So finally you have got round to booking your holiday, its at the beach and you are keen to have a go at Stand-up-paddle boarding… it’s all over Instagram and Facebook this summer, it looks easy enough, just the thing to help you relax. Well, it is all of those things, but as we are all learning, it’s never quite as easy as social media will have you believe. I defy anyone to jump on a SUP for the first time, stand up and take a selfie without falling in – honestly, leave your phone on the beach, it’s safer for it.
Now some friendly advice. Something we have seen a lot over this summer has been people turning up at the beach with a supermarket brought SUP board… it seems you can buy anything with your groceries these days… but please be very careful when buying kit you are going to rely on to keep you afloat alongside your daily shop. They are stack-em high, sell-em cheap pieces of kit that fall very short of the standard required by most adults, potentially making your first foray into the world of SUP very wet!