Prince George's brand new surfboard: shaped in Manly | Photo: DukeAndDuchessOfCambridge.org

Prince George has been offered a custom shaped six-foot surfboard by the mayor of Manly, in Australia.

We knew that the Duke of Cambridge was a keen water sports enthusiast. He was spotted catching waves in Cornwall and Portugal, several times in the last decade. Prince William owns surfboards and bodyboards, although he admits he's not good enough.

His father, Prince Charles, is an experienced windsurfer. In 1978, he was photographed by "Life" magazine sailing in matchless style.

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Inflatable SUP: portable, light and great for waves and cruising

Inflatable stand up paddle boards are the best option for flat days. In a matter of seconds, you take the SUP out the car and hit the water for waves or cruising.

They're light, portable, durable and ready to ride. The new inflatable stand up paddle boards will provide you with hours of fun.

It's probably one of the best inventions of the surfing world. SUP boards are traditionally heavy and could only be transported in surfboard car racks.

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Paddling faster: catch more and better waves | Photo: Quiksilver/Timo

Improving your swim strokes means catching more and better waves. Paddle power is not a technique, rather it is the result of a quality fitness workout.

Have you ever felt out of breath in the early minutes of a normal surf session? Are your arms in pain? Don't worry, you're definitely not alone in the line-up.

Whether you're escaping from a freak set or paddling for a small, mushy, summer wave, you'll need well-trained arms and lungs. And don't forget to maintain a correct body positioning on a surfboard.

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