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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
Postponed from earlier in the month due to adverse weather conditions. We are all go for this coming weekend of October 27th & 28th, and the re-staging of the 2018 BSUPA National Sup Surf Championships.