Winter break and a new arrival
Some of our more frequent customers and Paddleclub attendees will know that we have had a quieter than usual 6 months at Paddlefast as we welcome the arrival of baby Ellie. Awwwww.
However, the call of the water is strong and I am desperate to get back to fighting fitness - what better way than getting Paddleclub back up and running for 2018!Continue reading
Paddlefast have snaffled a 2018 Starboard Tikhine Wave 11'2 inflatable paddleboard for us to try out ahead of the 2018 boards becoming available next month. (and we're feeling smug!)
New to the Starboard line up in 2018, this board allowed Sonni Honscheid (artist) to combine her two favourite passions of art and SUP to create the design of this amazing inflatable paddleboard.Continue reading
Now that Spring has officially sprung, the clocks have gone forward and (most) of the snow has melted, it’s time for us to break out the new 2017 demo boards and get Paddlefast's Paddleclub back on the water.
Paddleclub is an excuse for folk to get together with like-minded paddlers (mostly Stand Up Paddleboards, but we’re an inclusive bunch J), take advantage of the lighter evenings we have in the summer and go exploring the various waterways around our country. It’s also an opportunity to try out equipment and maybe try your hand at something new. Continue reading
Paddlefast, are exhibiting at Scotland’s Boat Show 14th-16th October. We will have on display some of the range of inflatable paddleboards we stock. For details of the exciting show offers and the Paddle Club meet ups, please pop by the stand.
Paddlefast owner, Emma Hepplewhite, says, “We’ve had a fantastic summer exploring new places by Stand Up Paddleboard and look forward to sharing the joy of the sport with you. Please join myself and the team at Scotland's Boat Show.”
Scotland's Boat Show Offers
We can offer new and used paddleboards from a variety of manufacturers along with every spare part. Coupled with our attention to detail and personal touch, we can offer exceptional customer service. We will also be selling our 2016 demo boards at an excellent price to make way for the new 2017 ranges.
Paddleclub dates for Winter 2016
In addition, find out more about our regular Paddleclub meet ups. Paddleclub meet in the summer on every second Tuesday at a variety of venues across Central Scotland. The format during the winter changes slightly with dates on weekends to take advantage of the limited light. For further details, subscribe to our Facebook Events' page. The only pre-requisite is that you share a love of biscuits and a set of spare clothes, just in case.
Sister company, Sailingfast will also be taking advantage of the display area to some of the LaserPerformance Range as well as the classic Topper and details of the corporate discounts available to organisations and companies that teach sailing. Tickets to the show are free, with £5 for car parking paid on the day.
The 2016 brochures have arrived, and we're furiously beavering away in the background to get these uploaded on to the website for your viewing pleasure.
Brands include Naish, Red Paddle Co, Starboard and BiC.
In the meantime, please contact the office on 01324 861 756 or via email email@example.com if you wish further information, prices or a demo.
Sunday 22nd November dawned clear and gorgeous, if a little chilly - perfect conditions for beginners to have a go on the various demo boards on the canal.
Boards inflated and ready for action by 10am, the mercury venturing slowly upwards from the 2 degrees mark. Fortunately, true to their word, the Park Bistro opened at 10:30am in time for bacon rolls and coffee.
From dog walkers to cyclists, heads turned to see what on earth was happening and a couple of intrepid joggers borrowed life jackets to have a quick shot before continuing on their 5km run.
Towards the end of the day we were visited by Gavin from the Falkirk Herald, to do a follow up piece on this 'new' sport. The sun was still shining away so hopefully the photographer got a couple of good shots.
The murky canal water combined with freezing November temperatures provided enough of an incentive not to fall in fortunately for all concerned. That said, the Red 10'6 proved to be the most popular board, but only because the majority of the people who attended had never SUPed before.
Finally spotting a dry patch between the clouds, I took to the Union Canal this morning in our demo Starboard 11’2 x 32 Astro Blend Zen. This is the first time I have actually been on the board myself and I must say, I was impressed.
Unpacking the bag, the Astro Blend comes with 2 fixed blades on the underside, protected by grey armbands in the bag. In addition there is a US fin box and a removable fin, which has to be screwed into position (NB – no screwdriver is required although there is an ‘x’ in the top in case you wish to use one). The board itself features a very comfortable handle in the middle plus a handle at the stern for strapping your paddle in position should you wish to indulge in a spot of Yoga or similar. The Eva deckpad is comfortable under the toes or should I say dinghy boots as it is only 6 degrees outside! Continue reading
Trying to get the sport of SUP off the ground in Scotland is going to take a fair amount of enthusiastic volunteers in the early stages. With this in mind, one of the SUP in Scotland Group regulars is organising a flat-water SUP Instructor course in Edinburgh on 24th and 25th November. Continue reading
A fantastic, if slightly damp, weekend weather-wise, Paddlefast's inaugural exhibition at Scotland's Boat Show was a sell out success! From the Naish demo boards to the brand new Starboard and Red boards, all were snapped up thanks to the show deals. Continue reading