Loco Illustrators and Graphic Designers Wanted!!

Hey Locos!! We're about to commence the process of updating our board designs for 2015 and are looking to work with refreshingly unhinged illustrators and/or graphic designers to take the Loco product offering to the next level! We've always been 'out there' with our bold palette of house colours alongside defying convention with some of the most eclectic shapes on the market. In terms of the ideal candidate(s) maybe you're already producing a line of 'loco' tee shirts or producing...

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East Coast Frozen Juice NJC test drives 2014 Loco 8’4”

East Coast Frozen Juice NJC test drives 2014 Loco 8'4'' For almost 2 weeks our native East Coast has been going off, attracting swell deprived watermen from as far as Cornwall! Whether you're a hardcore prone surfer in search of uncrowded slabs or a SUP surfer looking for punchier waves to assist those first aerial attempts Northumberland has something for everyone. Loco Boss Man Joe T had been talking about a 'board meeting' with Berwick ripper NJC for some time. This...

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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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Winter SUP sizzle at Loco Central

Winter SUP sizzle at Loco Central  New SUP container incoming! The first new shipment of Loco stand up paddle boards is about to drop! This will be a limited number including some brand new shapes/concepts.  Loco’s first iSUP and windSUP models will be landing and Loco can’t wait to get its gribby mitts on these spanking new SUP toys. If you’re looking to get your pre-Christmas SUP order sorted then now’s the time to get involved as once they’re gone, they’re vamoose! The winter swells are...

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Loco Paddle Surfing Clinics in Fuerteventura December 2013

Looking to escape the cold for a week or two this December? What if you could try a new sport and come back charging? Maybe you've already got the bug and want to progress from flat water paddling or those first attempts at SUP surfing to dialling in fluid carves and even a trick or two? Loco boss man, Joe Thwaites, has been teaching people how to paddle surf for over 5yrs through his Tynemouth-based SUP School Boardskillz, alongside offering 1-2-1...

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Flat Water Attack – Comparing Loco’s 12.6ft SUPs

When you’re after a flat water SUP the two main decisions you’ll inevitably face are: ‘what length do I want?’ and ‘what performance am I looking for?’ If you’re a full power speed demon who wants race performance then your stick choice will need to reflect this. Paddlers only looking for a recreational tourer should choose a board featuring traits suitable for this type of SUPing. Pic courtesy NWF/Justin Morris Tez Plavenieks got hold of Loco’s 12.6ft X 27.5” and 12.6 X 29”to put...

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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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Top 5 ‘off the lip’ Stand Up Paddle Surfing Moves

Top 5 ‘off the lip’ Stand Up Paddle Surfing Moves If you’re looking to progress in waves, already have a solid take off and can crank a decent bottom turn the next step is aiming for the lip. Mr T setting up for his 'off the lip' - pic Loco SUP Some choose to bounce off down the line, happy to be racing along a liquid wall, but that feathering curtain is just begging for your attention. Here’s five ‘off the lip’...

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Loco Stand up Paddle Boarding Academy

Loco Stand up Paddle Boarding Academy In an attempt to grow competitive SUP from a grass roots level, Loco stand up paddle boarding company have released details about their new SUP academy that will be up and running imminently. With the aim of attracting, nurturing and developing stand up talent in the Tynemouth area, Loco head honcho Joe Thwaites is aiming to build on the success of 2012 when former Loco rider, Andre Le Geyt, took top honours at the national...

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