'For whatever we lose (like a you or a me), it's always our self we find in the sea'-E.E Cummings
|Stand up paddleboarding (SUP) is a great way to have fun on the water for people of all age’s, ability and size. Unlike other water-sports that take years to master and are dependent on certain conditions, SUPing can be enjoyed with a minimum of gear and effort and can be enjoyed all year round. You can SUP in the Sea, lakes and rivers—no waves are required but they are fun to play on. SUPing gives a full body workout so not only is this soothing for the soul, you are also burning calories and getting fit…bonus!|
|The idea behind Neptune SUPs was simple; Create a brand, Make great quality boards and paddles, Lose the massive mark-ups, Get more people on the water.Based on the south coast of the UK (with our showroom/HQ in Eastbourne), the sea has always been a part of our lives. Coming from a Skateboarding, Surfing, Windsurfing & Snowboarding background from way back in the day, we have seen the SUP market grow over the last few years. It amazed us at how expensive it can be, up to over £4,000 for a board £900 for a Paddle, with no real options for less that are high quality. That’s what got us thinking (or, opened up a can of worms, depends of which of us you speak to). So, after long talks of what’s important in choosing a SUP we narrowed it down to 3 major areas:|
1. Quality of the construction (we use the best materials, including; 3 layers of glass top & bottom)
2. Design (oh how vain we still are)
3. Price (you won't find better for less!)
What came next was a mission to fulfill all the above and bring it to market....
We did an ISUP (inflatable SUP) but withdrew that as we wanted to concentrate on hardboard's. We will never stop with our R&D but will only make changes when needed and not just to justify a price increase, we have only had 2 since 2013.
|This led us on a quest to find the best manufacturer that would work with us on making what we now have. The factory that we use have been in the game for years, making high quality surfboards and for more than 10 years SUP boards and Paddles (and for some of the big boys too, but we cant mention names). The quality of our construction and attention to detail has really been one of the key ingredients to our success. Our factory are happy to work with us and help us develop new ideas/shapes. As with any sport, change and innovation is inevitable and we want to grow with the sport and become one of the market leaders and innovators. We have proven this with the launch in the summer of 2013 of our Mach #1 Range, which was really popular, received great reviews and taught us loads. This led to our Mach #2 range, from our original quiver we added a WindSUP, Yoga SUP and most recently a Full Carbon Race-board (based on our UK & European race winning Mach #2 board but even faster). |
Neptune SUPs is aware that all this manufacturing does have an effect on the environment, so we have taken steps to become one of the only SUP Board makers worldwide that is Carbon Balanced. Not only for the future but we have insured that since its birth, Neptune has been Balanced with a positive footprint.
So please enjoy browsing through our website, hopefully you will find the answers to any questions, if not please just ask firstname.lastname@example.org We are happy to give Demos so don't be shy come and give it a try!