SUP: Mellow yellow – Fatstick 10.6ft x 32” inflatable SUP review

SUP Mag UK

fatstick logoMost of you know the deal with Fatstick by now – the affordable stand up paddle boarding brand based in Bournemouth on the south coast. Not catering for the bling bling end of the SUP market, Fatstick offers decent quality products without breaking the bank. OK, they can cater for performance minded paddlers as well (see FS’s Fish, SUPSkate and race range), but their 10.6ft blow up is designed primarily to get all round paddlers on the brine in as quick and efficient a manner as possible.

A double layered inflatable, the 10.6ft is robust and will shrug off knocks and scrapes without hassle. It’s not the lightest of iSUPs and therefore isn’t suitable for long excursions to your chosen put in. Its supplied bag is OK and does the job asked well enough, while the fin and paddle allows SUPers to get straight on the water. We’d like to…

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SUP: SUP Mag UK August issue ready to read…

SUP Mag UK

Loads on offer from the only UK SUP magazine focused on the domestic scene – available both in print and digital:

  • SUP Armada World records – SUP racing and more from Kent
  • SUP of luxury – SUPing the River Stour by Dave White
  • Radio Fran – Fran Blake in the spotlight
  • Jurassic jaunts – Touring the prehistoric coast by Dave Adams
  • Lebanon – More than just SUP by Sarah Hebert
  • Picture this… Georgia Wharton interview
  • Staffordshire sweep – Chasewater SUP Club profile
  • Behind the brand – John Hibbard of Red Paddle co
  • Andalucía, Spain – Tati CoCo explores her homeland
  • Whitewater SUP – Ben Payne in focus talking WW SUP
  • Ionian idyll – SUPing the Acheron Delta by Tez Plavenieks
  • Stretching it out – SUP yoga in Salford
  • The Seven Sisters – South coast adventure from Neptune SUPs
  • Fatstick comparison – Fatstick 12.6ft x 28” and 14ft x 28”
  • Gear Shed – kit reviews…

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SUP: You’re all record breakers! – Neilson SUP Armada event film

SUP Mag UK

Were you there? Were you part of it? Are you a Guinness World Record breaker? Check out the edit from the weekend’s Neilson SUP Armada to relive this awesome event.

Pic: Dave White

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SUP safely workshops

Are you really safe when you Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP)?

Do you know:

-What to do if the wind changes or the water becomes rough?

-How to choose when to ride an inflatable or hard board?

-What equipment to wear and when?

If not, contact me on andy@surfsteps.co.uk or +44 (0)7941508531 for more info or to book!

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Coach Rescue and first aid course

Candidates from the latest SLSGB Coach rescue course relaxing after some intense, but rewarding days of training and assessment. For more info about these or other training courses, please feel free to contact me 

Candidates from the latest SLSGB Coach rescue course relaxing after some intense but rewarding days of training and assessment. For more info please feel free to contact me

Candidates (and friends!) from the latest SLSGB Coach rescue course at Surf Steps.

Swiss SUP session

Couple of shots from the #ISA / #ASSUP Flat water SUP instructor course I helped run on the shores of Lac Leman (Geneva) near Villenueve from the 31 May- 2 June.

Great times, great people! Thanks Ced and Gael from http://www.assup.ch/ for the piccies and the opportunity to be involved:-)

If you are interested in improving your paddling experience I have a variety of courses and sessions to choose from, go to https://andyjoyce.info/ for more info.

#fanaticsupuk #ion #surfsteps

 

SUP: The Rapa Nui Experience

SUP Mag UK

Emmanuel Bouvet and Carine Camboulives are glad to present their latest documentary ‘The Rapa Nui Experience’ shot on the most isolated land on earth. For the last 20 years they’ve been searching for the perfect spot all over the world.

Together with their two daughters, Lou (10) and Shadé (4), they fulfilled their appetite of discovery and exotic culture not only by enjoying the far corners of the world but by bringing awareness on environmental challenges they witness.The mystic Rapa Nui not only hides the mysterious Moai and some world class waves but is unfortunately situated in the middle of a huge floating plastic vortex…

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