SUP in a Bag - Holidays and Short Breaks’ Survey

In 2018 we piloted some SUP in a Bag Holidays and shared some amazing adventures. In 2019 we hope to develop more options including Learn to SUP in a Weekend, SUP Like a Local and Marine Eco Adventures including beach cleans and SUP Rockpooling.

Please help to shape these experiences by completing this short survey. Questionnaire respondents will be entered into a prize draw to win a half day SUP Tour for two and receive a 10% discount off their first booking of 2019.

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Secondhand Red Paddle Co Boards

Secondhand Red Paddle Co Ride 10’6 & 10’8 Packages for Sale 2017 & 2018

Just 2 boards left

All the boards are very well used but all are airtight and have many years of use left in them.   They have lots of scratches on the underside and some superficial deck marks.   I prefer that people see them before buying, but can courier for an additional fee of £25.  No quibble return within 3 months and the 2018 boards still have manufacturers warranties ranging from May to August.

Each Red Paddle Co package includes a board, 3 piece vario paddle, bag, titan, leash, pump, small waterproof bag and BDH with repair kit.  The accessories are little used or new, packages can be adapted to vary the price by swapping paddles and new bags / pumps around.

Note that the paddles are either mid range or high end with original package RRP £899 & £999. (10'8 RRP £1049).  There's some scope to mix the paddles up to change the package price and to provide new paddles

2017 10'8 Ride with Carbon Paddle  - £600  (RRP £1050) This board is August 2017 and has significant fading of Red logos and fins (anything blue looks good), slight patches of rust marks on the top of the nose due to the roof rack. [SOLD]

2017 10'8 Ride with New Carbon Nylon  - £625  (RRP £950) This board is August 2017 and has significant fading of Red logos and fins (anything blue looks good), slight patches of rust marks on the top of the nose due to the roof rack. New bag. [SOLD]

2018 10'6 Ride with Glass (great condition) Paddle £750 (RRP £949) board & Paddle overall look great new bag & pump.

2018 10'8 Rides with Glass Paddle £799 (RRP £999) New pump, new bag.

The boards are in use check out the most recent pics on Facebook and if you are interested, you are welcome to take a look or hire one for the day and get the hire price taken off the sale.   I rather people come and have good look, but pictures can be provided on request.

If you wish to paddle independently you may be interested in Best Places to Paddle in Cornwall, How to Plan a Coastal Journey and SUP Holidays

Secondhand Red Paddle Co Rides 10'6 & 10'8 (2016 & 2017)

All boards are very well used but all have many years left in them.  Any significant issues are stated below and photos can be provided on request.  All have been checked and are air tight.  I prefer that people see them before buying, but can courier for an additional fee of £25.  No quibble return.

Each Red Paddle Co package includes a board, glass or carbon 3 piece vario paddle, leash, bag, titan pump, small waterproof bag and BDH with repair kit.   Packages can be adapted to vary the price by swapping paddles and new bags / pumps around.

Note that the paddles are either mid range or high end with original package RRP £899 & £999. (10'8 RRP £1049).  There's some scope to mix the paddles up to change the package price.

2016 10'6 Ride with Glass (mid range) paddle  - £490 (Unused Bag) This board has been used for two seasons, lots of scratches underneath, fading of Red logos and  fade of fins, 2 patches of rust marks on the top of the nose due to the roof rack, paddle a 3 piece new Alloy.

2016 (October) 10'6 Ride with Glass (great condition) Paddle £570 or new alloy £550 board overall looks great

2017 two* 10'6 Rides  £630 New pump, little used bag, New Alloy or + £60 new Glass Fibre -  Board blue looks vibrant, but red logo faded on top and bottom.  Small marks from roof rack on the top on the nose.  Fins great.

2017 10'8 Ride £650 New Alloy or + £60 new Glass Fibre  superficial marks on the deck and an obvious rust stain on the front from the Roof Rack.  Slightly used bag & new pump.  Carbon Paddle has cosmetic signs of wear in great condition.

2017 10'8 Ride £750 Carbon Paddle (RRP £1049) superficial marks on the deck.  New Bag & Pump.  Carbon Paddle has cosmetic signs of wear.

The boards are in use check out the most recent pics on Facebook and if you are interested, you are welcome to take a look or hire one for the day and get the hire price taken off the sale.   Here's a selection of photos.

If you wish to paddle independently you may be interested in Best Places to Paddle in Cornwall, How to Plan a Coastal Journey and SUP Holidays

Facebook 'Who's Picture' Competition: Win a SUP Tour for 4 people

SUP in a Bag provides amazing Stand Up Paddleboard experiences for beginner to intermediate paddlers across mid Cornwall.  Photos are taken every trip and many of our fellow paddlers allow us to use them on our website, there are so many beautiful shots we thought that it would make a great competition.

The prize is a our most popular experience the 2.5 hour Guided Tour in small groups.  For your chance to win a Tour for you and 3 friends or a private Family SUP (children +6 years) a prize worth £160:-

For your chance to win the prize worth £160 visit Facebook/SUPinaBagUK to see photos of the contenders 

Cola SUP Dog - Joff Walls - Kelly SUP Club - A Seal - Jimbo - Owner Mand

An appearance includes distant views, significant body parts (feet!) and if the same picture appears more than once it will be counted more than once.  Embedded social media and video are excluded. Judged based on content on 30th January (no significant changes planned).

The competition finishes on 30th January, 2018.  The winner will be chosen at random from the list of correct entries.  The Prize Tour must be taken by 30th October 2018 and should be booked in early particularly for busy periods such as the school holidays and summer weekends. 

 

Introduction - Part 1 Planning a Coastal SUP Journey

My favourite thing to do is to grab a few good friends, load up the boards, be armed with a picnic and go and explore a stunning stretch of Cornish coastline.  At any point in time I have a wish list of paddles, special because they are challenging, on quieter more exposed stretches that are only possible a couple of days a year, are noted for their wildlife, have mesmerising named features such as ‘Flavel’s Hole,’  or there is destination waterside pub awaiting.

 Lambsowden Cove, The Roseland  I call this the Camel, the remains of the arch at the entrance of this collapsed cave. Alas the head has recently fallen off.

Lambsowden Cove, The Roseland

I call this the Camel, the remains of the arch at the entrance of this collapsed cave. Alas the head has recently fallen off.

As a SUP Guide living and playing in Cornwall I know how lucky I am and  I so enjoy sharing my passion for exploring the coast and making it accessible to all abilities of paddlers.    I notice that paddlers tend not to paddle beyond the cove and that there is little support or resources to help you make the step to independently create your own micro adventures.

This article  is aimed at giving an overview of the key issues in planning a 1 hour to 1 day paddle along a section of coastline.  It is not a definitive guide but will raise the key issues and point to further resources.

The usual disclaimers apply with all such advice in the outdoors.  All watersports have risks and no amount of information can be a substitute for training and experience.  Only you can know your ability, and that of those in your group, only you will be able to read the conditions  on the day, and so be able to make good decisions.

If in doubt employ a Guide or seek training.   SUP in a Bag provides Stand Up Paddleboard Tours and Holidays including training in Coastal Journey Planning Weekend.

A bit of general advice

Stay Safe

Paddle within your own and your group’s abilities, prepare and equip yourselves.

Remain flexible with your plans

I know how tricky this is to do, particularly if you have just a weekend and you have set your heart on a particular  adventure.   When you are gathering experience you need conditions to be excellent and mother nature is not always co-operative  or even predictable.   Have a back-up plan for different conditions and have the confidence to postpone or even abort a trip, this is never a bad decision.

Research and plan

There is so much you can do sat at your computer at home.   The internet is an amazing resource which I use daily and in so many different ways.

Leadership and the group

It is important (and fun) to share the experience with other people.  The moment you plan the activity even if everyone is at the same level you become the leader by default.  Sharing out tasks and planning together is a great way to share the responsibility but also to upskill the whole group. 

Gain more experience

You want to stretch yourself and the best way to learn is to gain experience but if you are not sure, seek out professional help.  This may involve being guided on the particular stretch of coast first and talking through the key issues on route.   

Why not join one of our Coastal Journey Planning Weekends ?


The best locations & conditions in which to plan your first coastal journey

  • In a location which has access and egress points all along it, and which is sheltered from the Atlantic swell.  
  • In conditions which are deemed flat (this term can be misleading as on the sea the water under your boards moves constantly in all conditions)
  • In gentle off shore winds of less than 10 mph.  It is always great to have the wind assist you on the return journey.
  • With a couple of well-equipped friends who are all competent paddlers.