Stand Up Paddle-Boarding With a Dog

By Jeremy Meltingtallow

AC150717cLast year, I met a woman who was using an inflatable stand up paddle board (SUP) in Lyme Regis cove, in Dorset. She let me have a go and I was hooked. I used the money I made in my Frome With a View exhibition to buy my own board. It’s still pretty hefty, at about 13 kilos (29 lbs), but I’m able to put it in my body board backpack and carry it around town. Since we live about 10 minutes walk from the water, that is a Good Thing.


I can paddle from Hondarribia across the River Bidasoa to France (where there is great surf at Hendaye beach). Last week, I took Billie out and we paddled around by the stage of the blues festival. I loved it, though Billie wasn’t so sure (all those blues songs sound the same.).