Preparing for winter paddle boarding

Sian Sykes | Psyched Paddleboarding | Winter SUP

It's that wonderful time of year, snow all around and crisp cold air. It shouldn't put us of from jumping on our boards and heading off on a winter SUP adventure. You just need to make tweaks to your paddling kit so you are fully prepared to brace the elements of wonderful winter paddle boarding.

I've recently got back from a Scottish trip and we paddled in hail and snow, true typical Scottish winter conditions and I loved it! This is what I wore to keep me toasty and dry:

- Base Layers
Thermal top, I wore Peak UK

Thermal bottoms, I wore Peak UK

- Mid Layer

Fleece, I wore Patagonia

- Outer Layer

Dry suit, I wore Peak UK (this is an all in one suit which kept me dry and toasty and a great windproof)

- Footwear

Sealskinz socks (Kept my feet toasty and dry)

Neoprene socks over my drysuit socks, I wore Peak UK

Paddling trainers, I wore sportiva trainers as they were the biggest trainers I had to cope with the extra layers on my feet. Anything too tight closes the circulation and thats when you get cold.

- Extras

Mittens, I wore super warm Buffalo Mitts

Warm hat

Baseball hat, perfect in the rain, hail

Oversize jacket (perfect to pop over yourself when you stop for lunch), I wore Peak UK