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Meet the Red Original Team this Summer

Posted by Luke Green

The UK and Ireland Red Team are travelling from Scotland to Cornwall this summer, discovering some amazing paddling spots and meeting our SUP community. We’ll be bringing along Red Original and Red Paddle Co products and putting on a series of fun challenges, competitions and pop-up shops at exciting events!

Whether you’re an avid paddler or just someone who appreciates the outdoor lifestyle, we want to meet you!

Find out below where and when you can meet the UK Team and what we’re up to this summer.

4th to 11th August, Cowes Week

Location: Two Elements, 10 Bath Rd, Cowes

We couldn’t be more excited to be attending England’s oldest annual sailing event for the first time! The Wimbledon of watersports, we will be at the legendary Cowes Week, ready to give you all the tips you need to get a-board! We have a Guru Bar of experts based in Two Elements shop in Cowes all week so you can come and chat about any questions you may have and check out the entire Red Original range.

17th to 26th August Red Demo Tour

Join us this summer for our ultimate paddle board road trip 2018!

This August we will be travelling across four countries and visiting some of the most stunningly beautiful UK SUP spots. Come to the below locations from 10am-7pm to enjoy fun-filled days of free equipment demos, a whole host of fun competitions and challenges with prizes and giveaways, our paddling clinic and a chance to meet the Red Team!

Each location will vary but below is a list of the kind of thing that’ll be on offer!

You can expect:

  • Free equipment demos
  • Fun competitions and challenges
  • Prizes and challenges
  • Paddling Clinics
  • Music
  • Red Original and Red Paddle Co Guru Bar
  • Pop-up shop to view our Red Original range
  • Meet our lovely Red Team

The locations:

Friday 17th August Loch Lomond Wakeboard, Loch Lomond

We’ll be taking the low road and kicking off in the extraordinarily beautiful Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.


Sunday 19th August Windermere Canoe and Kayak, Windermere, Cumbria

From loch to lake, our next stop is the Lake District’s Mont Blanc, the romantic and expansive Windermere Lake

Tuesday 21st August Snowdonia Watersports, Llanberis, Snowdonia

This lakeside village at the foot of Mt Snowdon is framed by the Snowdonian National Park mountain range, offering stunning views to paddlers.


Thursday 23rd August Summer SUP School, Old Head Beach, Mayo

This east-facing beach on Ireland’s west coast delivers picturesque views of the Wild Atlantic Way from a sheltered bay, perfect for paddling. 


Saturday 25th August Tallington Lakes, Lincolnshire

Returning to England, our next stop is Tallington Lakes, a network of calm fresh-water lakes ideal for novice paddlers.

Sunday 26th August Newquay Watersports, Newquay, Cornwall

We round off our UK road-trip with a stop in Kernowfornia, hitting up the golden beaches of the surf capital of the south west.

Other events

29th Aug- 1st September Dartmouth Regatta

As a brand born in the waters of south Devon, we wouldn’t miss our local Dartmouth Regatta! Join us at our Red Original pop-up shop to meet the Team where it all began, and take part in Saturday's taster sessions and the all-new Red Ride Race with our friends at Waterborn! 


31st August- 2nd September Dragon World Championships, Fuschl am See, Austria

For anyone up for an adventure, don’t miss the Red Original and Red Paddle Co event of the year, our own Dragon World Championships! With spectator passes and plenty to do and see off the water, the DWC is far more than a racing event and provides a brilliant opportunity to meet the Team in our optimal environment. Plus, you get to soak it all up in the incredible location of Lake Fuschl. Find our Red Original store in the event village or come and chat to us at the poolside party, we’ll be the ones with the cool bag full of gin!