What is paddleboarding?
They may look like big surfboards but it's the sheer versatility of the paddleboard that's made it such a hit for sport and leisure - and the world's fastest growing water sport.
Here's why stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) is so popular.
And here are some of the ways we love to use our SUPs
SUP Flat Water Cruising - dipping your paddle into calm waters along the coast, gliding up an estuary or touring the edge of a lake is a fantastically relaxing way to explore and experience the outdoors from a totally different perspective.. Standing on a SUP makes it feel like you are truly walking on water.
SUP Racing - this sort of sport is growing fast thanks to SUP designers who have cleverly tweaked the board's shape to make it longer, sleeker - competitive.
SUP Surfing - ever tried to surf but not been able to get to your feet and balance on the board? Whether you're a novice or have dipped your toe in the surf before, when you're on a SUP, you're already on your feet so you can view and concentrate on the pick of the best waves to catch a ride.
SUP Fishing - SUP's get you to places a boat can't reach and by gliding smoothly and peacefully across the water you're less likely to disturb the fish, more likely to catch them.
SUP Fitness - stay in shape by using a SUP, its a great way to give your body a low-impact all-over workout. You can target lower back and abdominal muscle groups and build endurance and balance. Paddleboarding can be as intense as you want it to be, which makes it ideal for all ages, abilities and fitness levels.
Family Fun - paddle-boarding brings a whole new dimmension to a fun family day out. Soft yet robust, our SUPs are perfect for kids - and adults - to learn and have fun on. You don't need any experience of boarding or paddling and you can kneel or sit down on the board to begin with - it's just as much fun.
White water SUPing - the opposite end of the spectrum to flat water paddling, this is not for the faintheated or inexperienced but it is a buzz! Paddling down fast-flowing rivers, riding rapids gives thrill seekers the rush they were looking for...