Let me tell you about a very common question that I get asked quite regularly. There is no simple answer to this question, but I will try and be of some assistance now with this post. The question usually goes something like this: I’ve been SUP surfing now for a few months and I am doing really well, the board I have is just too big and heavy and I feel I need something a bit smaller as it is holding me back and a new smaller SUP will allow my surfing to improve out of sight! What board would you recommend?
Now, there is no real simple quick fix answer to this question, but my number one suggestion would be to stop picking on your poor old board and pay a bit more attention to the person riding it ha ha. Yes, you may be ready for a new board, but getting on a smaller board too soon may slow down your surfing progression if you are not quite ready for it. If you are serious about becoming a stylish, smooth SUP surfer, here are some suggestions that will help you along your way to figuring out the answer.
If you can tick off each of these points, yes, I think you may be ready to upgrade your board. Otherwise, if you spend a bit of time working on the above-mentioned points, I can guarantee you will start to notice some impressive improvement in your SUP surfing. Just think about it, if you spend a bit more time perfecting your big old heavy board and start to really throw it around, just imagine the damage you will do when you step on a smaller, lighter board! Yeeeeow now we’re talking! Summer’s on its way, you’ve got some work to do. Get into it and remember nothing comes easy. Have fun.
We are very proud to announce that we have a new range of SUP's arriving in our store early December, just in time for Christmas! Arriving is the new PS carbon surf series and also the all new 14' race board. I will keep you posted on their progress. I'm pretty damn excited!
For years I have been inviting customers out to my place in the bush to view our SUP's when it was time for them to purchase. Don't get me wrong, I love to have customers visit our little piece of bush paradise, but it has been really hard work trying to drag all of the boards out of my storage shed and then pack them all away again. But we survived it. What a different story it is now with our new show room!!!! Heaps of room to move and the boards are permanently on display. You can wander around at your own leisure and view all of our boards and ask as many questions as you like. It's ideal! We are wrapped!
We are so stoked to have our new shop! You will have to drop in and have a look. We now stock a range of SUP accessories and are sure to have something for you. When we were selecting what to stock, we tried to find a range of products that would be great gift ideas to try and help people along with there always tricky Christmas shopping. Check out the buckle up Creatures of Leisure surf caps and bucket hats we now have in store!
See you in there soon,
Ever since I got the new Pressure System 8'6" surf SUP's I have been convinced that they are my favourite SUP for surfing. Especially after our trip to Bali this year, I just could not find a fault in the 8'6 in the very solid conditions we experienced over there. But just the other day I threw the 7'4" Wombat back in the water and grabbed a few waves. WOW, WOW, WOW! It felt amazing! Fast, snappy, slidey, just so much fun. After I got the hang of it again, I'm not so sure that the 8'6 is my favourite. What a dilemma! If only I could surf with the 8'6 under one foot and the Wombat under the other, I could enjoy both worlds.
You can come and check out both the 8'6" and the Wombat at our new shop opening next week! And there are some more additions to our surf range arriving very soon.
If you are a beginner, don't forget that we offer daily SUP lesson / tours on the Merimbula Lake every morning! Make sure you book your session @ merimbulasuplessons.com.au or call me on 0407 420 496. Check the pictures below of this mornings session. We experienced possibly the best morning Spring has to offer!
It's just over a week now until the opening of our new shop! Our shop is located right in the heart of Merimbula and we are very happy with the progress. It is going to look sweeeet!! We will have plenty of stand up paddle boards for sale as well as accesories. You can also book your SUP lessons here and organise daily and weekly SUP hire. It's going to be super cool so make sure you pop in to check it out!
p.s. check out the picture of the counter top I have just finished. I took this pic just after I had applied the epoxy to the surface. Amazing reflection.
We are proud to announce that we now stock the Dockslocks SUP locking systems and accessories. Lock up your SUP or surfboards to protect them from theft. Simply attach the Docklocks system to your leg rope plug or fin box to protect your pride and joy. You can attach multiple boards to the one cable and we even have paddle attachments if you would like to lock that up as well! Lock your board to the roof racks, your caravan or even at the beach. Check the attached clip for instructions on how to use this cool system! The perfect gift idea. Call or message if you require further details.
Yes, that's correct! We are opening a shop front in Merimbula on October the 1st! Our shop is going to be jam packed with Pressure System SUP's and accessories and you can also book your SUP lessons and tours. We are also introducing daily and weekly SUP hire this season! So if you are in the Merimbula region, drop in for a chat.
See you there!
A customer took advantage of the awesome spring weather yesterday for a try before you buy session. Remember, if you’re interested in getting into SUP, you can also enjoy our free try before you buy service anytime!