It’s been an interesting year, lots of new SUP clubs and schools venturing out and established ones developing into new areas. One development has been on our local inland waterways with canoe and SUP hire companies spreading their wings into SUP hire and guiding. As a result we have received [...]
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Adventure SUP Instructor I have been involved in coaching and leading groups in many activities for the past 17 years. I work at an adventure activity centre where I manage the day to day events and operation of the Centre. I am also responsible for looking for new and innovative [...]
by Dan Lavery Long Line Surf School So over the weekend I ran the first Water Skills Academy- Foundation Surf Instructor Course of the year. With the season nearly upon us and the Easter Season beginning as early as St Patrick’s Day this was the perfect timing to get qualified [...]
So you want to be a SUP Coach? As SUP grows through its variety of disciplines, locations and SUP clubs, the requirement for good, fun and safe coaching is needed. This, more often than not comes in the form of a SUP Coach. So, why become a coach? There are [...]
No, it’s not a new paddle grip or jet powered white water board. CPD or Continual Professional Development, is, or should be a part of any coach’s ongoing relationship with their coaching skills, their association and a key feature to be invested in, through time and sometimes money. CPD may [...]
As a SUP coach or paddling in a group, at some point we may need to resort to towing. This may happen if a paddler becomes tired, equipment failure or you feel the need to train with some extra drag? Towing can be used to help or position group members as [...]
With inflatable SUP sales fast becoming the board of choice for many it is perhaps interesting to discuss the different types of pumps that are available for the iSUP market. Most iSUP manufactures include as standard a pump with the board. These can vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, most offering [...]
Winter of destruction This winter was historic. The Atlantic went crazy for a couple of months and wreaked havoc on our coastline. Villages and towns across the region took a beating and very few could remember a winter like it. Rocks that have sat quietly for thousands of years moved, [...]
We stumbled up this great article written by Dr David Baglow and was posted on Magicseaweed recently. Hypothermia should not be dismissed as something that kills the weak and naive. It has the potential to catch us all off guard at some point. It kills. How it kills depends on the [...]