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Scotland has some stunning locations to try out some water sports in summer, from open lochs to hidden highland pools. Whether you’re looking for a new way to get to grips with the natural landscape, or you’re planning a water based expedition, we’ve got some top tips on things you’ll need to get you on the water.

From the essentials equipment to the added luxuries that will make your water based adventure that little bit more comfortable, our top picks will help you get some inspiration to get geared up and head out over the coming months. With better weather and the summer holidays just around the corner, we’re hoping more of you will take the plunge and try something new this season. Here at Tiso, Scotland’s Outdoor Adventure Specialists, we want to help you find your own adventures, and we’ve got all the kit, experience and knowledge to get you there!

From paddle boards to canoes, and from wetsuits to action cameras, this list is the perfect checklist of those things that you should be looking to pick up in store or online. Water based adventures have become huge for us over the last few years, and we can see why! With some of the best views, stretches of open water, and the occasional nice day of weather, Scotland is the perfect place to give water sports a try, with international brands and sporting competitions coming to our shores, there’s plenty of opportunities to play in our seas and on our lochs.

The Kit List

If you've decided that water sports is something that you'd like to tackle this season, and you've got your inspiration sorted, it's time to think about what kind of on the water adventure you might like to try. We know there's lots of different ways to get started, with increases in paddle board and motor powered water sports across the country, and more places to give this a try for the first time. Whether you want to get in a canoe and paddle to explore hidden islands on the loch, or you're wanting a stand up paddle board with the toughness to conquer the seas of Scotland, we have a huge range of options for you!.

Having a good quality insulated wetsuit can mean the difference between a comfortable time on the water and combating the cold in the when you take a dip. With changing Scottish weather, it's important to make sure you'll be warm and cosy and choosing a well-fitting wetsuit will help! As well as keeping you warm, this essential kit for water sports will help protect against jagged under water rocks and scrapes. We offer a wide range of wetsuits for men and women, from some of the biggest brands in the market. See our full range here.

Taking to the water can be great fun, and getting out with your friends and family makes the adventure extra special. If you're planning a water based trip this summer, you'll need a few extras to make sure you've got everything to make the trip a success! From life jackets to spare paddles, and action cameras to capture those perfect on the water moments, we know the kit you'll need to enjoy what the county has to offer. We want everyone to be safe and comfortable on their next outing, so take a look at our range of safety extras for watersports

No matter where you're planning your next watersport adventure, we'd love to see your photos and stories. Make sure you're sharing your posts with #MyTiso to be featured! Get geared up, get out there and explore more this summer! 

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