British Stand Up Paddle Association

Welsh Surfing Federation and BSUPA to Share Results

Welsh Surfing Federation combine forces with BSUPA

In an agreement between the British Stand Up Paddle Association and the Welsh Surfing Federation, Welsh competitors results from this years 2019 BSUPA Sup Surf Series will be shared with and used by W.S.F to assist with their team selection for 2019/2020 International or World Stand Up Paddleboard Competitions. This agreement will be on going for subsequent years.

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BSUPA selection for Team England 2019

Team England Selection

BSUPA SUP Surf series will select riders from the combined results of 2 events(or one in event of weather cancellation), Saunton June 29th (bad weather 2nd date 10 Aug) and Watergate Sept 28/29th for the ISA World event. The SUP SURF team selection for the ISA Worlds will be subject to current ISA rulings and will be announced after the final at Watergate.

The ESF selection will also come for from this series however the the ESF event for 2019 is cancelled so results from BSUPA SUP SURF series will count towards 2020 if ESF event goes ahead .

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Promoting & protecting paddleboarding in the UK

BSUPA AGM Team - Promoting paddleboarding in the UK

Not so long ago we published the press releases and schedule for the 2019 BSUPA Instructor conference. Well, the bang of the drum continued as SUP instructors & BSUPA members across the country awoke from the salty slumber of winter to come together for the common good of promoting paddleboarding with BSUPA. After all, growing paddle boarding in the UK for our members is the ultimate goal at BSUPA. It’s what we set out to do and as our AGM showed that is what is being achieved.

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Team England 2019 Selection Process

Team England ready for the champmionships

There are two international events requiring team selection in SUP surf, race and prone paddle board disciplines. Ideally, it would be preferable for all race disciplines to follow a comparable process however, there are a number of factors which impinge upon doing so; particularly that at the time of going to press an official date or location is still to be released by the International Surfing Association (ISA) for this year’s world championships or the European Surfing Federation (ESF) for the European championships.

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Paddle Round the Pier

Paddle Round The Pier

Come on summer hurry up Winter is getting boring! Granted the weather has been pretty mild lately, but who wouldn’t benefit from a nice warm summer weekend of fun at the beach. Throw in some water based activities, entertainment, maybe some fundraisers for the feel good factor and you’ve got the perfect weekend. Okay, time to fast forward to July 2019 and Paddle Round the Pier!

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BSUPA Instructor Conference & AGM

For all BSUPA Instructors and members we have a don’t miss event taking place on the 6th April in Sandbanks Poole for the 2019 BSUPA Instructor Conference and AGM. The line up for the day will consist of guest speakers, paddle sessions, workshops and the opportunity to revalidate your current Level 1 or Level 2 certificate.

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