This is an IMPORTANT update intended for all attendees and helpers who intended to join the BSUPA revalidation.
It is with regret that we have decided this morning to postpone the BSUPA Conference on Saturday 28th March, at which you had most kindly agreed to attend.
Please note due to the Coronavirus this has now been postponed, however please note we will carry out our AGM by conference call on Saturday 28th March. More information about that can be found in our Coronavirus postponement article.
Following on from the success of last years SUP Instructor conference we are extremely pleased to be holding another in March.
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.
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 .
The London SUP Open Tour brings a World Championship Tour competition and mass participation competition to one of the world’s most iconic cities all within the setting of an ultimate urban beach lifestyle festival.
BSUPA are proud to announce dates and venues for the BSUPA 2019 Sup Surf Series. The two confirmed events are outlined inside as well as some so far unseen action from last years finally. Just to get you excited….
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.
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.
The BSUPA 2019 AGM and Instructor Conference is fast approaching on 6th April in Sandbanks, Dorset. If you haven’t already booked your place, do so now using the link below. The schedule has now been finalised and can be read forthwith.
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!