Christmas Gift Ideas for Stand Up Paddlers
Besides; stand up paddle boards don’t fit underneath Christmas trees, so we’ve got 5 Christmas Gift Ideas for Stand Up Paddlers that won’t break the bank, (in fact they’re all under $50!) and will totally fit under that tree!
5 Christmas Gift Ideas for Stand Up Paddlers
Photography SessionThere’s nothing better than an epic photo of yourself on the water, but getting that shot isn’t easy! Finding volunteers to get in the water and film you stand up paddling all day takes some serious sweet talking, so save a mate the hassle and give them a voucher for one stand up paddling photography session. You grab the GoPro, steal a pair of fins from a bodyboarder on the beach and get out there for a day. The best bit? Doesn’t cost you a cent…
Grab Bag for Emergency RepairsMaking up a little grab-bag full of useful bits can literally save somebodies day. A SUP grab bag could contain: a spare fin key, wax, 5 minute epoxy, electrical tape, a bit of chord for a leash, sunscreen, Phillips head screwdriver, spare vent plug screw and $20 cash for emergencies.
Doing the car drop, board swap and maccas stop on a stand up paddling downwinder all takes time, energy and brain power better spent on your paddling technique. So give someone a personalised downwinder service! Pick them up at their house, strap their board onto the car and deliver them to an epic downwinder start point. Wave them off, drive to the finish line and await their arrival with a cold beer and a snack. For best results, convince your wife or husband to do the driving, so you can join your mate on the downwinder!
A giant ego boosting photoGetting photo’s printed is a big deal these days, and surprising a stand up paddling mate with a giant photo of them getting barrelled is a HUGE deal! So sort through the endless piles of crappy wipeout-to-be photo’s and find the best one, get it printed up nice and big, whack a frame on it and throw that sucker under the tree.
Stand Up Paddling LessonIf you already know how to SUP, why not give the gift of SUP to someone else? While professional lessons are good, any lesson is better than none! If you know someone who’s been thinking about SUP for a while, give them a stand up paddling lesson! Yeah your board will cop a couple of dings, and yeah it takes you off the water for a day (unless you’ve got a spare board) but teaching is fun! It’s also free!
SUP Foiling for Beginners
Looking to learn the absolute basics of SUP foiling? This video from Horue will show you how to get started.
King of the cut 2017 - track the competitors online
For the first time, competitors will wear tracking devices and can be followed in real time
The most incredible lighting storm seen to date.
Slowly spreading across the sky, a lightning bolt in super slow motion is mesmerizing to watch. Absorb yourself in it right now!