Steve Laddiman scored at Thurso on his 7’10” Loco SUP

Hey Locos! We catch up with Loco SUP team rider Steve Laddiman to find out about his recent mission to Thurso in search of perfect SUP waves. Some of the snaps are definitely Loco suggesting he scored big time on his trusty 7'10'' Loco SUP! Anyway over to Steve... After a whole month without getting on a wave, a tenuous forecast mixed with a midweek opportunity saw us heading to the ends of the earth in search of a wave...

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Tina on her Loco 7'10'' SUP

Cornish Loco Tina Beresford reviews Loco SUPs 7’10”

So after agreeing to join Loco SUP's paddle surf team a few months back, Joe was kind enough to send me a 7'10'' short SUP to use until my competition board landed in a couple of months. Being relatively new to SUP I'd only really borrowed or rented boards before and they were usually 9'-11' long so I was initially quite wary about such a short SUP. When I opened the box I was certainly impressed with the wood...

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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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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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Scoring – Know Your SUP Spot

Scoring – Know Your SUP Spot Scoring; a verb, the definition of which means to gain a point, goal or run in a competitive environment. In stand up paddle boarding terms it means something completely different. Rather than putting a glorified pig’s bladder in the back of net or notching up another mark for your team, scoring with SUP usually means nailing it with conditions and bagging an awesome session. If you’re a SUP surfer then it could be you’ve just scored an...

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Loco on Location Part 1 – Saltburn 2ft at 7 seconds

After a seemingly endless swell famine the Loco boys were frothing when MSW indicated there might be a useable bump in the post. It was decided that Saltburn would make a nice change from Northumberland so a plan was hatched for a Wednesday dawnie. The boys could hardly believe their luck when they arrived to find lovely 2-3ft peeling waves, decent spacing and a light offshore breeze holding up the occasional pit. Boss man Joe decided to snap Steve B...

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