September 25, 2018
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What is the best fin for your SUP?

GB SUPer Aaron Rowe showing off his thruster configuration.
Here is the ultimate fin guide. The answer depends! However, there are tips and tricks you can employ to make sure you get the most out of the pointy bit of technology sticking out of the bottom of your board. It has been said that your fin set-up can increase the performance of your board by up to...

Red Paddle Co – Dragon World Championships 2018

The race in beautiful Fuschk am See, Austria 2018
So this looked like a really interesting event from John Hibbard's Red Paddle Co.  The location looked absolutely fabulous.  Here are the details: On the 31st of August – 2nd September 2018 the Dragon World Championships, the world’s only team SUP racing event, arrived on the mystical mountain lined shores of Lake Fuschl, Austria. 36 teams representing 17 countries congregated at the event...

Surfers Against Sewage launches river and beach clean campaign.

SAS Autumn Beach and River Clean
Surfers Against Sewage have long been the environmental charity of choice for water users.  They fought battles against untreated sewage discharge back in the 1990's when nobody outside of surfers/windsurfers really understood (or cared) what was happening.  Given the huge impact this had on awareness and the changes they bought about through campaigning and activism it is not surprising...

BSUPA Watergate Bay SUP Surf Contest 2018

Aaron Rowe BSUPA Watergate Bay 2017
October 13th and 14th 2018 will mark the 10th Anniversary of the BSUPA National Surf Sup Championships, which will once again be hosted by the Extreme Academy, Watergate Bay, on Cornwall’s North Shore.  The Championships Now in its 10th year, these championships showcase the best of British Surf Stand Up Paddle Boarding, along with offering a great opportunity for like minded...

EUROSUP Sardinia 2018 – its on!

EuroSUP 2018 Sardinia
Over on the beautiful island of Sardinia, Italy, SUP athletes from nine nations are competing in surf and racing divisions. EuroSUP 2018 opened on 4th September, but many of the teams had arrived in advance to prepare and check out the action.   The technical races for men and women went ahead on 5th September on a 4.7km course with a lot...

SUP in Finistère, France.

Bill Fitzhugh SUPing at Porzcarn 2007
Wild rugged coast lines, amazing seafood, empty roads, quiet beaches, what is not to love about SUPing in Finistère?  SUPGlobal took a trip to Brittany (Bretagne) to find out more. Finistère is a region of Brittany located in north west of France.  It sticks nicely out into the Atlantic and picks up a lot of swell.  The coast of the region...

11 years on

Mad Hatters Swim-SUP-Run event May 2018.
So SUPGlobal is back, but what has happened in the last 11 years? Is SUP growing from strength to strength and where will the future take us? In late 2006 I started SUP as a means to keep fit during the summer flat spells that the South Coast of the UK offer.  Quickly SUP replaced surfing as I realised that...

Red Paddle Co launches 9’6″ Compact iSUP

Red Paddle Co has launched one of the most, if not the most compact iSUPs the SUP market has ever seen.  In one of life's more bizarre co-incidences I bumped into John Hibbard, Red Paddle CEO, on a channel ferry last month.  John was a fearsome competitor during the early days of SUP competitions in the UK, organising the...

8th Corinth Canal SUP Crossing – Greece September 30th 2018

Corinth Canal SUP Racevideo
One of the most spectacular stand up paddle races in the world is now open for registrations.  The race takes place in the Corinth Canal which connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. It cuts through the narrow Isthmus of Corinth and separates the Peloponnese from the Greek mainland. The canal was dug through...

GB SUP and Paddleboard Team 2018 announced.

After a successful completion of the International Surfing Association (ISA) qualifiers at the BAYSUP event 21st July, Sandbanks, Poole the following athletes will represent Great Britain at the ISA World Stand Up and Paddleboard Championships 2018 to be held at Ri Yue Bay, Wanning, China from the 23rd Nov – 2nd Dec. Wanning, home to the renowned point break of...

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