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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

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

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

California, A Chance to Plug in with the Greater SUP Community

One of the benefits of owning a seasonal business is it gives you the chance to explore other places during the off season, and not just visit other places but actually live there, like a local for a time. This past winter we chose to go to California. We chose California, not only because it…

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April 3, 2019

Why Am I Stand Up Paddle Boarding the Wild Atlantic Way?

Some of my fondest memories from my childhood are of my father reading bedtime stories to me and my brother. These weren’t just any old stories though. These were adventure stories! Our favorites were His Dark materials by Philip Pulman, The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter, though the full list was much more…

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February 12, 2019

Who Knew There Was So Much DIY in the Business of Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Back when we were developing the ideas that would become the physical reality of Wild SUP Tours, we thought being mobile would be a great idea! So, we bought a trailer off a sheep farmer (he claimed it had once transported 40 sheep at one time) in south Kerry and turned it into our bohemian…

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June 10, 2017

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