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Team GB are  gearing up to head out to the ISA SUP Worlds in Nicaragua from the  3rd  to the  11th May 2014.  
The Team who were selected from BSUPA Nationals in 2013 and sanctioned by Surfing GB will head out to south america at theend of the month.
In the surf division – Team Manager Matt Barker-Smith (BSUPA National SUP Wave Champion ) will head up the team, Aaron Rowe  17 years old  (2nd place BSUPA nationals 2013)  will compete in both surf and flat water competitions;
Holly Bassett (BSUPA Womens National SUP Wave Champion 2013 ) 15 years old will compete in the womens surf SUP division;
Marie Buchanan (BSUPA 2013  Ladies  National race champion ) will compete in the flat water competition along with Ollie Shilston (BSUPA 2013 Mens National race champion) Joining the team will be Andre Le Geyt (2012 BSUPA Sup Wave champ) and Rob Conner both who will competing in the prone surfboard division. Abi Barker-Smith and Simon Bassett will be helping support the team.
The ISA World StandUp Paddle (SUP) and Paddle board Championship (WSUPPC) is an ISA World Championship that features 48 men and 24 women in each of four discipline, SUP Surfing, SUP Racing Technical, SUP Racing Distance and Paddleboard Racing technical and Distance. Within the SUPRacing and Paddleboard disciplines, athletes will be competing in up to three (3) events including the Technical and Distance Races and the Paddle Relay.   There will be one Gold Medal National Team. The event hosts a maximum of 240+ athletes from 24 countries worldwide. The team will base its self in Granada Nicaragua and the surf side of the competition will be held at La Boquita and the flat water /distance competitions will held on Lake Nicaragua.
The Team will have some tough competition during the event as some of worlds best water sport paddling athletes including Jamie Mitchell,  Kai Lenny, Slater Trout, Shaun Poynter, Annabel Anderson,Olivia Piana and Antoine Delpero  will be fighting it out over the 9 days of competition, based from the shores of the powerful pacific  at La Boquita with decent left and right sections for the waves and Lake Nicaragua for theDistance paddling – South america’s largest inland lake with over 8000 sq km and its own freshwater sharks to add to the pressure!
Team GB has been self financed by individual team riders and their sponsors. There has been some generous support in product and sponsorship from  Brightstar, Aquapac, Penguin, Lifeproof, 2XS, Prosport  Suncreen, ION, Waterborn ,Palmera Local andgonepaddling.com
BSUPA have paid for the Team’s entry and Surfing GB sanction fee.  Jon Harvey and Jim Richardson have helped with sponsorship, Team phone calls and have provided advice for the Team.
If you want to follow the team check out the Facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Stand-Up-Paddle-Board-Team-GB
Any other information please contact Simon Bassett 0774 775 8883
Pic credits Bob Berry /BSUPA (aaron matt and ollie )  and Simon Bassett
                   Arron Rowe BB1_5139ec

Extreme Academy 2012 BSUPA National Championships

Extreme Academy 2012 BSUPA National Championships 13th/14th October – Watergate Bay

Last year was a truly awsome event with challanging waves & warm sunshine! This years BSUPA National Championships which will once again be hosted by the Extreme Academy at Watergate Bay on the weekend of 13th & 14th of October. Over the course of the two days there will be competition in both surf and distance racing.  Along side the Open Men and Open Women categories this year will also see the inclusion of under 16’s in Waves.

BSUPA would  like to take this opportunity to thank sponsors, officials and yourselves for their support in making this the UK premier Stand UP Paddleboard Competition.

BSUPA are please to announce details of competition format along with with details of entry into this years competition. The format for the two days of competition will be as follows:

Saturday 13th October 2012

Men’s Open Surf, Women’s Open Surf, Jnr Boys & Jnr Girls Surf

Due to time constraints BSUPA will be restricting the number of the Men’s Open to 40 entries. Entry for competition is only available via pre-entry the competition via BSUPA website. Entries for the Mens, Women & Jnr Surf.

Entry will close at 12 noon on Friday 12th October.

Competitors wishing to entry just the Battle of the Paddle & Distance can do so on the Sunday Morning before 9am.

 Sunday 14th October 2012

Battle of the Paddle Style Race – Open Men & Open Women. Board will be restricted to 12’6″ Race Class

5km Distance Open Race – Their will be not class restrictions open to all.

Rapanui  Open Expression Wave Session

All competitors are required to wear a leash for both Battle of the Paddle and Distance. No leash will result in exclusion from races.

Please be aware that the course for both Battle of the Paddle and 5km Distance with be decided on the the day and subject to weather conditions on the day.

In additional to National Titles to be decided, this year the overall positions from this competition will go towards Team Selection for Team GB SUP for the 2013 ISA Words to be held in Peru.

We encourage you to take part as many of these competitions as possible and in doing so enter them in the spirit of fair play and gamesmanship towards all fellow competitors and officials alike.

Full competition Rules will be posted shortly on competition website www.ipaddleboard.co.uk

Finally we are aiming to stage a party on the Saturday night, details for that to follow soon.

Please Register for the BSUPA Watergate Bay Championships 2012:

Extreme Academy BSUPA Championships



Please sign up to the BSUPA SUP Surf Camp Coaching Day: