The UK’s leading exponents of the sport of Stand Up Paddle Boarding will once again return to Watergate Bay over the weekend of 13th/14th October to compete in the Extreme Academy 2012 BSUPA National Championship.

Watergate Bay located on North Cornwall’s North Shore with its dramatic towering coastline and natural amphitheatre shape it the perfect location for a championships of this nature.

Now in its forth year, this grass roots event has now grow into a national championships and for this year titles gained will go towards GB Team selection for next years ISA Worlds to be held in Peru.

Over the Course of the two days of competition men, women and juniors will compete in both stand up surf and open water racing. In addition to the main competition the men will do battle for additional title of Watergate Bay Water, awarded for the male competitor with the highest score from the weekends competitions.

What is SUP? In simple terms it’s a cross between canoeing and surfing. The riders stands-up on a large style of surfboard and use a single bladed paddle, to propel themselves down the wave or through the water. The paddle can also used to and turning or steering. As the sport evolves so has the equipment. Boards can now range from around 8ft for serious SUP Surfers up to 17ft for open water, distance racing.

Find out more about competition visit: www.ipaddleboard.co.uk

British Stand Up Paddleboard Association, are a non-profit making organization, established to promote a positive awareness to the sport in the UK and abroad, through its professional training program and, competitions

Wishing to learn how to get involved in the exciting sport of stand up paddle board contact BSUPA e-mail: info@buspa.org.uk or www.bsupa.org.uk

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