British Stand Up Paddle Association

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:


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


British Stand Up Paddleboard Association, are pleased to announce dates for this years 2016 Sup Surf Series.


The three venues will make up the points series starting at Putsborough, on to Gwithian, before culminating at the BSUPA National Sup Surf Championships Finals at Watergate Bay.


Dates and venues will be as follows:

April 16th/17th – Putsborough, North Devon

June 4th/5th – Gwithian, Cornwall

October 1st/2nd – Watergate Bay, Cornwall


“It’s great to be able to put together a Sup Surf Points Series for the coming year. It is positive for the development of this side of the sport here in the U.K, and I would like to thank both Marc and Jason for their time and commitment to assist with its creation.” Commented Richard Marsh, Events Director of BSUPA.


He added, “Over the past few years we have created a every successful National Championships at Watergate Bay, but I know many of the competitors would like to see more Sup Surf events on the calendar. This year we have had individuals express interest in developing events of their own, in which we can now create this series. Richard Marsh continued by saying “Three events, three very different locations will also create more rounded champions across each of the main divisions and will undoubtedly assist with generating strength in individuals representing this country at International competition’s such as the I.S.A Stand Up Paddle Board World Championships.


More information such as, divisions, rules, entry fee’s etc will be available on the BSUPA website by end of February.


For more information on the individual events please contact the following:

Puttsborough – Marc Hambridge:

Gwithian – Jason Sawyer:

Watergate Bay – Richard Marsh:

Round Hayling Island Challenge

The Round Hayling Challenge; 25th March 2016

Hosted at the Hayling Island Sailing Club

Disciplines include SUP, Windsurfing and Outrigger Canoes.

Competitors can choose to complete a 4mile challenge, 9mile challenge or the full 14mile Round Hayling Island course.  There is a course to suit all abilities and SUPs will be available to hire.

Every competitor will recieve a free t-shirt and goody bag from the SUP Company.  More information can be found at