ATBShop are the UK's longest running board sport specialists. From concrete to water and snow they have it covered from their base in Swindon. ATBShop had been out paddling on the river Thames and spotted other paddlers that use the waterway who would'nt often come in to contact with other paddlers. So to help people meet up and to let new riders try out Paddle Boarding they decided to start a Summer SUP club over the holidays on the River through the lovely Oxfordshire countryside.
Bewl Canoe Club is a club open to everyone, any age can have a go at paddling a kayak or canoe.
We meet Friday evenings, Monday & Thursday mornings and most Saturday mornings at Bewl Water Reservoir near Tunbridge Wells, April to October. Bewl Canoe Club offers Kayaking/canoeing at the Southern Water reservoir, Bewl Water, on the borders of Kent and Sussex near Tunbridge Wells. The Club has coaches who are able to coach and test up to and including BCU 3 star awards.
There are many epic SUP races around the world set in stunning locations. But paddling through central London infront of the magnificent Big Ben has to be one of the most iconic SUP races ever! Until now paddling on the Thames in central London has been forbidden. However after years of talks with the Port of London Authority permission has finally been granted for a restricted number of paddlers to race through the heart of London on the 24th September 2016. A big day for SUP in the city. But hopefully just the start of an even bigger race scene in London in the future. Entry has closed. Rob Crookall, Big Ben SUP Race Coordinator.
Founded in 2014, SUP Bristol bring adventure to the heart of Bristol. With us, people try the UK’s fastest growing watersport, and see Bristol’s historic harbour from a new perspective. We are excited to bring our urban paddleboarders out onto the River Thames and enjoy the excitement of being part of the Thames River Relay.
SUPdocklands SUP Club, which uses the historic Royal Victoria Dock in East London, was founded in 2013. Over the years it has now grown into a very active club with members generally getting together twice a week to paddle socially. Members are also allowed to come down and hire boards independently whenever the Wakeupdockalands centre is open. All club members must be have insurance with BSUPA which costs £10.50 a year for worldwide cover.
SUP Gloucester offer stand-up paddleboarding in Gloucester Docks, canal and River Severn. Choose to paddle alongside Tall Ships with the Cathedral as a backdrop in Gloucester’s Historic Docks or along calm beautiful stretches of the River Severn.
'SUPKiko is an independent SUP company run and set by Kiko Matthews. It has a strong emphasis on the environment, inclusion and charity working in Hackney Wick and Richmond, with sessions focused on development, well-being and imparting her passion for the sport. A recent campaign called #trash4treats has proved very successful with over 200 buckets of trash removed from the Hackney canal over the summer of 2016. Kiko and Charlie Head have also co-founded a SUP charity, The Big Stand, that empowers with education and inspires through adventure, imparting their passion for SUP, the environment, adventure and education.
Laureus Sport Foundation for Good and Waves for Change
Laureus Sport Foundation for Good in association with Waves for Change will be taking part in the Thames River Relay this year. Laureus Foundation is a global organisation that uses sport as a means of promoting social change. Waves for Change is a South African based charity which uses surfing as a therapeutic means of improving the wellbeing and emotional stability in young people who have been effected by violence and abuse. Together they will be organising a SUP marathon and mass paddle into London.
We offer SUP Yoga Classes in London and Windsor.
SUP Yoga classes are traditional yoga classes taught on the water on floating boards (SUP= Stand-Up Paddleboards). The boards are wide and sturdy – and larger than your yoga mat! Join us at our open air studio where we work with all the elements, sun, wind, water and occasionally even the rain. You’ll enhance your practice and the overall yoga experience by learning to adapt to the motion of the board, the continuous challenge to balance and the unpredictable instability sometimes created by external energy (wake) or the shifting of body weight. Your single point of focus becomes more clear on the board and you will maximise your core stability throughout the class. A true yoga flow, the classes will challenge and energise before ending with a relaxing moving meditation utilising the gentle rocking of the water.
Classes run regularly starting from April to October operating out of Paddington Basin in London and in the heart of Windsor in Berkshire. We also occasionally run special classes in Kew Bridge, Putney, St Katharine’s Dock, Osterley Park and Islington Boat Club. We can also arrange special sessions for small groups like hen do’s and birthday celebrations.
If you’re looking for something a bit special then join us on our bi-annual SUP and SUP Yoga retreats in Sardinia. It’s a beautiful island for paddling and an unforgettable SUP Yoga experience.
The YesTribe is a community of awesome people who want to share friendship, support, positivity and energy in order to make all levels of life count. Our aims are to make positivity normal, to support change by reducing hurdles and building a supportive network, to ensure we have regular organised meet-ups, gatherings, camp-outs and events and to do more than just hang out.
Ysgol Y Deri is an SEN school based in Penarth, Cardiff. As part of their interventions department The Surf Experience is responsible for giving young people with disabilities the chance to experience the great outdoors. It does this through stand up paddle boarding, surfing and Flow Rider (indoor surfing). The improvements we have seen in our pupils both physically and mentally because of this opportunity are incredibly. We go surfing and SUPing every week and always have a great time whatever the weather.