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The idea of paddling with more than one person on a SUP is still a very new concept for many of us. But as soon as we saw the new Red Paddle Co Tandem board earlier this year,  a joint adventure paddle was on our SUP bucket list for sure! Myself and Reuben were all setup for a childfree weekend SUP adventure away, camping on the beach etc… but unfortunately the weather had other ideas and made us have to rethink our  Red Tandem adventure plans.

This is the video blog of the paddle we recently did with our 4 year daughter in Cornwall, UK – ‘One board, one family & one micro adventure.’ It wasn’t the long weekend SUP adventure we had initially planned but it was great fun all the same. Paddling to a beautiful remote spot only assessable by water was amazing. And being able to enjoy it together as a family on one board was even better…

Our overview of the Red Paddle Co Tandem

As soon as we saw the Tandem we were keen to give it a try, but weren’t convinced about the idea of paddling together. Would we still be talking to each other at the end of it?!!! And a board can’t be that stable can it? But we soon got the feel of the board and after just 5mins on the water we were off paddling comfortably together as a family of 3. It was a great feeling being able to chat and share our experiences without having to shout across the water and ruin the moment we set-out to enjoy. As Reuben mentions in the blog the stability of the board is unreal and this is something that we didn’t expect. It almost feels like the more weight you put on the board the more stable it becomes.

“For a family or a couple the Red Tandem is a great paddling experience that will have you enjoying the social side of SUP even more…  smiles all round.”

Words : Lucy Ellis

The Red Paddle Co Tandem 15′ / Package prices from £1649

Board details:
  • Length        15”
  • Width         34″
  • Thickness   8″
  • Fin set up   US box center fin
  • Rider size   up to 3

View the paddle on GeoSUP here : www.geosup.com/app

Read on for brand video, details and website www.redpaddleco.com

LIGHTWEIGHT BUT STRONG

MSL fusioncomposite and airtight coating, MSL involves fusing a second layer of hard-wearing polymer to the dropstitch core at the raw material stage, removing hand gluing errors. The high-tech industrial process saves almost 2kg in weight whilst making the boards stiffer at lower pressures. With our third generation of MSL material now in use, our boards are more durable than ever, if you don’t believe us then check out this videoof us driving a 22 tonne digger over it!

TITAN – THE KING OF PUMPS

When you unpack your Red Paddle Co board for the first time, inside you’ll find the lightweight Titan pump. It’s the world’s best SUP pump and was created by our expert engineers to make inflating your board a cinch. The secret is in the dual-chamber system and high-flow handle, which pumps air into your board at up to 60mph, ensuring it inflates to the recommended pressure level while using less of your energy. The tandem is also supplied with our classic HP Pump so you can share the load of pumping and both keep going until you have reached the desired pressure.

BAG IT UP

Our Red Original All Terrain Backpack is a perfect travel partner for paddleboarders everywhere. Enhanced for 2018, it’s now more comfortable to carry thanks to improved straps (which are also easier to stow), while the red detailing adds a stylish, contemporary feel. Find out moreHere

ADD YOUR ACCESSORIES

The Voyager Tandem comes fitted with two special fixings that are compatible with Railblaza and Ram Mounts products, enabling you to securely attach a mobile phone, action camera, your paddle when you’re taking a dip, or even a fishing rod.

The words SUP Touring can mean many things when it comes to types and shapes of SUP boards. But for us the Starboard Touring Deluxe 12’6” epitomises what a real touring iSUP should do. The Deluxe Touring board can carry lots of weight and is shaped for easy paddling and good speed. And having Starboard’s Double Chamber technology in it too, makes the board the safest inflatable board the market has ever seen… good job Starboard!

2018 Starboard Touring Deluxe 12’6” / £1175
Board details:
  • Length        12′6”
  • Width         31″
  • Thickness   6″
  • Volume      321l
  • Fin set up  Single US box
  • Weight       12.2 kg
  • Rider size   60-110kg

Other sizes in board range;
14′ x 31″ = 354L
11′6′ x 30″ = 299L

Find out more about GeoSUP the paddling app here : www.geosup.com

Read on for brand video, details and website www.starboardsup.com

Fast, stable and amazing glide.

  • Perfect shape for cruising and exploring.
  • Features packed with bungee tie down, FCS insert, Scotty Mounts and Star Mount.

14’0″ x 31″ Touring A fast stable outline with the longest  glide. Equipped with two bungee tie-downs and two FCS inserts.

12’6″ x 31″ Touring A highly efficient shape for cruising and exploring with good glide to cover distance.

11’6″ x 30″ Touring The shorter length is easier and more manageable to maneuver.

The inflatable Touring board is the explorer’s favorite transportation.

  • Target rider: up to 120 kg explorers.
  • Key features: Scotty mounts (only on 14’0″),FCS and Star Mount and bungee tie-downs to pack your gear for the next adventure.

 

Starboard Touring 14′ x 30” Pine Tek / £1925

In this SUPboarder review we look at the mother of all hard (composite) touring boards – The Starboard Touring 14′. It’s a long touring board offering a massive amount of glide and space, allowing you to carry plenty of gear to last you a while off the beaten track. And as well as touring this board could be a great 14 foot racer at the weekends too!

Starboard Touring 14Board details:
  • Length        14”
  • Width         30″
  • Thickness   7.2″
  • Volume      290l
  • Fin set up  US box and Dol fin 22
  • Weight       15.9 kg
  • Rider size   60-120kg

Other sizes in board range;
12’6”  x  31” = 284L
12’6”  x  29” = 274L
11’6”  x  29″ = 245L
10′      x  29″ = 211L
11’6”  x  29″ = 245L Paddle for hope

Starboard Touring 14

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If you want more information about this board check out the SUPboarder Pro video of this board where we compare this board to other equivalent boards on the market. Also with SUPboarder Pro you can ask us direct questions about the product and any other products, to guarantee you get the right advice to help you make the correct board choice. Find out more about SUPboarder Pro here : www.supboardermag.com/pro 
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Read on for brand video, details and website www.starboardsup.com

  • Fast and stable designs. With great tracking.
  • Shaped thicker. To create more pop and acceleration.
  • Mono Concave bottom. For that light feel through the water.

14’0″ x 30″ TOURING Longest length with the fastest glide and best tracking for riders up to 120 kg.

12’6″ x 31″ TOURING The most stable and widest design for heavier riders up to 110 kg.

12’6″ x 29″ TOURING Balances speed and stability offering the most efficient glide for riders up to 100 kg.

11’6″ x 29″ TOURING Covers distance quickly and offers added maneuverability for lighter weight riders up to 90 kg.

10’0″ x 29″ TOURING Shortest length provides maximum maneuverability and portability for lightweight riders up to 80 kg.

11‘6″ x 29″ PADDLE FOR HOPE Inspired by Karen Horen. Karen uses this great gliding and stable board as a part of a SUP rehabilitation program for people recovering from cancer.

  • Target rider: Suited for all skill levels that want the fastest glide to paddle distances quickly with comfortable stability and the option to carry gear along the journey.
  • Construction: Available in Pine Tek, Starlite and Starshot. The 11’6″ x 29″ is also available in Paddle for Hope version.
  • Performance: Exceptional glide from a hull based on the new world champion All Star design. The added rail volume provides unique balance and flotation to carry gear and supplies The board pops up nicely on downwind runs, providing great glide.
  • Key features: Deep center channel, boxy rails and flat side panes. Star Mount to adapt your SUP with a full range of accessories. Bungee tie-downs and FCS mount.
  • Fins: Supplied with US fin box. Single fin setup provided with Balsa Core fins for Pine Tek and Starlite and Black plastic injection molded fin for Starshot and Paddle for hope.
  • Conditions: Hull design and outline excels on flat-water yet volume placement enhances the performance for both upwind and light downwind chop.

 

We were impressed with the last inflatable race touring SUPs from RRD. And it looks like they have upped their game again by increasing the drive and focus to make an iSUP that can compete with the hard boards. Have they done it? We aren’t sure yet but we like the way the first clips you see in the video are with the raceboard in the surf, which is usually far from an iSUP race boards ideal conditions. We look forward to getting these boards on the water.

Check out what’s in these boards!

For more infomation and all the sizes check out the RRD website here : www.robertoriccidesigns.com

Reuben unpacks a real performance touring board. The new 2018 Starboard Touring 14′. This board looks like it should deliver everything a hard touring board should do… and maybe more.

For more information check out the Starboard website: star-board-sup.com

Remember these first look videos are not full SUPboarder reviews, they’re not even close! They are unedited, gut feeling videos showing what’s in the box and how they look for the first time.

Quroc All Water 12’6″ Touring iSUP package £749

After reviewing the Crossover 10’6” from Quroc last year we take a look at the new Quroc All Water 12’6”. The All Water is a great board for paddlers wanting to paddle faster or go exploring new locations with a bit more equipment on board. At £749 with a carbon 3 piece paddle, Gri pump and bag it’s great value from the up and coming brand Quroc.

Board details:
  • Length        12′6”
  • Width         31″
  • Thickness   6″
  • Volume      265l
  • Fin set up  US box FCS 9 Touring Fin
  • Weight       9.5 kg
  • Rider size   50-05kg + 20kg of bag/gear weight
  • Deflection  14mm

Quroc All WaterFor more information on the All Water visit Quroc’s website here : Qurocpaddleboards.co.uk

Watch on SUPboarder Pro
If you want more information about this board check out the SUPboarder Pro video of this board where we compare this board to other equivalent boards on the market. Also with SUPboarder Pro you can ask us direct questions about the product and any other products, to guarantee you get the right advice to help you make the correct board choice. Find out more about SUPboarder Pro here : www.supboardermag.com/pro 
Find more SUPboarder Pro content here : SUPboarder Pro content page

JP Australia Allwater GT 12’6” WE Wood Edition / £1599

In this SUPboarder review we look at a brand new board for 2018 – the JP Australia Allwater GT. Using the same shape as their narrower Allwater raceboards the GT is the wider bodied board that comes as 12’6” and 14′. Larger paddlers who want to get into racing or fast touring should look at the new Allwater GT range. Stable but still shaped for performance.

JP Australia Allwater GT
Board details:
  • Length        12’6”
  • Width         28.5″
  • Thickness   9.8″
  • Volume      322l
  • Fin set up  US box and 8.4′ race fin
  • Weight       13 kg
  • Rider size   70-110kg

Other sizes in board range;
14″   x 27.5″ = 343L

JP Australia Allwater GT

For more information on the JP Australia Allwater GT range visit JP’s website here : JP Australia

Watch on SUPboarder Pro
If you want more information about this board check out the SUPboarder Pro video of this board where we compare this board to other equivalent boards on the market. Also with SUPboarder Pro you can ask us direct questions about the product and any other products, to guarantee you get the right advice to help you make the correct board choice. Find out more about SUPboarder Pro here : www.supboardermag.com/pro 
Find more SUPboarder Pro content here : SUPboarder Pro content page

Red Paddle Co Voyager 12’6” £1049 / $1599

Red Paddle Co VoyagerThe Red Paddle Co Voyager 12’6” is a super stable inflatable SUP that can easily carry a rider up to 110kg plus 40kg kit. The 12’6” is happy to paddle anywhere in all kinds of conditions and is the perfect board to take you on mini adventures. With the twin cylinder Titan pump and excellent backpack it’s a great quality product.

Board details:
  • Length        12′6”
  • Width         32″
  • Thickness   5.9″
  • Volume      370l
  • Fin set up  US box FCS 9 Touring Fin
  • Weight       13 kg
  • Rider size   50-110kg + 40kg of bag/gear weight
  • Deflection  11mm

Check out the Geo SUP track of the short paddle test loop here : www.geosup.com/app/www/12’6”red

Red Paddle Co Voyager 13’2” £1049 / $1599

Red Paddle Co VoyagerThe Red Paddle Co Voyager 13’2” is an inflatable SUP that wants to go places and carry plenty of gear too. With great glide over the water the 13’2” will tick the box for riders wanting to find out what is around the next corner… and the corner after that!

Board details:
  • Length        13′2”
  • Width         30″
  • Thickness   5.9″
  • Volume      350l
  • Fin set up  US box FCS 9 Touring Fin
  • Weight       13 kg
  • Rider size   50-100kg + 40kg of bag/gear weight
  • Deflection  11mm
  • RRP £1049 / $1599

Check out the Geo SUP track of the short paddle test loop here : www.geosup.com/app/www/13’2”red

Red Paddle Co Voyager 15′ £1649 / $1999

We look forward to using the Voyager 15”. Look out for the Vblog/ review of the Red Paddle Co Tandem 15′ soon. We will be paddling it on a real world expedition to see what it’s really like.

For more information on the Voyager range visit Red Paddle Co’s website here : Red Paddle Co

Watch on SUPboarder Pro
If you want more information about this board check out the SUPboarder Pro video of this board where we compare this board to other equivalent boards on the market. Also with SUPboarder Pro you can ask us direct questions about the product and any other products, to guarantee you get the right advice to help you make the correct board choice. Find out more about SUPboarder Pro here : www.supboardermag.com/pro 
Find more SUPboarder Pro content here : SUPboarder Pro content page

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Reuben unpacks the newest board from Quroc – the All Water 12’6”. The Quroc All Water comes as a package with a 3 piece carbon paddle, Triple action GRI pump, bag, fin and leash.  Meant for touring, racing and general cruising. We look forward to getting the Quroc All Water 12’6” on the water and giving you the full review soon.

Length 12′6”
Width 31”
Volume 265L

Remember these first look videos are not full SUPboarder reviews, they’re not even close! They are unedited, gut feeling videos showing what’s in the box and how they look for the first time with not a brand catalog in sight!

Full review coming soon on SUPboarder.

For more information check out the Quroc website: www.qurocpaddleboards.co.uk

Up for comparison and review in the next few weeks is the Red Paddle Co Voyager range. But until then this is our first look and impressions of the 15′ Red Paddle Co Tandem Voyager. We will also be doing a vblog adventure with the Tandem to see how it works with 2 people in a real world adventure.

Length 15′
Width 34”
Thickness 8″
Volume 723

For more information check out the Red Paddle Co website: Red Paddle Co

Full review coming soon on SUPboarder.

Up for comparison and review in the next few weeks is the Red Paddle Co Voyager 12’6” & 13’2”, as well as its longer brother the Tandem. But until then this is our first look and impressions of these new voyagers. One thing is for sure, if you’re into touring and exploring, the Red Paddle Co Voyager range is one to have a closer look at.

Length 12′6”
Width 32”
Thickness 5.9″
Volume 370

Length 13′2”
Width 30”
Thickness 5.9″
Volume 350

For more information check out the Red Paddle Co website: Red Paddle Co

Full review coming soon on SUPboarder.

Starboard Touring 12’6” x 31” Pine Tex / £1699

SUPboarder reviews the Starboard Touring in the bigger 12’6” x 31” Pine Tex construction. A wide touring board that is set up to carry a serious amount of weight, but still offers the paddler a good amount of glide and speed. The Starboard Touring is super stable because of its bottom shape design, and with its easy to use tie bungees and large fin it will make a great touring board for heavier paddlers who want to find out what’s around the next corner.

Starboard Touring 12'6'' 2017 review / Touring SUP

Board details:
  • Length        12’6”
  • Width         31″
  • Thickness   7.9″ (approx)
  • Volume      284l
  • Fin set up  US centre box
  • Weight       14.9 kg
  • Rider size   under 110kg

For more information about the Starboard Touring check out the Starboard website here.

If you have used this board or have any questions or comments about this board please leave your comment below. Also if you want to compare the Starboard Touring with other boards on the market check out the SUPboarder equipment guide here.

For more in depth information about this feature check out SUPboarder Pro.