on the National Watersports Festival site. This should hopefully put you on the … Continue reading

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