An accidental adventure.

Summertime on the Isle of Wight and it seems like forever since we’ve had a decent groundswell (there’s been a few days of windswell which can be fun in it’s own way, but it’s not the same) and so without surfing I need to get my saltwater fix in other ways. Most days I’ll go for an open-water swim, Freshwater, Totland and Colwell being my favourite destinations (in that order) or when the conditions are right, I’ll get the paddleboard out, and go for a SUP and explore our beautiful coastline with some friends. This blog is about a little SUP adventure that took place back in June, the day we paddled from Freshwater Bay to Totland Bay on the longest day of the year, which also turned out to be one of the hottest days on record. You can see a photographic record of the trip in the gallery below, and you can read the full article ‘Long Way Round’ as published in the Summer 2017 edition of the mag or online here

Date: Tuesday 20th June 2017
Location: Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight
Time: 1100 hrs
Temperature: 31C
Team: Charlie Cripwell, Ian Pacey, Jason Swain


Freshwater Bay Paddleboard Co Inflatable Touring SUP (11’5 x 32 x 6) – Jason
Freshwater Bay Paddleboard Co Classic SUP (9’11 x 31.5) – Charlie
Freshwater Bay Paddleboard Co All-Round inflatable SUP (10’6 x 33 x 6)- Ian

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