Most people haven’t got a clue about Slovenia. They’d struggle to point it out on a map, describe what the country looks like, name its capital city or even tell you if the food is any good.
Over the past couple of years, Mpora has been doing its best to address the shameful lack of knowledge about this awesome European state. We’ve been exploring Slovenia’s unspoiled backcountry skiing, half killing ourselves on it’s mountain bike trails and now we can add riding a stand up paddleboard (SUP) across its stunning waterways to the list.
Slovenia is a nation that almost seems like God designed it for paddleboarding. Picturesque Alpine lakes filled with crystal clear mountain water, sheltered salt marshes, never ending rivers and breathtaking Adriatic coastline all combine to make Slovenia a paddleboarding playground.
On top of this, Slovenia is home to Sipa Boards, an international gang of creative minds making some of the most cutting edge paddleboards in the world. Formed back in 2014, this tight knit independent crew have successfully crowd funded two separate projects that are helping to revolutionise paddleboarding. So when Sipa offered to let us play with all their latest toys in some beautiful Slovenian spots, our boardies and towels were packed so quick it would make your head spin.