Partners and Sponsors


Active 360


Stand up paddle boarding (SUP) is the world’s fastest growing watersport and Active360 are at the forefront of developing SUP in London.  It’s a very accessible sport and is popular with people of all ages and provides a great workout to develop fitness and core strength.

We offer :

  • Lessons and coaching at four London locations - Paddington, Kew Bridge, Putney and Brentford Lock (Islington Basin coming soon)
  • Unique SUP trips and challenges
  • SUP equipment hire by the hour, day, week or longer
  • SUP Yoga
  • Customised trips, parties and celebrations for you and your friends
  • A good range of the best SUP equipment for sale

Our experienced and friendly coaches will get you on the water and paddling in no time. We provide all the equipment required for SUP lessons and trips including wetsuits if required. We will help to keep you on the water at low cost, by introducing you to local clubs and through our boarding pass scheme.  Join us in seeing London from a new and exciting perspective. Find Out More


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WaterTrek seeks to protect water and aquatic environments through education, using engaging content, accessible aquatic experiences, and by creating a community with shared values and common practices.

Building bridges between sustainable development and personal development through water, WaterTrek wishes to awaken the body and mind to the vital need to take care of our planet and ourselves, in order to better meet conservation challenges.

WaterTrek aims include:

  • To bring together a network of branches in Europe along major rivers, in major capitals, and around the Mediterranean Sea, which act and raise awareness locally.
  • To train ambassadors to teach and campaign in the Asian and Middle-Eastern countries most affected by the rising tide of plastic waste.
  • To develop sustainable projects in the communities of these developing countries, revolving around SUP, which include social, economic, and environmental dimensions.
  • To be effective both in our message and in the field, influencing our contemporaries in their consumption actions and choices, and give a taste for water back to them.

WaterTrek is present in Europe and Asia, and continues to develop local chapters. Find Out More

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Totally Thames - Thames Festival River Trust

The Thames River Relay event will be included in the Totally Thames Festival programme for 2016. The Festival runs over the month of September and includes arts, cultural and recreational events to celebrate the River Thames. Find out more.

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Tideway is the company that will finance and deliver the Thames Tideway Tunnel, a 25km sewer tunnel urgently required to tackle sewage pollution in the tidal River Thames. Approximately the width of three London buses, the main tunnel will be up to 65 metres deep and run from Acton to Stratford, where it will connect with the Lee Tunnel (completed by Thames Water in January 2015) to transfer the excess sewage to Beckton for treatment. In total the project is expected to create 4,000 direct sustainable jobs. One in every 50 full time equivalent jobs will create a new apprenticeship on the project. Tideway is part sponsoring the Source to Sea relay. It is a fantastic opportunity for Tideway to demonstrate its values and help reconnect Londoners with their river, while learning new skills and having fun. Find out more.


Chiswick Pier Trust

The Chiswick Pier Trust is a registered charity which aims to put local people in touch with the River Thames, raise awareness about its ecology, history and wildlife, and provide opportunities for recreation. It runs Chiswick Pier and the Pier House. Find out more.  



Since 1979, Naish has been crafting the tools for you to heighten each and every one of those cherished moments. Fine-tuning every curve, edge and seam along the way, each product is thoughtfully constructed, not only to excel in the moment, but to stand the test of time. Driven by a passion for the sport and a thirst to innovate, Naish fuses the talent of top engineers and athletes with cutting edge technologies and premium materials. The result is a wide range of SUP, windsurfing, kiting and surfing products developed to suit the individual needs of anyone from the seasoned professional, to the weekend warrior, to someone just getting their toes wet for the first time.


Plastic Pollution Coalition

Plastic Pollution Coalition is a global alliance of individuals, organisations, businesses and policymakers working toward a world free of plastic pollution and its toxic impact on humans, animals, the ocean and the environment.  They have also kindly donated the 'baton' for the Source to Sea Relay!  To find out how you can replace your plastics with more sustainable materials click here.  


Port of London Authority

The Port of London Authority works to ensure navigational safety along the tidal Thames, sharing its marine, environmental, planning and other expertise to promote use of the river and safeguard its unique marine environment. Find out more.



Established in 1993 Starboard is one of the leading manufacturers of premium stand up paddle boards and paddles in the world. Find out more.  



Get the latest stand up paddle boarding news, product reviews, SUPvideos and features from SUPboarder Online Magazine.  



Thames21 is a charity that oversees the health of the River Thames by providing education programmes, organising clean ups, citizen science projects, research and engaging communities to better understand and take care of our waterways. Find out more.  


Thames Estuary Partnership

As the only non-campaigning organisation looking after one of the world’s premier rivers, we provide a framework for sustainable management of the Thames. With a strong network of over 4000 stakeholders, we are an effective membership organisation delivering best practice, knowledge sharing and key connections to achieve a thriving living and working river for London. TEP’s partners are significant Thames stakeholders and include the Corporation of London, University College London, the Environment Agency, The PLA, Natural England, Thames Water and Essex County Council. Our mission is to connect people, ideas and the Thames landscape to drive sustainable social, economic and environmental improvements in the Thames Estuary. We achieve our mission by raising awareness of estuary issues, informing key decision makers, facilitating partnerships, developing and managing partnership projects and initiating research programs. Find out more.