Devoted to the slightly niche but ever-growing world of Stand-Up Paddle surfing, SUP (we love a name that works on different levels) is a quarterly magazine that covers this interesting sport and passion impressively well.
SUP explores the Stand Up Paddle surfing scene across the world, examining locations and groups doing this pretty much everywhere, and showing off some astonishing photography as a result. It offers reviews of recently released boards and a paddle buyer’s guide, as well as expert advice on how to improve your technique, and also explores the SUP culture across the world, featuring interviews, news and views.
Buy a single copy of SUP or a subscription of your desired length, delivered worldwide. Current issues sent same day up to 3pm!
All magazines sent by 1st Class Mail UK & by Airmail worldwide (bar UK over 750g which may go 2nd Class).
We can only assume that when the editorial staff of SUP decided to adopt the acronym of their sport as the title of their magazine they knew it was also a casual, laidback, surfer kind of greeting – ‘sup?’
Regardless of the name, we have to admit that SUP was a bit of a new one to us. Has heard of surfing, knows the imagery of the surfing riding a huge wave, mastering nature on a flimsy board. Despite seeming to be an offshoot of surfing, it is actually closely related to the origins, with the paddle being the traditional method of propulsion out to sea by the Polynesian originators of surfing.
We think that paddle-surfing represents something just as good as surfing itself – we are not going to play the two off against each other because they are both good in their own way. It is much, much easier to learn to Stand Up Paddle surf – even a completely uncoordinated non-athlete such as us here at Newsstand could learn how to do it in about an hour, and it offers a nice, relaxing way to enjoy the water. We love the idea of paddling down a river with a couple of mates, exploring exotic and new scenery, and as soon as we get some decent weather we’ll be down the local canal to give it a try. NB