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
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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.
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….
We’re looking for the help of a Paddleboard Coach (perferably L2 Coach) to deliver some basic SUP training & guidance on the 4th,5th & 6th May in Torquay. BSUPA recognised training centre, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.