sup-north-boardsThis Saturday we’ll be at Southport Sailing Club’s Push the Boat Out Demo Day, offering free SUP taster sessions! If you think fancy trying stand up paddle boarding, this is a great opportunity to have a little go and meet some paddle boarders.

If you’re paddle boarding already, and thinking of buying your own board, or an upgrade for surfing, touring or racing it’s also a great chance to get your feet on some different boards before you make your decision! We have all round inflatable boards from Red Paddle Co, Starboard, Fanatic and JP, surf-specific inflatables from Red Paddle Co and Fanatic, and 12’6″ Touring and Race boards from Starboard SUP too.

There’s no charge to have a go! All you need to bring is a towel and suitable clothes – a wetsuit is fine, but not essential. Board shorts and rash vest are ideal, or sportswear that’s quick-drying – as you may get wet! (no cotton or denim!). You’ll need to wear enclosed shoes – wetsuit boots or aqua shoes are ideal, otherwise old trainers that you don’t mind getting wet. Children are welcome as long as parents participate and are with them at all times. Go here to our Facebook event page for more details.

You can also try sailing – there’s a nominal charge of £1 for insurance purposes and all equipment is supplied. Details here.