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The Beast with Many Faces – Why the Ocean Demands Respect

I was going to write this blog post about something else this week. It would have been on the topic of exploring the coast around Co Kerry or where we see Wild SUP Tours progressing to in the years to come. But something happened and it made writing about such things seem trivial and unnecessary…

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June 27, 2020

Self Rescue Techniques for Stand Up Paddle Board Touring

You know summer is right around the corner when Lidl brings out an inflatable stand up paddle board for only €300. While being great exposure for the sport, it also means that anyone can buy a cheap board without having to speak to anyone who actually knows what they are doing. It sounds like a…

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June 13, 2020

How to Read the Weather Conditions to Safely Enjoy Stand Up Paddling in Ireland

I recently read an article on how kayaking and paddle boarding were some of the best social distancing activities that you could do. You have a wide open area in which to play around and it is easy to stay 2 meters apart from everyone else. Another big advantage of being on a Kayak or…

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June 5, 2020

Are There More Wild Animals Around Than Usual?

Photo by Simon Berrow I don’t know if it’s the fact that human activity has slowed down drastically or if it is the fact that we have slowed down so that we have the space and time to actually pay attention, but it feels like there is way more wildlife around at the moment. From…

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May 22, 2020

How Wildlife Sightings Can Take a SUP Tour to a Whole Other Level!

The weather is a favorite topic of conversation among Irish folk. I think that is because it is so mutable and is a shared experience between all people and things. However, We humans have been the only ones to label certain weather as “good” or “bad”. Some animals seem to prefer conditions we would consider…

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May 14, 2020

Can We Reopen Wild Sup Tours After the Lockdown?

We have been chomping at the bit to get back out into the water paddleboarding. We were so looking forward to another season of Wild Sup Tours. We finally felt that all our hard work was starting to pay off and this season was going to get Wild Sup Tours to another level. Then someone…

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May 8, 2020

Wild SUP Tours, An Origin Story

Wild SUP Tours was born out of a few different ideas. It all started with Ed’s love of the water, but it grew to encompass much more than that. I was in Sligo, at a bit of a loose end. The film connections I had made in my brief time in Dublin didn’t appear to…

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April 23, 2020

A story about Ed Lacey: Co-founder of Wild SUP Tours

My Mum always says that when she was pregnant with me during the summer of 1976, it was the hottest summer in years. She swam every day down at Sandybay beach without fail. She still maintains that that is why I love the water so much. She may well be right, but spending all of…

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April 16, 2020

Meet Oona Tibbetts, Co-Founder of Wild SUP Tours

I was born and raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico in the Southwest of the USA. I was born at 7,000 feet above sea level in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. I was born in the desert. Yet, despite all of these things, perhaps because of them, I have always loved the sea. Where…

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April 9, 2020

How to Stay Warm When Surfing or SUPing in Cold Water

I just got back from a surf out on the local beach break. It was cold, really cold. It’s early January and in the next month the water temperatures will dip to a chilly 6 degrees Celsius and the wind chill factor will make it feel a whole lot colder. This is a regular excursion…

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April 2, 2020

Stand Up Paddle Boarding, An Origin Story

It all began in a different universe only five counties away. Pulled in to a layby on the side of a small country road sat the van, towing a rather precarious trailer full of luminous green SUP boards. It was the very same van you’d be accustomed to seeing at the Wild SUP Tours shed…

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March 26, 2020

How to Stay Sane in these Times of Social Isolation due to COVID-19

We are living in unprecedented times right now. The world is experiencing something most of us have never lived through and as such, we are all in uncharted territory. This can be seen in one of two ways. One, through fear, panic and that humanity is grinding to a halt, or two, through love, and…

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March 21, 2020

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