Paddle Board podcast hits the water for its launch weekend
This weekend sees the launch of a new Stand Up Paddle podcast, SUPfm. Nick Robinson updates SUPboarder on his new venture with Simon Hutchinson
If you are a fan of the hottest and fastest growing water sport in the world, then Friday May 1st 2015 is a date to mark in your diary. It’s the official launch of the SUPfm podcast, an online radio series devoted to stand up paddle boarding (SUP).
There aren’t many people who will visit a beach anywhere around the world this summer and not see a SUP out there. Standing on a large ‘surf board’ and paddling with a single long paddle is an increasingly common sight, with water sports companies offering SUP hires alongside their kayaks and surfboards. Unlike many water sports, however you can immediately get out there and experience all the benefits, within minutes of starting your first session. Fans are hooked by the feeling of walking on water and seeing nature from a new perspective, as well as getting a full body workout without it ever feeling like a chore.
The SUPfm podcast was created to help and inspire paddle boarders from beginners to experienced paddlers and it covers topics and interviews with the personalities who are supporting its massive growth across the world.
New episodes are released weekly and span the range of SUP activities, from racing to SUP Yoga, from adventure and exploration to fitness and training, with episodes focused on all levels of skill and experience. We have a bunch of fascinating individuals from all continents lined up to share their knowledge and experience and offer inspiration to our listeners.
The podcast is hosted by Portugal based, South African, Nick Robinson, owner of the Algarve SUP stand up paddle school and co-hosted and produced by Simon Hutchinson, owner of Hutch SUP Wear in the UK.
“Our mission is to spread the love of stand up paddling by inspiring others to take up the sport and paddle more.” Said Simon “There is an exciting spirit around this new sport and we want to share this spirit and excitement through our weekly podcast”
Subscribe to SUPfm on iTunes or Sticher and on our website www.supfm.com
The launch weekend will offer listeners three brand new episodes, released on Friday 1st, Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd May.
Words by Nick Robinson.