TAKE A BOARD ON THE WILD SIDE

SISTERHOOD OF THE SEA

Sisterhood Of The Sea  - Red Snapper Blog "The Wild Side"
Growing up as a water baby and nature lover, I have always been inspired by strong female role models in the area of conservation. In particular Virginia McKenna, both in the role she played as Joy Adamson in "Born Free" and the subsequent work she has done since the movie, by setting up The Born Free Foundation.

HOW TO MAKE A GLOBAL IMPACT ON WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY 2019

How to make a global impact on World Environment Day with Red Snapper Sports
Today, as part of our series of inspirational blogs to celebrate World Oceans Day this coming weekend, we pay our respects to another huge global movement taking place today. World Environment Day marks its 75th Anniversary this year and is widely celebrated in over 100 countries

RED SNAPPER SPORTS GETS READY FOR PADDLE ROUND THE PIER 2019

Take A Board On The Wild Side At Paddle Round The Pier!
Europes biggest FREE beach festival attracts 50,000 visitors over the weekend and it's not hard to see why. With its eclectic bunch of beach sports, water sports, mermaids, water men, surfers, paddle boarders, exhibitors, kids entertainment, live music stage, food and drink a plenty, it really is fun in the sun and in, on or under the water!!

MAKING WAVES AND BUCKING TRENDS

Surfing in California in the 1960'
It's the 1950’s and 1960’s, and surf culture was exploding in Hawaii, Australia and California. It affected everything from music, fashion, literature, film, art and design. This period in time produced woodies (cars), bikinis, board-shorts (boardies), skateboards, the Beach Boys, Gidget and the association of the Shaka sign (a common Hawaiian greeting) with surfing and other board sports.

LETS TALK TURTLES

The wonderful sea turtle is a symbol of the sea. Red Snapper Sports blog "The Wild Side" takes a look at these creatures in more detail.
Turtles are depicted as easygoing, patient and wise. They have important roles in mythology around the world and are often implicated in “Creation Myths”. They symbolise wisdom and knowledge, as well as personifying water, the moon, The earth, time, immortality and fertility.

THE ORIGINS OF PADDLE BOARDING

Red Snapper Sports Blog - The Wild Side This week we look at the origins of SUP and the people who have helped to shape the sport we know and love
Paddle boarding as we know it today, is steeped in history and heritage. The watermen of Hawaii are perhaps the most well known advocates, however - the humble stand up paddle board was actually first recorded thousands of years ago and has global notoriety.

WATER LOVING PETS AND THEIR WATER LOVING OWNERS!

Captain Lix Clark and the wonderful story of Amelia the Tropicat
Some five years ago, I discovered a wonderful blog by the incredible Captain Liz Clark who has inspired me ever since. I have had nothing but admiration for her as a compassionate human being and spirited adventurer. But what really captured my heart, was the unbreakable bond between her, and her feline companion Amelia the Tropicat.

THE REALLY USEFUL GUIDE TO STAYING WARM DURING WINTER PADDLES

Red Snapper Sports Really Useful Guide series - this week The Really Useful Guide to Staying Warm During Winter Paddles
Winter wetsuits can be anywhere from 4mm - 7mm thick. The most important thing to take in to consideration however is the technology, as different brands will vary. We strongly advise that you go to your local surf shop and talk to the people that work there, as they will be able to give you sound advice. Don't rely on guess work and get fitted properly.