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
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!!
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.
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.
When kick starting any new hobby, research is key! Whether it be mountain biking, hula hooping, running, or indeed supping, having a keen interest and wanting to try something new is only the beginning of the journey. There are so many considerations to take in to account when looking to purchase your first paddle board and there is no real fixed rule. So lets break it down in to bite sized chunks and look at every aspect of the purchasing decision.
We were constantly asked last year, what our recommendations were for keeping our kit dry when we were out and about on our paddle boards. We are confident that we have found the solution with this superb range of dry bags and other waterproof accessories from Duc-Kit Pro.
SUPing has seen huge growth over the last few years and it's not hard to see why. With practice and a bit of determination, paddle boarding is easy to do - and compared to many other water sports, it’s relatively pain free. You can use our many shores, rivers lochs, canals and lakes!! Or if you fancy guaranteed sunshine and calm waters you can jump on a plane and head abroad.
With the continued exponential growth in stand up paddle boarding The Wild Side takes a look at some of the benefits of this exciting, yet relaxing sport and why you should be making the most of nature and everything it has to offer!