Today's episode is all about iSUPs so if you've bought a package over the last two years or are planning to buy one, then you need to listen to this.
Sean Scott is the supremo of New Forest Paddlesports Company and a vastly experienced waterman who runs tours and a team of instructors in one of the UK's most beautiful national parks
In this episode we chat about the brands and the differences in construction which lead to a better or a worse experience when you hit the water.
We talk about common upkeep mistakes and how to get your board going and keep your board operating as it should. We also go through those additional pieces of kit in the package, including the standard paddle 'type' , leash choice and fins, which all add together to maximise your paddle experience.
We finish by talking about some of those basic safety considerations which are so important for any new paddlers to be aware of when they go out on the water for the first time.
The RNLI video we chat about, featuring a paddleboarder who was saved through keeping his mobile / cell close to him is here: https://youtu.be/-AvSMgF4-rM
Don't forget we've got an episode with a primer on SUP Safety later in beginners week and that you can get lifetime access to the SUPfm Online SUP Safety Course for £37 over at www.supfm.thinkific.com