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Stand Up Paddleboard Talk

Thoughts, info and reviews on SUP in general, and New Zealand in particular

The risks – and how to minimise them – of paddleboarding in cold water. An appropriate article for mid-winter! I originally wrote this for the windsurfing community, but it’s totally appropriate to stand up paddleboarding.  How much do you really know about how your body reacts to cold, and how to protect it? Read on…  continue reading…

Apologies for the lack of posts over the last 12 months, just been tied up with so many other SUP projects. Will endeavour to post more often. There’s plenty to say, after all!

Look at all those spectators!!  (pic Copyright onEdition 2011 ©)After the huge success of the indoor sprint championships at the London Boat Show, Bill reckons we’ve got a way to go yet with the competition scene here in NZ… continue reading…

Having run Northland Paddleboarding (the first dedicated SUP school in NZ) for many years, Bill addresses a question he is often asked, and becoming ever more pertinent now that SUP lessons are being offered in so many places… continue reading…

This board presents a classic Starboard conundrum. My view on it has changed dramatically over the seasons we’ve been using it. Its shape gives very strongly defined character, that has very clear strengths and weaknesses. Let me explain…. continue reading…

Starboard are probably the biggest name brand on the New Zealand SUP scene (as they are in many other countries). So what is it that makes Starboard the force that they are? continue reading…

So, you’ve decided to take the plunge – great move, you won’t regret it. As long as you ge the right board, anyway…  continue reading…

Thoughts on how we get through the next few years without becoming public enemy number one…

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On the legalities of paddleboarding in the vicinity of dolphins…

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Thoughts on leashes for paddlesurfing…

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