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.
The organisers of the 2018 BSUPA National SUP Surf Championships are pleased to annouce the Brakeburn Sponsorship of the official tee-shirt for this years championships.
Please note this competition has been rescheduled to October 27th – October 28th.
2018 is a milestone for BSUPA as it celebrates its 10th Anniversary of the BSUPA National Sup Surf Championships. It all started off as a group of enthusiastic waterman and women engaging in an exciting new ocean sport and over time developed into a National Championship. BSUPA now showcases the best of British in what has became the fastest growing participation water sport.
In light of the time it is taking to finalise the Team England and Team GB selection process we have provided an update for clarity during this frustrating time.
BSUPA have been chasing an answer from Surf England /BSURF – on what is happening to the TEAM ENGLAND and now TEAM GB selection process, here’s an update on 7th June 2018.
We appreciate the MASSIVE frustration this is causing to riders and Event Organisers.
This is due to a decision that the ISA made and sent to Surf England (ISA partners) in April 2018. Which in turn Surf England was unhappy about the decision and have protested to the ISA.
Currently BSURF who represent the UK Surf Federations (ISA) and SURF Olympic TEAM selection process – have still not decided on a plan! But they are having meetings about this.
We have been pressing them very hard for a decision so we can let you know.
Mark Price, Glenn Eldridge have been fully informed of all the dialogue and have come up with a solution, which we have put forward to BSURF.
Our solution for consideration by the Federations is as follows:
Create two new selection events for TEAM GB SUP for 2018
- GBSUP BAY SUP Bournemouth 21 JULY 2018 Race and Tech
- BSUPA Watergate 13/14th October 2018 – SUP Surf
This option will discard current event results for winners of BSUPA SUP series in 2017 and current selection series results from 2018 GBSUP race series (This will be gutting for the Riders who put so much into their events results).
This would allow all Nations time to take part in selection process; but, will put pressure on SUP Surf selected team to get flights, time off work last minute, raise sponsorship for Brazil ISA World Championships in November. Selection based on first over the line, man and woman to ISA team selection rules and then offer to those who can pay to travel and enter the event.
The 2018 team will be selected from the winners of each competition rather than from selected nations. This will mean the top athletes will represent Team GB for the year 2018.
EUROS 2018 / TEAM ENGLAND SUP
This selection process can still serve as a selection for the EUROS in Sardinia in Sept 2018 for Team England.
However we will need to change – selection intention document -as this has only been taken up by – 1 man and 4 women.
Prone selection will need further attention as this is not a SUP division and seems it is not a surf one either – it counts for 1/3 of all point at the ISA Event for Team GB so needs to be sorted.
Now in its forth year Legend of the Bay has become the season opener for kite surf and stand up board surf competition here in U.K.
BSUPA welcomes the following news regarding the launch of a new organisational structure for the GBSUP Race Series. Here’s to the hard work so far and congratulations to those who will be working hard to take this forward.
From two sports there can only be one person that can be crowned Legend of the Bay. This April in Watergate Bay Cornwall the legend will be found.
Date: April 28th & 29th 2018
Location: Watergate Bay Cornwall
Polkerris Beach SUP Race Festival in collaboration with Mad Hatter Sports Events is a new and exciting event for 2018 open to anyone interested in getting involved in SUP racing in the beautiful setting of Polkerris Beach. #MadHatterHi5ive
BSUPA are pleased to announce dates and venues for this coming season’s Surf sup series.
The 2017 Watergate Bay Sup Surf championship was a stand-out event for numerous reasons. With titles on the line and highly competitive fleets including the largest women’s fleet in BSUPA history, it was an event that promised action you wouldn’t want to miss.