Red Paddle Co Highlight – Why AS?

Red Paddle Co Highlight – Why AS?

The Shop

Established in 1982, we have been supplying the south west paddlesports community in Exeter for over 35 years!

Just under 10 years ago we noticed that there was a fast growing interest in stand up paddleboarding. As so much of the equipment and apparel that is produced and used for kayaking and canoeing is perfect for paddleboarding, it was an easy decision to introduce the sport into the shop.

As the sport has grown, we have gradually increased the range we have in store, becoming the top Red Paddle Co Preferred Dealer in the south west. We are very proud of our waterside location and large demo fleet, allowing us to get people out on the canal and try the boards for themselves. There is no substitute for getting on a few boards and comparing them back to back!

It’s not all about the boards, we all know that wearing the right equipment can make even the most challenging conditions an exciting adventure! We don’t stock anything we don’t use ourselves, if we don’t trust it, why should we expect you to? With a wide range of clothing from wetsuits to drysuits, buoyancy aids and everything in between, we can get you set up so you will be comfortable whatever the weather.

Preferred Retailer

Authorised Repair Centre

Trusted Retailer

The Location

We like to think we are in the perfect location, being right beside the water we let you try any Red Paddle Co paddleboard, kayak or canoe out on the water.

The historic Exeter shipping canal is sheltered with no tide or current affecting the water, the perfect place to compare different models or even try paddleboarding for the first time with our paddleboard hire or tuition.

There are also plenty of restaurants and coffee shops nearby; including Lutzy’s, The Topsham Brewery and Rockfish. Make a day out of your trip to Devon and add a session at the Quay Climbing Centre right outside our door!


Our Red Paddle Co Paddleboard Demo Fleet

During the winter we have the core range of boards listed below available to demo, by spring we will have the complete 2020 range, the biggest selection of Red Paddle demo boards in the South West!

Come and give them all a go and see which is your favourite!

Want to try a board not listed? Contact us and we will see if we can arrange it.

Ready to get on the water?

Red Paddle Co Highlight – The Warranty

Red Paddle Co Highlight – The Warranty

Red Paddle Co are now offering a 5 year warranty for each board bought from the 2020 range! Just like the 2 year warranty that was avaialable on 2018 and 2019 boards, you will be required to register your board online within 3 months of purchase to activate the extended warranty.

Terms and Conditions apply. Click Here For Full Warranty information

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Red Paddle Co Highlight – The Technology

Red Paddle Co Highlight – The Technology

MSL is recognised as the industry’s leading construction process and is exclusive to Red Paddle Co paddleboards. They are the only inflatable brand in the world that produces boards in their own, private facility meaning no other board comes close.


A SUPERB COSMETIC FINISH – All Red Paddle Co boards have an industry-leading cosmetic finish. No wrinkles or blemishes. The boards look cleaner and smoother and even feel better to the touch.

WEIGHT-SAVING BUT STABLE – All Red Paddle Co boards are up to 2kgs lighter than their previous double layer construction. But very importantly they are not too light. If a board is ultra-light it is more affected by wind and current while on the water. MSL boards have a reassuring lightweight feel.

STIFF AT LOWER PRESSURES – Due to the Torsion Stiffness effect all Red Paddle Co boards are stiffer at lower pressures compared to other products on the market. We recommend a pressure of between 16-22psi. Less pumping and more paddling.

ENHANCED DURABILITY – The multiple-layer coating of Red Paddle Co boards is tough and durable. With the third generation of MSL material now in use, the boards are more durable than ever.

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Red Paddle Co Highlight – The Package

Red Paddle Co Highlight – The Package

Every Red Paddle Co paddleboard is sold as part of a complete package. This means you are ready to get out and start using your board straight away, knowing everything is compatible and will work together perfectly. Red Paddle carry their fine attention to detail and desire to create the best possible solution into every product, read on to find out why they are the industry leaders!

The perfect paddleboard package:



All-Terrain Backpack

Take your SUP wherever you go!

No bag existed that met the high demands of Red Paddle Co, so they designed their own. Tested across the globe, it’s made to to cope with sun, sea, sand and abuse. When you’re not out exploring, it serves as the perfect storage unit too.

Top Features:
  • Foil lining  – Keeps your board cool in extreme temperatures, and lets sand slide out.
  • Padded handles – 5 strong handles allow you to grab from every surface.
  • Integrated wheels – High grade ABEC bearing wheels allow you to cruise along.
  • Backpack system – When the going gets rough, use the wide shoulder straps and waist belt to carry on your back. Hides away quickly when not in use.
  • Continous Zip – A coiled zip avoid snagging teeth for easy packing.

Titan Dual Chamber SUP Pump

Two chambers – half the time and effort!

The worlds best paddleboard pump? We think so! Purpose built to inflate Red Paddle Co boards to their required pressure, the Titan pump reduces the time spent getting ready – that means more time on the water!

Top Features:
  • Dual Cylinder  – Allows you to get volume into your board faster, and reduces the amount of effort required to reach a higher pressure.
  • Hi-Flo Handle – Ergonomic, with extra-wide handles for easy use.
  • Plug – 2 stage inflation, simply remove the plug when pumping gets tough.
  • DFD; Designed for Disassembly – All of the components inside the Titan pump are replaceable, this allows easy repairs and reduces waste!

3 Piece Paddle*

Your engine on the water

Paddles are often overlooked by the first-time paddler, but they are an extremely important part of having a good time on your board. As your main connection to the water, getting the best you can afford will make your experience much more enjoyable. There are different types of paddle available when you purchase your board, offering something for every budget and paddler size. To find out more, see the information on the individual paddleboard pages.

Key Points:
  • Blade Material  – Nylon blades are great for beginners, super durable and won’t break the bank. Composite blades (fibreglass or carbon fibre) will be lighter and stiffer. This allows you to paddle for longer and more energy will be transferred into forward movement, rather than flexing the blade.
  • Shaft Material – Alloy shafts are a good option when on a budget, but upgrading to a carbon shaft will reduce the weight drastically, when you are swinging it around all day it makes a big difference!
  • 3-Piece Design – All Red Paddle Co packages* come with a paddle that breaks down and will fit into the bag!

8′ Coiled Paddleboard Leash

Perfect for flat water paddlers

Designed for flat water paddlers and racing, the coil keeps the leash taught and out of the water to reduce drag. Dual pivot points to reduce twist. The leash is supplied with a length of rope so you can use with tradition leash points or can attach directly to the leash points which you can find at the back of any Red Paddle Co board.


Essential replacement parts and spares should you ever need them.

This includes a patch for the front and back of your board, (150mm x 150 mm), a valve tool and instructions all stored in a waterproof can.

*Some paddleboard packages may vary (Speciality, Junior, Multi-person etc.)

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End of Season Clearance Sale! – 5th October 2019

End of Season Clearance Sale! – 5th October 2019

Saturday 5th October at AS Watersports.

Doors open at 10am – be early to catch the best deals! In-store only.


Our annual clearance sale to make way for lots of shiny new kit in the shop.

Great prices on our entire ex-hire fleet, as well as a selection of ex-demo kayaks, canoes & paddleboards.
There will also be discounted kit & accessories inside the shop!

We will not be listing sale items prior to the event, you will have to turn up to see all the bargains on offer!

Please note – We will have a selection of kayaks and canoes from different brands at a range of prices. The paddleboards are all Red Paddle Co inflatable SUPs, which are the leading manufacturer of premium paddleboard packages, and the prices will reflect this. Prices for new packages can be found on our website, and our used boards will be priced in-line with the current secondhand market.

British Canoeing Membership

British Canoeing Membership

We are proud to be partnering with British Canoeing to offer our customers a great saving on their “On the water” membership, you will receive a voucher code with any purchase. We recommend it to paddlers of all disciplines, when you break down the benifits it is really good value for the money.

Top membership benefits include:

  • Waterways license – this will ensure you can use your boat on waterways outside of your club sessions and trips.
  • Insurance – enjoy Combined Liability Insurance providing for legal liability cover following negligence, nuisance or trespass.
  • Boat Insurance – access to individual or multi-craft insurance to ensure your canoe, kayak or paddleboard is covered.
  • Communications – regular paddler-focused content and advice as well as discounted rates on magazines.
  • Special Offers and Discounts – a range of great offers from leading retailers.

Being a member of British Canoeing, you will not only get great value membership, you help guarantee the future for our fantastic sport!

They have launched Stronger Together, astrategic plan for the whole of the sport which will guide their work until 2021. You can see the details of the plan here. Your membership will help:

  • Achieve greater access to our inland waterways as we know members and non-members are passionate about this.
  • Work hard with key partners to lobby for increased access – we have published a statement which outlines our plans and proposals to address the challenges. This can be read here.
  • Improve canoeing experiences for everyone; from those exploring our inland waterways, to those paddling an exciting stretch of white water.
  • Support clubs, centres and volunteers around the country
  • Support the sports disciplines and our current and future Olympic and Paralympic Champions.
Retailer 10% off voucher – Terms & Conditions

10% off British Canoeing new adult member offer. This discounted membership retailer scheme is to support our retailer partners and to reward their customers with an exclusive offer. The following Terms and conditions apply to the offer:

  • Customers can be given a 10% off voucher code from retailers which will apply to On the Water Adult membership.
  • The offer is only valid for new adult (Over 23 years) members of British Canoeing.
  • The offer is only valid for a limited time period (expiring end Sept 2019).
  • British Canoeing has the right to immediately cease the offer at its absolute discretion.
  • British Canoeing has the right to extend the offer period at its absolute discretion.
  • Each voucher code is bespoke to the individual retailer partner to allow for the take up rate of the scheme to be monitored for each retailer.
  • The voucher code cannot be used in conjunction with any other sales discounts or discount codes.