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Self Rescue Techniques for Stand Up Paddle Board Touring

a person holding a sign

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…

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

a group of kayakers and a stand up paddle boarder in Dingle Harbour

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…

How to Stay Warm When Surfing or SUPing in Cold Water

a man in a wetsuit posing for the camera covered in ice

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…

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

social distancing guidelines

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…

Overcoming a Fear of Water with Stand Up Paddle Boarding

a jelly fish underwater with feet dangling near by

Water is powerful. Its consistent pounding breaks down mountains. As it winds its way along it cuts out deep ravines. All manner of creatures live amongst its depths. Water is nothing to fear. It provides life, it’s where all life came from. But I can almost see how one would be scared of it. It’s…