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Loco Surfing


Loco is a home grown UK water sports brand that develops, designs & distributes stand up paddle boards (SUPs), surfboards and directional kite boards.
Based in Tynemouth, just outside Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Loco was the brainchild of local waterman, entrepreneur and competition paddle surfer Joe Thwaites who was the first person to introduce paddle boarding to the North East back in 2009 through his water sports school, Boardskillz. 
After a couple of seasons of paying top dollar for largely lifeless SUPs from the big brands, Joe decided he wanted to start producing his own paddleboards as 'the industry' simply didn't make what he wanted to ride. After just 3 months into production Loco had a Mens National Champion who went on to represent Team GB at the World Championships in Peru. 
Since then Loco has gone from strength to strength by heavily investing in innovation and collaborating with some of the most exciting custom shapers around the World. Loco now produces an extensive range of all-rounder SUPs, Short Surf SUPs, Paddle boards for Racing and Touring as well as WindSUPs which can be demoed by appointment at Tynemouth Longsands as well as other locations throughout the UK. The company prides itself on offering great value for money, with unbeatable on-line stand up paddle board package deals as well as discounts on boards and special offers on accessories and merchandise.
More recently Loco has diversified into surfboard and kite board manufacture tapping into the local surf scene by offering lightweight but durable epoxy surfboards which are firmly pitted at the improver up. They have already developed a small range of boards including a groveller shape and a performance mini Simmons outline which have met with high praise from anyone who's ridden one, either in kite or surf mode. With plans to extend both ranges in the near future and competitive prices Loco Surfing UK is certainly one to consider for your next purchase. 
If you can find a cheaper like for like board or package deal we will happily price match.
Buy any Stand Up Paddle Board or SUP Package and get a FREE 1-2-1 lesson with Boardskillz (at Tynemouth or South Shields)
Buy any Short SUP and get a FREE board bag. 
Buy any Race Touring Board and get a FREE board bag

Opening Times

2019 (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)



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