WindSUP Top 10 Tips

Summers here, waves and good wind become less regular, but you can still make the most of those summer swells with a WindSup.  Getting out in waves is a great way to improve your regular wave sailing, it really helps to understand the break, the waves and your interaction with them.  Plus if you can already windsurf you’ll already have the skills to get out and catch those light wind waves.  I’ve had a WindSup since 2010 and I...

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Witness the Fitness with the Loco 12’6” Race Tourer Stand Up Paddle Board

So after a little sustained negotiation with SUP International Magazine we managed to secure a feature for our 12'6'' Race Tourer for their summer edition of the mag. Joey T had already responded to some interview style questions on the Loco touring stand up paddle outline but as with all mags they wanted some high quality images so in true Loco last minute dot com style the team headed down to South Shields beach yesterday to meet up with...

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Tina in wetsuit about to leash up Loco 7'10'' SUP

Tina Beresford joins the Loco SUP Asylum

Tina Beresford joins the Loco SUP Asylum Boss man Joey T caught up with new inmate Tina Beresford to find out a little bit more about her achievements to date and what we can expect to see from her in the next 12 months. Name:  Tina Beresford Age: 28 Tell us a little about yourself? I started surfing around 10 years ago when I was at University in Sheffield and became obsessed! From then on all my spare time was spent surfing, planning surf...

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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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Loco Collaborators Wanted

The Loco Asylum is looking for some new inmates to really help drive the brand forward both in the UK and Internationally. Alongside our growing team of brand ambassadors and team riders firing ‘the stoke’ on beaches across Europe, we’re looking for a variety of people with a host of skills. Just to be totally transparent these roles are unpaid so may best suit students or recent graduates looking for that all important experience. Great work will be rewarded with a glowing...

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Loco SUP ambassador Doug Paton reports on his recent trip to Islay, Scotland

Islay – April 2014 The first island adventure of the year kicked off with a trip to Islay. I loaded up the new 8’11 (which hadn’t seen the water yet) my surfboard and my windsurf kit then drove from Glasgow to Kennacraig to catch the first ferry in the morning. The forecast looked big for the first few days. 9ft @ 15sec was the long distance outlook but closer to the time this ended up being 7ft @ 14 sec with some...

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The Crossover – Complimenting SUP with Other Disciplines

The Crossover – Complimenting SUP with Other Disciplines With an unprecedented number of winter storms bombarding the UK you’d be forgiven for hanging up your paddle and hibernating until summer. And yet, winter should be a time to celebrate and look forward to scoring some epic H2O time – it just may be you have to broaden your horizons to do so. Kitesurfing - one such complimentary SUP sport (pic Tez) The best watermen and women usually aren’t one trick pony’s. It’s...

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Tall, short, fat or thin – choosing Your Perfect (SUP) Mate

In light of the current run of uber low volume/width/length surf SUPs being widely promoted, the question is posed: how small should we actually be going? After being dumped by the roadside, the renaissance of longboard stand up paddle surfing has also popped back onto the agenda – something many toes on the nose aficionados will be relishing. (After all, prone surfing luminaries recognise both disciplines as two halves of the same puzzle, so why shouldn’t SUP be the same?) Which size...

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2014 Loco SUP New Products Team Riders & Loco Brand Ambassadors

After another fantastic year Loco are looking to take things to the next level in 2014. Bold plans are already afoot to diversify into other areas of the water sports market – surfing and kite surfing are ripe for the plucking. Over the past 12 months we've been collaborating with exciting shapers to ensure our existing products continue to be at the forefront of SUP design without loss of quality or durability. We want to make sure our ventures don't...

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Loco 14ft SUP Review

Loco 14ft SUP Review Loco’s new range of 2014 racing/touring/downwind SUPs landed a few weeks ago and Loco Asylum's inmate, Phil May, was released from his restraints, loaded up on meds and allowed out onto the brine with his spanking lean green 14ft stand up paddle board  machine. Here’s what the Get Sectioned team rider had to say. Out of the box - pic Phil May I received the new 14’ Pro Racer on a Thursday and following issues with my usual...

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