Red Paddle Co Compact 9’6

The 9’6” Compact is a full-sized SUP that packs down to half the size of a conventional inflatable board. How is that possible, you ask? It’s all thanks to PACT™ technology.
Following Red Paddle Co’s ongoing commitment to innovation, a new weaving process creates an extra-high-tensile thread matrix at the core of the board that combines with a super-strong but malleable outer layer and a tensile quad stringer-system. The result is a board that always keeps its shape when inflated, but packs down to an ultra-small size once you’ve let out the air.

  THE BOARD

Length: 9’6” Width: 32“ Thickness: 4.7” Volume: 222 litres Rider Weight: up to 95kg/209lb Full package weight: 12.7Kg

THE BAG

THE COMPACT backpack is engineered to offer unique levels of adjustability and comfort, plus incredible shoulder and back support. Dimensions: Height: 560mm | Width: 420mm | Depth: 280m

THE PADDLE

5 Peice adjustable paddle with high modulus carbon fibre construction and a nylon paddle blade. Anti-twist adjustment system with 45 degree cut push-pin technology has resulted in our most compact paddle yet.

THE FINS

They use a simple click fin system with a secondary screw for added security. The two off set fin boxes themselves are also compatible with standard FCS fins, so you can customise the feel of your board on the water.

Used Gear Price Drop!

Getting on the water has never been as easy or affordable as it is now with our updated used gear pages. Learn a little more below, then head on over to our used gear pages to find your next deal

Windsurf

We have just taken stock of all our used windsurf boards, sails and masts, photographed it all and dropped a load of prices. Browse the link below to bag your next bargain from brands like Goya, Quatro, JP, Neil Pryde, Ezzy, Fanatic, Duotone, Severne, Simmer, Starboard and more!

http://puravidaboardriders.co.uk/used-gear/

SUP

With ex demo, ex rental, and ex trade in SUP boards, both inflatable and rigid available from us in great condition and at unbeleivable prices there has never been a better time to take the plunge and get yourselves on the water. We have brands such as Quatro, O’Shea, RED Paddle, Aloha and many more available. Take a look now on the link below.

http://puravidaboardriders.co.uk/used-gear/surf-stand-up-paddleboard-sup-discount/

O'Neill Hyperfreak

Wetsuits

Not used, they are all brand new, but all at used prices! With top brands such as O’Neill, Rip Curl, Animal, Sola, ION, O’Shea and many more, why not take a look at our clearance wetsuits, with up to 40% off in some cases. Take a browse on the link below to bag a bargain.

http://puravidaboardriders.co.uk/used-gear/wetsuit-clearance/

Pyzel Surfboards in Stock!

Well, what better way to shed the winter blues than to kick 2019 off with the great news that we are now offering Pyzel surfboards for sale, both in store and online. Perhaps the range that most excites us is the Ghost “family”, which consists of the Ghost, Phantom and Gremlin models. These are perhaps the most suitable shapes for European use, and offer cover in just about every wave you could face on our fine shores.

Pyzel Ghost

Pyzel Ghost £554.99

Originally designed for performance in hollower, more powerful types of waves, the Ghost has proven to be great for reef breaks, dumpy beachies, and also excels in point waves.

http://puravidaboardriders.co.uk/product/pyzel-ghost/

Pyzel Phantom

Pyzel Phantom £554.99

The Phantom is a Ghost squashed down, souped up, and with added volume, great for your everyday sessions in less than epic conditions.

http://puravidaboardriders.co.uk/product/pyzel-phantom/

Pyzel Gremlin

Pyzel Gremlin £554.99

Based off Ghost DNA, it’s the step-down cousin to the Phantom, with lots of extra volume packed into a shorter, wider, flatter rockered package designed for quick acceleration, easily sustained speed and great paddle power.

http://puravidaboardriders.co.uk/product/pyzel-gremlin/

All Pyzel boards are available off the shelf in stock dims, and priced as a clear sanded finish 3 fin set up. BUT, anything is possible! Tweaking the dims, adding extra fin boxes, adding colours and tints, whatever you fancy. Get in touch today to discuss your next board, and we’re sure you will be blown away by the price, just as much as the quality of the finish of your new world class board, hand finished in the UK!

Fresh Demo Kit in the House!

We currently have our broadest and biggest fleet of demo kit available EVER! Whilst Jim and Andy have their favourites, it doesn’t mean they don’t regularly try and test other kit, and will then only sell what they know first hand works – giving you peace of mind before you’ve even set foot on some demo kit! Give us a shout now to book your next test drive.

Simmer Style Quantum V4

Simmer Quantum 85, 90, 95 Jim’s Pick!

With maximum versatility on offer, allowing a good wind range and potential for a 1 board solution that will have your back wherever you may be heading in the world.

2019 JP Ultimate Wave Pro

JP Ultimate Wave 102 Andy’s Pick!

The combination of the old JP Thruster’s get up and go, speed and jumping prowess, twinned with the face melting grip and wave riding capabilities of the old JP Radical boards. Fun guaranteed, bump up a size to what you’d normally go for maximum fun!

We have various sizes available to demo in the Fanatic Grip, Stubby, Quatro Super Mini, Cube, Pyramid, Power, Simmer Quantum, Cortex, Flywave, Helix, Goya Custom Thruster, JP Freestyle wave, Ultimate Wave aswell as Hydrofoil and freeride lines. Check the link to see full demo board availability.

http://puravidaboardriders.co.uk/used-gear/windsurf-board-discount/

Jim and Andy are both primarily running Simmer Sails this year – Jim is on the Blacktip 4 batten range, along with his magical 5.0 Tricera 3 batten, whilst Andy’s Bigger frame is riding the 5 batten Icon range. 

Our range of demo sails is as vast as our boards, including Simmer Tricera,Blacktip, Icon, Ezzy Elites, Zetas, Goya Fringe, Banzai, Duotone Super Hero, Super Session, Neil Pryde X Wave, X Move aswell as freeride/freerace lines. Check the Link below for the full range available to try.

http://puravidaboardriders.co.uk/used-gear/windsurf-sail-discount/

Sarah Leighton – Ultimate Wales Adventure

My ULTIMATE Wales challenge – ‘Paddle, Pedal, and Summit Wales’

Sarah Leighton

 

On the 28th August, I set off from Penarth via stand up paddle board, to face a Welsh challenge of a lifetime – paddle boarding, cycling and hiking across Wales.  I covered a total distance of 478km, summited 15 peaks above 3000ft, covered 96691m of ascent, and reached South Stack Lighthouse on Holyhead 10 days after beginning in Penarth.

 

Strong winds in South Wales delayed my start date by 2 weeks, but I spotted a window in the weather on Tuesday 28th August.  The first 2.5 hours were some of the hardest hours I have ever paddled – facing side winds and rough seas around Barry, forcing me to paddle on my knees as I feared the board being flipped over.

 

I paddled from Penarth to Mumbles, Swansea, via the Bristol channel – a distance of 76.5km.  The O’Shea GTE iSUP board was packed with enough food, water, and camping equipment to last the journey to Mumbles, and I used the carbon fibre and bamboo finish 3-piece paddle from Puravida Boardriders.

 

The aim of this challenge was to raise awareness of the positive impact that adventure can have on mental and physical health, to encourage people in Wales to adventure safely and confidently, and to highlight the importance of caring for our beautiful environment in Wales.  Whilst also supporting three charities which reflect these aims; Keep Wales Tidy, Mind, and the Search And Rescue Dogs (SARDA) Wales.

 

I am hugely grateful for the support provided by Jim at Puravida Boardriders, and Farrel O’Shea of O’Shea Surf.  Over the last 4 months, Jim has put time aside to help with my fundraising efforts, by running charity fundraising Intro to SUP sessions.  I wanted my fundraising events to help more people get out and try adventurous activities – and these sessions proved to be a huge success!

 

2019 will see me take on another adventurous SUP challenge – which I plan to make bigger, more crazy, and to get even more people interested in and reaping the benefits of SUP and the outdoors.

 

To catch up with all the ULTIMATE Wales action, and to follow along as I plan, recce, train, and journey through the next big adventure – you can follow me;

 

Instagram: @fitforadventure_

Website: www.fitforadventure.org

Facebook: @fitforadventurewales

Donate: https://www.sponsorme.co.uk/sarahleighton/ultimate-wales-expedition.aspx

 

I’d like to say a huge thank you again to Jim, and O’Shea, for all their support!

JP Australia and Neil Pryde 2019 Kit

JP Australia and Neil Pryde 2019 Kit

Introducing the all new JP Australia and Neil Pryde 2019 Kit, available to pre order now, with delivery September!

 

The wave line up sees the consolidation of the previous 3 boards into just 2 this year, with the ever popular JP Wave Slate carrying forwards, but the new Ultimate Wave board now sits alongside it. With the ease of use and early planing that the Thruster Quad offered, but the turning and responsiveness of the Radical Thruster Quad it is an exciting board for sure.

The Freeride line sees the continuation of the mid season addition that is the Super Ride – this really hit the market with force and has offered early planing but complete freedom of use whether it be bump and jump, drag racing, freeride carving lines and more.

The test winning Magic Ride continues to be as strong as ever too, offering a benchmark freeride platform for the discerning blaster.

 

Neil Pryde have introduced their new X range of sails – X:Wave, X:Move, X:Ryde. This is very exciting – based on the 2018 Combat, Fusion and Ryde sails, these offer the same Pryde Quality and performance that you have grown to know over the years, but the prices aren’t what you would expect. No skimping on build quality or performance but with very very pocket friendly numbers attached these are sure to create a stir!

Check out the 2019 line ups on the links below, and give us a shout if you want any more info!

JP Australia 2019

 

Neil Pryde 2019

Simmer Style Clearance List

With a bit of wind on its way, here is our latest Simmer Style Clearance Sale list of NEW boards and sails, all available with massive discounts. Give us a call asap to avoid missing out on these mega deals, once they’re gone they’re gone!

MODELYEARSIZE  STOCKRRPCLOSE OUT
Simmer Style Boards
FLYWAVE201771brand new11,699.00£1,359
201778brand new21,699.00£1,359
201785brand new11,699.00£1,359
201792brand new21,699.00£1,359
FREEGAL2017100brand new11,799.00£1,439
FREEMOVE2017110brand new11,399.00£1,119
2017120brand new21,399.00£1,119
2017120CEbrand new11,699.00£1,359
Simmer Style Sails
BLACK TIP20164.0brand new1525.00£367
20164.2brand new2530.00£371
20165.0HDbrand new2570.00£371
20165.6brand new1555.00£388
21073.4brand new1600.00£450
21074.0brand new1605.00£454
20174.2brand new2610.00£458
20175.6brand new1635.00£476
20183.7brand new2610.00£488
20184.0brand new1615.00£492
20184.2brand new1620.00£496
20184.7brand new1630.00£504
20185.0brand new1635.00£508
20185.3brand new2640.00£512
20185.6brand new2645.00£516
ICON 20174.0brand new1615.00£461
20174.0HDbrand new1630.00£473
20174.2brand new2620.00£465
20174.5brand new1625.00£469
20175.3brand new1640.00£480
20184.0brand new1615.00£492
20184.2brand new1620.00£496
20184.2Xbrand new1645.00£516
20184.7brand new1630.00£504
20185.3brand new1640.00£512

Simmer Style 2019 Sails Launch Offer

 

Welcome to Simmer Style 2019, with another step forward in redefining what is possible in wave sail performance and construction.

We introduce to you the new Tricera, Blacktip and Icon Sails, aswell as the new Legacy versions of the Blacktip and Icon.

The Blacktip has become more direct, more precise and more stable than ever, resulting in an ideal down the line sail that transitions from powered up to neutral in an instant. The Blacktip Legacy combines these characteristics with bombproof X-Ply and PVC construction to see you survive even the most brutal of crashes.

The best selling Icon sail has also seen changes for 2019, with the overall result being a more consistent and stable feeling sail that’ll tear apart any spot across the world with ease. The Icon Legacy takes the crown as the travellers’ sail of choice in our eyes – super versatility matched with super strong X-Ply/PVC construction means you’ll have the perfect rig for wherever you’re headed, without the worry of a crash cutting your trip short!

As an introductory offer, we have listed ALL 2019 Simmer Style sails at 2018 Simmer pricing for all those who pre order now for delivery in September. This is a limited time offer, and as such you need to move quick to bag a massive discount off next years sails – a rare opportunity!

Click Here to View the Simmer Range

 

DUOTONE Windsurfing is Here!

One of the most anticipated launches in years was Boards and More GMBH’s change of branding from North Sails to Duotone – wait no more as it is here!

To kick things off we invite you to join us for an evening with long time brand representative Nik Baker on Friday 3rd August from 6pm in the Puravida Store. Nik is widely regarded as the best wave sailor the UK has ever produced, with 3 x Vice world championship wave titles under his belt, and now running UK distribution of Duotone, Fanatic and ION – who better to hear about the new range of kit from?! He will talk over sails like the Super Hero, Super Session, E-Type, F-Type and more, aswell as the new 2019 Freestyle and wave range of boards from Fanatic.

Nik Will be on hand to talk through the new kit aswell as answer any questions you might have for him about it, and we will also have our fleet of demo kit in store should you want to try any of it off the back of what you hear. Bring a drink or two with you, we’ll supply Pizza from the excellent Tony’s taste of Italy so there really is no reason not to come along!

To get the initial low down on the range, follow the link below to learn more, and swat up with any questions you might have!

 

SHOP DUOTONE

 

 

Litter pick with BBC Wales X-Ray

Well what can we say, our last litter pick has caused quite a stir! To follow on from our last litter pick when we were inspired to ‘turn the tide on single-use plastic’ we will be helping to clean the river Taff again and collect as much recyclable rubbish that we can along with the support of BBC Wales X-Ray programme and special guest paddler Lucy Owen.

BBC Wales news and broadcast team have shown a great interest in supporting this fantastic cause and will be filming on the night for a special feature with our local club and the harbour authority to further raise awareness and help us to improve the condition of our local waterways in the rivers and Cardiff Bay
By signing up to take part in this special club night paddle, you agree that the BBC can film the occasion and may choose to use any footage that you may feature in to broadcast both on TV and online.
This evening is free of charge, is open to club members and non club members BUT you must have previous paddle boarding experience.

Meeting at: Channel View Leisure Centre, Jim Driscoll Way, CF117HB

What to wear:  Please make sure you have suitable footwear to use on the water.  If you are a regular paddle boarder please wear what you are most comfortable with and bring a change of clothes.

FOR THIS EVENT ONLY, WE ARE MEETING ON WEDNESDAY  July 11th ready to launch at 18.15 in the  evening from Channel View leisure centre.

 

Please follow this link to book on to this Special Event – https://sup-wales.co.uk/index.php/product/bbc-river-litter-pick-with-x-ray-wednesday-11th-6-15pm/