British Stand Up Paddle Association

Regatta London SUP, KAYAK, CANOE – 29th September 2019

Join Team Sparks for this brand new, one-of-a-kind event. Taking over the Thames for one day only, you’ll enjoy:

  • A closed river – no other boats or vessels, no tide and no interruptions
  • SUP, kayak or canoeing 12 miles through the heart of London
  • Taking on a challenge and testing your physical limits
  • Bring your own SUP, canoe or kayak OR get in touch to discuss hiring a vessel
  • Celebrating the environment through sport
  • Taking on a one-of-a-kind challenge for Sparks, raising vital funds for ground-breaking children’s medical research

For further information, please follow this link:

Sparks joined Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (GOSH Charity) in January 2017, in a partnership aimed at increasing funding for life-changing child health research. We fund research together, but our history, supporters, fundraising and priorities remain independent. Behind the scenes, we share resources to keep our costs to a minimum and increase the amount of research we can fund.

BSUPA Trainer/Examiner Opportunity

TEACHING THE INSTRUCTORS OF TOMORROW 

BSUPA are entering another busy season for SUP. We have seen a steady growth in Schools, instructors and courses throughout the last 11 years with our schools network standing at almost 70 recognised centres and over 2000 instructors which is fantastic. 

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BSUPA COACHING COURSE

BSUPA Coaching course 21st May 2019

Have you been teaching sup for a while, are you an expert in your field? Waves, racing, distance, touring. Why not become a BSUPA Advanced Coach and step up to joining intermediate and advanced skills as the sport progresses and evolves in all directions.

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Kitesurf & SUP instructors needed

Any BKSA or IKO qualified kite instructors and/or BSUPA SUP instructors looking for work? Please get in touch. Ideally you would be local to Brighton or Worthing and have your own transport. We are looking for friendly, professional, punctual instructors, who love to teach kitesurfing and SUP. We have work available for you immediately.

Contact: christine@thekitesurfandsup.co

Phone: 07598 668574

Kik Plastic UK cycle challenge

Kiko Matthews, 38, who broke the female solo trans-Atlantic rowing record last year, is now aiming to cycle 7200km of Great British coastline, joining over 70 beach cleans as she goes.

Setting off from London on May 5th, she will cycle approximately 60 miles a day for 3 months, around the entire coast of the UK and the northern part of Ireland, stopping and helping clean beaches at least once a day. “I want to use this challenge to work with local communities to develop existing beach cleans and support existing organisers or use it as an opportunity for someone to start a regular beach cleaning group. I am working with individuals and existing organisations such as the Marine Conservation Society, Keep Britain Tidy, the RNLI and British Kitesurfing Association, to help me organise as many of the clean ups as possible. However, it’s also a great opportunity for someone else to set something up and get schools and local business involved. Beach cleaning isn’t just about cleaning up a beach and the environment. It brings communities together and is a great excuse to get outside, connect with nature and get some fresh air”

Keeping in line with the women focus, Kiko will also be looking for women to join the cycle, and whilst she isn’t saying no to men joining, she hopes that the challenge will encourage more women to dust off their bikes and helmets to come out and join her.

People can sign up to sponsor or take part in a beach clean, run a beach clean, cycle, or follow the Kik Plastic journey, all via the website www.kikomatthews.com/kik-plastic or on social media at @kikomatthews and @kikplastic

Women in SUP: SUP Instructors Workshop

SUP Instructors Workshop for Women

We are so excited about our BSUPA Women SUP Instructors Workshop and the final arrangements are coming together well.

“This BSUPA Women SUP Instructors Workshop on April 21st in Essex is suitable for all levels of Instructor. Even those who are inexperienced or still working through their shadowing hours will learn a lot and make new friends. The atmosphere will be one of participation, sharing and helping each other.  For full details and to book, please go to:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bsupa-women-in-sup-instructors-workshop-tickets-43710033888?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-source=strongmail&utm-term=listing

 

New TV documentary is looking for people involved in the watersports industry about to change their lives

Documentary call for sea lovers

Pi productions (involved with programmes such as masterchef and grand designs) has been in touch with BSUPA in the search for couple or families planning to quit the urban rat race lifestyle for a better life.
“Wether its moving to the coast to run a boating business, setting up a surf school by the sea or opening up a diving centre in a bustling new town – they want to hear your story”

Click on the link above for more details