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The Atlantic SUP Crossing Starts on the Wrong Foot
French athlete Nicolas Jarossay announced his attempt to cross the Atlantic Ocean on SUP last year. He would become the first man to perform such a stunt. However, the rider did not count on gear issues. Nicolas launched into the ocean a couple of d...
New Gear on the Market: Sigma-Ibag Inflatable Rescue System
The Sigma-Ibag inflatable Rescue System is an innovative product that acts as both a dual storage and water-safety tool for inflatable sup boards. Developed by Siren-supsurfing, this system attaches to the sup board, allowing the paddler to feel saf...
Kite Rescue and Pack Down Guide by the ISAF
If you are a seasoned kiteboarder, the kite rescue and pack techniques are well known to you. However if you are in your early days of kiteboarding and don’t hang much with the pros, a guide to learn these techniques might come in handy. This i...
SUP River Thames
River Thames might not be the perfect venue to enjoy a cool SUP session, but luckily Stand up paddler Adam Balls was there at the right time. While he was paddling with his friends along the river, he spotted a girl lying motionless in the water. He...
Rescue Procedures
Self rescue techniques are very important. The first thing you need to do is make sure that you are attached to the leash and then let go of the bar. Go towards the kite up the leash line. At the same time avoid to get tangled in the lines. Keep a...
Landing in Case of Emergency
There are times when the weather turns rough in the blink of an eye or you are urged by other reasons to get on the beach. The wind can get extremely strong and the waves can become too high. These conditions make even advanced and experienced rid...
On the 18th of May, 2008 a kitesurfer fell from his board and got into a bit of a jam off the coast at Corton. Luckily for him a lot of people noticed his predicament and called the emergency services. He was two times lucky as one of his friends jum...