Loco Surfing at El Cotillo

The Canarian SUP Debacle

The Canarian SUP Debacle Heading back to Fuerteventura after a couple of years' break was always going to be a challenge as shortly after my last visit life started to unravel. A combination of stress, some healthier life choices (after many years of not to so healthy life choices), a seriously ill parent and moving house lead to massive panic attack at the side of the road which resulted in ongoing anxiety, an irregular heartbeat and a bout of depression....

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Loco's SUP Surfing Review of Las Americas Tenerife

Loco’s SUP Surfing Review of Las Americas, Tenerife

As most of our fans will already know Loco boss Joe usually jets off somewhere sunny for some winter waves when the UK SUP season quietens down. Having visited the brand's spiritual home in Fuerteventura numerous times, ticked off Morocco and Portugal in recent years Joe was looking for somewhere new to explore and with a lack of rider availability and some 'family stuff' going on the usual lads trip had to be swapped out for a couples trip...

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Ollie Laddiman Shredding At SUP Punks Social On East Coast

Loco Surfing Reports On The SUP Punks East Coast Social

Loco Surfing Reports On The SUP Punks East Coast Social Born out of frustration with a national series exclusively run at beach breaks in the South West, the concept of forecast-driven competitive paddle surfing series had been bounded around by a few of the Northern-based riders over the colder winter months. With a dismal forecast predicted for the first BSUPA date at Saunton Sands which was ultimately cancelled it seemed logical to offer an alternative arena for competitive paddlers to come...

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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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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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Finn Gamblin posing with bronze medal after finishing 3rd at BSUPA Round 1

Two Podium Finishes for Team Loco in the BSUPA SUP Surfing Nationals Round 1

Two Podium Finishes for Team Loco in the BSUPA SUP Surfing Nationals Round 1 Despite an early heads up as to a dire forecast from team rider and Devon local Sean Facey  boss man Joe and team grom Finn 'Burgers' Gamblin decided to make the 500 mile pilgrimage down from the North East to take part in last weekend's Round 1 of the BSUPA Nationals at Puttsborough. With a board delivery in Bournemouth to work into the proceedings 7hrs soon...

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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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Loco 2016 SUP Range

Loco Unveils 2016 SUP Range

Hey Locos! As many of you might have already seen in some of the SUP magazines, R&D continues to be relentless at the Asylum so we're very proud to unveil our latest creations for 2016 which are now available to pre-order for September/October delivery for individuals, shops, schools and hire centres. With enhanced courier services we can now delivery boards anywhere in the world relatively inexpensively. That said, we'll pass you over to boss man Joey T for the low down...

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