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Long Bow Race SUP Review (Narcy)

NARCY LONGBOW SUP REVIEW our SUP Team rider Narcy has been riding with us since our very inception he was one of the first people to try every one of our sups and helped create and refine many of o our designs today. Narcy has been stand up paddle boarding for many...

Widowmaker Surf SUP At The Witterings

The swell chart war looking good and the conditions were perfect to take the Widowmaker surf sup out for a few small waves at our local break in east wittering a local surf sup hub for paddlers who like to get their weekly wintery fix of waves and paddling. The...

SUP Surfing The Wittering On The Navigator

The Surf was pumping and the sun was out what more could you want on a February weekend. This weekend was one of the best swells we have seen on the south coast all winter and was an absolute score for waves with 17 second swell period ad 2-3 foot it was perfect...

Stand Up Paddleboarding Chichester Canal

Last Saturday We had the pleasure of meeting up with Tony and Gemma from TJ Board hire who run local SUP lessons and rentals as well as trips and excursions around West Sussex. We met up to trial our first SUP Race Session designed to encourage paddler looking for...

Detonator Review “Joss Brooks”…Morocco

JOSS REVIEWTeam Rider Joss Brooks has been as SBS Team rider since 2017  and has been surfing around the Newquay area all his life Jose surfs mostly high performance shortboards so was defiantly the man for the job when it cam to reviewing our detonator model. Joss...

SURFER- UK Longboarder (Lewis Stritch)

UK Surfer Longboarder Lewis Stritch give us the run down on what hes been up to. Our Team riders Lewis Stritch is a local from Bude in Cornwall and has been surfing since the age he could stand Lewis surfs all kind of boards but favours the long board has his true...

10 Simple Ways Surfers Can Go Plastic Free

why go plastic free?For a long time the world has seen pictures and videos of rubbish piling up on to beach all over the world floating in the water of desert islands or even the great pacific garbage patch creating an impenetrable trash island. this has been brought...

SUP MAG Review The Widowmaker Surf SUP

We got in touch with Sup Mag UK Again after they last tested our Widowmaker 8'3 surf SUP a few months earlier. They wanted to give our biggest Widow Maker (9'1) ago and compare what they found to the 8'3. we happily obliged and sent over a brand new  9'1 widowmaker to...

How To Wax A Surfboard

How To Wax A SurfboardWax has been used for years to help surfers gain traction and grip to their surfboards in water. Traditionally a surfboard is quit slippery in the water and without wax or traction pads I would be difficult to paddle and ride. Most surfboards...

Never Wax Your Surfboard Again

Never wax your surfboard again Waxing a surfboard can be a tricky task if you don't know what you were doing,  tropical warm cool and cold water wax as well as base coat there is quite a few different waxes you'll need depending on the conditions if you want to know...

10 Reasons Smoothies Are Perfect For Surfers

Do you like smoothies now I know what your thinking smoothies aren't just for the hipsters, they are actually an incredibly powerful way of eating that can have incredible effects o your surfing. Pro surfers like Kelly Slater, and Stephanie Gilmore have talked about...

SUP MAG REVIEW – Navigator

The SUP Mag Review  Our Navigator has been our best selling sup for the last 3 years and for good reason, its one of our most versatile all round Stand Up Paddleboards we offer. Ideal for beginners just starting out looking for s stable platform that's easy to paddle...

SUP MAG Review – The Longbow

The Don is our big board for big distances, its our high performance SUP for touring, fitness, and racing. Its all-around streamline design is perfect for flat-water performance, recreational users as well as open ocean long distance competitors looking for a board...

10 Essentials For Cold Water Surfing

When winter rolls around you know that the waves come in “usually”. This means cold waters heading your way. Surfing in the winter can be great or awful depending on how prepared you are. Don't let the cold stop you from having an awesome surf. Whether you're a...

Best 2019 NEW Surfboards

In 2019 SBS Boards are bringing you the very best in our NEW surfboard range with some brand new construction using our full flex and rapid flex technology aswell as some brand new shapes and designs just for 2019 we have revamped and improved our classic favourites...

HOW TO NOT BE A KOOK

 HOW TO KNOW IF YOUR A KOOK Other Sports you may be called a poser. Someone pretending to be better than he/she is and is very clear to see after a short period of time they're definitely not as good as they think SO WHAT IS A KOOK?  Surfers seem to have their own...

What A Vegan Surfer Eats In 1 Day

With the growing movement of veganism in the UK and the rest of the world, we wanted to explore what it means to be a vegan surfer in the UK. as our video above shows one of our team rider JACK and what he eats in a day as a vegan surfer in the UK Veganism has quite...

Should All Surfers Be VEGAN?

With so much hype about the environment and Veganism in the news and media, we wanted to ask the question: Should all surfers be Vegan?  Veganism has grown massively around the world in the last few years, in increase in popularity has been especially noticeable here...

Jack Buckingham Reviews The Predator Surfboard !!

JACKS REVIEWOur Team Rider Jack Buckingham has been surfing The SBS Predator model for over a year now, he's surfed it in small waves, big waves, pumping waves and mushy waves. So we thought who would be better to give you the lowdown, on how the predator stands up...

Kelly Slaters Wave Pool Full Story !!

KELLYS WAVE The 11-time world champion of surfing, Kelly Slater made dreams come true for almost any surfer on the planet, when he released his first "Kelly's Wave Video". it was the stuff of dreams and our wildest dreams at that! Perfect man-made waves that were...

How To Hold Your Breath Longer For Surfing

How to Improve Your Breath-Hold for SurfingWhy is Your Breath-Hold Important in Surfing?Holding your breath might not seem too important apart from the obvious of going underwater in a wipeout, duck dive or even in a bad hold down, but that's never more than...

Why We Only Make Epoxy Surfboards

Why We Only Make Epoxy Surfboards At SBSboards we ensure that every Surfboard is designed and manufactured to the highest possible standards using only the best materials available. We continually strive to better ourselves with every board we make, repeatedly...

2019 Best Sups

WHATS COMING IN 2019 In 2019 sbsboards are bringing you the very best in our stand up paddle board range with new construction, new designs and new sizes as well as our classic favourite designs that we know you have come to love. our goal for our SUP range in 2019 is...

10 Ways To Get Sponsored In Surfing

Have you ever wanted to become a sponsored surfer? If you're reading this then it's safe to say it's probably crossed your mind. When you see your favourite pro surfers living the dream, surfing all over the world at exotic locations, with perfect waves, making a...

Surfing Ultimate Myths

Surfing’s Top 10 Ultimate Myths The world of surfing has many myths and legends, it is rife with superstition, so how can you separate the myths, from the facts?Whether you’re just getting into surfing, or you’re a seasoned pro, you might have heard some of these...

Why Is Sup Volume Important

Why Is Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Volume important? Well before we get into that you have to know a few things… Your weight Your height Your Stand-Up Paddleboarding ability The conditions you want to use it in - Your weight is important when it comes to standing up...

How To Get Sponsored In Surfing

How to Get Sponsored In Surfing Do you want to get sponsored in surfing? Have you dreamed about slapping those corporate stickers on your board and living the pro lifestyle? Well luckily, today we are going to talk about just that.  How to get sponsored in surfing!...

What Kelly Slater Eats For Breakfast

What Does Kelly Slater Eat For Breakfast?   If you know anything about professional surfing, you will know that the 11-time world surfing champion, doesn't do anything by halves as his long winning legacy and competition know, he will do almost anything to win....

How To Calculate Sup Volume

How To Calculate Your Perfect Sup Volume So you’ve just got into stand-up paddle boarding and are looking for your first paddle board, there are a few things to think about. One of the main considerations is volume. In a stand-up paddleboard (SUP), this is the amount...

SUP Volume Guide For Beginners

SUP Volume Guide For Beginners The Ultimate SUP Volume Guide, if your a beginner or even an intermediate paddleboarder you may have heard about sup volume? you may have asked what is "SUP volume" why Is stand up paddleboard volume so important? Well before we get into...

The Wipe Out That Nearly Killed Kelly Slater

The Wipeout that Nearly killed Kelly Slater >>>> Yes, even the surf gods like Kelly Slater can have a close call from time to time, the 11-time world champion Professional surfer Kelly Slater talks about his experience with the wave in France that almost...

How To Fix A Surfboard Ding

How To Repair A Surfboard  Fast We have all been there… you're travelling through a far-off exotic country, you are just about to go out for a surf and the waves look great, but you find out you got a ding from your last session or you damage your board on...

5 Weird Superstitions Most Surfers Believe In

5 Weird Superstitions Most Surfers Believe In Superstitions can be a weird thing that might not have any real world or scientific evidence to back them up, but people still believe that walking under a ladder, or meeting a black cat in your path can give you bad luck,...

Why I Love Surfing In The UK !!

One of the best cinematic surf clips I think we have seen this year representing the UK surf scene If you a surfer in the UK you might know the hard grind of the winter swell freezing cold water and wind almost no sun and full length 5'4 wetsuits will all the...

WHY KELLY SLATER WENT VEGAN

The King Of Surfing Goes Vegan "Kelly Slater"   Kelly Slater the 11-time world champ of surfing has always been known for eating pretty healthy, and if you watch any interview with him talking about food by god he knows a lot about health and nutrition. But more...

6 Reasons The Pea Shooter Is Our Ultimate Fun Board

6 Reasons The Pea Shooter Is Our Ultimate Fun Board The Peashooter is one of our most fun boards to surf its got so much potential in any conditions and can be especially fun for a beginner to intermediate surfer. Here are our 6 top reasons the pea shooter is our...

WHY KELLY’S WAVE POOLS WONT WORK !!!

WHY KELLY’S WAVE POOLS WONT WORK !!!Why kelly slaters wave pools won't work !!! Team rider Jack picks the pros and cons to kelly slaters wave pool idea in his brand new surf talk feature on his channel. understanding the progressions of waves pools and the...

4 Reasons Going Vegan Can Help Your Surfing

4 Reasons Going Vegan Can Help Your Surfing  “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” ~ Hippocrates Whether you’re a pro surfer or your average joe we all want to get better at surfing, improving is name of the game and having a blast whilst you do. Eating...

Why Are So Many Pro Surfers Going Vegan ?

Why Are So Many Pro Surfers Going Vegan? If you’re in the know, you might see a lot of our favourite world tour pro surfer posting more pictures of smoothie bowls and hashtagging the words vegan in their Instagram post. You might not really care or even bother what...

Hunting for Waves With The Predator Surfboard

The Predator is our ultimate wave catching board in almost any size wave. It can be surfed in knee high waves to well overhead fully barreling surf and still paddle like an absolute dream helping you get in earlier in the big stuff and plane quicker in small waves....

The Bull “Small Waves Big Fun”

The Bull “Small Waves Big Fun” The Bull is our super fun small wave surfboard that sits right in between out spud stick and our motivator shortboard slight more refined than our spud stick in outline 1 Packed Full Of Volume The Bull is our most fun shortboard to date...

Top 5 WORST Wipeouts Of All Time

      5 Insane WipeoutsWe've all been there paddling out in some sketch or big condition and the set comes we are in the spot paddling with your heart in your mouth and boom we taking off everything seems like it was meant to be and boom we catch a rail...

!!! BEST Small Wave Surfboard !!!

!!!The BEST Small Wave Surfboard !!! Team rider Jack has been putting the predator surfboard through its paces last few months and this is his verdict.   Our Team Rider Jack Atlantic is back at it again with another Vlog about what he's been up to surfing in the...

The Best Camera For Surf Photography and Video

The Best Camera For Surf Photography and Video Sam from SBS boards What I use and the team around me uses to get our shots. what lenses we use settings and all the rest that goes with taking photos and video for surfing. I will start by saying im no camera guru. I...

What It Feels Like To Surf Kelly’s Wave

Living the dream Surfing Kellys waves pool..... From its first videos in 2016 kelly has played willy wonker and his wave pool factory almost showing people the incredible wonderland know as the ranch. Its pretty much the dream of every surfer on the planet to push a...