This week Simon chats with Steve West, waterman, journalist, historian, ex-professional windsurfer, outrigger-canoe mentor and designer for Mistral boards.
Steeped in salt water, Steve talks about his own SUP origins, the close connection of the sport with outrigger canoeing and his epic book ‘Stand Up Paddle, A Paddlers Guide’ which is a highly recommended and great investment for anyone interested in learning from a SUP Svengali Check it out here.
Steve has got a phenomenal back catalogue of achievements, this is a summary of them.
As a prolific writer he’s written a number of books, all available here
- OC 1 Book – Read the intro for free
- V1 Book – Read the intro for free
- OC 6 Book – Read the intro for free
Steve is on Facebook here
If you’re kicking off your first full summer season on the water, then check out the SUPfm SUP Safe Course, 37 videos, with downloads and quizzes, to help you become self-sufficient on the water. Available here
For £37 (less than the price of one hour’s, one to one instruction), you can get lifetime access to this course, which will ensure you know what to look for when you’re preparing for your session.