SUP Adventure Inspiration

Apr 20, 2023 | Sea Adventures, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Adventure Inspiration

This week’s blog is bringing you SUP adventure inspiration in a mammoth serving!

Fiona Quinn – Outdoor Adventure Inspiration

We mentioned in a previous newsletter about Fiona Quinn’s book Ignore the Fear- if you haven’t already checked it out, it’s well worth a read.

Fiona is quite the adventurer, she walked and cycled Lands End to John O’Groats (already epic) but that wasn’t enough. She wanted to complete a triathlon. With swimming out of the question, Fiona hopped on a paddleboard. She travelled 800 miles to complete this awesome feat of SUP adventure inspiration.

Fiona Quin Ignore The Fear Book SUP Adventure Inspiration

She’s racked up a few achievements along the way. She was the first woman to SUP across the Irish Sea. Also the first person to SUP the length of Britain on an inflatable paddleboard. But she did it all with a fear of the sea!

Fiona Quin bikepacking photograph

sailing boat in the sea

sunset paddleboarding SUP Adventure Inspiration

Fiona Quinn Stand Up Paddleboarding SUP Adventure Inspiration

SUP Adventure Inspiration With Fiona

Ahead of her SUP adventure Fiona had only been on a paddleboard three times! Luckily she had a helpful support crew and what sounds like quite a lot of cake! Facing (or ignoring!) her fear, Fiona took on the challenge. She became the first woman in history to complete the length of Britain Triathlon. True SUP adventure inspiration!

crossing the bristol channel on a paddleboard

Contending with the weather, wildlife, and whirlpools, Fiona set off in April 2018. Figuring out an adventure like this clearly takes a lot of planning, from equipment and support crew to finding a support vessel! As well as achieving a number of incredible records, Fiona was also awarded the British Canoeing John MacGregor Outstanding Challenge Award 2018 in recognition of her dedication, commitment, and impact on the sport.

John o groats paddleboard SUP Adventure Inspiration

More About Fiona Quinn

If you want to learn more about Fiona’s Land’s End to John O’Groats SUP adventure inspiration, it’s well worth reading her book, Ignore the Fear.

To find out more about Fiona’s other adventures, including running a 150 mile ultra marathon in the Outer Hebrides, check out her website.

If you’re inspired to adventure, but aren’t sure where to begin, let us help you take your first steps. We have introductory sessions in SUP and kayak, as well as foraging, wild camping and more!

All photo credit: Fiona Quinn

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