We hope you’ve all enjoyed a very warm Bank Holiday weekend! The warm weather of course meant light winds in many locations (although we know a few places DID get some awesome wind, but more on that later) which meant many windsurfers took to the water for a SUP session instead. Also spotted on a SUP recently is none other that reality TV star, Andy Jordan. Boards finds out more from Starboard UK HQ…
Made in Chelsea star Andy Jordan recently took a short trip to Totnes in Devon during a break in filming for the hit E4 show, to try out some of the latest Stand Up Paddle (SUP) boards available from local distributor Starboard. Andy is planning to paddle the 200 mile length of the river Thames this summer in aid of the Princes Trust and was looking at what will be the best equipment for his challenge.
Luckily top UK SUP coach Sam Ross was on hand to help refine Andy’s technique as they paddled the 10km distance from Totnes to Dittisham down the River Dart and discussed the best ways to train close to his London home in preparation for the event, whilst also being joined by an inquisitive seal along the way.
After the paddle Andy surprised local teenagers where he attended and cooked the BBQ at an 18th birthday party for Bronti Hackford making it a day never to be forgotten for the birthday girl.
The following day Andy went for his final paddle at Bigbury beach. With the backdrop of Burgh Island behind him (the subject of local boy Ben Howards recent EP) he enjoyed the sunshine in the quiet location before heading back to London after his whistle-stop tour of South Devon.
At the end of the challenge Andy will auction the board off at the finishing event to help try and raise further funds for the Princes Trust.
All images courtesy Starboard SUP UK. Check out more about Starboard SUP here.