Great Food & Great Views at the First Ever wesup. Feast Night with ATTA

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This summer saw the first of our collaborative feast nights at our beautiful new Coffeebox site on Pendennis Point. We had such a fantastic evening and hope it will be the beginning of many more to come!

On a balmy evening in July, we gathered on our picnic blankets for an evening of delicious south indian thalis from our friends at ATTA street food.

Brad Snowden – chef and founder of ATTA – is one of our longstanding club wesup. members and it’s always a pleasure to eat his amazing food in the company of good friends. Our wesup. community is just as much about forging friendships and sharing our love of the Cornish lifestyle as it is about the technical side of paddleboarding, and evenings like this one are perfect for doing just that. The weather may have been teasing us with the threat of thunder, but in true wesup. spirit, we’d rather get out there and enjoy our beautiful spot by the sea than hide away indoors.

Inspired by his travels in Southern India and his passion for sustainable plant-based eating, Brad served up one of his best thalis yet:

Mushroom Dal,
Tamarind and Aloo Chana Chaat,
Hill Station Salad,
Star Anise and Clove Spiced Black Rice,
Pineapple Raita,
A Homemade Garlic Chapati,
Radish, Cauliflower and Carrot Pickle,
Garnish of Pomegranate, Toasted seeds and Coriander.

Full of flavour but not overpowering in spice, Brad’s food has been fine tuned to a tee, and we think it gets better every time you go back for more. It’s a shame we can’t share the smell of curries cooking via blog post, because believe me your mouth would be watering!

The threatening humid skies held off just long enough for us to finish our food and enjoy the music and views across the bay until dusk. At a time when so many indoor eating options are really limited due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it was such a treat to sit outside in open space and share food with friends. The relaxed outdoor environment was absolutely perfect for getting back into the social swing of things without having to brave the crowded eateries of town.

Brad’s amazing dishes, served on a traditional thalis tray.
ATTA’s pop-up pitch next to our wesup. coffeebox!

If you would like to host a Feast Night collaboration with us and have facilities for a pop-up at our site near the Diver’s Car Park on Pendennis Point, we’d love to hear from you. Get in touch with Harry James-Mills by emailing [email protected] with details of your offerring…

If you’d like to hang out, soak up the good vibes and eat future feasts with us, stay tuned for updates on our Facebook and Instagram feeds – we’ll be glad to tell you about more events we’re hosting soon! We’ve got big plans for the coffeebox to stay open all year round as it’s quickly becoming a go-to destination for Falmouth walkers, talkers and coffee connoisseurs. If you haven’t been up there on a regular day yet, what are you waiting for? See more info about the tranquil vibe we’ve created right here…

All New SUP Fitness, Health & Wellbeing 

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WeSUP Fitness

An evolution in your fitness, health & well being routine

There are a few brilliant reasons why you have all been hearing so much hype on the benefits of WeSUP fitness – You get rapid results, it’s insanely fun and it’s exercise on the ocean which is just the coolest way to get fit! Now, thanks to a new partnership between WeSUP and St Michaels Health Club, WeSUP just got a whole lot more exciting as we introduce 6 revolutionary new SUP fitness, health & wellbeing classes to our huge activity roster.

Classes start on March 5th and will be announced on a week by week bases according to the weather and ocean conditions. Most classes will run before work at 7am and after work from 6 pm, and of course, on the weekends for all, you weekend warriors!

Below is all the information to tell you how you can get involved and what is in store for your health and fitness this coming WeSUP season – It’s genuinely exciting, so please read on!

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An Exclusive Fitness Opportunity

Here at WeSUP, we LOVE the incredible new gym facility at St Michaels Health Club and over the winter we’ve really made the most of the beautiful new pool, sauna and steam room to warm up after our winter paddles! Plus, the super high-tech gym has enabled us to keep on top of our beach ready fitness and we really want you to join us! So we have an exclusive offer just for you.

As a Club WeSUP member, you qualify for a place on our members only corporate St Michaels Health Club account. This means you will pay just £38.40 a month for your Health Club membership, saving a HUGE £172.80 per year. That huge saving is enough to pay your Club WeSUP Season membership and still get some change! So if you are thinking about joining the gym over there, consider joining us first so that you can take advantage of this great deal and all that Club WeSUP has to offer – Which is a lot! More on that later.

So what about WeSUP Fitness?

From March 1st we will be introducing a brand new SUP fitness class to St Michaels Health Club gym timetable. It’s called ‘WeSUP Circuits & Intervals’ and will be exclusively available to St Michaels Health Club members. The class is an explosive, lung-busting montage of familiar exercises in a totally new and dynamic environment. Just imagine performing Squats, Burpees, Crunches, and Planks on a paddleboard with the ocean moving beneath your body. It’s basically a balanced ball taken to entirely new levels when combined with anaerobic sprint paddling and a whole load of WeSUP fun! Check out the video here shot by our friends at SUP Fit!

Fancy WeSUP Yoga Or Even WeSUP & Swim Too?

As a Club WeSUP member, you will also be able to join in on our other super exciting WeSUP fitness, health & wellbeing classes which include – WeSUP Yoga, WeSUP & Run, WeSUP & Swim, WeSUP Meditation, WeSUPathlon, and WeSUP Endurance. You will need to join Club WeSUP where all of these classes plus your SUP Circuits and Intervals will be free of charge. You can do that here – If you are already a member of St Michaels Health Club and would just like to take part in SUP Circuits & Intervals, that class is available to you and will cost just £5 per session and payable to WeSUP each time with either cash or card and bookable in your usual Health Club way.

Core Fitness & Social Ocean Therapy

WeSUP Fitness is way more than just a fun and social way to get fit. With the simplest action of standing on water and paddling through the phases, you will work deep and intricate core muscles which are really hard to work in a normal or static environment. Your core muscles will develop into strong stabilizing muscles which in turn will allow you to better load your big muscle groups and then you know what comes next… More power, more sustainable fitness, and more personal results. Plus, you’ll make a whole load of great new friends to share some epic ocean-based adventures with! If you are really interested in how WeSUP fitness works your core, click here have a read of this blog post on Core Paddling

Exclusive Perks & Financial Rewards

Remember, you can join our new WeSUP Intervals & Circuits class as an existing Health Club Member but if you also become a Club WeSUP member before March 1st, you will enjoy a huge number of exclusive member benefits that include:

  • Save £50 off your Spring | Summer Club WeSUP membership which will include:
    • Free beginner or advanced WeSUP Lesson + 3 specialist skill clinics
    • Unlimited board & paddle rental all season!
    • Full access to over 20 Club WeSUP activities including SUP & Jump, Tanker Tagging, Paddle & Picnic, and Night Paddling!
    • Full access to Club Socials including Beach House Parties, Explore Cornwall, Pizza & Pints and Sunday Roast on The Coast.
    • 20% Friends & Family discount on all SUP activities
    • Click here to join today!
  • Save £172.80 per year on your St Michaels Health Club gym membership and gain access to extra WeSUP Fit activities including:
    • SUP & Spa
    • SUP & Swim
    • Spa Hang Out’s
    • WeSUP Gym Buddies
  • Save 15% off everything at Gylly Beach Café
  • Save 10% off everything with our friends at Sessions Surf Shop
  • Save 10% off fine wine and spirits at The Bottle Bank

Round Up

So that’s it! Joining both Club WeSUP and St Michaels Health Club will open your life up to the most adventurous opportunity to keep fit, make some amazing new friends and make the most of the spectacular environment that we are so lucky to live amongst!

Join Club WeSUP here and then pop in to visit us, collect your membership card. Then, head over to St Michaels and sign up to our corporate St Michaels Health Club account.

We can’t wait to welcome you into our family so please note that there are just 100 memberships available and when they are gone, they’ll be gone! Grab yours today and don’t miss out on another season of Club WeSUP!

If you have any questions or queries about starting your WeSUP Fit revolution, email us at [email protected]!

Is Stand Up Paddleboarding becoming more popular than surfing?

Well… It’s hard to see how the allure of gracefully gliding across your favourite body of water (lake, fjord, ocean, river, canal etc…) whilst working on your fitness and mental health and simultaneously undertaking a micro expedition of sorts and enjoying a good conversation with your paddleboarding pals is an un-attractive prospect to any new watersports enthusiast. Match those sentiments with the fact that a sometimes uncomfortable or unflattering wetsuit is entirely optional and that it can be enjoyed everyday, regardless of whether there are good waves or not and I’d say yes… People are beginning to switch on to the incredible accessibility of this amazing sport and stand up paddleboarding seems set to continue exploding into our lives.

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This is not to say that SUP is better than surfing, it only answers the question as to why I believe that in another 10 years time, SUP will be challenging the biggest sectors of watersports for sure. I think purely based on the sheer number of additional possibilities to get on the water, SUP can only continue its rapid and welcome evolution into our lives.

Just think of all those beautiful lakes, rivers, lochs, oceans and puddles! Literally, every single body of water in the world can now be accessed with this sport in a way that will suit almost every single human profile. So, whether for fitness, mindfulness, health and wellbeing, adventure, adrenaline, family time, friendship forming, working on your suntan, doing some yoga or working on your mental health – Stand Up Paddleboarding offers something to almost everyone and I know surfing boasts many of these qualities, but quite honestly – Surfing is bloody difficult! It requires a great deal of being bashed up and drowned before you even that first unforgettable glide, and then sometimes years of practice, traveling and experimenting before you accomplish your first visit to the ‘green room’ and finally attain the right to boast the quality that you are a surfer!

wesup stand up paddleboardingSUP boasts instantaneous gratification regardless of your age, ability, fitness, weight, previous watersports experience or social status, especially with the support of a lesson by a quality SUP School, of which there are now many popping up all over the planet. There will be no near-drowning accounts or close calls with other peoples kit flying towards your face in the surf. You may not even get your hair wet on your first go and to many, many people in the world, these factors will appeal more that those associated to surfing – In my humble opinion.

I’m bias of course, but it is not my addiction to the sport that I am referencing. It is the countless accounts of how the sport is changing peoples lives from the very first contact. I mean, if Jesus were a object, he’d be a paddleboard for sure!

 

 

wesup sup voucherI’d love to hear your thoughts, especially any alternative views. And, if you are going to be a total legend and give the gift of SUP this Christmas, WeSUP have a great selection of vouchers for SUP experiences from just £12. You can buy them online by following this link. https://wesup.co.uk/product-category/vouchers/

If you would rather we send you a quality printed copy over a digital version, please call the shop on 01326 311830 to speak with one of our super friendly staff, or email [email protected]. We’ll get that sorted for you – no sweat!

Club WeSUP Autumn | Winter Explained

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Ello Petals! Welcome to Club WeSUP!

I just want to clear up all the questions that I have been asked about the new Club WeSUP membership options. The options really are all new and naturally when things change they need a little explaining… so here goes!

Gold Memberships

These new Club WeSUP memberships are our best value memberships ever. This seasons Gold Membership is an upgrade of lasts seasons Silver Plus. The upgrade means that you get unlimited access to our board store and a whole host of exciting classes and clinics meaning that you can take our equipment at anytime, even outside of our normal opening hours – Just as long as you have completed all of the required training indicated on your training card. There will be no need to re-do training that you already achieved during last season’s Club WeSUP sessions, we will just sign your new training card and you’ll have all the freedom you’ve earned. Of course you will also have unlimited access to our amazing line-up of SUP activities, adventures, fitness sessions and Club WeSUP members only social events.

Just 50 Gold Club WeSUP memberships available. Grab yours here whilst they  are discounted for the early birds until September 20th!

Student and Discount Memberships

The Student and Discount membership is available for EVERYONE, not just students. It has been introduced to answer the needs of the less adventurous paddler and those of you who like us are on a budget. You still have the option to pay just £20 more to undertake your Advanced Lesson to gain the ability to join in on all but 2 of our much higher rated activities. Within this Club WeSUP membership as standard (without the upgraded advanced lesson) you will still have access to our most popular classes and clinics, activities and adventures within Gylly Bay which include SUP & Jump, SUP Meditation & Yoga, SUP & Swim and much, much more. Plus of course our amazing social line up which is of course Club WeSUP members only and includes a very special mid-month members only party that starts at our beach house – VIP’s only!

Just 100 Student & Discount memberships available. Grab yours here whilst they are discounted for the early birds until September 30th

New Training & Rating Cards

Last season, some of you were turned away from certain adventures because you lacked the skills to keep up with the more experienced paddlers or to keep yourselves safe at sea. We absolutely hated turning you away as we pride ourselves on our all-inclusive attitudes so this season that stops. We have introduced the Ratings & Training Card which works on a traffic light system. It will allow you to clearly index your personal ability next to the activities and adventures that we offer so that you can be sure you have the skills to attend.

Quite simply:

  • if you complete the GREEN rated classes & clinics you can take part in the GREEN rated activities. You only need to complete the Beginner Lesson to gain access to the GREEN rated activities but we hope that your new Training Card will inspire you to take more of the GREEN rated classes and become a more skilled and a more responsible and safe paddler.
  • As a Student & Discount member, if you want to take part in our AMBER rated activities, you must first complete all the GREEN rated Classes & Clinics and then undertake the Advanced Lesson at a cost of just £20 (including a 50% discount) It’s up to you if you wish to pay for additional training thereafter but again, we hope you will be inspired by your training card to be a better, safer paddler.
  • As a Gold member, you will need to have completed all your Green & Amber rated classes & clinics before you gain the freedom to take boards outside of opening hours. This is pure safety because your safety and enjoyment is everything to us. Of course, if we already know you have the skills then we will sign your training card as we deem appropriate so that you can gain the freedom you’ve earned right away.

If you guys have any further Q’s please do not hesitate to get in touch, we’d love to hear from you and we cant wait for you to join our family!

Get your membership here

or contact us on the details below

Email: [email protected]
Tel: 01326 311830

 

About WeSUP

Adventure SUP…

WeSUP is the definitive Adventure SUP specialist. Having paddled all over the world over the last 9 years, we have used our unrivalled experience to offer sensational guided SUP tours and experiences in and around the majestic waterways of Falmouth, as well as pop-up expeditions in Norway and Scotland. We are also home to the only specialist Adventure SUP shop where you can buy and test ride the full range of Fanatic adventure stand up paddleboards and paddles. We also have a beautiful bespoke collection of high-end adventure gear that you will need to undertake your very own micro adventures. Fanatic, Finisterre, ION, Black & Blum and GSM Outdoors are just some of the incredible brands that we are lucky enough supply. Pop in to take a look or simply buy online.

SUP School…

Running alongside the Adventure centre is our world-class SUP school where you can enjoy seriously fun and rewarding beginner or advanced SUP lessons. Our dedicated and highly trained senior SUP instructors are famous for their passionate, patient and friendly approach to teaching and promise you a SUP experience you’ll be buzzing about for all very long time. We are an academy of sorts in that we offer you a simple progression method of advancing your skills from total beginner, right up to senior instructor. You really haven’t been taught until you learn from WeSUP.

Club WeSUP…

Finally, we are also home to one of the busiest and most dynamic SUP club’s in the country. With just over 150 members we enjoy an amazingly vibrant series of regular club activities which are free of any additional charge. Our activities are centred around SUP Fitness such as SUP Yoga and SUP interval training, as well as regular social paddles to our favourite snorkelling and cliff jumping spots, over night adventures and occasionally a trip to the pub! Club WeSUP is open to all and you don’t even need your own kit, we supply everything, just sign up and rock up!
Our Philosophy…

WeSUP stand for ‘We Stand Up Paddleboard’ and in fact, it’s all we do! It is our mission to inspire generations old and new on the wonders of our sensational sport and demonstrate it’s supreme accessibility and its many facets. We believe that everyone can and should stand up paddleboard. Whether it’s for mindfulness, fitness, relaxation, exploration, friendship forming or family time, this unique activity takes away almost all personal limitations and puts you in a sublime environment where you can take things at your own pace.

Being out on the ocean here in the sanctuary of Gylly Bay will lend you a unique perspective of our truly breath-taking stretch of coastline. Only a few places in the world can match its majesty but none more special to us than Gylly.