sup safety


General Guidelines
  • Learn the basics in flat, calm water - your self esteem will thank you.
  • Check the weather - always check the forecast before heading out on the water.
  • Avoid offshore winds - they will blow you far from home.
  • Check the tides - do you know how the currents and tides effect your location?
  • Don't paddle alone - stay safe and paddle with a friend (or make sure you tell others where you're paddling).
  • Don't use the board in surf until you are confident.


  • Start slowly by going to places with easy, small waves where there are few people, if any, around you.
  • Always wear a leash - this will stop your board becoming a weapon when you fall off.
  • Never paddle out into a busy line up - the beauty of SUP is that you don't need the most perfect wave to have fun. Paddle further down the beach away from the crowds.
  • Never try and paddle on to a wave that somebody is already riding.
  • With a SUP board you can catch a lot of waves. This does not mean you should. Be nice and if you are surfing close to others, let them have their fair share of waves. There is always another one coming. Don't be a wave hog. You and SUP surfers in general won't be welcomed back!

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FOR SALE - ex rental Red Paddle Co equipment (2014/2015/2016)

27th October, 2016
It's that time of year again when we are selling off our ex-rental SUP kit ready to get new kit for next season. All kit in good, used condition. Grab yourself a Christmas bargain! Red Paddle C ... Read More