SUP INTERNATIONAL AUTUMN 2019 ISSUE
Trans Europe Express: From the Cliffs of Moher, Ireland to the daffodil fields of Holland, Bart de Zwart scours takes a line through mid-northern Europe, connecting incredible locations with his sup rolled up in the boot of a tiny rental car.
Escape Philosophy: Thomas Oschwald continues his surreal challenges with a mission to find the quietest corners of one of Greece’s busiest resort islands.
The French River: Maria Andres goes native in Alberta, following the flow of the French River, with sustenance provided by s’mores and
The Great Summit: Mullaghmore is one of those places that everyone knows about, but only a very small percentage are ever going to head there on a forecast. Finn Mullen is the only man to paddle surf it when it’s proper, but as he reveals there is a different side to this crucible of fear.
Replenish: Sardinia, probably the quickest, easiest win for some late season soul-quenching sunshine, clear waters and world’s greatest ever pasta. Manuela Jungo writes home.
Cold Shoals: The North East of England probably has more quality waves per square mile than any other coastline on the mainland, but it probably also has more confounding variables. Local hero Joe Thwaites swims out with his water housing to catch some golden moments.
High Altitude Hunting: Canadian photographer/adventurer Jim Martinello has a knack for dreaming up, and carrying out awe-inducing adventures that combine the seemingly polarised disciplines of sup and rock climbing. Here’s his latest from above the skyline.
Future Directions: This will change the way you think about your paddle technique. Typically, many of us pursue the hinged, shoulder stack style, but there is mounting opinion and evidence that this is actually slowing us down. Glenn Eldridge introduces the superior Nordic Technique.
Paddle Science: Training for dynamic power! With the sun about to spend a lot more time on the other side of the earth, we can start to hit full surf potential in the gym. Kate Starling highlights the relationship between power surfing and compound movements.
Next Level: Blue Ewer kicks off a new technique series dedicated to ‘show up and blow up’ surfing. Right now, putting the exclamation point on your rides with a big, above the lip finishing move.
Get Psyched: Preparing for the final, or is it the first, season of the year. Sian Sykes thrives in the cold water zone and has some valuable insights to help you maintain your core temperature when the sun barely makes it over the mountains.
Test Reports: This issue Jamie Crossman and Dom Moore work their way through the longsup Loco Inca and shortboards Loco Diablo and Nah Skwell Snap, and the versatile SMIK Hipster Twin Transformer. On the inflatable tip it’s the Gladiator Touring 12’6 and Aqua Marina Race 12’6.
The Close Out: Ever get the feeling you’ve been had?
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