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 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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Loco SUP Rider Steve Laddiman gets sectioned at the Irish SUP Surfing Classic 2014

Due to him playing catch up most of this week at work this report has just landed from our Welsh Loco, Steve Laddiman who headed over to Ireland last Friday to pit his skills against Ireland's best. Read on for his low down on the Irish SUP surfing scene and to find out how he faired in the competition. Ireland, particularly the West Coast has been on the agenda for a long time. initially thoughts of Brandon Bay etc for...

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Loco SUP on location in Wales

Recent addition to Team Loco UK & all round waterman Steve Laddiman gives us an insight into paddle surfing in North Wales. After studying the forecast at length it looked like all the elements were set to come together for that rare occasion when a proper ground swell pushes up the Irish Sea (past the Llyn Penninsular) to Broad Beach, Rhosneigr to produce a special wave! Myself and the boy wonder (son Ollie) were up at the crack of dawn...

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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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Paul Monnington enters the Loco Asylum

Paul Monninton is an avid Cornwall dwelling windSUPer who can regularly be found playing in the swells that bombard the St. Ives region. Staunchly a boom in hand man, rather than paddle, the Get Sectioned team is pleased to welcome him into the fold. Paul will be helping push the Loco brand and their windSUP designs, although a little bird tells us he may have also got hold of a touring SUP... 1. How did your Loco team rider status come about? I'd...

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Reasons NOT to SUP!

Reasons NOT to SUP! After surviving a period of extraordinary storm activity in the UK we can now breathe a sigh of relief, assess the damage (if any) and get on with our everyday stand up paddling shenanigans. It’s fair to say that not everyone loves it ‘extreme dude’ and many were happy to sit it out and wait for less hectic conditions. Hercules hits the Azore - pic: António Araújo In this day and age, there’s plenty of pressure to step into...

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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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