How long have you been paddleboarding and how did you get into SUP?
About 5 years now, I came from a canoeing and kayaking background, then hooked up with some old friends who had discovered SUP. I mix it up with mountain biking and general adventuring shenanigans too!
What is your favoured discipline and why?
Probably exploring, I don’t really race anymore, having found out I was missing out on the idyllic surroundings whilst chasing average speed. When out on the backwaters I’ll usually have a lightweight hammock with me, and sling it up simply to take in the scenery and recharge for a while. I really enjoy SUP surfing with friends too though, and we are privileged to have some cracker spots here in Ireland.
What kit do you currently ride?
Currently exploring/downwinding on my magnificent M14. There is room upfront for luggage and the odd passenger sometimes comes along for the ride too. I surf on the Stun Gun 9’2″, which has proved to be bulletproof over the years, withstanding my frequent attempts to put my face through it on the bigger days!