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beyond the blue

Try Before You Buy: Introducing Beyond the Blue SUP

We know it can be hard to choose between SUP boards based on looks alone, so we’ve teamed up with our local paddle board club Beyond the Blue SUP to give you the option to try out a SUP board before you buy it. Based on Thorpe Bay beach, close to our showroom, Beyond the Blue SUP is owned and run by Sarah-Jane, an experienced SUP instructor. As well as supervising your trial, Sarah can give you expert advice and tips on choosing the right board for you.

We offer a fantastic range of boards from all the leading SUP manufacturers, including Red Paddle, Naish, Jobe, Fanatic, Gul, O’Neill, Quiksilver, Roxy, STX and Typhoon, plus lots of paddles and all the SUP accessories you’ll need. You can see our full range of paddle boards here.

With all our boards already in stock, once you’ve decided which board is the one for you, you can order it immediately for next day delivery, or collect it from our showroom the very same day.

Boards available for trial

How it works

E-mail Sarah on to let her know when you would like to arrange a trial and the board/s you’re interested in. She’ll confirm availability and book you in for your trial, which lasts around 20 minutes. You’ll then receive an email confirmation, along with details of Beyond the Blue’s location and free parking.

On arriving at the beach, there will be a short form to complete and you’ll need to bring along a form of photo ID (driving licence or passport).

About Beyond the Blue SUP

For us, the sport of stand-up paddle boarding is our passion and something we fell in love with from the first time we tried it. Situated on the beach in Thorpe Bay, you’ll find us out most weekends teaching and training in and around the bay, just look out for the Wetsuit Outlet flags.

As a club, we cater for everyone looking to experience the world of paddle boarding and the mental and physical benefits you get from it. From lessons to racing, social paddling to long distance adventures, there is something for all to enjoy, with the added bonus of improving your fitness while taking part.

You don't have to be a club member to learn with us, although there are many benefits that come with joining. Follow the link to our website to see all that we offer and how to get in touch with us. We look forward to seeing you on the water soon.

About Sarah

Sarah grew up by the sea and has always been drawn to the water, from going out fishing with her dad as a child, to volunteering with HM Coastguard to help save lives. After discovering paddle boarding 5 years ago, she immediately caught the bug and then completed her training to be a BSUPA certified instructor. Since then, she’s taught the sport to over 500 people, and continues to share her expertise and passion for the sport through Beyond the Blue SUP. For anyone new to the sport or just looking to learn more about it, you couldn’t be in safer hands.


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Published on 20th August 2019 in SUP

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