2018 is a milestone for BSUPA as it celebrates its 10th Anniversary of the BSUPA National Sup Surf Championships. It all started off as a group of enthusiastic waterman and women engaging in an exciting new ocean sport and over time developed into a National Championship. BSUPA now showcases the best of British in what has became the fastest growing participation water sport.
Where: Watergate Bay, Cornwall
When: October 13th & 14th 2018
Entry categories for the BSUPA National Sup Surf Championships includes both amateurs and pros allowing anyone who wants to get involved the opportunity to enter. We fully welcome any new competitors who want to test the water and experience the rush and camaraderie of the competition. You will find the atmosphere enjoyable and friendly. Pros are also on hand for encouraging the young guns with helpful advise and tips. So whilst we are looking to crown champions, the weekend also offers like minds individuals the opportunity to meet up, socialise and free surf together.
You don’t have to be a pro to enter, just have a passion for the water and SUP.
Become a part of the legendary Sup Surf Championships by simply entering using the link below.
The Championships Entry Categories
Now time to concentrate. The main national titles to be competed for will be:
- Men’s Open
- Women’s Open
- Under 16 Boys
- Under 16 Girls.
Divisions within main competition for Open Men and Open Women are as follows:
- Open all ages
- Seniors 28 – 35
- Masters 35 – 49
- Grand Masters 50+
The winner of the Open Men and Open Women Competition will also be awarded the coveted and exclusive Watergate Bay Waterman/Watergate Bay Women trophy.
Building The Sup Surf Championships
The success of these Championship’s over the past decade could not have been achieved without the support and commitment shown from our hosts, Extreme Academy, Watergate Bay Hotel. Situated on Cornwall’s North coast, Watergate Bay with its golden sands and natural amphitheater shaped bay is the perfect location for a sup surf championship of this nature.
What is SUP Surfing & how is it judged?
SUP Surfboards, although similar in shape to a traditional surfboard, are larger and more buoyant. The SUP surfer uses a single bladed paddle to propel themselves through the water or on to a wave whilst standing up on the board.
Within the competition the competitor should show good overall surfing skills and be seen to use the paddle in three key ways to gain greater points. These are: Brace, Pivot & Force Multiplier to achieve more sharper and powerful turns.
For specific information contact Competition Organiser Richard Marsh via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
British Stand Up Paddleboard Association, are a non-profit sporting association, established to promote a positive awareness to the sport in the UK and abroad, through its professional training program and competitions.