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Written by matt on Friday 28 Feb 2014
2014 brings a new model to BIC’s SUP range – The 10′ Cross SUP
The new ‘CROSS-SUP’ blends the excellent performance characteristics found in BIC SUPs Classic surf-inspired series with features found on its 2013 Outside Magazine “Gear of the Year” WING Touring series. This fusion creates a unique board that performs great in all types of conditions, particularly inland lakes and calm sea conditions, and offers a perfect platform for all-round family fun, cruising, fitness & yoga.
10’0’’ x 33.0’’ / 27lbs / 195L
• Keeled nose – Enhanced tracking and increased glide for fun cruising and exploring on a 10’ board. • Full rail-to-rail volume – Enhanced stability, maximum use of the entire deck and a dry ride.
• Attachment points – Six deck attachment points for securing gear and easy transport.
• Flat deck – Perfect for family fun, cruising, fitness & yoga.
• Full deck pad (Platinum version only) – Maximizes use of entire deck for particularly fitness & yoga.
The 2014 Bic ‘Cross’ STAND UP PADDLE BOARD is available from The SUP HUT More info on the BIC 10FT CROSS SUP
INCL FREE SHIPPING IF YOU CALL THE SHOP ON 01792 446511
Written by matt on Tuesday 25 Feb 2014
The Platinum surf range features the Pure and Brushed carbon constructions in a new line of surf orientated SUP surf board models.
Get in touch with us if you’re interested ! 01792 446511
Written by matt on Tuesday 25 Feb 2014
Stay tuned for SUP Gower’s race series starting this spring and featuring a 5 race series event spread over the summer until our final race on the 16th August.
SUP Gower – stand up paddling races will be a mixture of ‘fun races’ ‘distance races and Technical Races which mean the classification of the type of paddling you are going to be doing over the course of the race.
Example – The Fun races are designed to get people involved in the sport whether you’re a seasoned racer or complete beginner who has just bought a SUP and fancies raising your competitive game so to speak .
The distance races will feature a longer course between 4-6km and work on your technique to avoid fatigue.
The Technical races involve both of the above , usually done around a ‘W’ shaped course in and out of the surf or around multiple buoys which will look to: fine-tune your stroke, improve board control, build strength and discover the myriad of health benefits Stand up paddle boarding offers!
If you want to pre register for info on our 2014 race season – please e mail
firstname.lastname@example.org with the following details
How many yrs Experience in the sport of SUP ?
More information about the National SUP clubs race series can be found HEREHERE
Written by matt on Friday 14 Feb 2014
ISA WORLD SUP AND PADDLEBOARD CHAMPIONSHIP
2014 ISA World StandUp Paddle and Paddleboard Championship
GRANADA, NICARAGUA: MAY 3-11
SATELLITE LOCATION- LA BOQUITA, NICARAGUA
The ISA World StandUp Paddle (SUP) and Paddleboard Championship (WSUPPC) is an ISA World Championship that features 48 men and 24 women in each of four disciplines—SUP Surfing, SUP Racing Technical, SUP Racing Distance and Paddleboard Racing Technical and Distance. Within the SUP Racing and Paddleboard disciplines, athletes will be competing in up to three (3) events including the Technical and Distance Races and the Paddle Relay. There will be one Gold Medal National Team. The event hosts a maximum of 240+ athletes from 24 countries worldwide. The 2014 WSUPPC is scheduled for May 3-11 in Nicaragua.
The GB team will consist of the following athletes
Surfing Men - Matt Barker-Smith, Aaron Rowe
Ladies – Hollie Bassett
Racing Men Ollie Shilton, Tom Lowe
Ladies – Marie Buchanan
Anyone interested in Team or individual sponsorship – please get in touch either by email or telephone – mail@supgower – 01792 446511
- See more at: ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship
Here is a movie clip of what happened last year with Team GB in Peru !
Written by matt on Tuesday 11 Feb 2014
Hot action from the ladies at the World stand up Tour – live from Turtle bay – Hawaii
Written by matt on Wednesday 5 Feb 2014
Written by matt on Friday 31 Jan 2014
Gary Gravell – One of The SUP HUT’s starboard ambassador’s reviews 3 of the more popular Paddle surfing models.
The starboard 8’10 x 32 widepoint (2013 model)
(which I’ve been using for the last 9 months)
The starboard pocket rocket 8’5 x 30 (2014 model)
The starboard airborn 7’10 x 31.5 (2014 model)
Yesterday we were blessed with clean 2ft plus waves and no wind at Burry port, so I had a chance to play with these 3 boards. I weigh in at 82kg and have been stand up paddle surfing for a while.
8’10 WP I have had this SUP board for 9 months and its served me well,It surfs good is very stable in windy and choppy surf but a little corky for my weight.
If I was about 90kg+ this board would rip, so it would be good for someone with more weight or someone who is starting SUP surfing and looking to go shorter without compromising stability – its a great confidence boosting board.
8’5 PR Pocket rocketMy first paddle session out on the pocket Rocket was awesome, this thing shreds ! The wider nose helps you have the stability to lay down lots of paddle power for early take offs and the Narrower tail makes tight turns easy, Im loving it and this is my ‘Go to’ board in the majority of conditions.
The SB Pocket Rocket is much more suited to my weight and not as corky as the 8’10 WP. I think this board will be good for up to a 85kg rider ,maybe a bit more.
7’10 Airborn It was a bit unstable at first but after a few minutes I had found the correct stance to paddle out through the surf which was really easy. The nose pierces through the whitewash and the rocker line is quite flat so it picks up speed quickly. There was a bit more work to do before I figured this board out, standing waiting for waves there was water running over the deck. The rail profile is a lot lower than on SUP’s I have tried in the past and I suppose this contributed to this, but once on a wave, Brilliant! absolutely loved it, anywhere your head turns the board rides like a short surf board!
Its a quad (4) +1 set up so you can mess around with changing the fins into different configurations.
The 7’10 x 31 Airborn is a good fun board for small waves but it wouldn’t be my (go to board) for all conditions but would be great as a smaller alternative for cleaner days.
Carbon Airborn version !
8’10 x 32 – 142 Litres ‘Wide-point’
8’5 x 30 – 130 Litres ‘Pocket rocket’
7’10 x 31.5 – 98 Litres ‘Airborn’
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