SUP Flat Water Racing

Posted by Joanna on May 20th, 2020

Travelling from Point A – Point B in open water, includes varying distances you can race as well as course layout. Flat Water Racing can be anything from a short straight line sprint to a marathon course with turning buoys to guide the correct course. ⁠ Top Tips:⁠ – Know the distance and type of […]

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SUP Ocean Racing

Posted by Joanna on May 19th, 2020

Enter and exit through the surf break with a distance paddle race in between. AKA BOP racing. Originating from the famous Battle of Paddle Race originating in California which no longer runs there are plenty of versions and courses in open water environments to challenge one’s SUP racing skills.⁠ SUP Ocean Racing is a combination […]

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SUP Downwind Runs

Posted by Joanna on May 15th, 2020

Involves paddling downwind on the open water in very high wind conditions which creates continuous running swells and bumps which you can ride for miles on end if you’re good at it! You are normally travelling down a straight line usually from Point A – Point B.⁠ TOP TIPS⁠ – Similar to that of SUP […]

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SUP SURFING

Posted by Joanna on May 14th, 2020

Surfing but on a paddleboard and with a paddle in hand TOP TIPS⁠ – Know how to paddle well before you encounter a surf break environment! Leg rope is a MUST at all times! Find a break that’s quiet and isolated and away from other surfers. Respect surfing rules for everyone’s safety and enjoyment of […]

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SUPing with Distance and Safety | Covid19 Update

Posted by Joanna on March 25th, 2020

UPDATE ON Covid19 RESTRICTIONS: April 2020 In accordance with current rules of a maximum of 2 people out in public spaces, here at WATSSUP we have closed our group sessions at the moment and have opened up our Private Lessons every day of the week with the added choice of 60 mins or 90 mins […]

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Turn UP the SUP Pt 5 – Cross Bow Stroke

Posted by Joanna on March 23rd, 2020

You may have noticed if you have been following our recent blog series, that there is a lot more skill and technique to SUPing as people often think. It is actually this fact that inspired us to write our Turn UP the SUP blog series, so that we can help SUP enthusiasts to boost their […]

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Turn UP the SUP Pt 4 – Draw Stroke

Posted by Joanna on March 9th, 2020

Competitive stand up paddling requires an individual not just to be fit, strong and fast on their board. But to be skilled at multiple SUPing techniques that can be implemented as and when they are required during a race course. In our last Turn UP the SUP blog we gave you some tips on how […]

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Turn UP the SUP Pt 3 – 3 Top tips on performing the pivot turn…

Posted by Joanna on February 21st, 2020

Previously we gave you some tips on how to perform the 2 basic turning techniques that every newbie SUPer needs to know (C-turn and backwards-paddle). We are now shifting into 5th gear and cranking your skill set up a notch! If you are reading this blog then you may be suffering with a strong case […]

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What constitutes a STRONG paddler?

Posted by Joanna on January 24th, 2020

Wondering if you have what it takes to join us for our Social SUP sessions? You can always get in touch and tell us your SUP story… then we will be only too happy to offer you our best recommendations Peeps often opt for a Private (or sometimes Group lessons) with us prior to signing […]

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