East Coast SUP Hustle with Loco Surfing

East Coast SUP Hustle

East Coast SUP Hustle After another 'decent size swell' famine for a few weeks and some uninspiring local beach break sessions, Loco boss Joe was desperate for this paddle surfing fix! Magic Seaweed suggested it might well happen at last weekend but as with all interesting forecasts they tend to run over into midweek when the daily grind necessitates doing some 'actual work' rather than swanning off to the coast all day. Praise be to Neptune, Joe's schedule was pretty clear...

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The Coast With The Most Well Almost

The Coast With The Most Well Almost Winter, at least here in the UK, is the season that separates the wheat from the chaff when it comes to paddle surfing. For most the dark nights, freezing temperatures and often challenging conditions are enough to put their ride of choice into hibernation until the weather turns but for the faithful it becomes a calculated game of studying forecasts; cross-tabulating wind direction with swell direction and then trying to find a location...

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Toby dropping in on Aztec

2017 Loco Paddle Surfing & Kite Action From Tiree, Scotland

2017 Loco Paddle Surfing & Kite Action From Tiree, Scotland The Isle of Tiree – we have been coming here since I was at University teaching windsurfing and stand up paddle boarding to pay my way. It has a very special place in our hearts, it always provides the goods on and off the water. Unfortunately, we havent been back for a few years and this trip was a mad dash to the ferry on a Thursday morning, no forecast checking other than to know that swell...

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Loco Aztec Bamburgh Castle Northumberland

Rough Camping A Castle and Two Locos

Rough Camping A Castle and Two Locos If you've been living on the East Coast of the UK over the last few weeks it's been a pretty sorry state of affairs when it's comes to swell. Endless offshore wind, torrential rain and pitiful one foot wonderland has become the norm, thanks jet stream! Unsurprisingly at the first sign of pulse Loco boss Joe was cross tabulating swell direction with wind and which way certain spots faced to try and hunt down...

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2016 Men's Scottish SUP Final Podium

Two Scottish Loco SUP Riders Qualify For ISA World Championships

  Two Scottish Loco SUP Riders Qualify For ISA World Championships After taking part in last year's Coast2Coast Scottish SUP Surfing Competition in Dunbar with Joe making the final we were excited to hear that this year's competition would now form the basis of the SSF's selection process for the  ISA World Championships in Fiji. With a strong contingent of Locos in Scotland we were quietly confident that some of our riders could make the cut but many of our obvious...

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Laura Truelove with Loco Comp Pro SUP

Laura Truelove joins Loco SUP

Laura Truelove joins Loco SUP After  a pretty frustrating move by Tina just one month before the National Finals, we were stoked to hear Loco racer Phil May had discovered another lady prepared to push herself on the surf side of our beloved sport. After a telephone conversation it certainly seemed like Laura would be a suitable candidate to join the Loco Asylum and with no involvement in 'competitive surfing' it sounded like Laura would have the necessary time to...

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Steve sending it Loco SUP style

Are SUP Party Waves Acceptable?

Hey Locos! After sharing numerous waves with various folk on a variety of crafts this summer it got us thinking. Are SUP party waves acceptable?         I dare say the purist prone surfer would start banging on about rights of way, who's closest to the shoulder or who was up and riding first but does all this actually matter if you're surfing with mates away from the maddening crowd? Sure there are genuine safety concerns of 8-11'...

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North East Loco SUP Surfing

North East Loco SUP Surfing After a couple of days heavy soul searching as to whether to drive 400 miles to attend the National Water Sports Festival or stay local and score some all time wave sailing and SUP heart overcame head and a plan was hatched to make the most of the 8-9' at 10 second forecast. Saturday was a windsurfing day with Steve Laddiman meeting up with Thorpy down in East Yorkshire and Joe hitting Amble for some...

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Tina walking SUP over Cornish Rocks

Paddle Surfing for Girls

Paddle Surfing for Girls This article is the result of speaking to a variety of female paddlers over the summer. After getting the basics on flat water it seems girls are increasingly interested in getting into paddle surfing and why wouldn't they with similar thrills to traditional surfing but it being much easier to master. Although it is definitely possible to catch a wave on an iSUP or large wide style board (32-34'') these options are more compromise rather than...

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7’4” Loco SUP Paddle Board Reviewed by Steve Laddiman

Hey Locos! With all the hype surrounding the Vanguard-style SUPs at the moment we thought it was worth getting an average weight rider on our smallest Short SUP to see how our version of the same concept stacks up? Here's what Steve Laddiman thought of the 7'4'' Loco SUP 7'4'' Loco SUP Review A bad back, resulting from an over exuberant windsurf session, had seen me demoted for a couple of weeks to driver and photographer for the rest of...

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