It might have been April Fools Day, but there was to be no fooling around to be had as dawn broke and the sun started to rise over the golden sand of Watergate Bay on the North Cornish coastline, ready for this years Legend of the Bay.
If you live in or around Bristol and you are looking for a chance to enjoy stand up paddle boarding in the local area, look no further than an River Avon SUP adventure in Avon Valley with Adventure SUP – a new business offering SUP hire, lessons and tours.
22-23rd April Rescheduled to 20th – 21st May
Location: Saunton Sands, Devon
Hosted by: Christies Estates,Fanatic, Ion, North sails (K66 Surf Division),
Hotdoggers Surf Club
The BSUPA SUP Surf series hits Saunton Sands on a rescheduled tour date of 20th May for what is anticipated to be another epic event. All the ingredients are there and 10 open mens and women’s places.
Do you use SUP fitness apps or any other wearables during stand up paddle to improve your performance? During the past few years countless apps have been created for the purpose of getting more out of your sessions and pitching you against your peers. Maybe you’ve got a story to tell about how they have improved your quality of life?
Where: Watergate Bay
When: 1st – 2nd April 2017
Legends will be made at the Watergate Bay stand up paddle & kitesurfing ‘Legends of the Bay’ competition and now is the time to enter if you haven’t already. If you paddle board and kitesurf this event is a must attend fixture.
Location: Sidmouth, Devon
Date: June 25th 2017
The first of its kind, the surf lifesaving core are hosting a Sidmouth stand up paddle boarding and ocean ski event.
The Armada Trust, the BKSA and BSUPA are delighted to launch the first ever Kite & SUP Youth Tour. The Tour will run throughout April and May, visiting eight tour stops around the country and aiming to engage over 1,000 young people who have never tried power kiting or SUP boarding before.
Surfers Against Sewage & Ecover Call For Volunteers To Help Clean Beaches & Dramatically Increase Marine Plastic Recycling
As of two weeks ago (Jan 28th) the European Surfing Federation announced that the European version of ‘Super tubes’ Peniche, Portugal will be the venue for the 2017 European SUP championships, officially known as EuroSUP 2017.
After two weeks of sun, sea and island hopping Team GB return home with a solid 12th place, equalling previous year’s final position. Improving upon previous results let alone breaking into the world’s top ten seemed a challenging task to say the least; without previous team captain and talisman Ollie Shilston combined with the complete withdrawal of the prone team 12th was a fair effort. With a team of fresh faces, although some less fresh than others (the team had one of the highest average ages in the competition), ambitions were nonetheless high with seasoned campaigner Marie Buchanan remaining as the single constant among them and the greatest hope of breaking into the top ten.