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Paddling the Emerald Isle - with Dave Ludgate
Episode 7813th September 2021 • SUPfm The International Stand Up Paddle Board Podcast • Simon Hutchinson
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This week we feature Irish waterman Dave Ludgate, as we sit down for a relaxed chat about paddling across Ireland and his beautiful waters of Cork.

Dave is also known as Subowti for reasons we uncover in the episode, and has a deep love of SUP surfing and for the environment and spends time paddling the River Lee picking up the varied objects that get dumped.

He's happiest when he's in the water and saddest when it gets polluted.

In this episode I set Dave the added objective of converting the County Cork Olympic O'Donovan brothers to SUP

Dave is a FatStick Team Rider -

Dave is a North Coast Wetsuits Ambassador -

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Connect with Dave on social media

Facebook @subowti

Twitter @subowti

Instagram @subowti

This episode is brought to you in association with Starboard.

Starboard has a long history in board design, with Svein Rasmussen entering the windsurfing market with innovative designs back in 1994, building the brand to become market leader within a decade. The brand was quick to recognise the huge potential of stand up paddling and while maintaining careful consideration for their environmental impact, have continuously strived to produce the best boards and paddles for all abilities. Visit Starboard at

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