The international calendar of events is back so we have outlined our current selection criteria and process, which will involve results from three UK events. Read on to find out more.Read More
BSUPA SUP Surf series will select riders from the combined results of 2 events(or one in event of weather cancellation), Saunton June 29th (bad weather 2nd date 10 Aug) and Watergate Sept 28/29th for the ISA World event. The SUP SURF team selection for the ISA Worlds will be subject to current ISA rulings and will be announced after the final at Watergate.
The ESF selection will also come for from this series however the the ESF event for 2019 is cancelled so results from BSUPA SUP SURF series will count towards 2020 if ESF event goes ahead .Read More
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.Read More
There are two international events requiring Team England selection in SUP surf, race and prone paddle board disciplines. Given that the surf SUP team has already been selected from the previous British Stand Up Paddle Board Association (BSUPA) surf series the race team has yet to be selected. 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. The following will outline the process involved, clearly define selection criteria and importantly elaborate upon an improved collaborative approach with an ethos of bringing together a broader and more divers attendance.
As of two weeks ago (Jan 28th) the European Surfing Federation announced that the European version of ‘Super tubes’ Peniche, Portugal will be the venue for the 2017 European SUP championships, officially known as EuroSUP 2017.
After two weeks of sun, sea and island hopping Team GB return home with a solid 12th place, equalling previous year’s final position. Improving upon previous results let alone breaking into the world’s top ten seemed a challenging task to say the least; without previous team captain and talisman Ollie Shilston combined with the complete withdrawal of the prone team 12th was a fair effort. With a team of fresh faces, although some less fresh than others (the team had one of the highest average ages in the competition), ambitions were nonetheless high with seasoned campaigner Marie Buchanan remaining as the single constant among them and the greatest hope of breaking into the top ten.
The team that represents the UK will be heading out to Fiji in November for the ISA SUP, Prone and paddle board World Championships 12-20 November.
We are please to announce the TEAM GB 2016 TEAM selection for the ISA World Sup, Prone, and team worlds for 2016 –this year for the first time prone was included in the the selction events and now TEAM GB can send a full team including prone riders which should have a positive effect on the teams results results.
Information related to the BSUPA Nationals Selection event:
After numerous meeting, discussions, feedback from BSUPA Survey a decision has been made on how the selection will be for 2016 TEAM GB for the next SUP and PRONE ISA worlds.