Up and Coming SUP Events in Cornwall

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June 18, 2015

Up and Coming SUP Events in Cornwall

Surf Sanctuary Fistral SUP Series

Dates:

  • Friday 3rd July 6-8pm
  • Friday 17th July 6-8pm
  • Friday 31st July 6-8pm
  • Friday 14th August 6-8pm

A series of fun, friendly stand up paddle races at Fistral Beach. A couple of hours bashing about on the water covering a few different routes and mixing up good paddle stretches with some slower tech or whatever feels good. Running on Friday evenings starting 6pm. We will be running transport from Mevagissey and can provide SUPs, paddles and wetsuits for the evening for £10 if required.

£5 per race.

For more info contact Suzanne at WasSup 07759640108 suzanne@wassupcornwall.com or Dom at the Surf Sanctuary 07540 155123 dom@surfsanctuary.co.uk.

SUP4Life 2015

Dates: July 18-19

This is set to be the UK’s biggest ever national stand-up paddleboarding event and is being run by The Wave Project with groups of paddlers taking part across the uk.

The Wave Project was set up in 2010, when the local NHS Trust in Cornwall funded us to run a six-week pilot scheme to examine the benefits of surfing on the emotional health of young people working with professional services.  The Wave Project has since  developed an award-winning intervention that uses the local surfers to help young people reduce anxiety and improve their emotional health.

The SUP4Life Event aims to raising awareness of children’s mental health. It is expected to raise £50,000, to help children across the UK access free Wave Project surfing courses in which they will benefit from a six week surfing course with 1:1 coaching and support from local volunteers. The idea is that courses help young people with their emotional development as well as learning to surf and having fun.

All you have to do to take part is raise at least £100 in sponsorship and paddle up to five miles. You don’t need to be amazing at paddleboarding, there are beginner, intermediate and advanced courses so there’s something for everyone. Participants are being encouraged to wear flurocent clothing  when they take part in the event!  Every single penny you raise will go to providing free surf courses for disadvantaged children to help them feel less anxious and more confident.

Local paddles are taking place in Newquay, Carbis Bay, Marazian and Padstow.

For more infomation visit http://www.waveproject.co.uk/sup4life

Celtic Crossing

Date: 26th Sept

Not for the faint hearted!

This elite SUP competition was run for the first time last year.  The Celtic Crossing is a 52km open water event for SUP, Hawaiian Canoes & Prone Paddleboarders between the Isles of Scilly and Sennen Cove in Cornwall. Up to 50 spaces that will be allocated on first come first served basis and successful completion of qualifying events. The Celtic Cup is set to be a great weekend for spectators and racers alike. Entry information is currently being compiled for this event. For more information visit http://www.thecelticcrossing.com

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BSUPA National Championships

Date: 10th-11th October

The Sixth British Stand Up Paddle Association National Championships at Watergate Bay, Cornwall

A two-day stand up paddle surfing tournament run by the British Stand Up Paddle Association (BSUPA).  The event has four divisions: Open Men, Open Women, U16 Boys and U16 Girls and will see the British champions crowned and the ‘Watergate Waterman Trophy’ won. Competitors are judged on their style and how they ride the waves similar to a surfing competition, but with the scores taking into account the use of the paddle. Spectators can witness the five mile long-distance race and a performance surfing round.

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