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3 words...I am hocked!

I had been looking at trying the new craze of stand up paddle boarding (SUP) for a while but never got round to it until the other weekend.

It all started when I went to the Southampton Boat Show and spoke to one of the guys on the Red Paddle stand who explained everything to me...I was close to handing over my card if it wasn't for the fact that I had just bought a house!

I went away with my brochure and that was all that was on my mind for the rest of the day and everyone I came across highly recommended it. This meant only one thing....I needed to try it first!

So knowing someone who has a few, I persuaded them to bring them down to the sailing club the following weekend and show me how it was done.

It was a beautiful sunny day and the water was calm, I was ready to give it a go! So I had a 2 hour lesson crammed into just 30 minutes and as I said above...I was hooked!

The thing I love about it so much is how relaxing it is. I have always loved the water and respect it so much, and the power it has but to be able to just sit there floating with no strings or flapping sails was peaceful.

I have a long way to go, like learning how to stand without gripping with my feet but I am looking forward to the step buy a board!


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