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James Gradisher

Country : United Kingdom

38 sessions

    • June 2017
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      James Gradisher at Worthing
      Worthing - United Kingdom
      Added on : 8 days

      Session date : 18/06/2017

      Gear used : Red Paddle Co Explorer 13.2 & X-Paddle Race 3-Piece Adjustable

      Just paddling... :-)

      5.36 km

      01:26:30

      3.75 km/h

      Perfect Father's Day gift: a bit of time out on the board early on a Sunday. It was like a mill pond. Hot (for here), with a slight breeze. Another father came along too, and it was his first time under the pier.

      Very chill. Love this SUP thing...

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      James Gradisher at Goring Beach
      West Sussex - United Kingdom
      Added on : 9 days

      Session date : 13/06/2017

      Gear used : Red Paddle Co Explorer 13.2 & Fanatic Innegra Carbon 80 Adjustable

      Just paddling... :-)

      2.88 km

      00:58:25

      3.00 km/h

      Took advantage of a windless Tuesday evening for a paddle with a friend...Tide was waaaaay out so we had to hump the boards for what seemed like 1/2 a mile across exposed rock (thank God for kevlar booties). But once out on the water, it was magnificent. There is a certain quality to the light here in West Sussex in the evening that I haven't seen anywhere else, and I'm afraid my phone will not do it justice...

      A gentle paddle, loads of fun, and there were a few moments where we just sat on our boards and just appreciated the silence, occasionally punctuated by water lapping against the bottom of the boards

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      James Gradisher at Worthing
      Worthing - United Kingdom
      Added on Fri, 02 Jun 2017 07:17:23 +0000

      Session date : 01/06/2017

      Gear used : Red Paddle Co Explorer 13.2 & Fanatic Innegra Carbon 80 Adjustable

      Just paddling... :-)

      1.51 km

      00:22:06

      4.20 km/h

      Evening barbecue on the beach, so only a brief one. Loving the new board, very smooth compared to the all-rounder. Loving this SUP thing...

    • May 2017
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      James Gradisher at Worthing
      Worthing - United Kingdom
      Added on Wed, 31 May 2017 11:10:28 +0000

      Session date : 31/05/2017

      Gear used : Red Paddle Co Explorer 13.2 & X-Paddle Race 3-Piece Adjustable

      Just paddling... :-)

      0.63 km

      00:29:36

      1.31 km/h

      First day out with the new Red 13'2 Explorer+. A nice little upgrade - it goes pretty well. And now that we have two boards, I can take my oldest out with me.

      Just a short paddle, beginning with a heavy mist that soon blew away. Loads of fun, despite the brevity of the paddle.

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      James Gradisher at Worthing
      Worthing - United Kingdom
      Added on Sun, 21 May 2017 08:54:30 +0000

      Session date : 21/05/2017

      Just paddling... :-)

      3.49 km

      00:54:52

      3.88 km/h

      Able to get out early-ish today for the second time since the year started. As usual, out of shape...But had a nice paddle regardless. It is so nice being out on the water. I love this SUP thing.

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      James Gradisher at Worthing
      Worthing - United Kingdom
      Added on Sun, 21 May 2017 07:59:01 +0000

      Session date : 21/05/2017

      Gear used : Fanatic Fly Air Premium Allround & X-Paddle Race 3-Piece Adjustable

      Just paddling... :-)

      0.0 km

      00:50:34

      0.00 km/h

    • December 2016
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      James Gradisher at Goring Beach
      West Sussex - United Kingdom
      Added on Thu, 01 Dec 2016 12:11:36 +0000

      Session date : 01/12/2016

      Gear used : Fanatic Fly Air Premium Allround & X-Paddle Race 3-Piece Adjustable

      Just paddling... :-)

      3.86 km

      01:05:46

      2.15 km/h

      Beautiful day. The temperature in the car said it was 5 degrees (C) out, but the sun was beating down. Put in near Sea Lan Cafe, and made it almost to the Bluebird Cafe before I turned around. Thought I'd paddle against the current on my way out, but it turns out I was paddling with it, Doh!

      It was a slog to get back, like paddling through treacle. But what a nice work out and I couldn't have picked a nicer day. I need a nap. Also, fat boy needs to lose a few more pounds because I couldn't get my wetsuit off without help from my wife later.

    • November 2016
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      James Gradisher at Worthing
      Worthing - United Kingdom
      Added on Tue, 15 Nov 2016 11:00:45 +0000

      Session date : 14/11/2016

      Gear used : Fanatic Fly Air Premium Allround & X-Paddle Race 3-Piece Adjustable

      Just paddling... :-)

      0.0 km

      00:45:00

      0.00 km/h

      First time out in the winter wetsuit, grey day but gentle swells with a smallish shore dump. Started paddling west, but realised I was moving faster than usual, so turned around to paddle into the current. About 30 minutes travelling east against the current, with my return to where I put in being about 5 minutes. Never underestimate the power of the current, and just because the waves point one way, doesn't mean the current will go the same way. It took about 5 minutes to peel off the winter suit though. :-). Love this SUP thing.

    • October 2016
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      James Gradisher at Worthing
      Worthing - United Kingdom
      Added on Tue, 25 Oct 2016 14:03:29 +0000

      Session date : 25/10/2016

      Gear used : Fanatic Fly Air Premium Allround & X-Paddle Race 3-Piece Adjustable

      Just paddling... :-)

      3.13 km

      00:50:20

      3.77 km/h

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      James Gradisher at Worthing
      Worthing - United Kingdom
      Added on Sat, 22 Oct 2016 08:49:07 +0000

      Session date : 22/10/2016

      Gear used : Fanatic Fly Air Premium Allround & X-Paddle Race 3-Piece Adjustable

      Just paddling... :-)

      1.45 km

      00:31:11

      2.84 km/h

    • September 2016
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      James Gradisher at Worthing
      Worthing - United Kingdom
      Added on Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:52:58 +0000

      Session date : 30/09/2016

      Gear used : Fanatic Fly Air Premium Allround & X-Paddle Race 3-Piece Adjustable

      Just paddling... :-)

      3.38 km

      00:44:39

      4.63 km/h

      Despite what both Windguru and Accuweather was saying (12kt wind with 16kt gusts), it was a relatively calm morning, very little wind, gentle incoming swell. Caught a rainbow at the halfway point of this trip, and eventually saw it end about 20 feet away from me on the water as I paddled back (not a leprechaun in sight). The raincloud that generated the rainbow eventually caught up with me and provided a refreshing, gentle shower. Then I managed to catch a couple of bumps on the way back.

      Amazing how cleansing getting out for a paddle can be for the soul.

      I love this SUP thing.

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      James Gradisher at Worthing
      Worthing - United Kingdom
      Added on Sun, 18 Sep 2016 10:44:36 +0000

      Session date : 18/09/2016

      Gear used : X-Paddle Race 3-Piece Adjustable

      Just paddling... :-)

      5.46 km

      01:07:29

      4.92 km/h

      An excellent, unhurried trip. Beautiful morning, gentle current. Crossed under the pier twice, overall, not a bad day. Love this SUP thing...

    • July 2016
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      James Gradisher at Worthing
      Worthing - United Kingdom
      Added on Sat, 30 Jul 2016 08:31:14 +0000

      Session date : 30/07/2016

      Gear used : Fanatic Fly Air Premium Allround & Fanatic Innegra Carbon 80 Adjustable

      Just paddling... :-)

      5.71 km

      01:20:36

      4.30 km/h

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      James Gradisher at Worthing
      Worthing - United Kingdom
      Added on Sun, 24 Jul 2016 10:03:55 +0000

      Session date : 24/07/2016

      Just paddling... :-)

      2.8 km

      00:54:01

      3.11 km/h

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      James Gradisher at carbis
      St Ives - United Kingdom
      Added on Fri, 15 Jul 2016 16:59:13 +0000

      Session date : 15/07/2016

      Just paddling... :-)

      4.63 km

      01:18:18

      3.56 km/h

    • June 2016
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      James Gradisher at Worthing
      Worthing - United Kingdom
      Added on Sat, 18 Jun 2016 13:37:26 +0000

      Session date : 18/06/2016

      Just paddling... :-)

      1.8 km

      00:22:55

      5.00 km/h

      a brief paddle break.

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      James Gradisher at Paddington Basin
      London - United Kingdom
      Added on Wed, 15 Jun 2016 19:55:48 +0000

      Session date : 15/06/2016

      Just paddling... :-)

      7.45 km

      01:45:28

      4.26 km/h

      Lovely evening spent with Active360 taking in t he sights of Paddington Basin and Little Venice. Looks like one of the few perks of staying up here in the Smoke during the week.

      Got to ride a Naish One for the first time, and although it was a bit tippier than what I'm used to, really enjoyed how fast it can go. That took a bit of getting used to when it came to avoiding the walls of the Basin and the canals; had to do a lot of back-paddling to stop me from ramming the sides or other SUPpers. Loving this SUP thing.

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      James Gradisher at Worthing
      Worthing - United Kingdom
      Added on Sat, 04 Jun 2016 12:36:34 +0000

      Session date : 04/06/2016

      Gear used : Fanatic Fly Air Premium Allround & Fanatic Innegra Carbon 80 Adjustable

      Just paddling... :-)

      5.04 km

      01:11:53

      4.27 km/h

      Got some much needed daddy/daughter paddle time in with the oldest today. very calm waters and just a chill back-and-forth at Worthing, crossing under the pier twice.

    • May 2016
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      James Gradisher at Worthing
      Worthing - United Kingdom
      Added on Sat, 28 May 2016 08:34:18 +0000

      Session date : 28/05/2016

      Gear used : Fanatic Fly Air Premium Allround & Fanatic Innegra Carbon 80 Adjustable

      Just paddling... :-)

      3.93 km

      00:53:49

      4.46 km/h

      No seals this morning...But got a good session in nonetheless, paddling against a gentle-ish current and breeze on the way out on an overcast day. 30 minutes out, 20 minutes back, so not too bad. Definitely needed it after the week I've had. Lovin' this SUP thing.

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      James Gradisher at Worthing
      Worthing - United Kingdom
      Added on Sun, 22 May 2016 08:50:21 +0000

      Session date : 22/05/2016

      Just paddling... :-)

      3.62 km

      00:56:01

      3.89 km/h

      What an awesome day...Had a seal follow me and play with me for a bit. A very pleasant surprise. Nice calm waters, just a slight swell from the incoming tide, gentle breeze, farthest I've been able to go this year in Worthing. SUP season is underway! I love this SUP thing...

      By the way, it seems on my last few sessions that whenever I turn around to come back the other direction, the app stops tracking. Is that by design or is it my phone?

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      James Gradisher at Thames
      Richmond - United Kingdom
      Added on Tue, 17 May 2016 20:11:46 +0000

      Session date : 17/05/2016

      Just paddling... :-)

      4.02 km

      01:53:54

      2.14 km/h

      Excellent evening on the Thames Tuesday night, ticking off one of my SUP bucket list destinations, and my first time on a river. Big thanks to Dan at Active360, had a blast. Went from Kew Bridge to just past Chiswick Bridge and back. Took a bit longer than we thought due to a bit of wind at the point where we turned around. Got a real appreciation for the tidal Thames. Good fun. I love this SUP thing.

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      James Gradisher at Worthing
      Worthing - United Kingdom
      Added on Sun, 15 May 2016 10:16:50 +0000

      Session date : 15/05/2016

      Just paddling... :-)

      0.28 km

      00:17:18

      0.99 km/h

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      James Gradisher at Worthing
      Worthing - United Kingdom
      Added on Sun, 08 May 2016 09:47:30 +0000

      Session date : 08/05/2016

      Gear used : Fanatic Fly Air Premium Allround & Fanatic Innegra Carbon 80 Adjustable

      Just paddling... :-)

      2.43 km

      00:54:02

      2.70 km/h

      So, on the western side of the map, you can see me struggling to get out past where the rowing club was having some competition or other. It was windy, and full of bumps coming from the southeast. Managed to stabilise my direction just a little and headed east. After about 35 minutes I rested for about five at the southeast corner of this trip. So 35 minutes out about five to ten minutes to get back in.

      Glorious day, nonetheless, gave me a good workout and I am knackered. But loving it.

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      James Gradisher at Worthing
      Worthing - United Kingdom
      Added on Sun, 01 May 2016 12:31:25 +0000

      Session date : 01/05/2016

      Gear used : Fanatic Innegra Carbon 80 Adjustable

      Just paddling... :-)

      2.37 km

      00:33:22

      4.32 km/h

      Thought I'd take out one of the new rental boards available at Baker Academy. Nice little Fanatic Premium Fly Air 10'4". Good little ride. This trip took 30 minutes to get out against the wind and waves, and two minutes to get back. Almost attempted a second trip out, but was reminded I have a dodgy shoulder today. Live to SUP another day. I love this SUP thing.

      Big thumbs up to Ant at the Baker Academy. (And if you are ever out Worthing way, you guys should check it out.)

    • April 2016
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      James Gradisher at Worthing
      Worthing - United Kingdom
      Added on Sun, 24 Apr 2016 10:18:27 +0000

      Session date : 24/04/2016

      Gear used : Fanatic Fly Air Premium Allround & Fanatic Innegra Carbon 80 Adjustable

      Just paddling... :-)

      5.54 km

      00:44:21

      7.59 km/h

      This session a little bit more gentle than other recent sessions, but with an offshore breeze that I was fighting a bit against (I think if I would have just let the wind take me, I'd be in Normandy by now :-) ). Good fun today. Love this SUP thing.

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      James Gradisher at Worthing
      Worthing - United Kingdom
      Added on Sun, 17 Apr 2016 15:12:30 +0000

      Session date : 17/04/2016

      Gear used : Fanatic Fly Air Premium Allround & Fanatic Innegra Carbon 80 Adjustable

      Just paddling... :-)

      3.69 km

      00:49:15

      4.56 km/h

      Still way out of shape, bit of a struggle to get out to the pier against wind and the current...If I was in better shape like I was before December, I probably would have been able to handle it a bit better. Fat boy needs to shed some Winter poundage.

    • March 2016
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      James Gradisher at Worthing
      Worthing - United Kingdom
      Added on Fri, 25 Mar 2016 15:30:15 +0000

      Session date : 25/03/2016

      Gear used : Fanatic Fly Air Premium Allround & Fanatic Innegra Carbon 80 Adjustable

      Just paddling... :-)

      5.49 km

      08:26:40

      0.65 km/h

      Just a nice pleasant Good Friday afternoon as the tide was going out. Breeze was about 7 knots according to Windguru. Paddled to the pier a couple times. Lovely day for it. Love this SUP thing.

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      James Gradisher at Worthing
      Worthing - United Kingdom
      Added on Sun, 13 Mar 2016 13:32:37 +0000

      Session date : 13/03/2016

      Gear used : Fanatic Fly Air Premium Allround & Fanatic Innegra Carbon 80 Adjustable

      Just paddling... :-)

      7.94 km

      01:03:46

      5.29 km/h

      First proper time out in four months. Really out of shape. Then had the wind, tide and current to contend against. That squiggly part in the middle is an attempt to return to shore. Gave up and let it carry me in to farther along than where I put out. Yes, at the end, I really am on shore walking back to where I started. Still had a blast. I love this SUP thing.

    • November 2015
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      James Gradisher at Worthing
      Worthing - United Kingdom
      Added on Sun, 08 Nov 2015 11:41:39 +0000

      Session date : 08/11/2015

      Gear used : Fanatic Fly Air Premium Allround & Fanatic Innegra Carbon 80 Adjustable

      Just paddling... :-)

      2.86 km

      00:26:56

      6.66 km/h

      Waves were too frequent to even attempt to surf. Tried a bit of a paddle. Spent most of it on our knees because the swells were coming in fast and high....

      Still a bit of fun, but not for too long.

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      James Gradisher at Worthing
      Worthing - United Kingdom
      Added on Sun, 01 Nov 2015 12:07:05 +0000

      Session date : 01/11/2015

      Gear used : Fanatic Fly Air Premium Allround & Fanatic Innegra Carbon 80 Adjustable

      Just paddling... :-)

      5.52 km

      01:07:22

      4.97 km/h

      As tempting as the little waves in the photo looked, I decided I wanted to do just a little bit of distance. (My daughter thinks I should get my head examined for not wanting to surf; I just felt like propelling myself on top of the water, rather than wiping out into it.) There were gentle swells making their way in on the incoming tide.

      I managed to make a good distance in 25 minutes one direction, so thinking it was a strong current pushing me, I turned around, expecting a slog on the way back. No slog, made it back in 20 minutes with the swells pushing me along.

      So made for a couple of other dudes who were out paddling and stopped for a chat. One of them out for his first time - a few words of encouragement, then went on a little bit further for 5 minutes then came in.

      I love this SUP thing.

    • October 2015
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      James Gradisher at Worthing
      Worthing - United Kingdom
      Added on Sun, 25 Oct 2015 12:43:21 +0000

      Session date : 25/10/2015

      Gear used : Fanatic Fly Air Premium Allround & Fanatic Innegra Carbon 80 Adjustable

      Just paddling... :-)

      5.7 km

      01:04:29

      3.56 km/h

      First time out in 2 weeks. And it was as still as a mill pond. Fantastic, got to go a bit of a distance in the opposite direction to the usual, with my oldest daughter along.

      Great day to be alive. I love SUP!

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      James Gradisher at Worthing
      Worthing - United Kingdom
      Added on Sun, 11 Oct 2015 11:35:02 +0000

      Session date : 11/10/2015

      Gear used : Fanatic Fly Air Premium Allround & Fanatic Innegra Carbon 80 Adjustable

      Just paddling... :-)

      2.75 km

      00:23:28

      7.23 km/h

      The swells were coming in hot and heavy, 2-3 feet high; just too much work today, not a lot of fun. And it was dumping straight on to the beach, so no surf action, either. I live to paddle another day!

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      James Gradisher at Worthing
      Worthing - United Kingdom
      Added on Sun, 04 Oct 2015 11:32:11 +0000

      Session date : 04/10/2015

      Gear used : Fanatic Fly Air Premium Allround & Fanatic Innegra Carbon 80 Adjustable

      Just paddling... :-)

      0.01 km

      01:08:16

      0.01 km/h

      Just a bit farther than usual, went out with Anya, my oldest. Went usual 40 minutes into the wind and current, but this time on the way back the wind changed direction, kept getting blown toward shore. Not a tough slog today, but did continually have to paddle on the right to keep from blowing into shore...

      For some reason, the app didn't capture distance and speed, too bad. So pausing tracking then restarting seems to glitch.

    • September 2015
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      James Gradisher at Worthing
      Worthing - United Kingdom
      Added on Sun, 27 Sep 2015 09:04:51 +0000

      Session date : 27/09/2015

      Gear used : Fanatic Fly Air Premium Allround & Fanatic Innegra Carbon 80 Adjustable

      Just paddling... :-)

      7.96 km

      01:02:41

      6.12 km/h

      40 minutes into a gentle-ish swell, but curren and wind kept pointing me away from the beach so constant paddling on the right side. A little bit of a slog.

      Coming back was like slicing through soft butter with a hot knife with the swell and the wind behind me. 20 minutes to make it back.

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      James Gradisher at Worthing
      Worthing - United Kingdom
      Added on Sun, 20 Sep 2015 17:02:16 +0000

      Session date : 20/09/2015

      Just paddling... :-)

      2.64 km

      Taking photos of Anya for her art project. Just goofing around. Started as a millpond, but was able to just glide on the way back with the tide. Nice and clear day, gentle breeze. Lovely.

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      James Gradisher at Worthing
      Worthing - United Kingdom
      Added on Sat, 19 Sep 2015 15:21:23 +0000

      Session date : 19/09/2015

      Gear used : Fanatic Fly Air Premium Allround & Fanatic Innegra Carbon 80 Adjustable

      Just paddling... :-)

      11.13 km

      01:23:19

      8.07 km/h

      Paddled into the waves and the wind for 35 minutes then turned around. The current was against me for the rest of it, despite having the waves and the wind going in my direction. Lasted about 20 minutes longer than I expected. Funny that. Good session though. Sunny day and passed under the pier in both directions.

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      James Gradisher at Worthing
      Worthing - United Kingdom
      Added on Sun, 13 Sep 2015 09:04:16 +0000

      Session date : 13/09/2015

      Just paddling... :-)

      5.76 km

      00:58:03

      6.00 km/h

      Into an easterly wind and against the incoming tide. 40-45 minutes one direction 10-15 minutes coming back.

    • August 2015
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      James Gradisher at Worthing
      Worthing - United Kingdom
      Added on Sat, 29 Aug 2015 18:30:57 +0000

      Session date : 29/08/2015

      Gear used : Fanatic Innegra Carbon 80 Adjustable

      Just paddling... :-)

      4.17 km

      00:55:00

      4.58 km/h

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