2014 Battle of The Thames SUP Race Round Up

On Saturday 17th May I made a 6am start for the hour and a half journey to the Thames Sailing Club in Kingston Upon Thames for Battle of the Thames 2014. This race holds special significance for me as it was here last year (in the presence of the great Jamie Mitchell) that I had my first ever proper race. I arrived at around 8am and the car park was already beginning to fill up. This was due to...

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New Loco Asylum inmates – Toby and Laura Edmunds

Loco's asylum doors recently opened once again as two new inmates got sectioned and are now heading for the cells. Toby and Laura Edmunds are a pair of he/she rippers from the colder climes of Scotland. Still hot on the water, however, Toby and Laura will be rocking the big L in 2014. We caught up with them to see what makes them tick. Over to the duo before their meds kick in… Laura Edmunds ripping it up Laura Edmunds: Tell us...

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What’s the perfect SUP Paddle Length?

The importance of Length – and other SUP Paddle Points Having the correct paddle length is key to efficient SUPing, avoiding injury and performing at your optimum across all areas of stand up. A plethora of information exists about the best length of a SUP spoon, but it’s not always as clear cut as some would have you believe. There are many different elements that come into play; technique, rider style and board type – to name a few. Tez Plavenieks puts SUP...

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