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Over 50 years of water sports knowledge has built our reputation:

Brian Johncey has been involved in the watersports industry one way or another since 1965.

In 1970 Brian started by building and repairing surfboards and white water canoes

In 1980 Brian founded his Blue Chip Board Store.

No one knows SUP like the Blue Chip SUP Crew.

 

 

 


How to pump up your board

Although it is very easy and straight forward to pump up your boards here are a few tips to make it even easier and why


All you need to know about leashes

When and how to use a quick release waist belt



Paddles:

We are passionate about paddles "The driving force of SUP"

Click here to find out what all the hype is about paddles ?

How to choose your paddle length for your height

A quick guide to Blade aspect 

   


How are iSUP boards constructed

How Durable are iSUPs


The Speed Bump


How to fit a US box fin



"How to" videos:

Here are some great "how to" videos from Red Paddle Co.

 

  


                   

The Blue Chip Gizmo

How to inflate your board without breaking sweat



Basic Personal Safety information you need to know

The basics of personal safety when SUPing

Why you should wear a Leash

What you need to know about wearing a Buoyancy Aid


How to get started:

This video covers basics to getting on the water with your SUP and eventually standing up. It begins with an overview of the equipment needed, how to launch your SUP, the basics of paddling on your knees and finally getting to a standing position.

This will all be covered in more depth with your FREE SUP lesson at the Blue Chip SUP School

Blue Chip SUP School offers a free place (with every board purchase) on our accredited SUP lessons


Basic Paddling technique

This video displays how to perform a basic paddle stroke and SUP turns starting with the basic turn, crossbow turn and lastly the step back turn.

This will all be covered in more depth with your FREE SUP lesson at the Blue Chip SUP School

Blue Chip SUP School offers a free place (with every board purchase) on our accredited SUP lessons


Intro to wave SUP riding

 Scott Mckercher show you basic wave riding techniques.


How to hold your paddle

This video demonstrates the correct way to hold your paddle, focusing on the blade angle and grip on the shaft

This will all be covered in more depth with your FREE SUP lesson at the Blue Chip SUP School

Blue Chip SUP School offers a free place (with every board purchase) on our accredited SUP lessons

 


How to attach your leash

This is how to attach your leash

This will all be covered in more depth with your FREE SUP lesson at the Blue Chip SUP School

Blue Chip SUP School offers a free place (with every board purchase) on our accredited SUP lessons

 


How to attach your fins

This shows how to fin your iSUP fins correctly

This will all be covered in more depth with your FREE SUP lesson at the Blue Chip SUP School

Blue Chip SUP School offers a free place (with every board purchase) on our accredited SUP lessons

 


How to inflate your board

This is how to inflate your board without any fuss

This will all be covered in more depth with your FREE SUP lesson at the Blue Chip SUP School

Blue Chip SUP School offers a free place (with every board purchase) on our accredited SUP lessons

 


How to deflate your board

Here, we show how to deflate your board

This will all be covered in more depth with your FREE SUP lesson at the Blue Chip SUP School

Blue Chip SUP School offers a free place (with every board purchase) on our accredited SUP lessons

 


How to roll up your board

This is the correct way to roll up your Starboard iSUP

This will all be covered in more depth with your FREE SUP lesson at the Blue Chip SUP School

Blue Chip SUP School offers a free place (with every board purchase) on our accredited SUP lessons

 


How to repair your board

Here, is the most simple repair technique 

If you feel you need a professional repair on your inflatable SUP, we are the recognised experts in this field, Blue Chip is the "go to" repair specialist with over 50 years experience water sports board repairs.

 


Stated Board Weights

Board weights: Due to the construction methods, quoted weights are +/− 10%
(usually on the lighter end of the scale)

Please contact us if you need further clarification

 

 


Advised maximum rider weight

The advised rider weight is only a guide line from the manufactures and should be viewed as such. 

This guide weight is the maximum rider weight that the manufacture feels that their board will perform at its very best. it is not the maximum weight that their board will support. 

Most boards can carry a rider up to 25% in excess of the manufactures advised rider weight and possibly more depending the experience of the paddler