Hi I’m Sarah!
I started paddling this year and I fell in love with this wonderful sport, joined a club, upgraded my board (twice!) and fell head over heals for everything SUP.💙
As it gets colder, I found it increasingly challenging to find kit in women’s sizes. Most brands only go up to a Women’s UK16 and as a UK size 18, barely plus size, I’m excluded from purchasing from the leading brands. It turns out, that’s a challenge that lots of women are facing, based on the messages I’ve received!
Paddle boarding is a wonderful sport, one which has been beneficial for both mental & physical health. The community has been nothing but welcoming and inclusive and I feel strongly that the kit should reflect that so I started campaigning for change.
That’s when #PaddleKitHerWay was born – calling for manufacturers to improve their sizing so more women can enjoy the sport. I’m also passionate about challenging other societies norms because we can be strong and healthy regardless of our size. SUP has shown me that finding a sport you love, means you can enjoy exercise for no other reason than you absolutely love it – your body doesn’t need to be changed!
So what can you expect from this blog?
Everything paddle boarding from kit to skills but much more. I’ll be sharing about my mental health, body confidence and other women’s stories after all ‘We rise by lifting others’! Let me know what you think and I can’t wait to meet you all!