A question friends often ask… what shall I take SUPing? & when you think about it, not a lot really.
So, here’s my top 5 essentials for getting on the water.
1. A SUP!
Your SUP board, of course, is essential if you want to go for a paddle on the water. You might be fortunate to own your own either inflatable or hardboard. Or you might be heading somewhere you can hire one.
I bought my Fanatic Fly Air Premium 10’8” for £475 from the lovely Lucy at SUPFit at the end of her season teaching back in 2016. Brand new it would retail about £840.
2. Waterproof Bum Bag
To keep your car keys, sun cream & money for a drink if you SUP to a local pub or even your lippie as you never know who you might meet!
£7.95 from Surf Surf Surf*
* This one seems to have sold out, so might be worth a little search on Google
3. Waterproof mobile phone case
If you want to make your friends envious by taking lots of photos of you SUPing on the water, then a waterproof mobile phone case is pretty handy & can hang from your neck.
Mine was a gift from Yosh & only cost £5.99
4. Surf Leggings
In the winter I wear a wetsuit, booties & gloves, & in the summer I’d wear a bikini & sports clothing.
One of my fave things to wear are surf leggings & I love my 1mm pair from Roxy I picked up a few years ago.
This Roxy pair are pretty cute from Magic Seaweed & retail at £74.99 & now £51.99 in the sale!!
5. Can of something cheeky
When I was last on the water, my friend & I decided the only thing missing was a G&T or one of those M&S cocktails in a can to make the moment even more perfect.
PC: Visit Idaho
So, what are your essentials for going our on the SUP? Anything you can’t live without? Would love to hear what you think.