Stand up paddle boarding in Swansea & Gower
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Fanatic Falcon – race boards

Just had the 14ft x 27.5 Brushed carbon Fanatic Falcon race SUP into THE SUP HUT !

OMG….If you have ever read about or watched stand up paddle board ‘downwinding’ on youtube , nothing comes close to catching even the smallest of windswells on a longer race board.

This board is amazing , Ive had 12’6 race boards and even a 14ft board before, but Fanatic have worked some magic on this!
The 14ft x 27.5″ Falcon model in my mind is insane , stable and very fast, even up into the wind, can’t wait to get this thing out in some open swell, as I was managing to catch 1 ft windswell glides of 20ft or more !

The theory behind SUP Downwinding is, a route is planned along the coastline where the paddler can drift/ paddle down the coast to a planned exit point with the wind behind him, making the paddle relatively easy.
In theory this sounds great , but carrying a 14ft board just to the start point can be enough to put a lot of people off never mind once your out in the ocean and something bad should happen , like a snapped leash separating you from the board!
There is some great reading here – if you are planning a downwinder and want to know the risks and what you should carry .


If you are interested in SUP racing boards – get in touch , and we can help steer you in the right direction, Carbon race SUP’s are scary price , but there are many other options which will get you out on the water in style.

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Here at SUP Gower We offer SUP Lessons, Hire and hold all the brands we feel offer the best value. Our showroom is stocked with boards, paddles, and all the gear you need to get on the water. Starboard, Fanatic, Jp Australia, Naish, Red Paddle Co, NSP , BIC & much more.
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