1st 2018 board unboxing

Hi guys, here we show you the unpack of our 1st 2018 redpaddleco, the ultimate family fun board. The 2018 redpaddle ride L 14'x47

Previous we had an awesome family experience on the redpaddle XL, but XL's ultrabig size is a bit much for a family buy.... so the L is really interesting. This board is the little brother of the ride XL, but at over 800 L of volume the L is still huge compared to even the ride 10'8. YES a whole family is fine on the redpaddle ride L !

Officially 816 liters of flotation, it was fine to take 3 Adults (one on a chair) and 4 kids on flatwater!!. That said the ride L only weighs 16kg !! and is quite manageable by one person at a pinch. I managed to unpack and inflate, then lift onto the car in just a few minutes, with initial help of our 18Vleafblower*. At 14' long and 47" wide (1200mm) It fits easily on top of cars with reasonably spaced roofracks. And it was not too hard to get on (slideup), and get off (throw to the ground) by myself. Of course dont drive faster than 60km/hr or leave it exposed on a hot day...

Inflating at the destination is definitely an easy option too, Much easier than the XL. Likewise deflating and rolling up is just a few minutes. And without wind its easily paddled solo. So it ticks all the boxes for ease of everyday use.

As a fun play platform its awesome, Our kids were kept busy and happy all weekend. When not paddling it became a slippery slide or a bouncy pontoon or a cubby. We even caught a few tiny waves together. For couples or taking your mates its perfect, and a lot of fun.

If you have a tribe, footy or netball team, or lots of tagalongs, then this might be just the right board. And with with a few pointers plus the right paddles from xplor4, you will be the toast of your tribe for sure..

In summary the 2018 redpaddle ride L bigboard is a great choice for a family or a couple with friends who want a simple single sup solution. And buying from xplor4 in advance of delivery makes it very cost effective compared to multiple boards and paddles too! for any info.


More 2018 board unpacks, news and test reviews to come weekly! 


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waynter back when

winter with our 1st red... way back when.. nearly a decade ago. heres to another decade of xplor4fun, 4family, 4friends, 4 corners of our world.


x for xcellent, get in touch with our online chat (below right) or fakebook / instaspam.

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Early bird discount for iconic suptour!

Suptour tropic nth qld 2017 bookings open!

We promote this great tour purely for fun, Its proffessionally guided by the local operator, we dont profit from it apart from sharing the stoke. And theres plenty of stoke for everyone, regardless ability. Bring your Redpaddle board or rent one. Read more, and get in early for big discounts by booking online Click the pictures or here. Groups and families welcome,


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Setting up and launching your new redpaddleboard


Renowned redpaddle ambassador Sam Ross takes 'you' through the basics, this video is a great place to start the journey with redpaddleco. Having met Sam and been very impressed with his work, we highly reccomend his instructionals and advice. Stay tuned for more cool videos and reviews on

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redpaddle river rafting

Getting a group onboard in the annual raging thunder river race in Kuranda tnq, was always going to work well with the redpaddle XL group board! The guys and girls got a great lead early, but raging thunder river rafting races are rough and tumble. Rules schmools.., running into each other is half the fun!! and in the end team 'pacific w'sports' on the redXL board, were unable to avoid 'revenge of the rafters!' Thanks to Sunny Otake for the pics attached, and see the socials here.

A great event, and lots more to come this summer. 1st up a massive sup demo day by K&S at cotton tree on Nov 7th. There will be loads of hardboards as well as the full range of redpaddle to try! thanks to like and share. Also If youve got any good events coming up get in touch to book some redpaddle boards for yours.



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GO 1984

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2017 Standup paddle

Yes you read it here 1st!

2017 Stand Up Paddle boards see some gamechangers that we are excited to share with you our valued customers. Over the last decade weve become immersed in an ‘explore your world’ motto with our inflatable SUP business and lifestyle. All around the world its been growing so fast that its now the fastest growing and largest genre of SUP ! This has committed us to expanding to launch a new online portal, to deliver incredible products side by side with our proven awesome service. YES We are taking pre-orders now for 1st arrivals, so you can even secure your priority today!

Our winter tours went really well too, so much fun exploring and meeting fellow sup’rs. Meanwhile our testing of the 2017 standup paddle range is going great, we love the new accessories attachments and windsurfing and are stoked on the package deals we will be offering as well as services to go with our products. Such as below, click to see a video preview of moments in one of the awesome tours we will offer year round. From your 1stop adventure SUP shop. Explore your world with us.




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Packrafts and pocket hammocks

This one is a longterm project which may or may not come to fruition... ever. Since we have done a few overnight adventures we noted that when carrying everything onboard, either paddling or biking, lighweight, compact and quick are the key.

And when it comes to lightweight, compact and quick theres nothing more suitable than packrafts and pocket hammocks. Of course theres cons too but in context these innovations are very interesting for paddlepacking / bikepacking.

Anyway its a niche within a niche within a niche so we are reticent to promise actual products. The purpose of this article is as a kind of beacon so that if anyone out there has any thoughts or questions they can contact us about them.

Your feedback is welcomed.


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Bombing Mt Buller

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First Post

Welcome to



We are family and friends who love to xplor all 4 corners of anywhere. Outdoors, off the grid, in the neighborhood, or urban xploring, its all good. 


We guarantee that theres love in everything we post. Whether its here or on our fakebook and instaspam (irregular) and especially if you reach out with a real life comment, chat (below right) or msg. Welcome.

M & R Colefax and crew.



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