Christmas Gift Guide 2021

Are you looking for the perfect gift for an aspiring kayaker? We know choosing the right Christmas present can be tricky, especially when there are a lot of different boats and accessories available. This guide will help you to decide which is right for your friend or family member, so be sure to read on…

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Waist SUP Leashes – A Safer Option?

(See picture above from British Canoeing – choosing the correct leash) SUP leashes are an essential piece of kit for any paddler. It should never be a question of whether or not you should wear a leash – the focus should be finding the correct leash set up for the activity and environment. Leashes are…

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Looking after your SUP this summer

There’s nothing better than getting out on your paddleboard in the sunshine. However, it’s important to be careful in the heat and ensure you look after your SUP and store it correctly to prevent damage. Follow the tips below on how to protect your board: Protect your board in high temperatures: It is important to…

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Christmas Gift Guide

Are you looking for the perfect gift for an aspiring kayaker? We know choosing the right Christmas present can be tricky, especially when there are a lot of different boats and accessories available. This guide will help you to decide which is right for your friend or family member, so be sure to read on…

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Paddleboarding with your Dog

Taking your canine companion on paddleboarding adventures throughout the UK can provide memories for both you and your dog. Before taking your dog on a paddle boarding adventure there are a few things to consider. Read the list below to find out more. View our full range of SUPs HERE! Training First, you will need…

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9 Top Tips to Help Keep You Safe While Kayaking

Man kayaking on a river

Kayaking can be as safe as you make it. If you’re heading out on a kayaking trip, it is entirely possible to have an excellent dry time, all day long. However, as with any sport, it is essential to spend some time thinking about and preparing for some of the dangers encountered when kayaking. Perceived…

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Top 6 Spots for SUP in The UK

isle of mull SUP spot

Within the last ten years or so, stand up paddleboarding, or SUP has become one of the UK’s fastest growing water sports, with clubs, classes and guided tours happening all over the country. If you have moved passed the beginners stage and want to set off in search of some fantastic SUP locations, we have…

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Handling Fear on the Water

Man kayaking with Riber product

Fear is something that can affect paddlers of all skills; it can be unpredictable, rational or irrational. Knowing how to deal with your fear is important, whether you are a seasoned paddler or a first-timer, and overcoming the fear is often what gets people addicted to kayaking and canoeing. However, if fear takes over, you…

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River Canoeing Etiquette

Britain’s extensive waterways of rivers and canals provide great opportunities for canoeing. The activity is not just a way to hone your fitness, but also a great way to see places you might have otherwise never reached, and you can combine this with other outdoor activities such as climbing, cycling, hiking or camping. But you…

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The Best Apps Kayakers Need to Download

We are told almost daily that technology is ruining our lives, but what the media neglects to let us know is how technology has made the outdoors more accessible. You no longer need to know how to use a map and compass for a quick hike, and there are even safety apps that sound an…

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Health Benefits of Canoeing

Canoeing is a great way to exercise if you like training outdoors, aren’t a fan of the gym and want to try something completely different at the same time as getting fit. The sport appeals to all ages and fitness levels, can be done solo or with family and friends and has something for everyone.…

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Ultimate SUP Buying Guide

Stand-up paddleboarding, or SUP, is one of the fastest growing water sports worldwide. A combination of kayaking and surfing, the sport is essentially standing on a surfboard and using a paddle to propel yourself along. SUP boards are longer, wider and more buoyant than your traditional surfboards, which allows you to balance comfortably on them.…

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