SUPfm The International Stand Up Paddle Board Podcast

Simon Hutchinson

We talk with guests about fitness, technique and any SUP subject geared to help and inspire across all skill and experience levels and give you what you need to get the most out of your stand-up paddleboard experience. We cover all disciplines from SUP foiling and white-water SUP to down-winding and we discuss issues affecting stand-up paddlers globally. Our mission is to help you get on your board more, move your paddling onto the next level and increase the physical and mental health benefits for everyone who has embraced the sport world-wide. If you have a story to tell, or would like to share your stoke then DM us on Instagram @supfmpodcast

Indian Surfer Girl - With Tanvi Jagadish
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Indian Surfer Girl - With Tanvi Jagadish
This week I speak to Tanvi Jagadish, the original Indian Surfer Girl, who is changing attitudes and expectations about girls spending time in the water across India, and in the process providing inspiration across the world Multiple national champion and Ted speaker Tanvi, started with a love of the water which was stoked by her Grandfather and the Surfing Swami (US surfer, Jack Hebner) and became the first SUP athlete to represent India on the international stage. This is the guest who April Zilg calls 'a real inspiration'. Sample Tanvi's experience at the ISA Worlds in Fiji ( HERE) (Tanvi's SUP school website is here) Connect with Tanvi on social media (Facebook) (Instagram) Keep up with SUPfm: on Facebook: (@SUPfmPodcast) on Instagram: (@supfmpodcast) AND subscribe to our newsletter (here) and get your FREE guide to the apps we recommend, to live your best SUP life Build the lifetime knowledge you need to keep safe on the water Our comprehensive online SUP Safety Course gives you the knowledge you need, to keep safe on the water and ALL FOR LESS than the price of an hours on-water tuition (£37) It's available here at ( you on the water! This season is brought to you in association with Starboard. Starboard has a history in board design, with Svein Rasmussen entering the windsurfing market with innovative designs back in 1994, building the brand to become market leader within a decade. The brand was quick to recognise the huge potential of stand up paddling and while maintaining careful consideration for their environmental impact, have continuously strived to produce the best boards and paddles for all abilities. Visit Starboard at in this episode: This episode is sponsored by Baltic LifeJackets and Whasup Baltic’s innovation team have you covered with their specialist PFDs designed for SUP. The SUP Pro and SUP Elite give you maximum mobility on the board and in the water. The thin, compact and flexible buoyancy material on the front of the PFDs, makes it easier to get back on the board, and when you’re paddling it makes the buoyancy aid follow your paddle movement smoothly. Baltic are a Swedish based company, with the Swedish safety mindset, and they manufacture in Europe and sell across the world. To check out the SUP specific, SUP Pro and SUP Elite then follow this link and find out your country specific stockist : produce reasonably priced, high quality custom bags for all styles and sizes of boards and paddles and for all watersports. WhaSUP have developed an extensive range of protective board bags, from standard day bags to full on travel bags, and supply to individuals and teams, recreational riders and professionals all across the globe. Check out their range here: This Season's Sponsor is Starboard Thank you to Starboard for their continued sponsorship of this podcast. Follow the link for innovative products, advice and information (Starboard)
The Viking Journeys - With Casper Steinfath (Part Two)
08-08-2022
The Viking Journeys - With Casper Steinfath (Part Two)
Casper Steinfath is the Danish paddler who has brought Viking resilience , into his racing, his adventures and his crossings With 6 world titles and 2 successes in the legendary and intimidating Red Bull Heavy Water , Casper has been there from the start, flying the flag as the most successful European racer on the world circuit. In part two of this two part interview, we talk about how how he has extended his ability to 'thrive in chaos' by completing expeditions and challenges that have proved less than straightforward. He shares what he has learned by failing and how this has made such a difference to the way he confronts any challenge. Casper's website (is here ) Connect with Casper on social media (Facebook) (Instagram) (You tube ) Watch his (documentary Skagerrak for free here) Rent or Buy his documentary: (Standing on Water on Vimeo Here) Keep up with SUPfm: on Facebook: (@SUPfmPodcast) on Instagram: (@supfmpodcast) AND subscribe to our newsletter (here) and get your FREE guide to the apps we recommend, to live your best SUP life Build the lifetime knowledge to keep safe on the water Our comprehensive online SUP Safety Course gives you the knowledge you need, to keep safe on the water and ALL FOR LESS than the price of an hours on-water tuition (£37) It's available here at ( you on the water! Mentioned in this episode: This Season's Sponsor is Starboard Thank you to Starboard for their continued sponsorship of this podcast. Follow the link for innovative products, advice and information (Starboard) This episode is sponsored by Baltic LifeJackets, Zennway ESEA Strap and Whasup Baltic’s innovation team have you covered with their specialist PFDs designed for SUP. The SUP Pro and SUP Elite give you maximum mobility on the board and in the water. The thin, compact and flexible buoyancy material on the front of the PFDs, makes it easier to get back on the board, and when you’re paddling it makes the buoyancy aid follow your paddle movement smoothly. Baltic are a Swedish based company, with the Swedish safety mindset, and they manufacture in Europe and sell across the world. To check out the SUP specific, SUP Pro and SUP Elite then follow this link and find out your country specific stockist : you've ever struggled to carry your board to the water then check out the ESEA strap by UK innovators Zennway It combines a SUP specific, carry strap with a robust ‘no snag’ SUP Leash… giving you a practical 2 in 1 solution, also available as a quick release belt option. Made with resilient marine grade materials for long term use in the most challenging environments, you can make your SUP experience ESEA by following the link here: produce reasonably priced, high quality custom bags for all styles and sizes of boards and paddles and for all watersports. WhaSUP have developed an extensive range of protective board bags, from standard day bags to full on travel bags, and supply to individuals and teams, recreational riders and professionals all across the globe. Check out their range here:
Cold Hawaii & Heavy Water - With Casper Steinfath (Part 1)
01-08-2022
Cold Hawaii & Heavy Water - With Casper Steinfath (Part 1)
Casper Steinfath is the Danish paddler who has brought the Viking resilience he forged in the waters of Cold Hawaii, into the international racing scene With 6 world titles and 2 successes in the legendary and intimidating Red Bull Heavy Water , Casper has been there from the start, flying the flag as the most successful European racer on the world circuit. In part one of a two part interview, we talk about how he built his water skills and go deep into his racing career including his first race and his successes at those iconic Red Bull events. Casper's website (is here ) Connect with Casper on social media (Facebook) (Instagram) (You tube ) Rent or Buy his documentary: (Standing on Water on Vimeo Here) Keep up with SUPfm: on Facebook: (@SUPfmPodcast) on Instagram: (@supfmpodcast) AND subscribe to our newsletter (here) and get your FREE guide to the apps we recommend, to live your best SUP life Build the lifetime knowledge you need to keep safe on the water Our comprehensive online SUP Safety Course gives you the knowledge you need, to keep safe on the water and ALL FOR LESS than the price of an hours on-water tuition (£37) It's available here at ( you on the water! Mentioned in this episode: This episode is sponsored by Baltic LifeJackets and Whasup Baltic’s innovation team have you covered with their specialist PFDs designed for SUP. The SUP Pro and SUP Elite give you maximum mobility on the board and in the water. The thin, compact and flexible buoyancy material on the front of the PFDs, makes it easier to get back on the board, and when you’re paddling it makes the buoyancy aid follow your paddle movement smoothly. Baltic are a Swedish based company, with the Swedish safety mindset, and they manufacture in Europe and sell across the world. To check out the SUP specific, SUP Pro and SUP Elite then follow this link and find out your country specific stockist : produce reasonably priced, high quality custom bags for all styles and sizes of boards and paddles and for all watersports. WhaSUP have developed an extensive range of protective board bags, from standard day bags to full on travel bags, and supply to individuals and teams, recreational riders and professionals all across the globe. Check out their range here: This Season's Sponsor is Starboard Thank you to Starboard for their continued sponsorship of this podcast. Follow the link for innovative products, advice and information (Starboard)
Stand-up Paddle-boarding in Great Britain - With Jo Moseley
25-07-2022
Stand-up Paddle-boarding in Great Britain - With Jo Moseley
This week we're joined by Jo Moseley, film-maker, speaker and now the author of her first book, Stand-up Paddleboarding in Great Britain This book was a true collaborative project, with many of the UK paddleboard tribe involved in its creation, either introducing Jo to their favourite places, or offering their expertise, knowledge or support. If you haven't caught Jo's first episode you can (listen here) In this episode we're also joined by 'mystery guest' Caz Dawson who's also been a guest on the show and guided Jo in some of her North Wales adventures. (Listen to Caz's episode here) We also mentioned Caz's incredible catered foodie experiences on the river, as seen in (this beautiful Instagram post) from (@sup_lass) BUY Jo's Book ' (Stand-up Paddleboarding in Great Britain) (AL) WATCH Jo's Film ('Brave Enough' on Vimeo) Connect with Jo on social media (Facebook) (Twitter ) (Instagram) (Jo's Website here) Keep up with SUPfm: on Facebook: (@SUPfmPodcast) on Instagram: (@supfmpodcast) AND subscribe to our newsletter (here) and get your FREE guide to the apps we recommend, to live your best SUP life Build the lifetime knowledge you need to keep safe on the water Our comprehensive online SUP Safety Course gives you the knowledge you need, to keep safe on the water and ALL FOR LESS than the price of an hours on-water tuition (£37) It's available here at ( you on the water! Mentioned in this episode: Episode Supported by Zennway's ESEA Carry Strap and WhaSUP Board Bags If you've ever struggled to carry your board to the water then check out the ESEA strap by UK innovators Zennway It combines a SUP specific, carry strap with a robust ‘no snag’ SUP Leash… giving you a practical 2 in 1 solution, also available as a quick release belt option. Made with resilient marine grade materials for long term use in the most challenging environments, you can make your SUP experience ESEA by following the link here: produce reasonably priced, high quality custom bags for all styles and sizes of boards and paddles and for all watersports. They produce standard day bags, to full on travel bags, and supply to individuals and teams, recreational riders and professionals all across the globe. Check out their range here: This Season's Sponsor is Starboard Thank you to Starboard for their continued sponsorship of this podcast. Follow the link for innovative products, advice and information (Starboard)
Blue Mind - With Dr Wallace J Nichols
18-07-2022
Blue Mind - With Dr Wallace J Nichols
I chat with author Dr Wallace 'J' Nichols ('J' to his friends), who wrote the international best selling book 'Blue Mind'. The book re-defines how we see water, by connecting all the benefits and the science for a life changing substance whose value to many of us has been hidden in plain sight. It also explains why SUP has become so popular recently! 23rd July is 'World Blue Mind Day' and you can take part in it, by bringing someone who needs it, to your water and sharing the story with #bluemind Buy J's book (Blue Mind here) (AL) Find out more about J's new book, (Dear Wild Child here) (AL) (J's website is here ) Connect and follow J on... (Facebook here) (Instagram here) (Twitter here) J mentioned our previous guest on this podcast, Lizzi Larbalestier L (isten to her episode here )and (visit her website here) Keep up with SUPfm: on Facebook: (@SUPfmPodcast) on Instagram: (@supfmpodcast) AND subscribe to our newsletter (here) and get your FREE guide to the apps we recommend, to live your best SUP life Build the lifetime knowledge you need to keep safe on the water Our comprehensive online SUP Safety Course gives you the knowledge you need, to keep safe on the water and ALL FOR LESS than the price of an hours on-water tuition (£37) It's available here at ( you on the water! Note: Please support SUPfm by using our links, many of which are affiliate links and which help us to continue running the show! Mentioned in this episode: This Season's Sponsor is Starboard Thank you to Starboard for their continued sponsorship of this podcast. Follow the link for innovative products, advice and information (Starboard) This episode is sponsored by Baltic LifeJackets and Whasup Baltic’s innovation team have you covered with their specialist PFDs designed for SUP. The SUP Pro and SUP Elite give you maximum mobility on the board and in the water. The thin, compact and flexible buoyancy material on the front of the PFDs, makes it easier to get back on the board, and when you’re paddling it makes the buoyancy aid follow your paddle movement smoothly. Baltic are a Swedish based company, with the Swedish safety mindset, and they manufacture in Europe and sell across the world. To check out the SUP specific, SUP Pro and SUP Elite then follow this link and find out your country specific stockist : produce reasonably priced, high quality custom bags for all styles and sizes of boards and paddles and for all watersports. WhaSUP have developed an extensive range of protective board bags, from standard day bags to full on travel bags, and supply to individuals and teams, recreational riders and professionals all across the globe. Check out their range here:
The Nomadic Paddler - With David Haze
11-07-2022
The Nomadic Paddler - With David Haze
This episode features David Haze, the Nomadic Paddler. David, through his own actions ended up serving time for crimes he was fully responsible for. Having experienced the lows of prison he emerged with a determination to turn his life around and to show that having a conviction is no barrier to becoming a useful member of society. Since coming out of prison David has been on a mission to help other ex-offenders see the value in sport and rehabilitation and to show the public that change is possible and with a second chance anyone can turn their lives around David has broken 7 paddleboard world records and has set his sights first on an environmental journey round the Isle of Wight, before taking on Europe in his Untamed Beasts challenge. (Alliance of Sport )is one of the main charities David raises money for One book we found had made such a powerful impression on us both and which we discussed in this episode is You Can't Hurt Me by David Goggins (available here) (AL) You can visit the (Nomadic Paddler website here ) Connect with David on social media (Facebook) (Twitter) (Instagram) Keep up with SUPfm: on Facebook: (@SUPfmPodcast) on Instagram: (@supfmpodcast) AND subscribe to our newsletter (here) and get your FREE guide to the apps we recommend, to live your best SUP life Build the lifetime knowledge you need to keep safe on the water Our comprehensive online SUP Safety Course gives you the knowledge you need, to keep safe on the water and ALL FOR LESS than the price of an hours on-water tuition (£37) It's available here at ( you on the water! Mentioned in this episode: This Season's Sponsor is Starboard Thank you to Starboard for their continued sponsorship of this podcast. Follow the link for innovative products, advice and information (Starboard) Episode Supported by Zennway's ESEA Carry Strap and WhaSUP Board Bags If you've ever struggled to carry your board to the water then check out the ESEA strap by UK innovators Zennway It combines a SUP specific, carry strap with a robust ‘no snag’ SUP Leash… giving you a practical 2 in 1 solution, also available as a quick release belt option. Made with resilient marine grade materials for long term use in the most challenging environments, you can make your SUP experience ESEA by following the link here: produce reasonably priced, high quality custom bags for all styles and sizes of boards and paddles and for all watersports. They produce standard day bags, to full on travel bags, and supply to individuals and teams, recreational riders and professionals all across the globe. Check out their range here:
The Athlete Agenda - With April Zilg
04-07-2022
The Athlete Agenda - With April Zilg
We kick off Season 5 with in-form US racer, April Zilg. April has competed at the highest level for a number of years, winning some of the world's biggest races and became APP world vice champion in 2019 This season, April has won the 2022 Carolina Cup and the first APP event of the season in Santa Monica, winning clean sweeps across technical and distance! In this episode we discuss her sporting and coaching background, before getting to how her scientific approach has changed her agenda as an athlete, and has led to her step-up in form. April's new book, (The Athlete Agenda) coaches you to assemble your individual and personalised approach to achieving success, whatever your event and your aspirations. April also offers her coaching services, check out her website here: ( (Buy The Athlete Agenda here) (AL) Connect with April on social media Instagram (@aprilzilg) Instagram (@theathleteagenda) Facebook (@AprilZilgPaddles) You tube ( to What We Talked About April's favourite podcast is one of mine too, (The Huberman Lab) a load of interesting physiology information to benefit your training and health education. (The Big Book of Endurance Training and Racing) by Phillip Maffetone is one of the important approaches that April has taken from to shape her coaching and training. Keep up with SUPfm: on Facebook: (@SUPfmPodcast) on Instagram: (@supfmpodcast) AND subscribe to our newsletter (here) and get your FREE guide to the apps we recommend, to live your best SUP life Build the lifetime knowledge you need to keep safe on the water Our comprehensive online SUP Safety Course gives you the knowledge you need, to keep safe on the water and ALL FOR LESS than the price of an hours on-water tuition (£37) It's available here at ( you on the water! This Season is brought to you in association with Starboard. Starboard has a history in board design, with Svein Rasmussen entering the windsurfing market with innovative designs back in 1994, building the brand to become market leader within a decade. The brand was quick to recognise the huge potential of stand up paddling and while maintaining careful consideration for their environmental impact, have continuously strived to produce the best boards and paddles for all abilities. Visit Starboard at you're new to the sport then we've got you covered, with episodes on some of the key subjects and challenges facing new members of the tribe. We have experienced watermen and women covering these key subjects: How to choose your SUP SUP safety Learning, confidence and developing core skills What you need to know about your iSUP and package We've grouped these (and other beginner episodes) together in this list so to get a head-start here: Make sure you don't miss out on future episodes by following us on your favourite podcast app here ( support the show by using our links, if you're buying any of the products we talk about! Mentioned in this episode: This episode is sponsored by Baltic LifeJackets and Whasup Baltic’s innovation team have you covered with their specialist PFDs designed for SUP. The SUP Pro and SUP Elite give you maximum mobility on the board and in the water. The thin, compact and flexible buoyancy material on the front of the PFDs, makes it easier to get back on the...
The SUPfm Book Club - With SUPJunkie and Jordan Wylie
21-12-2021
The SUPfm Book Club - With SUPJunkie and Jordan Wylie
This episode is the official annual meeting of the SUPfm book club, helping you to connect with the water, gain information, read about inspirational paddlers and live your best SUP life this year In this episode I chat with Sarah Thornely (SUPJunkie) about books (and a film) and we also catch up from a Chilean airport with Jordan Wylie. Thank you for supporting the show through your use of all affiliate links below The Book and Film List The Power of the Paddle by Jordan Wylie Buy here ( from Amazon) Wild Waters by Suzanne Masters Buy here (from Amazon) (Crash and Rise by Mike Shoreman) (The Secret World of Weather) - by Tristan Gooley (How to Read Water) - by Tristan Gooley (Stoked by Chris Bertish) FILM: Brave Enough by Frit Tam and Jo Moseley (NOW available from Vimeo here) Check out (The First SUPfm Book Club )Episode here We've spoken to many of these contributors on the show and if you want to hear more of their stories here are their episodes (Sarah 'SUPJunkie' Thornely) (Jordan Wylie - The Power of the Paddle) (Jo Moseley - Brave Enough) (Tristan Gooley - The Natural Navigator) (Mike Shoreman - The Unbalanced Paddleboarder) (Chris Bertish - Stoked and Last Known Coordinates) This episode is brought to you in association with Starboard. Starboard has a long history in board design, with Svein Rasmussen entering the windsurfing market with innovative designs back in 1994, building the brand to become market leader within a decade. The brand was quick to recognise the huge potential of stand up paddling and while maintaining careful consideration for their environmental impact, have continuously strived to produce the best boards and paddles for all abilities. Visit Starboard at ( up with SUPfm: on Facebook: (@SUPfmPodcast) on Instagram: (@supfmpodcast) AND subscribe to our newsletter (here) and get your FREE guide to the SUP apps we recommend Our comprehensive online SUP Safety Course gives you the knowledge you need, to keep safe on the water and all for less than the price of an hours on water tuition (£37) . It's available here at ( you on the water! Mentioned in this episode: The SUPfm SUP Safety Course Designed for beginner and intermediate level leisure paddlers we deliver the right safety topics, delivered with the appropriate level of detail. The course aims to help you become more confident and self-sufficient when you’re making your personal safety decisions. (Course)
Being The Greatest - An Interview With Candice Appleby
22-11-2021
Being The Greatest - An Interview With Candice Appleby
No better way to sign off this season, than with a genuine legend and the bona fide queen of the sport, Candice Appleby. A true SUP, surf and SUP surf icon. Candice has been described by ESPN, the US sports broadcaster, as being a combination of Venus Williams and a whole bunch of other superlative US female sports stars, all rolled up into one package. Candice was there on Waikiki beach when SUP was starting, and was an early racer and she's delivered a staggering amount of wins across distance, technical and surfing over a huge number of years. In this interview we talk about her origins, her cross-sport and event training and what coaching advice she'd give to a novice Candice...if she were starting again now. Candice loves coaching and YOU can also be coached by the legend of SUP racing, through her (Ocean Academy here) Mentioned in the Episode We talk about Candice's dominating performance and sprint finish to win at the Pacific Paddle Games 2015... (watch here for the video) and skip to 2:10:40 for the box-office finale. Check out the video of the Battle of the Paddle 2014 at Salt Creek and this ( 'Carnage Compilation') reel Candice's website is here : (candiceappleby.com) Connect with Candice on social media Facebook (@oceanacademyusa) (@candiceappleby) Instagram (@oceanacademyusa) (@applesteeze) This episode is brought to you in association with Starboard. Starboard has a long history in board design, with Svein Rasmussen entering the windsurfing market with innovative designs back in 1994, building the brand to become market leader within a decade. The brand was quick to recognise the huge potential of stand up paddling and while maintaining careful consideration for their environmental impact, have continuously strived to produce the best boards and paddles for all abilities. Visit Starboard at up with SUPfm: on Facebook: (@SUPfmPodcast) on Instagram: (@supfmpodcast) AND subscribe to our newsletter (here) and get your FREE guide to the apps we recommend, to live your best SUP life STOP PRESS - Until midnight Tuesday 30th November - Get this course at HALF PRICE Our comprehensive online SUP Safety Course gives you the knowledge you need, to keep safe on the water and all for less than the price of an hours on water tuition £37 £18.50 It's available at www.supfmpodcast.com/course Use the CODE: BF50 to get your 50% off See you on the water! Mentioned in this episode: The SUPfm SUP Safety Course Designed for beginner and intermediate level leisure paddlers we deliver the right safety topics, delivered with the appropriate level of detail. The course aims to help you become more confident and self-sufficient when you’re making your personal safety decisions. (Course)
Being Brave Enough -With Jo Moseley
15-11-2021
Being Brave Enough -With Jo Moseley
This week we're delighted to to be talking to Jo Moseley someone who perhaps doesn't need any introduction, particularly in the UK If you haven't heard of Jo she's one of the biggest ambassadors for the sport in the UK and also a prolific creator and has spoken hundreds of times about her love for paddle-boarding and how it helped to build her mental and physical health following some personal life events. She's also a filmmaker, podcaster and 'soon to be' author, and we cover all these areas in this fascinating chat. Jo's podcast 'The Joy of SUP' has a 25 episode back catalogue with conversations with a number of inspirational women, and is available on Apple and all other podcast providers Find it on Facebook at : ( film, Brave Enough is currently appearing in Adventure Film Festivals nationwide. Trailer is here: ( Produced and filmed by (Passionfruit Pictures) Connect with Jo Jo's Website : (  ( ( episode is brought to you in association with Starboard. Starboard has a long history in board design, with Svein Rasmussen entering the windsurfing market with innovative designs back in 1994, building the brand to become market leader within a decade. The brand was quick to recognise the huge potential of stand up paddling and while maintaining careful consideration for their environmental impact, have continuously strived to produce the best boards and paddles for all abilities. Visit Starboard at PRESS - Until midnight Tuesday 30th November - Get this course at HALF PRICE** Our comprehensive online SUP Safety Course gives you the knowledge you need, to keep safe on the water and all for less than the price of an hours on water tuition £37 £18.50 It's available at (www.supfmpodcast.com/course) Use the CODE: BF50 to get your 50% off Keep up with SUPfm on Facebook: (@SUPfmPodcast) Instagram: (@supfmpodcast) Subscribe to our newsletter (here) and get your FREE guide to the apps we recommend, to live your best SUP life See you on the water! Mentioned in this episode: The SUPfm SUP Safety Course Designed for beginner and intermediate level leisure paddlers we deliver the right safety topics, delivered with the appropriate level of detail. The course aims to help you become more confident and self-sufficient when you’re making your personal safety decisions. (Course)
Marine Wildlife and Blue Health - With Lizzi Larbalestier
08-11-2021
Marine Wildlife and Blue Health - With Lizzi Larbalestier
This week we speak with Lizzi Larbalestier, enviromentalist and coach, as we harvest her knowledge and her experience of protecting sea mammals and the ocean, alongside her role as an executive coach, using the ocean as a means to improve performance and mental health. **Apologies for the sound quality in some sections of this episode** In this episode we talk about the increasing number of encounters between ocean wildlife and ourselves and how we can behave responsibly to reduce and eliminate the serious harm we can do to these beautiful animals. We also talk about blue health and how the ocean and her daily connection with water has allowed her to inspire leaders to change and tap into their own blue minds. Lizzi's website is is here: ( is raising money to support the rescue of sea mammals and the seal hospital in Cornwall Please make a donation here: ( Volunteers for British Divers Marine Life Rescue: ( against Sewage : ( with Lizzi on social media Facebook ( ( the Episode Wally the walrus attracted interest from across the globe, here's the take from (NPR ) The Story of Stuff is a short documentary, check out the organisation and film (here) Watch the powerful documentary (Resurface) available on Netflix Lizzi talks about Force Blue : ( ) This episode is brought to you in association with Starboard. Starboard has a long history in board design, with Svein Rasmussen entering the windsurfing market with innovative designs back in 1994, building the brand to become market leader within a decade. The brand was quick to recognise the huge potential of stand up paddling and while maintaining careful consideration for their environmental impact, have continuously strived to produce the best boards and paddles for all abilities. (Visit Starboard here) Keep up with SUPfm and subscribe to our newsletter ( and get your free guide to the best apps we recommend, to get your best SUP life. Facebook: (@SUPfmPodcast) Instagram: (@supfmpodcast) Our comprehensive online SUP safety course gives you the knowledge you need to keep safe on the water and all for less than the price of an hours on water tuition (£37) . It's available here at you on the water! Mentioned in this episode: The SUPfm SUP Safety Course Designed for beginner and intermediate level leisure paddlers we deliver the right safety topics, delivered with the appropriate level of detail. The course aims to help you become more confident and self-sufficient when you’re making your personal safety decisions. (Course)
The Physical Benefits of SUP - With Charlie Jones
01-11-2021
The Physical Benefits of SUP - With Charlie Jones
This week we speak to Charlie Jones...by day she's a physiotherapist working for the UK's National Health Service, specialising in muscular-skeletal rehabilitation... and in her spare time she is 'SUP Physio' providing rehab...fitness...and the occasional post-workout cocktail to her clients in the spectacular coastal county of Dorset. In this episode we carry out a head to toe analysis of the SUP benefits for the body, with recommendations for warming up and how to deal with that annoying crampy foot pain. We also discuss common SUP injuries and how to prevent them. Check out the SUP Physio website here: ( with Charlie on social media Instagram: (@the_sup_physio) Facebook: (@thesupphysio) Mentioned in the Episode Charlie referred to the work carried out by a study team from Bond University, Queensland, Australia into the physical benefits of SUP Link to the study here: ( article on SUP Mag UK about the benefits to the mind of SUP: ( University of Portsmouth Episode discussing the physical implications of lockdowns on SUP ( ) Professor Mike Tipton's episode, examining the physical effects and benefits of cold water on the body for winter paddlers: www.supfmpodcast.com/coldwater This episode is brought to you in association with Starboard. Starboard has a long history in board design, with Svein Rasmussen entering the windsurfing market with innovative designs back in 1994, building the brand to become market leader within a decade. The brand was quick to recognise the huge potential of stand up paddling and while maintaining careful consideration for their environmental impact, have continuously strived to produce the best boards and paddles for all abilities. Visit Starboard at up with SUPfm on Facebook: (@SUPfmPodcast) Instagram: (@supfmpodcast) or subscribe to our newsletter (scroll down) ( and get your free guide to the best apps we recommend, to get your best SUP life Our comprehensive online SUP safety course gives you the knowledge you need to keep safe on the water and all for less than the price of an hours on water tuition (£37) . It's available here at you on the water! Mentioned in this episode: The SUPfm SUP Safety Course Designed for beginner and intermediate level leisure paddlers we deliver the right safety topics, delivered with the appropriate level of detail. The course aims to help you become more confident and self-sufficient when you’re making your personal safety decisions. (Course)
Whitewater and How to 'Send it' on the River - With Reta Boychuk
25-10-2021
Whitewater and How to 'Send it' on the River - With Reta Boychuk
This week we feature Reta Boychuk, Canada’s first ever female River SUP Instructor who has been 'sending it' through her instructor cooperative and delivering white-water stoke across Western Canada...Colorado and internationally. Reta doesn't do half measures and in this episode, we talk about her life as a river devotee, as a Badfish athlete and about female domination of white-water SUP Check out CANRVRSUP Website here: ( with CANRVRSUP on social media (Facebook): ( (Instagram) ( (You tube) Reta can also be found on Instagram at ( is supported by Badfish SUP, Kokatat.com and Predator Helmets Check out the (CANRVRSUP full send blend )from Devils Head Coffee For more on Whitewater SUP Check out Episode 48 with British Paddler Emma Love and Episode 22 Descending the Zambezi This episode is brought to you in association with Starboard. Starboard has a long history in board design, with Svein Rasmussen entering the windsurfing market with innovative designs back in 1994, building the brand to become market leader within a decade. The brand was quick to recognise the huge potential of stand up paddling and while maintaining careful consideration for their environmental impact, have continuously strived to produce the best boards and paddles for all abilities. Visit Starboard at up with SUPfm on Facebook: (@SUPfmPodcast) Instagram: (@supfmpodcast) or subscribe to our newsletter (scroll down) ( and get your free guide to the best apps we recommend, to get your best SUP life Our comprehensive online SUP safety course gives you the knowledge you need to keep safe on the water and all for less than the price of an hours on water tuition (£37) . It's available here at ( you on the water! Mentioned in this episode: The SUPfm SUP Safety Course Designed for beginner and intermediate level leisure paddlers we deliver the right safety topics, delivered with the appropriate level of detail. The course aims to help you become more confident and self-sufficient when you’re making your personal safety decisions. (Course)
My Year of Paddling Daily - With Dave Knight
18-10-2021
My Year of Paddling Daily - With Dave Knight
This week we feature Dave Knight from @SUP3six5 who is nearing the end of his challenge to paddle daily for 365 days straight, to inspire others to connect with nature and water and boost their mental health. If you want to get a real taste of his exploits then the best place is on Instagram where you can check out his posts and his entertaining story highlights which have been built up lovingly over the last 350+ days. Check it out on Instagram at this episode he shares his rebooting strategy and his 'quiver' of methods for managing his own mental health, with the core of this approach being time in, on and under the water. Completing this project has needed a huge combination of grit, motivation and organisation and a 'day at a time' approach. Throughout this year he's had the support of his partner Mia, his friends and family and also organisations including O'Shea, O'Neill and Henri Lloyd. Special mentions for his paddle buddy Tim Woodhead, and his frequent wingman Jude...and not forgetting Bow. Support the mental health work of the charity Mind by donating to Dave's fundraising page at due for a BIG finish on Saturday 30th October At Wildshore Delamere near Chester, finishing with a night paddle so give him a huge cheer as he crosses the line! Episode Name checks Previous guests mentioned in this episode, include Samantha Rutt, Brendon Prince and Professor Mike Tipton This episode is brought to you in association with Starboard. Starboard has a long history in board design, with Svein Rasmussen entering the windsurfing market with innovative designs back in 1994, building the brand to become market leader within a decade. The brand was quick to recognise the huge potential of stand up paddling and while maintaining careful consideration for their environmental impact, have continuously strived to produce the best boards and paddles for all abilities. Visit Starboard at up with SUPfm on Facebook: (@SUPfmPodcast) Instagram: (@supfmpodcast) or subscribe to our newsletter (scroll down) ( and get your free guide to the best apps we recommend, to get your best SUP life Our comprehensive online SUP safety course gives you the knowledge you need to keep safe on the water and all for less than the price of an hours on water tuition (£37) . It's available here at you on the water! Mentioned in this episode: The SUPfm SUP Safety Course Designed for beginner and intermediate level leisure paddlers we deliver the right safety topics, delivered with the appropriate level of detail. The course aims to help you become more confident and self-sufficient when you’re making your personal safety decisions. (Course)
Adventuring and Instructing - With WSA's Ben Longhurst
11-10-2021
Adventuring and Instructing - With WSA's Ben Longhurst
In this week's interview we feature Ben Longhurst, the Technical Director of the innovative UK organisation, The Water Skills Academy (WSA). Water Skills Academy cover a number of bases … they run expeditions and SUP holidays across the world, they run SUP industry events and in person events to inspire and keep paddlers informed and they were particularly active during the initial UK lockdowns with webinars...which certainly kept morale up when we couldn't get onto the water WSA's core mission is to offer courses to build skills and certify instructors for adventure guiding, surfing, lifesaving and a number of other specialisms. The topic of instructors isn’t something which we’ve covered before on the podcast, and while there are some clear benefits to getting coached, whatever your level, there are also real benefits to becoming an instructor, because it's fun particularly introducing people into the sport. Ben is an experienced adventurer in his own right and we also talk about his experience descending the worlds deepest gorge in Nepal and the west coast of Scotland In the episode we also talk about: Sian Sykes' SUPfm Episode which is here: Lockdown Webinars here: ( out the video of Ben's spectacular expedition in Nepal: the WSA Website here : with WSA on social media Facebook episode is brought to you in association with Starboard. Starboard has a long history in board design, with Svein Rasmussen entering the windsurfing market with innovative designs back in 1994, building the brand to become market leader within a decade. The brand was quick to recognise the huge potential of stand up paddling and while maintaining careful consideration for their environmental impact, have continuously strived to produce the best boards and paddles for all abilities. Visit Starboard at up with SUPfm on Facebook: @SUPfmPodcast  Instagram: @supfmpodcast or subscribe to our newsletter and get your free guide to the best apps we recommend, to live your best SUP life (scroll down) Our comprehensive online SUP safety course gives you the knowledge you need to keep safe on the water and all for less than the price of an hours on water tuition (£37) . It's available here at you on the water! Mentioned in this episode: The SUPfm SUP Safety Course Designed for beginner and intermediate level leisure paddlers we deliver the right safety topics, delivered with the appropriate level of detail. The course aims to help you become more confident and self-sufficient when you’re making your personal safety decisions. (Course)
How I Circumnavigated the UK by SUP - With Brendon Prince
04-10-2021
How I Circumnavigated the UK by SUP - With Brendon Prince
This week Brendon Prince makes a triumphant return to the show after his epic 4000km circumnavigation around mainland Britain, which has been covered by international and British news media. Brendon has broken a number of world records in the process and encountered the best and the worst of what the British coastline has to offer, and in this episode he talks about the experiences which shaped his trip including his 'interesting' encounter with Orcas. The purpose of his trip was to raise money to develop an app to engage school children and the public to teach water safety and ultimately reduce the number of drownings in the UK. For a coastal nation we are generally uneducated about water and the sea, and this app communicates the message to children (and adults) effectively through games, stories and interaction, which is a highly effective method. To check out our previous episode with Brendon (please click here) To contribute to the app please give here: Long Paddle Website is here : on social media Instagram : @thelongpaddle2021 Facebook : @thelongpaddle2021 Twitter : @thelongpaddle You Tube: This episode is brought to you in association with Starboard. Starboard has a long history in board design, with Svein Rasmussen entering the windsurfing market with innovative designs back in 1994, building the brand to become market leader within a decade. The brand was quick to recognise the huge potential of stand up paddling and while maintaining careful consideration for their environmental impact, have continuously strived to produce the best boards and paddles for all abilities. Visit Starboard at up with SUPfm on Facebook: (@SUPfmPodcast) Instagram: (@supfmpodcast) or subscribe to our newsletter (scroll down) ( and get your free guide to the best apps we recommend, to get your best SUP life Our comprehensive online SUP safety course gives you the knowledge you need to keep safe on the water and all for less than the price of an hours on water tuition (£37) . It's available here at www.supfm.thinkific.com See you on the water! Mentioned in this episode: The SUPfm SUP Safety Course Designed for beginner and intermediate level leisure paddlers we deliver the right safety topics, delivered with the appropriate level of detail. The course aims to help you become more confident and self-sufficient when you’re making your personal safety decisions. (Course)
Winning the 11 Cities Race - With 24 hour World Record Holder - Niek Van Der Linde
20-09-2021
Winning the 11 Cities Race - With 24 hour World Record Holder - Niek Van Der Linde
This week we feature the incredible Niek Van Der Linde, who is the four-time winner of the classic (and gritty) Non-Stop 11 Cities Race. This year he added to his win by simultaneously breaking the world 24 hour SUP record on a regulation board rather than the usual 'unlimited' version used for these record attempts. In this episode we talk about the classic 11 Cities Race, his experiences, his training and get the inside track on paddling in the Netherlands. Check out the video of his successful world record attempt here: website is here: (www.leersup.nl) Nick is a Fanatic team rider supplied by from out about the 11 Cities Race here: on social media Facebook : tube: episode is brought to you in association with Starboard. Starboard has a long history in board design, with Svein Rasmussen entering the windsurfing market with innovative designs back in 1994, building the brand to become market leader within a decade. The brand was quick to recognise the huge potential of stand up paddling and while maintaining careful consideration for their environmental impact, have continuously strived to produce the best boards and paddles for all abilities. Visit Starboard at up with SUPfm on Facebook: (@SUPfmPodcast) Instagram: (@supfmpodcast) or subscribe to our newsletter (scroll down) ( and get your free guide to the best apps we recommend, to get your best SUP life Our comprehensive online SUP safety course gives you the knowledge you need to keep safe on the water and all for less than the price of an hours on water tuition (£37) . It's available here at www.supfm.thinkific.com See you on the water! Mentioned in this episode: The SUPfm SUP Safety Course Designed for beginner and intermediate level leisure paddlers we deliver the right safety topics, delivered with the appropriate level of detail. The course aims to help you become more confident and self-sufficient when you’re making your personal safety decisions. (Course)
Paddling the Emerald Isle - with Dave Ludgate
13-09-2021
Paddling the Emerald Isle - with Dave Ludgate
This week we feature Irish waterman Dave Ludgate, as we sit down for a relaxed chat about paddling across Ireland and his beautiful waters of Cork. Dave is also known as Subowti for reasons we uncover in the episode, and has a deep love of SUP surfing and for the environment and spends time paddling the River Lee picking up the varied objects that get dumped. He's happiest when he's in the water and saddest when it gets polluted. In this episode I set Dave the added objective of converting the County Cork Olympic O'Donovan brothers to SUP is a FatStick Team Rider -  ( is a North Coast Wetsuits Ambassador -  ( Coasts -  ( with Dave on social media Facebook (@)subowti Twitter (@)subowti Instagram (@)subowti This episode is brought to you in association with Starboard. Starboard has a long history in board design, with Svein Rasmussen entering the windsurfing market with innovative designs back in 1994, building the brand to become market leader within a decade. The brand was quick to recognise the huge potential of stand up paddling and while maintaining careful consideration for their environmental impact, have continuously strived to produce the best boards and paddles for all abilities. Visit Starboard at up with SUPfm on Facebook: (@SUPfmPodcast) Instagram: (@supfmpodcast) or subscribe to our newsletter (scroll down) ( and get your free guide to the best apps we recommend, to get your best SUP life Our comprehensive online SUP safety course gives you the knowledge you need to keep safe on the water and all for less than the price of an hours on water tuition (£37) . It's available here at www.supfm.thinkific.com See you on the water! Mentioned in this episode: The SUPfm SUP Safety Course Designed for beginner and intermediate level leisure paddlers we deliver the right safety topics, delivered with the appropriate level of detail. The course aims to help you become more confident and self-sufficient when you’re making your personal safety decisions. (Course)
My Trans-Atlantic SUP Crossing - with Chris Bertish
06-09-2021
My Trans-Atlantic SUP Crossing - with Chris Bertish
This week we're proud to feature Speaker, Author, Filmmaker, Conservationist and Ocean Pioneer, Chris Bertish. Chris has scored a number of incredible achievements, including his legendary victory at Mavericks, the big wave Californian surf break. In this interview we talk about his record-breaking 2016 crossing of the Atlantic by SUP which is captured in his newly released documentary 'Last Known Coordinates'. We were able to grab some time with Chris, speaking to him from his family beach house in South Africa. Despite the odd loss of signal, we managed to capture a fascinating interview which showcased his uncompromising attitude and methodical approach, which has propelled Chris to so many epic achievements. We talk about how to push your comfort zone and adaptability, being comfortable with change and not just surviving but thriving despite managing difficult and changing environments. While we don't personally expect to be paddling the Atlantic anytime soon, we hope that this interview will give you the everyday inspiration to keep going, embrace spending time outside your comfort zone and really go all in for your passion, whatever it is. Chris's next challenge is to wing-foil the Pacific in 2022 in his Transpac (project) making the first carbon neutral crossing from California to Hawaii and crossing 2750 miles of open ocean. Chris Bertish Links Instagram - www.instagram.com/chrisbertish Facebook - Web - www.chrisbertish.com Impossible Sessions - www.instagram.com/impossiblesessions Links for the Film Watch on Vimeo: on iTunes: : www.lastknowncoordinates.com Facebook www.instagram.com/lastknowncoordinatesfilm  Twitter: www.twitter.com/LKCfilm Chris Bertish Foundation Facebook - - www.instagram.com/chrisbertishfoundation This episode is brought to you in association with Starboard. Starboard has a long history in board design, with Svein Rasmussen entering the windsurfing market with innovative designs back in 1994, building the brand to become market leader within a decade. The brand was quick to recognise the huge potential of stand up paddling and while maintaining careful consideration for their environmental impact, have continuously strived to produce the best boards and paddles for all abilities. Visit Starboard at can keep up with SUPfm on Facebook: (@SUPfmPodcast) Instagram: (@supfmpodcast) or subscribe to our newsletter (scroll down) ( and get your free guide to the best apps we recommend, to get your best SUP life Our comprehensive online SUP safety course gives you the knowledge you need to keep safe on the water and all for less than the price of an hours on water tuition (£37) . It's available here at www.supfm.thinkific.com See you on the water! Mentioned in this episode: The SUPfm SUP Safety Course Designed for beginner and intermediate level leisure paddlers we deliver the right safety topics, delivered with the appropriate level of detail. The course aims to help you become more confident and self-sufficient when you’re making your personal safety decisions. (Course)