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  1. SUP Inflatables at Southampton Boat show 2018

    SUP Inflatables at Southampton Boat show 2018

    SUP Inflatables is very excited to announce that we will  be at Southampton boat show 2018 this year, This year will be bigger and better, not only SUP inflatables be representing Red Paddle Co for the 5th Year running at the Southampton Boat show but We are also very proud and excited to announce we will be representing Anomy, Gladiator, Starboard, Fanatic, O’Neill, Naish and The F-Cup 

    Sup Inflatables have been in Watersports for over 40 years, Starting out as a listening post for windsurfing in the 80’s from Sandbanks peninsular we moved with the times into Kitesurfing and 8 years ago, Gary Willingham the owner and founder of SUP Inflatables had been following John Hubbard (The Inventor of The Inflatable paddleboard )the founder of Red paddle Co closely and set up SUP inflatables believing that paddle boarding was going to be as amazing as it is… Gary says.. I love windsurfing and Kitesurfing with a passion but Paddleboarding gives me a greater pleasure as this sport allows everyone and all ages to enjoy the water.

    We will be doing some fun and exciting things this year at the Southampton Boat show 2018, and will hopefully be consistently putting smiles on visitors faces...We will be doing the JUMP test and putting all the brands through there paces, Whilst visitors look on we will be placing the paddle boards on trestles and jumping on the boards to show stiffness and strength, key requirements in an inflatable as any bend means the board is hard to paddle though the water. We will also be spending time with visitors to explain what 4.75 drop stitch means and why this is so important to an all round  paddle board. We will also be doing onland demo’s, talking to visitors about how to paddle board, how to hold the paddle and how to get from the kneeling to standing position. 

    Gary Willingham also has some other exciting news! The F-CUP will be debuting at The Southampton Boat show 2018. Over a year in design The F-CUP is now launched in the UK, The F-CUP is thermal ceramic travel mug which allows for a perfect tasting tea or coffee without any weird plastic or metal taste. It looks chic but theres a hidden agenda to this beautiful looking Travel Mug.. And thats to ‘one cup of coffee at a time’ reduce plastic in the sea, landfill mass and non recyclable products. Gary Willingham is a great believer of recycling and is passionate about our planet on and off land but recognises that as much as most takeaway coffee cups are recyclable, the packaging has to be put in the right bin in the first place and then be sorted and unfortunately a great proportion of rubbish is finding its way into our seas, onto our beaches and into our streets and green belts. He hopes that with the help of the F-CUP he can be part of the movement of people that that not only love great tasting coffee but can also be part of less waste.

    SUP Inflatables is very much looking forward to seeing you at the Boat show, If you would like to join us please use this link for a discount code and looking forward to seeing you there!

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  2. How to straighten your molded SUP fin

    SUP Fin Straightening

    SUP Fin Straightening

    If you have molded plastic fins on your inflatable paddleboard, there may be a time that you need to straighten them, for example after storing your board for a long while. This handy video by Red Paddle Co shows ow you can easily straighten out your fins.

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  3. Where to Paddleboard

    Where to Paddleboard

     

    At SUP Inflatables, we are lucky enough to be based a stones throw from Poole Harbour, which must be one of the best places to paddleboard in the UK. The famous Sandbanks peninsula has the safe and shallow waters of the harbour on one side and the open sea on the other. Wonderful islands are ready to be explored and the Wareham river that flows into the harbour is a great SUP spot.

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  4. SUP Wear Wishlist

    The Ultimate Summer & Winter SUP Wear Wishlist!

    SUP Wear Wishlist

     

    SUP is the ultimate chill out sport! It's all about hanging down at the beach or on a lake with your mates or family and having a great time, lots of laughs and making memories.

    The team at SUP inflatables do like to look good whilst we are on our boards! Paddling in your favourite bikini and board shorts is great, but in the UK let's face it, it's not often warm enough for this! Plus there's some great looking SUP wear out there. So here it is - Some of our favourite SUP clothes, all together, in the SUP Inflatables Summer & Winter SUP Wear Wishlist.

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  5. Allround Inflatable SUP Board Review

    Allround Inflatable SUP Board Review

    Allround Inflatable SUP Board Review

    With so many all-round family inflatable paddleboards hitting the market we think its getting a little tough to tell what to go for and why! Here we have put together a 10'6 allround SUP review to take the heat out of choosing your perfect allround SUP board.

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  6. Why Gladiator SUP

    SUP Inflatables bring Gladiator SUP to the UK!

    Gladiator SUP

    At SUP Inflatables we get lots of emails from brands and companies in China wanting to sell us their Inflatable SUPs. It would have been very easy for us to jump on the bandwagon and imported a cheap SUP under our name or a made up one that sounds cool, but that was a BIG no no, mainly due to our reputation, our parent company has been in watersports since the early 1980’s and SUP Inflatables is now in its 8 year.
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  7. Win a Carbon SUP Paddle!

    Red Paddle Co Competition

    To celebrate the launch of the new Red Paddle Co range we're giving away a Red Carbon SUP Paddle worth £229, plus a paddle bag and dry bag! To enter simply enter your email address below and click the link in the email we send you. to confirm. This will also sign you up to our SUP Inflatables mailing list, but of course you can unsubscribe easily any time if you wish. The winner will be drawn at random after 1st November and notified by email. Good luck!

    ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED!

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    RED PADDLE CO 2018

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  8. N1SCO Swanage

    n1sco Swanage

     

    On Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th June the Naish N1SCO European Championships are coming to Swanage, Dorset. The weekend is set to be great fun, with loads going on for competitors and spectators alike. As the event is just around the corner from SUP Inflatables HQ, we're getting involved by offering 10% Off Naish N1SCO SUPs, valid only until Monday 11th June. This is a great opportunity to save £105.90 off this fantastic inflatable SUP, which is the perfect shape for touring and or course paddling in the Naish race series. Read on for more info on the event and the Naish N1SCO SUP, or click here to buy your board!

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  9. Photo Competition

    SUP Photo Competition

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  10. Red Paddle Co 11'3 Sport Review

    Red Paddle Co 11'3 Sport Review

    Red Paddle Co introduced the Sport range of inflatable SUPs to fill a gap.  Allround SUPs are stable and easy but not that fast.  Race SUPs are super fast but pretty wobbly.  Touring SUPs glide well but are not so manoeuvrable.  So what about those who want it all; something that glides well, is stable and manoeuvrable.  This is where the Sport comes in.

    A common misconception with the Red Paddle Co Sport range seems to be created by their name; being described as the 'sports car' of paddleboards. If they're Sporty they must be only for advanced paddlers right?  No!  In fact, the Sport SUPs are found in the 'Touring' section. These are go-anywhere inflatable SUPs that we find offer plenty of stability for all but the largest of riders. Compared with the all-round boards the Sports have a sleeker shape with a drawn-out nose section to allow them to cut through the water more cleanly and offer greater glide with each paddle stroke. This makes them faster than the all-round boards so they can cover some distance, great for getting adventurous.

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