First and foremost, thank you for visiting ISUP Master and, by visiting this page, wanting to know more about the people behind ISUP Master.
I’m Matt, I run ISUP Master and I’ve been buying, hiring, riding and testing inflatable stand up boards (ISUPs) for a number of years now.
Originally from the UK, I’ve recently spent time in the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
For those people that have visited and paddleboarded in any of those locations, you’ll know how stunning each country is to do so – and how different and diverse each can be.
I originally began on standard paddleboards and moved across to inflatable models once I realise how capable, convenient and impressive they are.
(I sometimes still take out a standard paddleboard but it’s a rare occasion these days. My heart is with the inflatables).
I try to get out on the water as often as I can. I find the sport therapeutic, relaxing, powerful and enjoyable all rolled into one. I can safely say that I haven’t able to find another hobby, another passion, that ticks all of these boxes in one.
It looks after my aging body by working out my muscles and testing my cardiovascular system without the high intensity or high impact of many other sports.
And then there’s the beauty of taking an ISUP out on a beautifully flat lake with nothing but nature as your audience. For me, there isn’t much more needed in life.
I’ve also enjoyed ISUPs in open water, crashing over the waves as well as on some select rivers through faster running whitewater that has tested my ability in so many different ways. When I began, I didn’t realise quite how much I’d get from this sport.
I also feel it’s important to give something back. I run ISUPMaster.com with my older brother who is a passionate ISUP owner too. Together, we try to give back to the inflatable paddleboard community by rating, reviewing and recommending ISUPs to suit a wide range of people.
From beginners to experienced, from families to solo competitors, there is something on ISUP Master for everyone.
So please enjoy browsing the site, enjoy our ISUP reviews and feel free to get in contact if you have any questions. Thanks again for visiting.