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.
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.
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.
Ever heard of The Exumas? No we hadn't either! However, nestled in the Caribbean Ocean, about 35 miles south east of Nassau in The Bahamas, is an archipelago made up of around 35 cays and islands. And one of the bigger islands, aptly named "Big Major Cay" is home to probably the happiest pigs in the world!
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!
Soul mates. They really call themselves that, which makes sense, because I guess they are ... They have no harsh edges with each other, no spiny conflicts, they ride though life like conjoined jellyfish - expanding and contracting instinctively, filling each other's spaces liquidly. Making it look easy.
"It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living". Sir David Attenborough We couldn't agree more!! Being up stood up on the water, as opposed to sitting on the water - and additionally not having any kind of noisy motor, affords the benefit of gliding gracefully and peacefully amongst nature. So this week, The Wild Side takes a closer at what you have been reporting on seeing this month and what you might expect to see throughout the year.
Its one of Brighton and Hove's biggest events of the year - with an anticipated 50,000 visitors expected to head to Hove Lawns on the 7th and 8th July. And it just keeps on getting better and better! Having been granted charitable status for the first time this year, The Wild Side takes a look in a bit more detail at some of the brilliant events going on this year and some of the organisations that will benefit!