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This is the podcast for stand up paddle inspiration whether you're a SUPracer , stand-up paddleboard surfer or SUP adventurer.

We talk with guests about fitness, technique and any SUP subject geared to help and inspire across all skill and experience levels and give you what you need to get the most out of your stand-up paddleboard experience.

We cover all disciplines from SUP foiling and whitewater SUP to downwinding and we discuss issues affecting standup paddlers globally.

Our mission is to help you get on your board more, move your paddling onto the next level and increase the physical and mental health benefits for everyone who has embraced the sport world-wide.

If you have a story to tell, or would like to share your stoke then DM us on Instagram @supfmpodcast

SUPfm Simon Hutchinson

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    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

This is the podcast for stand up paddle inspiration whether you're a SUPracer , stand-up paddleboard surfer or SUP adventurer.

We talk with guests about fitness, technique and any SUP subject geared to help and inspire across all skill and experience levels and give you what you need to get the most out of your stand-up paddleboard experience.

We cover all disciplines from SUP foiling and whitewater SUP to downwinding and we discuss issues affecting standup paddlers globally.

Our mission is to help you get on your board more, move your paddling onto the next level and increase the physical and mental health benefits for everyone who has embraced the sport world-wide.

If you have a story to tell, or would like to share your stoke then DM us on Instagram @supfmpodcast

    My Year of Paddling Daily - With Dave Knight

    My Year of Paddling Daily - With Dave Knight

    This week we feature Dave Knight from @SUP3six5 who is nearing the end of his challenge to paddle daily for 365 days straight, to inspire others to connect with nature and water and boost their mental health.
    If you want to get a real taste of his exploits then the best place is on Instagram where you can check out his posts and his entertaining story highlights which have been built up lovingly over the last 350+ days.
    Check it out on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/sup3six5/
    In this episode he shares his rebooting strategy and his 'quiver' of methods for managing his own mental health, with the core of this approach being time in, on and under the water.
    Completing this project has needed a huge combination of grit, motivation and organisation and a 'day at a time' approach.
    Throughout this year he's had the support of his partner Mia, his friends and family and also organisations including O'Shea, O'Neill and Henri Lloyd. Special mentions for his paddle buddy Tim Woodhead, and his frequent wingman Jude...and not forgetting Bow.
    Support the mental health work of the charity Mind by donating to Dave's fundraising page at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sup3six5
    He's due for a BIG finish on Saturday 30th October At Wildshore Delamere https://www.wildshoredelamere.co.uk/ near Chester, finishing with a night paddle so give him a huge cheer as he crosses the line!
    Episode Name checks
    Previous guests mentioned in this episode, include Samantha Rutt, Brendon Prince and Professor Mike Tipton
    This episode is brought to you in association with Starboard.
    Starboard has a long history in board design, with Svein Rasmussen entering the windsurfing market with innovative designs back in 1994, building the brand to become market leader within a decade. The brand was quick to recognise the huge potential of stand up paddling and while maintaining careful consideration for their environmental impact, have continuously strived to produce the best boards and paddles for all abilities.
    Visit Starboard at https://sup.star-board.com/
    Keep up with SUPfm on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SUPfmPodcast/ (@SUPfmPodcast) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/supfmpodcast/ (@supfmpodcast) or subscribe to our newsletter (scroll down) https://www.supfmpodcast.com/ (https://www.supfmpodcast.com/) and get your free guide to the best apps we recommend, to get your best SUP life
    Our comprehensive online SUP safety course gives you the knowledge you need to keep safe on the water and all for less than the price of an hours on water tuition (£37) . It's available here at https://supfm.thinkific.com/
    See you on the water!

    • 41 min
    Adventuring and Instructing - With WSA's Ben Longhurst

    Adventuring and Instructing - With WSA's Ben Longhurst

    In this week's interview we feature Ben Longhurst, the Technical Director of the innovative UK organisation, The Water Skills Academy (WSA).
    Water Skills Academy cover a number of bases … they run expeditions and SUP holidays across the world, they run SUP industry events and in person events to inspire and keep paddlers informed and they were particularly active during the initial UK lockdowns with webinars...which certainly kept morale up when we couldn't get onto the water
    WSA's core mission is to offer courses to build skills and certify instructors for adventure guiding, surfing, lifesaving and a number of other specialisms. The topic of instructors isn’t something which we’ve covered before on the podcast, and while there are some clear benefits to getting coached, whatever your level, there are also real benefits to becoming an instructor, because it's fun particularly introducing people into the sport.
    Ben is an experienced adventurer in his own right and we also talk about his experience descending the worlds deepest gorge in Nepal and the west coast of Scotland
    In the episode we also talk about:
    Sian Sykes' SUPfm Episode which is here: https://www.supfmpodcast.com/episode/circumnavigating-wales-by-sup-and-other-adventures
    WSA's Lockdown Webinars here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7USWXLNQdYDnBXJZ-AkTlbFn8R6kKsp_ (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7USWXLNQdYDnBXJZ-AkTlbFn8R6kKsp_)
    Check out the video of Ben's spectacular expedition in Nepal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH4Ts3XTnZg
    Visit the WSA Website here : https://www.waterskillsacademy.com/
    Connect with WSA on social media
    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/waterskillsacademy
    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/waterskillsacademy/
    This episode is brought to you in association with Starboard.
    Starboard has a long history in board design, with Svein Rasmussen entering the windsurfing market with innovative designs back in 1994, building the brand to become market leader within a decade. The brand was quick to recognise the huge potential of stand up paddling and while maintaining careful consideration for their environmental impact, have continuously strived to produce the best boards and paddles for all abilities.
    Visit Starboard at https://sup.star-board.com/
    Keep up with SUPfm on Facebook: @SUPfmPodcast Instagram: @supfmpodcast or subscribe to our newsletter and get your free guide to the best apps we recommend, to live your best SUP life (scroll down) https://www.supfmpodcast.com/
    Our comprehensive online SUP safety course gives you the knowledge you need to keep safe on the water and all for less than the price of an hours on water tuition (£37) .
    It's available here at https://supfm.thinkific.com/
    See you on the water!

    • 56 min
    How I Circumnavigated the UK by SUP - With Brendon Prince

    How I Circumnavigated the UK by SUP - With Brendon Prince

    This week Brendon Prince makes a triumphant return to the show after his epic 4000km circumnavigation around mainland Britain, which has been covered by international and British news media.
    Brendon has broken a number of world records in the process and encountered the best and the worst of what the British coastline has to offer, and in this episode he talks about the experiences which shaped his trip including his 'interesting' encounter with Orcas.
    The purpose of his trip was to raise money to develop an app to engage school children and the public to teach water safety and ultimately reduce the number of drownings in the UK. For a coastal nation we are generally uneducated about water and the sea, and this app communicates the message to children (and adults) effectively through games, stories and interaction, which is a highly effective method.
    To check out our previous episode with Brendon https://www.supfmpodcast.com/episode/the-long-paddle-2021-with-brendon-prince (please click here)
    To contribute to the app please give here: https://thelongpaddle.co.uk/sponsorship/
    The Long Paddle Website is here : https://thelongpaddle.co.uk/
    Connect on social media
    Instagram : @thelongpaddle2021
    Facebook : @thelongpaddle2021
    Twitter : @thelongpaddle
    You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJatVfJi_TTGOE2JbzujzHw
    This episode is brought to you in association with Starboard.
    Starboard has a long history in board design, with Svein Rasmussen entering the windsurfing market with innovative designs back in 1994, building the brand to become market leader within a decade. The brand was quick to recognise the huge potential of stand up paddling and while maintaining careful consideration for their environmental impact, have continuously strived to produce the best boards and paddles for all abilities. Visit Starboard at https://sup.star-board.com/
    Keep up with SUPfm on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SUPfmPodcast/ (@SUPfmPodcast) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/supfmpodcast/ (@supfmpodcast) or subscribe to our newsletter (scroll down) https://www.supfmpodcast.com/ (https://www.supfmpodcast.com/) and get your free guide to the best apps we recommend, to get your best SUP life
    Our comprehensive online SUP safety course gives you the knowledge you need to keep safe on the water and all for less than the price of an hours on water tuition (£37) . It's available here at www.supfm.thinkific.com
    See you on the water!

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Winning the 11 Cities Race - With 24 hour World Record Holder - Niek Van Der Linde

    Winning the 11 Cities Race - With 24 hour World Record Holder - Niek Van Der Linde

    This week we feature the incredible Niek Van Der Linde, who is the four-time winner of the classic (and gritty) Non-Stop 11 Cities Race.
    This year he added to his win by simultaneously breaking the world 24 hour SUP record on a regulation board rather than the usual 'unlimited' version used for these record attempts.
    In this episode we talk about the classic 11 Cities Race, his experiences, his training and get the inside track on paddling in the Netherlands.
    Check out the video of his successful world record attempt here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCND6wkpWS_D9A9iuLBOQngQ
    Nick's website is here:
    http://www.leersup.nl/ (www.leersup.nl)
    Nick is a Fanatic team rider https://www.fanatic.com/sup
    Gear supplied by https://www.ion-products.com/
    Paddle from https://blackprojectsup.com/
    Find out about the 11 Cities Race here: https://www.sup11citytour.com/
    Connect on social media
    Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/leersupnl
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leersup/
    You tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCND6wkpWS_D9A9iuLBOQngQ
    This episode is brought to you in association with Starboard.
    Starboard has a long history in board design, with Svein Rasmussen entering the windsurfing market with innovative designs back in 1994, building the brand to become market leader within a decade. The brand was quick to recognise the huge potential of stand up paddling and while maintaining careful consideration for their environmental impact, have continuously strived to produce the best boards and paddles for all abilities. Visit Starboard at https://sup.star-board.com/
    Keep up with SUPfm on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SUPfmPodcast/ (@SUPfmPodcast) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/supfmpodcast/ (@supfmpodcast) or subscribe to our newsletter (scroll down) https://www.supfmpodcast.com/ (https://www.supfmpodcast.com/) and get your free guide to the best apps we recommend, to get your best SUP life
    Our comprehensive online SUP safety course gives you the knowledge you need to keep safe on the water and all for less than the price of an hours on water tuition (£37) . It's available here at www.supfm.thinkific.com
    See you on the water!

    • 55 min
    Paddling the Emerald Isle - with Dave Ludgate

    Paddling the Emerald Isle - with Dave Ludgate

    This week we feature Irish waterman Dave Ludgate, as we sit down for a relaxed chat about paddling across Ireland and his beautiful waters of Cork.
    Dave is also known as Subowti for reasons we uncover in the episode, and has a deep love of SUP surfing and for the environment and spends time paddling the River Lee picking up the varied objects that get dumped.
    He's happiest when he's in the water and saddest when it gets polluted.
    In this episode I set Dave the added objective of converting the County Cork Olympic O'Donovan brothers to SUP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbRFapxCgFs
    Dave is a FatStick Team Rider - https://fatstickboards.com/ (https://fatstickboards.com/)
    Dave is a North Coast Wetsuits Ambassador - https://www.northcoastwetsuits.co.uk/ (https://www.northcoastwetsuits.co.uk/)
    Clean Coasts - https://cleancoasts.org/ (https://cleancoasts.org/)
    Connect with Dave on social media
    Facebook http://www.subowti.ie/ (@)subowti
    Twitter http://www.subowti.ie/ (@)subowti
    Instagram http://www.subowti.ie/ (@)subowti
    This episode is brought to you in association with Starboard.
    Starboard has a long history in board design, with Svein Rasmussen entering the windsurfing market with innovative designs back in 1994, building the brand to become market leader within a decade. The brand was quick to recognise the huge potential of stand up paddling and while maintaining careful consideration for their environmental impact, have continuously strived to produce the best boards and paddles for all abilities. Visit Starboard at https://sup.star-board.com/
    Keep up with SUPfm on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SUPfmPodcast/ (@SUPfmPodcast) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/supfmpodcast/ (@supfmpodcast) or subscribe to our newsletter (scroll down) https://www.supfmpodcast.com/ (https://www.supfmpodcast.com/) and get your free guide to the best apps we recommend, to get your best SUP life
    Our comprehensive online SUP safety course gives you the knowledge you need to keep safe on the water and all for less than the price of an hours on water tuition (£37) . It's available here at www.supfm.thinkific.com
    See you on the water!

    • 45 min
    My Trans-Atlantic SUP Crossing - with Chris Bertish

    My Trans-Atlantic SUP Crossing - with Chris Bertish

    This week we're proud to feature Speaker, Author, Filmmaker, Conservationist and Ocean Pioneer, Chris Bertish.
    Chris has scored a number of incredible achievements, including his legendary victory at Mavericks, the big wave Californian surf break.
    In this interview we talk about his record-breaking 2016 crossing of the Atlantic by SUP which is captured in his newly released documentary 'Last Known Coordinates'.
    We were able to grab some time with Chris, speaking to him from his family beach house in South Africa. Despite the odd loss of signal, we managed to capture a fascinating interview which showcased his uncompromising attitude and methodical approach, which has propelled Chris to so many epic achievements.
    We talk about how to push your comfort zone and adaptability, being comfortable with change and not just surviving but thriving despite managing difficult and changing environments.
    While we don't personally expect to be paddling the Atlantic anytime soon, we hope that this interview will give you the everyday inspiration to keep going, embrace spending time outside your comfort zone and really go all in for your passion, whatever it is.
    Chris's next challenge is to wing-foil the Pacific in 2022 in his Transpac https://chrisbertish.com/project/transpac-wing/ (project) making the first carbon neutral crossing from California to Hawaii and crossing 2750 miles of open ocean.
    Chris Bertish Links
    Instagram - www.instagram.com/chrisbertish
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OfficialChrisBertish
    Web - www.chrisbertish.com
    Impossible Sessions - www.instagram.com/impossiblesessions
    Links for the Film
    Watch on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/lastknowncoordinates
    Watch on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/last-known-coordinates/id1573469875
    Website : www.lastknowncoordinates.com
    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/lastknowncoordinatesfilm
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/lastknowncoordinatesfilm
    Twitter: www.twitter.com/LKCfilm
    Chris Bertish Foundation
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ChrisBertishFoundation
    Instagram - www.instagram.com/chrisbertishfoundation
    This episode is brought to you in association with Starboard.
    Starboard has a long history in board design, with Svein Rasmussen entering the windsurfing market with innovative designs back in 1994, building the brand to become market leader within a decade. The brand was quick to recognise the huge potential of stand up paddling and while maintaining careful consideration for their environmental impact, have continuously strived to produce the best boards and paddles for all abilities.
    Visit Starboard at https://sup.star-board.com/
    You can keep up with SUPfm on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SUPfmPodcast/ (@SUPfmPodcast) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/supfmpodcast/ (@supfmpodcast) or subscribe to our newsletter (scroll down) https://www.supfmpodcast.com/ (https://www.supfmpodcast.com/) and get your free guide to the best apps we recommend, to get your best SUP life
    Our comprehensive online SUP safety course gives you the knowledge you need to keep safe on the water and all for less than the price of an hours on water tuition (£37) . It's available here at www.supfm.thinkific.com
    See you on the water!

    • 31 min

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Great podcast

Informative, well produced, entertaining. A great resource for paddle boarders or any outdoor enthusiasts.

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