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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Late Smack on Loco 7'4'' SUP

Loco SUP Inmates Blow Up at Saltburn

After what seems to have been an endless swell famine on the East Coast the swell Gods finally relented to the masses and sent a long overdue pulse of salty loveliness yesterday. The original plan was to head down to Scarborough to check out some of our beloved coastline's hidden slabs but the swell height didn't really justify the mission so it was decided boss man Joe would meet up with Welsh ripper Steve Laddiman and son Ollie down...

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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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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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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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Loco BSUPA Nationals Summary

As many will no doubt be aware the BSUPA National SUP Surfing Champs took place this weekend at Watergate Bay,Cornwall, and Loco boss chap, Joe Thwaites, was on hand to witness what went down. Tez Plavenieks grills Mr T about the event – read on for all the gos. How was your trip to Watergate overall? The trip down was a slow laborious task with torrential rain hampering our progress. We ended up sleeping in a service station car park, Loco style, finishing...

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SUP wars – SUP surfing vs River SUP

SUP wars – SUP surfing vs River SUP As more people discover the versatility and diversity of stand up paddle boarding a plethora of new locations and environments are springing up. No longer confined to just open sea, SUP can be practiced anywhere there’s a puddle – literally. Those choosing to specialise are also thinking outside the box and over the last few years wave heads, who don’t live anywhere near a surf break, have been ‘putting in’ at rivers. Toes on the nose,...

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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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