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!