SUP INTERNATIONAL SPRING 2020 ISSUE
Subscribe or purchase a single copy in either premium print or digital format.
(Prices include delivery) With existing subscribers soon.
Front Cover Alexis Deniel, on the fringe in Sri Lanka Photo Laurent Nevarez
Ceylon Stories: South West Sri Lanka is fast becoming the most popular wave destination for winter lay ups, but is it still possible to find a quality, quiet wave to yourself? Alexis Deniel has a few tricks up his sleeve…
Polar Bear: A few years ago, everyone wanted to take down the Polar Bear because when he grew up, they wouldn’t have a chance. Today, Christian Anderson is nearing his goal of becoming the fastest paddler on Earth.
Desire Lines: Kai-Nicolas Steimer finds an off-the-grid idyll just a few miles outside of Helsinki. If crackling fires, fresh caught fish and log cabin porches sound good right now, maybe we’ll see you there.
Turning Points: Finn gets his head down and paddles through a month of back-to-back, no-matter-what sessions and emerges the other side a different paddler to when he went in.
Green Medicine: Cornwall based GP Paul Sampson provides some sound medical guidance on the benefits of sup. We suggest printing this off, laminating it and producing it as a sanctioned reason to leave the house.
Quiet Union: Jeremie Tronet takes us on a lazy downwind tour through the mangroves of Union Island, Grenadines before alighting for a restorative rum-punch at the crab shack.
Cold Gold: No matter how tough you’ve got it at your local spot, spare a though for the surfers in the North East of England. Here, 5 degrees feels like minus 30, and you are taunted by the prospect of Europe’s best waves. But sometimes it comes together…
Gla-Gla: The big (and last for a while) European race this winter was the stunning Apline Gla-Gla. Alex Tryer made her international race debut there and talks us through the baptisms of ice that came her way.
Perspectives: You could say it’s 6 pages of ‘wish you were here’, but with the right drone photography most places look this good.
Paddle Science: When you’ve got a bit of time on your hands and no where else to invest your energy, look inwards and invest in yourself. This time, we’re looking at immune boosting tips.
Test Reports: Bit off a monster round up this issue, between the storms: Aquamarina Wave, BIC Beach, Hypr Nalu Gun, Gladiator Pro, Loco Bommie, Red Paddle Compact, Sandbanks Style Ultimate Art, and SIC Okeanos.
For further information email us at firstname.lastname@example.org