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Episode 8

How to choose your first stand up paddle board with Tez Plavenieks

In this session Nick and Simon chat with the editor of SUP Mag UK Tez Plavenieks about how to make the right choice when you are buying your first board. Stand up paddle is the fastest growing watersport worldwide and something that Laird Hamilton predicted “will be bigger than surfing”. This means that there is a growing number of beginners joining the sport, some of whom have never surfed or even been on the water before. Tez uses his long experience of testing boards to explain the choices available and gives some important reminders for anyone at any level looking to buy a new board.

In this episode we cover

  • Hayling Island and the godfather of windsurfing Pete Chilvers
  • When Tez met SUP and his first time on a board
  • How he became the editor of SUP Mag UK
  • Tez’s board and kit testing experience
  • Basic advice to newbies when buying a board – keep it simple.
  • Width, thickness & size
  • Inflatables
  • Demo Days
  • Women in SUP
  • Board Disciplines
  • Fishing & Adventure Paddling

Links & Resources

  • SUP Mag UK
  • US and Rest Of World Red (UK)
  • Fat Stick Paddle Boards (UK)
  • Wake surfing on a SUP in Alaska (Video)
  • UK based waterman
  • Tez Plavenieks defies gravity on his windsurfer
  • Another board testing session…living the dream.

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About the Podcast

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SUPfm The International Stand Up Paddle Board Podcast
This is the podcast for stand up paddle inspiration whether you're a SUPracer , stand-up paddleboard surfer or SUP adventurer.

About your host

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Simon Hutchinson

I'm an all-season UK based paddler, BSUPA instructor, Hutch SUP Wear brand owner and podcast host and producer.
I enjoy spreading the stoke and connecting the aloha worldwide, with my love for this incredible sport